Dessert Food & Drink Recipes

Dr. Seuss Inspired Birthday Treats

The beloved author Dr. Seuss has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid and I love that in school it is still a celebration of all things Seussical! As a way to celebrate I try to come up with a craft or snack that will be fun and go with our favorite stories. This year I went with the classic Cat in the Hat and the Lorax for easy inspirational desserts.

Arts & Crafts DIY Must Read

Easy Edible DIY Pudding Paint

I was trying to come up with a gift to give my husband. The very first thing that popped in my head was a painting!!!! This was a fabulous idea… there was only one issue. My child puts EVERYTHING in her mouth! I wasn’t about to let her paint with store bought paints. I remembered making pudding paint when I was little and how much fun it was, so I am going to share with you what we did.

Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Easy Cowboy Dinner Recipe

This recipe is a delicious alternative to Shepherd’s Pie. I love how you get a blend of American and Mexican cuisine together to make a meal full of flavor! The salsa really makes this so juicy and delicious. If your family is anything like mine, they will return for seconds or request it to be on the menu more often.

Arts & Crafts DIY

DIY Crafts: DIY Lampshade Cover

This lampshade cover is a wonderful idea. You see, it's attached to the lampshade via velcro. Easy to remove and clean if you have little kids who like to use their cheesy covered fingers to turn on the lamps, while grabbing the lampshade in the process. Oh wait, reliving that one, back to the craft.

Everyday

Why Bad Weather Doesn’t Have to Ruin a Fantastic Day Trip

The tremendous excitement of spending a day out in the natural world, whether it be roaming around a city, or exploring the forests of the neighboring regions, can often be dampened by news of bad weather. You might not know it till you feel the first raindrops on your head, or you might find out well in advance by the cheery word of the newscaster, but however you discover that your parade will be rained upon, you will most likely be a little deflated.

Healthy Recipes Snacks Vegetarian

Sun Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Easy-peasy do it yourself, homemade sun dried tomatoes. Honestly, I usually pass up cherry tomatoes way to many times in the grocery store. Not knowing what I’d make with them… Well today that has changed. Sun dried tomatoes are just that extra kind of “special.” They add that special “oomph” to any dish, hummus, eggs, salad, pizza, pasta, or tacos. The list goes on. The best part about making homemade sun dried tomatoes is you can add a lot or a little bit of seasonings, it all really depends on your taste buds.

Dinner Food & Drink Recipes

Cheese, Potato & Smoked Sausage Casserole

Ingredients
3 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool, approx. 1 lb
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese, diced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 lb skinless smoked sausage ( Eckrich is my favorite brand)
1/8 teaspoon paprika