Category: home_recipes

3 Healthy Back-To-School Lunch Ideas

healthy back to school lunches

It’s back-to-school time, the best time of the year! All the fresh school supplies and newly sharpened pencils make me swoon a little, and I’m not even joking. It’s just an added bonus that my kids head out of the house to be otherwise occupied for eight hours a day by the blessed teachers of the world. (Teachers, thank you. We love you a lot.) Today’s back-to-school lunch ideas are sponsored by Cache Valley® Creamery. Cache Valley is a company…
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Summer Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sliders With Cheese

chicken sandwich

Summer Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sliders With Cheese // This post is sponsored by Cache Valley® Creamery, a Utah company creating expertly crafted cheese for over 75 years.  All opinions, and recipes are my own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // I don’t know how you feel about it, but I am a huge BBQ fan.  I love the actual flavor of barbecued food, (who doesn’t? – YUM), I…
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Recipe: Home Made Chocolate-Covered English Toffee

home made toffee

Chocolate-Covered English Toffee Recipe English toffee is easily one of my favorite homemade candies, so it makes sense to me to pour chocolate on top.  Actually, it always makes sense to me to add chocolate, to everything, all the time. But especially to salty, buttery, caramel-flavored homemade toffee.  Is there a better combination of sweet flavors on the planet?  I think not. Normally I just make plain English toffee, but I made a batch of chocolate-covered English toffee recently –…
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How To Do A Baked Potato Bar For Groups

baked potato bar

Baked Potato Bar: how to do your own. A baked potato bar is one of the easiest buffet dinners on the planet, but for some reason I don’t make it very often.  Which is crazy-pants bananas, and I’m planning to remedy that in the immediate future. So, I made a baked potato bar last night for a high school swim team dinner and not only was a huge success, (rave reviews! two thumbs up by every teenager in the house!)…
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Simple Grocery Shopping Online + Parking Lot Pickup

grocery shopping online

Grocery shopping online – why it’s my newest obsession. Many grocery stores now offer online grocery shopping as a service, and Walmart is one of them. It has quickly become one of my favorite things to come out of the internet age. Here’s how it works: 1. Go to Walmart.com/grocery online to see if there’s a Walmart near you offering grocery shopping online. If your Walmart does grocery shopping online, hooray for you. I’m being serious. 2. Create an account….
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Best Way To Freeze Onions

the best way to freeze onions

Time to freeze onions! Did you know you can freeze onions?  I came upon this kitchen hack accidentally one night while cooking dinner.  After I made dinner I had half an onion left over I didn’t want to throw out, so I hurriedly chopped it up and stashed it in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.  I had no idea if it would keep or not, but it didn’t hurt to give it a shot. The next time I made…
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Make Your Own Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding

Chia seed pudding recipe. A couple years ago when chia seed pudding became a thing, I tried a few recipes to see if I could like it enough to add it into the rotation of healthy treats in my life.  Chia seeds are full of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and loads of protein, and when chia seed pudding is topped with berries or granola, makes for the perfect breakfast.  So I tried chia seed pudding, I liked it, and now make…
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Home Made Corn + Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe

homemade goat cheese + corn pizza

Goat cheese pizza with fresh summer corn! One of our favorite family recipes in the summer is this fresh, homemade goat cheese + corn pizza with prosciutto and basil.  It’s seriously the bees knees, and is in my dinner menu rotation at least once a week all summer long. I didn’t even know you could put corn on a pizza until we tried it on our family trip to Europe a few years ago.  We spent a few days in…
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Roundup Four Fourth Of July Recipes

Four Fourth Of July Recipes

The Fourth of July!  It’s my favorite holiday of all holidays.  What’s not to love?  It’s summer, the pools are open, parades are everywhere, the freezer is stocked with popcicles, BBQ’s are front, left, and center, everyone is making festive American-as-apple-pie desserts, and the night ends in fireworks.  A girl could live in July forever. To celebrate, I’m sharing four of my favorite, very American, Fourth of July desserts with you.  The American Flag cake has been my go-to 4th…
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