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Meatball Recipe with Real Food

MEATBALL RECIPE: Making kid food from real food ingredients gives children the most health and nutrition possible. This meatball recipe made with real food is a kid pleaser. They are stuffed with hidden nutrition and I can make a ton of them ahead of time and freeze them so they're ready.

Making kid food from real food ingredients gives children the most health and nutrition possible. This meatball recipe made with real food is a kid pleaser. They are stuffed with hidden nutrition and I can make a ton of them ahead of time and freeze them so they’re ready.

I love freezer meals and bulk cooking! If you want to see how to simplify menu planning, click here

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Mac and Cheese Recipe with Real Food

MAC AND CHEESE RECIPE: I have searched and searched for a great mac and cheese recipe for years and I have finally figured it out! I don’t want to serve my kids (or myself) processed cheese food, I want to serve them real food ingredients.

I have searched and searched for a great mac and cheese recipe for years and I have finally figured it out! I don’t want to serve my kids (or myself) processed cheese food, (Velveta) I want to serve them real food ingredients.

Every recipe I saw for using real cheeses called for you to make a roux with flour and butter, and then add liquid and make a sauce and melt the cheese into it. I just never liked it. If you want a recipe with roux, check this healthy mac and cheese

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Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket Recipe for Kids

HAM AND CHEESE HOT POCKET RECIPE: Do you know how many chemicals are in hot pockets? They are convenient and can be delicious, especially if you make them yourself. This homemade ham and cheese hot pocket recipe is a kid pleaser. You can make it in bulk and freeze it for several meals to save a ton of time. 

This homemade ham and cheese hot pocket recipe is a kid pleaser. You can make it in bulk and freeze it for several meals to save a ton of time. 

I use the pioneer woman’s pizza crust recipe for this because it’s perfect every time. She knows what’s up! Click here for the dough recipe. 

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Fresh Green Beans Recipe

FRESH GREEN BEANS RECIPE: My daycare kids LOVE my world famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

My daycare kids LOVE my world famous green beans. We had a ton of green beans coming out of the garden and were eating them as fast as we could. We came up with this super yummy fresh green beans recipe.

A few years ago, when I had some older boys enrolled in care, they would ask me to cook this green bean recipe all the time. I would make them as soon as we could get enough green beans from the garden. They dubbed them world famous and who am I to argue with that. Pre-teen boys know where it’s at! It’s comfort food. 

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How to Make Homemade Mozzarella Cheese

Making fresh homemade mozzarella cheese is by far the easiest cheese I have made. It's unlike any cheese you've tasted from the store.

Making fresh homemade mozzarella cheese is by far the easiest cheese I have made. It’s unlike any cheese you’ve tasted from the store. It also takes the least amount of special equipment. Just a few simple cheesemaking ingredients and a few minutes of time and you’ll be enjoying delicious fresh cheese!

Cheesemaking ingredients

All you need is milk, citric acid, liquid rennet, and cheese salt. You will also need a big heavy stock pot to cook it in and a heatproof bowl to continue to heat it in as you knead it.

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How to Make Homemade Healing Salve Recipe

Healing salve is great for healing up chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises or just about anything else you can think of. It helps heal bites, burns and other skin irritations as well. Learn how to make homemade healing salve for yourself and you won't need to buy antibiotic ointment again!

Healing salve is great for healing up chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises or just about anything else you can think of. It helps heal bites, burns and other skin irritations as well. Learn how to make homemade healing salve for yourself and you won’t need to buy antibiotic ointment again!

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Sausage and Potato Empanadas Recipe for Kids

SAUSAGE AND POTATO EMPANADAS RECIPE: I am working some new daycare menu items for my Little Sprouts. I decided to give empanadas a try. I make them in bulk so we have them in the freezer for several meals. This sausage and potato empanadas recipe tastes amazing too!

I am working some new daycare menu items for my Little Sprouts. I decided to give empanadas a try. I make them in bulk so we have them in the freezer for several meals. This sausage and potato empanadas recipe tastes amazing too!

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