Mini Pecan Pies

Mini Pecan Pies - party bites ready in 30 minutes using refrigerated pie crust.

In just 30 minutes you can make these mini pecan pies for your holiday party! This recipe is one I created for Pillsbury using their refrigerated pie crusts. With just a few ingredients you quickly mix together, these are fast party bites you can whip together within 30 minutes.

Wood Watches by JORD – Christmas Gift Idea

Wood Watches by JORD - a unique watch for men and women.

Our review of JORD watches — fashionable unique watches made of wood for men and women.  Plus, get $20 off your own cool watch and enter to win a $75 coupon! Ben is here again with a review of his new JORD men’s watch.  We both think these watches are a great Christmas gift or […]

OREO Turkey Cookies

OREO Turkey Cookies - Quick and easy Thanksgiving cookies for your kids snack! Kids can make with you, too!

Get your kids and make these easy OREO Turkey Cookies with just 4 ingredients.  A fun Thanksgiving kids snack they can make with you! We made these turkey cookies this morning in preparation for a play-date we’re having today.  Super fast, very few ingredients, and a whole lot of fun with your kids!

Our LEGO Room

LEGO Room and LEGO Desk - A step by step on how to design a LEGO room in your house with a LEGO desk.

Our LEGO room is our favorite room in our house right now.  It has perfect LEGO storage and awesome LEGO decals.  We’ve already built various LEGO sets in it together, our favorite being the LEGO Disney Castle.  We’re giving you the step by step with how Ben built the LEGO desk and hope you can […]

How to Build a DIY Giant Jenga Yard Game in Just TWO Hours and Only TWENTY Dollars

DIY Giant Jenga for less than $20 and only 2 hours.

Surprise!  Ben is guest posting today!  He is sharing with us how to make a Giant Jenga game that you can play in your yard or on your patio.  Ben, take it away! Hey guys!  I built this Giant Jenga game within only two hours.  You can do it in less time if you decide […]

Labor Day Weekend Recipes and Refreshers

Starbucks Refreshers

It’s Labor Day weekend!  I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I’ve had my head buried in textbooks.  Last month, I started full time schooling for Occupational Therapy.  It’s an awesome career and I’m thoroughly excited about it, but it is A LOT of work.  I’m enrolled in 17 credit hours […]

Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad - fresh lemony dressing and naturally gluten-free. Put together within minutes!

This easy and naturally gluten-free Summer Quinoa Salad is a healthy and refreshing lemony side kick to your summer barbecue or potluck. School is already back in session next week.  I feel like I was just posting about how soon school was letting out for the summer!  Figured I should hop in here and share […]

Strawberry Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins

Strawberry Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins

Hearty oat banana muffins with blueberries and strawberries are a satisfying breakfast with your morning cup of coffee. I love making banana muffins.  These muffins are a spin-off from one of my favorite strawberry banana muffins recipe.  I added blueberries and changed the base of the recipe to use more oats and less flour.  They […]

Our LEGOLAND Florida Resort Vacation In Photos

Family LEGO shirts plus photos of LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL near Orlando.

We recently visited the LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, FL.  Not far from other Orlando attractions, this amusement park is one you must add on to your Florida vacation!  Thank you to LEGOLAND Florida Resort for providing the hotel stay and park admission. The newer LEGOLAND Resort hotel was such a fun place for […]

Oatmeal Lemon Cream Bars

Oatmeal Lemon Cream Bars - These easy lemon bars have a creamy lemon filling between two thick crumbly oatmeal layers. A delightful balance of sweet and tangy!

These easy lemon bars have a creamy lemon filling between two thick crumbly oatmeal layers.  A delightful balance of sweet and tangy! Summer break started here in the good ol’ south almost one month ago.  We already took our summer vacation trips.  One to LEGOLAND Florida Resort (more on that in a future post) and […]

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

These Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies are a sweet treat to start your day or as a pick-me-up snack in the late afternoon.  One of my favorite cookies! Technically I do not need to call these “breakfast” cookies.  Let’s be real.  They’re cookies.  But, for some reason I feel like if I title it […]

Seven Layer Tex Mex Dip

Seven Layer Dip Recipe - The easiest and quickest Mexican dip recipe with layers of refried beans, guacamole, taco seasoned sour cream and more!

