Oatmeal Carmelitas

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Georgia Aquarium {Staycation 2014}

We recently took a trip to Atlanta over the 4th of July weekend for a little staycation. We got the City Pass, which kept us busy the 3 days we were there More »

Cruise 2012 {Day 1}

Here’s my first of probably at least 7 posts about our cruise earlier this month that will include lots of cruising tips. They may be a little spread out, but I’m just More »

Mummy Magnet {Halloween craft}

Makes: 1 Making Time: 10-20 minutes depending on age Materials: Wooden ice cream spoon White glue 2 googly eyes 1 magnet (or instead of making a magnet you can use a safety More »

Chimichangas

This is a recipe for one of my favorite Mexican dishes, Chimichangas. My kids love this recipe. Makes: 4-8 servings Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 15-20 min Ingredients 1 lb. ground More »

 

Inside the Test Kitchen {Book Review}

Today I’m sharing a quick review of Tyler Florence’s book; Inside the Test Kitchen. I have been a big fan of Tyler Florence for quite some time, so when I saw his book was available for review I jumped on it. I love the style of this cookbook. This book looks like a journal with an elastic band on the outside and rounded pages. When you open it, you see pictures along with what looks like Tyler’s own personal hand-written notes. Tyler not only shares many great recipes, 120 to be exact, he also shares many great tips to make those recipes even better! I think this book is a must see purely based on it’s uniqueness.

I received a copy of Inside the Test Kitchen from Blogging for Books in exchange for writing an honest review.

Survival Tips for Busy Moms

Working Mom? Need Survival Tips?
As a working mom, there are a number of issues you have to fight with, on a daily basis. Working all the time, at home and office, you might feel exhausted completely. In such situations, if you are looking for survival tips, check out the following. It can help you tackle daily issues with a smile.

1. Make Priorities: You need to know what needs to be done urgently and what can wait. If you know this, you can do the necessary stuff and still be satisfied at the end of the day.

2. Have a Routine: If you make a daily routine, you will know what tasks are pulling you down or how much time you need to reserve for unnecessary issues. For the routine, include priority tasks along with simple tasks that take valuable time of yours.

Cookbook Review {Sweet}

Food Network Magazine’s newest cookbook is a must have for all dessert lovers. This book will have you so eager to jump in the kitchen and start making these beautiful desserts. I found many recipes in every chapter of this book that I want to try. I especially love the Fake-out Cakes and the Show-off Cakes. My son requested the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cone Cake from the Frozen Treats chapter for his birthday. The Truffles and the Bark are 2 recipes that I’ve already added to my Christmas party menu.

I highly recommend you check this book out. The beautiful photographs will have you wishing you had magical powers so you can just make the pictures come to life in a snap. Sweet would make a great Christmas gift for those dessert lovers.

I received a copy of Sweet from Blogging for Books in exchange for writing an honest review.

iPhoneography {Week 43}

Nov. 2-8, 2014

iPhoneography {Week 42}

A great week with family and friends!

October 23-November 1, 2014

October’s End of the Month Summary {2014}

This month I was happy about: being done with Thunder pics for another year.

This month I was sad because of: of things I’d rather not talk about here.

Something I accomplished this month was: making some big decisions about this blog.

Happy Halloween, Y’all!

Here are my 2 babies on their first Halloween.
My Babies' 1st Halloweens

31 Days of Must Read Cookbooks {Day 30}

31 Days Of Must Read Cookbooks

I’m taking part in the 31 days challenge this year. As a collector of great cookbooks, I decided to share 31 must read cookbooks. Some of these books will be books that are part of my collection that I have found useful through the years, while others are books I come across in the library.

Skinny Taste

Happy National Pizza Month!

October is National Pizza Month! To commemorate this, I gathered up all my pizza recipes! If you love pizza as much as I do, you’re super pumped about that. All of these recipes can be made with homemade dough or refrigerated pizza dough and both will be good using either.

October is National Pizza Month, but regardless of what month it is Pizza is always a favorite.  Be sure to check this post out to see some amazing Pizza Recipes!

Pizza Dough that you can make in the bread machine.
BBQ Chicken Pizza adds a little variety to your pizza selection.
Hawaiian Chicken Pizza is covered with ham, pineapple, chicken and cheese and is one of my kids favorites.
Homemade Sausage Pizza is my go to pizza. You could easily swap the sausage for pepperoni, if that’s your favorite.
Bacon Pizza is great for all you pig lovin’ folks out there. I mean, really! Who doesn’t love bacon?
Dough You Can Throw made in the bread machine as well!
Pizza Roll-Ups is variation on the normal pizza. I enjoy making these to bring to tailgates and parties as they are easier to transport than regular pizza. They are also great to make ahead and freeze.

31 Days of Must Read Cookbooks {Day 27}

31 Days Of Must Read Cookbooks

I’m taking part in the 31 days challenge this year. As a collector of great cookbooks, I decided to share 31 must read cookbooks. Some of these books will be books that are part of my collection that I have found useful through the years, while others are books I come across in the library.

Hershey's Cookbook Chocolate for Every Season