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Caipirinha (pronounced kai-purr-REEN-yah) is about to become a new favorite cocktail once you try it! The national drink in Brazil, this refreshing cocktail is incredibly simple to make, delicious and unlike any other drink you have had! An authentic Caipirinha recipe from a native Brazilian, this cocktail recipe is as close as you can get to the real deal! Cachaça Commonly found in Brazil whether in the bars or served on the beaches alone or with pao de queijo- Brazilian cheese bread balls; there is a reason this drink is so famous in Brazil! The magic ingredient; cachaça  (kah-SHAH-sa). Cachaça is a white rum made from sugar cane. It is what makes this drink so good! Depending on where you live, you may be able to get it at your local liquor store. Otherwise, look online! I’ve always brought it back from Brazil with me when I travel there. However,…

This is likely to become your new go-to chicken noodle soup! Forget chicken noodle soup from a can! This Instant Pot version of a classic soup recipe, is so easy and quick to make, yet the end result tastes amazing! It is a traditional chicken noodle soup recipe packed full of comfort and flavor that everyone will love! Chicken noodle soup is one of those foods, specifically soups, that is the definition of comfort food. It is the food we reach for on cold winter days (like here today), when we are missing home, or especially when we are sick. Seeing as how we are in the midst of the flu season, I figured this was the perfect time to share this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe! It is so simple and easy to make, yet chock-full of flavors, that once you try it, you won’t be able to go…

These 7 Amazingly Delicious Grilled Cheese Sandwiches take this traditional sandwich to the next level with unique flavors sure to become your new favorites!   There is something so comforting about biting down into the crusty outer layer and gooey, cheesy goodness on the inside of a grilled cheese sandwich. For this reason, I am here to take that goodness factor one step further. I am going to introduce you and your taste buds to flavors you have probably never experienced in a grilled cheese. And let me tell you, you are in for a treat! In fact, regardless if you like grilled cheese, I promise, you will fall in love with at least one sandwich from this list! Get ready to taste the yumminess and do a happy dance from the cheesy goodness of the best 7 grownup grilled cheese sandwiches! Apple + Gouda- tart plus savory flavor. Granny smith…

Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini, Spinach, and Chicken Soup is a creamy tomato-based soup with bites of tender chicken, cheesy tortellini and fresh, bright green spinach. This one-pot recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser; including with your little ones! Enjoy! We grew up eating tortellini soup, and I remember always loving it. The warm, flavorful broth, bites of cheesy tortellini, and bits of spinach made this a favorite! Now years later I am making this for my own family 🙂 I love the memories it brings back when we eat it along with getting to see my own kids actually enjoy eating this Chicken Tortellini Soup and even ask for more makes this a mama win! But now years later, I have a secret appliance that makes this and many other recipes SO SO SO quick and easy! The Instant Pot has completely changed cooking in our household! If you…

Instant Pot Chili is an easy and delicious dinner your whole family will love. Takes minimal time to prep and you end up with a hearty soup perfect for those cooler days! We all need a list of great Instant Pot soup recipes that are both simple but also delicious! I’ve been compiling my favorites so that when Soup Sunday rolls around, I have some great options to choose from! I don’t know about you, but I need recipes that are consistently good and kiddo approved! Get organized for the upcoming week I love to use Sundays to get myself and my family organized for the upcoming week. A majority of the day Sunday for us involves some aspect of fun or finishing up a project. However, in order to have a more relaxing and productive week, I take some time for planning ahead. Thirty minutes of meal planning on…

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup is an easy and delicious dinner your whole family will love. Takes just minutes to prep and you end up with a hearty soup perfect for those cooler days! I’ll be completely honest; until recently I wasn’t that excited about cooking. With the consistent mama struggle of trying to find a balance between work, health, kids, animals, home duties and my marriage; I couldn’t find the energy or the desire to cook. Especially the thought of taking time to try new recipes just to hear my kids whining about not wanting “eat that”. As a result, I ended up in a cooking rut for a long time. I found myself constantly making the same meals that no one wanted. Online grocery delivery Then, I stumbled across grocery delivery. It has been a game-changer for our family. Sunday mornings we decide on what meals we want…

I found myself in a rut awhile back, handing my kids a plate with the same boring breakfast every day. Why? Probably because like most parents, I’m trying to juggle it all, and I got in the habit of making the same quick food daily because, in all honesty, I didn’t have the time to look for other quick options. Well, I started to notice my kids complaining and eye-rolling every morning as breakfast rolled around and getting slower and slower with their morning routine. Realizing I didn’t want to start my mornings with little eyes rolling at me before I had my coffee….I decided I needed to make a change. I spent a lot of time looking and taste testing with these little eye-rollers to find easy, quick and healthy breakfast options that were kid-approved. These were our favorites and so we wanted to share them with you! Ever…

