Tag: Kid-friendly

Banana Muffins with Streusel

Banana Muffins with Streusel

These muffins are great for breakfast or for an afternoon snack.  It is also just a great way to use up those extra bananas.   This recipe is quick to come together and does not require a mixer.  It is a great recipe if you have 

White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

This recipe first came from my friend Wendy.  She made it for book club one evening and I was hooked.  This version is a great alternative to traditional chili. While it does take a little planning ahead, it works well in the Instant Pot, in 

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Home-made sloppy joes with no preservative-laden packet or pre-made sauce required. These are not only delicious, but they are quick and easy to make. They are perfect for a busy weeknight meal. You can make it ahead of time and quickly reheat it in the 

Chili Mac

Chili Mac

A quick, easy, inexpensive one-pot dinner. This makes great leftovers and transports well in a thermos for school lunch. It is reminiscent of hamburger helper, but from scratch and I can even pronounce all of the ingredients.  This is a very flexible recipe that allows 

Japanese-Style Cucumbers

Japanese-Style Cucumbers

Japanese-style cucumbers are a great quick side dish for any meal.  A huge hit with the kids, it is often requested to be added to the menu.  These are best made when you are ready to serve them.  Don’t mix everything together too far in 

Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken

A delicious, easy sesame chicken recipe that is great for a weeknight dinner. Lots of flavor with not a lot of time required. A big hit with all the kids. This is one of my go-to recipes for a busy weeknight.  It can be put 

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a recipe that is highly requested in my house.  It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and also works well with rotisserie chicken.  There are many great choices for canned salsa verde in the grocery store, pick one and see 

Pretzel Turtles

Pretzel Turtles

Want something easy to toss together that you can add to you cookie basket.  Insert pretzel turtles.  My friend Ginger had these at her Christmas party and I couldn’t stop eating them.  I had no idea how simple they were, they taste so good.   

Roll Out Butter Cookies

Roll Out Butter Cookies

These cookies are a kid favorite for decorating.  For one of my kids’ birthday parties, I gave the kids different colors of frosting and let them “paint” their own cookie.   You can use cookies, or biscuit cutters or even a pizza wheel to make