Valentine’s Ideas for Kids

One of my favorite things is making treats for my kids preschool. We have a ton of fun coming up with ideas to share with the rest of the class and making awesome treats! Valentine's is doubly fun because I love coming up with Valentine's gifts for the kids that are not candy and giving them a super yummy treat to enjoy! This year for Valentine's Day my daughter chose Marshmallow Pops from a long list of treats on Pinterest. We had a BLAST making a complete mess of our kitchen with white ... Continue Reading

Easy Beef Stew

As a child I fondly recall this hearty stew being served on our cold Indiana nights with a loaf of crusty french bread (or 2, because we Hoosiers love our carbs!) and a side salad. I have used this recipe with both beef stew meat and roasts, either way the result is pure deliciousness! I prep my veggies the evening ahead, dump into the crock pot, and waalah! Toss a salad together and heat up some rolls and dinner is done! Give it a try, I hope you can enjoy this recipe for years to come just as ... Continue Reading

Kale Pesto

An delicious, flavorful, and wholesome clean eating recipe that presents and tastes gourmet but is a breeze to prepare.  A friend shared this recipe with me and I have utilized in a variety of dishes, each one better than the last! Cheers! *Learn from my mistakes! A food processor is a must for this recipe. I have tried to prepare this recipe with a blender and hand powered chopper without success! Continue Reading

Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake with Lemon Glaze

  I toted this amazing cake to my kids' Breakfast with Santa preschool carry-in, and it was a big hit with only a few tasty morsels remaining! It works well for large crowds and pleases the pickiest of eaters (uhhh, preschoolers!). It is a delicious cake chocked full of sweet blueberries! Alexandra Cooks developed this recipe in 2011, and it can certainly stand alone as one of the best blueberry cakes I have ever had!  I took it one step further by doubling the recipe to make a 13 x ... Continue Reading