My Fresh Take on Meals {Meatless Recipes}


Check out My Fresh Take on Meals {Meatless Recipes} by Brie Brie Blooms at Our family eats meat regularly and while I'm the first to say I love a good steak, I also love the idea of my daughter eating well balanced meals. As a toddler her favorite snacks included edamame, carrots, and celery. But as she's grown getting her to try new foods has been challenging. I've recently started seeking out meatless recipes to include more veggies in our weekly meal plans.  I created a Read More... {Read More...}

Brown rice and grape chicken salad recipe, shop Sam’s Club for savings


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I recently brought my sister-in-law along on a shopping visit to Sam's Club and surprised her with a membership. My brother is in the ARMY and was deployed to Afghanistan last summer. His wife is pregnant and taking care of their almost three year old son hoping my brother comes home soon. Shopping in bulk and saving with the Sam's Club Instant Savings will surely help Read More... {Read More...}

Shark Snack Mix recipe with chocolate dorsal fins and shark teeth


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


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


Check out Kid Friendly Seafood Meals by Brie Brie Blooms at 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


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...}