Protein Packed Blueberry Yogurt Bites

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I used to laugh when moms of teen boys would offer helpful advice and try to prepare me for a time when our boys would attempt to eat us out of house and home. Never could I have imagined the reality of a growing boys escalating appetite until I was faced with it myself. We are here, we are that family with four boys proclaiming that they are hungry 20 minutes after their last meal. My new mission has been finding meals … [Read more...]

A Busy Day Go To – Hearty Hamburger Helper®

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With four growing boys in the house, I'm always on the hunt for a quick, easy and hearty meal option for our busy days. A meal that is well balanced yet filling. On Taekwondo days I prefer a meal that I know will sustain them and hold them over for the three to four hours that they are at the gym. Hamburger Helper® fills this need with the perfect one pot meal, it's the right amount of carbs and protein with ground meat, … [Read more...]

Avocado, Turkey, Brie & Fig Panini Recipe #ILoveAvocados

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Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Avocados from Mexico. The opinions and text are all mine. Growing up, the fruit of choice in our home was avocados. In fact my grandfather had the largest avocado tree I have ever encountered, right in his backyard. The tree was full of plump, green aguacates.  Avocados from Mexico gets it and understands our love for this … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things with Olivari Olive Oil

The older I get, the older my boys get, the more I realize how important it is to celebrate the little things in life. We can all use a reminder to celebrate the little things that bring us joy. The smart people at Olivari Olive Oil are using their social media channels to launch new positive content every day, Olivari Olive Oil is encouraging us all to seek out and celebrate "The Little Things In Life" in their “The Year … [Read more...]

Re-purpose, Reuse, Recycle with ID

With four growing boys in the house, we try to re-purpose, reuse and recycle as much as we can. We have become pretty creative with ways to reuse our everyday items before we throw them into the garbage.As homeschoolers, the majority of our crafts have come from re-purposed items, such as egg cartons, bottles, cans, boxes and Internation Delight coffee creamer bottles.As much as we love and enjoy our coffee, we love our … [Read more...]

Quiche Lorraine with Spinach

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You don't have to be a gourmet chef to judge how appetizing and flavorful this simple Quiche is. It is one dish which will never fail to impress your guests. I am so thankful to my sister for sharing this recipe with the family. My boys will devour two whole pies in minutes! I usually double or triple this recipe and make four Quiche at a time. Troy (hubby) loves this in the morning when he is rushing to get out the door … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Pho – Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup

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Phở Gà (pronounced "Fuh Gah") is a delicate, aromatic Vietnamese noodle soup. This Vietnamese favorite has been around for nearly 100 years and can be found at noodle bars and Asian restaurants in every city across America. Below is my quick and easy Pho recipe that does not skimp on taste.    Pho happens to be my families comfort food of choice. It's our go to soup in the winter but it's definitely a soup for … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Baking

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Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we homeschool through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here.Today’s topic in the 10 day series is Baking / Cooking with children!   With all of the baking and cooking happening in the kitchen during the holidays, we might as well put some little helpers to work and teach them a thing or two while we're at it! The … [Read more...]

Family Tailgating with KING’S HAWAIIAN® – Top 5 Gameday Sandwiches

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  Game Day! Nothing brings more excitement to our neighborhood than a Saturday game-day. Living just 15 minutes from LSU campus, we need not go far to join the sea of purple and gold. Baton Rouge offers a unique game-day atmosphere with it's strong traditions and community spirit. We are known at LSU for our elaborate tailgating parties and of course FOOD! Food is shared among family and friends throughout the … [Read more...]

Twenty Essential Kitchen Tools & A Rachael Ray Giveaway

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It's true what they say, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I feel the greatest sense of accomplishment when I can feed my family a healthy, wholesome, home cooked meal. I used to wonder why my grandmothers were always in the kitchen cooking and making it their mission to get food into our tummies. Now I get it! Unfortunately, I'm not much of a cook. I can bake like a pro but when it comes to the meat and … [Read more...]