Apr 012017
 

There is just something so satisfying about a grilled cheese sandwich.  Simple, tasty, packed with delicious melty cheese.

20 Melt-in-Your-Mouth Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipes. The perfect collection for National Grilled Cheese Month

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I think trying a number of different takes on the classic grilled cheese is the perfect way to celebrate.  Bubbles treats every month like National Grilled Cheese Month – she sometimes eats a half-dozen every week. Continue reading »

Mar 092017
 

Disney’s Moana is one of my favorite movies from the last few years.  We received a copy last week from our friends at Disney and watched it three times with two different groups of people over the weekend.

This fresh Pineapple Fried Rice recipe is a great way to celebrate the release of Disney's Moana. Ham, pineapple, and peppers are perfect compliments to each other in this yummy fried rice.

When new movies release, I really love doing a movie-themed recipe or craft to enjoy with my family while we watch.  Originally I wanted to do something with coconuts, because after seeing Moana in theaters I knew they were a focus in the song “Where You Are“.  But it’s not exactly coconut season in Kentucky, so instead, I decided to make Pineapple Fried Rice. Continue reading »

Jan 012017
 

It’s always fun to take a little time at the start of the year to reflect on the one previous.  Part of that process for me is to take a look at all the posts from the last year to see what you really found useful.

Top 10 Posts of 2016 from Views From the 'Ville - recipes, DIY projects, home makeover ideas & more

My goal each time I write something is to hopefully provide you with an actionable idea or project.  A recipe you can make for your family, a DIY project you can recreate, or an activity that your family can enjoy together.  I love when you take the time to leave me comments so I know exactly which of these you’re loving. Continue reading »

Dec 052016
 

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When I shared Gram’s recipe for Corn Fritters with you the other day, I mentioned how this time of year is when I seem to miss her most.  Spending time in the kitchen with her was something I always loved.

These Old Fashioned Soft Molasses Drop Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and a bit of walnut.

I’m fortunate to have many of my favorite recipes that were hers on recipe cards in her own handwriting.  For many years she always tucked one or two into my stocking at Christmas so I could add them to my collection. Continue reading »

Nov 292016
 

Finding Dory was one of our favorite movies from this past year.   The entire family was excited when the DVD showed up on our doorstep from our friends at Disney.  To celebrate it’s arrival and our Finding Dory movie night I decided to make some quick Finding Dory pretzels.

These Finding Dory pretzels are a fun and easy partner to a Finding Dory party or movie night. Use candy melts & a couple quick tips to make Dory & Nemo pretzel rods!

I started by making the Dory pretzel rods and then I decided that I also wanted to make Nemo pretzels, too.  No mess and something you can easily eat with your fingers they were the perfect movie night snack. Continue reading »