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Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Nothing says summer like a fresh, juicy watermelon! All of our girls love it, and love making a mess of it, it’s such a quick & easy snack. Claire has been such a champ eater, watermelon was one of the first foods we gave her when we started baby lead weaning. And as you can see, she’s still a big fan!!

With a fridge full of fresh fruit these days, I decided to put something a little more fun together for the girls, especially since they have had colds on & off for like ever… so they need lots of vitamin c & hydration! I grabbed some blueberries & bananas, fresh coconut & what was left over of our watermelon. We sliced it down the center & cut it into pizza like slices, then I let the girls go to town making their pizzas. There are a million different ways you can make this, I’ve even seen it Caprese salad style with balsamic glaze, and it looked amazing! It would also be delicious with some sliced strawberries, pineapple & maybe some chocolate chips if you’re feeling like mom of the year. πŸ˜‰ So if you’re looking for a healthy afternoon snack for your toddlers, watermelon fruit pizza is where it’s at!

Now for the weird part, my favorite part of watermelon is the super light pink, almost white part where it meets the rind. I’m not the only one, right? πŸ˜‰ Yum!
Happy snacking! XO
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Easter Brunch Cheesy Potatoes

Who here is dreaming up Easter brunch recipes this week? We love good food around here & are excited to host our family and friends this Easter Sunday for brunch after church. We are sharing one of our favorite recipes this week in partnership with Daisy Sour Cream, a recipe that you may have heard us mention before because it is one of our very favorites, cheesy potato casserole!

This recipe is always a HUGE hit for large groups of people, our kids love it so much & as always, love helping prepare it in the kitchen. Daisy has introduced new Squeeze Sour Cream which is ideal for little helping hands, rather than using a pull back top and messy container, the girls are able to take turns adding one of the main ingredients to this dish! Also, no mess, which is huge when cooking with kids! 
  

RECIPE

1 bag of frozen, cubed potatoes
12 oz Daisy Sour Cream
6 tbsp butter, cubed
1 can of cream of celery soup
1 1/4 cup of milk
3 cups of 2% milk Velveeta cheese, cubed
In a large mixing bowl, combine cubed potatoes, cream of celery soup & milk. Squeeze in Sour Cream & mix well. Add in cubed butter & cheese. Grease a large glass casserole dish & empty mixture into dish to prepare for oven. Place in oven at 350 degrees, no need to preheat. Bake for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent cheese from browning too quickly. Once taken out of the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

One more thing I love about this recipe, is that it can be served to with any meal. If you’re preparing breakfast, it pairs so well with eggs & bacon, but can also be the perfect side dish for turkey or ham at Easter dinner. Any time our kids can help cook, and our guests ask for seconds, we know we have found a winning dish! πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy!
This post is brought to you by Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream. Squeeze more out of Easter with a #DollopOfDaisy.
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Six St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

We are excited for some St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans this week, most of which include wearing green & polishing off a box of Lucky Charms. Harper always asks what holiday comes next & at her age, it is especially fun to find ways to make it special. I wanted to try a few fun recipes this year, most of which included these pretty rainbow marshmallows. I emptied a whole box of cereal into a big bowl & let the girls pick out all of the marshmallows to put aside for us to use. I was surprised to get an entire sticky jar full of marshmallows, despite the mess & marshmallow consumption. πŸ™‚

We are going to be making some frozen cereal & milk pops on Thursday, but I just couldn’t resist throwing a handful into our popcorn last night (for the Bachelor finale, who else was watching?! #teamjojo). We have been making popcorn on the stove top lately & it just can’t be beat, I love it with a good drizzle of melted butter & a pinch of sea salt. I’m pretty obsessed with how this turned out, it was the perfect combo of sweet + salty!
 

St. Patrick's Day Snacks
Here are five more St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes that I am loving, surely my kids would go bananas for each & every one of these.
Lucky Charms French Toast // You had me at marshmallow cream topping.

Rainbow Fruit Pizza // A healthy snack that might just be too pretty to eat.

Lucky Charms Macarons // I think I love the food photography just as much as the actual food here.

Green Pistachio Ice Cream // Homemade ice cream is always irresistible in our house.

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches // Except I’m afraid all future snacks would be inferior once my kids tried this.

Hope you found a little inspiration here to make something fun & festive this week!
What do you have on your St. Patrick’s Day menu?!

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