Tales From the Nursery

Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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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


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


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


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


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,


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


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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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Party Snacks | Black Bean Corn Salsa Queso Dip Recipe

Here’s another dip that I make and is tasty for parties, football games, and just good ol’ fashion