15 Kid Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Treats

These St Patrick’s Day treats are almost as sweet as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

St. Patrick’s Day is often known for its festivities and libations, but these kid friendly St Patrick’s Day Treats are perfect for classroom parties, scavenger hunts, or preparing together at home. 
 
Made with Lucky Charms cereal, quick cooking oats, and white chocolate chips, these no-bake Lucky Charms Granola Bars from We are not Martha are a fun special treat for your loved ones at St. Patrick’s Day and year round!
 

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Play with your food: Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich

 This post and lunch idea, Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich,  is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread.

One thing I’ve really loved about virtual school this year is the little moments I have with the kids, like preparing lunches together. More time in the kitchen has helped them explore new food options and get more confident preparing their own creations.

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DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Craft for Kids

This post, DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Craft for Kids, is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of JoAnn.

Every single year since they were born, the kids and I have loved making holiday crafts together. When they were just little babies I’d make cute reindeer kitchen towels by dipping their tiny feet in brown paint and decorating with googly eyes and a red pom nose! Today, they take a more active role in our crafts, and I love displaying their creations every year!

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Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins

These festive Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins feature a flavorful red pepper twist with a pretty filling that resembles mini pumpkins.

A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins. All opinions are my own.

We’re a pretty traditional family at Thanksgiving. We often relish in preparing and sharing the same traditional dishes year after year. Food trends come and go—but don’t mess with my mashed potatoes! So, you could say I went a teensy bit off the rails this year by experimenting with a fun twist on our deviled eggs recipe that I think everyone can get behind!

Today I’m sharing my recipe for roasted pepper deviled egg pumpkins.

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Marbled Fall Leaf Sugar Cookie Cutouts

 These beautiful marbled fall leaf sugar cookie cutouts resemble the changing fall leaves – no icing required!

I’ve recently come across some super cute ideas using colored dough for pasta, breads and cookies and have been wanting to try for myself. The truth is, I’m always looking for the easiest way to frost (or not frost, if I’m being honest) cookies and this seemed like a pretty and no-hassle solution!

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Indoor Halloween Fun

If you purchase Halloween costumes based on how they will look under or over a winter coat and gloves, you might live in the Midwest!

We love living where the seasons change, but we don’t love trick-or-treating in snow. That’s why I’m always looking for opportunities to enjoy holiday fun indoors, and why I was so excited to learn that Chuck E Cheese has all sorts of affordable Halloween festivities happening through October for their Halloween Boo-tacular™.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These HEALTHIER kid-friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins are perfect for busy fall mornings. Just grab and go!

A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. All opinions are my own.

Can you feel it in the air? Fall is coming…and far too soon, if you ask me! The start of the school year brings preparation for cooler temps, including our morning meal prep routine. The kids love when I make sweet breads and muffins for busy school mornings, so I whipped up one of our favorites – pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. 

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Back to Virtual School

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This post, back to virtual school, is sponsored by Juicy Juice. All opinions are my own.

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for our annual back to school pictures. It’s even harder to believe their back to school plans will not involve classroom orientations, bus routes…or anything resembling a typical school year.

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Pink Lemonade Sheet Cake

You’re going to want to try this. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.

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The Best Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

When life hands you lemons, serve them up on a plate with the best lemon poppy seed bread.

A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this recipe, the best lemon poppy seed bread. All opinions are mine alone.

This year has been a wild ride so far, hasn’t it? I think every single person could come up with an example of how this season has come with so many hardships…but also so many blessings.

I am so grateful that my family is healthy and spending lots of quality time together. We’ve spent a lot of time baking lately, which inspired this sweet and sour recipe: The best lemon poppy seed bread.

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Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies

Decadent chocolate brownie cookies with a creme de menthe filling, fashioned after the popular grasshopper cocktail.

A BIG THANK YOU TO NELLIE’S FREE RANGE EGGS FOR SPONSORING THIS RECIPE, Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies. ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE ALONE.

Nothing goes together quite like mint and chocolate chips! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to whip up an ode to these flavors with Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies. Grasshopper Sandwich Cookie Recipe

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Cinnamon Eggnog Bread

This recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, was sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range. All opinions are my own.

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

One of my very favorite treats of the holidays is eggnog. So, as I thought about new recipes I wanted to try this season, this ingredient was at the top of my list. I’m happy to report that this new recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, is a real winner. It combines the sweet taste of eggnog with dreamy pockets of cinnamon throughout.

Ready to try it for yourself? Keep reading, and I’ll show you how!Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

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Housewarming Gift Guide for Foodies

It’s that time of year, where I begin over-thinking gifts. Guys, I struggle with gifts giving…which is why I love passing along inspiration when it strikes me—hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or  neat ideas for those “favorite things” gift exchanges.  Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things; simple but perfect gifts for the cooking enthusiast in your life.  

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Simple, Nutritious Lunchbox Recipes

KID-FRIENDLY, NUTRITIOUS LUNCHBOX RECIPES PACKED WITH FRUITS AND VEGGIES

A big thank you to Juicy Juice for sponsoring these lunchbox recipes. All opinions are my own.

One of the biggest challenges of the back to school season is packing lunches. We pack our own lunches most days to keep lunchtime affordable and nutritious – while making sure their bellies full for the afternoon of learning ahead! Today I’m sharing two of our favorite lunchbox recipes that can be prepped ahead of time: Savory Veggie and Cheese Muffins and Fruit Leather.

 

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Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes

Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes

Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes

Yield: 24-32

Perfect for an easy and filling breakfast, or to pack in lunch, these sheet pan pancakes will make your school day morning prep a little sweeter.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 C. flour
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1.5 t. Baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 C. buttermilk (you can sub 2 ¾ C. whole milk with 2 ⅔ T. lemon juice)
  • 2 T. butter, melted
  • Mix-Ins, to taste (per quarter sheet):
  • 1/2 C. blueberries
  • 1/2 C. strawberries
  • 1/2 C. mini chocolate chips
  • 2 t. light brown sugar
  • 1 t. ground cinnamon
  • Confectioner's Sugar to garnish

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425º. Line large bar pan (approximately 10.5"x15.5") lined with parchment extending over the edges.
    2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk in eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla until just combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Fold in berries, chocolate chips, or other mix-ins of choice and pour into lined pan.
    3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

Time Saving Hacks

  • For a shortcut, prepare the pancake batter using 4 C. pancake mix combined with 2 C. milk and 4 eggs. 
  • Freeze leftovers in a ziplock, using parchment between layers.  Microwave for a hot breakfast, or add to a lunchbox to thaw by lunch.

Perfect for an easy and filling breakfast, or to pack in lunch – Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes will make your school morning prep a little sweeter.

A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe for Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes. All opinions are mine alone.

As much as I love to cook, there are a few things I’m just lousy at in the kitchen. Generally speaking, any food that requires careful flipping in order to create a perfect golden brown is out: grilled cheese, quesadillas, and of course, pancakes. If you don’t like them slightly charred, you don’t want me making them. That’s why I’m super excited about this recipe that we’ve been making for quick and easy back-to-school breakfasts – Easy Sheet Pan Pancakes.

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25 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

25 Simple Crock Pot Soups, Stews, Chilis and Comfort Foods for Fall and Winter.

On a brisk fall or winter day, there is nothing quite like the feeling of coming home to the  aroma of  dinner in the crockpot, ready to serve.  From hearty soups, stews and chili, to pastas and your favorite beef and chicken comfort foods, I’ve got 25 easy slow cooker recipes for fall – and you’ll want to try them all!

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