Lunchbox Inspiration: Lunchbox Prep Sessions

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Whew! Anyone else overwhelmed with the busyness of the school year? Sports, club meetings, fundraisers, and more papers than I can handle. After a few rough mornings of barely getting lunch made in time, I have started a new routine. Sunday night lunchbox prep sessions! Every Sunday night, I have been spending one hour prepping lunchbox ready foods for the week. Packing lunches … [Read more...]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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  As promised, my homemade pumpkin pie spice. You'll notice that it's very similar to the apple pie spice...just adds ginger and a bit more cinnamon. And just like I said the other day, "why buy a jar of spice that you only need 1-2 teaspoons of when you can mix up your own with what you’ve got already?!" Over time, you accumulate all the spices you … [Read more...]

Homemade Jerk Seasoning and Jerk Chicken Recipe


Afternoon friends! If you want some extra "jerk" to your seasoning, just add a little more red pepper. I try to keep things on the mild end because of the little ones in the house. Hope you enjoy it! Over the past few years, I’ve taken a number of steps toward healthier eating on a budget. In addition to making my own salad dressings, I’ve also discovered that my … [Read more...]

Homemade Apple Pie Spice


  As we head into pie season, you might take a peek in your spice rack and see if you have the spices needed to make homemade apple pie spice recipe. (I'll be sharing my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe next week as part of "PUMPKIN WEEK"...the "theme week" for October!) There is no need to spend $2-$3 on a apple pie spice jar from the spice aisle, when you … [Read more...]

Lunch Packing Drawer – Time Saving Tip


I have a new drawer in my kitchen. Well, okay. It's not a new drawer. But I've revamped all the drawers in the kitchen so that I can have a "lunch packing drawer." It's now right next to the silverware drawer, right in the middle of my kitchen...for easiest access. In my lunch drawer... Reusable containers Snack plastic baggies Premade snack packs (think pretzel … [Read more...]