Easy Green Kool-Aid Milkshake Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

Three ingredients to make a festive Kool Aid Milkshake for #StPatrick'sDay

Between green colored treats and gold at the end of rainbows, I thought it would be fun to share a quick and easy treat. A while back I shared a very easy recipe for Kool-Aid milkshakes. Today, I'm giving the recipe a quick St. Patrick's Day makeover. There are a couple of different "green" flavors available such as Lemon Lime and Green Apple. With the addition of milk and vanilla frozen yogurt, you can whip up a quick St. Paddy's Day treat in no time. For these quick milkshakes, I used the … [Read more...]

Simple and Slow: Brisket with Sweet Onions

slow cooker brisket

I have a bit of a confession to make.  It might be an obsession or even an addiction. Gasp.  Here it is.  I can't control myself at checkout when I'm shopping.  I don't go for those tabloids or gossip magazines, oh no.  But, I seem to not be able to control myself when it comes to recipe magazines.  They totally get me every time.  At the grocery store or at the hobby shop, I can't escape them. Well, today this little habit of mine paid off because this Brisket with Sweet Onions recipe … [Read more...]

Share Luck with these St. Patrick’s Day Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Gifts

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Do you like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? I sure hope so, because I have some cute and simple ideas that I'll be sharing over the next couple of weeks. I was really sad that I didn't get to share many Valentine's Day projects because I was smack in the middle of moving. Actually, who am I kidding. I am still really sad about that. So, now that were (mostly) settled in our new home, I am definitely not letting St. Patty's Day go un-celebrated! That's a big ole promise! This post contains … [Read more...]

Warm Up with these 10 Hearty Seafood Soups and Chowders


Are you feeling a little chilly? Have the winter blahs? These delectable seafood soups are bound to awaken your senses. Whether you're looking for lent recipes or want to join in the celebration of national frozen food day on March 6th, these are some great options. I was recently introduced to a really great website with loads of seafood recipes through the Alaska Seafood Org.  They offer a plethora of information and ideas to serve Alaskan Seafood from fresh, canned to frozen.  I wanted to … [Read more...]

Chicken & Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Recipe

slow cooker chicken butternut squash

February is flying fast, but I'm glad we still have time to talk more about heart health.  Last week, I started the conversation about just how important it is for woman to take care of their hearts.  In case you're stopping by for the first time, it's American Heart Month! Plus, if you haven't seen it yet, there is an awesome chance to win daily prizes to help us make lifestyle changes from Campbell Soup Company. This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company. I often find myself … [Read more...]

What If Cold Medicine Could Taste More Like Chocolate?

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Did you know that it was "cold" season? We're right in the middle of it and it continues all the way through April. The struggles of getting kids to take medicine when they need it is endless. I can remember the trouble I gave my own mom. (Sorry mom!). She tried all different kinds of tricks, tirelessly.  Now, I was definitely a challenge, but let me tell you.... my son is horrible, horrible about it. I can't say I blame him for loathing the taste of most medicines, they generally are pretty … [Read more...]

Oscar Party Ideas Starring M&M’S®!

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Have you noticed that it's award season on T.V.? We've been trying to keep up, there are soooo many.  It's another fun way to spend time as a family by making ceremony watching a little extra fun. I put together some simple and fun ideas to make your Oscar viewing party a hit whether for a crowd or just your family. To make it even more memorable, keep your eyes open while watching because M&M’S® is commemorating the biggest night in Hollywood by debuting a commercial on national TV that … [Read more...]

Why I Can Finally Start Wearing White—Before Or After Labor Day

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This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you find the joy in making a mess. There are so many fashion rules surrounding wearing white clothes. You must have heard that you aren't supposed to wear white after Labor Day according to some age old fashion rule.  Now, to be utterly honest, I have not been much of a fan of wearing the the color white in the past... or following rules for fashion either. But, I did start wearing lighter clothes including white for pretty much the first time last … [Read more...]