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Homemade Microwave Popcorn: All Natural Healthy Snack Idea

Homemade Popcorn

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Since changing the kinds of foods that we eat last year, homemade microwave popcorn has become a favorite snack at our house. I never realized how the amount of additives added to foods that I previously thought were healthy like microwave popcorn. After an afternoon of testing out different ways to make homemade popcorn I came up with a Kettle and Cinnamon Pop Corn recipe that my little ones absolutely loved. There are so many ways you can change up this recipe, but the recipes included below are our favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas! [Read more...]


Veggie Spaghetti Recipe: So Easy and Delicious!

veggie spaghetti

My husband’s office is less than a mile from our house so he usually comes home for lunch everyday. We’ve been really busy in the evenings so sometimes I cook at lunch instead of dinner. A couple of weeks ago, I made this amazing spaghetti chock full of fresh veggies I didn’t want to go bad. My son HATES squash, I mean absolutely HATES it. However, when I made this spaghetti he had no idea he was eating squash. In fact, my kids are so used to veggies I don’t think they noticed all the veggies in their spaghetti. If your kids are picky you may want to chop the veggies finely in a food processor or chopper first. Otherwise, they will never know and you can feel good about feeding them a healthy meal. Instead of homemade sauce, I used ALDI’s organic marinara sauce and organic diced tomatoes. Amazing y’all seriously.  [Read more...]

Clean Eating Recipe: Roasted Zucchini, Squash, and Tomatoes

roasted veggies
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Giant Ice-Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake Recipe

 

 

Giant Ice-Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake

Recently Kasey posted an easy Cookie Cake idea in her How to Make a Star Wars Cake tutorial – which reminded me about this giant Ice Cream Sandwich Cookie Cake we made the kids a couple years ago.  If you have a cookie cake fan – they’ll go BANANAS for this double-decker birthday cake!

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25 Homemade Ice-Cream Recipes

Homemade Ice-Cream Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE homemade ice cream. It brings back so many incredible memories of my childhood. Every summer our family would come over and swim, have a cookout, and make homemade ice cream. Take a peek at these 25 homemade ice cream recipes. [Read more...]

Best Ever Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe

best ever mississippi mud cake

Kasey here, my kids and I made this mouth watering Mississippi Mud Cake today for my husband for Father’s Day. It’s completely from scratch, but so easy to make. In fact, my 7 and 10 year old could almost make it by themselves, with a little help from mom of course. It’s a perfect last minute dessert for your favorite chocolate lover. We decided to eat a little piece tonight since my hubby came in from working in the yard and saw what we were cooking. I think it was the first time my kids had ever had Mississippi Mud Cake before, they said it was the best cake ever and that the frosting tasted like fudge! [Read more...]

Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups

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My kids are going through the frozen treats like crazy now that the weather is warm – so I thought I’d make some Homemade Pudding Pops with them!  WhenFlavor-Ices and smoothies start to lose their appeal, try these easy, cheap, and delicious pudding pops using paper cups and a spoon.

You only need 5 things for this recipe – and it’s pretty inexpensive to make!  You can also use lowfat milk for a healthier version. [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Chips

hoemade apple chips

Last week  my hubby and I ran into TJMaxx to look for some new pants. With his 42 lb weight loss, nothing fit. At the checkout line they had bags of yummy apple chips that looked delicious, until we saw the $8.99 price tag. Seriously $8.99 for a bag of apple chips? No way, not when I knew I could figure out how to make them for much cheaper. Here is an easy recipe for homemade apple chips. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have freshly baked apple chips and your kitchen will smell amazing!

This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.

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