He Is Risen Easter Treats


He Is Risen Easter Treats As most of you know I am the Primary President in my ward. I love being with these children and hearing their growing testimonies. I also love being able to spoil them once in a while with cute little treats that can go along with a lesson. This year I plan on making my Primary kids some adorable He Is Risen Easter Treats. These treats will not only help to get the kids excited for Easter...but will also help them to remember that Easter is not just about celebrating with cute little bunnies and brightly colored eggs. Easter is about the resurrection. Jesus not only atoned for our sins and died on the cross for us...but he showed us that life does not end at death. We can ALL live again!  Matthew 28:6 ~ He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.    Ingredients:   Graham Crackers 1 Container of Whipped Icing Food Coloring Chocolate Mini Donuts Mini Oreo Cookies Sticky Back … [Read more...]

Tulip Cookie Cups


Tulip Cookie Cups Spring is officially here! The flowers are blooming and the the garden is sprouting! I love this time of year! This week I decided to celebrate Spring with the kids. We decided to make these edible Tulip Cookie Cups in honor of Spring time flowers! These Tulip Cookie Cups are delicious and really easy to make. My favorite part is the hidden surprise of Caramel! Yum! Ingredients Needed: 1 Package of 18 oz., Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Dough 36 Caramels 1 Cup Crumbled Oreo Cookies 36 Lollipops Green Candy Fruit Slices Green Icing Mini Cupcake Baking Cups Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a mini muffin pan with baking cups. Shape Sugar Cookie Dough into about 1 inch balls. Press balls onto the bottoms and up the sides of the muffin cup forming a "Pot". Place a caramel into the center of each cookie dough pot. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. After cookies are removed from oven, sprinkle heaping teaspoons … [Read more...]

Pudding Planter Box Cookies – Perfect Spring Time Treat!


Pudding Planter Box Cookies - Perfect Spring Time Treat! I am so excited for spring. One of the first things I do each year as the weather warms up is plant a garden. This year I will be incorporating my gardening into my daughters homeschool curriculum. But, since sprouting seeds take a few days I decided that it would be really fun to make some special treats to eat after our garden is planted. These Pudding Planter Box Cookies are the perfect spring time treat. The possibilities of what you can plant in your Pudding Planter Box is endless! These pictures and directions will show you how to plant carrots.....but I would also love to read about your creative ideas! What will you "plant" into your pudding? Items Needed: Chocolate Pudding Chocolate cookies, crushed Graham Crackers Green gel frosting Orange Mike & Ike candy Chocolate Chips, Melted Directions: Take one sheet of graham crackers and break into 4 pieces. Using a sharp knife, cut one of the … [Read more...]

Watermelon Lemonade – Add A Twist To Your Country Time!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias Watermelon Lemonade - Add A Twist To Your Country Time!   Who want's to cook indoors when it is so beautiful outside? Why not step outside and enjoy the sunshine? Thanks to Kraft's Country Time Lemonade and Walmart's fresh market produce & Marketsides I was recently able to Fire Up My Grill and host a great BBQ for my friends and family. One thing I knew I had to make was my Watermelon Lemonade. I started craving this lemonade at the beginning of the summer. It seems like Watermelon is one of the only things I have been craving with my pregnancy so I found a way to turn it into a refreshing beverage! There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day then cold Lemonade. Plus adding some Watermelon to the already tasty Country Time is much easier then you might think!    [amd-yrecipe-recipe:2] I was able to pair the … [Read more...]

10 Minute Blueberry Syrup + Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps = Quick Breakfast!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias 10 Minute Blueberry Syrup + Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps = Quick Breakfast!  #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias Summer time is extra busy at my house. Summer sports, camping trips, more kids in my at home day care, summer reading programs, swimming lessons and more. It is crazy! That is why it is important for me to have a quick and easy breakfast plan to get the day started off right. Thanks to Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps I am able to do just that! The Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps can be quickly microwaved for a great meal. Plus with all this fresh fruit around I am able to make a quick 5-10 minute syrup each week so the kids can be ready for a great breakfast on the go. I came across the Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps on my Ibotta coupon app as I was shopping at Walmart. I had not tried these before but seeing how much easier they would make my life. I had … [Read more...]

DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! #PBandG #CollectiveBias #Yippee #ad


**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! I love the Holiday's! It is a time to spend with family and friends, share stories, make memories...oh and of course decorate and bake your favorite Holiday Recipes for loved ones! Recently my family and I decided to build  fun #PBandG Graham Cracker Houses and as dessert I made a Skippy Peanut Butter Cheesecake to go with it! Our family filled Holiday Night really got us in the mood for Christmas. I am so glad #CollectiveBias encouraged me to make one again this year. It was so much fun making our house and we enjoyed every last bite of the Peanut Butter Cheesecake! Yum! Every year my family and I spend family time together building a Holiday House. We loving coming up with new designs and decorations each and every year. Plus they are so fun to eat later! Last night my husband, daughter and I got out all … [Read more...]

Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! #TaiPeiGoodFortune #CollectiveBias #ad


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! As most of you know I love hosting dinner parties for my friends and family. I enjoy having guests over and making memories with my loved ones. The only down fall to some of the parties is the time and stress of the cooking. There is already a lot that goes into planning, decorating, inviting...etc.... That is why when I host a party my "go-to" appetizers are Restaurant-Inspired  Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls! Thanks to #CollectiveBias and #TaiPeiGoodFortune I was able to put together a little Asian inspired dinner party for a few of my friends.   Before the party I made my grocery list and headed to Walmart. The Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring rolls are located in the freezer section of your local Walmart. I knew exactly where to go because we purchase these every single week. They are … [Read more...]

Pretzel Turkeys – Perfect Thanksgiving Treat!


    Pretzel Turkeys - Perfect Thanksgiving Treat! As most of you know I have chosen to home school this year. One of the reasons that I have chosen to home school is so that I can have fun coming up with creative ways to learn. I love making fun treats with the kids. Especially when it comes to holiday treats. Recently we were able to make some fun Pretzel Turkeys! These were not only great tasting treats but they were also easy enough for the older and younger kids!   Pretzel Turkeys Ingredients Pretzels Candy Corn Rolos Reese’s Pieces Sugar Pearls   Instructions Preheat oven to 300˚. On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper lay your pretzels with the salted side down with the double rounded end pointed toward you. Place three candy corns on the single round end. I start with the middle one and just place the tip under the middle of pretzel and the top part resting on the top of the pretzel. Place the other … [Read more...]

Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! #DaisyCottageCheese #DaisyDifference


This article is sponsored by Daisy Brand Healthy Salad Dressing Replacement + Recipe with Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese! I purchase Cottage Cheese every time I go to the grocery store. Because of it's versatility Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese has become a staple in my home. My husband loves to put it in his lasagna, my daughter eats it plain or with fruit and I love it as a salad dressing replacement. I must admit that growing up I had never thought to put Cottage Cheese on my salads. But when I was attending my local Colorado high school we had an awesome salad bar in the lunch room. Every day my friend Kayla would put Cottage Cheese on her salad. I found this intriguing and one day she convinced me to give it a try. From that moment I was hooked! Instead of topping my daily salads with high calorie salad dressing I started using cottage cheese with a little salt and pepper! It was a quick and easy swap that allowed me to get more of the healthy protein that I needed! Now … [Read more...]

Edible Plant Cell – HomeSchooling Fun!

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Edible Plant Cell - HomeSchooling Fun! I love home schooling my daughter. We enjoy learning together and also coming up with fun crafts or recipes to make her learning experience more hands on and fun. Recently we were studying about plant cells. I thought it would be fun to actually make a plant cell that we could eat. My daughter loved that idea and immediately sat down with a pen and paper to come up with her ideas and a grocery list. This was fun and educational because my daughter had to look at each feature of a plant cell and pick and choose what items would work best and actually look like they do in real life. For example she decided that the Golgi Body looked more like string candy and the Nucleus looked more round like a hard cinnamon candy. Of course after making the list of candy and sweets my daughter could not wait to make this tasty plant cell model. So we rushed out to the store and purchased our extensive list of sweet goodies. When we got home … [Read more...]

