Chicken Lettuce Wraps the Family will Love

An Asian inspired seasoned chicken in a lettuce wrap with sugar snap peas and rice on the side

Chicken Lettuce Wraps are an easy dinner to make and serve.  This dinner recipe is full of flavor and is a dish the entire family will enjoy.  It’s a perfect make ahead, freezer meal to make weeknight meals easy. Chicken Lettuce Wraps the Family will Love Are you like me? I’m always looking for ways to cut time in the … Read More

Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate in white mugs with raspberries on a tooth pick resting on the edge of each mug

Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate is an easy recipe.  This hot cocoa recipe will melt winter away.  It’s a perfect sip on cold days and snow days. Homemade Raspberry Hot Chocolate This simple hot cocoa (or, chocolat chaud as they say in French) recipe is calling all CHOCOLATE LOVERS! It’s been a few years, but I went to Paris with one of my … Read More

Berry Tie Dye Smoothie Recipe

Tie Dye Smoothie made with a banana smoothie base, raspberry and blackberry purees served in glass mason jars with decorative paper straws

My Berry Tie Dye Smoothie is absolutely delicious and easy to make.  It’s kid tested and kid approved recipe making fun the whole family will enjoy.  Tie dye smoothies are great for snacks or part of fruit packed breakfast. Berry Tie Dye Smoothie Recipe Have you ever had a tie dye smoothie?  If you have, that’s fantastic!  If you haven’t, … Read More

Veggie Packed Turkey Tacos

Child's hands holding a taco standing at a table with bowls of turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream

These Turkey Tacos are packed with veggies the kids won’t taste, but will love!  It’s a quick and easy recipe.  And, it can be made ahead and/or part of a freezer meal plan. Veggie Packed Turkey Tacos Looking to make dinner easy?  We all are!  I’ve got you covered with these turkey tacos. My turkey taco meat recipe, often referred … Read More

Brooklyn is a Trip in the Books and Here are My Discoveries

Brooklyn Park

I can finally say I’ve added Brooklyn to the list of places that I have visited. When BlogHer Food 2019 announced that it would be held in Brooklyn, I jumped at the chance to go.  And, as you know, there are always discoveries with any form of travel.  Here are a few of mine; Discovery #1:  I traveled via Amtrak.  … Read More

Dancing Ribbon Rings make Movement Memorable and Fun

Young girls in leotards in a dance class using dancing ribbons as they dance to the music

Dancing Ribbon Rings are easy and fun to make.  They incorporate craft time and then easily shift into a fun, creative form of movement.   Dancing Ribbon Rings make Movement Memorable and Fun! Dancing Ribbon Rings can make movement fun and memorable.  They are inexpensive and easy to make.  Spending time making crafts and promoting movement is never time wasted! What … Read More

Travel to San Francisco and Back…

Golden Gate Bridge

My husband had to go to San Francisco and I was able to join him and I’m still putting my feet back on the ground from this whirlwind trip.  If you ever travel with us to a new area, it’s not always relaxing – lol!  Our perspective?  We’re here & we don’t know when or if we’ll get back, so … Read More

Thanksgiving Movie Tradition – Thank You Charlie Brown

  Some things are magically timeless.  And, without doubt, Charles Schulz certainly captured that magic as it flowed through his creativity and artistry to entertain audiences for almost 40 years.  He is definitely one person I would have liked to have met.  I wonder what it was like to have watched him in the creation process?Regardless, I certainly appreciate him … Read More

Slithering Snake Dinner

I am re-posting the kid-friendly dinner fun, because it’s almost Chinese New Year!  What does this recipe have to do with Chinese New Year? It’s the year of the snake! _____________________________ Last week my daughter came home with a note in her agenda that said, Eat Snake for Dinner!  She said the teacher was being silly.  Or, was it her … Read More

Corn Salsa and Homemade Chips are Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Homemade Chips

Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers can be tasty and nutritious.  Check out this Black Bean and Corn salsa recipe served with homemade chips in the shapes of colorful fall leaves.  The homemade chips are made out of spinach, whole grain and sun-dried tomato flavored flatbreads; yum. Grab the kids and head to the kitchen for this festively fun fix. It’s a great … Read More