Lunch Menu Ideas {& A FREE DOWNLOAD!}

Lunch Menu Ideas {& A FREE DOWNLOAD!} There is plenty to be stressed about with school moving to online learning for the foreseeable future without having to worry about preparing another meal for everyone! I’m on a mission to help my kids prepare their own lunches each school day! It will be a fun way to break up class time and also give me a little break since I do prepare a hot breakfast and our family dinner. I asked you all on Instagram what your kids eat for lunch and compiled a nice checklist that we can all use …

How to Make Hummus

How to Make Hummus Who doesn’t love a good hummus to share with friends! Try out these easy steps for your next gathering. Have you ever wondered what goes into making the yummy hummus you always see at the grocery store? It’s actually really easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients at all! Most of it you can find already in your pantry ready to go and trust me when I say you can make it better than store bought. I love all the different flavors you can add to hummus to make it exactly how you …

How to Mince Garlic

How to Mince Garlic – Tips & Tricks You can never go wrong when it comes to adding more flavor! Check out these easy steps to become a pro at mincing garlic.   It’s the tedious things in cooking that really make a difference in bringing your recipes to the next level. How garlic is cut can change the taste of your food drastically and you may not even realize! Wait until you try mincing your garlic the right way and see how much better your flavors will come together. This is an ingredient that I use in a ton …

How To Cut An Onion – The Right Way!

How to Cut an Onion – The Right Way! This is the easiest and most effective way to cut an onion! Try it out when you are making your next recipe!   Have you ever wondered if you are cutting your onions correctly? Onions can be incorporated into almost any recipe and can be cut in all types of ways! They are a very essential ingredient to add some extra flavor into your dishes. Put them in your soup, salad, sandwich, tacos, whatever your favorite dish is! Being able to thinly slice an onion will help you take your cooking …

Cookbook Giveaway!

Cookbook Giveaway! Who else needs a pick me up?! I know I sure do and nothing makes me happier than sharing my recipes with all of you! I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support of Making Messes with Scarlett! I am so excited to be doing a giveaway for two cookbooks! One for you, and one to send to a friend! TO ENTER: Follow me @madeitateitlovedit on Instagram Tag the friend you would send a cookbook to on my latest Instagram post!  I am going to be sending out bi-weekly email roundups of my top trending recipes …

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs Perfectly How to make hard boiled eggs perfect in just 5 minutes! Quick and easy recipe where you can say goodbye to gray rings! Have you ever tried to make hard boiled eggs and they came out a gray mess? That does not look appetizing, does it?! They can be tricky to make if you don’t know the correct science to prepare them, but you’re in luck! I am going to tell you my secret tricks on how I get the perfect instant pot hard boiled eggs every time! Hard boiled eggs are an …

Easy Meals With Pantry Staples

Easy Meals With Pantry Staples Pantry staples are the key to having ingredients on hand to make any recipe! Today on the blog I’m sharing my top pantry staples to get you through just about any recipe! Have you ever lost track of time and realized you didn’t buy anything to eat for dinner? It happens to the best of us and there’s nothing worse than feeling unprepared! Not all dinners have to be fancy or gourmet. You can take some simple pantry staples and whip up a delicious meal in minutes with the right ingredients waiting for you to …

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts! | For Him & Her

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? I got you covered! Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion for a small gift that lets someone know you are thinking about them! For this reason, I love to gift something practical that is a fun “extra” but just a tad more useful than a stuffed animal, you know? On another note, I cannot believe it already time for Valentine’s Day and we are already in the second month of 2020. I can already tell this year is going to FLY by! Here is a roundup of …

The Best Food at Disneyland!

The Best Food at Disneyland Confession: I love Disneyland as much, if not more, than my kids! Our family has an annual pass this year and so far we have been twice in the last two months! We live in Phoenix so it is really the perfect vacation. It is an hour by plane or a 6 hour drive which is so much easier now that my kids a little bit older. Of course we love all of the rides, but I am absolutely there for the food! I am determined to find the best food at Disneyland! I love …