Cheesy Zucchini and Tomato Garlic Bread #MicrowavetheFlavor

The kids had friends over this afternoon, and things were going quite well that we decided last minute to let the friends stay for dinner.  A little *too* late, I realized that I'd not checked how much food I had in the house, and started to panic. I had some burger meat for burgers, and [...]

Grape Salad


One of my favorite things about summer is the fresh fruit in season and making dishes the day before! I love this sweet grape salad and so does everyone who tastes it! Plus, what's great is that you can easily halve this recipe to fit your needs. I've also substitute green and red for all [...]

Pineapple Cheesecake Parfait

fruit parfait

Making a dessert to surprise your family and friends doesn't have to be super complicated. It doesn't have to take a lot of time. Making simple treats that take little time are my favorite thing to do- not because I don't want to spend the time creating things for them, but because I'd rather spend [...]

Homemade Blueberry Syrup and Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick!

blueberry syrup

Sometimes busy school mornings could use an extra hand, in comes Jimmy Dean's Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick to give you a little help.  Filling and yummy they are a great way to start the morning off on the right foot, being a ready made, quick to heat breakfast is a major plus too. [...]

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Date #GelatoSummerDate

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Date

In my family, summertime means lots of family time. The kids play sports, we hang out at the lake and we host our fair share of BBQ's. With all these family activities, my husband and I don't get to spend as much alone time together as we would like. We try to get creative and [...]

Banana Nut Bread Breakfast Bowl


A healthy breakfast doesn't have to be boring or lacking in flavor. You just have to get creative and turn your typicalbreakfast on its head by bringing something unusual to the table — like cottage cheese. Have you never considered it for breakfast?  Once you combine it with a couple of mix-ins from the Superfood [...]

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Mango Salsa


We’re still making beef and chicken step aside for some pork-tastic grilling this summer, and this weekend, we had our grilled chops with a Peach Mango Salsa recipe that was ah-mazingly delicious.  The heat of the jalapeno with the sweet of the peach and mango was just out of this world…. and oh, so yum. [...]

Peach Dump Cake a la Mode


With the dog days of summer comes more frequent opportunities to serve tasty, refreshing meals that delight the whole family. I don't know about you, but I am always up for finding new recipes to make, especially in the summer when I'm not in hyper planning and schedule mode and frequently have last minute everything to put [...]

Celebrate #SmarterKids with a #TwitterParty July 29 


  Today’s kids learn in a different way than ever before. It’s no longer necessary to memorize long stings of facts from hefty encyclopedias lugged from the library’s resource section (remember those days?!). Thanks to the internet, the answer to nearly any question is available at our kids’ fingertips; today’s brand of learning is about [...]

Creative Tips For Getting Kids Excited About Science


When the kids get out of school for the summer, the "summer slide" buzz begins. If you are not familiar, this is not the fun piece of playground equipment, but rather a regression of learning. You see, once the kids get out of school, they tend to turn off their learning and get into play [...]

How to Track Summer Spending


Are you looking for an easier way to fund your summer adventures and stay within budget? Today’s sponsor, Visa and the Prepaid Visa® RushCard, has a prepaid card that can be the perfect way to track your spending and budget your funds so you can fit in all of the summer fun you wish to [...]