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Make Ahead Dumpling Recipe and Chicken Noodle Soup

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals #CollectiveBias Here I'm sharing my easy Make-Ahead Dumpling Recipe and a new twist on Chicken Noodle Soup. I call this new recipe my: Chicken Noodle and Dumpling Soup. One of our all-time favorites is Campbell's® Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup. I recently picked up a few cans while shopping for groceries at Walmart. We love the chicken broth flavor, the hearty noodles, and the veggies and chicken cooked right in. It's the perfect … [Read More...]

15 Easy Chocolate Recipes for Passionate Lovers of Chocolate

To say that I love chocolate would be a SERIOUS understatement. I love chocolate so much, that even when I'm on a diet and counting calories, I will forgo healthy calories - like chicken breast, to leave room in my calorie counting for chocolate. So this list is for all the passionate lovers of chocolate out there. We are kindred spirits. There is nothing quite like chocolate when you craving something rich and well deserved. 15 Easy Chocolate Recipes for Passionate Lovers of Chocolate You may see this collection of chocolatey goodness and wonder... "my, my, my... … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs

Summer is here and our family loves a good home cooked meal - out on the grill! There is no substitute for fall-off-the-bone BBQ Ribs slow-cooked and smoked with hickory. Just imagine the sweet and salty flavor of the tender pork rubbed in BBQ seasoning, and coated in stick-to-your-teeth, honey-BBQ sauce. The meat is so tender it falls off the bone. And the smokey flavors and sweet but mildly spicy BBQ sauce mean you'll want to lick your fingers after every bite! Now, you can cook ribs in the oven... but, if you want a smokey hickory flavor -- well, for that, you … [Read More...]

Preschool Activities with Castles, Catapults and FREE Shield Printables

If you have a preschooler, toddler, or young child at home who enjoys stories of knights, castles, catapults and shields, you will love this post. It includes a whole host of play ideas for preschoolers and activities for young children centered on a medieval theme Full disclosure: Kiwi Crate provided me with their Castles & Catapults Kiwi Crate. All opinions are my own. This product far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend the crafts and activities for kids from Kiwi Crate. I found the Castles & Catapults Kiwi Crate so inspiring and my boys … [Read More...]

12 Amazing Recipes you can Make with Summer Berries

When it comes to recipes you can make with summer berries, the bloggers who link up at Family Fun Friday have got covered! We've got everything this week when it comes to fresh summer fruit. Dishes with peaches and cherries, and loads of treats with strawberries. And don't forget blueberries and raspberries. We've got slushy, pies, tarts and salsa. You just can't beat this round-up of 12 Amazing Recipes you can Make with Summer Berries. Family Fun Friday Every week at HappyandBlessedHome.com I share the talents and top posts from our blogging friends all around … [Read More...]

Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas

Father's Day is right around the corner. What special things do you have planned for Dad? Well, if you are looking for gift ideas we have got you covered. Two huge lists of gift ideas - some you can buy online, and a whole long list of FREE or nearly FREE gift ideas too. Plus there is a summer bucket list - in case Dad prefers activities over gifts and there are a bunch of ideas for gifts kids can make - including two free printable books that we know dads will love (grandpas too!). This round up includes Over 50 Fathers Day Recipe and Gift Ideas. Now, the way to my … [Read More...]

FREE Fathers Day Book

This FREE Fathers Day book is not just for Father's Day, it can be for any day of the year!  When I write books like this one I always envision parents reading it with their children.  I think you'll find the graphics warm and encouraging.  Some parts may even elicit a chuckle or two. This is fun reading for the entire family.  Similar to my Mother's Day Book, I created this book using poetic rhyming verses from A-Z, and added some warm and friendly images by some talented designers. The book celebrates some of dad's many talents and helps teach children to … [Read More...]

5 Important Lessons for Building Character

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LessonsFromDad #CollectiveBias. Here I'll share 5 Important Lessons for Building Character that I learned from my Dad. A special tribute to honor my Dad on Father's Day! Father's Day is almost here I'd like to honor my dad by sharing some valuable lessons on building character. My father has tremendous wisdom. He explains that much of what he has learned came from his father. Before I share these important tips for building character, I'd like to explain … [Read More...]

6 Tips for Camping with Boys

This week our family memory making fun theme is to "enjoy the dirt".  Now, I do have photos of my boys playing in the dirt, but I thought it would be more fun to share some fun camping photos with you. And yes, there was plenty of DIRT! One thing my husband and I have learned is #EarlyMomentsMatter. The time we spend now with our kids now helps them learn skills, and how to care for themselves --> which will make them better adults in the future. Why not get outside and enjoy some outdoor camping with kids? Here I'll share some helpful tips. … [Read More...]

10 Patriotic Crafts and Easy Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

WOOT! It is Memorial Day weekend ya’ll! And you know what that means? Honoring those who serve and have served our country. This weekend I’m highlighting the bloggers who will help us pull it all together with easy recipes, fun crafts for kids, and inspiring decorating ideas. We’ve got a DIY red, white and blue […]

FREE Fourth of July Book for Children

Happy {almost} Fourth of July! To help celebrate, I’ve created a fabulous, wonderful FREE Fourth of July Book for Children {printable} for everyone who helps me get to know the readers of HappyandBlessedHome.com a little better. You see, I’m on this side of the screen and it’s hard to know about you. I’d like to […]

Cars Cake for a One Year Old

Ever wanted to know how to bake cakes from a mold?  Well, this is the second time I create these cakes for my boys.  The last time it was for my eldest's second birthday and this week it's for my youngest's first birthday.  It's so exciting!  I can't believe he's a year old.  So I can personally testify that this method works.  I think the trick is greasing and dusting flour onto the inside of the cake pan.  For greasing I always use unsalted room-temp butter. I highly recommend pre-filled applicators for the primary colors as I find it challenging to get the thick … [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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