Hosting a Great Barbecue: What You Need to Know

A backyard barbecue brings together so much of what’s good about being alive. Eating delicious food, enjoying the outdoors and savoring the company of friends and family — sounds like a recipe for success to us!   But a great barbecue doesn’t come together by accident. You’ll need to know a few things that will help you set your cookout up for success. Get your grill brush to scrubbin’ and make sure somebody’s bringing hot dog buns because … [Read more...]

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...]

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 11 reviews … [Read more...]

Two Ingredient Sweet and Creamy Fruit Dip Recipe

Two Ingredient Sweet and Creamy Fruit Dip Recipe Valentines Day is right around the corner. As I was considering recipes to share I ran across this quick and easy fruit dip in my recipe box... perfect for feeding to your sweetheart. My family devours it in one sitting... it's that good. You will need: 1 jar marshmallow fluff 1 box room temperature cream cheese mixing bowl beaters See? I told you it was going … [Read more...]

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe Fall and Halloween are such fun times to spice up lunch and have fun with your recipes. The kids love a good hot dog. Ethan vegetarian and Emma her Applegate Farms hot dogs. With the simple alteration to dough you've got a fun "mummy" that makes lunch a little more exciting. This recipe can be modified easily ... leave out the cheese or substitute homemade dough for store bought. The idea, though, is pure … [Read more...]

Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft

 Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft My kids have been begging me to start picking out their costumes for Halloween. September just began, but they are already excited for fall. So for this post, I thought I’d give you a couple of ideas of quick, fun and creative ways to create a “spooky jar”. Above is the jar I made. I must say, this is the first time I’ve attempted this craft and I learned a few important things that I will share at the … [Read more...]

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn Here's another addition to our No Churn Ice Cream recipes! This one is actually more like a sorbet of sorts... and you only need 3 ingredients and a blender! INGREDIENTS 3 cup frozen Peach Slices 1 1/2 cup Milk 2 tbsp Honey Add milk and sugar to blender. Gradually add peach slices to puree. When every thing is incorporated, mixture will resemble loose soft serve. Transfer … [Read more...]

Patriotic Rice Krispies Treat Pops

Patriotic Rice Krispies Treat Pops Growing up, Rice Krispie Treats were one of my all time favorite snacks. They were easy to make and fun to eat. With the 4th of July just around the corner we took Rice Krispie Treats to the next level and turned them into a tri-colored POP! Although they are not the “healthiest” treat around, I try allow my children an indulgence every once in a while. To make them, you will need: 6 cups Rice … [Read more...]

Strawberry Love Monster Valentines Day Recipe

Strawberry Love Monster Valentines Day Recipe Strawberries and chocolate are always a safe gift for Valentines Day. Why not make them a little fun and even slightly goofy while sharing your sentiments? These cute Strawberry Love Monsters would make a great treat for the kids or even a silly gift for the hubby. You need: strawberries paper straws melting chocolate (I used Godiva) candy eyes (ours were purchased from … [Read more...]

25 Valentines Day Party Ideas

25 Valentines Day Party Ideas Valentines Day parties have always been one of my favorite celebrations at school and at home. The one particular day it is socially acceptable to be mushy and lovey with the ones you love... in public (lol). We’ve compiled a list of 25 activities/crafts, food and décor ideas for you to start building your party around! We hope you find something that sparks some fun into your … [Read more...]