Nachos. Mmmm! One of my guilty pleasures and game day must haves. We hosted a few games at our house this year and everyone always raves about my Chili Cheese Nachos. Usually, by the time I get to them they’re almost gone though. That’s how good they are! In as little as 30 minutes, you can have some pretty amazing nachos to serve at your next game day or better yet, Super Bowl! So, with the big game almost here, get ready to indulge in some pretty great recipes from yours truly. Continue Reading
Happy New Year! I know I have been a little disconnected lately, but I promise it’s been all for good reasons. I spent some much needed time with my family over Bunbun’s “winter” break. Although there is no such thing as winter here in South Florida.
As a busy mom of two, I really try my best at managing my time. Some days are better than others, but I promise, I do my best. Some nights are a little tough and we get totally thrown off our schedule. Those are the nights that I am usually looking for something quick to prepare for dinner.
With the holidays fast approaching, It’s always been my goal to be sure that my children know the reason for the season and that it’s better to give than to receive. I want them to know that it’s the little things in life that bring joy to others, and something so simple as bringing cookies to a neighbor can brighten their holiday spirits.
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This year, good ol’ Betty Crocker is by our side! My little guy is finally old enough to help in the kitchen with simple tasks and he loves it! It gives him a bit of independence and helps him to feel accomplished once he completes the recipe with me. He is such a sweetheart and loves to do for others. Even at 3 years old, he opens doors and waits for me everywhere we go. He will make an excellent husband some day. I am sure of that!
For our cookies this year, we picked up a couple bags of Betty Crocker cookie mix, Betty Crocker cupcake gems and kisses while on our weekly Wal-Mart shop. We went with the traditional Holiday Blossom Cookies this year, but added a little twist. Literally!
These Holiday Blossom Christmas tree cookies are quick, easy and done in no time!
- 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
- 24-36 Chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped
- Betty Crocker™Gold Sugar Cupcake Gems
- 1 tub, Betty Crocker™Rich and Creamy Vanilla Icing
- Green food coloring
- Prepare and bake cookies as directed on bag
- Remove cookies from the oven and press one chocolate candy down into the center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely, about 20 minutes.
- In a medium bowl or mixer, empty tub of icing and add a few drops of green food coloring.
- Mix icing and food coloring well, adding more color as needed.
- Fill a ziploc bag with colored icing and make a small cut on the corner of the bag.
- Pipe the icing in a swirl motion around the chocolate candy
- Sprinkle cupcake gems on top
- Store cookies in tightly covered container with your cheer printables
- Share with friends and family!
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Tis’ the season for family gatherings, parties and of course, drinks! We had a great Thanksgiving this year. The food was great and the company was even better!! I am so thankful for my family, friends and of course all of you.
Every year, as we get closer to Christmas, we get together with a few of our friends for a Christmas party. Sometimes we do a cookie exchange, secret santa and a pot luck. The latter, usually brings some great treats and a few surprises. It’s being with family and friends that truly make Christmas so joyous.
Thanksgiving has always meant so much to me. I have fond memories of our family being together around the table and sharing memories. I could listen to them laugh for days. It’s just pure happiness! I miss those days. They would be hectic, but we were together and that was the best feeling for me growing up.
Things have changed over the years. Everyone kind of does their own thing now and smaller groups of us get together to share the holiday. With everyone being in different cities and states, it definitely puts a strain on our big family gatherings.
Wow! I can’t believe we are less than a week away from Halloween already! Bunbun has decided to be Frankenstein this year. I’m not quite sure where this idea came from, but I find it cute. I found a minion costume which was much better than the usual ones so I was trying to convince her to wear it. She decided on Frankenstein in the end though! Her class did an activity for Halloween called, “Guess Who I am?”. The kids drew a self portrait of themselves and described what their favorite things are from Halloween. Such as favorite activity, candy and/or treat. Then they write what they will be for Halloween and the others guess who is who. Bunbun’s was a dead giveaway for me when I noticed it on the bulletin board. Her self portrait was a girl with pigtails, colored green, with stitches on her face. I knew it was Frankenstein!!! Or as she labeled it; “Franken Girl”.
Does anyone else ever feel like homework is never-ending? The past two weeks seemed to have picked up a bit and even I am having a hard time keeping up! Some nights, I look up at the clock and its already dinner time. Then, I am left scrambling what to prepare. EEK!!!
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In our home, we are always looking for a twist on snacks. Having the same thing over and over can get boring and sometimes, you need to add some flair to make things fun and interesting. Kids love a good surprise and Halloween is an excellent time to add some flair to their snacks. You can take the snacks they love and make them spook-tacular or build your own together. Today, I am going to show you how you can mummify a snack cup and make a tasty Halloween treat!
Some of my fondest memories growing up are in the kitchen. My grandmother is the type that can make something out of nothing. And believe me, we had some rough times where she had to do just that. I don’t remember a bad meal ever coming out of that kitchen. Even when the chips were down! That says a lot about someone’s cooking. If you can accomplish making a meal out of whatever you can find and it actually tastes good, I think you’re doing pretty good.