st. patrick’s day treats

St. Patricks Day Treat Ideas

Listen up! Next gas station run grab yourself some Xtreme Sour Airhead Ropes! Take them out of the package to get a little bit crusty. Then you’ll be all set for a slew of festive St. Patrick’s Day treats. With a little toothpick action you’ve got yourself a rainbow on whatever your kids are eating. Toast? Check. A cup of water? Check. A chocolate filled sno-ball? Why not. (Rainbow paper is from Thimblepress!) This smoothie is something my dad used to make me and it’s so yummy! You just need club soda, vanilla ice cream and sherbet. Lime for St. … Read more

Favorite Super Bowl Food

3 SLAM DUNK RECIPES for your SUPER BOWL PARTY! HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS Ham & Cheese Sliders 24 good white rolls 24 pieces good honey ham  (thick cut, not deli-style) 24 small slices swiss cheese 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup miracle whip {Poppy Seed Mustard sauce} 1 1/2 T. poppy seeds 1 1/2 T. yellow mustard 1 stick butter, melted 1 T. minced onion 1/2 tsp. worschestershire sauce In a small bowl, mix together mayo & miracle whip. Spread into both halves of each roll. Place a slice of ham & a slice of swiss inside of each roll. Close … Read more

Monster Cookies

I know these colors aren’t screaming Fall or Halloween BUT fun nonetheless to make our own monster cookies! I used this set of edible facial features! I made the cookies from scratch and bought the frosting. Typically would have bought ALL of them because Macey’s bakery is so dirt cheap but I was in a rush. (You can order frosting from most bakeries in whatever colors you want! It was $8 for all three of these!) I also love a frosting spatula because it makes it SO much easier to smooth and control. Not so scary but still delicious! MORE … Read more

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

I mentioned We Don’t Eat Our Classmates last week and am excited to share it again today in partnership with Disney Book Group! Honestly I think this book is going to be a children’s classic. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins is the story of Penelope Rex who is starting her first day of school, she is filled with questions and unsure how the day will go, but as soon as she realizes that her fellow students are children – her favorite treat – things get interesting! I laughed out loud several times, it’s so clever and darling and … Read more

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magnolia banana pudding

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

Everyone once and awhile I have the craziest craving for Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding. I’ve had it a number of times in their New York City bakeries, but luckily for all of us they released their recipe so we can make it anytime we want!My son Cal loves this dessert and requested it for his birthday party, I figured I better come up with a few swaps to make it a little more kid-party friendly and maybe a little easier to make?I teamed up with Food Club on this zero hesitation because they have a Double Your Money Back Guarantee. … Read more

sweet corn pizza

Sweet Corn Pizza

Sponsored by Full Circle Foods. I tried my friend Lisa’s Sweet Corn Salad recipe a few weeks ago and I kept thinking how good it would be in a pizza format! I teamed up with Full Circle Foods – a brand I know and love that is committed to clean foods for families. Here are some of the standards they hold to: Simplified, recognizable ingredients. Nothing artificial (sweeteners, dyes, flavors or preservatives) No high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. No antibiotics or steroids in their meat or dairy. Certified with both Aquaculture Practices (BAP) or Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for … Read more

5 BBQ Sides That Wow

Just a few of my favorite sides for BBQs since I know you all are on the hunt this weekend! Fresh Corn Salad via Lisa Allen – so good with tortilla chips! Panzanella via Barefoot Contessa (I make this without the bread most of the time but it is SO good with it in! I don’t toss it in until we’re serving, better for storing leftovers and the bread is best fresh and not dressed.) Watermelon Blueberry Salad via The Crumby Kitchen – I love that salty bite with the feta. Such a tasty salad! Fruit Cup with Tajin Tajin … Read more

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outdoor dinner musts

This post has been sponsored by Newell Brands. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s starting to warm up here and with that and all our endless baseball games I feel like we’re eating in the yard, or the bleachers almost every night! I love eating al fresco, but there are definitely some items that make it a bit easier!I teamed up with bubba (you can find their products in store at Walmart!) to share my favorite items for eating outside! First, bubba® has a ounce thermos called the Trailblazer that fits 40 ounces and keeps liquids cold for … Read more

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after school gratitude

after school gratitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, gratitude is the solution to pretty much any problem! It’s become such an integral part of my happiness and outlook on life so when I see my kids being ungrateful it really makes me panic! I know they’re young, but I always want it to be a tool and skill they can call on to help them in good and hard times! Today I teamed up with Mott’s Sensibles to create an after school activity where we can enjoy some healthy snacks, too! The new Mott’s Sensible juice from Walmart is … Read more

ways to waffle for mother’s day

Today on Instagram I am giving away some really amazing kitchenware from Bella! A waffle iron and this beautiful pan both from their Copper Titanium Line! Honestly when I am dreading cooking, having something new to cook with, whether its a gadget (this post has my favorite cooking bloggers gadget faves!), a new recipe, or gear like this, it really does help and this copper line is so beautiful!   Be sure to enter there @smallfryblog but here are a few recipes I am eyeing to make in my waffle iron! These are also incredibly easy for your kids to do … Read more