It’s all the craze in our house…. Avengers: Infinity Wars arrives digitally July 31st and on Blu-Ray August 14th! My son is already scheming up a way to be able to invite all his little friends over for a movie night viewing gathering (more…)
A while ago a friend of mine had posted a picture of avocado tacos and one of the persons in the comment section asked “how do you keep the crust from going soggy?” The person who posted never responded, because they probably didn’t have an answer. I thought that to be a legitimate question and have never forgot about it. (more…)
As a little girl seeing JAWS for the first time I was scared out of my mind. I remember wondering for a long time afterward if he (Jaws) would make an appearance in my toilet bowl or through the drain pipe in my tub. I was little, I didn’t know that those were impossible ways for a shark to attack. I just related water with JAWS. (more…)
I call these my mint confessionals, mint and chip paletas. I feel like I eat them so much I almost need to ask for forgiveness. It just seems wrong how much I crave them. I know that sounds a bit much but they have stolen my heart. It all started a while back while I was making my own flavored syrup. I decided to make a batch of mint syrup using TADIN Spearmint Tea as my mint flavoring. Once the mint syrup was made I dreamt of all the ways I could use it. I thought it might taste nice added into my Fruity Iced Tea Punch Bowl , or maybe drizzled over a fruit salad, then I thought “I know, I can make mint and chip paletas with it. Cool icy mint and hints of chocolate all made into a yummy marriage! YES PLEASE! That’s how this love affair sparked into a FIRE. (more…)
Have you had a chance to check out the Hollywood Bowl family friendly movie music concert series calendar yet? Oh my word. I’m so excited for what’s in store this Summer. It’s not like the Hollywood Bowl ever disappoints, and the fact that they showcase some of the best films and concerts all sunny season long conjures up a new burst of excitement in me year after year. (more…)
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!”
‘Producing fruit juices with integrity, craftsmanship, and innovation since 1961’ this is what scrolls across the label of a R.W. Knudsen Juice bottle. As a woman trying to do the right thing by her body and for her family, these words struck a chord with me. This is exactly the type of juice I can wholeheartedly stand behind.
With hot days upon us, the sun shining a little longer, and fruit being at the peak of season – it’s a sure sign of summer. I like to unwind on my patio after a hard day of work and enjoy the taste of Summer with a glass of ice cold fruit juice. My juice of choice is always R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry. Just one 8oz. glass is a serving of fruit, talk about goodness. 100% all natural juice, made with the finest ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavors, it really is a better for you option and one I will reach for again and again. R.W. Knudsen works with amazing growers up and down the west coast from Peters Cranberries in Sixes, OR to Carpenter Pears in Lake County, CA to Stemilt Apples in Wenatchee, WA! R.W. Knudsen literally brings the farm into the home. And it is available at Walmart. #WhatsYourJuiceMadeOf
I also use this incredible naturally sweet cherry juice for my paleta making. Since I usually have a bottle on hand I like to make my son a better for you paleta with it. I’ve been making paletas for a long time and as I get older I think it’s important to reach for the good stuff when mixing my ingredients. My favorite paleta combo is cherry coconut. A base of cherry juice and a splash of coconut milk and toasted coconut. YUM. It’s so darn good, he eats them down with a smile on his face. I grin from ear to ear knowing I’m doing the best I can for my family.
Ingredients for Cherry Coconut Paletas: