8 English Muffin Recipe Ideas: For Dinner, Snacks and Appetizers

I adore English Muffins. They were a staple for breakfast growing in my house. My favorite way to consume (aka devour) them was when they were smothered in butter. (Although globs of peanut butter on top was a close second favorite.) As an adult, I now use them for more than just breakfast and with […]

Happy Noon Year! New Years’ Eve Ideas For Kids

Originally published December 30, 2016. Updated December 13, 2020. As parents, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is not as glamorous, fun, or fabulous as it used to be. However, it can be! Plan some fun with the kids, and bring back the spirit of this holiday with these Happy Noon Year New Years’ […]

Host a Festive Fiesta!

This year I decided to host a Christmas Eve celebration for the family. Since it is crazy during the holidays, and leading up to it, I just did not have it in me to do all the shopping, menu planning and prep it requires. My kiddos are enough work! Since we received a complimentary Qdoba […]

The New Disney Springs

It is hard to believe that Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island will only exist in my memory and that Downtown Disney will only exist in my former photos. This past spring Downtown Disney has an official new name: Disney Springs. Yet, what does that mean to us families when we visit? Is it family-friendly? Worth […]

Top Meal Prep Subscription Box Services

Not into takeout? Want healthy meals, but someone to do all prep work? Want tasty meals, but into buying all these spices to use them once? I used to love a local services called Healthy Habits Kitchen, but they closed in 2015. So I wanted to find a Meal Prep Subscription Box Service. There are […]

Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts

Food allergies and food restrictions are a piece of gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, coconut free cake for the Culinary Concierge at Beaches Resorts. Have you ever heard of a culinary concierge? Sounds pretty fancy, right? Well, they are part of the Beaches Resort team to put parents, kids and families at ease when dining at Beaches […]

All Day Breakfast at McDonalds

I’m one of those people that loves breakfast and one of my favorite things to do with the kids is to have a ‘backwards day” when we have breakfast for dinner! I’m also known to order a breakfast sandwich for lunch at local coffee shops. So when McDonalds announced it was going to be offering […]

The Ultimate Hot Dog

Today is National Hot Dog Day. Though, with two young kids, it seems like everyday is Hot Dog Day. In honor of the official National Hot Dog Day, I want to share with you the ultimate hot dog place that I recently visited when I was in Cleveland, Ohio. This place should be listed as […]

How to Make Snow Cone Syrup

Making snow cones is easy and fun! Plus, it is a much healthier treat than ice cream for those times you need to watch the calories. But mainly, it is just fun! Now that summer is here, let’s make some snow cones! Here is how you can make your own homemade snow cone syrup! To […]

Inspired Bites Cookbook by TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel

Despite a life online, I still admire and enjoy hardcover books, and that admiration extends to my beloved cookbooks. A new one I discovered, and subsequently enjoyed a complimentary copy, is called Inspired Bite: Unexpected Idea for Entertaining, from Pinch Food Design and published by Abrams Books. The authors of the Inspired Bites Cookbook are […]

Broccoli Rice and Ground Beef Casserole Pie

This is a family recipe and a family favorite. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. What I like about it the most, is that you can cook almost everything in one large skillet, and the recipe results in two pies: one that you can eat right away and another one you can freeze! […]

New Year Resolution: More Protein

I know, I know, a “New-Year-New-You” kind of post. They are a dime a dozen this time of year. But I’m going to throw one more at you, because, hey, it IS a new year and many of us use this opportunity to make changes in our home and health. So if you are looking […]

What is Plant Based Protein?

Well, if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can get your protein from plants (and not animals.) Brown rice, pea, hemp and soy are grown from plants and are good sources of protein, but some research states that you need to make sure that it contains amino acids and other nutritional extras. For some who […]

Goodee Reward Board: For Picky Eaters and More

The goal of the Goodee Reward board is to easily introduce the concept of colorful foods to your kid meals and reward them for eating a variety of foods. Most kids love magnetic boards, puzzles, and visual games. Thus, the Goodee Board builds on the concept to make food fun. There are 6 rows of […]

Where to Find Dole Whip at Disney World

Having a Dole Whip during your visit to Disney is almost a required activity. Almost as as essential as riding Splash Mountain or seeing Its a Small World! So here is where you can find Dole Whip, get a Dole Whip or buy a Dole Whip during your next Disney Vacation! Types of Dole Whip […]