Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats

Do you ever find yourself in need of a last minute treat?  If you love Rice Krispie treats, you will love these easy Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats.  These are a fun spin on traditional Rice Krispie treats but are just as simple to make and your kids will love them! Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats These Fruity Rainbow Crispy Treats make a fun everyday treat, but they are also really fun to make for St Patrick’s Day.  My kids love that they can help out in the kitchen as well, since these are so simple to make.  You should also check out our Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats.  Both are yummy and simple to make! […]

Star Wars Recipes Every Young Jedi Will Love

These Star Wars recipes are so creative!  I enjoy sharing creative ideas from some of my favorite bloggers and I knew with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that there would be some great Star Wars-inspired recipes being created, and these are incredible! Star Wars Recipes Our house is full of Star Wars fans.  Random lightsaber battles have been known to break out in the living room at any given moment. You always have to be on alert.  My boys love the Star Wars movies and I’m sure they would also love these Star Wars Recipes.  I’m thinking we need to use the Force to whip up some of these this weekend.  […]

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I love everything pumpkin flavored and these Pumpkin Spice Donuts are the perfect treat to welcome Fall this year. Pumpkin Spice Donuts Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  When we moved to the desert a few years back I realized just how much I loved fall because I no longer had it.  We have 3 seasons: hot, really hot and less hot. 🙂  But one of my favorite things about Fall is the smell of pumpkin pie, bread, cookies, etc and so to bring a little bit of Fall into my life I bake treats like Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts. […]

Homemade Slushie: Science with a Tasty Result

This summer has been HOT and we have enjoyed cooling off by making homemade slushies. How to Make a Slushie It is still miserably hot here in the desert, and since we can’t spend much time outside, we have to find ways to be entertained and stay cool inside the house.  We love doing science and this science experiment lets your kids learn about liquid/solid phase changes with a yummy slushie as the result. […]

ABC: Back to School Breakfast

The first week back to school around here is always filled with excitement, expectations and a little bit of uncertainty and anxiety so we have a tradition of sending my boys off with a fun back to school breakfast.   Back to School Breakfast Throw Back Thursday post: This Back to School Breakfast from last year was a favorite of my boys and deserves another share for #TBT.  I love, love, love to make fun things out of pancakes for my boys and for the the first day of school we have an ABC back to school breakfast. This is one of those breakfasts that is simple to make yet your kids will love.  I know we don’t have a lot of time in the mornings to make breakfast. […]

Easter Dinosaur Eggs

These Dinosaur Eggs are a fun variation to common Easter Egg decorating.  Plus they would make a fun addition to a Dinosaur party. Easter time is here and my boys are really excited for next week.  Not only for Easter but because we have Spring Break off the entire week before Easter.   Since my boys have each gone through a stage where they were obsessed with Dinosaurs, I knew these Dinosaur eggs would be a fun Easter project for them. […]

Easy Playdough Recipe – Never Buy Playdough Again

This Easy Playdough Recipe can be made in just minutes and will provide hours of fun. And the best part, it will last a very long time without drying out. Easy Playdough Recipe Winter is coming and I know a lot of the country is staring to get chilly.  Here it is hard to imagine just how cold it is in some places when we are enjoying days in the 70s and 80s.  But, since I know what it is like to try to entertain kids when you are stuck inside, (It happens to us every summer in the 115+ heat) I thought I would share my favorite easy playdough recipe that will provide hours of fun for your kiddos and it will make it so you never have to buy playdough again.  And the best part is you probably already have all of the ingredients at home. […]

Ways to Make Family Dinner More Meaningful: Share the Table

In today’s world, making time for family dinner is increasingly difficult.  With work, after-school sports, music lessons, etc. it can be really hard to sit down and eat a meal together as a family. And often when we do sit down to eat we are distracted by television, phone calls, social media, etc.  I think it is time to take back family dinner and make it more meaningful. Ways to Make Family Dinner More Meaningful This past week my family had an amazing time at the Family Forward conference at Universal Studios in Orlando.  We had the opportunity to make and share a family meal together and learn about ways that we can make family meals more meaningful.  We heard from Barilla’s guest chef, Daniele Baliani, as he helped us prepare a delicious lunch of Barilla Penne Salad with Roasted Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Arugula, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil.  It was delicious!  (recipe below) Prior to this lunch, Barilla had asked me to take part in their Barilla Blog Tour and share our experience of what our family learned  about the Share The Table initiative with my readers. […]

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

This Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is one of our favorites.  I don’t know about you, but my boys are picky!  But this is one recipe that they will eat right up and go back for seconds. Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs I know you’ve been there.  You’ve slaved in the kitchen for hours and prepared a yummy new recipe.  You are excited to try it out and you sit down at the table only to hear the moans and groans of your kids saying, “I’m not eating ‘that’!” or EWWWWW!   That happens to me all too often so whenever I find a recipe that my boys will actually eat, it becomes a staple at our house. My mom shared this baked spaghetti recipe with me awhile back and we decided to add some meatballs. This Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is a crowd favorite! […]

Oreo Cookie Pops

  It is HOT outside and we have been looking for anyway we can find to stay cool.  We have been putting our Zoku Quick Pop Maker to good use to help us beat the heat.  Here is the latest recipe we have tried: Oreo Cookie Pops!  If you love cookies, (especially Oreos) and love popsicles then this recipe is for you! […]

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