Avocados are Awesome! #iloveavocados

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


One of the reasons I love avocados, aside from the healthy food factor, is that they are such a versatile food.  I was first introduced to  Avocados from Mexico when my oldest was an infant and I started making her baby foods- avocado is a wonderful first food for little ones- and takes little to no effort to mash up into spoonable form!  As they’ve gotten older we’ve discovered so many ways that avocado can be used, and I’m seeing more and more from friends on social networks who are using avocado in lieu of the cheese part of grilled cheese, and for pasta….like this dish we’ll be making later this week (So easy, so FAST, and so good for you!!)

Avocado Pasta Sauce!!  [click to continue…]

Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap: Turtle Cookie Balls & Chocolate Crinkles

Cookie Recipe SwapEvery Tuesday now through Christmas you will be able to see the Mavens of Money’s favorite cookies recipes. Ranging from long held family traditions to brand new recipes to old time favorites they will be given each Tuesday in hopes that you will try a few and love them too!

And the best part?! You can participate as well! Simply post your recipes at the bottom of this post and share with other readers your favorite cookies, bars, or treat recipes! At the end of the four weeks I will showcase a few of YOUR recipes in their own post! [click to continue…]

Amazing Chocolate Truffles

This week I wanted to highlight how cooking frugally can still be delicious. Here’s a wonderful recipe for chocolate truffles I found several months ago. With the holidays approaching these would make great gifts or treats for Holiday parties. [click to continue…]

CrockPot Lasagne

Lasagna can be very difficult to make, but when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to share it! As a working mom, making delicious homemade dinners isn’t always easy, so I love finding recipes that work for our busy lifestyle. The thing I hate most is the prep time…this recipe only takes 25 minutes! How easy is that? Just let the crockpot do the rest!!

PREP TIME: 25 Min TOTAL TIME: 6 Hr 35 Min SERVINGS: 8 [click to continue…]

Spooky Buddies on DVD September 20th

The Buddies are Back in a Spooktacular Adventure!

 SPOOKY BUDDIES premieres on Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Download from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 20th!

For a goulish good time, catch Rosebud, B-Dawg, Buddah, Budderball, and Mudbud in their all-new Halloween-themed movie! SPOOKY BUDDIES continues the overwhelmingly popular franchise that features the adorable talking puppies, with action, laughs, and fast-paced adventure.
Disney’s shared some great Family Night tips, fun activities and a recipe to make your own spooky dog cookies (our Tobey boy will be enjoying this movie night for SURE!) and you can download them right here free! [click to continue…]

Kids Frugal Fun: Edible Play Doh

Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! This week we have 2 “fun” holidays that I couldn’t resist-September 13th is National Peanut Day and the 16th is National Play Doh Day. So this week’s craft is edible play doh using peanut butter. Since I know there are many children with peanut allergies, I have included a non-edible play dough recipe that is peanut free.

Edible Play Doh [click to continue…]