Free Summer Activities for the Family

I appreciate the opportunity to spend time with my family and with my children but there’s only but so many times you can go to the pool, make toilet paper crafts or blow bubbles in the backyard. Sometimes you just need to get out of the house. With our budget in mind, every summer I put together a list of Free Summer Activities for the Family. Continue reading “Free Summer Activities for the Family”

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites

We recently took the babies to their 1 year check up. Among other things, the doctor told us to give them peanut butter 3 times a week. I needed a way to do this without all of the mess. So I used the idea behind the carrot coconut bites to make a chocolate chip peanut butter bites recipe. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites”

Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden

My friends have asked how I maintain a garden and the kids. My answer is typically, I have no choice. It became important when I decided to make my own baby food and a necessity due to expensive fruits and veggies. After over 10 years I have a couple of simple tips on how to start a garden. Continue reading “Simple Tips on How to Start a Garden”

International Hot Dogs

With Memorial Day right around the corner we thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Typically we serve hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill with accouterments on the side, so people can add whatever they want. But in the spirit of trying new things we decided to do a hot dog remix and made some international hot dogs. Continue reading “International Hot Dogs”

5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”

5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes

I’m excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love the parades, the music and of course, the food. Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to do all of the above. Of course, the teacher in me needs to put this out there, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are my 5 Fav Cinco de Mayo dishes. Continue reading “5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes”

Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)

Our latest Family Dinner was inspired by Ethiopian cuisine. We all love it but don’t get to have it as often as we’d like. So, I decided to tackle a whole meal centering around Doro Wat. This national dish of Ethiopia, Doro Wat is a spicy chicken stew made with berbere spice. This Doro Wat recipe was perfect for our family. It had just enough kick. Continue reading “Doro Wat (Ethiopian Chicken Stew)”