• Hand Washing Experiment for Kids - Day 10 - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Hand Washing Experiment for Kids

    When it comes to washing hands, teaching kids the why, is just as important as the how.  If they understand the importance of why we wash, then they’re probably more likely to remember to do so

  • Super Easy Whole Grain French Bread - by Little Spoons & Spice

    Super Easy Whole Grain French Bread

    Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh baked bread? Aside from smelling amazing, this bread is delicious.  This just might be the perfect bread recipe! There is minimal proofing and kneading.  The

  • Cinnamon Apple Chips - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Cinnamon Apple Chips

    Now that the kids are back in school, these Cinnamon Apple Chips are perfect to send along for snack time, in a lunch box, or just have them ready for an after school snack.  This recipe works for

  • Best Tomato Soup for Canning - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Best Tomato Soup for Canning

    Over the last week or two, we’ve been making tomato soup just about every other day.  Our garden has continued to provide us with a steady supply of beautifully ripe tomatoes.  So the kids are

  • back to school by Little Spoons and Spice

    Back to School Time

    I can’t believe its mid-August already!  I am one that loves all four seasons… well maybe 3.5 of the seasons.  The tail end of winter gets a little long.  And as much as I love summer, by the

  • Peanut Butter Apple Slices - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Peanut Butter Apple Slices

    Crisp apple, creamy peanut butter and a hint of chocolate… yumm!!  These three ingredients married together make a delicious and nutritious combination. Here’s a secret about these peanut

  • Quinoa Pizza Bites

    If you are a quinoa (“keen-wa”) lover, this is for you!  I say “if”, because half of my family approved, but the other half didn’t.  If you don’t like quinoa, you probably won’t like

  • Perfect Turkey Meatballs - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Perfect Turkey Meatballs

    These turkey meatballs are AMAZE BALLS!  The kids ask for them on a weekly basis. Luckily we always have a stash in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.  A few years back, I was looking for a new

  • Crunchy Quinoa Granola - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Crunchy Quinoa Granola

    This yummy, crunchy granola goodness is the perfect boost for your morning wake-up.  And it’s delicious on top of yogurt, as it gives a bit of sweet crunch.  Our kiddos like to eat it plain, with

  • Pineapple Frozen Yogurt - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

    As you may have noticed, we’re on a homemade frozen yogurt kick.  Now that the warm weather is here to stay, the kiddos appreciate an ice cold and refreshing treat.  And as parents, we appreciate

  • Blue-Strawberry Popsicles - By Little Spoons and Spice

    Blue-Strawberry Popsicle

    The kick off to summer has been brutally hot this year. When the kids come in from playing, their cheeks are rosy red and sweaty.  A great snack to cool them down is an ice cold popsicle! Most

  • Planting a Garden with Kids - By Little Spoons and Spice

    Gardening with Kids

    The sun is shining, trees are greening and the air is finally warming up. All these beautiful signs of summer mean it’s time to plant the garden. Whether you’re an experienced green thumb or a

  • Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Double Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

    For those of you that recently mastered the art of homemade yogurt, you really need to try this double chocolate chip frozen yogurt.  It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day. I love that it

  • Homemade Crockpot Yogurt - By Little Spoons and Spice

    Homemade Crockpot Yogurt

    This homemade yogurt has become a staple at our house.  Since its part of our daily meal routine, we quickly spiral into kitchen chaos when it runs out. Ok, maybe not chaos, but we do use yogurt

  • Mini Hash Brown Cups - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Mini Cheesy Hash Brown Cups

    Who loves cheesy potatoes?  I know it’s one dish our kids are excited to have at parties and holiday gatherings.  The downfall is usually the high amount of sodium, fat, and calories tucked into

  • Healthy Birthday Treat Ideas

    A child’s birthday should be treated like a holiday.  They deserve to know that there’s a day dedicated just for them.  Our kids always get the red carpet treatment on their special day.  They

  • Maple Syrup - Little Spoons and Spice

    Maple Syrup: Real vs Artificial

    According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “maple syrup is a sticky, sweet liquid produced from maple trees and used to flavor foods”.  100% pure maple syrup does come from maple trees, but where

  • Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Fresh Fruit Pizza with Chia Pudding

    It’s no surprise that Chia pudding is growing in popularity. We’re takin’ it a step further putting it on fruit pizza. The crust is a soft and tender, cookie-like layer with a coating of

