Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Coconut and oatmeal is one of my favorite cookie combos! Also moist and soft and delicious.    Oatmeal Coconut Cookies ingredients 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups sugar 2 cups shortening 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon almond extract 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoon salt 4 cups old fashion rolled oats 2 cups coconut   instructions In a bowl or mixer add the sugars and shortening and mix together.  Then add the eggs, vanilla, and almonds extract and mix together. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and …

Puerto Vallarta with Children

Traveling to Mexico with children Taking children into Mexico can make some people nervous. I am here to give you confidence in planning an amazing vacation with your family.  As a foodie I prefer to stay at resorts that have amazing food. That is why I decided to stay at the Vidanta resort. We have stayed at Vidanta Cancun once and this is our second time visiting Vidanta Puerto Vallarta. One of the benefits to staying at the Vidanta resort is that when you arrive at the airport you can arrange transportation right to the resort. We had our own …

Magic Cookie Bars

Magic Cookie Bars Layered cookie bars are the ultimate dessert bar, in my opinion. They are absolutely delicious!   Magic Cookie Bars instructions 1/2 cup margarine or butter 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 14 oz eagle brand milk 6 oz chocolate chips 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes 1 cup chopped nuts instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13×9 inch pan melt the butter or margarine in the oven. Then remove from oven. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top. Then pour the sweetened condensed milk on top. Then the coconut Then the chocolate chips Press down …

Best Cancun Resort for Children

Best Cancun Resort for Children Looking for the best resort to travel with your children to in Cancun Mexico? I have got it for you! Vidanta is an amazing resort with hundreds of acres of property to explore.  I have 4 kids ranging from 12 to 5 years old. We have taken our children to visit Vidanta Cancun twice. We rarely visit a resort out of the country twice but we did here.  My children all loved this resort so much and so when we were booking another trip to Cancun I knew that they would be disappointed if we …

The Ultimate Africa Safari Trip

Bucket List Trip Here is my #1 bucket list item. An African Safari. Guess what my husband and I checked off for our 10th anniversary? You guessed it an African Safari. Here is the itinerary we did! The flight was so long and far away and we needed to have a layover. So I searched to see where the layovers were and which location I most wanted to visit. From Phoenix Arizona there was options for Canada, Amsterdam, Germany, London, and a few others. We chose London and decided to make a trip of it! We started the trip by …

Spring Chex Mix

Spring Chex Mix  Easter dessert recipes are my favorite. They are so cute with the pastel colors. This ooey gooey Chex mix is just that! Cute and so yummy. No matter what the holiday is, I love making Chex mix and making it festive.  Spring Chex Mix  ingredients 6 cups Chex Mix Cereal 6 cups Golden Graham Cereal 2 3/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, dye with green food coloring before adding 2 cups sliced almonds 3/4 cup butter 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract   toppings: 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup …