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...]

Fun Fall Treats – Halloween Snacks and Desserts

I love this time of year! Maybe because it is the beginning of cool weather and the holiday season.. but I want to BAKE! My son is finally at the age where he can help me and actually enjoy sharing in the process, so I have been searching for some cute little treat ideas that we can try this season.Here are just a few yummy recipes I found:I am not a huge "Halloween" decor fan, but the idea around this little snack is cute. It's simply chocolate pudding with crumbled oreo on top, dressed up with a cookie. I figured I could do this anyway I want - maybe some yucky creepy worms instead? Or candy corn on top? hmmm..I am a Rice Krispy Treat fanatic! They are so easy to make and can be "fashioned" into anything you can imagine - or will stick together as. :) Here, make a batch … [Read more...]

Best 5 Popsicles of the Summer

Whether you like fruit or chocolate, there's a popsicle for you this summer. Not only are popsicles simple to whip up, but the single serving portion sizes are great to keep you in your bikini. Such a great little treat! Are you ready to see the best 5 popsicles of the summer?1. S'mores Popsicles by Hello Home Shoppe - I'm probably biased because I'm a chocoholic, but these popsicles look like the greatest for the summer to me! No need to heat up the fire place to have a s'more with this frozen treat!2. Dulce de Leche Lemon Popsicles from Fit Fun & Delish - Creamy lemon popsicles look like just the refreshing and filling dessert for the summer. Made with just four simple ingredients, these popsicles will be ready in no time!3. Fourth of July Popsicles from Blissfully … [Read more...]

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...]

20 After School Snacks for Kids

First we showed you 20 Amazing School Lunch for Kids to get them through their busy school day in a fun way, but what do you do about the after school tummy rumble?  I don't know about your kids, but mine come home from school starving, some days I feel like I need to give them a second lunch they are so hungry.We also need snacks that can be taken to after school activities, enjoyed while they are doing homework, and that while get them through until dinnertime.We've got 20 delicious after school snacks your kids will be racing home for.Turn vegetables and fruit into funny faces. Try pineapple ring eyes with blueberries inside, a banana mouth, and a strawberry nose. Recipe can be found here: How to Get Your Child to Eat Healthy Food.Don't save fun foods just for … [Read more...]

Easter Chocolate Barks

 At 22 years old, I feel a bit ashamed to admit that I still receive an Easter egg from my mum, and my grandmother..and my boyfriend. Needless to say, I always find myself with too much chocolate after Easter, I usually follow two strategies (depending on how I feel):Eat ALL the chocolate in a matter of 2/3 days (telling myself I should get rid of it before starting the “after Easter diet”) Store the chocolate in some container and forget all about it (i.e. letting it go to waste)Obviously, neither of these strategies are effective and/or clever, so I thought that this year I might turn my extra eggs into chocolate barks! Adding dried fruits, candies or pretzels makes the chocolate much more interesting and worth storing in a container and eating it a little bit at … [Read more...]