Chocolate Covered Strawberries | Directions for Valentines Day

Chocolate and strawberries are synonymous with romance... the two together are a symphony of flavor. Unfortunately, they can sometimes be incredibly expensive to buy. I have found a quick (and delicious) way to make them that won’t break the bank. Chocolate Covered Strawberries Directions for Valentines Day You will need: Strawberries Chocolate Chips (semisweet or dark, your choice) Cupcake Papers possibly cooking … [Read more...]

25 Valentines Day Crafts and Gifts

25 Valentines Day Crafts and Gifts Our family was slow about putting the Christmas decorations away this year. I think maybe because it is still so snowy and frigid out, it still feels like Christmas. So in honor of putting away the tree, we’ve put together 25 fun Valentines Day crafts and gifts for you to create with your littles while trapped inside under this Polar Vortex. If you happen to dive in a create one (or two, or three) we'd love … [Read more...]

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Hidden Kisses | Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe With Valentines Day right around the corner, I thought I would dig through my recipe box and see what I could find. I ran across this recipe that I had clipped from a magazine probably 20+ years ago... and never made. So I gave it a chance... it combines chocolate chip cookies and Hershey’s Kisses... how could you go wrong, right? The ingredients are super simple... 1 bag (9 oz) Hershey’s … [Read more...]

Red Hot Popcorn Recipe

Red Hot Popcorn Recipe Our family has had a addiction to cinnamon popcorn for years now. Mine started when my Dad would get tins of Topsy's popcorn delivered to the house for Christmas. It so incredibly delicious, but can get expensive when purchasing for six. This red hot popcorn recipe helps meet the craving without breaking the bank... plus you can use those adorable heart red hots for Valentine’s Day! Print 5.0 from 9 reviews … [Read more...]

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day

10 Black Eyed Pea Recipes For The New Years Day If you are celebrating New Years in the southeast or have a family history from that area, chances are you will be partaking in black eyed peas in some form or another. These flavorful legumes are said to bring luck and prosperity throughout the coming year when they are the first food eaten on New Year’s Day.  On our search for a delicious option we ran across many that I thought you might … [Read more...]

25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food

25 New Years Eve Party Ideas | Décor, Activites and Food   So you’ve decided to host the New Years Eve party for your friends and family... or maybe you just need a few ideas for a quiet night at home with the kids... now what? It’s time to start making your list of decorations, food and activities to keep the festivities going! Never fear... we’ve scoured the web in search of some fun, inviting, easy and entertaining ways to … [Read more...]

25 New Years Crafts for Kids

25 New Years Crafts for Kids   The kids are home from school, the gifts are unwrapped and already forgotten and a few “I’m bored”s have been heard. It’s time to break out the craft items and give the littles something to do! New Year Eve/Day celebrations are fun to craft for. Girls love the sparkle, boys love the noisemakers... and I love spending the time with them at the kitchen table creating memories and fun crafts to … [Read more...]

How To | Bottlecap Reindeer Magnet

How To | Bottlecap Reindeer Magnet I'm always looking for cute and easy crafts to do with the kids. This little bottlecap reindeer magnet is an easy craft for older kids to make/share/gift this holiday season. Make one or several to represent Santa's entire team. You Will Need: 1 bottle cap for each magnet black and white paint paint brush 2 brown pipe cleaners 2 strong magnets that fit inside a bottle cap Red pompoms hot glue … [Read more...]

How To | Salt Dough Footprint Olaf Christmas Ornament

Salt Dough Footprint Olaf Christmas Ornament Christmas is coming and it's craft time in my house. I love to have a new craft/ornament for the kids each year and this year's craft I saw was way too cute idea on Pinterest to pass up doing. Salt Dough Foot Print Olaf. Start off by making up a batch of salt dough, this is the recipe I used: 2 Cups Flour 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup warm water Kneed your dough until it's a soft texture, the longer … [Read more...]

Guacamole Pita Christmas Tree Appetizer

Guacamole Pita Christmas Tree Appetizer With holiday parties right around the corner, the hunt is on for healthier party foods that are still festive and fun. This snack uses pita, which you can purchase in whole grains. Guacamole is fabulous for fiber, potassium, vitamin E, niacin and good fats.Cherry tomatoes are great for vitamin B-6 and A. These are super easy to whip up and oh! so cute! 1 6 Pack of Pita Bread 1 8oz Container … [Read more...]