Mar 142016
 

This shop and my date night homemade General Tso Chicken recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

With Ashley living in Indianapolis and Austin having been away for his Army training our babysitting pool has been fairly tiny the last few months. Which means that date night is mostly celebrated at home after Bubbles has gone to bed.

Homemade General Tso Chicken recipe

I’ve been making homemade Sweet & Sour Chicken pretty regularly at my husband’s request.  So for our most recent date night I decided to go a similar route and make homemade General Tso’s Chicken.  This recipe comes together so fast and so easily that you’ll be making it for all your date nights. Continue reading »

Feb 252016
 

I don’t recall ever being served a tuna noodle casserole as a kid.  That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, just that it never was memorable enough to mark itself in my memory.  My Mom did sometimes serve something that was affectionately nicknamed Tuna Pea Wiggle, but it wasn’t a casserole.

This Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe is one the entire family will love, even the ones that say they don't like tuna noodle casserole!

A few months ago I started to actually crave tuna noodle casserole.  I have no idea why, but the desire didn’t go away, and so I did what anyone does when they’re looking for a recipe or project idea: I visited Pinterest. Continue reading »

Feb 052016
 

I love to bake and decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  I took some cake decorating classes in the past, but I still have (a lot of) room for improvement.  Last year I made Bubbles a Disney Frozen Elsa Doll Cake and currently I’m trying to come up with a design for a Minecraft-inspired cake for her fifth birthday in a few days.

Everything you wanted to know about frosting tips

While I don’t share a ton of infographics with you all, when I saw this one about frosting tips I knew I wanted to share.  It can be really hard to visualize the exact design frosting tips will make when you’re shopping at the store so this is a useful guide to have.  I’m thinking tip 233 might be perfect for making grass for my Minecraft cake! Continue reading »

Jan 272016
 

The Big Game is getting closer and we’re getting excited!  I’ve been getting stocked up on all the things we need to make some of our favorite game day recipes, like football deviled eggs.  Plus I’ve been making sure we have all our non-food supplies that we’ll need to make game day perfect.

Football Deviled Eggs Recipe and Game Day Traditions

Traditions are a big part of nearly every sport and football is definitely no different.  In fact, I think football fans might have some of the biggest game day traditions of them all.  What you wear, what you eat, where you watch the game – you have a certain pattern for it all.  Thanks to SheSpeaks/P&G for sponsoring this post so I can share mine with you!
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Jan 182016
 

I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. #SteadyIsExciting

Back when Ashley was still in school and living with us, it was always on my mind to create diabetic friendly meals whenever possible.  This was sometimes a challenge when I was trying to cook for both a teenage girl and a tween boy.

Diabetic Friendly Meals: Roast Tilapia with Red Potatoes and Green Peppers

One of the diabetic friendly meals that we all could agree on was tilapia and baby red potatoes.  Cooking fish wasn’t something I was that familiar with back then, but I quickly found that it’s really easy to make. Continue reading »