Cucumber Mint Flavored Water {and 50 other combinations}

There's nothing more refreshing than the taste of that ice cold beverage they pour you at the spa after a massage. Kick your feet up and relax the day away with this cucumber mint water. It always seemed so complicated to me, but it's truly simple to make flavored water! Add your favorite fruits and herbs to water, let it steep overnight in the fridge and in the morning you'll have deliciously flavored water. Now, it's time to be creative and make loads of different flavored water combinations using some of my favorites: Mango Pineapple Lemon Lime Basil Cucumber Mint Strawberry Watermelon Blueberry Rosemary Raspberry Orange Grapefruit Blackberry---  Now, mix up flavors! You could make: Cucumber Mint Cucumber Mint Lime Cucumber Mint … [Read more...]

5 Mind-Blowing Things You Can Skewer

Everything tastes better on a stick. From breakfast to dessert, we've collected our favorite things to skewer! If you're like us, we get stick in a skewer rut. You know, just putting vegetables and meat on a stick and grilling it? Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with the classic grilled skewers. They're delicious! But, we're here to shake things up a bit and think outside the box! Are you ready to skewer? 1. Mini Pancake Skewers - Smarty Had A Party - I can't think of a better way to enjoy breakfast. Grab a bowl of maple syrup for dipping and you've got the cutest stick of breakfast ever. 2. Rainbow Fruit Skewers - Skinny Taste - What a great way to eat your daily servings of fruit. Sometimes I get into fruit ruts, but with fruit skewers, you'll eat the colors of the … [Read more...]

Father’s Day with cardstore.com

Father's Day is right around the corner. If you're like me, you're busy taking care of the kid(s) and don't want to miss out on making the father's in your life have a special day. My family is so blessed to have so many fathers. My son has all 4 of his great-grandfathers, 2 of his grandfathers and one very special father. This Father's Day will be my husband's second. We had our son 2 weeks before Father's Day last year and I'm so excited to be able to focus more on it this year. Last year, it was overlooked because we were both terribly sleep deprived with a colicky baby. These days, we spend our free time playing on the floor with our baby boy, just smiling and watching him discover new things. It's a beautiful thing to see my husband smile at his son. Melts my heart. With our … [Read more...]

Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers

It's grilling time! Summer is here and it's time to get some easy grilled recipes in your repertoire, like these grilled peanut butter chicken skewers. Kids will love to eat dinner from a stick with the dip-able peanut sauce to go along side it, too! The ease of simply placing the skewers in the chicken strips, setting on the grill and whipping up the peanut sauce, is almost too good to be true! Adding some zucchini and squash to the grill really rounds out the meal. Happy grilling! Grilled Peanut Butter Chicken Skewers adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures Ingredients 1 pound chicken strips 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup water 3 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Drinks That Will Rock Your Summer

The kids are almost out of school for the summer and will need some refreshing drinks to cool them off. These diverse, kid friendly drinks will certainly rock your summer. There's everything from citrus to berry flavors, using really fruit to make them healthier and special. 1. Cucumber Lemon Coolers - Anja's 4 For Thought - Cooling cucumber and citrus lemon combined with fresh mint leaves that will surely satisfy. What a great way to hide a vegetable (or is cucumber a fruit?)! 2. Frost Bite - Blissfully Domestic - Made with Blueberries and assorted fruit juices, this mocktail will please crowds and make your kids feel grown up, having a drink out of the cocktail shaker! [sc:adsense ] 3. Pineapple Agua Fresca - Eclectic Recipes - So simple, yet amazingly delicious and refreshing … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Made From Scratch

When summer vacation begins, you're going to need a nice cold glass of strawberry lemonade to get relaxed. It's almost time to unwind and sip on a refreshing and fruit filled drink. Kick your feet up and celebrate the end of the school year! This strawberry lemonade is quick and easy to make. Simply put the gorgeous strawberries in with the lemons and some simple syrup and you've got a juice that is a-okay for your children to drink. Make it even more fun, but putting it in mason jars or milk bottles accessorized with pretty paper straws! [sc:adsense ] Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 2 lemons 1 pint strawberries, hulled How-To In a sauce pan, heat the sugar and water together until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, … [Read more...]