Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies aren't new but they are delicious. It's a peanut butter and oatmeal based cookie chock full of M&Ms and chocolate chunks. What's not good about that, right? I make my monster cookies a little different than others. It's just a different combination of ingredients and while some people don't use flour in their Monster Cookies, I do. I also put just a bit of … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Going Big On Your Child’s Birthday


I have always loved birthdays. Maybe it's because my parents always made a big deal of them. Cake, presents, making it a point to stop what we were doing at the exact moment that I was born, having friends over, you name it. That has just always stuck with me. My son has only celebrated two birthdays so far but I have gone big on both of them. Birthdays are a BIG DEAL! Not just … [Read more...]

10 Great Vegetarian Recipes For Summer


Fact: I am a vegetarian. I used to be a really horrible vegetarian and only eat bread and cheese, but now that I've been living this lifestyle for over 10 years, I have discovered that there are so many amazing recipes out there for us vegetarians. I now eat a wide range of very healthy vegetarian meals and today I wanted to share 10 that I thought would be perfect for … [Read more...]

Butterfinger Fudge Cookie Bars


Butterfingers rank up with with one of the best candy bars in the world! It's peanut buttery, chocolatey and crunchy all at the same time. They are good in ice cream, cookies, blondies, cakes or even right out of the wrapper. Here is one of my current favorite ways to eat Butterfingers - in a cookie bar. Yep, peanut butter cookie base, topped with a delicious fudge and loaded … [Read more...]

Glazed Donut Muffins


Ever have those mornings where you can't decide donut or muffin? Let's say you are standing in Dunkin Donuts and they have delicious glazed donuts and scrumptious muffins just staring you down. What do you do? If you're me, you have both. You don't settle for just one, instead you whip up a batch of Glazed Donut Muffins in your kitchen.These Glazed Donut Muffins are … [Read more...]

Double Strawberry Fudge Ice Cream Pops

ice cream pop

We are dead center of the summer now and it's getting hot outside. When it's hot, I like to limit the amount of time that I have the oven on. Ice cream treats and other no bake desserts are top of my list for yummy things to make for my family and friends. One of my favorite things to make in the summer are ice cream pops. These are so great because it's one of those desserts … [Read more...]

How to Make Hot Fudge

Hot fudge

Sure, you can just buy a jar of hot fudge at the store, but what fun is that? Sometimes it's just better to make things from scratch. It tastes better and you know exactly what is it in. That's why today I'm showing you how to make homemade hot fudge yourself. It really is very simple and it tastes amazing. Plus, you can pick whatever kind of chocolate you are partial to. I'm … [Read more...]

10 Great Breakfast For Dinner Ideas


Today I've rounded up 10 great breakfast for dinner ideas for you. My family is big on breakfast. In fact, we love to eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner sometimes. I love all the sweet breakfast treats like pancakes and French toast as well as all the eggs and potatoes and other goodies that come along with breakfast. So cheers to eating breakfast for dinner! We all should … [Read more...]

Berries, Berries Everywhere … 12 Berry Recipes You’ll Love


As soon as the berry stand opens a few miles from our home we begin our summer of berry lovin'. First strawberries, then raspberries and marionberries and finally closing out the berry season with blueberries and blackberries. All so delicious! And, truly perfect for every meal - breakfast, midday meals, hearty dinners and of course, dessert! Here's a round up of some of the … [Read more...]

Blackberry Banana Flax Seed Smoothie


Instead of buying store-bought smoothies try this recipe next time.  I kick up the nutritional content by adding ground flax seeds to a blackberry banana smoothie. You can add whatever fruit you have on hand. I usually have an assortment of fruit in the freezer chopped up in individual bags. If you don't have fresh frozen fruit you can always add a few ice cubes in the blender. … [Read more...]

Mini Apple Pies


How about a handheld apple pie? This recipe is super simple because I used a store bought pie crust to save myself time so I can eat these little yummy pies sooner!  Summer is here so I love going to the Farmer's Market and picking up the freshest local produce available.  I picked up these apples on our last trip and immediately thought of apple pie but I didn't want to make a … [Read more...]

National Fruit and Veggie Month – Episode Four

Fruit Kabobs

We are bringing you episode four of our Voots® Veggie-Fruit Tarts video series a little early this week. Since tomorrow is 4th of July, we wanted to share some great holiday kabob ideas today in case you wanted to use one tomorrow.I want to thank everyone for joining us each week of this video series as we highlighted different kid-friendly fruit and veggie ideas in our … [Read more...]

10 Hot Dog Recipes

Muffuletta Hotdog

Nothing screams "SUMMER" more than the smell of food cooking on the grill.  At our house, hot dogs are a go-to grill food in the summer because they are a guaranteed hit with the kids.  The only downside is that sometimes mom and dad get a tad sick of eating them the same old way.  Here are 10 new ways to prepare hot dogs so parents and kids can eat happy all summer … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cream Muffins

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With strawberries in full swing, we've been whipping up quite a few very berry treats, one of which is these delicious strawberry cream muffins from my mama's recipe arsenal. This is our third year munching on these muffins with fresh strawberries and I couldn't wait to snack on a batch this summer. I was lucky to snag a photo of them before they we're all eaten!MUFFIN … [Read more...]

10 campfire desserts

Nutella and banana smores

Summer is the one time of year my husband can drag me outside to camp. I try to make the most of the great outdoors by letting my children play in (and eat) dirt while I sit in a collapsible chair and relax. I also use camping as an excuse to eat some sort of decadent, gooey, campfire dessert creation. I have yet to figure out why one would want to sleep outside if S'mores were … [Read more...]