Good-Every-Time Banana Bread (With Cinnamon-Sugar Crust!)

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Need a no-fail banana bread recipe that’ll knock your socks off? Check out this easy moist banana bread recipe, featuring a scrumptious sugared pan and cinnamon sugar topping! There’s a few recipes I feel like every mom should have in her back pocket: delicious chocolate chip cookies, and a scrumptious, … Read More

Postpartum Freezer Meals for a New Mom

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Need some fresh ideas for postpartum freezer meals? Check out our pro tips for stocking up freezer for before baby, with tried and tested recipes and an EASY hack to get your freezer full of meals your family will actually eat!

The newborn phase. Such a beautiful time, full of meeting and greeting your new little person, lots of snuggles, and so many firsts together. There are so many beautiful parts to life postpartum.

But let’s be honest- there’s also a WHOLE lot going on in your life. In addition to cuddles and magic, there will also be lots of messes to clean up, lots of physical changes going on, and a whole bunch of new things to learn.

The last thing a new mom should be doing? Worrying about getting dinner on the table every night, too.

If you’re lucky, your friends, family, or church will step up to the plate, bringing meals for you to heat and eat. If you’re less lucky, you might just find yourself on your own getting back to “normal” life sooner than you expected.

No matter what your level of support in the kitchen may be, making some postpartum freezer meals is a great way to prepare for your new life as a mom. And it’s a fantastic place to channel your nesting energy, too. 

So whether you’re stocking up the freezer before baby arrives or looking for tips for making freezer meals for a new mom in your life, we’ve got you covered with these simple, scrumptious, and freezable meals from some of our very favorite food blogging friends. 

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The Complete Guide on How to Make Snow Cones at Home

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Wondering how to make snow cones at home? We’ve got the best information on how to make snow cones without a machine (and the best snow cone maker for kids, if you want to get one!) along with a delicious snow cone syrup recipe using Kool Aid! Make summer a little cooler (and a little more delicious) with our DIY snow cones at home.

As the weather heats up, we’re excited for all of our summer favorites. Water slides and sunshine, days by the pool and long lazy days- and most of all? Cool, sweet summer treats.

Our kids love all things dessert. Increasingly though, we’re trying to keep our treats in house to avoid unnecessary trips away from home. We’ve made ice cream and popsicles, but our kids were craving the shave ice we typically get each summer.

We set out to figure out the very best way to make DIY snow cones at home. We’ve been fine tuning our shave ice recipe for a while now, and we’re finally ready to share it. From the best snow cone maker for kids to how to make snow cone syrup using Kool Aid, we’ve got everything you need for a delicious snow cone party right there at home.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread

This recipe for Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread is so FREAKING good that you don't even need to tell anyone that it's Gluten Free. Seriously. Get the full recipe at TheSaltyMamas.com. #glutenfreerecipes #bananabread #pumpkinspicebananabread #pumpkinspicerecipes #bananabreadrecipe #fallbaking #fallrecipes

Looking for the perfect gluten free fall recipe? Check out this positively scrumptions gluten free pumpkin spice banana bread. It’s always moist, and the pumpkin spice-sugar topping gives it a yummy, flaky crust.

Baking in general can be a tricky thing. There’s a science to it- the ratios, temperatures, and type of ingredients you use matter a LOT. Try cooking with a cold egg when you’re supposed to use room temperature sometime, and you’ll see that it can make a big difference.

So think of the technique involved when I was creating my banana bread recipe. I started out with this ultra-moist recipe from All Recipes, and went from there.. After TONS of experimentation, I finally got it just right.

Just in time to get what felt like God-awful news- after some generalized pain, and a lot of stomach issues, I found out that gluten was the culprit. My banana bread baking days were done.

Or so I thought. But just like that first time, I decided that I wouldn’t give up. I set out to modify my banana bread recipe to create a Gluten Free version. And you guys? I NAILED it. Not only is this gluten free banana bread delicious, it’s yummy without disclaimers. Like, not “good for gluten free.” It’s just GOOD.

And- because it’s FALL, y’all- I just had to give it a little pumpkin spice twist. Check out the full details below for my Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread– we promise, you’re gonna love it.

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7 Easy Freezer Meals Your Kids Will LOVE

Looking for yummy lunch ideas for kids- that they'll actually eat? Try these 7 Easy Freezer Meals for Kids from TheSaltyMamas.com.

It’s no secret that making healthy freezer meals can save you tons of time and money. Pinterest abounds with recipes for easy freezer meals that you can make ahead of time. They help save money on takeout, allow you to shop the sales, and are perfect for days when you just.can’t.cook.dinner. But what about the days where you just CAN’T with finding a healthy breakfast for toddlers? Or when you can’t stomach the thought of coming up with original lunch ideas for kids? We’re not shy about the factfact¬† we HATE making sandwiches every day, and would do just about anything to avoid doing it- even if that means sandwich-prepping in bulk. So if you are looking to save time and money on toddler lunch ideas they’ll actually EAT,¬† check out these genius ways to create healthy freezer meals for kids that they’ll LOVE.

Looking for yummy lunch ideas for kids- that they'll actually eat? Try these 7 Easy Freezer Meals for Kids from TheSaltyMamas.com.

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