Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Disney on Ice Rockin' Ever After Coming to Sacramento Feb. 12-17 #ad

I have always loved watching ice skating, my family of boys not so much. I found the perfect show we can go watch together to make it exciting for them and for me to watch ice skating, Disney on Ice! We just got back from our vacation at Disneyland so this will be a fun way for my son to remember the magic of Disney.

Feb 12-17, 2014, Sleep Train Arena Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols of all in a musical showcase that features the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as a group of royal contenders from the latest Disney/Pixar film, Brave, competes to win the heart of headstrong, sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel. A chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled unleashes musical mayhem when they get a visit from the sassy and spirited Rapunzel and her charming ally Flynn. And, get your feet moving as the Beast and his castle's enchanted entourage take center stage in a spectacular show for Belle.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars

I like granola bars because they are a tasty and quick snack. What I don't like is that they are loaded with preservatives, and some things I can't even pronounce.

These Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars are a great alternative. They are delicious, easy to make, and healthy. You can also change up the jam flavor, raspberry also tastes wonderful.

I love them, my family loves them, and I hope you will too.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Angelina Ballerina On With The Show DVD Review and Giveaway #sponsored

I have a soft spot in my heart for Angelina Ballerina. My daughters, who are all grown up now, used to love reading the books, and I loved how sweet they were.

So of course I'm thrilled that my two year old granddaughter, Ashley, now loves Angelina Ballerina as well. My girls didn't have the DVDs to watch, so I am happy that they are available for Ashley to enjoy.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Lovely Lemon Tart

I don't know why I have never made a tart before yesterday. Maybe I was intimidated by my copy of a Martha Stewart Pies and Tarts book that I had in my kitchen, but never used.

But 2014 is the year for me to try new things, in and out of the kitchen. So, I made this lemon tart with a really tasty shortbread crust, and a zippy lemon filling.
And it was easy, who knew, right?

The tart took four medium lemons, so I bought a bag of them, with three left over for tea, and a lemon pound cake I want to make.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Soup Night - Recipes For Creating Community

Does it ever seem to you that in this crazy world of instant connections with others, whether it's through text, email, or computer, we are actually more disconnected that ever?

I recently read an article that said people don't even call each other much anymore, that they prefer texting. And it is pretty said to get a birthday wish from a friend or loved one via text instead of hearing a loving voice on the phone.

So what does all that have to do with soup?


Sunday, January 12, 2014

#ad Enjoy Healthy Eating With This Quick and Easy Chicken and Veggie Pizza #cbias

I've always been a big believer in the fact that healthy eating is a part of a smart plan for living well.

Let's face it, what we eat is a big factor in determining our quality of life. This year I'm committed to healthy eating, but also want to find easy and quick ways to put my meals together. I don't want fixing healthy meals to be a burden on my time or my budget.

Tyson Grilled & Ready is the answer I need to put together those yummy dishes. I am a huge chicken lover, and having my chicken already cooked and grilled for me is a fabulous time saver.

I made this easy pizza with a thin whole wheat crust, some of my favorite veggies, and topped it with the Tyson Grilled & Ready Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breasts. I threw on a little low-fat mozzarella cheese, and in the oven it went.

I know some people might not think of pizza as a healthy lunch or dinner, but it can be when you choose the right toppings. When you #JustAddTyson chicken, you are adding a great source of lean protein to your pizza, too.


Friday, January 10, 2014

One-Yard Wonders - Inspiration for the weekend!

The world of sewing is still so new to me and sometimes seems overwhelming, there are patters, lots of types of fabrics, and a great big machine with lots of buttons. But I found a way to make it seem less overwhelming, the book One Yard Wonders is full of seemingly simple ideas that only require one yard of fabric. There is a variety of patterns, ideas, materials, and styles to make and some really beautiful pieces. Here are a few from the book that I love:


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yummy and Fun - Make These Vanilla Sprinkled Donuts

I'm just going to go ahead and say this outright, donuts make me happy.

Pretty much any kind of donuts appeal to me, and they truly can cheer me up when things aren't quite going my way. Of course, I'm not saying one should eat as a solution to their problems, but a donut or two can make me feel a whole lot better.

Ever since I bought my fabulous donut pan, baked donuts are a cinch to whip up in the kitchen, and it barely takes any time at all.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Italian Pasta and Bean Soup

Now that the holidays are over, there always seems to be a bit of a let down emotionally, at least for me.

When my kids were little, that wasn't true because who has time for that when you have five children to take care of. But now that they are all grown-up, I have time to feel those emotions, and it can be a little sad.

So what does this have to do with soup, you might be wondering? Well, we all know that food can be comforting, and what is more comforting than a delicious, hot bowl of homemade soup?

I made this a few days ago, with corn bread muffins, and it was delicious. Last night I heated it up again, and it was even better than the first night.


Friday, January 3, 2014

4 Ingredient Pizza Bake

After all of the holiday food and fun, I wanted to make something simple for lunch the kids would also enjoy. I found this easy 4 ingredient pizza bake, the best part is I already had all of the ingredients. Nothing fancy but it was quick, easy and tasted good!


2  pouches (7.5 oz each) Bisquick® Complete buttermilk biscuit mix                         
1 cup water                         
1  jar (14 oz) pizza sauce                         
1  package (8 oz) sliced pepperoni                         
2  cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
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