Kid Friendly Honey Bread

Easy, Kid Friendly Honey Bread Recipe

Today I’m excited to share one of our family’s favorite recipes: Kid Friendly Honey Bread. I’ve been meaning to share this on the blog for, like, years, but just never got around to it.

Yes, the recipe is called kid friendly because my kids love to eat this bread. But, more importantly, this is a super easy recipe that your kids can make with you.Honey Bear After School Snack | Five Marigolds

 

 

 

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Chocolate Caramel Banana Bread

 next level Banana Bread with Chocolate and caramel

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Lately I’ve been trying extra hard to make desserts and breakfasts from scratch. Less processed cookies, treats and cereals = more homemade goodness. Today I’m going to share the amazing  recipe we made over the weekend: Chocolate Caramel Banana Bread.

It’s as good as it sounds.

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Sugar Cookie Oatmeal Bake

the Breakfast Bake so good, it could be dessert

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A big soft, warm sugar cookie. For breakfast.

That’s what was on my mind as I woke up to a ridiculously cold house after the first cold snap of the season.

Something about that first taste of bone-chilling Midwest cold puts me in that winter holiday sort of mood.

Which is why I decided to kick up my morning oatmeal with a little something extra.

Sugar Cookie Oatmeal: it’s as good as it sounds.

The breakfast so good, it could be dessert. This Sugar Cookie Oatmeal has all the hearty, healthy goodness of oatmeal, but even more sweet and delicious.

All the hearty and healthy goodness of my regular oatmeal, but even more sweet and delicious.

To prepare this breakfast goodness, start  with a cup of rolled oats, and mix in a mashed banana and 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter.

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AVOCADO TOAST SANDWICH

Simple “slice’ sandwich for lunch on the go

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Today I’m going to share a delicious meal I’ve found myself making on the regular this summer: Avocado Toast Sandwich.

I’ve been trying to eat a little healthier lately because, well, swimsuit season. But, this sandwich is so good, you’ll make it even when you’re not trying to be good. Plus, it’s great for picnics and on-the go lunches…which is great, because it feels like we’re always on the go.

AVOCADO TOAST SANDWICH: Simple Sliced Sandwich | Five Marigolds

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Baked Mediterranean Feta Dip

 

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Today I’m going to share a new recipe inspired by a new healthy dish I recently whipped up. The chicken dish is baked with a Mediterranean salsa spooned over the top. This salsa is so good I find myself sneaking an extra spoonful or two with crackers or chips before I bake the rest.
Then I got to thinking…with the football season really heating up, how could I turn this goodness into a shareable appetizer? I’ll tell you how: Baked Mediterranean Feta DipBaked Feta with Mediterranean Salsa Recipe | Five Marigolds #ad

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DIY Homemade Hostess Gift Ideas That Will Get You Invited Back

10 Genius Gift Ideas You’ll Want to Copy

Don’t go to your next holiday party empty handed! Show your hostess how much you appreciate her year-round with a thoughtful, but inexpensive, DIY gift.

I know how hard it is to look for the perfect gift that won’t put a hole in your wallet. This gift guide will solve that problem for you. These gift ideas are so easy to put together, and I’m a hundred percent sure that the  host or hostess will enjoy (and actually use) them!

Here’s a compiled list of big and small hostess gift ideas you can bring with you to your next party. No matter what the occasion is, these are sure to impress.

Click the images for more information on how to pull together these DIY hostess gifts that will get you invited back for more gatherings.

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Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Hash

ONE RECIPE; A WEEK OF breakfast bowls

Here in the Midwest, temperatures are starting to dip, and we’re starting to pull out sweaters, swap our iced brew for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and reaching for more cold weather comfort foods.

Lately I’ve really been craving a hot, savory breakfast in the mornings, but it’s just not realistic to cook a proper breakfast while wrangling three kids for school. This week I decided to solve that problem by prepping one of my favorite breakfast recipes for the week: Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Hash.

This recipe is perfect for the season, with fall flavors like butternut squash and sweet potatoes.I need to do this - make ahead breakfast meal prep. Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Hash

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Preserving Fresh Garden Tomatoes Made Easy

Preserve Tomatoes, With or without skins, In a flash!

You may have previously thought that preserving tomatoes take a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be! This year’sgarden is in full swing and producing lots of Beefsteak, Roma and grape tomatoes.

There are tomatoes coming out of our ears! No sweat though – preserving tomatoes doesn’t require a day-long, expensive canning process like it used to.

Follow along to learn the best way to freeze tomatoes!

Preserving fresh garden tomatoes is even easier than you think! These step-by-step instructions show you how to freeze your tomatoes in a flash.

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Easy Crockpot Chicken And Wild Rice Soup

slow cooker chicken and wild rice soup is the perfect throw and go crockpot recipe for on-the-go family. A warm and hearty meal that’s kid-approved! put together this chicken and rice soup in your crockpot and have a delicious meal at the end of the day.

Fall and winter can be the hardest months motivation wise. You don’t always want to come home and dirty up the kitchen by making dinner. Today, I want to share a family favorite recipe with you: Slow Cooker. Today I’m sharing one our family’s go-to meals during the fall and winter months: Crockpot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. This soup is amazing because it’s truly a “throw and go” meal – just prep in the morning and come home to the wonderful aroma of this hearty, and mouthwatering meal.

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Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

The best ever Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

Moms who want to get in and out of the kitchen quickly, you’re going to love these vanilla almond sugar cookies! The texture of soft almond sugar cookies just can’t be beat and they are so simple to make.

As you may or may not know, I am not the girl who will make a recipe twice if it’s complicated. Not only that, but I tend to ruin sugar cookies. Yes, it’s true. They came out dry, thin, and don’t even get me started on the way my cut out cookies would look when they didn’t hold their shape!

Let’s just say the kids were not impressed. If you have a history of sugar cookie Pinterest fails like me – there is hope. These sugar cookies with almond extract are here to save your baking reputation.

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

Why I Love These Soft Almond Sugar Cookies

Recently I attended a holiday party at my friend’s house and she kindly passed the recipe to me when she noticed I couldn’t. stop. eating. them. Oh my gosh, the flavor!

They were perfect vanilla almond sugar cookies. Soft, thick, and just a little chewy. There are so many creative ways to decorate them too!

My favorite part of this recipe is that this dough doesn’t have to be refrigerated before cutting out cookie shapes – it’s perfect for impatient bakers like me! Or, you know, your kids. Ahem.

As soon as I got my hands on that recipe, I had to try making them myself. So easy. The kids loved making the different Christmas shapes and decorating them and the time spent together in the kitchen was a total mom win.

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