Popcorn Mix Ins: One of Those Days


We have been so busy lately that it feels like I have not been able to connect as much as I want to with my children. Last night after a meeting that ended about 7 pm I decided to see if my son was free to do something fun (and for me unusual). I called…

Mini Pizza Rolls


After a weekend that was overflowing with lots of great stuff I didn’t have a chance to get a post together for yesterday. My son was part of the Michigan State Science Olympiad competition this past weekend. He finished 6th in Microbe Mission and 8th in Optics. He was thrilled and a little puzzled as…

Chocolate Coated Popcorn


Our local theater sells reusable plastic popcorn buckets twice a year. For $30 you buy a bucket and get to use if for the next five-six months. Every time you go to a movie you can get it filled and refilled while you are there. But, the best part is you don’t even need to…

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars


My kids love finding recipes that they can make with their friends for a quick after school snack or a weekend pick-me-up. When my daughter saw this recipe she thought for sure this would be a perfect dessert to make with her friends. These only have a bit of cooking and that is on the…

Creamy Shrimp Dip


I made a practice dip the other day for Super Bowl Sunday. It sounds strange but this was a new dip and I wanted to make sure it would work. Yes, we have been planning our menu for Sunday for a while now. Redneck Stuffed Potato Skins, Veggie Tray, Fruit Tray, Chips and Dips, Little…

Bisquick Sausage Balls


Getting ready for football games this weekend? We love football and appetizers in our house. I try to change them up each week adding one or two new ones to our usual staples of dips and wings.  When I read about the Sausage Balls I was a bit skeptical. I love sausage but Bisquick and…

My Favorite Snack Place in All of Walt Disney World


Every trip we have to make a plan to stop in Epcot at the German Pavillion, at least once but usually twice,  to use some of our snack credits (and some cash) to get treats at Karamell-Kuche. If you have never stopped here, as you walked through Germany you could probably smell it. Just as…

Some Days Are Like That Dinner


Yes, we all have days where we cannot even get dinner to the table without trauma.  So tonight we had a “snacky” dinner.  Cheese, apples, pretzels, crackers, salami, sunflower seeds and sesame sticks.  Not overly nutritious but combined with a movie in my bed it was just what my family needed.