30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

September 23, 2017

School days, school days. Ain’t it fun? The morning rush, the after school activities, assignments and school functions keep most calendars packed. But what about the middle of the day? It is our duty as parents and caregivers to make sure our kids are getting fed. Whether that means nutritious school lunches or our own lunch box creations.

My favorite way to put a smile on my kid’s face (through food) is to pack her lunch box with fun and colorful foods. Small sizes, totally snackable, and tasty.

We have put together a list of Lunch Box Idea Starters to help you and your precious little angels make their mid day meal more exciting.

(No worries, I’m all about quick and easy.) BONUS FREE PRINTABLE FOR LUNCH BOX NOTES

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Health, Sides, Vegetarian

Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

September 20, 2017
Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower

I am crazy about easy side dishes. This one just might take the cake. Minimal prep time, and no chopping (yay!). Seriously, all you do is mix up an easy spiced balsamic drizzle and pour it on top of a whole head of fresh cauliflower. It doesn’t get much simpler than Balsamic Whole Roasted Cauliflower.

You’ll kick yourself once you try it.  Why? For not having done it before. One of those major “DUH” moments for me. Can’t wait to try this again with all types of toppings and spices. The only limitation to the roasted cauliflower dishes you can create is your imagination.

Wanna know the best part? This simple and flavor-packed side dish is low-calorie and low-carb.

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Desserts, Halloween, Holiday, Kid Friendly Recipes

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

September 15, 2017
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

There are two things in this world that bring out the kid in me. (Well, maybe more than two, but just we are going to talk about these two today.) Rice Krispie Treats and Candy Corn. So why not bring the two classic favorite treats together in a deliciously sweet Halloween treat?

This recipe is a twist on the traditional rice krispie treats that we all love. But with the fun colors of candy corn.

Just a few ingredients and a swirl or two of bright Halloween color and you have yourself a fun dessert recipe for your holiday parties.

Or for a random Tuesday. (No judgement here. Do what you have to do.)

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Main Dishes, One Pan, Pork, Sandwiches & Sliders

Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps

September 13, 2017
Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps

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Crazy-good dinner idea. You are not going to believe how easy this recipe for Spanish Style Pork Pepper Sandwich Wraps is. Minimum effort + maximum flavor. This weeknight dinner idea features tender strips of marinated lean pork wrapped with roasted sweet peppers and topped with Spanish rice and greens.

So juicy and colorful, this sandwich wrap may quickly become your new favorite meal.  Plus, you can have this recipe on the table before the kids finish their homework.

p.s. This recipe makes excellent left overs for lunch the next day.

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One Pan, Soups, Vegetarian

Fall Butternut Squash Soup

September 11, 2017
Fall Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is such a lightly sweet vegetable. It just tastes like fall. The color is bright and colorful, and is the perfect addition to this simple and clean Butternut Squash Soup.

I know what you might be thinking…butternut squash soup is supposed to be blended and creamy. Pureed until smooth. But I really wanted to combine the butternut squash with other vegetables. More colors. Healthy ingredients. Hearty bites.

This lightly seasoned broth is full of vibrant squash, fresh spinach, mushrooms, peppers and cannellini beans. Every spoonful is packed with different flavors and textures.

The best part? This Simple Fall Butternut Squash Soup contains vitamins and antioxidants to help boost your immune system.

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Chili, One Pan, Soups, Tennessee Food

Spicy Three Bean Venison Chili

September 8, 2017
Spicy Three Bean Venison Chili

I almost messed up, ya’ll.  This chili recipe was soooo close to being a two-bean venison chili, but then I remembered the third bean. The sneaky cans of Bean #3 hanging out in the back of the pantry. This is the kind of thing that keeps food bloggers up at night.

I mean, google two-bean chili. Go ahead.

Now google three-bean chili. TEN TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE WANT THREE BEANS IN THEIR CHILI. So there ya go. Bean math.

But the star of this rich, red venison chili is not the beans. It is the venison. Tender and lean chunks of last year’s deer slow simmered in chili spices. This is why the good Lord gave us spoons.

And bowls.

And deer.

And…beans.

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Amie Jo's Choice, Breakfast, Desserts

Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

September 5, 2017
Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake

There’s easy recipes. Then there’s EASY recipes. You are going to love this two-ingredient recipe for Cinnamon Roll Apple Bake. Yes, you heard me correctly, TWO INGREDIENTS.

Well, technically three if you count the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. You know, that sweet and gooey swirl of sugary heaven that comes on your favorite cinnamon treats.

This is an easy dessert recipe you’ll want to stick in your back pocket and pull out when you need something sweet with no effort. (Warning: it won’t last long.)

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