7/52 small group

I’ll let you in on a little secret. I do not like to bake. More specifically, I don’t like to make desserts. I have this girlfriend–desserts are her jam. Completely. Whenever we go to her home, she has a full-on dessert bar. Picture in your mind a brunch-sized dessert buffet. But, at your girlfriend’s house….

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…

3-Day Sun Pickle Tutorial

If there was a pickle-eaters anonymous; I would have to join. The sure sign of a serious habit? Your family begins to cower and hide, watching as the last of the pickles disappear. Are they really that good? You ask. Yes, really. When I fail to put the pickles out a party, my friends are all too quick to…

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…

Let’s make blueberry crisp!

The Hungry Kid hit the blueberry patch earlier this week–we’ve had a great time whipping up sweet treats to share with those we love. Wouldn’t you love to receive a sweet gift basket loaded with the goodies below? Where to find it?  1. onekingslane.com  2.  etsy.com Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Souvenir Spoon Paye Bak  3. williams-sonoma.com  4.  crateandbarrel.com  5. onekingslane.com S/12…

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….

ice cream sandwich sparklers!

This will not come as a surprise to you–the Hungry Kid loves a little sparkle. The flashier, the better–as far as she is concerned, and this summertime treat certainly fits the bill. The mom in me–read practical–likes these treats because the cupcake liners & ‘handles’ keep little hands clean (or, cleaner), and the mini-size 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!”…