Shark Snack Mix recipe with chocolate dorsal fins and shark teeth

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We rarely watch TV other than a few animal science shows but I expect we will be spending a lot of time watching the Discovery Channel during Shark Week. My daughter enjoys learning about marine animals and sharks are especially intriguing to her. I'm preparing for the Shark Week fun with shark snack mix. It will be the perfect treat to share while learning about sharks. Shark Snack Mix recipe Ingredients: Chex cereal blue sixlets candy gummy lifesavers chocolate shark dorsal Read More... {Read More...}

Back to School Effortless Meals

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We officially survived our first week back to school. My daughter was so excited to start kindergarten this week. She came home even more excited to tell me all about the fun in her classroom each day. By the end of the week we were all exhausted from the excitement. A new routine without the ability to nap during the day has worn her out. With last minute school supplies to purchase and other errands with my daughter after school this week, we could all use a break from our normal dinner Read More... {Read More...}

Salmon dip recipe and other kid friendly seafood recipes

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Check out Kid Friendly Seafood Meals by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com My daughter has always been a picky eater but loves seafood. She eats tuna on crackers almost daily and when given the choice her most favorite chain restaurant to visit is Red Lobster. She will happily eat a plate full of crab legs over a traditional kids meal.  I’ve created a collection of kid friendly seafood meals on Foodie to have a few new fun kid friendly seafood recipes for when my daughter Read More... {Read More...}

Quick breakfast options and an easy guide to early morning fun with kids

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Everyone in our home is usually awake early but my daughter likes to take her time getting ready and is easily agitated when I try to rush her. During the middle of summer in Arizona, it's nearly impossible to do anything outdoors during the day. My daughter loves visiting the Phoenix zoo but does not necessarily like being rushed in the morning to get there. Early activities require planning and my easy guide to early morning fun with kids makes it simple as parents. Breakfast is an essential Read More... {Read More...}

Twinkies Recipe: Frozen Twinkie Pops, celebrating the new Twinkies cookbook

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I grew up knowing there would always be a stash of Twinkies on the top shelf of our kitchen pantry. While they weren't an everyday snack, it was always exciting when my two younger brothers and I enjoyed the treat on warm summer days. Since the historic comeback of Twinkies last summer, Hostess has baked Read More... {Read More...}

Grill for America – help me win a donation to my local food bank

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Who doesn't love to grill in the summer? It's great for family meals and entertaining. It gets you outside with the warm weather. For me, it also means I don't have a big messy kitchen to clean after cooking dinner. In Arizona, it's warm all day and into the evening during the summer. We've been enjoying late dinners from the grill and having some fun with new marinades and hot & spicy mustard. The global flavors of World Harbors Marinades and the bold El Diablo Read More... {Read More...}