Easy Summer Salsa Recipe (Great for Cookouts!)

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Easy Summer Salsa Recipe

Jamie here, my husband’s favorite words that come out of my mouth are probably “I think I’ll make Salsa today!”  His face lights up, as do the boys’, with unadulterated joy.  It’s an understatement to say that my whole family loves Mexican food – so when I make my salsa recipe, I usually do a triple batch.  That way I can use it over the next few days in any other Mexican recipes I wind up cooking.  Plus – it tastes even BETTER the second day…

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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!

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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...]

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...]

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...]