DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Make DIY Microwave Popcorn with the kids! It’s delicious and far healthier than the store microwave popcorn bags! There have been reports on the harmful effects of microwave popcorn. The the most harmful effects come from the packaging and the chemicals in the “butter” and seasoning. We still LOVE popcorn in this house and love [...]

Spinach Salad with Homemade Peach Punch Dressing

Peach Punch Dressing

A nice big salad is a great option for lunch or even dinner! My standard green is spinach. I love its nutty tasty. Sometimes I toss in bacon. Sometimes I toss in fruit. Sometimes I toss in a crumbled egg. There are all sorts of great accompaniments for a spinach salad. I recently tossed in [...]

Norwegian’s #HiddenCruise Details

Norwegian #HiddenCruise

Any interest in winning a 7-day cruise on the Norwegian Getaway? Earlier this year I toured this beautiful ship and was thoroughly impressed. Catch a glimpse of my stateroom on the Norwegian Getaway in this video:   Now, let’s get ready to win a seven-day cruise!  Here are the details on the Norwegian Cruise Line #HiddenCruise: [...]

Establishing a Bedtime Routine


These last 5 weeks have been filled with wonderful opportunities to travel. While we’ve seen some beautiful lands, eaten scrumptious food and met incredible people, we have not maintained a “normal” bedtime routine. That’s ok, because we were on vacation. Actually, kids need the sleep and routine no matter where they are! Lesson learned! Now [...]

Red Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado

Quinoa Salad

Need a quinoa salad that’s easy to put together and is so hearty in nutrients that it makes a great filling meal, too?  This quinoa salad is a great side or main dish salad. It is served cold. Print Red Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn & Avocado Salad Ingredients1 cup of cooked red quinoa (cooked in [...]

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores


No need for a campfire or even a fire for that matter. These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave some sticky marshmallow fingers! This is an easy cooking with children recipe! Print Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip S’Mores Yield: 1Serving Size: 1 Ingredients2 chocolate chip cookies (I used [...]

4 Sunscreen Facts and More

Sunscreen Facts

Family travel during the summer is a must. The trips may be a local, at the beach, at an amusement park, or a cool and interesting locale. Wherever you may travel with your family this summer there are many essential items you must bring. Previously I’ve shared the 5 medical items families should travel with, [...]

Hilton Bonnet Creek Video Review

Hilton Bonnet Creek

Throughout our 2-night weekend at the Hilton Bonnet Creek I snapped loads of photos and video. It was a trip I surely wanted to always remember and it was a perfect summer weekend getaway! I compiled many of the images into a video showcasing some of very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek, especially [...]

Chef Marcus Samuelsson of the Macys Culinary Council

Marcus Samuelsson

The Macy’s Culinary Council held an event at Dadeland Mall in Miami where well-known Chef Marcus Samuelsson showcased his skills and taught us each a whole lot. Chef Marcus Samuelsson has been seen by many of us on shows like The Taste, Chopped, Top Chef Masters and more. He is very well respected by his peers [...]

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

caprese pasta salad

A bowl of fresh tomatoes, basil from the garden and a box of pasta and you have most of the ingredients for a perfect pasta salad. Make a Caprese pasta salad, a salad served cold, for backyard barbecues or other get togethers. Big Fat Juice Tomatoes at Winn-Dixie Tis the season to toss in the [...]