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Shrimp Broil Sheet Pan Recipe

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Family, Recipes, Sheet Pan Recipes | 4 comments

  Now that summer is quickly approaching; I have been thinking about quick and easy ways to get a healthy dinner on the table every night. I’ve decided to try and make as many sheet pan recipes for the family this summer so that I won’t have as many dishes to do every night. Since my kids love shrimp, I made a tasty Shrimp Broil Sheet Pan Recipe for dinner last week, and it was a hit in my household. The best part is that there was virtually no mess!! Shrimp Broil Sheet Pan Recipe Ingredients: 2 heads of corn 1 Pound of shrimp 1 Package of andouille sausage 1 Pound of small baby yellow potatoes 2 Tbls. Chopped parsley 1/4 Cup of melted butter 4 Cloves of garlic (minced) dash of salt and pepper optional rice Directions: 1....

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Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Cup Recipe

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Recipes | 0 comments

  Are you looking for the perfect appetizer recipe for your next event? Crazy Cuizine is one of my favorite products to make simple and delicious appetizers. The meats are made with restaurant-quality products, and every time I make an appetizer using the Crazy Cuizine Sweet-Chili Chicken, it is always a hit with my guests. Crazy Cuizine recently offered one of their best recipes for us to share with all of your, and it is guaranteed to be a proud pleaser at your next event. Happy Cooking! Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Cup Appetizers Ingredients: 1 Box Crazy Cuizine Sweet-Chili Chicken 12 small square wonton wrappers ¼ cup cream cheese Splash of milk Sweet-Chili Chicken Sauce (included with product) To taste: green onion garnish To taste: red chili garnish Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Spray 12-cup muffin...

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Blood Orange French Toast Recipe

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sample received Last week we got a special shipment. It was a beautiful green box and inside of the box were four beautiful Limoneira blood oranges. I immediately brought the oranges close to my face, and I was tantalized by the lovely aroma of the oranges. I couldn’t wait to share the oranges with my children, and they fell in love with the flavor of the blood orange. My kids were enjoying the Limoneira blood oranges so much that I decided to incorporate them into a recipe. I was getting ready to make the kid’s french toast for breakfast, and I wondered what the French toast would taste like with blood orange flavors. The result was some of the best french toast that I had ever made for the children. They devoured every last bite and asked if I...

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Disney’s Food & Wine Festival Beef Tenderloin Sliders Recipe

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Disney, Recipes | 0 comments

 Recipe courtesy of Disney Where’s the beef? It is at Disney California Adventure at the Food & Wine Festival. While eating my way through the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, I enjoyed many delicious bites. One of the highlights of the festival was the Beef Tenderloin Sliders at the Garlic Kissed kiosk. The slider packed a large amount of meat that was juicy, flavorful, and every carnivore’s dream come true. Sliders are one of my go-to recipes to make on a busy night after the kids have had after school activities, and I need to make dinner in a dash. I was thrilled to find out that Disney was willing to share their secret recipe to this family-friendly “perfect” weeknight meal with us. Let’s get cooking, and make these tasty sliders for our families tonight. Make plans...

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Disney’s Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie Recipe

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Disney, Recipes, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 Recipe courtesy of Disney One of my favorite desserts that I savored at the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival was the Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie. It was unlike anything I had ever had before, and I kept going back to order more. I was beyond thrilled when Disney offered the recipe for their tantalizing Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie for us to share with you. Have fun making this tasty dessert with your children at home, and then bring the kids to Disney California Adventure Park to have it during the Food and Wine Festival. Hurry! The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is happening until April 16th. Disney’s Apple Bacon Whoopie Pie Recipe Recipe courtesy of Disney Makes 12 BACON BRITTLE 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons chopped, cooked bacon BACON CAKE 1 box...

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Disney’s Moana Pua Cookies

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Disney, Entertainment, Family, Film, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored Disney’s Moana is one of my favorite animation movies of last year. I loved the story, the music, and the message behind the film. It wasn’t just me that loved the film, but also my children. When I found out that we could watch the film before it was released on DVD with Disney Movies Anywhere, I couldn’t wait to download it and start watching it with my children. Ever since downloading it, we have watched it over and over again. We decided to invite some friends over for a fun Moana movie night, and since Pua is my younger son’s favorite character, I made adorable “Pua Cookies.” The cookies were a hit with the children attending our party, and the kids devoured every last crumb of the cookies. I brought them out to the children during one...

