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Easy Back to School Recipes on Family Fun Friday

August 7, 2014Danita

Welcome to Family Fun Friday


Summer’s coming to a close and it’s time to start thinking about going Back to School.  I, for one, have really enjoyed this summer.  It’s been the “Summer of Visitors” at our house…which has been great!  

First, my in-laws were here for a month, followed by my parents (for a few days), then a good friend from Florida was in town for business and he was able to stay one night with us.  Our oldest daughter spent the summer working at camp so we had an extra room!  

We didn’t get too many of our “summer goals” accomplished but we did have a great time relaxing and spending time with friends and family. Now, it’s time to get busy again with school, piano lessons, symphonies and face-painting.  I’m a little exhausted just thinking about it.

Since going Back to School can mean being on a tighter schedule I thought it would be nice to feature some great Easy Back to School Recipes on Family Fun Friday.  

easy back to school recipes family fun friday

1.  We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?  But it also seems to be the most difficult.  Shari at Pure Grace Farms shared with us 7 Great Breakfasts to Get Your Day Started.  These look amazingly delicious and I hope they will encourage you to make a healthy breakfast…I know they have me.  

2.  Raia at Raia’s Recipes shared a really Easy BBQ Wing recipe!  Wings can be a great dinner or party food! 

3.  Linda at Faith Filled Food for Moms shared Frozen Personal Size Pizza With Homemade Dough.  I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE pizza…anytime, but lunch is a special treat.  Frozen pizza from the store has gotten SOOO expensive (the good ones anyway) so the idea of making my own is very exciting.  As wonderful as this sounds, I chose this for another reason…this dough isn’t just for pizza! Several things can be made from it including “Hot Pockets” and “Cheesy Bread Sticks”.  I hope you stop by and check it out.

4.  Linda at Marriage, Motherhood and Missions shared Tomato-Basil Angel Hair Pasta.  Pasta always makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner but I am often concerned about my family getting tired of plain ol’ spaghetti.  This pasta dish uses fresh ingredients for a tasty (and lovely) dish I think your family will enjoy.

5.  Elizabeth at Balm to My Soul shared Chicken Bacon Ranch Hoagies.  I’m not sure this one needs much explanation…it’s Chicken, Bacon and Ranch…what’s not to love about that?!  

6.  Barb at A Life in the Balance shared a TON of wonderful Back to School Tips!  She has everything…organizing, money saving and some awesome Lunch Box Ideas, School Morning Breakfasts, and Menu Planning!  

Please stop by my lovely co-hosts and see what they’ve featured this week!

Monica @ Happy and Blessed Home

Carly @ Africa to America


Time to meet the ladies behind Family Fun Friday:



Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog /  Facebook /  Pinterest / Twitter /Google + Bloglovin’.  Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.


Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5. She blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Stephanie will feature Money Saving and Organizing Tips. 


Carly is an adoptive mama and piano teacher who blogs at Africa to America. She writes about globalism, compassion and motherhood. Follow: Facebook  /  Pinterest / Twitter.  Carly will be featuring posts on kid learning and crafting.


Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.

Family Fun Friday is a collection of Family Friendly posts to help families connect. Whether it be through encouragement, homeschool printables, craft ideas, family activities or delicious family recipes, our goal is to promote family togetherness.  We hope you’ll stick around a while and check out some of the great ideas you see here.

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And to the party we go….


  • Lou Lou Girls

    August 8, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Hello cute lady! Thanks for hosting such a fabulous party. Please come and party with us. We would be so thrilled to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

  • Linda

    August 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    So many great dishes! Thank you for featuring my Tomato Basil Pasta dish. I always enjoy my visits to Family Fun Friday – thanks you for hosting every week!

  • Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms

    August 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Danita! Thank you so much for featuring my homemade personal pizzas! You are so sweet! 😀 Have a blessed weekend!

  • Misty

    August 7, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Thank you for featuring Linda’s recipe from Marriage, Motherhood and Missions! Blessings!

  • Raia

    August 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Thanks for sharing my BBQ Wings, Danita! It’s actually not a crock-pot recipe, but I’m sure it would work if your crock-pot goes up to 400. 😉

    1. Danita

      August 8, 2014 at 8:23 AM

      So sorry Raia! I totally misread…but still love your recipe!

  • Pure Grace Farms

    August 7, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    I love the new look! Thank you for Featuring my 7 Healthy Breakfasts this week. I am glad I inspire you!

    1. Danita

      August 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      Thanks Shari! You know how it is when you change things us..always wondering what people think. Thanks for letting me know. Have a blessed weekend!

  • Elizabeth

    August 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Awesome, Danita! Thanks for featuring my chicken bacon ranch hoagies. They are yummy!! I am off to visit some of the other features. That tomato basil angel hair looks great!! Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful day!

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