dessert, kid friendly

Funfetti Cupcakes

A few weeks ago my son Remington celebrated his 3rd birthday! He talked about his birthday party for months and months. He picked Batman as the theme and that is exactly what he got! I found these fun little signs here and I also bought the cups, plates, and napkins there too. I think they were the perfect touch to add to his batman party! My mom is an amazing cook. I have learned almost everything I know from her and spending hours and hours in the kitchen together! She made these cupcakes for Remington’s party and they were amazing! And definitely …

main dish, pasta

Baked Ziti

  Pasta dishes are always a hit in my house! My 5 year old son devours this dish. This recipe is from one of my favorite aunts, Tarrah. Also this recipe makes a ton and is great when cooking for a crowd! Hope you enjoy it as much as our family does! Baked Ziti yields: 8-10 servings 1 lb dry ziti pasta 1 onion, chopped 1 lb lean ground beef or Italian sausage 2 (26 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced’ 1 1/2 cup sour cream 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded 2 Tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated Bring …

dessert, fruit, kid friendly, side dish, sponsored

Berry Cobbler in a MUG!

*Giveaway closed….winner is JODI FOLKERTS*  Congratulations Jodi!  I received a fun package from ShirleyJ packed full to the brim with fun mugging flavors! And what a treat it has been to try them out! Our favorites have been the yellow cake mix cobbler, chocolate brownie cake, and country style cornbread. I have 3 children under the age of 5. Their attention span doesn’t last very long. So when my 3 year old wanted brownies and wanted them fast I knew that through “Mugging” I could make that possible! Grabbed the mug, poured in the mix, mixed for 30 seconds, place in the …

easy, main dish, mexican

The BEST Fajitas

If someone asked me what are the top 5 meals that I make most for my family this recipe would be one of them! Whenever I am at the store and don’t have my shopping list with me I always seem to go back to this recipe. Its simple, I know the recipe by heart, and its always a winner! I will admit that I usually make chicken fajitas more then steak fajitas. But this particular day I had steak left over from the night before and I was taking pictures of some salsas I was also making for dinner …

kid friendly, snack, sponsored

Homemade “No Bake” Clif Bars

My kids have never been huge fans of granola bars or any thing like them for that matter! My husband is an avid bowhunter so during hunting season he is always stocking up on his favorite bars. He is a huge fan of Clif bars! Right before hunting season started Naturebox sent me a package and boy was my husband happy! These type of snacks are right up his alley! He grabbed a few things that caught his eye and I did the same thing. I did get to try a little of each of his, but I told him I had …

banana, dessert, easy, kid friendly

Banana Pudding Trifle

Magnolia’s has some of the best banana pudding I have ever tried. And this recipe is said to be the exact recipe that Magnolia’s uses and boy is it good! The good thing about this recipe is that the adults like it just as much as the kids do! {This recipe does take time to set up so make sure you read all directions prior to making} Magnolia’s Banana Pudding 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 1/2 cups ice cold water 1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (use Jell-O brand) 3 cups heavy cream 1 (12 oz) …

breakfast

All Natural Maple Syrup

  Pancakes and french toast happen atleast once a week in our house. The boys love pancakes and my husband’s favorite is french toast! We rotate through a few different kinds of syrups buttermilk, coconut, and boysenberry. But now this new recipe will defiantly be in the rotation! My 5 year old practically wanted to drink it! Unfortunately most syrups are PACKED full of sugar so when Zulka sent me a large bag of their all natural sugar it gave me the perfect opportunity to make something I knew my family would love but in an organic way! All-Natural Maple Syrup 2 cups …

asian, chicken, main dish

Orange Chicken

My most popular recipe on my blog is my Sweet and Sour Chicken so when Citizen Chef sent me this Pan Asian Orange sauce I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it! And boy it did not disappoint!!!   If your family loves orange chicken as much as mine you defiantly need to give this recipe a try! Plus for all you out there that live a “gluten free” lifestyle this recipe (along with a lot of other Citizen Chef sauces) is gluten free and with how good the sauces taste you will never know the difference!  Orange Chicken 3-5 chicken breasts …

bread, side dish

Cheesy Cornbread

Man this cornbread sure is good! It is the perfect amount of sweet and savory put together!  Cheesy Cornbread 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 1 can cream corn 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup monterey cheese, grated 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together. Add remaining ingredients except the cheese. After all mixed together fold in the cheeses. Grease pan. (can use either 9×13 or muffin tins) Bake for 45 if using a 9×13 baking dish or bake for 15 minutes …

cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

I know there is a million snickerdoodle recipes out there. This one has been my favorite ever since I was a little girl. I have tried and tried recipes off of Pinterest, blogs, and website and I tend to always go back to this recipe! I think they are absolutely delicious! Snickerdoodle Cookies 1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine shortening, sugar …