10 Recipes For Smoothies

Smoothies? Are the yum. I love starting my day with a delicious smoothie, chock full of fruits (and sometimes veggies!). I have smoothie recipes bookmarked for when we need extra vitamin C or a smoothie recipe for getting extra protein in our diets. My boys love them, too. (Okay, some more than others.)  Once one of my bigger boys asked if there was ice cream in his strawberry banana smoothie.  No, dear. That's the beauty of blending a bunch of delicious flavors together. It's a real treat.We also call that a motherhood win! Interested in some of my favorite smoothie recipes? Good! Because I've compiled ten of my favorite delicious and healthy smoothie recipe links just for YOU. Enjoy! 1.) Peach Cobbler Protein Shake by Dashing Dish. 2.) Healthy Protein Smoothies by Cooking … [Read more...]

7 Easy Rainbow Snacks for Kids

Saint Patrick's Day is just around the corner. Add a splash of color to your children's snack plate with these fun recipes. Fruit in all of the colors of the rainbow? Wonderful. Fruit in all of the colors of the rainbow on a skewer? Brilliant. Your kids will love this snack after school or anytime. Rice Krispy treats are a tasty treat any day of the year. When you add the colors of the rainbow something magical happens. These Rainbow Gelatin Orange Wedges take a bit of time in preparation. But, the presentation is so much fun! These Chewy Rainbow M&M Cookies are always a hit in my home. Given a choice between a plain old chocolate chip cookie or one with bright and colorful M&M's my kids will always choose the M&M cookie. Always. Wait until you see the … [Read more...]

The Ultimate List of the Best Cupcakes EVER

Oh. The cupcake. The lovely, delicious, cupcake. That little hand-held cake just bursting with creamy, sweet goodness. LOVE. The. Cupcake. In honor of our friend the cupcake, I present to you some of the most beautious cupcakes I've come across recently. From elegant to whimsical to playful to just pain old gorgeous, I'm sure there are going to be a few here that will tickle your fancy. 1.)  Gingerbread cupcake with cream cheese filling by Ming Makes Cupcakes.  2.)  Coconut lime cupcakes by Cupcakes Garden. 3.) Sour cream fig cupcakes with cream cheese frosting by Ming Makes Cupcakes. 4.)   Chocolate cupcakes filled with blueberry cream by The Cupcake Daily Blog.  5.)  Adorable garden cupcakes by Small Bites. 6.)  Vanilla cupcakes with lemon filing and meringue frosting by … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Heart Homemade Gummies

Store bought gummie candy full of preservatives are not really my ideal snack.  Now you can make your own homemade gummies with the kids and turn it into a fun craft activity with a delicious treat at the end. Ingredients for Homemade Gummies 3 oz package of flavored gelatin 2 small packets of unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup of water Silicone ice cube trays or plastic candy molds These heart shape silicone ice cube trays were purchased at Target and at IKEA.  There were a dollar each. Mixing Homemade Gummies Have your child pour 1/3 cup water into a saucepan.  No need to heat it, just plain cold water will be fine.  Then have them add the two packets of unflavored gelatin. Have your child carefully pour the flavored gelatin into the saucepan next.  Stir slightly … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pudding Recipe: Quick Recipe for a Delicious Winter Snack

Well we're done with the holidays, but that doesn't mean we don't still crave something tasty and delicious.  But, who wants to go through all the hassle of cooking and baking after we've just survived Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years?  Not me!  And that's why I've created this simple Pumpkin Pudding Recipe.  It's a quick recipe for a delicious winter snack! Pumpkin Pudding Ingredients: 1 can pure pumpkin, 15 ounces 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger optional garnishes: whipped cream, graham crackers, gingerbread cookies Pumpkin Pudding Directions: Add ingredients to a bowl and combine with an electric mixer until well blended. Serve … [Read more...]

Creative Fall Finger Foods

Spicy Maple Bacon, Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn with Diamond Almonds Ingredients 6 c. Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn, popped 12/3 c. (6 oz.) Diamond Sliced Almonds 1 t. chipotle chile powder 1/4 c. maple syrup 3/4 c. bacon bits 1/4 c. chopped Italian parsley 1/2 t. sea salt crystals Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread Diamond Sliced Almonds on a large baking sheet. Toast, stirring occasionally, about 8 mins. In a large bowl, combine the toasted almonds, Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn and chipotle chile powder; toss well. Add the maple syrup; toss again. Transfer the mixture to baking sheet; bake, stirring occasionally, until dry and toasty, about 20 mins. In a large serving bowl, combine nut and popcorn mixture, bacon bits, parsley and salt; toss … [Read more...]