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Halloween Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Sausage Mummies

I know you’ve seen them. Those super cute Hot Dog Mummies that are spreading like wildfire on Pinterest lately. I’ve had a few pictures pinned since last year and decided this was the year to give them a go. I had a quick family meeting with Ben and we decided …

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Bento Box Breakdown: Panda Onigiri and Friends

On my never-ending quest to get my 4 year old son to eat more, I’ve become obsessed with making cute Bento Box lunches. This Panda and Friends Bento Box was my very first attempt and I thought surely, it was more food than he could finish for lunch. I couldn’t …

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Teaching Childhood Basics with Imaginative Toys + Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag Recipe!

Do you have a little one headed to preschool or kindergarten next fall? It is their last summer before they enter a lifetime of schooling, and it might also mean you are frantically playing catch up on some of those basic skills they need for school. Instead of bombarding them …

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Get Your Kids in the Kitchen with Kidstir

I grew up in a family that was very ignorant about nutrition and paired with the fact that there were six kids meant we ate a lot of prepackaged dinners that were fast, easy and cheap. Because eating was more of a mad dash than a chance for learning or …

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Sunny Day Bento Box Recipe For The First Day of School

Monday marks my daughter’s first day of First Grade. In typical Maddilyn fashion, she is already talking about moving on to the Second Grade. Meanwhile, I’m still performing the last minute scramble to prepare for the coming school year. A new wardrobe has been purchased, shiny pencils and fresh paper …

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DIY Cuties Valentine’s Day Treat

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Cuties & Mighties blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Every year my daughter participates in a Valentine’s Day exchange at school. She comes home with a class list and we get busy creating a sweet …

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9 Yummy After School Snack Recipes For The Kids

One of the perks of the school year is that the kids aren’t usually home for lunch – and even if you do pack them some of our fun lunch box ideas it seems as though far fewer dishes are involved as when they eat at home. Despite having lunch, a …

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The New and Improved Peanut Butter and Jelly Lunch

My son is obsessed with Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. While I don’t mind sending them to school with him each morning (on wheat bread, of course), I often get worried that I’m being a “lazy mom” by not making it interesting or mixing it up enough. I’ve even gotten …

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Back to School Recipe: Chalkboard S’mores

It’s National S’mores Day and what better way to celebrate than with a super adorable Back To School themed S’mores recipe than everyone will love! INGREDIENTS Graham cracker squares Marshmallow Creme Chocolate bar Powdered sugar 1 tbsp ready to spread frosting (any color) Pretzel sticks Wilton white icing gel Wilton …

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10 Fun Lunch Box Ideas For Your Grade Schooler

Back to School season is here! While we’re busy stocking up on school supplies and having a blast filling out this years wardrobe, I’ve also been thinking about lunch and after school snack ideas. Not surprisingly, talented bloggers are full of them so I wanted to share a few of …

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Say I Love You with a Turkey and Cheese Sandwich Bento

Sandwiches are the most popular lunch box staple for everyone, from children to adults. Why are they so popular? Because sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for anyone. According to the the National Bread Month fact sheet, 41% of American adults eat sandwiches up …

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Mini Pancake S’more Recipe

For as long as I can remember my family has spent Fourth of July and Labor Day at our cabin in the Michigan majestic upper peninsula. Nestled amongst the pines, along a road that can’t be found by GPS, sits an A-Frame cabin on a 475 acre lake. It’s one of …

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Onigiri Recipe: Crab Cake Rice Balls

I’ve actually never eaten crab cake before. This is appalling to me since I love seafood and crab so much. So I bought an appealing looking package of crab cakes from the frozen section of the grocery store and of course, as soon as I had had this delicious smelling treat …

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Bento Box Mouse + Chia Berry Smoothie Recipe

As parents we face a variety of concerns regarding the welfare of our children. Are they watching too much TV? Are they doing well in school? Are their friends a good influence? Among our top concerns are their nutrition, which seems to me causes the most angst during their toddler …

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5 of the Most Adorable Halloween Bento Box Ideas Ever!

I LOVE bento boxes. Browsing the web the other day I came across a ton of really fun Halloween bento box ideas! What a perfect way to make your child’s (or husband’s) Halloween lunch a little more fun and put a smile on their face. What is a Bento Box? …

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Tempura Hot Dog Octopus Recipe
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Halloween Tempura Hot Dog Octopus Recipe

Halloween is such a fun time of year for food. I always love seeing how creative people can get with food and party decorations. This year I saw I super cute recipe featured on FOODNETWORK.COM called the Tempura Octopus. Aren’t they adorable? The moment I saw them, I knew I wanted to …

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