The Absolute BEST Way to Freeze Soup

One busy day, when I didn’t have time to make dinner, I decided to reheat some soup we had in the freezer. I had let the bag of soup thaw overnight in the fridge. When I went to dump the contents into a saucepan, a good amount of soup stayed in the bag, stuck to the… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Let the Food Rules Guide, Not Rule

Over two years ago, I read the best book I could have to help prevent my children from becoming picky eaters: French Kids Eat Everything. It wasn’t exactly an area I was struggling with since my oldest was just 9 months old at the time. But it really made me think about the importance of… Keep reading →

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

Quesadillas are traditionally just melted cheese on a tortilla. But you can pretty much add anything under the sun to make it to your taste. We do that for lunch and dinner a lot around here. That’s why I like to call our quesadillas Everything But the Kitchen Sink Quesadillas. I usually just grab whatever… Keep reading →

Tastes Just Like Ice Cream Smoothie

Have you heard of Ice Cream in a Bag? I had heard of it before, but I had never tried making it until just last week. I thought it would be a great activity to do with my girls (ages 3 and 18 months), but it didn’t really grab their attention. We I shook the bag… Keep reading →

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

When you go grocery shopping, before you grab that can of beans off the shelf, consider this: you can make dried beans in the slow cooker, get much more flavor out of them, and do it all for just about 50 cents per 15 oz. (the same size as a can of beans). There are… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Slow

After a long day chasing around kids, running errands, or getting that mountain-high pile of laundry done, is it any wonder that you have less and less energy to cook a meal for dinner? I would probably complain about cooking dinner if it wasn’t something I enjoyed. Fortunately, I do love to cook, but it’s… Keep reading →

Basic Dried Fruit

Fruit is the perfect snack food for children because it has numerous benefits that they can’t get from eating anything else. I’m sure if you thought through the fruits you gave your child most recently you’d say they were either fresh, canned, or frozen, right? Dehydrated fruits are another great option, but the variety at… Keep reading →

Solutions for a Baby Who Cries for More, More, MORE!

We have had our fair share of whining and crying at the dinner table over the last few years. While most kids, it seems, tend to cry because they don’t want to eat what’s in front of them, our daughters cry because they want more food or we aren’t feeding them fast enough. It’s a dilemma… Keep reading →

My Child’s Dinner Was Veggie-Less, But I’m Not Worried.

I have a lot of posts on this blog that might make it sound like we are doing wonderful in the eating department. I give my baby homemade baby food, I introduce my children to new foods often, and I teach my kids eating habits that will help them eat well throughout life. But guess… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 15 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. This will be the last update in this series. I was going to update all the… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Real Food

Processed foods have become a vital part of American culture, but they’ve put parents in a difficult situation. You can either spend hours upon hours in the kitchen making food from scratch that will likely be rejected by the children of the house; OR, you can grab a few convenience snacks on your next grocery shopping… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 14 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. © Anatolii / Dollar Photo Club I am so pleased with how Bella is eating food…. Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Baby Food

One of the most exciting steps you will take as your baby grows is introducing solids to him. It’s kind of fun to see the expression on baby’s face and to find out what he will do with a spoon. But the options for giving baby solids is somewhat overwhelming. You have to decide what… Keep reading →

Fruity Oatmeal Mix-Ins

-Read Part 1 or Part 2– Some mornings I get sick and tired of preparing food for my children. The freezer’s saved my butt on several occasions, especially when the girls wake up earlier than expected. Since I started our breakfast plan, I have made crepes, muffins, egg breakfast cups, and more to put in… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: No Distractions

There is a whole lot more to meal time than I ever initially thought. It’s not just about teaching good manners and good eating habits to your kids. It’s also about growing closer as a family. When good food brings your family together, it’s a special time that can affect how your children deal with… Keep reading →