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DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen

DIY Mancala Board #kidsinthekitchen #recycledcrafts

Having kids of varying ages there aren’t too many things that they all have interest in. Board games is tops on that list though. Games is something they can always agree on. Sabreena remembered playing a game in elementary school called Mancala. I’ve never played it but have heard of it. She looked in the […]




Fried Cinnamon Sugar Apple Rings #kidsinthekitchen

Fried Cinnamon Apple Rings with Glaze #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids #recipe #apples

This might be my proudest moment ever as a parent. Cooking with the kids has had many stumbling blocks and of course successes. One of my favorite moments was when Shae and I made our own chewy soft pretzels and the non-cooking post with the clay mini food. This week for #kidsinthekitchen Shaun stepped up […]




Back to School Lunch Box Notes #kidsinthekitchen

Printable Lunch Box Notes for Back to School

This is week 2 of Back to School for our household. The kids are back into their routines and so far so good. We’ve even gotten into better lunch making routines and are packing healthier foods. It’s totally up to me to shop for the right ingredients but they kids are making great choices already. […]




DIY Dog Wash @PetValu

DIY Dog Wash @PetValu

Some of you might follow me on Instagram and Facebook. If so you’ll see that one of our family members rejoined us. Sam the dog left us 2 years ago and circumstances arose that brought him back. We had a little adjustment period but he slid right back into his spot in our home. Not […]




Salted Caramel Monkey Bread #recipe #streamteam

Salted Caramel Monkey Bread #recipe #streamteam

Breakfast is the most important meal of my day. I love having something special and delicious first thing in the morning like chocolate chip waffles or Nutella and banana pancakes. Basically I just like having chocolate and candy for breakfast. One of my favorite special breakfasts to have is monkey bread. Its essentially just biscuits […]




Use #TexasPete to Spice up your Meals #FeedingAmerica

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Something happened with Rob’s palette 2years ago. He started craving super spicy foods and adding hot sauce to everything. Now when it’s time to set the table for any meal the kids are required to […]




Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats #kidsinthekitchen

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats #recipe #kidsinthekitchen #cereal #sweettreats

Afterschool snacks tend to be healthy and on the small side so they don’t interfere with dinner. But there comes that moment when the kids are wanting something different than celery with peanut butter or a yogurt. That’s when the genius of Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats happens. I honestly think these are better than traditional […]




Turkey Pesto Meatball Sandwiches #kidsinthekitchen

Turkey Pesto Meatballs #recipe #kidsinthekitchen #foodie #cookingwithkids

“Mom, how about we make up our own cookie recipe for kids in the kitchen?”. That was Shae’s idea for this week’s post. I told her we needed a little more time to research existing cookie recipes to see what would work. Instead we made a family dinner that everyone loved, Pesto Turkey Meatball Sandwiches […]




Grilled Spicy Pork Kabobs #recipe

Grilled Spicy Pork Kabobs #recipe

Cooking is an adventure in our house. I’m often scrambling around 2pm thinking of what can thaw quickly or what I have that’s easy to eat. I’m great at meal planning it’s following through on that plan is where I fail. My family eats well though because I always pull through with something delicious. These […]




Making Her Own Birthday Cake #kidsinthekitchen

Making Her Own Birthday Cake #KidsintheKitchen #happybirthday

We celebrate this week. It was Shae’s 7th birthday. Early in the week she decided on her dinner and birthday cake; homemade meatloaf and vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.  Simple enough right. Well I’m good with the meatloaf, it something my kids really really love but I’m not a good cake baker. I can make an […]