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5 Step Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe and FREE Olympic Activity Pack for Kids

Here I'll share an easy 5 step recipe for creating your own ice cream cake at home, plus I'll share a fun free Olympics themed printable pack with 30 fun activities for kids to inspire play with summertime sports. I'll also share information about the Share the Funshine Sweepstakes that includes $100 gift card giveaways all summer long.  This easy recipe for ice cream cake can be created in just five steps when you use 2 boxes of M&M's® Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches 6-pack. I created the Olympic rings and decorative sides using  a Skittles® 14 oz. bag and a few … [Read More...]

Raspberry Scones Recipe and Southern Style Holiday Entertaining

So ya'll will have to forgive me if I start use a southern drawl for this post. I attended the University of Alabama for my undergraduate study and this recipe for Raspberry Scones is based upon the decadent sweet treats that would grace the table at our sorority house during special events. Not to mention the fact that the colors are crimson and white. A recipe in honor of one of my favorite football teams - The University of Alabama! This recipe is so easy to make, and it's buttery, sweet an oh.so.southern.  Plus, since it's red and white, it makes a lovely … [Read More...]

20 Epic Valentine’s Day Ideas for Family Fun

Valentine's Day is absolutely one of my favorite holidays and I am so excited to share this awesome list of 20 Epic Valentine's Day Ideas for Family Fun. It's a compilation of some of the best ideas from some of my favorite blogging friends whose talents always amaze me. If you've arrived at this post, I guarantee you'll find something to LOVE here. This month we’ve got loads of family fun activities - party menus, treat toppers, scavenger hunt ideas, free printables, easy recipes, and more. There are FREE Valentine’s Day Cards Kids can Make, STEM activities with … [Read More...]

20+ Epic Ideas for Easier Back to School Routines

Is the break over? Where did it go? That’s how we feel around here. My son was labeling his school supplies and I marveled at how he gets it all organized. Holy smokes, I’m the mom of a seven-year-old. Do you ever feel that way? Well, this week, I’ve rounded up some of the top posts […]

FREE Lunchbox Notes and 5 Tips to Pack a Lunch with FUN!

  I still have to pinch myself when I see my son standing so tall. He was such tiny baby – at just over 3 lbs, and born at 30 weeks – that it still amazes me how articulate he is, and how inquisitive. Packing his lunch is a bit of a milestone for me. […]

20 Epic Valentine’s Day Ideas for Family Fun

Valentine's Day is absolutely one of my favorite holidays and I am so excited to share this awesome list of 20 Epic Valentine's Day Ideas for Family Fun. It's a compilation of some of the best ideas from some of my favorite blogging friends whose talents always amaze me. If you've arrived at this post, I guarantee you'll find something to LOVE here. This month we’ve got loads of family fun activities - party menus, treat toppers, scavenger hunt ideas, free printables, easy recipes, and more. There are FREE Valentine’s Day Cards Kids can Make, STEM activities with … [Read More...]

FREE Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make

I found some of the cutest graphics and I wanted to offer my readers some FREE Valentine's Day Cards Kids Can Make! I know that my boys enjoy cutting and gluing as well as decorating with glitter.  You can choose to make these cards as fancy or as simple as you like. Help me grow my blog by liking my Facebook page at: HappyAndBlessedHome. Or by Pinning this post on PINTEREST.  Thank you!   FREE Valentine's Day Cards Kids Can Make This printable packet includes: 12 Pre-Made Valentine’s Day Cards (print on card stock) 12 Blank Valentine’s Day Cards you … [Read More...]

8 Must Try Family Recipes – Perfect for Dinner!

My, oh my! If you're planning a Thanksgiving feast, family gathering, Christmas party, or just about any other dining event, you will love this round up of 8 Must Try Family Recipes! Where should I start? Look at the shrimp in the Creamy Tomato Seafood Bisque, the caramel sauce on the Caramel Apple Egg Rolls, then there's the Tortellini with Spinach and Tomatoes, or how about Baked Goat Cheese Roasted Cranberry Appetizer? The holiday dinner table will never be the same again! And I can't leave out the amazing recipes for Caramel Apple Crisp Cheesecake, BROWN … [Read More...]

Easy Recipe: Kid Friendly Garlic Ranch Chicken Skewers

Do you find it challenging to get your kids to eat veggies? Well, then you'll love this post! Here I'm sharing my Easy Recipe: Kid Friendly Garlic Ranch Chicken Skewers. One of the challenges I have as a mom with two young boys is getting them to eat more veggies. One of the easiest ways I've found to get them to even try veggies is to serve up foods that you eat with your hands. I know, it sounds messy, but if they eat veggies, that's all I care about. Easy Recipe: Kid Friendly Garlic Ranch Chicken Skewers Well, I found a new seasoning at Walmart, called … [Read More...]

Easy Mexican Casserole Recipe

Here I am sharing a family favorite - my easy recipe for Mexican Casserole. It only takes minutes to throw together and cooks up into a cheesy, meat and veggie-packed dish that both kids and adults love. In our family, we love Mexican food. With two Latino parents, I learned early on that good food and family time go hand in hand. My husband grew up in Texas where he learned to enjoy all things Mexican, including dishes like my Mexican casserole.  I make casseroles frequently in my home because there are fewer dishes to clean, it makes lots of food, and my family … [Read More...]

Superman Birthday Party

Do you have a superhero lover in your home? We have four of them! Our family loves Superman. He is the greatest superhero of all time. So naturally, our family hosted a Superman birthday party for our eldest son for his fifth birthday this year. I wanted this to be a fun and outgoing Superman party so I researched and found some fabulous party decor online and I made my own Superman Birthday Cake. I used my recipe for Chocolate Cake and I rolled a marshmallow fondant to decorate it. It's not that difficult and it saved me having to pay a professional. I love saving … [Read More...]

How to Bake the Perfect High Altitude Chocolate Cake in 12 Steps

A year ago my husband celebrated his 49th birthday. And I baked a family favorite - a chocolate sheath cake with a thick brownie like consistency. And it bombed.  It was more fudge than cake and I vowed to find the perfect high altitude chocolate cake recipe before his 50th birthday. 12 Months later I can honestly say - I have the perfect high altitude chocolate cake recipe and if you use it, it not only tastes melt-in-your-mouth chocolatety good - it makes perfect cakes! Eight chocolate cakes later... I've perfected it. It's moist, rich, dark and chocolately. … [Read More...]

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