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Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Last weekend I had a birthday party for my two oldest kids who have birthdays 4 days apart (and two years). My daughter doesn't love traditional cake, so I thought it would be fun to make an ice cream sandwich cake. One of very favorite cakes to make. I shared the recipe a few years ago - original ice cream sandwich cake. This year I thought it would be great to add another element to the … [Read more...]

Get Your Morning Protein – Rainbow Smoothie Recipe

One of my goals for 2016 is to get healthier. I've been trying to get to the gym every day. And I've never been great at eating breakfast, but thanks to the National Milk Life Campaign, I've learned that many experts now recommend 25-30 grams of protein before noon. So I have been making an effort to eat a healthy breakfast with my girls each morning. Start your day with my favorite rainbow … [Read more...]

Heart and Arrow Valentine Treat Topper Printables

Heart and Arrow Valentine Treat Topper Printables. It's almost Valentine's Day - are you ready?? Here's an easy gift idea and free treat toppers to give to anyone in your life! Heart & Arrow Valentine Treat Topper Printables! You can fill the treat bags with anything you want. But isn't this Valentines Black and White Bark adorable?? And it's so easy to make!! All you do is … [Read more...]

Giant Chocolate Donut Cake Recipe!

  Are you looking for the perfect dessert to celebrate Valentine's Day? I love making a heart-shaped pizza for the kids. And wouldn't a giant donut cake be perfect for dessert?? The kids (and adults) will love it!!   And one of the best things about this recipe?? It's made with cake mix. SO easy!! Thanks to my awesome neighbor Amy Dott, this teenager-tested-and-approved recipe will … [Read more...]

Touchdown Hot Layered Super Bowl Bean Dip Recipe!

Are you excited for the Super Bowl? Can I admit that I am more excited about the food than the actual game? I love a Superbowl Party!! There's something so yummy about festive dips and finger foods!   This year I experimented with a new Mexican Layer Dip. I've made layered dips in the past, but I wanted to make a hot one for this year's party: so here's my Touchdown Hot Layered Super Bowl … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Party Foods!

There's such a plethora of mouthwatering appetizers, snacks, and other foods linked up around this time of year! Here are some of my favorites: 16 Party Foods from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls @ Tidy Mom Mini Chicken Parmesan Pockets @ Just Us Four Buffalo Chicken Ranch Roll-Ups @ Simple As That Homemade Buffalo Chicken Poppers … [Read more...]

Margherita Pasta Bake Recipe!

My kids love pasta AND pizza. I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe that was a little combination of both. After experimenting with a few different variations we found one that is a winner. I made it the other night when we were all together and they loved it. And my favorite part is that it's fast and easy to make AND I had all of the ingredients in the fridge and pantry. YAY! … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Game Day Recipes!

Even though I'm not crazy about football, I love the decor and (of course) all the yummy recipes you can get away with eating at Super Bowl parties! Here are... 20 Game Day Recipes from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Loaded Baked Potato Dip & Party Ideas @ TidyMom Super Bowl Sweets @ Julie is Coco and Cocoa Chicken Empanadas @ Shibley Smiles Spicy Quinoa Turkey … [Read more...]

20 Amazing Whole 30 Recipes

The new year is always a great time to get re-focused on being healthy! I always love setting new goals for myself. I decided to start up the Whole30 diet. Have you heard of it? So, I thought I'd collect some recipes for myself, and share them with all of you too! Whether you're looking to change your diet, lose weight, or get healthy, these recipes are full of veggies, and will inspire you to … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 12 Drink & Smoothie Recipes!

Although they're not quite as warming as hot drinks, smoothies are just as popular around this time of year because they're so easy to make healthy AND delicious! Here are... 12 Drink & Smoothie Recipes from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Cranberry Detox Smoothie @ The Casual Craftlete Spinach Pear Ginger Smoothie @ Mainly Homemade Pina Colada Smoothie @ Delightful E … [Read more...]