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Funfetti Rainbow Pancakes

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored I love making pancakes for my family every weekend. I am always trying different ways to make pancakes, and after being inspired by the upcoming National Pancake Day holiday, I decided to make funfetti rainbow pancakes for my kids. The recipe was easy to make using my new T-fal pan. While I used to make pancakes from scratch, I have found that Krusteaz takes just as good as making them from scratch, and allows me more time to be creative with the different types of pancakes I make for my children. When I made the funfetti rainbow pancakes this morning for my kids, they squealed with delight when their eyes first spotted the colorful pancakes. I made the pancakes extra special for my kids by topping them with whipped cream and extra sprinkles. How do you make funfetti...

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Super Bowl Mini Baked Potato Bites

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Giveaways, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored Are you ready for some football? The Big game is this Sunday, and everyone is busy planning recipes for their upcoming Super Bowl Party. My husband always gets together with his college friends at a different house each year to watch the game together. Since it is our year to host the party, I wanted to make some unique and fun dishes that I know his friends will enjoy. I went to Smart & Final to pick-up some of my favorite First Street Brand ingredients and spent the afternoon testing recipes. One of my favorite recipes that I can’t wait to serve on Super Bowl Sunday are the mini baked potato bites that I made. My children loved them, and gobbled them all up within minutes. The recipe is super simple to make, and I would recommend making...

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Trolls Rainbow Bars

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Entertainment, Film, Recipes | 10 comments

 Sponsored Are you ready to par-tay? Dreamworks “Trolls” is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray starting on February 7th! In celebration of the release of the feel-good movie of the year, I made the kids some tasty “Trolls” rainbow bars. I grew up collecting and playing with troll dolls as a child, and when Dreamworks released the movie, I couldn’t wait to share it with my children. We got dressed up in our most colorful outfits and went to the theater together as a family to watch the film. The film had my children giggling with delight and out of their chairs dancing in the theater. It quickly became one of their favorite films of the year. The DVD and Blu-ray edition of the film features an interactive ‘Party Mode’ that will encourage your children to sing – dance...

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The Perfect Banana Smoothie Recipe

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored My son loves banana smoothies. I have been making him one every morning for years, and it is an excellent way to sneak probiotics into his diet. Since I make him the same kind of smoothie every day, I am always looking for new ways to make it. When I was recently introduced to Organic Valley Grassmilk yogurt, it was the one thing that his banana smoothie was missing all those years to be the best banana smoothie ever. Grassmilk is cultured in small batches with milk from grass-fed cows. Since their cows are grass-fed, they produce milk with a perfect balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. The yogurt has a creamy topping that melts in your mouth with every bite, making an absolutely creamy smoothie. The first time that my son tasted his smoothie made with...

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Asiago and Heirloom Tomato Crostini Recipe

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Recipes | 1 comment

 Sponsored in partnership with Laughing Cow My favorite thing to make when we have guests come over is the appetizer. I love to unleash my creativity to create fun and unique flavor combinations with my recipes. When having some friends over last week, I decided to make asiago and heirloom tomato crostini. The Laughing Cow is one of my favorite cheese brands to make appetizers, and when I noticed some new cheese flavors while shopping in my local grocery store, I knew I wanted to try making something new. I had made a recipe pairing sun-dried tomatoes and asiago cheese in the past, and wasn’t quite sure how the cheese would pair with heirloom tomatoes, and it turned out to be pure deliciousness. The recipe is super easy to make, and your guests will devour every last bite. Supplies...

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Cooking Fun with the Chase N Yur Face Cookbook

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Recipes, Shopping | 0 comments

  Chase Bailey is one of the most inspiring children on the internet. He has been sharing his journey with autism and love for cooking with families online for many years. We even had the honor of having his inspiring mom, Mary Bailey, be a guest blogger on our website. This year was a big year for Chase Bailey as he launched his first cookbook, the Chase n Yur Face Cookbook. The minute that our Chase N Yur Face Cookbook arrived, I was overwhelmed with happiness. The cookbook is full of beautiful food photos, recipes, and my kids favorite – fun facts. All of the recipes have short ingredient lists and simple instructions that even my children have been able to make some of his recipes. There are so many recipes in my new Chase N Yur Face Cookbook...

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Disney’s Sugar Spiced Noodle Kugel Recipe

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Christmas, Disney, Family, Holiday, Recipes, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended a media event as a guest of Disney The holidays are sweeter this year at the Disneyland Resort with their all-new Festival of Holidays celebration at Disney California Adventure Park. There are many delicious sweet and savory food offerings at different kiosks located throughout the theme park. One of the tastiest food offerings during the Festival of Holidays is the Sugar Spiced Noodle Kugel. While I was visiting the Disneyland Resort this holiday season, I was honored to be given a unique opportunity to learn how to make Disney’s Sugar Spiced Noodle Kugel and share the cooking tutorial with all of you. The recipe is a twist on a traditional dish served during Hanukkah. It features a lemon cream sauce with cranberries and frosted flakes. It is simple to make and a great recipe to invite your...

