Omelette Waffles + Ideas for easy, protein-packed breakfasts

Busy school mornings require quick and hearty breakfasts. These protein-packed omelette waffles are so easy to make, and they will give your kids the fuel they need for a great day of learning.Busy school mornings require quick and hearty breakfasts. These protein-packed omelette waffles are so easy to make, and they will give your kids the fuel they need for a great day of learning. It’s just two weeks until I send Little Man off to kindergarten for the first time. I can’t believe I’m a mom of a school-aged kid! When did I get old? Continue reading

8 Fantastic DIY Birthday Cakes for Boys

Have a birthday boy in your house and need some inspiration? These eight totally-doable DIY birthday cakes for boys have got you covered.Have a birthday boy in your house and need some inspiration? These eight totally-doable DIY birthday cakes for boys have got you covered.

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One of my favorite parts about my kids’ birthdays is getting to make their cakes. I think it’s so fun to get crafty in the kitchen and create something that really reflects their personalities and interests. Continue reading

Freezer Meals 101: tips, recipes + free printable freezer inventory

Whether you’re preparing for a new baby or just trying to manage the after-school rush, these 23 recipes for freezer meals that actually taste good (along with my free printable freezer inventory) will help make your busy days just a little more manageable.Whether you're preparing for a new baby or just trying to manage the after-school rush, these 23 recipes for freezer meals that actually taste good (along with my free printable freezer inventory) will help make your busy days just a little more manageable.

35 weeks and counting. This baby of ours is going to be here in just over a month, and–let me tell you–I can feel it. By the time I get my toddler’s shoes on and get the kids in the car, I’m already winded! Whew. It’s kind of ridiculous, but I suppose that’s what happens when a little person is pushing on your diaphragm and limiting your lung capacity. Continue reading

Easy taco soup (Instant Pot + slow cooker directions)

This easy taco soup recipe comes together in minutes, is inexpensive, and makes a great freezer meal. Cooked on the stove, in the slow cooker, or in your Instant Pot…it’s the perfect weeknight meal.This easy taco soup recipe comes together in minutes, is inexpensive, and makes a great freezer meal. Cooked on the stove, in the slow cooker, or in your Instant Pot...it's the perfect weeknight meal.I know. It’s July and I’m posting a soup recipe. What am I thinking? Here’s the deal…this is one of the only soups I still make in the summertime because it’s so quick and easy, and something about the Mexican flavors makes it feel like it belongs in the heat. Plus, if you make it in the Instant Pot, you avoid heating up your house…which I’m avoiding at all costs these days. Continue reading

Best deals at Costco: 16 things I always buy (and a few to skip)

Are you a Costco shopper? The key to buying in bulk is knowing what’s really a good deal, and what’s not. Here are the best deals at Costco…and what to leave on the shelf.Are you a Costco shopper? The key to buying in bulk is knowing what's really a good deal, and what's not. Here are the best deals at Costco...and what to buy elsewhere.

I LOVE Costco. I can’t help it. I was raised in a family of five kids where “Costco Runs” (as we called them) were an institution. Early on, my mom taught me the joy of Costco samples, and I would usually ask to go with her to the store just so I could try out all the yummy foods I could snatch from those red-and-white-checkered tables. Continue reading

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

This super simple recipe for strawberry lemonade popsicles is perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen and cooling down on hot summer days.

This super simple recipe for strawberry lemonade popsicles is perfect for getting kids involved in the kitchen and cooling down on hot summer days. Note: This post includes affiliate links to products I have used and loved, but as always feel free to shop around for the best deals. See my disclosure to learn more.

It’s Friday again–HOORAY! Do you have fun weekend plans? Here in Utah, we’re gearing up to celebrate Pioneer Day. I didn’t grow up in Utah with this holiday, but I’m always up for another celebration…so bring on the parades and parties! Continue reading

Kid-friendly Asian Grilled Chicken Salad {easy 20 minute meal}

Hot summer days demand quick and easy meals that still pack a flavorful punch. This 20-minute Asian grilled chicken salad is perfect for those hot weeknights when you don’t want to turn on the stove.Hot summer days need quick and easy meals that still pack a flavorful punch. This 20-minute Asian grilled chicken salad is perfect for those hot weeknights when you don't want to turn on the stove.

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The weather has finally turned warm for us here in Utah. May was unseasonably cold, but now we’re getting temperatures in the 80s and 90s. This week we broke out the kiddie pool, went to a splash pad, and did an experiment with melting crayons in the sunshine on our back deck. Welcome summer! Continue reading

Easy, make-ahead chicken marinades for summer grilling

Get yourself ready for summer grilling with these 7 easy, make-ahead chicken marinade recipes. Everything you need to know to make, freeze, and grill a bunch of delicious meals with minimal effort!Get yourself ready for summer grilling with these 7 easy, make-ahead chicken marinade recipes. Everything you need to know to make, freeze, and grill a bunch of delicious meals with minimal effort!

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! What are your plans? Swimming? Camping? Family BBQ goodness? Maybe all three? Our plans involve minivan shopping (so festive, I know), and some kind of sunshine-filled activity yet to be determined. And good food on the grill…that’s a must. Continue reading

Perfect Banana Pancakes

These healthy banana pancakes are a perfect breakfast recipe to use up brown bananas that have been hanging around on your counter for too long.These healthy banana pancakes are a perfect breakfast recipe to use up brown bananas that have been hanging around on your counter for too long. Banana pancakes, where have you been all my life? I’m not sure why it took me so long to actually make these. I’ve thought about it every time I’ve listen to the popular Jack Johnson song for the past decade, but somehow I never got around to it. Continue reading

Easy BBQ Sloppy Joes (30-minute meal)

Weeknight dinners don’t get any better than this 30 minute meal that uses just five ingredients to make a delicious main dish everyone in the family will happily devour.Weeknight dinners don't get any better than this 30 minute meal that uses just five ingredients to make a delicious main dish everyone in the family will happily devour.

Does anyone else ever feel like cooking for toddlers is like playing roulette? Even if your child liked something yesterday, there’s no guarantee he will like it today. Sometimes I know when I make dinner that there is a good chance my kids won’t love it. That’s okay. I want to expand their horizons. But, there’s nothing worse at the end of the day than having my kids turn up their noses at a meal that I’ve worked hard to make and legitimately thought they would like.

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