Marshmallow Ice Cream Recipe

Classic Soft Serve Style Vanilla Ice Cream – and the secret ingredient is Marshmallow!

Thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe for marshmallow ice cream. All opinions are my own.

Today I’m sharing one of our favorite things to make in our house all year long: homemade marshmallow ice cream. As the name implies, a key ingredient is marshmallow, but the flavor of this ice cream is a smooth, creamy, classic homemade vanilla soft serve.Loaf pan filled with marshmallow vanilla ice cream and ice cream scoop

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Flower Pot Cookie Cups

Flower pot cookie cups are the perfect treat for celebrating spring

This post, flower pot cookie cups, is sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. All opinions are mine alone.

I’ve shared before that the kids really enjoy participating in our backyard flower and vegetable garden. I thought it would be fun to celebrate spring and reward their hard work with a special after school treat: flower pot cookie cups.

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15 Kid Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Treats

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

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual national holiday in Ireland, celebrating the patron saint Patrick. It generally involves parades, festivals, and wearing of green. Shamrocks are seen all over as well. 

In fact, it’s said that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. With that in mind, we are getting ready to celebrate in our home!

 

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Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins

These 4-Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins feature a flavorful red pepper twist with a pretty filling that resembled 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 preparing and sharing the same traditional dishes year after year. Food trends come and go—but don’t mess with my mashed potatoes! You could say I went a little bit off the rails this year by experimenting with a fun twist on our deviled eggs recipe that I think everyone can get behind!

All it takes is one sweet, piquant, and smoky secret ingredient to upscale a dish of classic deviled eggs. The prototypical Dijon mustard and creamy mayonnaise still play an important role in this recipe the roasted red peppers and a magnanimous dusting of paprika take this from basic – to amazing.

Serve this for Thanksgiving (like we did) or bring them to a potluck, wherever they go, these roasted red pepper deviled eggs are sure to shine brilliantly.

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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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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

Classic flavors of the holidays such as cinnamon, eggnog, and vanilla come together in a fluffy dessert bread that the whole family is sure to love. <

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

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  recipe, Cinnamon Eggnog Bread, is a real winner. It combines the sweet taste of eggnog with dreamy pockets of cinnamon throughout.

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

The holiday season is coming soon, and the flavors of eggnog will be everywhere. The creamy flavor is one of my favorites, especially this time of year. Combine that with cinnamon, vanilla and you have a winning combination!

This cinnamon eggnog bread is so easy to make, and is sure to be a family holiday classic recipe for you, too. 

Cinnamon Eggnog Bread Recipe for Christmas | Five Marigolds

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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

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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Red White and Blue Almond Trifle

The delicious sweet taste of almond pound cake balanced with the slightly tart red and blue berries make this red white and blue almond trifle recipe a showstopper at your Independence Day gathering! 

Today I’m sharing my favorite EVER strawberry shortcake recipe…with a twist. This Fourth of July, wow your potluck guests with this Red, White and Blue Almond Pound Cake Trifle.

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Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad - low carb, Keto and Paleo friendly

Avocado Egg Salad

This rich and creamy Avocado Egg Salad makes the perfect side dish or protein-packed lunch. Even better - it’s low carb, Keto and Paleo-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 5-6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 8 strips cooked thick cut bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Fresh salt and fresh pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Hard boil the eggs by covering with an inch of water and bringing to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat and keep covered for 10-12 minutes before placing in an ice bath.
  2. Meanwhile, dice the avocados and place into a bowl with the Greek yogurt and lemon juice. Mix until blended and creamy
  3. Peel and dice the eggs. Place into a medium sized mixing bowl along with the chopped bacon and cilantro.  
  4. Mix the avocado mixture into the dry mixture until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This rich & creamy Avocado Egg Salad makes the perfect side dish or protein-packed lunch. Even better – it’s low carb, Keto- & Paleo-friendly.

Low Carb, Keto-Friendly Egg Salad with Avocados

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

Is anyone else out there sticking with their healthy eating resolutions for the year? I’m a little behind the ball and just starting to make improvements to my diet. I tend to get really bored when I try to eat healthier, so I’m constantly trying to switch things up.  Today, I’m super excited to share my latest healthy recipe – an amazing Avocado Egg Salad.

The Avocado Egg Salad is a rich, creamy recipe that’s perfect as a side dish, or for a protein-packed lunch.

Avocado Egg Salad - low carb, Keto and Paleo friendly

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Lazy Mom’s Guide to Halloween Dinner

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc.  but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Can you feel that? The chill in the air is already creeping in, and so are the Halloween decorations in every store I visit. As you’re well aware, I’m not a big fan of fall, but the holidays of the fall and winter seasons sure make the nip in the air a whole lot more tolerable.

While I do love delighting my kids with a fun themed meal every Halloween season, I don’t always have the same zest for pulling off the details.

Today I’m sharing my lazy mom’s guide to Halloween Dinner. I’m including three, super-simple ideas for pulling off that cute themed dinner, without the prep.

That’s right: if you’re decidedly *not* a Pinterest mom, this post is for you.Lazy Mom's Guide to Spooky Halloween Theme DInner | Five Marigolds

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Southwest Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep

The Southwest Breakfast Scramble is perfect for prepping healthy, high-protein breakfasts, all week long

A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe, Southwest Breakfast Scramble. All opinions are mine alone.

School’s been back in session for just a few weeks, and we’re already on the struggle bus. Despite all of our planning and the best of intentions.

We passed right through the optimistic honeymoon phase – where lunches are prepped the night before, mornings run smooth, and projects are completed well in advance, instead of at the last minute.

We lingered in that happy place for about a week before reverting right back to where we ended school in the spring.

The crazy is real.

But.

I have been doing one thing right: meal prep.Southwest Breakfast Scramble Meal Prep Recipe

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Creamy Lemon Vanilla Ice Cream

The Right Amount of Tart & Sweet for the Perfect Summer Treat

A big thanks to GiftsForYouNow.com for sponsoring this Lemon Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe. All opinions are my own.

As the saying goes: When life gives you lemons…make a creamy, homemade Lemon Ice Cream. Just the right amount of sweet and tart for the perfect summer treat that’s easy to make and quick to whip up. Serve it up on a sugar cone or in a glass of lemon-lime soda for a refreshing summer ice cream float.

Creamy Lemon Vanilla Ice Cream | Five Marigolds

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Deviled Egg Pasta Salad

The Flavors of Deviled Eggs and Pasta Salad Take Your Favorite Summer Side Dish Up a Notch.

A big thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe, Deviled Egg Pasta Salad. All opinions are mine alone.

It’s finally feeling like summer here in the Midwest: school is out, and temps are finally heating up. That means we get to escape to the great outdoors, to enjoy meals on the patio and schedule picnics and potlucks with friends. Recently, I experimented with a new side dish that our family is loving lately – Deviled Egg Pasta Salad. It combines the creamy, rich flavor of deviled eggs with the crunchy goodness of your favorite pasta salad.Deviled Egg Pasta Salad | Five Marigolds

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