So simple and so many different options. Picture all the boxed cake flavors and all the different types of soda. Now imagine all the pairing options available when you make this easy cake. You can even use diet soda, just to knock off a few calories! Soda Cake This recipe really is as simple as buying a box of cake mix and a flavor of soda. You can even create a layered cake using 2 or more varieties. Ingredients: 1 box of cake mix 1 can of any flavor of soda Directions: Mix ... Continue Reading
A whole new spin on cake flavors. Just mix in your favorite soda!
A Memorial Day side-dish that can even be a main course!
Memorial Day is coming up soon. Are you hosting a party or heading out to a family event? Memorial Day is a time for cookouts and barbecues with friends. To some, Memorial Day is all about the meat on the grill. For me, when I hear Memorial Day, I think of pasta salads. My best Memorial Day recipe is my BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) Club Pasta Salad. This is a quick and easy recipe that will let you spend your Memorial Day relaxing with friends instead of slaving away in the ... Continue Reading
Five delicious lemonade recipes to try on a warm spring or summer day.
Lemonade is a staple when hot weather emerges. But there's no fun in just sticking with the basic recipe. There are a number of ways to liven up your lemonade! All these recipes are surprisingly refreshing and incredibly tasty. Here are 5 unique lemonade recipes that are sure to impress the children and adults alike. Spiced Lemonade Say goodbye to boring lemonade. This recipe has spice and pizzazz like no other. The fennel and star anise make a truly inspiring beverage that will keep you ... Continue Reading
Enjoy Silk Fruit & Protein as part of a healthy breakfast alternative to juice.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Nothing would make me happier than waking up to a buffet of omelets, pancakes, cereal, fruit, coffee, and juices. But what if there was a healthier drink alternative – one that provided protein, calcium and Vitamin D? That’s where Silk® Fruit & Protein comes in. Silk Fruit & Protein is a delicious fruit juice blend that serves up a tangy-sweet blend of juices along with 5 grams of nourishing protein that the entire family will love. It ... Continue Reading
A delicious way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on May 5th. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. If you are looking for a fun and easy dish to get your family in the mood for Cinco de Mayo, definitely try these Easy Chicken Quesadillas. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes flat - perfect for the busy family. It's kid friendly, filling, and definitely delicious. A quesadilla is a savory Mexican turnover that is generally ... Continue Reading
Three meals for a simply-delicious Mother’s Day.
With Mother’s Day coming up, I'd like to give a shout out to all the mother’s in the world. It's the hardest job, but the most rewarding. Take the day and simply enjoy it with your children - doing whatever you like to do with the family. If you (or your children or significant other) love to cook, here are three easy recipes to get you through the day. Cinnamon Coffee Cake Ingredients 1 package yellow cake mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix 1 package instant ... Continue Reading
Delicious homemade snacks – for any time of day.
You've heard it before - it's healthier to enjoy smaller meals, more frequently throughout the day. Its important that you select healthy snacks like fruits, veggies, yogurt, protein bars and nuts (pistachios have the fewest amount of calories). But after a while, we all crave something more, especially the kids. So how do you add a bit of spice and flavor into your snack routine? Try one of these homemade recipes. Goldfish Everyone loves the cheesy cracker taste of a goldfish, and ... Continue Reading
Grill some fresh asparagus for a tasty side dish to any meal.
With Spring well underway you are probably considering, if you haven't already, breaking out the grill. There is nothing that solidifies the beautiful weather more than a freshly grilled meal. But that doesn't mean you have to stick to hamburgers, hot dogs, or steaks. In fact, there are a number of fantastic vegetarian meals that can be prepared on the grill. One of my favorite things to grill is asparagus. Asparagus is simple, tasty, and perfect for adding a little elegance to your grilled ... Continue Reading
A delicious spin on traditional deviled eggs.
At our rural Vermont home we raise ducks and chickens. When spring and summer hits, the birds start laying eggs again. We always end up having way too many eggs on hand, so when we're invited to cookouts or holiday events, I almost always choose to bring deviled eggs@ The traditional deviled egg recipe that I use calls for mayonnaise and yellow mustard. But I also like this French Deviled Egg recipe. It's a little bit different, using a combination of creme fraiche and Dijon mustard. ... Continue Reading
Whip up a Mexican-inspired meal with these classic recipes.
Having just returned from Mexico with my family, I thought I would go with a Mexican theme this week. And then lo and behold, one of my favorite food websites, OurBestBites, posted a simple carne asada recipe. It seems really easy and you can freeze the leftovers (if there are any) and make several meals out of it. Here are some additional Mexican-inspired recipes - to eat on their own or to enjoy with carne asada tacos. Stuffed Chili Peppers And THEN, in our Bountiful Basket for this week, ... Continue Reading