Glitter Grapes! – Great Healthy Snack for School Lunches!


Glitter Grapes   With school back in session have have been racking my brain trying to come up with new ideas for my daughters school lunches. My goal is to pack healthy lunches for my daughter but also add a variety of great tasting foods that she will love to eat while she is away. One of the snacks I have been making here recently is Glitter Grapes. Well this is the name that my daughter has given to her new favorite snack 'Jello Grapes'. I had never heard of adding Jello to grapes before but one of my friends told me about it and so we decided to give it a try!   Glitter Grapes are very easy to make! Just take 1b of grapes, remove them from the stem and wash thoroughly.  Once grapes are washed place them on paper towel to help remove excess water. As grapes are slightly drying on paper towel you can empty a box of dry Jello mix into a bowl. The Jello can be an flavor you choose. My daughter wanted Peach Jello for this recipe.   Once the … [Read more...]

#ad Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin’ Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe #whatsgrillin #cbias


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin' Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe My favorite thing about summer is hosting dinner parties and grilling up great food. My husband and I love to grill burgers, steak, pork chops, fish, vegetables and most recently hot wings.  Thanks to #CollectiveBias I was able to visit my local Sams Club and check out their new Tyson Grillin' Wings. My husband and I host at least three dinner parties a month and we are constantly grilling and making hot wings. I had just never thought to do them both at the same time. I was very excited to try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings because I am always on the lookout for new grilling ideas and since these fit into the easy to make dinners category I knew they would be a hit. To try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings we decided to … [Read more...]

Turkey Taco Bites


Turkey Taco Bites   I have been focusing on eating healthy this year. Basically if it is not healthy then I don't want to put it into my body. This has actually been a lot easier then I anticipated. I cleaned out all the cupboards and freezers of all the junk and I make sure that I am not hungry when I go grocery shopping..that helps me stick to my list better. :) One of the ways I have been focusing on eating healthy is by cutting down on the amount of red meat that my family eats. We have been trying out new recipes that contain fish, chicken and turkey.   Ingredients for Turkey Taco Bites -   1 lb. ground turkey 1 packet of taco seasoning (any brand) ½ C. shredded cheese 3-4 romaine leaves, ripped to fit the tortilla chips ½ C. diced tomatoes Sour Cream (optional) Taco Sauce (optional) 1 bag of regular size tortilla chips   Directions -   #1. Cook the 1 lb. ground turkey and drain grease. Add the taco seasoning … [Read more...]

Easter Caramel Corn

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Easter Caramel Corn   The look of excitement on my daughters face is one of the greatest joys in my life.  I love to see her shining eyes and a smile on her face. That is why I have been building the anticipation for Easter with lots of Easter time crafts and snacks. Today I have another adorable Easter time snack to share with you. This idea is really easy and fun for the kids just like my Adorable Bunny Pretzels and my Pudding Box Planter Cookies that I posted recently. Ingredients: 4 cups plain air popped popcorn 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans 1 cup Almond Bark , melted and divided into 4 seperate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn Food Coloring   Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. 2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. … [Read more...]

Bunny Pretzels – Fun Snack For The Kids!


Bunny Pretzels - Fun Snack For The Kids! We are counting down to Easter and Spring Time here at my house. This past week I have watched the grass in my front yard begin to green, the flowers start to peek through the dirt and the snow clouds turn to rain clouds.  With all these beautiful changes comes the renewal of Spring! As we count down the days to Spring my family and I have had a blast doing "spring time" activities. We have recently got the bikes out of the garage, broke out our flip flops.....and started making ready for spring time snacks! Items Needed: Mini pretzels White chocolate chips, melted Red gel frosting Black gel frosting Directions: Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place melted chocolate in a piping bag or zip lock bag with a small corner cut off. Pipe melted chocolate into the holes of the pretzels first, then carefully outline the pretzel and fill in remaining empty space. Allow chocolate to harden for 10-15 … [Read more...]