From my family to yours, wishing everyone a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy this day with your family, friends, and of course good food. I’ll share a few pictures of my baked goods on Instagram and Facebook, so make sure you stop by.
As promised, here is the lists of books my little tot read this Summer, as part of his various reading programs with our local libraries, book stores, including Barnes & Noble, and University campus bookstore. My son is 4 years old, and I would say these books are geared for ages 3 to 6 years old. Continue reading
I enjoyed an entire lazy day with my tot the other day, doing nothing but snuggling in the warm bed while watching TV and playing on the computer, while the rain poured and the thunder boomed. Apart of my lazy day included searching through my favorite blogs and Facebook fan pages and finding new recipes to try, looking at new subscription boxes to sign up for (my new addiction), and reading a stack of magazines I had piling up from the mail.
Some of you know my grandfather passed away last week. If I wasn’t already in the mode of preparing hearty foods with Fall approaching, I am really serving up the comfort foods now. Nothing like sweets and good pampering foods to comfort the soul in a time like this. Just don’t forget to run around and play wit the tots, so the pounds won’t cling to you, Lol. Continue reading
Who loves macaroni and cheese more than kids? Well Mickey Mouse of course! These Mickey-shaped macaroni and cheese bites are the perfect after school snack and sure to put a smile on any kiddos face. Very simple to make and easily can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer, where you can pop out a hand few at a time and warm them up for a snack. Continue reading
When it comes to cooking I do not skimp on the flavor, I packs in as much flavor as possible. The other day while flipping through channels, I caught Rachel Ray as she was saying parents complain to her that their kids won’t eat certain dishes, and only eat chicken fingers. Her response was, because that’s all the parent gives their kids. She went on to say kids develop their palates at an early age and that’s when you pack in all the flavors from ginger, garlic, and spices and they don’t have to know what’s in the dish, mistake #1, and just let them try it and they will love it after a few tries.
I’m definitely not one of those people who can’t wait for Summer to end. I actually hang on to every bit of Summer until the last drop of sunshine heading into October, then I begin my Fall routine. This year Summer has been great, but unlike last year, there’s been rain and thunder storms and gloomy days that put a damper on some of our plans. Last year the sun shined for almost 3 months straight and not one drop of rain. I loved every moment of the drought! I’m sure farmers cringe at the thought. Lol
Off to the beach we go! Now that Summer is here, me and my little one spend many days at the beach. He actually built his first sandcastle last week, which is a task he checked off his bucket list. Continue reading
I’ve had a taste for taquitos for quite some time and figured I would try making them on my own. But I couldn’t decide between chicken or ground turkey, not knowing how the turkey would turn out. In the end, because the boneless skinless chicken breasts were in the freezer, the ground turkey won, since I had just bought some from the grocery store that day. I also had sour cream, salsa, and jalapenos on hand and made my own version of pico de gallo. Continue reading
Once you go scratch, you never go back! In this case I am referring to last week’s fresh squeezed lemonade lemon cups I served at my birthday bash. I don’t think I can ever return to frozen concentrate or powder mix after the deliciousness of homemade lemonade. My mouth craved for it all week, and I kept thinking how time consuming it was squeezing lemons and put the idea in the back of my mind. Continue reading