3 Ingredient Sweet Chicken

  This chicken is great because it goes with a lot of different side dishes, it's quick to prepare, you only need 3 ingredients and my kids even love it!  I found this wonderful recipe on a blog called Food for a Hungry Soul. The 3 Ingredients: 1. Chicken (breasts or tenderloins) 2. 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar 3. 1 packet Zesty Italian Dressing Mix Method: Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the dressing mix and brown sugar. Rinse chicken and pat dry with a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Trail Mix for You and Your Kids

TODAY I am going on a Road Trip with my entire family: hubs, kids, parents, brother, sister and new brother in law.  We're going to be in the car for 5 hours!  This is the longest Tootsie Roll will ever have been in a car, and it *might* even be the longest road trip of Cupcakes' life as well.  I needed to be prepared with food.  (Among other things.) I wanted something for the kids to snack on that was at least a little bit healthy, so I decided on Trail Mix.  The members of my family have … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Patriotic Trail Mix! (with Minions!)

I wanted to make a treat for the 4th of July, but I wanted it to be super simple as well as delicious.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and tweaked it just a tad. What's more patriotic than Minions?? Ingredients:   Honey Maid Minion Graham Crackers Peanuts or other nuts (optional) Strawberry Twizzlers Flat Marshmallows (they make these for s'mores) Blue M&Ms (I couldn't find blue-only so just bought a big bag and had my daughter sort out the blues.) Confectioners Sugar … [Read more...]

7QT: Welcome July, My Favorite Month

- 1 - #Updates - This is my favorite month!  Welcome, July! - It might not be my favorite this year; I'm turning the big 3-0 in two days! - But yay 4th of July!! - I'm journaling again!  Thanks, Midori Traveler's Notebook. - I need help with my etsy stationary addiction... - And my smart phone addiction.  It's getting in the way of my sleep. - We got to go on a playdate to the zoo yesterday, but could only stay a little over an hour.  Cupcakes really wanted to see the bats, and we were … [Read more...]

The Best Oatmeal Cookies in the World

Wow that's a bold thing to say.  I'm so serious though.  They are so so delicious!  This is my take on Quaker's "Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies" recipe.  (Vanishing because they're eaten so quickly.   Ingredients: - 1/2 Cup (1 stick) + 6 Tablespoons of butter, softened - 3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar - 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar - 2 Eggs - 1-1/2 Flour - 1-1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda - 1/2 teaspoon Salt - 3 Cups Oats Method: - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. - In a large bowl, … [Read more...]

7QT: Easy Pumpkin Muffins, Star Wars Game, & More

- 1 - #Updates - I'm really getting into my Midori Traveler's Notebook!  <3 - I babysat two kids at my house on Monday (in addition to MY two kids) and it went a lot easier than I thought, plus I got to make some money!  So winning! - I need help with my etsy stationary addiction... - I love popcorn. - We've been having a lot of fun with sidewalk chalk! - We went to a mall that's a little farther away so we can check out the Lego store.  So much awesome!  Do you have a Lego store … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Mini Muffins with 2 Ingredients

My friend Maggie told me about these muffins she found on Pinterest and now I make them all the time.  I love them because they're a healthy little snack or breakfast that my kids love; you can add them to my list of 100 Healthy Meal and Snack Ideas for Toddlers (works for kids too).  They're SO good and SO easy, as are all my favorite recipes, so I wanted to pass it on!   Ingredients: 1 Can of Pumpkin 1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix (I've heard this is also delicious using Spice Cake … [Read more...]

7QT: BrownieCake, Midori, Evernote & More

- 1 - #Updates - Cupcakes started her summer session of Gymnastics. - Hobbs and I have a date night planned for tonight.  We're going to see Jurassic World. - MY MIDORI TRAVELER'S NOTEBOOK CAME IN THE MAIL! - We're still scanning for kicks & redeeming for Target gift cards with the Shopkicks app! - My sister and her new husband are back from their honeymoon. - We found a free Splash Pad for the kids! - 2 - Dessert of the Week! I thought I was making Brownies, but as it turns … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Easy Taco Seasoning

Don't buy those taco seasoning packets!!  Pinterest told me you can save money by making your own!  One of those packets is good for one, maybe two taco nights, and they're like $1 - $1.50 each.  Check your pantry or spice rack. You only need 4 spices to make your own! Ingredients: Cumin Garlic Powder Onion Powder Chili Powder (Optional: Red Pepper I don't use this because it makes it way too spicey, but go for it if you like that!) Method: Combine 1 part of each spice in a … [Read more...]

7QT: Updates, Pinterest Tips, Etsy & More

- 1 - #Updates - Hubby cleaned out the gutters.  YAY! - Tootsie Roll is teething again.  NOT YAY! - We still have to re-register Cupcakes for gymnastics for the summer. - Hubby and I have been sucked back into Candy Crush. - We're thrilled with the nice weather, and have resumed going on walks! - We redeemed $15 more in Target gift cards with the Shopkicks app! - My sister and her new husband are still on their honeymoon. - The kids, my mom, and I are going shopping tomorrow and I … [Read more...]