Summer is here! Watermelon Pops for all!

I just love watermelon. I hated it until about 5 years ago. It was just yucky stuff until, one day, it wasn’t. I’m not sure what made me eat it five years ago. I have no idea but I do remember thinking about how delicious that juicy cold fruit was. Mmmmm. I want some right…

$2 Lunches in 10 minutes.

Here is my mantra on homemade school lunches: Lunch should be simple, healthy, inexpensive and tasty.  I am in the process of putting together an E-Book on lunches that can be made in 10 minutes for around $2. My lunch making process is more of an assembly rather than actually “making” LOL. The truth is,…

Bento boxes!

Hi guys, Here are a few recent bento boxes from our 4th graders lunch. I follow a simple formula for lunches that generally means it has four components: 1. Protein 2. Grain 3. Fruit 4. Veggie I work through these particulars when I do our meal planning for the week. This way my grocery list…

Throwback Pic of our Very 1st Bento Box! & Week 3 Bento lunches

Hi guys! Here are this weeks school lunch bento boxes along with a shot of the very first Bento box that I made. Our first Bento lunch was August 2012! Gabriel, our oldest, was in 3rd grade and Michael, our youngest was in 2nd grade. My, how times has flown by. 🙂 We’ve taken breaks…

Bento school lunches Week 2 + A weird birthday treat.

Hello everyone, We had an amazing week all week long! I hope your week knocked your socks off as well. Last weekend we celebrated Michael’s 9th birthday. We went laser tagging and then had a little party at the house. It was a really fun day. Every year for their birthday I make a weird…

How To Turn Regular Rice Into Amazing-Amazingness.

Hi everyone, Rice is a staple in our home so any chance to turn it into the main course is a win. This is an Italian comfort food, where rice is the star! Our family LOVES: Arancini di riso. This is simply stuffed risotto: over cooked rice when prepared at my house 🙂 rolled in…

School lunch item review + Week 1 (2014/15) Bentos.

Happy Friday. It’s been a busy week around here. The first week of school is officially completed and all the kids are talking about is sleeping in over the weekend. I would like to say that I am in 100% agreement with their weekend plans. I’m pooped and ready for some quiet time and a…

Waffle-wiches are Deli-ci-i-cious!

I discovered last night that sandwiches made from frozen waffles are delicious. Though it might sound a little crazy it’s absolutely a must try. 🙂 We got home really late last night and while the kids did their bedtime routine I made these: The recipe is from Rachel Ray (here’s the book). It’s so simple…

Delicious Shrimp Quesadillas.

I love Pioneer Woman and to be honest I have never tried a recipe of hers that wasn’t delicious! I was watching her show the other evening when she made Shrimp Quesadillas. I filed images of that deliciousness away for later. Well, “later” came this afternoon :). I realized I had tortillas I needed to…

Yummy and Delicious Thai Chicken Pizza

A few weeks ago I realized that I had a problem. I didn’t want to cook anymore. This was really huge for me because I am a cooker! I love the creativity that cooking gives me and I love the reward of eating something tasty.  I had just completely run out of inspiration. I realized…

Watermelon Pops

Hello everyone! I made these this weekend and absolutely loved them. So cute and a lot less messy than the traditional wedge. They’re super easy to make and it only takes 4 steps. Items you’ll need: -Popsicle sticks -Watermelon wedge -Big knife -Paring knife Step 1: Cute the wedge in half. Step 2: Cute the…