Category Archives: Recipes & Tutorials

Fantastia Mickey Mouse Birthday Party #Disneyside


Thanks to Disney for choosing me for a #DisneySide at home party and sending us some of fun partyware we used for our party! We all loved showing our #Disneyside with this Fantasia Mickey Party. Opinions and party planning OCD, all my own.  A good party often starts with a cake. My son loves Mickey…

Greek Salad Nachos Easy Dinner Recipe


This original recipe for Greek Salad Nachos is what we threw together for dinner last night.  Most of the ingredients were from Trader Joes (except for the produce, which was from a farm box delivery). It was so delicious that there were no leftovers. It’s a fork and finger food dinner which makes it kid…

Light Up The Night Kids New Years Eve Party w/Light Up Links

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Disclosure: I have a client relationship with Light Up Links. This post  reflects my own opinions and party decor obsession The minute I saw  my kid’s Light Up Links, I knew I was going to have to borrow  them for  my kids New Years Eve Party. They are just perfect for decorating with if you…

Lemon Meringue Pie for Thanksgiving and a Trip to the ER


#spon: I am in a partnership with Intel. Through this partnership I gain access to content, product, or other forms of value. This Thanksgiving I had so much to be thankful for. My family, my friends, my community and a not-quite-solidified lemon meringue pie. You know how some families have their holiday “thing”? For some…

Picture the Holidays Photography Class GIVEAWAY

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Over the last few years I’ve learned to take much better pictures. I give credit for that to a few friends who have been my mentors and instructors. I’ve learned a little at a time. I learned a LOT the month that I took Tracey Clark’s Big Picture class. So I’m thrilled to be giving…

Easy Chicken Mushroom Crockpot Ragout


This dish was a leftover concoction that turned into one of the tastiest dinners ever. So I had to share! It’s somewhere between a stew and a soup. The broth is so incredibly rich and flavorful. I called it a chicken mushroom crockpot ragout for lack of a better name!  Bonus – it is gluten free….

Thanksgivvukkah Crafts and Songs


I’m still trying to wrap my head around Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happening the same time this week. I’m wrapping presents while brining a turkey…. There’s no way I can accomplish all the crafts and baking that I’d love to do. I don’t want to say I’m killing two birds with one stone with this Turkey…

Ninja Ultima Blender


Thanks to Ninja for sending us a test unit to facilitate this product review. All views on smoothies are my own.  When I was contacted me to review the Ninja Ultima Plus blender, I was intrigued.  We have burned through two Magic Bullets in the last year and a half, due to our house full…

Rosemary Latke Totkes with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Relish


I’ll come clean and confess. I’m not a huge fan of Hanukkah’s starring food item, the Latke. The poor lowly latke. From such humble origins of shredded potato….  It’s a Hanukkah staple and the holiday would not be complete without this fried potato pancake. Recipes abound for them. Sweet potato latkes, regular potato latkes, baked-not-fried…

Corn Kugel for Thanksgivukkah


The possibilities for a tasty Thanksgivukkah are endless. Jews know how to work a sweet potato, and casseroles are our happy place. Toss in Jewish holiday that embraces frying and dairy with a secular one featuring turkey and savory pies and what could go wrong? I knew from the start that I would be featuring…