Celebrating the Easter Season with Friends

Easter Season

Not Your Normal Easter Season Recipes I love spending time with friends and with kids it get hard to enjoy nights out very often. We try to get together on a monthly basis for adult conversation, fun, and of course food. The kids love it because we are always trying out new yummy dessert recipes and they get to help. This month was no different and with Easter coming I wanted to try out some new Easter Recipes. I get sick of the traditional pies and desserts so I ventured outside of my normal … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Pizza Recipe

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza   ¬†Ingredients 1 package refrigerated Great Value Sugar Cookie Dough 2 8oz packages cream cheese (softened) 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 8 oz cool whip, thawed 4 cups frozen mixed berries, thawed (I recommend thawing in a strainer so that the extra juices drain out. Also dry on a paper towel.) … [Read more...]

Food and Fun with Kids: Chocolate Cookie Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Food and Fun with Friends

Food and Fun with Friends Last week, I wrote on how to host a party without breaking the bank. Last night was my chance to put that in action. My family and I had my 2 best friends and their families over for a night of food and fun. Since I love to bake it was an easy decision to center the food around desserts. I made 6 different recipes and decided we would do a taste testing and pick out our favorite at the end of the night. The afternoon was spent baking and my husband and daughter even … [Read more...]

Taco Ring Recipe

Taco Ring

I love cooking for my family but I also like food that is quick and easy to prepare. A favorite of my family (which I don't make often enough) is Taco Ring. Taco Ring is simple to make and even my children can help make it. It is a great go to recipe when I want something tasty and easy that doesn't come from a box. Taco Ring 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls 2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (or other flavor you prefer) Taco seasoning mix … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Roll Cups

cinnamon roll cups

Cinnamon Roll Cups   Ingredients 2 packages GREAT VALUE Refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls with Frosting 2 apples (peeled, cored and chopped into small pieces) 6 oz cream cheese 1 cup chopped walnuts   Heat oven to 375* Combine apples and walnuts in medium bowl. Coat 16 cups of a 2 cupcake pans (regular cupcake size) with non-stick spray. Open GREAT VALUE Cinnamon Rolls and separate. Set icing aside. Place 1 cinnamon roll( brown sugar side up) in each cup. Press … [Read more...]

Presentable Leftovers

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I am not sure about your Thanksgiving dinner but our holidays are spent hanging out with our family and watching football. We now all have children so the holiday have become more meaningful. It has always been a tradition for our family to make Thanksgiving dinner again at our house since we always travel to our families. The problem is I have tons of Turkey leftover. Turkey Leftovers recipes The easiest way to make over Turkey is to be creative. We love Great Value Rolls This recipes … [Read more...]

A Turkey is a Funny Bird

Thanksgiving Party

When I think about the holidays. I always think of my children. I remember the memories we have made and the great times we have had. I think about their interests and how to get them involved in the celebration. It seems that every year it becomes increasingly more difficult because they want to do more project on their own. This year I asked what they would like to do and they said, "make a turkey." I said, "Make the Turkey." The actually meant to make a Turkey out of bread. I really wasn't … [Read more...]