Sep 202016

Beauty & the Beast is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies.  I actually did my high school French class project on it, translating the song “Tale as Old as Time” into French.  I still can’t hear the song without “belle et la bête” running through my head.

Whip up a batch of The Grey Stuff Brownie Bites to celebrate the release of Beauty & the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition

The live action version of Beauty & the Beast will be in theaters soon, and I can’t wait.  But classics will always have a special place in my heart so I’m very happy that the 25th Anniversary Edition of Beauty & the Beast is available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack today! Continue reading »

Sep 062016

The other day I shared my secret about not loving to do the dishes.  So meals that require minimal pots and pans and bowls are right up my alley.

Make dinner a snap with a one pot pasta dish! Easy, cheesy ravioli with sausage is ready in 15 minutes

One pot meals are even better.  Having just one pan to wash speeds up the clean up and lets me get back to hanging out with my family. Continue reading »

Aug 312016

Summer is winding down but you’d never be able to tell by looking at the temperature.  It’s been consistently in the 80s and 90s every day, with no end in sight.

The perfect dish to bring to an end-of-summer party, this Pizza Pasta Salad is extremely kid-friendly, too!

Even with the heat we’re still enjoying the last few summer days through visits to the park, splash pad, and at least one cookout per week.  One thing I’ve been serving is my Pizza Pasta Salad. Continue reading »

Aug 252016

The other day I was going through some of my the photos I took while I was in California for the Thor & Delivery Man events a few years ago.  I wanted to show Bubbles some of the holiday decorations that were up at Disneyland then, plus show her Cars Land.

Add a sprinkle of Disney magic to your Halloween party with this Pumpkin Mickey shaped Cheese Ball recipe!

When we looked at the pictures of Jack Skellington and him sitting on the pumpkin, I remembered that sometimes they use a Pumpkin Mickey for decor during Halloween.  The image kind of stuck in my head and fermented there for awhile. Continue reading »

Aug 082016

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Bubbles starts kindergarten this week!  She has asked every day for a week if it’s time to start yet, which with as often as we’ve had school kick-off events feels like it has.

This layered Tropical Smoothie recipe is delicious and refreshing, a great way to start any morning!

The big morning is actually on Wednesday and I’ve been planning ways to make it even more special.  I want a few fun touches, but I especially want it to start with a breakfast that will keep her full and satisfied until lunch.  Concentrating is hard enough when you’re a kid, a rumbling stomach just makes it harder. Continue reading »