Carmelitas: Caramel Oatmeal Bars

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Carmelitas… one word says it all. Basically, they are warm caramel chocolatey goodness, which oozes out with every bite. I first made these a couple years ago for a friend after she had a baby, and they quickly became my go to dessert. The layers in these delicious caramel oatmeal bars make them look complex, […]

Texas Ranger Cookies

The best after school snack - Texas Ranger Cookies | This is a great cookie recipe for people who want something more fun than just a regular chocolate chip cookie. They have a fun secret ingredient!

Texas Ranger Cookies are a secret family cookie that has been passed around for years. My husband’s mother used to bake him fresh from scratch cookies after school every day, and this recipe quickly became his favorite. We even served them at our back to school party! To me they are the ultimate cookie, because […]

“Fa-Cheat-as” Easy Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Easy Fajitas Recipe with Foster Farms® Refrigerated Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. AD ReadySetChicken

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms®, the opinions expressed are my own. This summer, I have so many plans back to back! It can get crazy bouncing from place to place, but I am still making it a point to cook at home and eat healthy to both keep up my energy and make […]

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad | This salad recipe is perfect for dinner.

Some of my favorite dishes to make in the summer are fresh salads using as many vegetables and fruits as I can. I love all the produce that’s in season right now. When I was first married, I totally went on a quinoa kick and made up so many different recipes every week — maybe […]

Food For Kids: 10 Snack Foods to Help You Survive Summer

Summer Snack Food | 10 fun and easy snacks your kids can make this summer!

Are you looking for fabulous food for kids? We are deep into summer, and if your kids are anything like ours, food is disappearing from your pantry faster than you can go to the grocery store. If you are spending long stretches of summer vacation at home, you need an arsenal packed with snack foods and boredom […]

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe

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I’ve perfected my frozen hot chocolate recipe, and today I’m going to share it with you! This drink is super chocolatey, and a great original frozen treat for anytime. It tastes like hot chocolate, but the frosty texture, and rich cocoa flavor make it perfect for summer, and is great for a Christmas in July party. […]

Green Smoothie Pops: Healthy Breakfast For Kids

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A couple weeks ago, I committed to drinking one green smoothie a day. I’ve learned a lot about smoothies. First, they’re yummy. Second, they’re colorful. The amount of spinach I put in them dictates the color. I tell you this because my kiddos have become quite the smoothie aficionados. Translation…they know mommy is putting greens […]

Moscato Pink Punch Recipe

Pink Moscato Wine Punch | Try this recipe for your next brunch. It is perfect for summer entertaining. Delicious and easy to make punch recipe.

Is it me, or is the summer just snowballing out of control?! I feel like I’m constantly running, and I can’t catch up. I’ve having a blast cooking with the kids and creating our own summer art camp, but let’s face it, moms need a break sometimes. Well, this weekend, I took a break, sat […]

Watermelon Punch: A Refreshing Summer Beverage

Easy summer drink recipe | Watermelon Punch | This is a great drink to make with the kids this summer. Virgin drink recipe, but you could add champagne if you wanted to make an alcohol version.

This summer I’ve been busy with my children creating a new activity everyday for us to work together on. It’s been a great way to connect with them and give them something to look forward to each day. One of our activities was balling up a giant watermelon and creating a punch recipe to enjoy […]

Nutella French Toast

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Breakfast in our house can be a real bummer. These days, I can’t get my kiddos to eat anything. I’ve been looking for easy go to’s I know they will eat. What always gets a ‘yes’ in our house…Nutella. (Between you and I, I’m going to try making my own Nutella. Rest assured, I’ll keep […]