How to Cut a Watermelon!


My family LOVES watermelon – myself included! I was really pleased to discover an easy way to cut a watermelon a few years ago. I started off slicing it slightly differently (see this blog post on how to slice a watermelon in a way that yields pretty diamond-shaped pieces), but I prefer this (similar, but […]

Kid-Friendly Smoothies {No Sugar Added}


With hot weather here, I love to make smoothies for lunch. They are a healthy treat, and a fun way to cool down – especially in homes like ours that don’t have any air conditioning! Today I’m sharing some of our favorite kid-friendly smoothie combinations, and I would love to hear yours in the comments, […]

Feeding Kids Healthy Foods: Chia Seeds


My sister Catherine (also the creator of cute Easter egg bunnies) introduced me to Chia seeds (affiliate link), and I have really enjoyed playing with this newly-popular superfood! My favorite thing to do with them is to combine them with juice, just like you find in the Mamma Chia squeeze packs (or bottles – it’s […]

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe


I adore pumpkin pancakes, and I tweaked several recipes until I worked something out that I really liked. We often put chocolate chips in ours because I adore chocolate (the ones in this photo have them), but my eight-year-old prefers hers plain. These pancakes have no added sugar (unless you add chocolate chips), and my […]

Homemade Pasta


This post contains Amazon affiliate links for items that make it a little easier to make your own homemade pasta. If you purchase an item through one of these links, I may earn a small commission. Thank you for supporting my blog! I’ve made homemade pasta off and on for a few years now. I […]

Super-Simple Two Ingredient Chocolate Sauce and Dip

Chocolate sauce doesn’t get much easier or more delicious than this! All you need for this chocolate sauce, which can also use as a chocolate dip, are these two ingredients, in equal parts: Your favorite chocolate chips. My current favorites are the huge Kirkland Signature brand bag that Costco started selling a few months ago. […]

Child-Made Birthday Cake!

Yesterday was my birthday, and the three “big” kids had a blast making me a birthday cake (with a little help from dad, who doesn’t bake himself) while Anna and I napped. Seven-year-old Emma picked out a marbled cake recipe from (affiliate link) The Cookbook for Kids – a fantastic cookbook from Williams & Sonoma […]