  • Chia Pudding with Fresh Fruit

    Where are my tapioca pudding lovers?!  This might be your new favorite dessert. I’ve used chia seeds in smoothies and oatmeal, but I’ve never ventured into chia pudding… until now.  I was

  • Oven-Baked French Fries - by Little Spoon and Spice

    Oven-Baked French Fries

    Crispy… guilt-free… French fries… Yes please! With the perfect crunch, you’d never guess they’re oven baked. Lately I’ve been making these as a quick side dish. They go well with so

  • Sweet Potato Biscuits - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Our family isn't big on biscuits, maybe it’s because we live so far north.  But this fun shaped sweet potato variety isn't like your typical biscuit.  As one of my 3-year-old’s would say,

  • Shamrock Slime - Little Spoons and Spice

    Shamrock Slime

    Okay, I know I’m supposed to be the adult here… but who knew slime could be so much fun!!!  We made Shamrock Slime this weekend to celebrate the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day and it brought hours

  • Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder - Little Spoons and Spice

    Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

    Baking soda… baking powder… what’s the difference!?  They’re as common as flour and sugar but why do we need them?  I never really appreciated their purpose until I started modifying

  • Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins by Little Spoons and Spice

    Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Do your kids get HANGRY!?  These muffins are the prefect fix.  This sweet little snack, with added nutrition, will hold them over until their next meal. And they’re perfect to freeze for later, so

  • Oven Baked Popcorn Shrimp - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Oven-Baked Popcorn Shrimp

    Think about what you made for supper the last two weeks…  How many times was a recipe repeated?  I’m guilty. We’re creatures of habit after all.  When we get home after a long day, the last

  • Veggie Nuggets - by Little Spoons and Spice

    Homemade Veggie Nuggets

    Do you have a hard time getting your kiddos to eat their veggies?  Do they scrunch up their nose at the sight?  Most parents probably have the “veggie struggle” at some point. I love the

  • Kid-Approved Energy Bites

    Kid-Approved Energy Bites

    Who wouldn’t love peanut butter, chocolate, and nuts mixed into a delicious, mouth-watering ball of goodness?!  These yummy little balls remind me of sneaking monster cookie dough as a kid.  So,

  • Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

    Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

    Another yummy family-approved dinner recipe!  This one will have your kids running to the table. :-) These lasagna rolls do have spinach, so some family members might be a little cautious, but at

  • Fruit Filled Yogurt Bites

    Fruit Filled Yogurt Bites

    Yogurt bites seem to be a new trendy dessert.  Well at least in our house. On weekends, we make a gallon of homemade yogurt to get us through the week.  And we use it in quite a few things, even

  • Crockpot Fiesta Chicken Tacos

    We all love the idea of crockpot meals, but we tend to run out of ideas that are kid-approved. Tacos can be super fun for family dinners and easy peasy with this recipe! I didn’t realize how much

  • 7 Grain Dinner Rolls

    Who doesn’t love fresh homemade bread?  We put a nutritious and simplified twist on basic homemade dinner rolls.  Our secret weapon… a bread machine! I know, I know, this kinda sounds like

  • Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

    Homemade Chewy Granola Bar

    ”It's yummy in my tummy!”, Mason yells.  The kiddos absolutely love these granola bars for snack time (or anytime).  And there’s NO BAKING! Ingredients can be easily swapped out to fit your

  • Kid Craft: Outdoor Bird Seed Ornaments

    This is one of my favorite kid-friendly crafts!  Don’t get me wrong, I love every piece of art my kiddos make, but this isn’t just another piece of paper, it’s something you can use.  Plus it

  • Spiced Pumpkin & Apple Oatmeal

    Fall colors = pumpkin everything.  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and so on.  Luckily, I love pumpkin and I love baking with it. But it’s unfortunately associated with

  • Pizzeria Style Pizza Crust

    As you’ve probably seen, there are a lot of options available for pizza crust, recipes and store-bought. We all get busy and need to take a shortcut now and again. I’m guilty of using the

  • Fresh Tomato Salsa with Cilantro

    It’s September, peak time for locally grown tomatoes, and our garden is no exception.  I love seeing the deep bright reds that change color practically overnight.  If you grow your own or purchase

  • Whole Grain Sunshine Muffins

    The mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked muffins filled our kitchen today. You’d never guess they are a nutritious and kid-approved snack. Just swapping out a few ingredients of a standard recipe

  • Cooking with the Ages

    What a disaster! Flour sprinkled on the floor, sticky fingers and hair, and now it’s bath too!? That’s the image that first popped into my mind when thinking about cooking with kids. But then I