Archives for August 2014

Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies: Gluten Free

I love recipes that have only a few ingredients because it means I almost always have all the ingredients I need in my house. Last week I received several jars of Jif® Almond & Cashew Butter. While these butters are delicious on crackers, fruit (think sliced apples with almond butter - yum!), and toast, I thought it would be fun to take one of our favorite cookie recipes and modify it to use with … [Read more...]


Earlier this year I was visiting Epcot with my family and my daughter and I passed a cronut stand. We intrigued by the name and decided to order one, even though we really had no idea what it was, except it smelled absolutely amazing! What came out was a deep fried croissant covered in cinnamon and sugar. It was so amazingly delicious my daughter and I quickly ate it before we met up with the rest … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

By contributing writer Tessa With the start of school just around the corner (or here), finding some quick super nutritious breakfast options is forefront on many mom's minds. Breakfast is so important as a foundation for building a successful learner! Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutrition into a convenient, very quick breakfast. I developed this smoothie while on vacation. I did not … [Read more...]

eMeals: Back To School Meals for 20% Off

Getting your kids back into the swing of school can be a stressful time. This year take some of the stress out of the back to school grind by having someone else do your meal planning for you. Now is the perfect time to try eMeals. Back To School eMeals Deal If you haven't tried eMeals before this deal would be a great time to check them out. eMeals allows you to pick a food style, your … [Read more...]

Costco Meal Plan: 20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs

My friend, Erin from $5 Dinners, has done it again! She's made an amazing meal plan for Costco featuring 20 slow cooker freezer packs that are all gluten free! Using 10 different family friendly recipes, you can make 20 slow cooker freezer packs in less that 2 hours!  Each freezer pack will feed a family of four with plenty of leftovers overall.  Feel free to adjust to your size of family, … [Read more...]

Jif Whipped S’mores

You know that moment when you discover an awesome food pairing? That happened for me a few years ago when I was at a party and someone decided to make s'mores with peanut butter cups instead of chocolate bars. Hello momma! As someone who isn't always excited to change from routine, I was a bit apprehensive of this new s'more recipe. But one bite convinced me otherwise and my biggest … [Read more...]