Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls for School Lunches #HillshireNaturals

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 […]

Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

I have to be complete honest with you – I am totally addicted to this sandwich. I’ve been doing my best to cut back on eating bread, but that attempt came to a screeching halt when we made these fantastic Tex-Mex Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. I crave the creamy jalapeño cream cheese daily. Don’t even […]

Easy Grilled Thin Crust Pizza (Great for School Lunches!)

Have you ever tried some of those “brick oven” pizzas at restaurants, and wanted to emulate those fantastic results at home? Even when baking homemade pizzas at home with my Pampered Chef pizza stone in the oven, while still really tasty, I haven’t been able to duplicate that crispy crust on the bottom and soft […]

Shredded Taco Chicken Salad Wraps

Tuesdays for us are always “Taco Tuesdays.” This week we chose to make some scrumdiddlyumptious shredded chicken tacos. I took eight raw boneless skinless chicken breasts, sprinkled ’em with a little taco seasoning on both sides, added a little lime juice and garlic, and let those suckers slow cook in the crock pot all afternoon. Mmm. […]

Chic and Stylish Prêt à Paquet Lunch Containers are AWESOME!

In honor of my Operation Awesome School Lunch page, Prêt à Paquet sent me samples of their containers to try out and use for our to-go school lunches. My children have been using them religiously for the past two months, and I have to tell you, we love these things! These Lunch To Go containers include an […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Ten} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Easy Chili Cheese Hot Dogs for Dinner (and Lunch the Next Day!)

I like making things easier for myself and my family. I make things homemade but I don’t want it to have to be complicated, not with eleventy-billion kids and tons of stuff that needs to be done daily. But when the kids asked for Chili Cheese Hot Dogs like Sonic, I knew I could do […]

Low-Calorie Spinach Quiche

In my quest to lose the baby weight, I’ve done my best to get as creative as I can with meals, to make them delicious AND healthy. My newest love is using egg whites instead of our whole organic eggs. I haven’t found organic egg whites that are ready-to-pour yet in any of our stores, […]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

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 […]

DIY Homemade Uncrustables Sandwiches

Kids (and moms, ahem) love PB&J sandwiches. And those Smuckers Uncrustables sure are a wonderful idea in theory, except they’re processed, too expensive, and honestly, can be done by yourself. You can make these fresh, or ahead of time and freeze them, all with a handy-dandy little contraption called the Cut-N-Seal® by Pampered Chef. Image courtesy […]