July 21, 2017

Chicken Divan Casserole

This classic casserole is one of my favorites to make all year long on busy family nights. It couldn't be easier to throw together and it's a delicious hearty meal. I substituted a few of the traditional ingredients for low fat ones to cut some of the fat and calories. 
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July 17, 2017

Ava's Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

It has been a fun Disney Week here on the blog and as it's coming to an end I want to share this fun Minnie Mouse themed party I hosted for my daughter Ava. She loves Minnie Mouse and we went all out with fun themed food, decorations, crafts, and games! 
I had these invites custom made on Etsy by Jubilee Creations.
I like to send digital invites and print a few for family and framing.
How was this almost 3 years ago? I miss my little lady being so tiny but I am excited that she is growing up and learning so much too!
Flashback to my little Minnie Mouse turning 2!
It's a Birthday Bowtique Party! 

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July 12, 2017

Croque Monsieur Sandwich | Disney's Be Our Guest Copycat Recipe

It's Disney Week here on the blog and today I wanted to share one of my favorite sandwich recipes with y'all, that just so happens to be served at Disney World. Croque Monsieur 
is a decadent French style grilled or baked ham and cheese sandwich that is served at Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom.
You can make this sandwich open faced and baked or as a traditional grilled sandwich the way Disney does. It usually comes with a rich bechamel sauce on top but for an easy shortcut I made a spread with sour cream and Dijon mustard like the restaurant serves. I hope you enjoy this recipe and my pictures from the amazing Be Our Guest castle restaurant!
 It really is one of my favorite restaurants EVER.
Lots of menu choices for lunch. 
Tip- Use the Disney App to get a dining reservation. Dinner is hard to get but lunch you can usually score a reservations 20-30 days ahead. 

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July 10, 2017

Disney Foodie Gift Guide and Giveaway!

It's Disney Week here on the blog and I have so many fun things to share with y'all!
Last month, I was lucky enough to take a trip to Orlando for the BlogHer17 Conference and the amazing folks at Disney World gave me a media pass to tour the new Pandora land at Disney's Aniaml Kingdom along with the three other parks over two days. With a jam packed schedule I decided, heck this is probably the only time EVER I will be at Disney without kiddos so why not complete the 4 Park Disney Challenge?! That's right I went to all 4 Disney parks in 1 day and had a blast doing it! Check out my adventures on my Instagram page and throughout the week here. 

Today, to start of Disney Week with a bang, I am sharing my Disney Foodie Gift Guide featuring 20 of my favorite Disney Etsy stores and a you don't want to miss Disney Giveaway of gifts straight from my gift guide valued at over $300! Scroll down to check it out and be sure to click the links and give all the hardworking and talented small shops some love by liking and commenting on their social media and Etsy pages! 

Check back throughout the week for Disney copycat recipes, a Minnie Mouse party, and a recap of my 4 Park Disney Challenge!


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July 9, 2017

20 Fabulous Fudge Recipes for the Whole Family

It's summer party time here and that means I am always cooking and baking up treats to serve and take to parties and potlucks. One of my favorite easy treats is fudge! Everyone loves it, you can add just about anything to it, and it's easy to make! I've even made fudge in my Crock-Pot before! Check out this delicious collection of 20 Fabulous Fudge Recipes that the whole family will love.
I love fudge sampling, don't you? Here's a shot of my prize winning Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Fudge at a local fudge tasting and contest!
How pretty is this White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge ? 
Not only does this fudge make a great gift but I make it in my Crock-Pot!
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June 30, 2017

Easy & Healthy Minion Banana Ice Cream

 It's minion weekend again and we are so excited! The new Despicable Me 3 movie comes out and we have tickets to see it opening day! To celebrate my girls and I made Minion Banana Ice Cream to enjoy before the show! It only has 3 basic ingredients- frozen bananas, milk, and vanilla, and is low sugar and low fat! We added yellow color, candy eyeballs, and sprinkles to make it look like our favorite minions! 
This No Churn Healthy Minion Banana Ice Cream is the perfect healthy and cool summertime treat for Minion Lovers.

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June 29, 2017

Grilled Turkey Legs #CookoutWeek

Today I used a fantastic grilling product called Smokin-O's to add a delicious wood-fired flavor to my Grilled Turkey Legs. These turkey legs are easy to grill and fun to eat. They are one of my favorite festival and amusement park meals, so I knew I wanted to make them at home this summer for my whole family!
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Cookout Week is in full swing and I am loving all the delicious summertime recipes my fellow bloggers and I are sharing! Scroll down to see all the recipes shared today. 
 Get real wood-fired flavor from your gas grill with Smokin-O's
Their secret recipe of 100% real wood and spices contains no hidden chemicals or binders (unlike many charcoals).
 Smokin-O's are available in three flavors- Orignal, Mesquite, and Applewood. Best of all, grilling with Smokin-O's is super-easy and there's no soaking, no fuss, no mess and no wait.

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