Meat & Cheese Kabobs

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you need a fun idea for your kids’ lunch? I have a simple lunch idea for you. All you need is flat bread, meat, and cheese. You can use different meat and cheese each time.

Meat and cheese kabobs are very fun to eat. My girls, Katie and Sophia, loved eating the kabobs. I placed deli turkey meat and cheddar cheese on top of flat bread. Katie’s kabobs also had pepperoni on top of the turkey. I melted the cheese and then cut the flat bread into bite size pieces.

Here is my recipe for meat and cheese kabobs.

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Couple weeks ago was my daughter, Katie’s, 3rd birthday. I wanted to bake a cake for her birthday party. Last year for Katie’s birthday, I made her lemon raspberry cupcakes. So this year for Katie’s birthday, I wanted to bake something different.

I asked Katie what kind of cake she wanted and she told me, “Chocolate!” So I decided on a chocolate strawberry cake with chocolate strawberry cream cheese frosting. Katie loves chocolate and strawberries and cream cheese frosting is one of the best frostings.

I used the chocolate cake recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and added strawberries to the recipe.

For decorating the cake, I took letters to spell ‘Katie’ and the number 3 and placed them on the cake. I sprinkled pink sugar inside of the letters and number. Then I lightly sprinkled the pink sugar on top of the cake. I added celebration sixlets in pink as the top and bottom trim.

Here is my recipe for chocolate strawberry cake with chocolate strawberry cream cheese frosting.

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Tips on Introducing Solids

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When it comes to starting solids for your infant, do you know where to start? When are they ready? What types of food do you feed your infant first?

I have two toddler girls of my own, Katie and Sophia, so I’ve introduced solids twice. It is a messy process, but my girls sure enjoyed the different flavors of the foods.

One of my readers requested some tips on introducing solids, so I thought I would share my experience with my girls.

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Happy 1st Blogiversary!

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Happy first blogiversary to me! Well, technically my blog turned one on June 2. I just haven’t gotten a chance to write a post about it until now.

First off, I want to thank you – my readers. Thanks for reading my posts.

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Bite Sized Snacks

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

Are you hungry for a snack and don’t know what to have? I have several snack options for you. Most likely, you have almost every ingredient in your refrigerator and pantry.

What I love about these snack options are that they are bite sized. Don’t you love bite sized snacks? These snacks are very easy to prepare and only require few ingredients. Each snack is served on a different kind of cracker with several ingredients on top.

Here are my recipes for the bite sized snacks.

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Banana Boats with Peanut Butter & Granola

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you or your kids love bananas? Are bananas a go-to breakfast or snack? I have an idea for you. Bananas are great by themselves, but they are even better when you dress them up with additional ingredients.

My girls, Katie and Sophia, love bananas. Sometimes we’ll eat the bananas plain. Other times we’ll like to change things up.

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Fruit Parfaits

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Do you make something simple or make a big breakfast?

I usually like to make something that is quick to prepare. There are some mornings we go really simple and eat cereal for breakfast. Katie requests cereal all the time for breakfast. She especially loves my granola cereal.

Another thing I love to eat is fruit. I either add it to the side of the meal or add the fruit into the food. The first thing that is very common to eat in my house is fruit wraps. Katie and I love to eat the wraps.

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Strawberries and Graham Crackers

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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What do you make for snack time for your kids? I’d love to hear your snack ideas. Is is easy or hard for you to come up with different ideas?

I normally do something simple like a variety of crackers or fruit snacks. Katie and Sophia sure love their fruit snacks and snack time in general.

I’ve been trying to come up with different ideas for my girls. I wanted to find something that Katie and Sophia would love.

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you love pancakes? Katie and Sophia love pancakes. I make my girls pancakes at least once a week. Sometimes we go to Denny’s to get pancakes. Who can’t say no to pancakes for dinner?

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