2/52 the Bubars

Growing up, I didn’t have an appreciation of the value of being rooted in a small(er) community for a long period of time . I’ve grown to have deep love for the people who’ve loved my people for many years–the countless families who have gotten into the trenches–celebrating & rejoicing in the good, weeping &…

Pin2Plate: Snowmageddon Edition!

  Happy new year, friends! We have enjoyed a lengthy hiatus from thehungrykid, and are ready to jump back in feet first. I’m not sure what the weather may bring to your neck of the woods over the next few days, but our giddy forecasters are touting the possibility of three feet of snow. Yes, feet. In addition…

Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles

  Just as with the delicious dill pickles from yesterday that you can find here, Grandma’s sweet-n-sour pickles are a summertime staple in our home. In fact, I cannot possibly consume a burger, grilled sausage or cracker with cheese without one of these crunchy pieces of sunshine on top. There is just something magical about the…

Blueberry Lemonade Cookies

These cookies are only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes away! In addition to their lighter-than-air texture and lemony flavor, the recipe can be interchanged with any cake mix flavor and with any in-season fruit (or made with no fruit at all!). A delicious cookie that anyone can make! The 5-ingredient cookies:  1. Boxed cake mix (we…

pin to plate!

Hi friends, happy Monday! I’m excited about this week’s pin to plate, it’s a recipe I’ve been anxious to try: Grilled Coconut Sweet Potato Kebabs! Coconut oil seems to be sneaking its way into many homes, and the combination of the sweet potato and coconut sounds too good to pass by. Here’s what you’ll need…

must-make (yes, really!) chicken meatballs

I know what you’re thinking. “There’s no such thing as a ‘must-make’ chicken meatball.”     “They might be good for her family, but my kid–eat a chicken meatball? Yeah, right.”   “Chicken meatballs are gummy and have no flavor, gross.” I know what you’re thinking–because I thought so too. But believe me, you’re wrong….

Happy Birthday, America!

There’s something about the 4th of July that makes summer ‘official’, don’t you think? We wish you and your family the sweetest of days, filled with endless sunshine, bellies full of delicious food and hours spent doing what you love best. Here’s a glimpse into what we’d love to do on a ‘perfect’ 4th of…

the famous burrito blanket

Necessity is the mother of all invention, or so they say. That certainly is the case with this DIY–my Hungry Kid loves Mexican food. But throw a burrito her way–and forget about it. There’s no two ways about it, that tortilla is not staying rolled. I’ve tried toothpicks–“they’re too pokey.” I’ve tried quesadillas–“they don’t taste the same!”…