snacks & treats

Pocket Frog Cupcake Toppers: FREE printable from

Last week, MacGyver celebrated his 11th birthday at his annual river party! Moms how does this happen? How do our babies grow-up so fast and how can we stop it? I know, I know, I have to let him grow-up. But why? Really, tell me why! Okay, now that I’m over that emotional distress, let’s […]


Kids Cooking Simple Snowflake Cookies from

Alrighty then, I’m not posting our snowflake cookies because I think they might win us a spot on Sweet Genius. (Is that show still on?) I’m sharing our giant snowflake cookies because they have everything to do with our love for Cambodia. That makes sense right? You think of Cambodia. You think of snowflakes. Let […]

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Monkey Bread Muffins: FREE printable recipe guides from

This week in our at school section, I shared our Monkey Bread Math Fractions Lesson. The kiddos love cooking during homeschool. And what better way to apply fractions than cooking? They were so crazy about this simple sweet treat that I made a printable recipe for them to follow. I like cooking with the children […]


Easy Decorated Fish Cookies by children from

Each month our family helps host Cambodia Cafe at our Church. Cambodia Cafe sells sweet treats to support our children and the AIM school in Cambodia. I find this ironic because I’m not much into baking sweet treats. While I thoroughly enjoy cooking, I consider baking to be a high-maintenance endeavor. My monthly venture into […]


Quick Cinnamon Ricotta Strawberry Muffins: FREE printable recipe guides for teaching children how to cook from

We are busy transitioning to our back to school routine. One of my homeschooling goals is to raise healthy, independent children. Consequently, cooking is part of our daily homeschool routine. This summer we invented a new recipe to add to the children’s recipe notebook. The children like these Quick Cinnamon Ricotta Strawberry Muffins for breakfast […]


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These cute 4th of July cupcakes are super duper easy. Baking in my house must be easy or I won’t even go there! My kiddos can decorate these flags with very little assistance. Just use your favorite cake mix and you’re all set. We like to use our mini cupcake recipe, our 2 ingredient cupcake […]

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When it comes to birthdays, I try to get as much input as possible from my kiddos. But my middle name is low-maintenance so you won’t find any fussy Birthday Party ideas around here! I like to keep things simple. Thankfully, several years ago MacGyver began a tradition of celebrating his birthday at Aunt Joyce’s […]


Post image for Robin Eggs Bird Nests Treats: FREE printable recipe guide for children

Little edible birdie nest. Cute! Right? Who knew you could mix marshmallows and chow mein noodles up into a tasty spring treat. I realize chow mein noodles sound weird but they basically taste like pretzels without all of the salt. I saw a photo of these sweet treats years ago but never got around to […]


Post image for Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches: FREE printable recipe guide for children

Looking for a yummy Valentine’s Day Treat? How about our Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches. They also make a yummy breakfast if you want to surprise everyone with a little berry love Valentine’s Day morning. Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches FREE printable recipe guide Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 tbsp cream cheese 1 tbsp blueberries […]

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Post image for Berry Creamy Sandwiches: FREE Printable Recipe Guide for Children

The kiddos and I are busy adding to our repertoire of snack recipes.  Our Berry Creamy Sandwich can easily double as a breakfast recipe. How about that? A snack recipe that is healthy enough to be served at breakfast! Berry Creamy Sandwiches FREE printable recipe guide Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 tbsp cream […]

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Post image for Hazelnut Banana Bites: FREE Printable Recipe Guides for Children

My kiddos have a knack for waiting until I’m right in the middle of something to inform me, “I’m hungry! Can I have a snack?” My goal is to teach my children to head into the kitchen to whip up their own healthy snacks. Other than a few Kashi bars, we typically don’t have any […]


Post image for Mini Santa Cheesecakes: FREE printable recipe guide for children

Looking for an easy Christmas treat? The kiddos and I combined our supper easy mini cheesecake recipe with strawberry hats to create these ultra cute and tasty Mini Santa Cheesecakes for our friends and neighbors. I like simple, especially this time of year. Who am I kidding, when it comes to baking, I keep it […]


Post image for 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes: FREE printable recipe guides

I had my doubts when Aunt Joyce first introduced us to this ultra simple 2 ingredient pumpkin cake recipe. When she told me all we had to do was mix a can of pumpkin (not pie mix) into a box of Devil’s Food Cake Mix, I thought she was crazy. But surprise, surprise! These pumpkin […]

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I’m a year behind. Seriously, I’m a full year behind! Last week Miss Engima celebrated her 6th birthday with an Operation Christmas Child Packing Party. But what happened to her 5th birthday party? No, we didn’t skip her birthday last year . . . Last year, the kiddos baked delicious Mini Cheesecakes for Miss Enigma’s […]


Post image for Easy Party Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze: FREE printable recipe guides

Every week my husband and I get together with a group of friends to play a casual game of cards. The gracious host and hostess share a dessert with all of us card players. Here’s the problem; I’m NOT a baker. Our sister Jennifer got all the talent for baking-up sweet treats. When we have […]

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Post image for Planning A Simple Kid’s Birthday Party that is Outside of the Box

I’m a simple Mommy, who is just a wee bit nostalgic. Okay, I admit it. I’m very nostalgic. When I was a child, my mother and sisters planned at home birthday parties for me that included simple, traditional party games. My sister Jennifer would bake-up a sheet cake and decorate it with those packaged sugar […]


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I’m a bit of a fuddy-duddy when it comes to sweets in our house. Enter the picture my sisters. Aunt Jennifer and Aunt Joyce treat my children to all kinds of delicious sweets. On a visit to Aunt Joyce’s house last winter, MacGyver was served instant hot cocoa. MacGyver has been dreaming of hot cocoa […]


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Watch-out Fun Math Lesson Ahead! Have we ever mentioned our family is close?! That closeness extends to our mother’s family. Every year we still celebrate Christmas together. Growing-up, these Christmas celebrations included some delicious traditions: Aunt Gladys’s Upside Down Pineapple Cake, Aunt Leatrice’s Snickerdoolde Cookies (made especially for Jeannine) and Aunt Leatrice’s Trash Mix. You […]


Post image for Easy Birthday Cup Cakes: FREE printable recipe guides for children

For Miss Enigma’s Halloween Birthday party we decided to keep the cupcakes simple and go a little bit healthier. I say a little bit healthier because we did start with a boxed cake-mix; however, we stuck to our two ingredient Deviously Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Muffins and Easy Spice Pumpkin Muffins. If you haven’t tried […]


Post image for 1, 2, Easy Spice Pumpkin Muffins: FREE printable recipe guides for children

We first tried this Devilishly Delicious and Easy pumpkin recipe with Devil’s Food Moist Cake Mix. The chocolate and pumpkin combination was so yummy it got our creative taste buds going. This time around we traded the Devil’s Food mix for a Spice Cake mix. Once again we’ve hit the jackpot on easy and delicious. […]


Post image for Devilishly Delicious and Easy Pumpkin Muffins: FREE printable recipe guides for children

These muffins are so easy two little kiddos can make them. No seriously, they’re that simple. And they even taste good. But we won’t tell the kiddos that the pumpkin is actually good for them! I dare everyone not to take a taste while whipping up these muffins! Look for the FREE printable recipe guide […]