Ultimate Mini Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Easy Air Fryer Potato Chips to Take Your Party to the Next Level!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Silver Spring Foods. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Mini Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Air Fryer Potato Chip Recipes

Summer is all about the next party on your calendar, so if you think your family's schedule is about to slow down, think again. Pool parties, graduation parties, campouts, cookouts, and 4th of July, it seems like my family is always looking for our next party recipe. It's easy to find a boring predictable party idea, but a simple recipe that wows people is like gold, so be prepared to bookmark this blog post! These ultimate mini chicken salad sandwiches and easy air fryer potato chips are our family's go-to summer party recipe, and it will be yours as well.

How to Make Mini Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Air Fryer Potato Chip Recipes

Vans Shoes Skateboard Food Art Lunch

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Vans Shoes artwork

I don't know if I've ever made a shoe food art lunch for my kids before, but I thought if I was going to start somewhere, it would have to be with a Vans lunch based on their iconic checkerboard skate shoes. This lunch is complete with the shoe sandwich, cheese logo, waffle pattern pretzels as a nod to the sole of the shoes, skateboard, and colorful skateboard cereal wheels.

Vans are some of our favorite shoes of all-time and I personally love the black and white checkerboard slip-ons! Every member of my family owns at least one pair of Vans and most of us have had this pair right here. I wore out my last pair after a few years and recently bought another pair exactly like it. The photo below links to a blog post where I wrote about the 80's and included our family's matching checkerboard Vans!

Vans Shoes art

4 Easy Recipe Ideas for Muffin Tin Eggs on the BBQ

Friday, May 10, 2019

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Nellie's Eggs. All opinions are my own.
Nellie's free range eggs

Breakfast for dinner is always an option in our house. No really, it might be suggested almost every single night. The great thing with the weather warming up is that my family can have our breakfast for dinner, but cook and eat the entire meal in our backyard! The below four muffin tin egg recipes can easily be cooked on your barbecue and they don't take much time, either. Plus eating dinner out back gets the kids outside and reduces the mess as well. Not that my kids ever make a mess at dinner. Nope. Never.

Nellie's free range eggs

One of our main tips to make these recipes successful is using the best eggs, and that's why we cooked these with Nellie's Free Range eggs. You know how you can just taste the difference in the quality of some foods? That is how it is with Nellie's eggs; the flavor is so much richer. Even my picky eater devoured them! We've included not one but four muffin pan recipes for you to try. There's even a vegetarian recipe option. So make these four muffin pan recipes with your family this week and let me know which one is their favorite! Remember that you can reheat these in the morning if you actually want breakfast for breakfast.

Why Irving, Texas Should be on Your Family Trip Bucket List

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

This post is in partnership with local Irving businesses and Visit Irving. I was not paid but I did receive free experiences on the trip. All opinions are my own.
The Ranch Las Colinas

As a parent, you are constantly looking for great family ideas to put on your list. More than that, you are always looking for places to take your kids that are a change of pace from huge crowded cities, amusement parks led by mice, or hiking out into the wilderness. Not that these things are bad, it's just that sometimes a family needs a great getaway with a choice of fun excursions, family-friendly restaurants, kids' activities, and of course a little relaxation. During my recent trip to Irving, Texas, I found all of these things and more. Keep reading to see why Irving is not to be missed, as well as a list of a ton of fun ideas to do while you are there!

Three Top Avengers Lunch Recipe Ideas!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Avengers Endgame

Well, we finally saw Avengers: Endgame this weekend and it was definitely worth the wait. Somehow we also escaped without hearing spoilers beforehand, which might have been a miracle in and of itself. Regardless, I had to make my kids an Avengers lunch since this might be the last movie with all of the original team in it.

Who are your kids' favorite Avengers? For awhile my oldest son's was Captain America, but he kind of goes back and forth. My daughter loves Black Widow. My youngest's is probably Thor but it also could be Black Panther. I hope my kids enjoy their Avengers lunch to finish off the school year. If your kids are fans, here are three Avengers recipe ideas that I put in my kids' lunch!

Mo Willems The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog Book Lunch Recipe Ideas!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Disney Book Group. All opinions are my own.
Mo Willems Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog Book Lunch Recipe Ideas!

It's funny, the older my kids get, the more I enjoy reading them books as frequently as possible. I don't know if it's because I see that our time for reading books geared towards younger readers is coming to an end in the next couple years, or the fact that I love reading the books as much as they love being read to.

Our typical family bedtime routine is to get pajamas on, brush teeth, and then my kids each get to choose a book for me to read to them. There are certain books that I absolutely love when they pick out. The Pigeon series of books by Mo Willems definitely falls into that category, and can you believe it-the Pigeon series is celebrating 16 years!

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is actually one of our favorite books of the moment, so to celebrate Pigeon's 16th BIRD-Day, I had to make a lunch inspired by the story. This book is entertaining for the family with a great lesson at the end.

Mo Willems Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog Book Lunch Recipe Ideas!

Because we are so into the Pigeon books, we cannot wait for the release of the newest book in the series: The Pigeon Has to Go to School. Since Mo Willems has done such a fantastic job with his previous books, we expect this newest Pigeon book will be more of the same when it is released on June 2, 2019! My kids can't wait to see what adventures The Pigeon will be involved in now. Until then, here are some fun lunch recipe ideas to go with The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Here's to 16 years!

Easter Bunny School Lunch Recipe Idea!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Easter Bunny School Lunch Recipe Idea!

Who else is ready for Easter? Oh good, so you're not ready either? We have family coming, eggs to hide, and food to make. It's an exciting time in our house but we are far from ready for the big day. However, this school lunch recipe is a step in the right direction.  It's an Easter Bunny quesadilla!

I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container and gave it to my kids a bit before Easter so then we could focus on making all of the rest of our Easter food! The recipe is below.

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