Tips On Getting Your Kids To Eat Fruits And Vegetables

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For some, getting your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can prove to be extremely difficult. Some kids may love them, but some may hate them. While my little guy loves fruit, vegetables are another story. I've had to be sneaky and creative when it comes to giving him his daily dose of leafy greens. As some of you may be in the same boat, we're sharing some great tips on … [Read more...]

Great Fall Drinks You Can Make At Home

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Fall is officially here! I love my morning run to Starbucks but sometimes, on a cold fall day, I would rather stay in my pajamas and make my own drink in the comfort of my home. So we've rounded up some great fall drinks that you can easily make yourself!Pumpkin Spiced Latte From Betty Crocker- Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin spiced latte.Crock Pot Caramel … [Read more...]

5 Delicious No-Cook Baby Food Recipes

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GUEST AUTHOR: HARRIET FOSTERThere are going to be times when you are in a rush and simply do not have the luxury of preparing your baby a time consuming homemade meal.  In these situations many mother resort to torturing their baby with that foul tasting bottled or canned baby food purchased from the local grocery.Did you know that there are a plethora of different baby … [Read more...]

Crockpot Tortellini Sausage Soup (VIDEO)

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Autumn is in full swing which means that your slow cooker has probably made an appearance or two in your kitchen lately. With the weather turning cooler, a slow cooker (or as many people just call it a "Crockpot") is the perfect dinner appliance because it allows you to prepare dinner in the morning before the after school rush gets crazy and you can make some pretty awesome … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

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When it comes to pumpkin seeds you have two choices ... 1) you can follow a grand tutorial like this and make your own or 2) you can be a touch lazy like me and grab a bag of pre-roasted pumpkin seeds at Trader Joe's and call it good. Either way, once you've got pumpkin seeds in hand, you're ready to blend up this fall-rific trail mix!Pumpkin Seed Trail … [Read more...]

Halloween Desserts

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Taking a break from the costumes, we are now bringing you some delicious Halloween desserts! Sure, kids want the candy, but what about some fun and festive party desserts? They will love these too!Witch Cupcakes From Parents. Kids will love helping you make these witch cupcakes almost as much as they'll love eating them! And using a cone as a hat? Smart … [Read more...]

How to Make Halloween Pizza Mummies

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No matter what store you go into these days, October is all about Halloween! Pumpkins, scarecrows, costumes, witches, candy corn, ghosts: the kids love it all! Yep, all month long we get to talk about creepy things, pumpkin crafts, candy projects and how to come up with the best costume ever!Today, I'm showing you how to whip up a scary-non-scary snack for the kids! In all … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortellini Soup

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The best thing about adding a new person to the family is the wealth of recipes they bring. Right?Okay, okay ... maybe not the best thing, but definitely a perk! It' a blessing to get a peek at another family's favorites, new comfort food, exciting ingredients and always, lots of love.I got the thumb's up to share this amazing chicken tortellini soup and it's like … [Read more...]

How to Make Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts (VIDEO)

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Looking for a fun craft and snack to make with the kids? We have your Halloween snack idea right here and the kids will LOVE it! These Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Ghosts are so easy to make that the kids can help, and you'll tackle snack time at the same time.The best thing about these ghosts is that they don't taste like candy corn AT ALL! Woot! Woot! (I hate candy … [Read more...]

Homemade Soup Recipes

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Despite the 90 degree weather here in SoCal, fall is approaching, which makes it the perfect time for a big bowl of delicious soup. These recipes will keep you warm and cozy on these upcoming cold days!Chicken Noodle Soup From Eclectic Cook- Chicken noodle soup will always remind you of your mom's home cooking! Split Pea Soup From Snacking Squirrel- Call me … [Read more...]

How to Make Halloween Chocolate Candy Bowls (VIDEO)

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 Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year and it is right around the corner! What's not fun about tons of Halloween candy, costumes, trick-or-treating, spooky decorations?! My kids will tell you there is nothing more fun!Today, I thought I'd take a break from the holiday toy videos and baby gear coverage to show you a really fun and easy DIY Halloween … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Potato Cheese Soup (VIDEO)

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While many of us are in denial, the weather should be a major indication that it is no longer summer! Yes, Fall is here!  Officially, it started this past Monday!That isn't all bad though. That means jeans, boots, awesome scarves, comfort foods, holidays and THE CROCKPOT!Today, I'm sharing with you what YOU should make for dinner! Tonight. Tomorrow. Whenever. Just make … [Read more...]

Breakfast Recipes For National Breakfast Month

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I just decided that September is my favorite month because it's National Breakfast Month! As far as I'm concerned, we should eat breakfast for every meal of the day, everyday. Today I've rounded up some delicious ideas for you to try this month! Just because it's National Breakfast Month, of course, Not because you could be craving waffles for dinner....Homemade Waffles … [Read more...]

Squash Ricotta Risotto

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Who out there meal plans?I do! And I promise it not only saves me money, but time too! This recipe is one of my favorite catch all meals. It's kind of like a kitchen sink soup, but in my opinion, much yummier. Plus it tends to be a winner with the kids because it's like a rice-y pasta.So - squash ricotta risotto. First off, I'm going to share the basic risotto recipe … [Read more...]

Zucchini Goat Cheese Enchiladas AND Quiche Cups

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With a bunch of tinies running around, mama don't play when it comes to meal prep. I don't have time to slowly, calmly dice and slice and saute. And I certainly don't have time to do a sink full of dishes three times a day.I fell in love with these two recipes and modified them, so I could use fewer dishes and make breakfast and dinner at the same time, with six servings … [Read more...]