yogurt bar breakfast

By Emily. You all know we’ve been focusing on easy Summertime ideas to make the mornings (or afternoons, depending on when your down time is) special and not so “I’m so bored!” Raleigh is napping three times a day still (oof!) so we have lots of downtime at home and I am basically stringing these ideas together for my own sanity.So today’s idea is just a few extra steps on your regular breakfast routine, but the boys loved it! WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Their favorite yogurt, bowls of toppings, a special breakfast munching area. TOPPING IDEAS: granola, chopped fruit, honey, chia, … Read more

grilled pizza pool party

By Emily, brought to you by Red Baron. Now that we’re renters we have an HOA pool of our very own this Summer! That means all the pool days we can handle fairly close to home! With the grill right there it has me thinking about how I can use it to my advantage this Summer! Did you know Red Baron Frozen Pizzas can be grilled? I didn’t either! They wanted to work together as sponsors so we gladly gave it a try at our last after school dip in the pool and I was surprised at how delicious they were!Grilling … Read more

Charcuterie Skewers

By Nicole brought to you by Mini Babybel®. Maybe not hard to guess but we LOVE a good charcuterie board. When we go out on dates or out with our girlfriends it’s always a must. Turns out our boys love them too! What’s not to love? (Shown here: Salami, Gherkin Pickles, Sliced Pear and Olive and a side of Mini Babybel cheese!) We’ve found it’s a great way to broaden their palette horizons and introduce new tastes and flavors to them in a format they recognize. Mini Babybel cheese is a favorite around here because it’s tasty and fun to … Read more

Mini Sliders

It’s officially Spring Break over here for us and to celebrate we’re throwing a BBQ! You’ve seen sliders, but what about mini sliders? We wanted to make something small enough to skewer and these turned out so great! Here’s how we did it. We season 2 pounds of ground beef with a teaspoon of salt and plenty of black pepper. Then we rolled golf-ball sized patties out and stuck them on the grill. Depending on how rare you like them, flip and then remove. We used hot dog buns and cut them in half. The flat end makes it so easy … Read more