snacks Archive


Creating 4th of July Traditions and Frozen Graham Cracker Sandwich Recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Honey Maid. All thoughts and experiences shared are our own. Sparklers, sprinklers, and cool treats were the highlights of my childhood 4th of July gatherings. When I close my eyes I can hear the murmur of family members chatting and laughing at my aunt’s farm. There


A Lighter Taco Dip Recipe

I love taco dip. Every party needs taco dip. Not all dips are created equal, but most are quite delicious. I’ve even eaten it for lunch before. Nothing else, just taco dip bliss. Most of the time I’ll buy a premade one at the store, or indulge in someone else’s dish. For


Sponsored: Toddler Approved Veggie Snack Chips #GiantFlavor

Like many toddlers, my daughter likes to snack.  Grazing on small amounts of food throughout the day suits her busy style even if it sometimes drives me nuts.  One of her favorite snacks or sides to request are chips. I’m a fan of chips myself.  I love that salty crunch.  Something about


Super Easy Taco Dip Recipe

When we have parties we like snacky food we can graze on throughout the night. I’m a big fan of dips when it comes to grazing, especially easy to make ones. Ones I can pretty much make on the fly like this taco dip recipe I found on Pinterest. It was so


Holiday Entertaining Savings and Tips

Holiday parties, while fun, can get expensive.  We don’t host Thanksgiving or Christmas (yet) but I see the amount of food and drink required and know it’s costly.  Goodness, I think shopping for my daughter’s birthday party gets expensive!  We usually take or make something when another family member is hosting which


Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks Recipe

Fruit snacks are a food that disappears fast at our house. Since my toddler loves them so much, I like to make mine at home so that we can have fun flavors and shapes, and so that I can have a little bit better control of the sugar content. These fruit snacks


We Had a Stellar Time Watching Men In Black 3 on Vudu! #SeeMIB3 #CBias

Remember how I told you we pre-purchased Men In Black 3 at Walmart?  Because we did that, we were able to register our copy on Vudu to have digital access starting on November 16, 2012 even though the Blu-ray/DVD doesn’t release until November 30th.  As we got closer to our viewing party last


5 Quick Party Snacks for Unexpected Guests

Before becoming a mom, I didn’t worry so much about uninvited guests or last minute get togethers at my house. I’ve never been accused of being a neat freak, but it was easy to tidy up in 5-10 minutes before having a toddler. Now, trying to keep my living room presentable is


Tasty Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites Recipe

The holidays are full of tasty snacks. Some are easier to make than others. As delicious as complex desserts may be, I prefer to make easier ones. You may be familiar with pretzel bites made with slightly melted chocolate and M&Ms, but I wanted to share this super yummy flavor combo that’s


Reasons Why I Love Del Monte Fruit Cups

I suck at eating veggies, but I love fruit! Thankfully so does my daughter. While I prefer fresh fruit whenever possible, there are times prepackaged fruit comes in handy… You know, for those days I’m really busy or just lazy. Nothing wrong with indulging in a little convenience now and again, am


Cool Treats for Summer: Fun With Snow Cones!

I really try to limit sugary snacks for my toddler, but she does get them now and again.  One of her favorite treats this summer is freeze pops.  She loves picking out a color.  Unfortunately, she has a hard time picking out just one… “What color do you want?” Rissa: “Green.” “You


Save Money and Space Packing Lunches With Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kits

When I was pregnant with Rissa, I was working full-time.  I was the type of person to work through lunch (thus not eating) or I’d go buy food.  Not the healthiest or most budget-friendly way to go and it had to change with a baby on the way!  Both Brian and I


Yoplait Trix Yogurt Adds Healthy Color to Snack Time

I’ve mentioned before how I’ve struggled with my weight and self-image throughout my life.  It’s a shame, but the two really do tie together for me; however, I’m trying to turn that into a positive now.  It’s important to me to help my children establish healthy eating habits.  Doing this requires me


5 Quick & Easy Healthy Snacks for Busy Moms & Toddlers

I don’t know how or why, but time slips away from me easily these days.  This often leaves me wondering how it’s lunch or snack time already and what can I serve my toddler fast to avoid a meltdown.  I also need to snack between meals to keep my own energy and blood sugar


Satisfying My Pregnancy Cravings With Old London Bagel Chips

This pregnancy I’m able to indulge in some of my cravings and it is great! Of course I daydream about chocolate and sweets from time to time, but a lot of my cravings have been for more healthy snacks like fruit or hummus. Yes, I’ve been wanting salty, crunchy, and garlicky snacks


Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

I got the idea of making granola bars from my hubby last night. He asked me to buy some to take in his lunches. If you have read my blog, you`ll know that I don`t like buying what I can make. So I looked up some recipes online, didn’t fine one I


Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Cookie Recipe

The element in our oven went a week ago, and until then I didn’t realize much we used it for meals and sweets. I wanted  something sweet the other day, cookies in particular, they’re easy snacks when busy, grab and go. Remember, an easy snack, not particularly healthy, and boy were these


Super Bowl Party Food!

This weekend is coming up fast! Are you having a Super Bowl party? Need some quick and easy snack ideas? Well here are a few of ours we’ve shared recently: Black Bean Corn Salsa Queso Dip


Party Snacks | Bacon Cheese Ball Recipe

I’ve seen cheese balls, I’ve heard of them… but I’d never made one nor eaten one until recently.  I suddenly decided I wanted to make one!  (Bizarre, I know.)  But, after browsing a few Tastefully Simple recipes and thinking about what I was hungry for, I went for it.  It looked easy enough


Party Snacks | Cocktail Wienies Recipe

It’s just not a party without cocktail wienies!  This is a pretty basic recipe but since it is very easy, I thought I’d share it with you.  I think it’s the base sauce most people use – I know my mother-in-law makes it similar to this.