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9 Kid Friendly Crock Pot Recipes

Don’t you hate when you have been working hard all day and then you have to face making something for dinner? Do you wish there was a way a magic fairy could leave dinner already ready for you? There is a way that’s simple and that fairy is your crock pot! Check out these healthy, whole food ingredient, kid friendly crock pot recipes your family will love. Get ready for some super yummy fall comfort food!

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(Instant Pot) Chicken Tortilla Soup

(Instant Pot) Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don’t you HATE when you are starving at the end of the day but have no inspiration for cooking? What if you could whip together the most delicious soup you’ve ever tasted in just a few minutes at the end of the day? I LOVE soup, so I’m a constantly looking for new ways to make it and this Chicken Tortilla Soup has rocked my world! I was able to adapt it to use my instant pot and I just tossed in a package of FROZEN SOLID chicken breasts and had a delicious meal in no time. » Read more

How to Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles with Kids

How to Make Refrigerator Dill Pickles with Kids

Have you ever made pickles and just didn’t like the way they turned out? I have and boy it’s disappointing. I hate a soggy pickle that doens’t have a yummy flavor. We have tons of cucumbers in the garden, so we’ve been making refrigerator dill pickles and they are awesome. I love them and the kids love them. Even my picky husband loves them. Making refrigerator dill pickles is a super fun, simple activity any age child can help with.

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How to Make Easy Sausage Balls (with real food)

How to Make Easy Sausage Balls (with real food)

Looking for something new to feed your family? These sausage balls are super easy, and are made with real food ingredients.

I wanted to add some new menu items to my childcare menu and I thought of the idea of a sausage ball recipe. People serve them as hors d’oeuvres at parties, but they are really just cheese and sausage biscuits. I knew they were incredibly easy to make, but they use Bisquick baking mix and I don’t use boxed foods like that.

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7 Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions (Pasta)

7 Quick and Easy Dinner Solutions (Pasta)

Convenience meals like Hamburger Helper or other prepackaged easy dinner foods are super easy to recreate without all the chemicals. All you need is some pasta, meat, and flavorings. You can have a healthy, one-pot, easy dinner on the table for your family in no time. All the recipes start the same way, and you can change them up to fit what works for your family’s taste!

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Buttery, Comforting Tuna Casserole Made with Real Food

Buttery, Comforting Tuna Casserole Made with Real Food

Do you need a new menu for dinner that isn’t super difficult but the whole family will love? I make tuna casserole for my daycare kids and they can’t get enough of it. I love it too. I have a formula for making my own homemade hamburger helper type meals that save me time and money on food, but are made without all the harmful chemicals that come in processed food. This tuna casserole is a spin on that idea.

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Cook 1 Chicken, Make 3 Meals

How to use leftover chicken three ways, instant pot friendly recipes

I saved a ton of money and time buying one whole chicken and making it into three wonderful meals. Buying whole chickens is much more economical than just getting boneless skinless chicken breast. Whole chickens have a better variety of meat and nutrition available as well. Making delicious meals from leftover chicken is super easy.

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Real Food Party Drink Recipes

Real Food Party Drink Recipes

I don’t know about you but I love a party! Would you love to have some fun, yummy drinks to serve that aren’t full of artificial colors and flavors? I don’t drink alcohol but I love having a fun party drink to serve. I have done a lot of different things over the years, but I love the idea of making fruit punch from real food ingredients. There are a thousand recipes for fruit punch but most of them have cool aid or soda or some other ingredient that I like to avoid in my diet and my kid’s diets.

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