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Entice Rudolph with Reindeer Chow

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Christmas, Entertainment, Family, Film, Holiday, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to watch the classic version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with my children. The timeless story brings out the spirit of the season in a way that is indescribable, and watching a classic holiday movie is one of the best ways to get your family into the holiday spirit. Along with “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” we also enjoy watching “Frosty the Snowman,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” during the holiday season. The one thing that has been challenging for me in the past was finding the movies to download and watch with our children every year. When I learned that an Anniversary Collection of the three timeless films was being released this year, I jumped at the opportunity to add it to our home...

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Among Friends Allergy-friendly Baking Mixes

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Dining, Family, Recipes | 0 comments

  When having a child with food allergies, finding baking mixes that turn out just like non-allergy baking mixes is a challenge. There have been so many times that I have purchased a gluten-free brownie mix, and the brownies turn out thin and tasteless – until being introduced to Among Friends Baking Mixes. I have been testing out their baking mixes for the past couple of weeks, and wish that I had heard about them sooner. Their pancake mix is my son’s favorite. It is hand-crafted using whole grain, gluten-free, no gums, no GMO’s, and no fillers. Only the ingredients that you would want in a pancake being served to your precious children. It’s not just pancake/waffle mixes that Among Friends makes but also a wide variety of cookies and cake mixes. They have something for everyone to enjoy....

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Disney’s Jack Skellington Sugar Cookie Recipe

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Disney, Family, Recipes, Theme Parks | 0 comments

  The best way to celebrate the Halloween season is by cooking delicious desserts and treats with your children. After visiting the Disneyland Resort with your family, come home and create magical memories together while making these tasty Jack Skellington sugar cookies. Here is the delectable recipe courtesy of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies Makes 18 cookies 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Icing 2 egg whites 3 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Black food coloring paste Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add...

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DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween Candy Apples

Posted by on Oct 9, 2016 in Dining, Disney, Halloween, Holiday, Recipes, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Disney Halloween Time is in full swing at the Disneyland Resort, and our favorite thing about the holiday is all the delicious treats. There are so many tasty treats to try at Disneyland during Halloween Time, and the Halloween-themed Minnie Mouse Candy Apple is a favorite this year. While celebrating Halloween with my family at the Disneyland Resort this year, I had a chance to stop into Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure Park and meet with one of the talented chefs at the Disneyland Resort who taught me how to make a Minnie Mouse Candy Apple. Making a Halloween-themed Minnie Mouse Candy Apple is super simple, and can easily be made at home to impress some of your guests at your upcoming Halloween Party. Watch this step-by-step DIY...

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Trader Joe’s Tasty Tostada Recipe

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

  Trader Joe’s is my go-to place for a quick dinner. When I am stuck wondering, “what can I make for dinner?” the girls that work in the sample section of our local Trader Joe’s always have the answer. One of my favorite recipes that they have shared with me is their simple, delicious, and tasty tostada recipe. You can make these tostadas for your family within minutes, and everyone in your family is guaranteed to love the delicious flavor. I also made this recipe for a friend who recently had a baby, and she immediately asked me to share the recipe, because everyone in her family loved it. Everything you need to make this recipe needs to come from Trader Joe’s. The meat and the ingredients for the sauce come from their meat and salsa making it hard...

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How to Make Circus Animal Cookie Zootopia Bark

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Crafts, Entertainment, Film, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored An outdoor summer Zootopia movie party would not be complete without some fun animal-themed candy treats. When planning our summer Zootopia outdoor movie night, I made the kids some delicious circus animal cookie Zootopia bark. Making candy bark is one of the easiest things parents can ever make for a party. It takes just a few seconds to make, and you can add virtually anything to the bark to theme it around your kid’s party. Since I was planning a Zootopia outdoor movie night, I wanted to make something colorful, festive, and animal-themed so I used circus animal cookies. The result – the kids loved it!! All I needed to purchase was two ingredients (white chocolate morsels and circus animal cookies.) How did I make it? I poured one bag of the white chocolate morsels into a bowl...

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How to Make Zootopia Pawsicles

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Crafts, Entertainment, Film, Recipes | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of our favorite scenes from the film Zootopia was when Nick Wilde made “pawsicles” and sold them to the hamsters. My kids laughed hysterically during that scene in the movie. With Zootopia coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on June 7th, I got started right away planning an epic Zootopia themed outdoor summer movie night complete with homemade pawsicles and Zootopia candy bark. We were fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of the film, so we surprised some of our closest friends with a pre-summer Zootopia outdoor movie night. All our kid’s friends couldn’t wait to come over and see their favorite movie again. Everyone brought their blankets, pillows and arrived in their pj’s for the movie. The minute that the pawsicle scene came on in the film, I paused the movie and brought our pawsicles...

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