St. Patrick’s Day Treats

St Patricks Day Treats via Snap Creativity

After you're done doing a bit of crafting one of these St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids, you'll want to treat your family to something Irish (or green) inspired. Try one of these St. Patrick's Day treats and see if you're taste buds aren't the luckiest taste buds around. . . St. Patrick's Day Recipes . Green velvet cheesecake from B Lovely Events . St. Patrick's Day rice krispie treats from Classy Clutter . Hidden pot of gold brownie cups from Pizzazzerie . Shamrock lime sherbet punch from The Crafted Sparrow . Homemade shamrock shake from Living Locurto . Cool … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

rainbow St Patricks Day craft for kids

St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it's because I'm part Irish or maybe it's because it has to do with rainbows, pots of gold and pinching. Whatever the reason, it's a great one for crafts so we've rounded up some fun St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids. . . St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids . Rainbow preschool craft from The Nerd's Wife . Sparkly lime jello playdough from Plain Vanilla Mom . Bell pepper shamrock stamp craft from Crafty Morning . Lucky shamrock wands from Smart School House . Pot of gold telescope for kids from Smart School House … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole

easy broccoli cheese rice casserole - No Diets Allowed

Here's how I usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I'm out running errands with my kids. As I push my cart down an aisle at Target, I notice a little girl with an adorable green outfit. While passing, I smile and compliment her cute green hair bow. I keep shopping and stop by a woman who has on some lavish green nail polish. I naively continue on my way until a boy runs pass me with a green shirt on. I stop. It's St. Patrick's Day! I quickly scan myself and my kids searching for any sign of green. Nope. No green. Since I want to spare my kids from a pinch-happy child at our library class, I … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner

Hello friends.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I've started decorating my entry way and as usual I'm sticking to non-traditional colors.  This Valentine's Hearts & Stripes Wood Banner is the first project I'm sharing from my decor this year. I love using non-traditional colors when it comes to Valentine's Day.  Who says it has to be all red and pink?  One of my favorite things this past year has been black and white stripes, and my love for them isn't going anywhere.  I also know how popular gold still is in decor, so I paired the two up for a lovely … [Read more...]

12 Last-Minute Valentines Ideas

Last-Minute Valentines Ideas

Our Valentine's Day roundups wouldn't be complete without a collection of last-minute valentines ideas. If you're anything like me, last-minute is how you do most everything, so these valentines ideas are sure to come in handy! . . 12 Last-Minute Valentines Ideas . DIY carved initial candle from Hello Natural . Etched valentines glass from Thistlewood Farms . Homemade hand warmers from Repeat Crafter Me . Send a hug from Paging Supermom . Root beer float kit from Thirty Handmade Days . 52 Things I Love About You from Visual Heart . Valentines heart attack … [Read more...]

12 Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Desserts

cherry jam heart pie pops

If you're interested in something other than red velvet for Valentine's Day, check out these 12 super sweet Valentine's Day desserts. Your significant other—and your sweet tooth—will thank you. . . 12 Super Sweet Valentine's Day Desserts . Cherry jam heart pie pops from The Sweetest Occasion . Cream-filled chocolate heart-shaped cakes from Worth Pinning . Soft M&M chocolate chip cookies from Averie Cooks . No bake cheesecake truffles from A Beautiful Mess . Strawberry chocolate chip cookies from Sally's Baking Addiction . Mini pies in a cupcake tin from Gimme … [Read more...]

Strawberry and Toasted Almond Chocolate Bark

chocolate-bark-scattered mom

I admit it, I'm a chocoholic!  Lucky for me, Valentine's day is just around the corner...more reasons to whip up yummy treats like this Strawberry and Toasted Almond Chocolate Bark. I'll definitely take my chocolate fix any way I can.  One of my favorite ways is to make quick candies with Chocolate Almond Bark. (I love using real chocolate when I bake, but Almond Bark melts like a dream in the microwave, so its perfect for quick candies.) I've seen bark made different ways.  You can spread a very thin layer of the bark out on wax paper and then sprinkle your ingredients on top, but I like … [Read more...]

15 Red Velvet Recipes You’re Sure to Love

red velvet bars

I know red velvet isn't strictly a Valentine's Day "flavor" but a Valentine's Day doesn't go by for which I don't make some sort of red velvet recipe. Not only is red velvet anything absolutely delicious but that deep red color is so dang valentine worthy. Here are 15 red velvet recipes you're sure to love for Valentine's Day (or any day). . 15 Red Velvet Recipes You're Sure to Love . Red velvet chocolate-swirled brownies bars from Averie Cooks . Red velvet sugar cookie bars with cream cheese frosting from Jamie Cooks It Up! . Red velvet chocolate chip cookies from Sally's … [Read more...]

14 Chinese New Year Recipes

baked coconut sticky rice cake

Yesterday we shared festive Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. Today we bring you some of our favorite Chinese New Year recipes. . 14 Chinese New Year Recipes . Baked coconut sticky rice cake from Jeanette's Healthy Living . Marbled red vinasse eggs from Pig Pig's Corner . Almond thins from Kitchen Chaos . Hong Kong egg cakes from Ginger and Scotch . Fried laughing balls from Madam Kwong . Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) from Closet Cooking . Homemade fortune cookies from Snap . Chinese spare ribs … [Read more...]

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

I love celebrating holidays that are outside my family's culture and Chinese New Year is one of them. I don't know what it is, but I love all the red and gold and festivities surrounding the holiday. Today I'm sharing some fun Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to help celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. . . 12 Chinese New Year Crafts . Chinese New Year dragon craft from Super Mommy . Chinese style fan from Use Your Coloured Pencils . Cherry blossom tissue paper flower craft from Pink Stripey Socks . Chinese paper lanterns from Snap . Paper … [Read more...]