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Top Posts of 2015

I always love reflecting back on the year. My family still has not slowed down a bit! We are going and going bouncing around to various activities mostly gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. Haley had another minor brain surgery (so much better then the first) but the results were not great so we have some decisions to make. Once again I learned brain tumors are not fun and I will be an advocate for her my entire life. But I get to learn so many new things that I never would have learned. I am SO ...

Scales and Tails Utah – Things To Do In Utah

There are so many things to do in Utah. After school this past Wednesday I took my girls to Scales and Tails Utah. This was an opportunity to get up close to turtles, alligators, snakes, lizards and more. The reason we chose Scales and Tails Utah is because it is temporarily included in the Pass of All Passes so we were able to go for free. It was a little tricky finding the entrance. We turned in on the north side of the building when it would have been easier to enter on the south. ...

Sponsor Post: Wonderful Brands – Wonderful Snacking & GIVEAWAY

I am sure all of you are familiar with Pom Wonderful Pomegranets - well, did you know that the Wonderful Brand also offers snacking nuts?!  We are always on the hunt for something new, something different, and even something a bit healthier for the Little Chefs - and myself for snacks. In the craziness and fun of summer - going to playdates, the beach or pool, swimming lessons, soccer, camping or traveling - we need snacks that are easy to grab on the go, and that will satisfy hungry ...

Sponsor Post: Summer Fit Learning & GIVEAWAY!!

Let the Summer Begin!! Are you still trying to put together a program for your kids to keep them learning and active during the summer? Well look no further. We have found a program that has it all - Summer Fit Learning !!  It helps prepare children mentally, physically and socially for challenges inside and outside the classroom.  Summer Fit Learning is a part of an ongoing initiative to keep kids mentally and physically while away from the classroom using an active and values based ...

Casserole Night With Country Crock #CountryCrockStars

Thank you Country Crock for sponsoring this post. With my Little Chefs, life tends to get a bit crazy.....especially at dinner time. Those are the times we pull out the casserole recipe cards. Casseroles are a fast, simple, and not to expensive way to feed our family. We love that we can toss the ingredients together and cook - this allows me to help my Little Chefs with homework, reading or just to play with them and have fun while dinner is cooking. Reasons we LOVE casseroles ...

Sponsored Post: Werther’s Sugar Free Candy

Thank you Werther's Original Sugar Free Candy for sponsoring this post. I think when it comes to a Sweet Tooth - my Little Chefs, and yes, I will admit myself as well - have a crazy Sweet Tooth!!  I recently have started to really pay attention to the amount of sugar My Little Chefs, and myself,  eat on a daily basis.  Maybe this came about because of our recent Dentist Appointments and also due to the fact that my sister-in-law was diagnosed with diabetes in her early 20's, she ...

Sponsored Post: California Pizza Stones Review & Giveaway

Our family started a familiar tradition of Friday night Family, Pizza & Movie night! We would typically order out pizza - because most of the time, once Friday rolls around, who wants to cook! But then we started to really enjoy making our own pizzas.  The Little Chefs LOVE to create their own pizza creations. So, Friday night became homemade pizza and movie night.  With all the pizzas we were making - I knew I needed to upgrade to a pizza stone! I looked around for a great ...

Sponsored Post – Chinet Bakeware

No more flimsy aluminum pans will be used at my house!!  These are amazing - they are disposable baking dishes that lets you take your food from oven to table to freezer to microwave, all in a non-stick pan. So, I don't need to worry about taking a meal or treat to a potluck or neighbor and worrying about loosing my favorite permanent pan (which seems to have happened quite a few times!).  And these pans look great, and pretty sturdy and they are just awesome! We made a recipe of Caramel ...

Product Review: Kitchen Shears

   One of the most valuable kitchen tools we have encountered so far is kitchen shears.  I have always read about people using them to cut chicken but I have never done this. I am always searching for easier ways for my Little Chefs to accomplish basic cooking tasks. I believe if they have the right tools to help them cut, measure, stir.....then they will be more successful in their culinary endeavors. These right tools are not going to be the ones real Chefs use, but ones that ...

Product Review Thursday

  Today is product review day. I was having a hard time coming up with a product to review because I don't feel we have had sufficient time to use the tools to accurately review. I have a few tools in mind, but would like another week to use them to see how they perform. Instead I thought I'd mention a few items I have found useful so far.  Measuring cups - There can never be enough! We currently have 3 sets. Seems abundant I know. Remember Top Secret Chocolate Cookies? This recipe ...

Product Review: LYSOL® Healthy Touch® No-Touch Hand Soap System

   The first and most important step my Little Chefs have learned is to wash their hands.  We are constantly talking about germs and why we do not want to spread them from one item to another.  In fact, we have talked about washing hands so much, especially after breaking eggs, that my Little Chefs will not eat ANYTHING with raw eggs in them. When one of the younger Little Chefs asks to lick the bowl after mixing something an older Little Chef says "no you can't it has raw ...