Summer Ambrosia Salad

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If you need a new, fresh idea for summer barbecues, picnics, pot lucks, or any get together try this amazing Summer Ambrosia Salad recipeI found on Dole's website. It is light, fresh, fruity, and delicious, making it the perfect summer side dish to bring along- don't forget the recipe! I loved how this recipe satisfied a ...

Spiced Dark Chocolate Muddy Buddies

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I don't know many who aren't fans of Muddy Buddies.  Often times, though, this delightful snack is almost TOO sweet, at least for adults, and when I was up in Boston for Patriots Weekend, watching a demo by American Heritage Chocolate at the Old North Church, I started thinking about using that chocolate in a ...

Enchilada Quinoa Recipe

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're going super simple for our dinner plan for the holiday- we love to eat on this fun foodie holiday, but we do also have gymnastics twice on Tuesdays and simply don't have a lot of time to cook. This Enchilada Quinoa recipe  will be quick and easy, plus easy to eat ...

Fun Snacks for Cinco De Mayo #FlavorYourFiesta

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I am a homeschooling mom and we love learning about other cultures as part of our curriculum study, so we took the month of May to learn about Mexico, it's traditions and customs. As part of their  celebrations -Cinco De Mayo is a very important one that is also very much celebrated here in the ...

Using Sous Vide for Weekly Meal Prep

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I love the convenience  of my crock pot, freezer meals, and now I have a new favorite for weekly meal prep in the kitchen- Anova's Sous Vide Device. When I was first asked to check it out I jumped at it, but then I was a bit intimidated- it looked well....fancy.  I wasn't sure it ...

Italian Chopped Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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For a summer meal that’s fun to make and easy to eat (no more wrestling with large, leafy pieces of lettuce) try an Italian Chopped Salad. Each forkful is a delight, with bite-size pieces of chicken, salami, cheese, olives, and vegetables. Tossed with a homemade balsamic dressing right before serving, this salad will be a ...

Hit a grand slam with Rice Krispies Treats®

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Tomorrow marks the opening day of our town''s baseball, softball and t-ball season.  For the first time, my husband is an official coach.. and my blog is actually an official sponsor of a team!  It's all very exciting.  While Opening Day for our beloved Red Sox was a few weeks ago, as with the rest ...

Baby Shower on a Budget

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Throwing a baby shower doesn't have to mean big bucks spent. You really need 3 main components: food, atmosphere and guests (friends and family). Once you have those main components and a willing guest of honor, you're good to go. Well, maybe not that simple. Chances are, you have a budget of some sort for ...

Homemade Cheez-Its

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This Mama Loves Kids in the Kitchen as much as they love being in there! My kids beg for snacks all day long and while I don't mind tossing them the occassional packaged bag of cookies or chips I prefer that the majority of their snacks be healthier- these homemade Cheez-its are made with much ...

Pineapple Orange Ginger Infused Water Recipe

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Living healthier means drinking a lot of water.  While I don't mind, I do often get bored of plain old water.  So having flavor ideas that won't add calories and/or offer great flavor are a BIG bonus for me.  This pineapple orange ginger infused water recipe gives me great flavor without added calories and tastes ...