Green Eggs and Ham Mini Frittatas


St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and what's more fun than a themed food to celebrate the holiday? These Green Eggs and Ham Mini Frittatas should definitely get you in the spirit. I have two elementary aged children (boy and girl) and their eating preferences could not be more different. My daughter will eat almost anything. She loves most veggies, devours spicy food and frequently gets a salad for lunch at the school cafeteria. My son, on the other hand, will only eat a few select vegetables, doesn't like his food too spicy and I have a very difficult time getting him to eat … [Read more...]

12 Spring Smoothie Recipes

breakfast energy smoothie

Truth? You can drink these 12 spring-inspired smoothie recipes year round, but there's just something about berries and pineapple and mango that makes me feel spring is right around the corner. . . 12 Spring Smoothie Recipes . Breakfast energy smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled . Pina colada smoothie from This Gal Cooks . Creamy pineapple berry smoothie from Roxy's Kitchen . Lemon cream pie smoothie from SheKnows . Strawberry shortcake smoothie from Averie Cooks . Tropical sunshine smoothie from Lovely Little Kitchen . Strawberry pomegranate smoothie from … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

slow cooker Italian meatballs

It's still chilly outside and kids still need to be fed dinner (most nights), so we've rounded up XX weeknight slow cooker meals perfect for all those crazy—and cool—February days. . . 12 Weeknight-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes . Slow cooker Italian meatballs from Girl Versus Dough . Crock pot mac and cheese from Is This Really My Life? . Crock pot chicken tikka masala from Table for Two . Crockpot cheesy buffalo chicken pasta from Crockpot Gourmet . Slow cooker chicken burrito bowl from No. 2 Pencil . Easy slow cooker beef burgundy from The Shabby Creek … [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...]

Bean and Corn Salsa


Is your family getting excited for the football playoffs and the Super Bowl? We've had a lot of family in town recently and it seems like the conversations have been all football, all the time.  My Hubby is already planning to have people over for the big game.  (I'm sure his desire to host a big party is all about the love of football and has nothing to do with the new TV that now has a permanent home on our back patio...) While I'm happy for him to have people over for the game, there are a few things about hosting a party that I'm not so crazy about.  Like the hours of intense … [Read more...]