Sep 052017
 

With kids returning to school, soccer practices starting, and a nip in the air, all signs point to the onset of fall. And fall always starts the discussion of trips to the pumpkin patch, Halloween costumes, and fall foliage drives.

17 Savory Pumpkin Recipes for Fall! Pumpkin bread and PSL coffee are great, but there are many other delicious pumpkin recipes - like these!

When Bubbles asked the other day when we’d be visiting the pumpkin patch, it prompted a family conversation about our favorite pumpkin treats. Of course, it’s hard to leave pumpkin bread and PSL coffee off the list, but there are lots of other options, too. Continue reading »

Aug 312017
 

One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. The story, the songs, the animation – I just loved everything about it.

Hakuna Matata Taters - aka Loaded Tater Tots. The perfect companion to a Lion King movie night!

While Bubbles has watched a lot of The Lion Guard, she had never sat down to watch The Lion King with me. So when we received a copy of The Lion King Signature Edition on Blu-ray, I thought it was the perfect time to convince her to join me – especially when I added Timon & Pumba’s Hakuna Matata Taters to the mix.

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Aug 302017
 

We recently received the new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Fluttershy DVD and I couldn’t think of a more fun way to celebrate than with Fluttershy’s Cake Mix Cookies.

Fluttershy's Cake Mix Cookies! Perfect treat to enjoy while watching My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Fluttershy on DVD

The cake mix cookies are yellow with a bit of pink, with a little bit of sparkle, just like the adorable Fluttershy herself. And according to my daughter, they taste amazing! Continue reading »

Aug 232017
 

Eating fresh from the garden is one of my favorite ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables in the summer and fall.  Grab a bowl and some kitchen shears, go out and harvest my own ingredients for a big green salad or roasted Parmesan green beans or homemade spaghetti sauce.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans Recipe - just 5 common ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes

The garden is a great way to get kids excited about a wider variety of vegetables, too.  If they have a hand in their care and harvest, they’re far more likely to want to try new things.

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Jul 262017
 

It’s always exciting when My Little Pony DVDs arrive at our house from our friends at Shout! Factory.  I try to make each new release special by making a yummy treat or fun craft that matches the theme.  So when I saw Pinkie Pie holding a bowl of popcorn on the back of the MLP Equestria Girls: Magical Movie Night DVD, the idea for Pinkie Pie’s Party Popcorn immediately came to mind.

Pinkie Pie's Party Popcorn is perfect for a My Little Pony Equestria Girls Magical Movie Night!

Bubbles is very excited that her new cousin loves My Little Pony, too.  We plan to invite her down soon for a Magical Movie Night of our own.  We’ll definitely be serving up more of Pinkie Pie’s Party Popcorn – our first batch disappeared, well, like magic! Continue reading »