5 Ways to Enjoy Juice Concentrate (other than as juice)

5 Ways to Enjoy Juice Concentrate (other than as juice)

I'm a huge fan of juice concentrate.It's fresh when you make it, easy, convenient and simple to make. And there are so many uses for juice concentrate. I don't just use it to make juice! So when Walmart asked me to check out Old Orchard - one of my all time favorite brands of juice concentrate - I knew that I'd have lots to say! When I buy juice concentrate, I look for the standard that Old Orchard has. Old Orchard 100% Juices and Juice Blend frozen concentrates contain no added sugar, no artificial flavors and no preservatives. Each 8-oz glass equals two servings of fruit and contains 120% … [Read more...]

Goals For A Healthy Mealtime Family Legacy

Goals For A Healthy Mealtime Family Legacy

Building a family legacy for my children is a huge priority in my parenting. I want my kids to appreciate where they come from, understand where they’ve been and lean on the values they’ve been raised with when trying to navigate where they’re going. That’s why I’m excited to be partnered with Barilla and Share the Table, an initiative aimed to inform parents of the importance of meaningful meals to the development of our kids. Now that Alina is getting older, creating traditions and a foundation of values around the dinner table has been something we’ve been practicing more diligently. … [Read more...]

Camembert and Apple Croque: Meatless Recipes

Camembert and Apple Croque: Meatless Recipes

Meatless Recipes Whether you're celebrating Lent or enjoying some French inspired cuisine, creating meatless recipes is easy when you're working with decadent ingredients. This easy recipe for Grilled Camembert and Apple Croque (that's French for "crunch", but refers to a type of sandwich) will have you wondering what the big deal is about meat anyway. The Camembert cheese is rich in flavor and tones down the tart green apple slices, while the grilled French bread makes this sandwich feel extra fancy. It's perfect for kids, dinner or any occasion! It's especially perfect for Lent, in … [Read more...]

Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe: Cultural Activity for Kids

Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe: Cultural Activity for Kids

Ireland Cultural Party: Irish Soda Bread Recipe I can't believe it's been a year since our first culture party! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we learned about Ireland and also made Irish Soda Bread. With March 17th quickly approaching, I thought I would finally share the easy soda bread recipe that Alina made. I got all our ingredients at Walmart, our one stop shop, and thank them for sponsoring this post! Culture Activity for Kids Cooking alongside our little ones is a great way to embrace culture. We decided to make homemade Irish soda bread to learn more about Ireland. Soda bread is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe

I ordered a French Onion Soup not long ago and, while my family thought a bowl full of onions was less than desirable, I completely disagreed. It's hearty, yet light. The onions are sweet and, let's not forget the cheesy top layer! Seriously, what's not to love? So I decided to make a slow cooker French Onion Soup to prove to my family how delicious and satisfying this meal can be. I was also excited to cook with Holland House's Sherry Vinegar, as it was my first time using this vinegar. As a Mizkan Ambassador, this post is sponsored by the kind folks at Holland House. And let's just say, … [Read more...]

Homemade Seasoning Packets: Mexican, Italian & Moroccan Recipes

Homemade Seasoning Packets: Mexican, Italian & Moroccan Recipes

DIY Homemade Seasoning Packets to Conquer the Meal Plan Busy moms need serious time management skills! I’m not complaining, but sometimes I look up and it’s already 5 p.m., without dinner even being started. That’s usually when I grab a quick seasoning packet to inspire a meal. But not only are those packets limiting, they often times consist of some yucky ingredients not desirable for our little ones. I’ve wanted to make homemade seasoning packets for quite some time, and am excited to be partnering with Ziploc®’s for their Fresh 180 program to deliver unique ethnic seasoning blends – … [Read more...]

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