Posts Tagged ‘snacks’

Oatmeal M&M Bars (Kid’s In the Kitchen)

posted by Andrea | 11/15/2017 | 8 comments

Today I’m sharing another super easy, “Kid’s In The Kitchen” recipe… this time, with Simon and James as my trusty helpers!

The recipe is from my neighbor who also has 4 little kids, so you know it’s going to be easy! It’s a super yummy snack or dessert my kids love. 

Easy Chocolate Covered Banana “Popsicles”

posted by Andrea | 07/18/2017 | 15 comments

My kids love any type of frozen treat (especially during hot summer months). And while we do have some popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and freeze pops, I also freeze gogurts, we make our own juice and pudding pops, AND I’ve started making chocolate covered banana pops (and bites) — which the kids think are so fantastic.

If you’re looking for a frugal, simple, delicious summer treat — give these a try!!!

My 2-Minute Tip for Gourmet-Looking Cookies

posted by Andrea | 07/6/2017 | 25 comments

As many of you know, I’m not normally one for “gourmet” cooking or baking. That said, I’ve always had somewhat of a weakness for gourmet cookies (like the ones at Panera Bread).

So today, I’m sharing how I make gourmet-looking cookies at home with just a couple extra minutes!

Kids In The Kitchen: Pretzel Candy Bites

posted by Andrea | 12/21/2016 | 12 comments

If you’re looking for an extremely simple, super delicious treat to bring to a holiday party, or just something fun to do with your children or grandchildren over Christmas break, I don’t think you can go wrong with these yummy pretzel candy bites!

The gooey caramel + crunchy pretzel + sweet chocolate + salty pretzel is one of the best combos I’ve had in a bite-sized snack in a long time!

Easy Pizza Sliders

posted by Andrea | 08/9/2016 | 23 comments

Today’s recipe is a family favorite, and I’m asked for the recipe almost every time I make these pizza sliders.

They are absolutely delicious, super frugal, and so ridiculously simple to make… thankfully, my family doesn’t get tired of me making them over and over again 🙂

Homemade Juice Pops – A Simple Summer Snack

posted by Andrea | 06/23/2016 | 17 comments

A couple months ago, the kids and I stumbled across a popsicle mold at the dollar store and I quickly snatched it up, promising homemade popsicles for a snack later that day.

Since then, we have enjoyed homemade juice pops as an afternoon snack on a VERY regular basis! They taste great on a hot summer day and take roughly 10 seconds to make!!

Easy 7-Layer Chip Dip

posted by Andrea | 06/15/2016 | 10 comments

One of my most favorite “Mexican-ish” snacks (or side dishes) is this yummy 7-layer chip dip. It’s SO quick and easy to make and it tastes absolutely delicious with tortilla chips or corn chips.

If you’re looking for a ridiculously easy, make-ahead cold side dish for an upcoming summer gathering, this layer dip should do the trick!

Two Of Our Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

posted by Andrea | 05/11/2016 | 2 comments

We love cookies and we love peanut butter, so I make peanut butter cookies a lot.

Today, I’m sharing one simple recipe that makes TWO different cookies — both of which are favorites around our house!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

posted by Andrea | 04/20/2016 | 24 comments

After lots and lots of “research”, recipe testing, and recipe tweaking, I’ve settled on a new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that my family is crazy about.

If you’re looking for a crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, non-fluffy, non-crumbly, really yummy chocolate chip cookie… this recipe is a must-try for you!

How We Do Snacks and Sweet Treats

posted by Andrea | 04/13/2016 | 37 comments

Over the past month, I’ve gotten many emails and questions about how we handle snacks and desserts in our home — and since the Dekkers are all BIG fans of snacks and sweets, I figured it would be a fairly simple post to share.

Plus, I had so much fun digging up all those cute “messy face” photos of my kids from past years!

Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies {Kids in the Kitchen}

posted by Andrea | 03/24/2016 | 8 comments

Our entire family has a sweet spot for cookies — they are definitely our go-to snack of choice almost all the time.

While Dave and I prefer chocolate and peanut butter in our cookies, the kids LOVE sprinkles! If you’re looking for a fun and easy recipe to make with kids, or just a festive spring-colored treat, these cake-mix cookies should do the trick!

Rhubarb Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

posted by Andrea | 05/28/2015 | 6 comments

I’ve been on a muffin-making kick lately — so when I realized my rhubarb plant had plenty of rhubarb for muffins, I flipped through my files and found my rhubarb muffin recipe.

If you’re looking for a quick and simple recipe to use up some rhubarb, give this one a try!

Chewy, Delicious Blondie Bars

posted by Andrea | 05/7/2015 | 11 comments

Today’s recipe for Blondie Bars came from my sister…

I’m not sure where her variation of this recipe came from; but I do know they are really good, really easy, make a nice big batch, and freeze well — so they are essentially the perfect recipe to share here on my blog!

Our Favorite Finger Jell-O Recipe

posted by Andrea | 04/23/2015 | 18 comments

After I realized finger Jell-O was one of the only foods Nora would eat when she was younger, I tried a boatload of different recipes until I landed on this one… and I’ve been making it ever since.

It’s super quick, simple, and very sturdy — which makes it easy to cut into fun shapes and pieces.

Pizza Sammies: A Recipe from Dave!

posted by Andrea | 03/11/2015 | 12 comments

This super simple recipe is actually one of Dave’s recipes — from when he lived on his own for a year before we were married 🙂

Pizza Sammies (as we call them) are definitely a “step up” from traditional grilled cheese sandwiches, they are most likely a lot healthier than traditional pizza, and they make a great lunch, dinner, or even a protein-packed snack when you’re in a hurry.

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Brownies

posted by Andrea | 01/21/2015 | 21 comments

I recently discovered that in over 4 years of blogging, I have yet to share my most favorite, super delicious, tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen brownies (that just so happen to start with a boxed mix!)

If you like chocolate, caramel, and ‘easy’, you’ll LOVE these brownies!

The Easiest Appetizer Ever!

posted by Andrea | 12/16/2014 | 10 comments

If you’re looking for an ultra-simple, no-bake, last-minute appetizer to take to an upcoming holiday party (or really any gathering throughout the year) I would highly recommend this “recipe”.

You won’t disapoint anyone’s taste buds and, better yet, you won’t spend all day in the kitchen!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

posted by Andrea | 06/27/2014 | 6 comments

Last week, I was on a mission to use up a bunch of the stock-pile in our freezer and pantry — and in the process, I came up with a new favorite dessert recipe involving 2 of Dave’s favorite ingredients: Chocolate and Peanut Butter!

The results were pretty darn good if you ask me — the perfect combination of smooth, crunchy, salty and sweet!