3 Amazing Benefits of Cooking with Kids!

Yes, it’s true! Sometimes cooking with our kids can require time, patience, and some extra clean up effort. But experts agree that the extra effort is well worth it. The benefits are countless.Recently I was reminded how fun cooking can be when my kids and I attended a photo shoot for Cuisinart. The shoot was focused on the amazing Griddler! After the shoot, we were fortunate enough to keep the Panini maker and had so much fun coming up with creative delicious panini recipes. One more memorable than the other – the kids even got a little competitive.  As we sat around the table that night, we came up with a list of amazing benefits derived from a day in the kitchen as a family.Family Bonding OpportunityAll children love attention and cooking together requires a little … [Read more...]

Easter Entertaining and Decor Ideas

Hop In, it's going to be fun.Get your home ready for Easter with these simple and charming decorations that will bring joy and festivity to your home.Are you getting ready for the Easter Holiday?  We've found a few decorative details that will create a festive mood and add the finishing touches to a wonderful day of memories.  Entertain your guests with this selection of decorative accents and springtime treasures. Greet your guests and neighbors daily with this festive Easter wreath on you front door. // Easter Wreaths 14” Tissue Paper Pom Poms: Add a DIY touch of whimsy to your celebration with these tissue paper pom poms.  The scale and bright color choices offered make this a party essential. Consider hanging them from branches and ceilings, or … [Read more...]

Eggcellent Dyed Deviled Eggs for Easter!

Hoppy Easter, ya'll! I am so excited for this time of year to be here already. I love all the beautiful spring colors all around, the lovely flowers in bloom and not to mention lots and lots of candy to be eaten! When I am not dreaming of chocolate, I am doing my best to consider other food groups that can be delicious, as well for a fun time with family and friends. One of my favorite party dishes is deviled eggs. Not only are the pretty quick to whip up, they are also usually guaranteed to please any crowd. I am positive that all your guests will absolutely love this fun finger food and keep coming back for more!For this dyed deviled egg recipe, I want to put a spin on your traditional ingredients as well as make the Easter bunny proud with some fun colors. They are all the fun of … [Read more...]

Hippity Hoppity Easter Gifts!

18 Hot Easter Gifts March is here and Easter is near so it's time to get ready. This is a Month of anticipation, beginning with Daylight Savings Time, moving into the promise of Spring, and ending with Easter on the Horizon!  Spring into action for Easter with these gift ideas for your family and friends.  We have a line-up of unique and interesting gifts that you may not have seen. We've looked around the web and found gifts that compliment Chocolate Bunnies and Peeps, and are hotter than the dress that broke the internet! Gifts Ideas for Children: Bashful Grey Bunny is just adorable.  He is 12", soft and a pretty color with long ears that are fluffy too.  The best part is you can add a special touch and add personalization to his ears for that special child! Happy … [Read more...]

Lucky Guinness Chocolate Cake Shake

The Irish are not the only ones feeling so very lucky this St. Patrick's Day! "Why,pour" you ask? Well get ready for this four-leaf clover-like surprise. I am sharing a craving-satisfying chocolate cake, immersed in creamy and cool ice cream with a delicious dash of Guinness beer recipe! You will be ready to play the lottery once you see how lucky you are that it is quick to make, too.So, are you ready for some quick and delicious fun to get this cake shake St. Paddy's day party started? Then, let's get our ingredients together and meet after we kiss the blarney stone!First, I am starting out with the chocolate cake recipe so it has time to cool. To save some time and make it extra easy for this amazing holiday, I used ChocolateandCarrots' post that I found here on Blissfully … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party

 If you are trying to come up with a festive theme for your upcoming New Year's Eve Party, consider a Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party! The Great Gatsby era was all about decadence, over the top parties and speakeasy bars; a combination perfectly suited to New Year's Eve celebrations of all sizes! INVITATION The first step when planning your Great Gatsby New Year's Eve Party is the invitation.  According to the website TinyPrints, the invitation is the best way to communicate to your guests what it is that you are celebrating and what the event is all about.  Be clear on your invitation what the theme is and if you want guests to participate in the theme, such as dressing in Great Gatsby attire.Plan to mail the invitation approximately four to six weeks prior to the … [Read more...]