Kids in the Kitchen: Brie Bites {Appetizer #Recipe}

Brie Bites Appetizer Recipe |

School is almost out which means it’s time to start thinking about the snacks I’ll serve my kids during the summer months.  Of course I want something healthy, but I also want things that they can help make and that are fun to eat.  Brie Bites are just that! Brie Bites are a delicious snack […]

Grilled Cheese Pull Apart Bread #Recipe

Grilled Cheese Pull Apart Bread |

 Grilled Cheese Pull Apart Bread The grilled cheese originated in America in the 1920s as an open-face sandwich.  It increased in popularity during the Great Depression because bread and cheese were relatively inexpensive.  By the 1960s, a top slice of bread was commonplace. This popular finger food can be filled with a variety of cheeses. Grilled cheese […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies |

James has a new assignment every month.  He usually has 3-4 weeks to complete the project.  This month the assignment was to find a Mexican dish, write up a paper about where the recipe originated, how it’s evolved over time, etc., and then make the recipe for a class party. Because I was scheduled to […]

Bug Party Ideas: Perfect for Birthday & Halloween {#Printable}

Ant Farm Pudding Cups |

**Full Disclosure: This is not a compensated post.  However, there may be affiliate links.   When James told me he wanted a Bug Party, I didn’t find what I was looking for.  (There are tons of ladybug ideas – everything from appetizers to cakes to party favors!)  So I created my own bug party ideas. […]

ROLO Stuffed Cookie Butter Treats #Recipe #BunnyTrail {Plus #Giveaway} CLOSED

ROLO Stuffed Cookie Butter Treats |

**Full Disclosure: I received product from Hershey’s and a stipend from Global Influence for my post.  All opinions are my own. Baking relaxes me.  My mood doesn’t much matter – when I am happy, sad or stressed, I head to the kitchen and whip up some delicious treat. When I was sent a box full of Hershy’s […]

Grapefruit recipes for your next dinner party! #TexaSweet

Grapefruit Punch |

**Full Disclosure: Thanks to TexaSweet, I attended a workshop and received a gift card to purchase ingredients for my party.  No other compensation was exchanged.  All opinions are my own. Let’s play a little word association game.  If I say grapefruit, what do you think of?  Your grandma’s favorite breakfast coated in gobs of sugar? […]

Country Breakfast Casserole #Recipe

Breakfast Casserole |

I make breakfast for dinner at least once a week.  And as much as I enjoy French Toast, waffles and pancakes, occasionally a person wants something different.  Something a little more savory than sweet.  Am I right?  Sure, bacon & eggs are good but that doesn’t always hit the spot. When James and I attempted […]

PLANES Propeller Cupcakes + Orange Cupcake #Recipe #DisneySide

PLANE Propeller Cupcakes |

My kids and I love Disney movies but Cars, Cars 2 and PLANES are a few of my favorites.  I’ve been collecting the die cast cars since the first movie, so it was a no-brainer for me to continue on with the planes!  I am only missing Ishani and Franz Fliegenhosen, I think.  My boys […]

Spaghetti & Meatball Kabobs: Tailgating Food

Tailgating Food - Spaghetti & Meatball Kabobs |

The Super Bowl is this weekend which means it’s time to get your food prepared.  This year, we are having tailgating food for dinner and I’ve been trying to think of something out of the ordinary to serve. Last week, we had spaghetti & meatballs for dinner and I had a thought – Spaghetti & Meatball […]

Chicken and Dumplings #Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings |

My mom’s chicken and dumplings is my all-time favorite meal.  It’s good when I make it, but better when Mom makes it!  Either way, when it’s cold and nasty outside (like it has been on and off all winter!), this 45-minute dinner is the perfect ‘warm my soul’ meal! It has taken my kids awhile to ‘warm […]

Delicious Marshmallow Frosting #Recipe

Marshmallow Frosting |

Sweet treats are my weakness.  Not only do I love to bake them but I also enjoy eating them!  Snacking on an entire tray of desserts isn’t exactly great for the waistline, so I typically send most of my goodies to work with my husband. I would like to say cupcakes are my favorite, but […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti #NewTraDish

Ragú No-Boil Baked Ziti |

**Full Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase ingredients for the recipe but was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own. Last week I let my boys make dinner – everything but putting it in/taking it out of the oven.  There was a little fighting over who was going to […]

Hot Cocoa Cookies {#Recipe}

Hot Cocoa Cookies |

This year I felt the need to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I know what you are thinking – and NO, I am not technically a food blogger BUT I do love to cook/bake and I have shared the occasional recipe, so why not?! Each blogger pays the mandatory participation fee (which […]

Ragu Sloppy Joes #Recipe

Ragu Sloppy Joes Recipe

Every Sunday I plan our meals for the week.  By about Wednesday, even though I have everything I need, I don’t want to cook anything.  On those days, I am thankful for recipes that use less than 5 ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to throw together! I know we all have these kinds […]