I am always on the lookout for new recipe ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this bread recipe from allrecipes! With all the yummy fresh zucchini I’ve been getting from my neighbors garden this fall, I’ve been on the hunt for great recipes to use up all those zucchinis! I’m a huge fan of easy breakfasts that are both healthy and tasty as well as kid-approved! So if you need a tried and true recipe for zucchini bread or muffins, then you need to try this recipe because it makes the perfect breakfast or snack and is a great way to sneak in that extra serving of vegetables! Muffins and bread make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our…

I am always on the lookout for new breakfast and snack ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this recipe from My Baking Addiction! With all the yummy fresh zucchini I’ve been getting from my neighbors garden this fall, I’ve been on the hunt for great recipes to make sure I use up those zucchinis! I’m a huge fan of easy breakfasts that are both healthy and tasty as well as kid-approved! So if you need a delicious recipe for zucchini muffins, then you need to try the chocolate version of this muffin recipe because they make the perfect breakfast or snack! Muffins make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our house! However, in full disclosure I definitely do not…

I am always on the lookout for new breakfast and snack ideas to add to my go-to list that are kid and family approved! I was so excited when I came across this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction! I’ve been searching for a morning glory muffin recipe because these muffins are yummy but chock-full of healthier ingredients like applesauce and carrots! So if you need a tried and true recipe for morning glory muffins that are healthy and kid and family approved, then you need to try this recipe because it makes the perfect breakfast or snack! Muffins make mornings easy! Muffins are one of my go-to’s for a quick and easy breakfast item. In fact, we have Muffin Monday’s in our house! However, in full disclosure I definitely do not have time to whip out a batch of muffins in the mornings in time to get my family fed…

Each year I love throwing a festive birthday party for my kids full of fun decorations, yummy food and of course a good time! This years theme of a mermaid under the sea birthday was no different! These are my top 8 favorite mermaid under the sea birthday party treat ideas for a fun-filled party! I’ve worked on perfecting the process on how to achieve and throw a fun kids birthday without all the stress. You can read more about my tips and tricks here! So I followed all of those, and once again ended up with a party full of fun! Plus…..the party ended and I was left with only a dirty kitchen 🙂 No other part of my house was touched 😉 Curious yet?!? 🙂 The perfect snacks But, back to the yummy part! These are the best easy and cute snacks that are perfect for your mermaid…

If you are looking for the perfect birthday party snack for your next party, then you have found it! This easy birthday treat is the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Mix in your favorite toppings that coordinate with your party colors, and you are ready to go! So if you need a birthday party snack that can be made ahead of time, doesn’t make a huge mess with kiddos eating it, looks amazing and will be the hit amongst all the kids; then keep reading to see how easy it is to make this birthday party popcorn! Easy birthday party popcorn I found this yummy popcorn recipe from Two Sisters blog that I used when I threw this fun unicorn birthday party for my girls! I didn’t have all of her suggested ingredients for the toppings, but I was able to switch up the sweet toppings using what I…

Caipirinha (pronounced kai-purr-REEN-yah) is about to become a new favorite cocktail once you try it! The national drink in Brazil, this refreshing cocktail is incredibly simple to make, delicious and unlike any other drink you have had! An authentic Caipirinha recipe from a native Brazilian, this cocktail recipe is as close as you can get to the real deal! Cachaça Commonly found in Brazil whether in the bars or served on the beaches alone or with pao de queijo- Brazilian cheese bread balls; there is a reason this drink is so famous in Brazil! The magic ingredient; cachaça (kah-SHAH-sa). Cachaça is a white rum made from sugar cane. It is what makes this drink so good! Depending on where you live, you may be able to get it at your local liquor store. Otherwise, look online! I’ve always brought it back from Brazil with me when I travel there. However,…

If you are ready to eliminate the stress and chaos that seems to surround dinner time with a family, or are simply looking for an easy way to make delicious food; then there are two things you need. One is the Instant Pot. If you haven’t heard of that, then holy cow mama! Get on over to this post on the Instant Pot and why you need this in your kitchen! The second is less common, but is the perfect match to the Instant Pot: it’s the Souis Vide! If you’ve heard of it, then you know how amazing it is! Keep reading to find out my favorite one! If you haven’t, then get ready to hop on over to Amazon when you are done reading this because you are going to fall in love! This single product will help you transform your cooking into some of the most delicious…

These chocolate coated and sprinkle dipped cookies are the perfect sweet treat! Whether you are looking for a quick and easy school snack idea, pretty treats to give as gifts, or the perfect treat for a birthday party that is pretty and yummy, then you need to try these! I’ve tried it all when it comes to needing some sort of treat. Every time I run into the same problem; most recipes require making the morning of, or at most the night before in order to be fresh. I’m not sure about you, but for me, that means late nights or rushed mornings in order to get something made in time. That’s not even counting the disaster of a kitchen waiting for you when you come back after rushing to finish in time 🙂 So these cookies are the perfect solution! They are an easy, quick, pretty treat! Plus they…

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