How to Keep Food Fresh Longer

How to keep food fresh longer - With FoodSaver -

  So here’s something that will come as no shock to anyone: I love food. Because I love food, I hate to waste it. That’s why I try to come up with creative ways to use up leftovers from a big meal, like Thanksgiving dinner or St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage.   But […]

How To Freeze Pasta Portions

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What’s even easier than pasta? Pasta that’s already cooked! As quick and easy meals go, it’s hard to beat a pot of pasta. It takes less than half an hour to boil the water, cook the noodles, and toss them with sauce. Throw together a salad while they’re cooking, and you’ve got a complete dinner. […]

Easy and Fun Christmas Food Ideas

30 + Fun Christmas Food Ideas for lunchboxes - -

30+ ways to make them smile! Happy holidays everyone!  I know that this time of year is CRAAAAZY for most of us, and making fun lunches for your kiddos is probably #582 on your priority list.  Soooooo, for my lunchbox post this week, I thought it would be helpful to show you some quick, easy and SUPER […]

Busy Mom Life Hacks

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Be a Smart Cookie and check out these Busy Mom Life Hacks! Once upon a time…. a LONG time ago, I was a Girl Scout. Any other Girl Scout friendsout there? Even if you’re not a former Girl Scout,I bet you all LOVE their cookies! Am I right? With Coffee-mate® Girl Scouts® creamers, you can […]

The Furry Side of Family Fresh Meals —– Part 3

Healthy diet - The Furry Side of Family Fresh Meals

Welcome back to the3rd and finalFurry Side of Family Fresh Mealsposts. I hope you have enjoyed meeting my feline family members. I knowbothBoss and Max have had fun getting all the camera attention from me. The SHEBA® brand does a wonderful job promoting healthy eating for cats with all their delicious food choices. And the […]

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth -

Oh so easy and oh so yummy!    Tuesday I shared one of the easiest and BEST Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipes around. In my opinion, the key to making it the best soup around starts with the broth. I know the idea of making your own homemade chicken broth might be scary, but trust […]

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Crockpot Corn on the Cob --

 Corn on the Cob: the easy way!   One of the foods I miss during the cooler months is corn on the cob, straight off the grill. Nothing screams summertime more than those bright yellow kernels.  Well, as I sit here, wearing gloves while I type (I’m not joking), counting down the days until I […]

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

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Seriously, the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash. No joke.    Spaghetti squash is such a cool vegetable! If you are not familiar with this particular type of squash, once roasted, the meat of the squash is transformed into pasta-like strands. So basically, you can then use it as you would pasta, BUT…. at only 40 […]

Recipe Organization with ZipList

Recipe Organization with ZipList - FamilyFreshMeals

Do you Ziplist?  Have you heard of Ziplist? I have recently paired up with them to offer my Family Fresh Meals readers an easy peasy way to save & organize online recipes into a meal planner, generate shopping lists, and even how to find killer grocery deals in YOUR local area! I know “new things” can be […]

Hanging Baskets for More Kitchen Storage

Hanging Baskets for MORE Kitchen Storage -- Family Fresh Meals

Lets get cute AND functional!   I have a smallish kitchen with an even smaller pantry. That being said, I am always struggling to find places to store all of our goodies.  While shopping at our local Trader Joe’s , I commented to my husband how I loved the chalk board labels in the fruit […]

Fun and Easy Christmas Lunch Idea

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  Give the gift of lunch…   Happy Holidays! This is  the last holiday lunch I will be packing up this year.  Whoop Whoop! Even though today is probably one of your last lunch packing days before the holiday break, I wanted to share this Fun and Easy Christmas Lunch idea with you.   To make […]

After School Essentials

After school essentials with Plum kids and Family Fresh Meals

    {Sponsored by Plum Organics } Take a peek inside our after school bag and enter to win the ultimate after school essentials!{Snacks, games, a Kindle Fire and MORE!!!}             Moms and Dads feel the Back to School impact just as much as their kids.  I know as a mother of […]

DIY Easy Fruit Fly Trap

Easy DIY Fruit Fly Trap - Family Fresh Meals

They check-in, but they don’t check-out! I don’t know about you, but I HATE the fruit fly.  No matter how many time I clean my fruit and veg when we get home from the market, I always seem to have several of these flies buzzing around.  What would you say if I told you that […]

Best Sunburn Treatment

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Hands down the  BEST sunburn treatment, ever….   Summertime is here, and with the heat comes the dreaded sunburn.   As a mom, I do my best to apply and reapply sunscreen. But sometimes the sun still gets the best of us.  This easy trick is the best sunburn treatment. It applies instant, cool sunburn […]

How to Clean Fruits and Vegetables

How to clean fruit EASY with no chemicals -

  Easy, cheap and chemical free.   Our local farmer’s market started a couple weeks ago.  The girls and I love to go pick out a ton of fresh fruits and veggies. I thought that many of you would also be enjoying the local markets, so this would be the perfect time to share my […]

25 Things to put in Easter Eggs

25 NON-food things to put in Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up soon, and it’s time to start planning for those beloved Easter baskets and egg hunt. That silly rabbit is always leaving the kids SOOOOO much candy.  Last year I think we had MORE candy at Easter than we did for Halloween! HA Here are a list of 25 little items you […]

How to Pack Soup for Lunch In 3 Easy Steps

how to pack soup for lunch

How excited will your kiddos be to have some nice WARM soup for lunch?! Packed in this lunch are raspberries, celery, carrots, half a sandwich and some Blueberry Almond Bites from NatureBox. I recently leaned how to pack warm soup for lunch from MOMables. It’s so easy AND how excited will your kiddos be to […]

How to Make PERFECT Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Perfect Eggs everytime

 Ok people. This is a game changer.       I love hard boiled eggs. Why don’t I make them all the time? Well, the thought of getting a big old pot of water boiling, and then timing the boiling, flame on, flame off,  lid on , lid off…. UGH! Half the time I end up […]

How to Roast Vegetables in Parchment Paper

This is so easy!

 These beautiful bundles will impress and SAVE you time!       I am always looking for ways to save time in the kitchen…. aren’t you? Well, these Roasted Vegetables in Parchment paper save you time with clean up, BIG TIME.   The parchment paper also provides a perfect roasting atmosphere for your veg. SWEET! And heck, when you […]