Christmas Treats

Christmas Treats

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays I always make sure to slow down for a couple of days through out the month to create a few holiday treats with my family. Since my children are all young and love to be involved in the kitchen I always have to mix in a few treats just for them! These reindeer marshmallows are one of them! Along with the donut snowmen below.  And here are a few other of my favorite things to make through out the holidays. All links to the posts are with the photos! Hope you …

Milk and Cookie Shots

Milk and Cookie Shots

When I think about New Years Eve recipes I wish it was some glamorous thing! But as a mom of 4 young kids New Years Eve is more about banging pots and pans, blow horns, family friendly food, and trying to make it until the ball drops! So when asked to create a New Years Eve recipe these cookie and milk shot glasses came in mind! These can be filled with all kinds of stuff and are fun for the entire family! My kids (and a few neighbor kids) went crazy over these! Milk and Cookie Shots  1 box Krusteaz …

Mermaids & Pirates Birthday Party

Mermaids & Pirates Birthday Party

My daughter turned 4 a few weeks ago! She could not wait for her birthday and had a huge part in the say of the theme of her party. One day she told me that she wanted a mermaid party so of course I started planning! She wanted to be part of every.single.thing! She sat with me as we prepared everything! We began talking about how she wanted to invite 10 boys to her party. So that is when we decided to do the mermaid pirate themed party! Of course we leaned more to the mermaid side for the colors …

Mermaid and Pirate Party Food and Activities

Mermaid and Pirate Party Food and Activities

The mermaid and pirate party decorations are in the post prior! Now onto the party activities and the food! My daughter really wanted a princess bounce house castles! I decided to cave and give my 4 year old whatever she wanted! And of course what kid doesn’t love going to a party with a bounce house and slide! It fit perfectly in our backyard and I ordered it from Bounce It Up Party Rentals! If you are in Arizona definitely give them a try! I was very pleased with their service and everything worked perfectly! The number to call is 480-254-2561. …

Thanksgiving Entertaining

Thanksgiving Entertaining

Thanksgiving is all centered around family and food so obviously it is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate! Being a foodie myself no matter how big the crowd is I think there should always be certain dishes served. And lets be honest Thanksgiving leftovers are the best! Today over on the Krusteaz Website I am sharing all about my Favorite Thanksgiving Entertaining Ideas along with my go to recipes! So head on over and check it out! 

Graveyard Halloween Scotcheroos

Graveyard Halloween Scotcheroos

Halloween is just 1 week away and the past week I have been whipping up some fun Halloween treats for my family and these graveyards were an after school treat last week. When I received a package from Peanut Butter & Co. to try out some of their new products immediately I thought of scotcheroos. A family favorite!  I have never made them with almond and cashew butter so I really wanted to give them a try! And then I wanted to top them with some hazelnut spread and boy were they amazing! I can’t wait for you to give them …

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Crepes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Crepes

I love fall time mostly for the food pumpkin in particular. Lets be honest fall time in Arizona is still in the 90’s so the weather is not the highlight of the time of the year! So thank goodness for pumpkin and fall flavors! When thinking of which recipe I would create as part of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen I couldn’t help but lean towards their pumpkin spice pumpkin pancake mix I have only made the pancakes before and have been wanting to mix things up! And one of the easiest ways to mix things up with their pancake mix is …

One bread dough done 5 different ways

One bread dough done 5 different ways

Today I am teaching a class at the Pinners Conference! When I was asked to teach a cooking class for the conference the first thing that came to my mind is a bread class. I am not at all a bread expert but I have made rolls many times in my life. One recipe in particular I have made more times then others. So I knew that I needed to share my overnight cinnamon roll recipe done in 5 different ways! So here it is! Overnight Roll Dough 1 Tablespoon yeast3 cups warm water1 c. sugar1 Tablespoon salt2 beaten eggs1/2 …

Peanut Butter and Banana Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Banana Steel-Cut Oatmeal

My youngest son is obsessed with oatmeal. It is always his favorite food on the questionaries that they do at school. Maple & Brown Sugar is his fav! The only problem with oatmeal each morning is that it takes a little longer on busy before school mornings. He is also my child who is very particular! If something is too hot, too cold, too spicy, or too sweet he will have nothing to do with it! When I discovered this oatmeal I was surprised and ecstatic! And I love steel cut oats more then any other type of oatmeal! So …

Favorite Fall Baking Recipes

Favorite Fall Baking Recipes

When fall comes around I am ready to turn on my oven again and get baking! I love baking with apples in the month of September and of course pumpkin is in full swing come the end of September and all throughout October.  The transition from fall to holiday baking is one of my favorite times of the year! October is a month full of entertaining and parties in our home. So having treats and baked goods ready is a key ingredient when entertaining.  So lets start with some yummy fall breakfast ideas! These Sunshine Muffins: they are full of …