Easy blueberry cobbler (for the lazy baker in us all) Hello holiday season! If you’re like me, you love all the food that comes along with this time of year, but aren’t such a fan of the amount of time spent in the kitchen. This Blueberry Cobbler recipe is so easy a toddler can do it (literally, this is one of H’s favorite things to make), and with only three ingredients it’s foolproof! This super quick blueberry treat requires no prep time, just as long as it takes you to cut open a bag and use a can opener. Last minute houseguests and forgotten party invites that once sent you running to the store are no match! It’s actually one of our favorite lazy Sunday morning brunch recipes because of how easy it is to make, and how yummy it is to eat. Plus, stay tuned to find an Immaculate Baking Co coupon to save $1 off your next purchase below!
Toddler Snack Ideas: Healthy Nibbles for the Picky Eater in Your Life Anyone else with a toddler who one day will eat anything you put in front of them, and the next will only eat cheese sticks? Anyone? Please say yes! This last month has been a total battle of the wills when it comes to H holding out on eating until he gets what he wants. Which he does, eventually, because I can’t make myself send him to naps or bedtime without something in his stomach. Because of this, I’ve been trying to come up with creative snack ideas that are both healthy, but also something he will actually eat. The first thing I did? Find awesome snack containers! I swear, put a peanut butter sandwich on a regular plate, and my toddler will push it away, but if it’s on a dinosaur plate, or his digger plate? Oh man, step back and watch him chow down. These Snack in the Box and Drink in the Box, made with TritanTM plastic, holders both delight H because they look cool, but also make me happy because they’re so durable and easy to clean! Do you need toddler snack inspiration? I’m sharing a […]
When you think Homestyle, what comes to mind? Is there a particular recipe? Is it a pasta recipe? Desert recipe? A special chicken dish recipe that is passed down from mother to child? For my family, visions of cooking with my parents in my childhood home pop up, and I immediately flash back to that skinny little galley kitchen. Additionally, I think of weekends at my Grandmother’s, all of us cousins fighting over the same stool that was closest to our Grammy, and helping her make her famous “Bark”. Homestyle cooking makes me think of long hours spent in front of the stovetop, stirring whatever dish it was that weekend we decided to cook up that day. Memories like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter – holidays where we focused almost more on the food and the company than the gifts. Thinking on these special homestyle dishes gives me such warm and happy feelings, I want to make sure that I continue that with my husband and son (and soon to be September baby!). I want to continue the traditions of putting more than just ingredients into a pot. It’s love and time and family tradition that makes something “Homestyle” to me!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias Family time, unplugged & a popcorn cupcake tutorial Like most families today, we are insanely busy. Even when our day’s aren’t fully scheduled, it feels like we’re always running around, trying to get everything on our to-do lists done. With how often we travel, the Hubs for work, and H and I for fun and family visits, we don’t always have the opportunity to spend quality time together. In today’s digital age, one of the only ways we’re able to stay connected through it all is by our cell phones. Whether it’s phone calls, text / picture messaging, or video chatting, we rely on quality phone service and a reliable cell phone in order to keep in touch. Every other TV commercial today is cell phone companies claiming to have the most reliable coverage for the best price, but if you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that’s just not true. Recently, when our family was looking to change providers, we could not find any family plan that was less than $200 for unlimited data, text and phone […]
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomsSipSmart #CollectiveBias You should consult your physician before consuming Fre if you are pregnant or have any health concerns regarding alcohol. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. When I think Spring, I think warmer weather, sunshine, and the perfect ice cold cocktail to go along with my freshly grilled dinner. This year, however, I’ll be skipping the cocktails and grabbing a delicious “mocktail” instead, as this mama has a bun in the oven! If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and still want to enjoy yourself at friend and family functions, I am really excited to share with you a few of the alcohol free drinks I’ve been making for our soirees with FRE Non-Alcoholic wines. I like FRE Wines because I can drink it on its own if I’m craving a glass or two of wine at the end of a gorgeous Spring day (and let’s be honest, what mother of a toddler isn’t craving a glass of wine by that time?!), but they also make great bases for some delicious non alcoholic beverages as well! The only wine […]
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been more than a little off my game this past week. Apparently my head is now the resting place for the migraine from you-know-where, and it does not feel like giving me a break any time soon. Because of said migraine, I am a total hermit living under my blankets (as best as one can with a very active toddler), and I have totally been slacking on my wifey duties. Do you have a certain comfort food that makes you feel better the minute you start eating it? Butternut squash soup is quickly becoming my go-to for sick days, and after watching my mom make it for me a million times, I finally came up with a way easier to make it. Plus, when making it in the crockpot instead of on the stove, you really give the butternut squash soup time to cook down and the flavors come out in full force. If you’ve never had butternut squash soup before, I strongly encourage you to try it out! It doesn’t taste like vegetables at all, and is almost slightly sweet, yet its chalk full of good for you vitamins from […]
A Toddler-Approved Breakfast Recipe Our mornings are always a little rough around here. Half the time I’m barely awake, wishing I was crawling back into bed to catch a few more Zzzs, and the other half I’m frantically trying to get our acts together to get out the door to run some of our million chores. If you have a toddler, you know the latter never works out the way you plan, and suddenly you’re sitting in the lobby of your local oil change shop and your almost two year old is lacking one sock, his cup of milk and his very favorite dump truck, and then you realize you have yet to feed him an actual breakfast. I mean, not that anything like that ever happens to us, or anything… but I’ve heard it can, because, you know, #Mombie. Most of the breakfasts I usually cook H either require an oven or a stove top, which just doesn’t work for us on those aforementioned crazy days. Admittedly, more times than not, I’ll just throw a few NutriGrain or granola bars into my bag for H to eat on the way. However, the Mom Guilt has started adding up, […]
Sweet Potato + Granola Pancakes A Toddler Approved Breakfast Idea We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it’s hard for me to get motivated to actually make a real meal. I am by no means a morning person, so waking up is a struggle enough, let alone waking up and making a healthy breakfast for H and I. Because of this, I easily fall into a ‘breakfast rut’: scrambled eggs with a little feta mixed in. However, H is on a bit of an egg strike right now, which is totally throwing me for a loop! The graciously sweet person he is, H let me sleep in until almost 10 o’clock this morning before he decided to get up for the day (I tell ya, moving him to a queen bed on the floor is easily the best parenting decision we’ve made so far!). While this was awesome because we both got to catch up on some sleep, it also meant I had a very hangry little person screaming at me for food! My mom had just sent us some of her amazing granola (recipe: here), and when I saw the leftover sweet potato […]
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and I was sent product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review, as a part of the Nuby Parent Bloggers program. Toddler Approved Peach Smoothie I’ve shared some of our favorite toddler approved green smoothies before, but I like to mix it up for H every so often so he doesn’t get bored of his daily drink. He’s definitely starting to get more picky about what he will and won’t eat, so a smoothie is a great way to sneak in some healthy goodness to what he thinks is just a sweet and yummy snack! My parents took H to a vineyard and fruit orchard this past weekend, so we are swimming in peaches. I’m definitely not complaining as peaches are basically the best summer fruit out there, but my waistline is hurting after enjoying so many of the peach crumbles that we love, so it was time to mix it up and enjoy them in a little healthier of a way.