This Seven Layer Dip recipe is EASY and a QUICK appetizer for any party year-round.  A Mexican dip with layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, black olives, tomatoes and cheddar cheese.  Serve with scoop chips, crackers or veggies. Seven Layer Dip is such a classic recipe and a staple at many parties.  I can’t […]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread - deliciously moist and chocolaty!

A rich and moist quick bread with shredded zucchini and a double dose of chocolate.  Your kids might not even notice the hidden veggies! Typically for breakfast, I keep it simple with a bowl of Total Whole Grain and exactly seven raw almonds with a scoop of black chia seeds mixed in.  It’s low calorie […]

Chocolate Butter Bean Brownies (Fudgy, Flourless and No Eggs!)

Chocolate Butter Bean Brownies - no flour, no eggs! Fudgy, chewy, delicious and EASY to make with simple ingredients you have!

These fudgy chocolate Lima bean brownies eliminate flour and eggs by using a can of butter beans (lima beans).  Warm and right out of the oven, these are perfection with every bite. Plus the beans add a well-rounded source of nutrition with a boost of fiber, protein, iron and more! You will not believe how […]

Lighter Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Light and Creamy Cauliflower Soup in less than 30 minutes.

A light and easy creamy cauliflower soup that’s low calorie without giving up any of it’s satisfying taste.  A great meatless meal ready in less than 30 minutes! I’ve been watching my calories intake again for the last couple of weeks.  This means I’m also exploring new meatless meal ideas that my whole family will […]

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars - Only 4 simple ingredients and ready in 5 minutes!

These Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars are no-bake and contain only four simple ingredients.  A great snack to boost your energy and serve a source of protein! Almost exactly one year ago, my sister-in-law introduced me to these peanut butter protein bars.  I was immediately intrigued when she told me how fast they were to […]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger - simple and satisfying healthy meatless meal.

A meatless patty made with super foods sweet potatoes and black beans.  Serve this sweet potato black bean veggie burger sandwiched in a bun or naked as a side dish. These veggie burgers are ridiculously good.  I say “ridiculously” because it really does seem quite crazy that mashed sweet potatoes with black beans and rice […]

Apple Butter Hummus Dip

Apple Butter Hummus Dip - a healthy sweet dip for your next party. Serve with apple slices, celery, crackers, cinnamon tortilla chips or graham crackers.

This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter.  Testing of the product and recipe is from my own taste buds. With Musselman’s Apple Butter plus three simple ingredients, whip up this sweet apple butter hummus dip in less than five minutes for a lighter appetizer or dessert. We are ready for the Super Bowl and […]

Almond Wheat Sliced Bread

Almond Wheat Sliced Bread using White Lily's new Wheat and Almond Premium Flour Blend

A hearty wheat and almond bread using White Lily‘s new Wheat & Almond Premium Flour Blend, available in your stores soon! One of my favorite things to bake in my kitchen is homemade bread.  Just the smell of it in my oven is enough to put me in a nostalgic happy mood. I also love […]

FREE Printable Football Banner for Your Super Bowl Party

Free Printable Football Banner for your Super Bowl party or any football themed party!

Ready for the Super Bowl?  I have a free printable football banner you can use to decorate for your football super bowl party! Before we get to the free football banner, who do you think will play this year?  Since my Bears weren’t even in the playoffs, I think I am going to cheer for […]

10 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

10-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies are the quickest and most simplest kind of cookie making I can think of!  Having company over last minute?  Need to bring cookies to a swap?  These are the yummiest and fastest stove-top cookies you’ll find! This is my sister’s recipe that I’ve made countless times in the last couple of months after […]