Our family loves popsicles. The fact that we live in Houston, where it's hot 10 months out of the year helps out a lot but personally I think if we lived somewhere cold, we would just make hot chocolate flavored popsicles. Today though I'm going to share with you the recipe for cereal milk popsicles. Since it gets hot here at 7am during the summer, popsicles would be the perfect breakfast food or snack for our kids who have swim practice at the crack of dawn during the summer months. There's nothing like handing a sweating, hot and exhausted kid a popsicle as they walk back in the … [Read more...]
Santa Bread Tutorial
Way back before being a crafter was cool I used to watch Martha Stewart. I'm not talking about her swanky talk show based in the beautiful cream and white color studio. I'm talking about the Martha Stewart where she wore overalls and talked in a simpler manner housed what looked like the mix of a chicken coop and log cabin. That is when I first saw her make santa bread. Then a few years ago an old rerun came on and I saw it again. That year I knew I had to make it for our neighbors at christmas and I've made it every year since then. It's so fun, festive and yummy, who can resist? … [Read more...]
The Cutest Chocolate Covered Peeps – Simple Easter Treat
Guys... This post is older than my gray hair. But it's still adorable! So why not share it with you today? These are the cutest little bunny butts that you'll ever eat (please let that be true). Check out this super simple idea below for ah-dorable Easter Treats. If these don't flight your fancy, you might want to check out the Easter Peep Fruit Skewers. Peeps are one of those treats that you either love or you hate. There's one way to really make them loveable to everyone: dip them in chocolate! There's a lot of great things to make with Peeps but this is one of my … [Read more...]
Edible Coal with Free Printable Gift Tags
Legend will tell you that naughty boys and girls get coal. You could say that legend is wrong but then you'd technically be arguing with Santa, which would probably get you added to the naughty list.... and if you get added to the naughty list, you'd get coal in your stocking. It's a vicious cycle, my friends. It's fun to give coal, if you don't believe me then make this edible coal and give it to you coworkers or neighbors this holiday season. Here's a little secret though... it's not really coal. This tastes 1,000 times better than … [Read more...]
Caramel Apple Blondie Recipe – The Perfect Fall Treat
Caramel Apple Blondies - Yes, they are as good as they sound. Fall is an amazing time of year and fall recipes bubbling full of apples and caramel are the crowning glory of this season. Yet sometimes we get stuck on the same fall recipes. There's acorns made from Hersey Kisses and round cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice everything, apple crisp and more. Sometimes we look at that can of apple pie filling in our pantry and just wonder, "What else can I make using apple pie filling?". What new thing can you make that you haven't made before? I came up with this recipe idea … [Read more...]
Apple Spice Cake Recipe – A Simple Fall Gift
I know what you're thinking, "is that a pumpkin bread recipe?". No, somebody (me) just had a brain fart and put pumpkins in the picture. If you're looking for a great gluten free pumpkin bread recipe than you can find one right here. However this Apple Spice Cake recipe is just as yummy and the perfect addition to your fall treats and gift giving. So no, it's not pumpkin bread but it's better! Today I'm going to share a great recipe for Apple Spice Cake. One of my amazing readers tipped me off to this recipe, originally found at Musselmans, on my Facebook Page (thank you … [Read more...]
Easy and Yummy Popcorn Bar – The Perfect Movie Night Treat
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to the end. One of the things that I think of every year at this time is that you only get 18 summers with your kids before they're moving on to college. It's easy to get into the huge, extremely detailed summer bucket lists but I knew that the only way to truly wrap up another great summer is by spending one last night cuddled up on the couch, simply enjoying time together. Of course if you're going to watch TV, you have to have great treats right? Yes! That's why we decided to make a truly amazing DIY popcorn bar. The great news is that you can … [Read more...]
Fairy Dust Popcorn – Perfect Treat for a Girl’s Birthday Party or for a Movie Night
Popcorn is magical. Almost everytime I throw a party or a get together, I serve popcorn of some kind. With three girls, you can imagine how many little girls birthday parties I have thrown and there was always popcorn at every party. Everyone loves it and it's extremely affordable. Our family loves popcorn and many times will eat it for lunch. Every now and then you really just want to jazz up some popcorn and the good news is that is it so much fun to let your imagination go wild when it comes to ways to dress up that popcorn! What better way to dress up popcorn than to give it … [Read more...]
Lucky Charms Treats – A Fun St. Patrick’s Day Treat!
I'm not a beer drinker, especially when it's green, and I'm not into green clothing for St. Patricks Day because I don't want to buy a shirt for just one day. But one thing I can appreciate is lucky charms rolled in marshmallows. This recipes for Lucky Charm Treats with extra marshmallows on top is the perfect treat for kids or adult friends. In fact, I'll let you in on a little secret - I like these more than Rice Krispie Treats. Your kids will love helping you make these or even just to find them waiting after school. Plus the extra dose of marshmallows on top won't hurt in your … [Read more...]
2 Adorable Snacks Made with Bunny Peeps.
Not everyone loves the taste of peeps but no one can deny how cute they are. It's easy to make simple easter snacks using peeps. If you have a stick or colorful paper straw, you can make some adorable treats using Peeps. I know we're still a few weeks away from Easter but they're already in the stores. Do you know how I know this? I was in my local tiny neighborhood Walmart store on February 14th and it looked like Valentines had thrown up in the place. I am not joking. Red heart balloons and streamers were everywhere. The tables were littered with valentines cards, cakes, cookies … [Read more...]
6 Sweet Chocolate Recipes for Valentine’s Day and a Free Printable!
Yesterday I decided to give up chocolate and sweets all together. But that was yesterday. Today is a brand new day! Bring on the chocolate! Here's a few of my favorite (and hopefully soon to be yours) chocolate recipes. Copycat Moose Munch Chocolate Bark Man this stuff is what dreams are made of. Learn how to make it here. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Pretzels These are perfect for Valentine's Day. Here's an easy tutorial to make your own Chocolate Dipped Pretzels and Strawberries. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon … [Read more...]
Must Have Items from Trader Joe’s for Coffee Lovers
Coffee is wonderful. It perks you up, warms you up and just begs you to sit by the fire for awhile. Trader Joe's is just as wonderful. In fact did you know that you can find amazing items made with coffee at Trader Joe's? You're not really surprised are you? Where else can you also find bacon popcorn or the world's best frozen Mac n' Cheese? Mix the two things together and worlds of happiness explode. (OK - I've had a lot of coffee today.) But regardless of how shaky my hands are from this coffee high, there are so many great items at Trader Joe's for coffee lovers. … [Read more...]