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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 πŸ™‚ No other part of my house was touched πŸ˜‰ Curious yet?!? πŸ™‚ 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! CachaΓ§a 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; cachaΓ§a (kah-SHAH-sa). CachaΓ§a 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 πŸ™‚ So these cookies are the perfect solution! They are an easy, quick, pretty treat! Plus they…

My mama shared this recipe with me years ago. Although, it sat in my cookbook for quite some time. She would often make it for family get-togethers or weekend breakfasts. Every time I would remember how good it was and make a mental note to make it at home πŸ˜‰ Then life would happen and I’d fall back into my go-to routines. That was until a few weekends ago. This all changed when my kids informed me that their daddy was a better cook than me haha! They went on to list all the amazing things he made; such as this incredible sous vide steak recipe that they say is the “best thing ever. ” To handy-hubby’s defense, he tried to remind them of the yummy things mommy makes. But he could only list a few such as my Brazilian beans, Brazilian cheese bread or my homemade granola recipe ;)…

Life is non-stop, weeknights are busy, and let’s face it, dinner time is crazy! So let’s keep this simple, shall we? If you haven’t jumped on the Sous vide wagon, then read here why you need this in your life to help simplify bewitching hour and dinner time. Or to simply help you to cook an amazing meal without the hours of prep and work! I love how quick, simple and quite honestly, how this recipe allows for an amazing steak, with just 4 simple ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard right now! I don’t know about you, but when that dinner time is approaching and I’m trying to pull dinner together, it is so frustrating to find a recipe that looks great but takes 15+ ingredients. Then to read the ingredient list, make it part way down, and realize this recipe would require a trip to the…

These chocolate-dipped pretzels are as yummy as they look! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet! So, whether you are looking for a quick and easy birthday treat to bring to school for a snack, a fun little holiday gift or party snacks for a themed birthday party; these chocolate-dipped pretzels are perfect for so many occasions! Using just three ingredients, these are simple to customize for whatever you need them for! The chocolate layer of Wilton candy melts come in every color of the rainbow and then some if you get creative and mix them! Either use different colors as I did for a rainbow drizzle like this that I used for my girl’s unicorn birthday party treats, or pick your favorite style and color/s of sprinkles to add a fun pop πŸ™‚ So keep reading for the simple instructions on how to whip out your own…

As I write this, it is still May, and so not quite “soup season”. However, here in Montana, it feels like winter is back. We have had two weeks now of snow and rain πŸ™ So I guess what I’m saying is in my book there is no such thing as “soup season!” You always need a good hearty soup recipe for those cold days or when you are feeling under the weather no matter the time of year! This is a household favorite of ours! Use what you have Like this amazing homemade Italian sauce recipe, this Minestrone soup recipe is the perfect way to use up vegetables in your fridge! Especially the few leftovers that may be just about to go past their prime :)The easy ability to customize this recipe to your family (aka kids) liking as well as the fact that it utilizes my favorite kitchen…

If you are late to the game and haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, then listen up! This single kitchen item is about to change your life. Busy mamas, this is for you! It’s about to save you time, energy and your sanity; helping you to breeze through bewitching hour every night πŸ™‚ I’ve always loved the idea of pressure cookers. It is a method of cooking that allows you to cook healthy food fast! Who doesn’t love that combo?!?! Coming with varying features, different sizes, and price points; this single pot literally does it all. From creating the perfect caramel, eggs, to getting a delicious dinner on the table quickly! This is the model that I have in the 6 qt. option. For a family of six, it is a great size. However, they do have this newer model that includes a sous vide option. Depending on your budget,…

If you are late to the game and haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, then listen up! This single kitchen item is about to change your life. Busy mamas, this is for you! It’s about to save you time, energy and your sanity helping you to breeze through bewitching hour every night πŸ™‚ I’ve always loved the idea of pressure cookers. It is a method of cooking that allows you to cook healthy food fast! Who doesn’t love that combo?!? Not sure about you, but one of the hardest parts for me about getting a new gadget is finding the time to learn how to use it properly or in this case finding the good recipes! So here is one of our absolute favorites to make! It is easy and works every time πŸ™‚ Make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com if you want more Instant Pot recipes sent straight to…

This is the best homemade strawberry lemonade that you will ever taste. Sophia Araujo- Age 6 Get ready for delicious lemonade on hot days!Mariana Araujo- Age 5 Kid and hubby tested and approved, this strawberry version is a fun twist on this delicious classic homemade lemonade recipe. Simple and easy, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser whether you pair it with these yummy Brazilian cheese bread for an after-school snack, or are looking for a delicious drink full of flavor to enjoy during the various activities that summer brings! Make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com to get more yummy recipes delivered straight to your inbox! What you need: Drink pitcher- These pitchers are amazing because not only are they big, but they are perfect for storing your drinks in the fridge and keeping it tasting/smelling fresh :)Mini-prep food processorLarge SaucepanLarge spoonMetal re-usable straws- these are my favorite! Not…

I don’t know about you, but with summer fast approaching I’m on the search for delicious, easy and refreshing drink recipes. I’ve had Pinterest boards for years now with the most amazing looking drinks, and yet each year, summer passes by all too quickly and I haven’t tried a single one! This year I’m going to switch it up and start actually trying all those yummy looking drink recipes I’ve pinned. So fortunately for you, I’ll be playing guinea pig and doing the testing for you πŸ™‚ Well, in all honesty, handy hubby will be helping me out on that end πŸ˜‰ I will be posting both the successes that you want to add to your “go-to” list for summer drinks and also the major flops that our testing will save you the time and money from making πŸ™‚ So make sure to subscribe to tidymo.com so you are the…

If you live anywhere that compares to home for me, Montana….then our weather is just finally starting to look up! It’s May, which hopefully means the snow is gone and we can start to dream of sunshine and summer weather πŸ™‚ With that comes the need to find some new and refreshing summer drinks! Brazilian Ice tea This is the best ice tea recipe I’ve tried. It’s a Brazilian ice tea, and they know food and drinks πŸ˜‰ Just take a look at this Brazilian cheesy bread recipe, or this amazing superfruit, acai smoothie bowl recipe and you will see what I mean! Matte, as it is called in Brazil, can be found everywhere. In a country where winter temperatures feel like our summer ;), this is often found at little food kiosks on the street, in the subway, restaurants, or my favorite, on the beach! Simple and easy, this…

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