Guinness Soup

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My favorite easy recipe for French Onion Soup gets an Irish twist in this Guinness Soup -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day! A subtle hint of Guinness Stout is added to the broth, while a thick slice of garlic bread is smothered in Irish Cheddar Cheese. It's a delicious spin on a classic recipe, and it's the perfect St. Patrick's Day dinner! I have been making this recipe for Guinness Soup every March for as long as I can remember. It has definitely become a favorite that we all look … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt

In just a few minutes, you can put together a fun St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt for your kids. Sit back and watch them make their way through the rainbow to find that Pot of Gold! After a relatively mild first few months of winter, February hit Virginia pretty hard! And while this white stuff is pretty to look at from my bedroom window, it tends to make all of us a bit stir crazy... So on this particular morning, I knew that I needed to pull out an indoor activity idea … [Read more...]

Reuben Salad

Reuben Salad

Are you ready for some fresh and light spring meals? This fast, easy, and delicious Reuben Salad is like an Irish version of a classic Cobb Salad -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day! When I originally sat down at my computer to write this recipe before heading off to the grocery store, I first had a casserole in mind. After all, it was the end of February, snow was falling outside, and we were expecting subzero temperatures here in Virginia. Hot, baked comfort food was definitely on the … [Read more...]

No-Cook Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameSnacks #CollectiveBias With just 5 mins of prep time, these No-Cook Buffalo Chicken Bites are ready to serve your hungry crowd of sports fans! The bite-size snacks are packed with the rich flavors of creamy sharp cheese, tender chicken, and spicy buffalo wing sauce...and they will disappear fast!  Can you believe that March is here already?! I am SO ready for this new month … [Read more...]

Aunt Bee’s Swedish Meatballs and Meatloaf

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A family-favorite recipe for generations, Aunt Bee's Swedish Meatballs and her tender, juicy meatloaf are pure homemade comfort food at its finest. This is a recipe that you will hold onto forever! While Spring is technically right around the corner, it's still very much winter in Virginia.  I just hope that the season is over sooner rather than later! My boys were home from preschool AGAIN yesterday, thanks to a whopping 1 inch of snow. Since I have been holed up inside recently to … [Read more...]

An Indoor Workout Routine To Do With Kids

Indoor Workout with Kids

Are you feeling stir-crazy and cooped up after a long winter inside? This Indoor Workout Routine is the perfect way to get your heart rate up, burn some calories, and have fun with your kids at the same time!   Whether it's a cold, snowy day, a rainy day, or a hot summer day, there are plenty of times when we just can't get outside to run around, squeeze in a workout, and burn off the kids' energy. In fact, as I sit and type this post, the weather in Virginia is FRIGID! The wind … [Read more...]

Italian Herb & Parmesan Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Italian Herb & Parmesan Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Whole wheat biscuits made with nutritious Greek yogurt that your family will devour? I know that it sounds too good to be true, but I've perfected the recipe for these Italian Herb & Parmesan Greek Yogurt Biscuits and I am sharing my secrets with you. Trust me, these healthy biscuits are 100% kid-approved and they only take 10 minutes to prepare!  I've said on here before that my family members are definitely my willing victims when it comes to taste testing new recipes. When they … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 “Honey Lemon” Cups

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias We're celebrating the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release of Disney Pixar's new Big Hero 6 movie at Walmart with one of our absolute favorite easy treats: "Honey Lemon" Cups!  These goodies only take 20 minutes from start to finish, and they are a perfect way to get kids in the kitchen with you. Plus, you can't beat the taste of crispy cereal cups coated in a … [Read more...]

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY All Natural All Purpose Cleaner

If there is one thing that I see a lot of in a house full of boys, it would be dirt, crumbs, and spills. That's why this DIY All-Purpose Cleaner has a permanent spot on my kitchen counter! It successfully keeps the germs and filth at bay, but thanks to no harsh chemicals, it's also safe enough for the baby's highchair! I promise, friends: Spring is right around the corner! As the green grass and fresh blossoms start to appear in the fields around us and temperatures slowly begin to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup

If my kids could only eat one soup for the rest of their lives, this would be it! Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Soup is an easy, healthy, and delicious weeknight dinner that everyone loves. Busy moms rejoice! Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to a local cooking club as a guest speaker for the month. These lovely ladies were welcoming, gracious, and enthusiastic hostesses...plus, they really know their way around a kitchen! That's Jenny, the hostess, standing in the back … [Read more...]