The Secret to Kid-Friendly/Choke Free Hot Dogs

  Anyone excited about a long Labor Day weekend!? I don’t know about you, but Back to School time brings so much craziness into our lives, that I am always SO excited for Labor Day! This year we are having two Labor Day celebrations! Sunday afternoon/evening we are having a big cookout/potluck with our neighbors […]

Alphabet Cereal Bars

Rice Krispie Treats are one of my family’s favorite treats besides Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies of course. So just like many of my cookie recipes, I am always ‘playing around with’ the basic rice krispie treat recipe to make all types of fun holiday/seasonal treats. One recipe that I made for my elementary students a few […]

Homemade Mini Corn Dogs

This Summer has been a great relaxing time with family and friends. The past few years it seems as if we’ve been so busy during our Summers that we miss out on the relaxing part. Not this Summer; it also could have helped that I had morning sickness for about 10 of those weeks… though […]

Rice Krispie Easter Eggs {with a hidden surprise}!

I saw this recipe on a commercial a few years ago around Easter, in the midst of selling our home in California and moving to Texas. I made a note to try it the following Easter season, and we have been making them ever since! Rice Krispie Easter Eggs have become an Easter season family […]

Valentine Heart Treats

As you might be able to tell by now we love marshmallow-y cereal treats  as you will see here, here, here, here, or here) ! When I was a classroom teacher I was always making these types of treats for my students in seasonal colors and shapes; they loved them. Now I am so excited […]

A ‘Wonder’fully Delicious Sandwich: Peanut Butter Apple Crunch

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wonder bread. All opinions are 100% mine. White or Wheat? As a child, white bread was what I ate at Grandma’s house and wheat bread was what I ate at home. I don’t really remember thinking anything about it or prefering one of the […]

Pepperoni Casserole

The ultimate kid-friendly casserole recipe! I actually made this for kids, before we even had kids. The kids in our youth group would often come over for dinner and this was an easy and very well-loved recipe. Now, my two boys are loving it! Those new Hormel “baby” pepperonis are SO cute in this recipe, […]

Paint Your Own Cinnamon-Sugar Toast

This is one of those activities that you can “personalize” for just about any holiday, special occasion, or a very fun breakfast.  I have done this with just about all levels of elementary school age students down to my youngest son who is one year old. Obviously, the painting skills vary but one thing is […]

Tater Tot Casserole

This is an easy, quick recipe my whole family enjoys (toddlers and adults both)! My husband and I love adding a little hot sauce to spice up the dish.