How to Make S'mores Bars for a DIY Summer Camp in Your Own Backyard!

Friday, July 3, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Quaker Chewy bars. All opinions are my own.
How to Make S'mores Bars for a DIY Summer Camp in Your Own Backyard!

This year so many events in our kid's and family's lives have been cancelled, but this summer is looking up because it's time for Camp Chewy! Summer camps have either gone away or gone virtual and Camp Chewy is here to help your family experience the fun of camp in your own home. In this post I am going to show you how to give a "chewy" twist to traditional S'mores. And, if you head to NoCampNoProblem.com between July 1  and July 21 2020, you can share how your family is bringing camp home to enter for the chance to win $250 worth of "Play Money" in the form of a gift card and Camp Chewy gear to encourage your family to play this summer!


Summer camp has always been a highlight of my summer and nothing reminds me of camp more than toasting marshmallows over an open fire and using that gooey goodness to build S'mores. In fact, we have been using the fire pit in our backyard almost every weekend to spend quality time as a family and indulge in this special treat. Through our experimenting we came up with this recipe idea that we wanted to share with you today to help bring that summer camp feeling to your backyard as well.

How to Make S'mores Bars for a DIY Summer Camp in Your Own Backyard!

How to Make Ocean Food Art For Your Kids From Canned Food

Friday, June 19, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Cans Get You Cooking. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Ocean Food Art For Your Kids From Canned Food

During these uncertain times it helps to find comfort in foods that you know will always bring you tastiness and value! This is why canned foods are so important. They are a great way to connect with your family at the dining room table when your days are filled with stress. Plus they are always there for you in your pantry when you need them. This is why I made today's food art meal out of canned foods. They are nutritious and fun too!

How to Make Ocean Food Art For Your Kids From Canned Food

If you've followed me in the past you know that I love making under the sea themed lunches, but I've never made one like this before. Because right now many of us are making food to eat at our houses, I thought I would use that as inspiration for an at home lunch idea. This meal features protein, veggies, and fruit from cans in your pantry. If your kids are into nature, boats, and ocean life, then try this meal the next time you need a little comfort at the dinner table.

Baseball Breakfast Sandwich and Buffalo Chicken Football Sandwich Recipe Ideas for Father's Day Meals!

Monday, June 15, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Edible Arrangements. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Baseball Breakfast Sandwich and Buffalo Chicken Football Sandwich Recipes for Father's Day Meals!

Father's Day is almost here and this should come as no surprise but I love celebrating on this day. It's not because the day is all about dads, it's because it is so fun doing something special as a family! One of the ways that we enjoy this day together is eating fun food. Normally we go out to eat but this year will probably be different. If you are like us, this means you might be looking for some festive food to make at home. If this is true, then the ideas in this blog post are just for you!

These recipe ideas are for the all-star dad (or someone who is like a father to you). Some of my favorite memories of my dad is spending time with him out at the barbecue, he would grill and we would talk about life. I don't have the skill that he did cooking outdoors over an open flame but I can make some fun themed sandwiches. Whether your dad is into spicy, sweet, breakfast, dinner, or dessert, there is something for every father. I've created recipes for Buffalo Chicken Football Sandwiches and Baseball Breakfast Sandwiches and paired them with Edible Arrangements Father's Day fresh fruit arrangements, gift sets, and chocolate Dipped Fruit boxes!

How to Make Baseball Breakfast Sandwich and Buffalo Chicken Football Sandwich Recipes for Father's Day Meals!

How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

Monday, May 25, 2020

How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

Have you heard of the New York Times bestselling book series Dog Man by Dav Pilkey? He is the same author who wrote Captain Underpants and his books are my sons' current obsession. So Dav Pilkey, if you are reading this, please know that your books have provided my kids with many hours of joy! We own almost the entire series so I thought it was time that I make a Dog Man quesadilla lunch for my sons.

How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

How to Make Star Wars Apple TIE Fighters!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

How to Make Star Wars Apple TIE Fighters!

We are always up for fun Star Wars themed food art in our house so this year I came up with these apple food art TIE Fighters for Star Wars Day, May the 4th. We are in the middle of watching the entire movie series through as a family. We started from episode 1 (yes I know this is controversial) and are including Rogue One and Solo as well. It is such a fun long term goal to have becuase you can easily watch part of one movie and pick it up later in the week if you want to. Which movide in the series would you start with?

To make these apple TIE Fighters, you only need apples, toothpicks, and lemons. The lemons are optional but will prevent browning. Other than that you just need a sharp knife. These healthy snacks are simple to make and your kids will love them! Watch the video below to see exactly how I created these. They are perfect for Star Wars day but of course are great for any day of the year!

How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker® Chewy

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Quaker® Chewy. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

You can never have too many snack ideas on hand to make with your kids at home. During times like this when you want easy recipes and activities for your kids to do as well, my fun animal snacks with Quaker® Chewy bars are a fun solution!

How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

Quaker® Chewy bars are made with 100% whole grains and other delicious ingredients so they are convenient, plus these animal recipes add fruit too. Did you also know that Quaker® Chewy classic granola bars contain no artificial flavors or added colors? All of this adds up to a snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids and your kids will love eating!

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy Produce. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

You don't need to have a big gathering of people to have huge fun with a food board! Food boards are a fantastic way to feed your family and way easier to make than you think. Our family loves them because everybody gets to choose what they want from a huge variety of foods. We like to include vegetables like radishes and celery, and combine them with dips, cheeses, and meats.

I had the idea for a spring flower board because I thought it would be fun to mix your normal charcuterie board food with food art flowers along with actual edible flowers! I started with Dandy Radishes because they are beautiful, tasty, and come in Ready Radishes, Radish Coins, and Radish Ministicks varieties. These radishes are fresh and ready to go right out of the package.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board
 
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