Sunday, August 30, 2015

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars

Hi friends! You never know when you'll get a sudden attack of the munchies, so I'm a huge fan of treats that are quick and easy to make, especially no-bake desserts and snack bars. I honestly love them, and the kids do too -- probably because they know they can be enjoying a tasty treat in a matter of minutes. And, since you don't have to turn the oven on, you can make them any time at all. So when I made these No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Bars, they were a big hit with the entire family!

recipe for no bake chocolate peanut butter bars made with chocolate rice krispies and jif whips

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rustic Scrap Wood Pumpkins

Hi friends! I may be pushing things a little bit, but I have another fall wood craft to share today. After making those wooden apples last week, I decided to get started on some pumpkins. And yes, I do realize it's still early, but I'm pretty much done with the summer heat already. So I made these rustic scrap wood pumpkins, and now I can't wait to put them out!

diy pumpkins made from 2x6 wood blocks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Create Your Own Sandwich Art

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Hey there! My youngest kiddo has always been a pretty good eater, and he was never that picky about his food -- until recently. The other day, he even declared he would only eat certain kinds of bread and definitely nothing that had seeds, visible grains or anything like that. 

I discovered a long time ago that when it comes to picky kids,  you just have to get creative. So today, we created our own sandwich art and turned a plain ham and cheese sandwich into a fun rocket ship that is blasting off into space. And my picky little person ate the whole thing right up!

space ship sandwich art

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Peanut Butter Orange Yogurt Dip

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Hi friends! So, last week I told you about how the kids and I were on a mission to get out of our usual after-school-snack routine and try something new. And, I'm happy to report that we succeeded. Not only did we find some easy ways to enjoy snacks on the go, but we also discovered a fantastic new recipe for fruit dip. I made this Peanut Butter Orange Yogurt Dip over the weekend, and we loved it so much that I had to whip up a new batch for this week!


Easy Chicken Burrito Bowls

Hi friends! Weeknights are rushed in our house, and I'm always looking for quick and easy meals to serve my family. I've gotten creative with leftovers, but with a table full of picky eaters, the food has to taste good. Luckily, these easy chicken burrito bowls can be made in a matter of minutes, and best of all, my family loves them!

chicken and black bean burritos in a bowl

Monday, August 24, 2015

Grilled Honey Chipotle Lime Chicken Wings

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Hi friends! My family just loves chicken wings. Some of us like them spicy, some of us like them sweet, and some of us enjoy a little of both. We used to only have wings as a side with pizza, but I found that it was much cheaper to make my own, especially since no one could agree on one flavor. When I made these Grilled Honey Chipotle Lime Chicken Wings, the family gobbled them up so fast that I knew at once this recipe was a keeper!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Avocado Peach Salsa

Hi friends! I think I've told you how much I love peaches, and I've already showed you several peach recipes this year. But there's always room for one more, although this isn't a dessert, so it's different from the others. I first shared this Avocado Peach Salsa over at PinkWhen last month, but since it's still peach season, I wanted to share it here, as well. 

You can eat this salsa on it's own or use it as a topping for chicken, burgers or even fish. It's a very versatile dish, and it's also incredibly delicious!

grilled chicken topped with fresh avocado and peaches