When it comes to school lunches - sandwiches can get really boring, really fast. So we came up with four non-sandwich school lunches ideas that your child will be delighted to eat at lunch time. And these definitely will not get old quickly.I grew up eating hot lunch at school, but it seems that school cooked lunch is just not what it used to be. I always send my son a home packed lunch. That way I know that he is getting good, quality ingredients, and I feel I can do it more . . .
When it comes to lunches - there are some must have supplies to get the job done! Today I've compiled a list of items that will make your lunch packing quick and easy. The image below is clickable - so if you're interested in one of these items it will take you to the amazon listing with all the details.Now that most everyone has started school, or is about to - it's time to talk school lunch! I grew up eating hot school lunch and I loved it! But school lunch just isn't what it used to . . .
What could be better than mac n cheese? Smoked mac and cheese! Today I'm going to teach you how to make THE best shells and cheese on your pellet grill.Can You Smoke Things Other Than Meat? Yes! Yes you can! You can smoke veggies, and even mac and cheese! Pellet grills, like my Camp Chef Woodwind, cook at a low temperature and act almost like a flavorful oven, so cooking mac and cheese on your pellet grill works perfectly.If One Cheese is Good - Five Cheeses Are Better I . . .
We are SO EXCITED to launch our Fresh & Lean Family Dinners summer meal plan today! Summertime eating is a favorite of mine. Who doesn't love all of the fresh produce and outdoor grilling during this season? Our summer meal plan showcases all of those delicious summer foods.Why Meal Plan?Meal planning helps keep your grocery bill within budget. (It also keeps me from eating out!) Meal planning helps you eat healthier. Meal planning eases the "whats for dinner?" . . .
4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the tradition, the friends and family, and the food. We do all of this because we LOVE this country. There is no better place in the world and I am grateful for those who have fought and given their lives so we can have a rich and full life. These 4th of July recipes are made to be delicious, but also to create memories and tradition. We have everything from main dishes, to sides and desserts, and even drinks. So dig in!Main . . .
A summertime favorite growing up was s'mores. We would make them while camping along with tin foil dinners and banana boats. Some roasted their marshmallows perfectly, some lit them on fire, and some just ate them raw. It was always a fun and delicious tradition.Years later when I became a newlywed, my husband and I bought an outdoor fire pit and had a few friends over for s'mores. I creates a s'mores bar with some fun new ingredients. Today, I want to share some of those with you! . . .
One of the new hot products out there now is the Electric Air Fryer. We have received so many questions and comments about this new appliance that knew it was something we needed to review! After owning an air fryer for a while we're ready to tell you everything you need to know about an air fryer. WHAT IS AN AIR FRYER? An air fryer is basically a mini convection oven. Because it is such a small space the air is able to get HOT VERY FAST, it circulates around the food and cooks it quickly, . . .
Lemonade is the perfect summer refreshment, right? We have some pretty killer lemonade recipes here on the blog. Be sure to check out our classic lemonade and our strawberry lemonade. Divine. But today I want to talk to you about my newest creation. Sparkling Lavender lemonade.The Benefits of Lavender I think every mom out there needs a little R&R, and this lemonade is just that. Lavender is kind of the swiss army knife of home remedies. It aids in:insomnia anxiety . . .
Many people have told me that I make the best scrambled eggs recipe. Recently my husband was making himself a scrambled egg sandwich and asked me how I make my eggs taste so good. I had never really thought about my eggs being any different than your standard run of the mill scrambled eggs.How Are These Eggs Better? So - I asked my husband what was different about MY eggs vs other people's eggs. He said that they were simple and most importantly they were the perfect consistency. . . .
Pickled red onions and vegetables definitely do not get enough credit. They need to go on your to-try list NOW! I promise you wont regret it! They are so easy and incredibly tasty - adding a punch of flavor to any dish!A few years ago I visited the Yucatecan peninsula in mexico for a trip. After hiking the the mayan ruins we settled down for a delicious lunch at a hacienda. It was where I first became obsessed with pickled red onions and led to loving all the picked vegetables we often . . .
Homemade fries are one of our favorite quick weeknight sides we turn too. Throw some delicious meat in the instant pot and bake up some fries. We love all varieties like these cheesy potato fries and sweet potato fries. However, these garlic parmesan fries often take the cake!How to make garlic parmesan fries Here are some tips to making garlic parmesan friesPOTATOES: Leave the skin on the potatoes for extra crispiness. Also choose potatoes that are shorter they make the perfect . . .
One thing I always call my mom and ask her is how to make hard boiled eggs. It's a simple task, but one I can never remember how to do. Recently I started making my eggs in the pressure cooker, and I'm converted. I'll include stove top instructions for the traditionalists, but I'm telling you - eggs in the pressure cooker are perfection.Simple Ingredients The ingredient list is pretty simple when it comes to hard boiling eggs. Water and eggs. To avoid cracked eggs, always start with . . .