Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls for School Lunches #HillshireNaturals

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Making new, cool recipes for my kids’ lunches is my jam. I want my kids to be excited when they flip open their lunch box, y’know? I want to know that they eat well, and are fed well while learning and hanging with friends at school all day away from me. It’s a big mom [...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath

You saw last month’s Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath, right? We knew some of the kids might revolt over how many veggies were crammed into that thing, so we created this Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath for them, serving their veggies on the side. (I have a couple children who don’t like veggies mixed “in” or [...]

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

As you already know, I used to sell Pampered Chef, and I’m a HUGE fan of their products, their stones, and making wreaths, rings, braids, and twists. If you’re looking for something easy with a wow factor to serve guests when entertaining, whether for football, parties, or get-togethers, this recipe is it! (Not to mention, [...]

Nutella Roll Ups with Peanut Butter, Cream Cheese, and Cinnamon Sugar

nutella peanut butter cream cheese roll ups sprinkled with cinnamon sugar

I’ve been doing my best to “shake things up” in the lunchbox department. I usually rely quite heavily on my school lunch ideas page, even tweaking recipes I’ve already created. But sometimes, a crazy idea pops into my head, something that I know will make my kids smile, and I can’t help it. I love [...]

Stuffed Italian Bread Recipe {with Pizza Toppings}

pizza stuffed italian bread

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell and Social Moms. Have you ever eaten Stuffed Italian Bread before? It’s almost a fusion of cheesy garlic bread and pull apart bread. I love how you can add whatever ingredients you’d like to truly make it special for your family. I decided to turn it into a Pizza-Stuffed [...]

Best Corn Bread Recipe & Mini Corn Dog Muffins

best cornbread recipe ever

Yes, this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for all your life. (Okay, maybe not all your life, but pretty darn close.) I alluded to it in my school lunch wrap-up post last week that I had created the bestest of the best corn bread recipes ever, and I am sharing it with you today! [...]

Easy Pizza Bread Recipe

easy pizza bread recipe

Ohh, friends. This Easy Pizza Bread Recipe is one of those special recipes that your kids will ask for again and again. (That is, if you let them have any. Heh.) Adapted from The Pampered Chef’s “Pepperoni Pizza Twist” recipe, this pizza bread uses two refrigerated loaves of french bread and whatever pizza fillings tickle [...]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

chicken bacon ranch quesadillas

Despite our Steelers not playing in the Super Bowl this year, we’re still die-hard football fans, and we planned to celebrate and watching football nonetheless. For the big game Sunday, we wanted to entertain with some easy-to-eat appetizers for dinner (easy for little fingers as well as for us adult folks, too). We stuck with [...]

Pampered Chef Chicken Broccoli Wreath Recipe

Pampered Chef Chicken Broccoli Wreath Recipe

I used to sell Pampered Chef. I own probably more than half their catalog, as I was quite passionate about it (hence why I began selling it). In fact, the only reason I stopped selling it was because I gave birth and my leave-of-absence hadn’t been put it properly, so I subsequently lost my almost [...]

Halloween Appetizers: Mummified Hot Dogs

mummified hot dogs

I’m a huge pigs-in-a-blanket fan, but cocktail weinies you often find are chock-filled with additives and preservatives, as well as the dough they use. We always buy Oscar Meyer franks that are all-beef and have no extra additives, preservatives and colorings, so we decided to create our own ghoulish creation for our Halloween, recipe inspired by [...]

5 Tips to Throw an Awesome Halloween Party (Post Sponsored by Kmart)

halloween party

My husband leaves this Sunday to go away for two weeks, and will miss spending Halloween with us. We decided not to let this news get us down, so we threw our own Halloween party this weekend, before he leaves, complete with Halloween costumes, Halloween decorated house, and Halloween party snacks out of this world. Tip #1: [...]

English Muffin Mini Pizzas & Pizza Pasta Recipe

english muffin mini pizzas

Kids are home for the summer, and trying to get creative for lunch every day is sort-of exhausting, isn’t it? Thankfully, I was caffeinated enough one day to come up with mini-sized lunch of awesome. Check it out! English Muffins + Pizza Sauce + Mozzerella and Parmesan Cheese + Oregano and Garlic Powder = Lunch! [...]

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

spinach artichoke dip

I may suck at decorating cupcakes, but I don’t suck at making food for gatherings.You know our love of football and baking/cooking from scratch. Having worked in many restaurants throughout college and thereafter, I learned a few tricks of the trade when it comes to recipes, and I believe my Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe [...]