Category: Odds & Ends

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies #HouseWithAClock

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies #HouseWithAClock

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Candied Pecan Cookies inspired by The House With A Clock In Its Walls

My family and I were invited to a pre-screening of “The House With A Clock In Its Walls” this past Saturday, the new movie directed by Eli Roth (Hostel/DeathWish)and starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. The House With A Clock In Its Walls is a magical kid-scary film. It reminds me of the movies that used to be made back in the 80’s that were just frightening enough to make you jump out of your seat, but nothing that would project your dreams into nightmares. (more…)

Kinder Joy Now Available Nationwide In USA!

Kinder Joy Now Available Nationwide In USA!

This post was sponsored by Kinder Joy™ and #WeAllGrow Latina Network but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Kinder Joy™ is a treat like no other with two separate sealed halves – a treat side made of two creamy layers and a second half containing an exciting mystery toy!

It seems like yesterday that I was introducing Max (my son) to Kinder Joy™ for the first time. We had just landed in Italy and were slightly tired from the long flight but running on an adrenaline high, excited to take in the Italian culture. We popped in to a little gelato shop and there on the counter sat a display of Kinder Joy™. His little eyes looked at the egg-shaped packaging in full wonderment, then he asked, “what are those things, Mom?” I said, “let’s buy some and you can find out.” (more…)

Easiest Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich With New Land O’ Lakes Soft Squeeze Spread

Easiest Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich With New Land O’ Lakes Soft Squeeze Spread

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasySqueezy #CollectiveBias
Easiest Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich With New Land O' Lakes Soft Squeeze Spread

A few days ago I was at Walmart looking for some summer water toys and wandered into the grocery section of the store in need of butter. Max (my 8 year old son, soon to be 9) has been asking to get more involved in the kitchen, I figured I may as well loosen my apron strings a little bit and teach him some basics. As a closeted helicopter mom, I thought a crispy  grilled cheese sandwich would be a good starting point. I stood in front of the wall of butter, my eyes narrowed in on the new Land O Lakes® Soft Squeeze™ Spread. I studied the new product and thought “Easy to squeeze bottle with less mess, made with real butter, will stay clean and crumb-free, will be perfect for his small hands!”

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Vanilla Vodka Infused Watermelon Sprinkled In Lime Sugar

Vanilla Vodka Infused Watermelon Sprinkled In Lime Sugar

Vanilla vodka infused watermelon sprinkled in lime sugar is the perfect deconstructed cocktail to serve at your next party.

Have you ever had vanilla vodka infused watermelon sprinkled in lime sugar? If your answer is yes, then you and I can be friends. If your answer is no, then you must give this recipe a try at your next gathering and we will quickly become friends. This is definitely the kind of deconstructed cocktail you want to serve when getting festive. As I like to call it the ‘party starter of all party starters.’ I say cocktail loosely because no cup needed and munching is part of the arrangement. (more…)

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

Crudités And Serrano Cilantro Pesto

crudités and serrano cilantro pesto make entertaining easy.

I enjoy hosting people over at my house, but as you know hosting requires serving, cleaning up, pouring drinks, changing the music selection and so forth. Sometimes you get so wound up in attending to people that you actually don’t have time to sit down and enjoy your company. (more…)

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

Mexican Candy Map: Fruta Cristalizada And Other Favorites!

This Mexican Candy Map is a guide to candied fruit. Mexican Candy 101

There are few things that make me giddy, Mexican Candy being one of them. I believe what sends me into the giggles is the sugar rush anticipation and the explosion of flavors I’m about to experience. (more…)

Mexi-S’mores

Mexi-S’mores

Mexi-S’mores

Mexi-S’mores : What do you get when your most favorite Mexican cookie meets your most favorite American chocolate under a broiler? Mexi-S’mores ? Or do you think we should call this little Chicana …. La Es’more? She’s so pretty under any name we give her, but more importantly, she tastes super fine. (more…)