Jul 232014
 

No Fire Needed Frozen Smores #recipe

On those hot summer days, these frozen treats will cool you off and give you the cozy feeling of a campfire. You won’t need a fire to create this revamped smore. But, you will get that same velvety filling squished with chocolate between two sweet graham crackers for a delightful crunchy and creamy combo.

You will need to plan ahead. Prepping the night before is best and it sets you up for an easy dessert that is fun and delicious. It can also be a healthier alternative to those fire-free versions that replace marshmallows with frosting. Make room for a pan in your freezer and get ready to enjoy the praise for your ingenuity.

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Jul 172014
 

M&M Bug Cupcakes

Kids, bugs and…cupcakes?! Now that spring has finally come, bugs and creatures of all kinds are surfacing to enjoy the sun. (Including husbands who tend to disappear into the untamed jungle of the lawn for hours at a time.)

For some reason, children seem to find an amusing enjoyment out of eating something that looks creepy or gross. So, the demand for bug cupcakes has moms everywhere creating bugs out of candy and frosting.

These insanely easy edible insects will be a sweet treat that can please even those with a low threshold for creepy crawly tolerance.

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Jun 132014
 

10 summer drinks

Summer is creeping up on us and I for one could not be any more excited about it!   I love summer nights and lets face it, sometimes you need a little “me time.” Well here are 10 amazing drink recipes that you can kick back and enjoy, but not all at once! Be sure to share this with anyone else you know that needs some “me time.” Comment below and tell me which one sounds best to you! I am thinking the Barbie Drink is right up my alley! ENJOY, and drink responsibly!

  1. Raspberry Limeade Mocktail (PICTURED)
  2. Frozen Lemon Sparklers
  3. The Paloma
  4. Strawberry Pretzel Whiptini (PICTURED)
  5. Popsicle Cocktails
  6. Blow Pop Martini
  7. Malibu (PICTURED)
  8. Barbie Drink (PICTURED)
  9. Blue Hawaii
  10. Unicorns Kick

What is your favorite summer drink?

Jun 052014
 

Easy Rainbow Cupcakes #recipe

Birthday parties, holiday weekends or school bake sales can be so much fun. Friends, family an neighbors gather in your home after cleaning, cooking and baking your way to the brink of insanity. The collective praises of your party guests somehow make it all worth the effort, but these cute cupcakes are so easy.

Using your favorite colorful candy, you can whip up these Easy Rainbow Cupcakes without stressing. They are foolproof and don’t require the skills of a chef which means you can employ your children to help out!

You Will Need:

1 Dozen of Your Favorite Cupcakes

1 jar of white hued frosting

1 large bag of colorful candies – Skittles, M&M’s, Sixlets all work well

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May 232014
 

Patriotic Cupcakes #Recipe

While Memorial Day typically marks the unofficial start of summer,  it’s important to remember what the day is all about.  As the wife of an Air Force veteran, I am thankful that he is home safe & sound, but many others never made it home from their service.

Since Memorial Day is only a few days away, I figured it was the perfect time to share a tasty cupcake recipe that’s perfect to celebrate the meaning of the day and the start of summer.  Yay! Continue reading »

Apr 282014
 

I think it’s safe to say that spring has finally arrived here in New England and in our family the warmer weather means that it’s time to dust off our grill and get cookin’.  Like most families, we are big on grilled burgers and hot dogs, but there are so many other fantastic recipes out there that can be easily made on your grill.

Here, have a look for yourself:

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1. Bacon & Blue Stuffed Burger

2. Spice Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin Continue reading »

Apr 272014
 

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Hello, my name is Robin and I’m a snacker.

Seriously, I love my snacks – especially when I am watching tv.  The thing is, I don’t get to sit down and clear our my DVR or pop in a  movie until the end of the night after the kids are in bed, and lets face it – by then I’m tired.  I love quick and easy snacks that I can whip up in just a few minutes and these baked olive bites fit the bill perfectly. Continue reading »

Apr 102014
 

pineapple-smoothies

Looking for a quick, healthy snack?  How about a pineapple smoothie?  They are easy to make and only take a few minutes to prepare.  Score.

Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients:

½ C. pineapple chunks

¼ C. ground rolled oats (I used my food processor for this and made a large batch a head of time)

½ C. skim milk (you could also substitute almond or coconut milk if you wish)

½ banana, cut into smaller pieces (you can also cut and freeze these a head of time)

1 container (approximately 5.3 oz.) plain Greek yogurt, any brand Continue reading »

Mar 302014
 

Whenever I make plans to go out with friends, Chris and the boys have a “man party” without me.  This particular time, I was going out for dinner, so that left Chris to cook something for the boys.  He told me he had the perfect thing to make for them.

This:

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Brinner (breakfast for dinner)!! He found the picture on some website (the Chive maybe?) and  I of course, told him to take pictures so I could see how it turned out. Continue reading »

Mar 282014
 

Disclosure: I was provided product samples to help facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way. 

When I was a child getting Peeps inside my Easter basket was pretty much the highlight of my spring.  I am a huge fan of Peeps and back then, Peeps were only available at Easter time.  Thankfully these days Peeps are available year round for many different occasions, so I can get my fix whenever I want to, but back then my mother would load up my basket so that I was stocked up for a while.

My friends at Peeps sent recently sent be a big box full of goodies and asked me to whip up something yummy with them.  Challenge accepted.

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I knew exactly what I wanted to make with all those Peeps, but first thing was first, though. The boys had to do a little taste testing. Continue reading »

Mar 192014
 

Ok, so maybe it’s not world famous, but it is mighty tasty.

Have I mentioned that Chris and I are addicted to Mexican food?  We’ve both always loved it, but when we were in Old Town San Diego last April and had a taste of the most amazing Mexican food that either one of us has ever tried, we just can’t seem to get enough.

We were at a local Mexican restaurant not too long ago and got table-side guacamole (which is where they come make it fresh at your table) and we watched carefully as the guac was made so that we could replicate the recipe at home.  And that’s just what we did.  Now Chris makes guac for us at home all the time!

Here’s what goes into it:

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