As a kid I used to have Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, and Lucky Charms cereal for Saturday morning breakfast. I would wake up early in the morning, pad down to the kitchen in my footed pajamas, and grab the bowl full of kiddie catnip that was set in the fridge beside the milk. I was then all set to watch weekend morning cartoons while my parents had a well-deserved sleep in. Things have changed a little. I no longer have time to watch cartoons and I certainly don't want to get up early. … [Read more...]
The perfect gift idea for St. Patrick's Day!
Make your annual Super Bowl party truly epic this year by hosting your own Nacho Bar. It's easy to set up and prep ahead of time and guests can enjoy munching on their own nacho throughout the big game. Plus we've designed free printable snack baskets and table tents in your favorite team's colors, making the event truly memorable. How To Host A Nacho Bar: You Will Need: • A large table • A crock pot • Free printable snack baskets and table tents • Beer or other drinks … [Read more...]
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and I am planning to whip up a big batch of my favorite homemade chili to serve on game day. The best Super Bowl dishes are always a little messy and can be difficult to transport if you aren't hosting, so I like to come up with creative ways to make things single serving and easy to eat in front of the television. This chili-in-a-jar is perfect. Just make up a batch your favorite chili and spoon it into mason jars. I love this idea because you … [Read more...]
For this year’s Super Bowl party, I’ll be making a giant platter of Buffalo chicken wings to go with our buffet of chopped vegetables and chips. To accompany all of this delicious snack-sized dipping food, I’ve decided to whip up a big batch of spicy buffalo ranch dip, and I’ll be serving it in individual sized jars so each guest can have their own and double-dip to their hearts content. Spicy Buffalo Ranch Dip From franksredhot.com • 1 (16 oz.) carton of sour … [Read more...]
This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to make great split pea soup is split peas, salt and water. You can add all kinds of things if you have the energy and time - celery, onions, garlic, chives, tiny diced carrot bits, parsley, ham bacon; but it’s the peas … [Read more...]
Looking for a simple and elegant wedding favor idea, I came across this recipe for Fried Herbed Almonds and new I wanted to try making them. The challenge turned out to be finding blanched almonds. I could only find raw almonds at my local grocery store, so I decided to blanch them myself, which turned out to be quite time-consuming. I would highly recommend buying almonds already blanched if you are making a big batch for gifts or favors. Buy them in bulk here. Despite the challenges … [Read more...]