6 Gluten Free Valentine Recipes

Super Bowl is over and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are 6 gluten free Valentine recipes not to be missed! Have a great week everyone!

Banana Bread Almond Flour Pancakes via The Roasted Root

Kid’s Bubbly Love Potion from Ingredients Inc

Root Beer Float Cupcakes via All Day I Dream about Food

Almond Joy Truffles via High Heals and Grills

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod

Homemade Cranberry Granola from The Healthy Apple

5 Super Creative Super Bowl Recipes and Ideas

It’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, and I came across these 5 super creative super bowl recipes. Which one do you like best?

White Chocolate Cupcake Football Cupcake Wrappers via Hungry Happenings

Turnovers via Lillian

Super Bowl Nails via Polish and Pearls

Free Super Bowl Bingo from DIY Studio

Drink idea from Pizzazzerie

10 July Fourth Favorites

Oh no. The summer is going by way too fast. It’s been great so far, and there’s nothing better then having relaxed kids and a more relaxed me, (not having to rush to school and after school activities). July fourth is a week away so I thought I would share a few of my favorite July Fourth Favorites starting with my Fourth of July Buttermilk Cupcakes. Have a great week ahead and here’s to a wonderful summer!

Red White and Blue Popsicles from My Recipes

Star Spangled Banner Bars from She Knows

Berry Cones from Better Homes & Gardens

S’mores Bars from Your Cup of Cake

Pretzel Sparklers via Martha Stewart

Magical Fruit Wands by Weelicious

From Room to Inspire

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Cupcakes from Raining Coupons

Brownie Kabobs from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Non Alcoholic Margarita and 5 other Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo is around the corner, so it’s almost margarita time. I know, I know. Mine is Non Alcoholic. But…this Non Alcoholic version is perfect for kids and family fun! It also can help you save on the calories too. Enjoy for Cinco De Mayo or anytime during the spring and summer. My 3 kiddos loved it!! Here are 5 other Cinco De Mayos I have my eye on. Happy Wednesday!

Mexican Lasagna via I Heart Naptime

Margarita Cupcakes via Brown Eyed Baker

Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce via Gimme Some Oven

Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Cream via Cooking Light

Raspberry White Cherry Yogurt Pops from Verses in My Kitchen

Father’s Day Inspiration: Ideas and Recipes

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend so I thought I would share some very unique and fun Father’s Day recipes and ideas from some of my favorite sites including this recipe from my site: Grilled Steak with Mushrooms via Ingredients, Inc. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and an even better week ahead!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes via How Sweet It is

50/50 Burger via Spoon Fork Bacon

Sweet Potato Fries via The Art of Doing Stuff

 Corona Beer Popsicles via Bakers Royale

Golf Cupcakes via Martha Stewart

Father’s Day Sugar Cookies via Martha Stewart

Campfire Bars via Sweetened with Honey

Tiffany Money Clip

Saint Patrick’s Day Inspiration

Omg… How awesome is this Free Printable by anna and blue peperie? See some more Saint Patrick’s Day Inspirational finds from some of my favorite sites. Here’s to a happy Saint Patty’s Day and wonderful weekend ahead!

Irish Car Bomb Brownies via A Spicy Perspective 

Thin Mint Cupcakes by 6 Bittersweet’s

Leprechaun Cookies by Sweet Sugarbelle

Lucky Spinach Quiche Diamonds for Dessert

Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes

This is not one of my typical “lightened-up” recipes, but I had to share these Any Occasion Chocolate Cupcakes with you. My daughter, Leigh, made this recipe for me the night I arrived home from being in Italy for a week. I was so excited to come home to my family and true comfort food. These are so spectacular. You don’t even need to make homemade icing. I wanted to post the recipe for Father’s Day, but I was traveling again this past week. I realized that this recipe is perfect for so many occasions: Father’s Day, birthdays, parties, showers or just because. I thought they would be a great way to start off the week so enjoy.

Decorating Christmas Cupcakes with Kids

My daughter, Leigh, and her friend Eloise have been at it again in the kitchen decorating Christmas Cupcakes. They did an amazing job, once again. They started by researching what cupcake designs they wanted to do with a few bottles of icing and some holiday candies and sprinkles. They created these fabulous cupcakes below completely on their own. This is great holiday craft idea to do with the kids and kids’ friends, and it’s so easy and inexpensive to do. Enjoy their talented creations below:


Easter or Summer Entertaining Idea: My Favorite Cupcakes

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Lots of you have been writing to me asking for awesome Easter dessert ideas so how about these Easter Cupcakes? This recipe comes from “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” cookbook, and it is fabulous. If you’re short on time, I have also included a “cupcake express” recipe to save you time. Either way, I just simply sprinkled mine with spring sprinkles, a perfect look for this time of year.

Kid’s Creations at Valentine Cooking Class: Valentine Cupcakes

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Wow, what a busy weekend! I don’t think I realized how busy until just now when I sat and thought about it. Between baking dozens and dozens of Valentine cookies (i think 25 dozen?), working on a recipe contest that I’m judging, taking 8 of my daughter’s friends to dinner for her birthday and a Valentine cooking class, need I say more? I also ran a part in the Mercedes Marathon, tested 2 grilling recipes for a grilling project and oh, I forgot more and more laundry from the kids playing out in the snow. One of the highlights of the Kid’s Valentine Cooking class (and my daughter’s party), was when they decorated cupcakes with all types of Valentine Candy. This one was the hit (by my daughter, Leigh). Sorry, I can’t share the recipe for the cupcake. It’s a hidden treasure.