Here you will find all things food related. To be totally honest, I don't love cooking BUT I love keeping my family healthy and well nourished. I'll be sharing all of my favorite recipes, lunch box ideas for kids and adults as well as meal planning and prep. I love trying new recipes so feel free to share your favorites too. Enjoy your stay here and be sure to check back often.
Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats
Here are a few fun ideas for Valentine’s Day sweet treats. These can be made ahead of time, enjoyed on the day or even be beautifully packaged to give as gifts for teachers, friends and family. They’re all fairly easy and something that kids of just about any age will enjoy helping with. These Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats are all very versatile, so you don’t need to limit yourself to Valentine’s decorations. Switch up the sprinkles and colors to use for any special occasion or holiday. 1. Chocolate Banana Sundae Bites Recipe inspired by Emilie from Finding Zest Serves: 8-10 Bites Ingredients Instructions These can be assembled without cupcake picks or…
Valentine’s Day Desserts
Are you looking for some easy, yet elegant Valentine’s desserts? Whether you are going to be celebrating Galentine’s day with your best friends, spending quality time with a special someone or just enjoying the day with family, it’s an excellent excuse to indulge in delicious food and decadent desserts. I’ve got some of my favorite Valentine’s day desserts that I’m sure you’ll absolutely love. Get ready to start indulging that sweet tooth… 1. Oreo Cookies and Cream No-Bake Cheesecake Serves: 6-12 INGREDIENTS CRUST CHEESECAKE INSTRUCTIONS CRUST CHEESECAKE 2. Chocolate Mousse Cup Hearts I found this recipe by Beth from Hungry Happenings. I prefer to use instant or store bought chocolate mousse,…
Easy Gingerbread Man Recipe
This easy gingerbread man recipe will make entertaining the kids so fun. It’s the perfect time of the year and even the youngest ones love to help. Granted, clean up will be a little more than expected but the kids have a ton of fun when they are part of creating something yummy. Ingredients Method Tip: If you’d like to decorate with other edible decorations instead of currants and cherries, do that after baking and cooling, To check out some more of my favorite recipes click here. You can follow me on Instagram to stay updated on new posts. I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment…
Charcuterie Board Ideas
Charcuterie boards (or you can even turn it into a table to really impress) are always a hit for any party. There’s always something on there to satisfy any ones cravings, and the best part is… It looks like you put in a ton of effort but you really didn’t. Honestly, the past few years have been a roller coaster for our family, and not in a good way. Although, one good thing that came from that I suppose is learning how to pull off great entertainment for friends and family with little time and hardly any planning. I have always loved hosting parties and events, no matter how big…
Ranch Dressing Recipe
This Ranch dressing recipe is by far the best one I’ve come across. Ranch dressing is probably the most popular addition to anything edible in my opinion (not sweet treats, of course), so I really wanted to share this quick and easy ranch dressing recipe with you. Although, I must give credit to Miss Liz Heart, who kindly shared it in her Instagram stories and I couldn’t help but screen shot the recipe for future use. This recipe is extremely simple to make and I definitely prefer making it fresh than just buying from the store because at least then I know what I’m putting in. Ingredients Method The method…
Kids Meal Planning
Meal planning, especially for kids, has always been a priority for me because it fuels their bodies and minds to develop into the best they can be. Figuring out what to prepare for breakfast, pack for lunch or make for dinner has always been challenging but planning in advance has made this task a breeze. A balanced meal or snack should have: Keep kids meals and snacks interesting by changing up the way you serve them. Using spiral slicers for vegetables or making fruit skewers or better yet, get them to help. I find they’re eager to try the food that they helped create themselves. Change up the shapes of…
Creamy Bacon and Mushroom Pasta
My creamy bacon and mushroom pasta dish is a regular on our menu. This recipe is a family favorite and it’s the easiest anytime lunch or dinner, great to feed unexpected guests too. There’s no complicated ingredients or procedures, it’s all very straight forward. Ingredients Method To start, sauté the diced onions in a little olive or coconut oil. Next you can add the minced bacon and fry until almost crispy. After that you an go ahead and add the sliced mushrooms, at this point I tend to need to add a little water so that the mushrooms can cook and the bacon doesn’t burn onto the bottom of the…
Baked Coffee and Fruit Pudding
This baked coffee and fruit pudding is a hit at family gatherings. If you’re looking for something unique yet simple to finish off a delicious meal, look no further. It’s is a perfect little dessert that’s ideal for the festive season too. Ingredients Method I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe so please leave a comment or if you have any tips of your own, please let me know. If you make this recipe please tag me on Instagram. To check out some more of my favorite recipes click here.
Souskluitjies or Cinnamon Dumplings
Souskluitjies or Cinnamon dumplings is one of my favorite cozy desserts but surprisingly very little people know about it. It’s definitely quite popular here in South Africa. This recipe is really very simple to make and really satisfies a sweet craving. Ingredients Method Souskluitjies or Cinnamon Dumpling Sauce Ingredients Method I’d love to hear your feedback on this recipe so please leave a comment or if you have any tips of your own, please let me know. If you make this recipe please tag me on Instagram. To check out some more of my favorite recipes click here.
Chocolate Cream Puffs
This chocolate cream puff recipe is super simple and it’s something the kids love to help make, especially if they get to taste the chocolate cream filling along the way. But hey, who can say no to chocolate? I’ll get right to this recipe because its too good to delay. Ingredients Method Chocolate Cream Filling Ingredients Method These are a perfect little, bite-sized treat, especially for the holidays. They’re great to pack for picnics or even as lunch box treats. The chocolate cream puffs can even be decorated a little with a drizzle of chocolate, edible glitter or sprinkles to add an extra touch. You could even add some edible…