RECIPE Pineapple Mint Spring Bubbly + GIVEAWAY

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than with a bubbly concoction hosting some of my favorite things that remind me of the warmer days ahead; pineapple, mint and bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. Lucky for me I’m one of SodaStreams newest ambassadors and because of it I have one that sits counter-side waiting for me to get creative. two weekends ago we went into business with Pineapple and Mint, paired it with SodaStreams Lemon-Lime soda mix and it was a match made in bubble heaven. …did you know 1 billion bottles are produced each day and 800 million end up in landfills REWIND […]

BAKE-OFF: Snack Mix

We’re back at it people, it’s 2014 and we have tackled yet another bake-off. Once again I have taken one for the team with a Snack Mix that will not only put you in a coma I am sure of it, but it will be the perfect mix to make for this upcoming Sunday football game I am hearing so much hype about. What is it anyways, seriously people it JUST a football game {only half kidding}.  Anyways, this dish will not only please the super-bowler in everyone, but also the toddlers who are getting dragged along into the game. Hey — this could be some good […]

Family: new morning breakfast routine

Some of you may have heard, Sofia and I have restructured our mornings. Not like you maybe thinking, nothing detrimental to our sleep routine or anything, I’m talking morning eats. Sofia is the definition of picky eater, the apple doesn’t fall far — hooray for her inheriting my worst traits — and damn you what goes around comes around. Our mornings used to consist of either cheerios, toast, apple sauce, cranberries, yogurt or french toast, this is about as far as we could push her taste buds, and by taste buds I mean her sense of control. Until just recently Sofia began to ask for a morning […]

RECIPES: Banana Raisin Muffins for baby

I feel as thought I’m always on the hunt for the perfect muffin recipe. What’s perfect you say? Well, it should be somewhat healthy since it’s a morning dish in our house, it should look delicious — dessert like, and finally able to make in small batches as we don’t eat them fast #pickyeatermomproblems Guess what? I found it! I made a few adjustments to a Banana Cranberry Bread recipe I found on one of my favorite sites, Skinnytaste. Made a few personal changes, cut the recipe in half, and made them into muffins. You’re now left with the best Banana Raisin Muffins for your babes. Rather […]

BAKE-OFF: Traditional Cheeseball

We’re at it again my friends. The bake-off continues this month, however this time we went from something sweet and decadent {last month was Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel}, to something creamy and savory. A traditional cheeseball; and can you believe this was my very first time ever having made or even tasted one. Pretty sure I have broken a law somewhere, take me to jail, I swear this is really a sin. So easy to make, so beautiful to look at and so damn tasty to eat! So without further ado, I give you three versions of the traditional Cheeseball, including recipes. Starting with mine which is […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie

1. you never know when the queen is going to pop by; at least you’ll have popcorn // Price: $5 // Purchase here 2. waiting for popsicles to freeze is so last year // Price: $50 // Purchase here 3. giving the gift of time, stressfree meals, and a savings on their shopping bills // Price: $8 a month // Purchase here 4. a baker will never have to hold their breath again on their guests first bite // Price: $22 // Purchase here 5. who ever liked the cones anyways; they were really just the vessel to our mouths // Price: $22 // Purchase here 6. seriously, need I explain. these […]

BAKE-OFF: Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel

So….. my friends Hillary, Jen and I just love to bake and we thought it’d be fun to see what happens when we all took one recipe and approached it in three different ways. You see Hillary, she likes to play with ingredients, trying to find healthy’ish alternatives to a rather standard ingredients. Jen on the other hand likes to take it even a step further and finds substituting for healthy ingredients a game if you will. Then there is me *insert awkward pause*. With one of my favorite combos since childhood as butter and sugar whipped together. Horrible. I know. So as you could imagine, I’ll […]

REVIEW: October Snackbox

Guess What?! October’s Snackbox arrived and you’d better believe we polished ‘er off in record timing. Who’s to blame? I’d say Sammy for being off on vacation for 10 days this month. It was all about spending time with family, getting cozy on fogged in mornings, and of course snacking on some rather guiltless treats. Get Snackbox Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Instagram First and foremost, the favorites from this box were no doubt Quinns Organic Vermont Maple & Sea Salt Popcorn, and Terra’s Vegetables Chips. These two snacks alone may actually take the trophy from existing favorites we have loved over the last 6 months. Like Surf Sweets Organic Gummy Bears […]

REVIEW: Pass the YOPA! Giveaway

Do you have one of those items in your fridge that you run for when you feel you have earned a gold star {where’s your kindergarten teacher when you need her}? I’ve got a few. Chocolate is one, another is OJ and Ginger Ale, and today we add a third to this roster; YOPA! Strawberry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt. With the difference being only one is an actual benefit to my health. Well I feel like everyday I deserve a reward, motherhood is not easy lovelies! Whomever told you it would be a cake walk, either doesn’t have kids or buys wine by the box. The babes in bed, which […]

REVIEW: September’s Snackbox

Can you believe September has almost come and gone? For real? Where has this time gone? I’ve learnt to accept time flying, and actually started to really love the middle of the month, all thanks to Snackbox. I know it will be on my door if not on the 15th, then most likely the 16th of each month. It bares only good news. No “overdue” stamps, no “we just increased you rates” memo, and no “you’ve just been served” papers {not that this happens often}. Either way the middle of the month is now my happy time. The time I know our Basket-Oh-Treats will be replenished, and […]