These brownies are a killer! The richness with these chocolate fudge brownies go above and beyond chocolate brownies. Of course I wanted to add a whole lot more to these babies by adding chocolate chips and crushed up Reese’s Pieces. The best part of making these brownies is that it took no time at all to make them.
Let’s just say these were so delicious and a perfect ending to any day! Just make sure you have a tall glass of milk when you enjoy them!
So tell me, will you be making brownies this weekend?
Last week I had the honor of participating in a National campaign that invites each and every parent of all kids in my children’s elementary school to come to lunch. I joined this campaign because I am a part of a great team, Moms Meet and I saw that Kiwi Magazine had partnered up with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, School Lunch What’s Cooking, Whole Kids Foundation, and My Healthy School.
This National event was hosted by all of these businesses but are happening Nationwide in all schools. I was so excited when I proposed this week to my PTA board and our amazing principal. When they got on board and were as excited as me to get our parents into the school to be a part of their children’s lunches RSVP’s came flying in. I think we definitely have one of the best elementary schools in Orange County… TIMBER LAKES ELEMENTARY!!!!!!
The goal for this event was to not only to learn more about what goes into putting together a healthy lunch, and for parents and school officials to open the lines of communication so we can all work together on providing kids with the healthiest lunches possible. This was also a great way to showcase how our school is meeting the government’s new nutrition standards for school meals.
Popcorn is a snack staple in our house. It is so easy to make and take on the road and place in lunch boxes. I wanted to make this popcorn special especially since Halloween is in just a week and half away… already!
When I was at my local grocery store KK and I saw a bag of White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s. I knew I needed to buy a pack and knew exactly what I was going to make with them.
This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and is so great to cuddle on the couch watching a late night movie with the family.
You can even wrap them up in cellophane bags and give to your teachers and fellow students!
S’mores… S’mores…. these ooeey gooeey marshmallowy treats are such a fun way to celebrate Halloween. I know you have all seen the Jumbo Pumpkin Marshmallows in the store lately. I was suckered into buying them the other day by KK and she gave me the fabulous idea of making Halloween s’mores. These treats are so easy and fun to make with the kiddies, they will love them. You can also wrap them up in cellophane bags and give out as treats as well.
Whatever you decide I know they will be cute!
Have you heard of Biscoff before?
If you answered No, let me fill you in…. Biscoff is a delicious creamy cookie butter spread that just melts in your mouth. YES… It is made out of real buttery cookies. Now yes Biscoff has the consistency of peanut butter, but can be used in replace of peanut butter or nutella… I don’t know about you but I have a couple of each of those bottles in my cupboard.
I gave each of kids a taster of Biscoff before I added it into my pancake batter, just to see how they liked it… Let’s just say they LOVED it! I think they would of just eaten it right off the spoon if I hadn’t stopped them.
So tell me, have you ever tried Biscoff before? If you have what sweet things have you made with it….
Lasagna bolognese is one of the many ultimate comfort foods I know of. I think it has to do with the fact that when you decide to make this ultimate bolognese sauce you know that time is definitely needed to make it, but it also gives you so much time to finish doing your housework as well, or if your like me you’ll put that off and curl up on the couch with a good book.
Do you ever get a feeling when you make dishes that require time needed to prepare its a labor of love? I feel that way sometimes… When making this dish I like to just make it a weekend event. As you saw in last week’s post I made the bolognese sauce the day before which helped so much, and made so much as well. This allowed me to multitask, which if you know me that is something I do on a regular basis. The second day I was able to prepare my lasagna noodles and my béchamel sauce.
With layers of paper thin noodles, meaty bolognese sauce, and creamy béchamel sauce this dish comes together and sings a beautiful harmony.
Take some time out to try this dish, it not only makes your house smell incredible it also makes your belly so full also!
Have you ever had Bolognese sauce before?
Are you looking at the screen scrunching up your face and asking yourself “What is Bolognese?” Well… Bolognese is a delicious chunky meaty full of flavor tomato sauce that is simmered on the stove for hours at a time. This bolognese is made with a mix of chopped veggies, lots of garlic,m herbs, wine, tomato sauce and a mixture of beef, pork, and Italian sausage. Even though this sauce takes a while and is a long process, it is so worth it in the end!
This sauce makes so much that you can use what you need a freeze a portion of it for the next time you want bolognese.
So when your feeling lazy and just in the mood to have something simmering in your pot for hours in the day and completely making your house smell AMAZING, try this recipe out…. Yum!
Is there anything better than gooey cinnamon sugary dough?
I think not… I found this recipe the other day browsing, like usual…. and I saw how easy and simple it was to make and I wanted to try. Now lately I have been loving the ease of baking, now of course I also made my homemade Lasagna Bolognese this past weekend, recipe to come Friday, but wanted to start the weekend off with something sweet and let me tell you these babies were gone in 5 minutes FLAT!
The entire time I was making them, with my little chef of course, I kept being asked by my oh so NOT patient husband and son, “Are they ready yet… Are they ready yet?” Now let me remind you again this recipe takes about 45 minutes to make from start, baking, and drizzling of the icing. And yes, these hungry belly ravenous men in my life couldn’t wait even that long…
Well of course after they were done baking and glazing I had to get my shots… hehehe.
But you would think that they were used to that by now… its only been three years of having to wait before your able to dig in!
These were such a hit they will be made again… Promise
Wings, Wings, oh how I love me some chicken wings….
How did you like my singing so early in the morning, tell me was I a little pitchy? hehehe
For real though, I love chicken wings. There are times when I crave a pate full of juicy spicy chicken wigs especially for game nights, movie nights, or family nights. They are just so easy to eat and hang out with. I first seasoned up my wings with fresh black pepper, minced garlic, and Chinese five spice powder. Baked them until they were nice and crispy. Now for the sauce or should I say the saaauuuuucccceeeeee, which was a mix of hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Simmer it all in a small pot and then poured it on the chicken wings after baking.
Give it a try next time you have a hankering for some chicken wings
School is beggining and I am always looking for fast, easy and nutritious snacks I can make at home, and if I don’t have the time I can buy. Our schedules become so hectic with work, school, after-school activities (soccer and dance) and then getting home doing homework, cooking dinner and then bedtime… and then you turn around to do it all again four more days straight. I know I’m getting tired just thinking about it… WHEW!
I was lucky enough to receive a package of Kashi’s Chocolate Soft-Baked Squares. Now I have an intese sweet tooth and sometimes I like to try and fool myself in eating something that is good for me but still has the ability to satisfy my sweet craving.
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