Pi Day Pie Recipes

March 14th, 3/14, is also known as Pi Day or  π Day.  It is a day where we celebrate Pi, the mathematical constant which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  It’s typically represented as 3.14159, and, as it turns out, it is also a great excuse to make and eat PIE!  Because, […]

St. Patrick’s Day Treats — Rainbow Fruit Pizza!

Here are some St. Patrick’s Day treats that kids are sure to love!  This dye-free Rainbow Fruit Pizza is part cookie, part short bread, part fruit salad, and all yummy. It is the perfect non-candy treat for St. Patrick’s day or, well, any day!  This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is a great way to encourage kids to […]

Dr. Seuss Snacks!

These Dr. Seuss snacks are super easy to prepare and are candy-free! We are celebrating all things Dr. Seuss this week in anticipation of Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd). Here are some simple ways to make snack time a little more fun and festive — Dr. Seuss style! Some of […]

Simple Valentine Treats for Kids

These simple Valentine treats for kids are easy enough to be made in the last minute. These would be perfect for an impromptu celebration or Valentine’s Day party! If the kids are old enough, these would be great to prepare together for a mini life skills lesson and festive fun rolled into one! Treat #1: Valentine […]

Cute Food for Kids – Snowman Snack

Looking for ideas for cute food for kids? This Winter snowman snack is super quick and easy to make! These would be fun to add to a child’s lunchbox, or to make for a simple after school snack. My ten year old thought they were adorable, and my six year old almost did not want […]

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Whether you are topping a slice of warm of apple crisp, celebrating a birthday, or simply indulging in a sweet dessert, homemade vanilla ice cream is perfect for the occasion. A healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream, homemade vanilla ice cream is creamy, delicious, and chemical-free! This post contains affiliate links. Opinions are my own. My love […]

Simple Kitchen Trick

Here’s a simple kitchen trick to encourage your kids to be more independent while getting their own snacks from the refrigerator. Start with a tray of pre-cut fruit, vegetables, or cheese in small reusable containers. By having the snacks prepped ahead of time, they will be ready for easy access. Kids still can’t reach the […]

How to Make Fresh Lemonade

Here is a quick and easy tutorial for how to make fresh lemonade, one of my favorite simple pleasures of Summer! The kids can help measure and stir to make this simple treat while creating lasting Summer memories right in your own kitchen. Ingredients: 1 cup fresh lemon juice (squeezed from about 6 lemons) 1/2 cup […]

Corn Chowder

Fresh corn is one of the essential ingredients of summer, without it, summer just wouldn’t be the same.  There are tried and true recipes and ways to cook corn that have been passed down through generations; corn on the cob and corn bread immediately come to mind.  We have jazzed up old ideas with new, […]

Red, White and Blue Tie-Dye Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

4th of July recipes are a fun way to incorporate red, white and blue into Independence Day. Our ice cream sandwich cookies are a treat to behold. Red, White & Blue Tie-Dye Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies by Jodie Fitz Sugar cookie dough* Red food coloring Blue food coloring Vanilla bean ice cream Red & Blue Sprinkles […]

End of the School Year Treat: Peanut-Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

Celebrate the end of the school year with a cool, sweet treat! My mom used to make these Peanut-Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats for my siblings and I and boy, did they make the kitchen smell incredible! I just know you’ll love them too! A word of warning though: Do not prepare these Rice Krispie Treats around […]

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Barbeque season is finally here!  While most of us have a favorite side-dish or two that no cookout is complete without, there is always room to experiment and add a new dish to your barbeque menu.  My favorites are Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Fruit Pudding, and Banana Split Kabobs with Hot Fudge. Loaded Baked Potato […]

Dinner and a Movie: Ratatouille

After school every Friday, my family enjoys a traditional Family Movie Night. Our feature begins promptly at 4:30, and it’s the one night of the week we let the boys eat in front of the television. It’s super special to them, and I get several hours of snuggles out of the deal, so I don’t […]

10 Healthy After School Snack Ideas

If you’re looking for some great after school snack ideas, we’ve compiled 10 Healthy After Snack Ideas to get you started. There are SO many delicious, yet health-conscious ways to prepare snacks for kids, no matter what their age.  Kids don’t always want to eat a snack if they know its good for them, but […]

Birthday Breakfast – The Healthy German Pancake

My family is just like any other family on a budget.  We get into a breakfast rut.  Oatmeal, eggs, toast, repeat.  But every year, on my children’s birthdays, they wake up to a special breakfast.  A breakfast JUST for them.  And it includes whipping cream. When I was little, my mom started this tradition of […]

Shamrock Kabobs

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day traditions?  We like to create some fun green food to get the holiday spirit going on in our kitchen.  Since we tend to get a bit crazy with the sweets sometimes, this year I decided to take a healthy approach to the day that is known for bringing […]

Kid Inspired Treats- Chocolate Fruity Pebbles Bars

There is something to be said for creative kids.  Give them a paintbrush and they will create a masterpiece… give them full access to the pantry, and well… let their imaginations run wild.  Whether they are mixing up a favorite cookie recipe, or coming up with a creation all their own, giving kids the ability […]

Russian Food Recipes: Sochi Olympics 2014

We have been enjoying the Olympics as a family. We have liked watching the various sports, cheering on Team USA and keeping track of where we stand with medals.  At the same time, we’ve also been using this opportunity to explore the Russian culture and experiment on our own by making a few traditional Russian […]