Valentine’s Rice Krispie Treats

February 6, 2019

It’s the month of LOVE y’all. Do you all celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way?  When I was younger I didn’t really enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day.  I don’t know if it was my lack of a significant other, or just the over the top hearts, googley eyes and Hallmark cards. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve been a bit more in to celebrating the day of love, at least with my kids.  They love allllll the holidays, and having them get excited about the day makes this mama heart happy.

Make these cute DIY Valentine’s Day gifts to go with these treats and your February 14th will be a hit! (Rather have chocolate this time? Make these brownies instead! Or just make them both 🙂 )

Valentine's Day Dessert Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

These treats are fairly easy and super fun to make with your kids. Outside of the sticky mess you have to clean up this recipe is a breeze.  Enjoy!

Valentine's Day Treats

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies
  • Large bag of Marshmallows-10oz bag
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • One Bag of White Chocolate Chips-I used Ghiradelli
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles 🙂
  • Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters
  • Red Food Coloring-optional

Make Rice Krispie Treats according to directions on the box. If you want to make the treats pink or red this is when you would add food coloring as you are mixing together.  Once the bars are cooled you can cut out pieces in the shape of hearts. After your hearts are cut, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave so they are ready for dipping your hearts in. Dip one half of your hearts into the chocolate and place on a wax paper lined tray.  Then sprinkle the Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top of the melted chocolate. This was my son’s favorite part! Repeat with all the hearts and then leave to cool.  And DONE.  Easy, fun for the kids and oh so festive.  Happy Valentine’s Day, Mamas-hope you are spreading all the love and getting some back in return. xo Valentine's Rice Krispie Treats

 

Super Bowl Party: Recipes and Crafts!

January 29, 2019

 

Super Bowl Party Ideas Recipes Crafts DIY

It’s that time again…biggest Sunday of the year! And no, I’m not referring to the football game 🙂 I’m talking about WHAT FOOD ARE WE GOING TO MAKE FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! To eat during the game so that we don’t miss the commercials, obvi.

Check out some of our favorite dips and snacks to make for any super bowl party – or even a kid friendly Football Birthday Party!

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party ideas

Pigs In A Blanket

Pigs in a blanket are always a hit! This one is fun to make with your kids, too. Check out our recipe HERE, and bonus points for plating them in the shape of a football, with mustard “laces” on top!

Sausage Dip Jimmy Dean Super Bowl Party

Jimmy Dean Sausage Dip

Delicious with Fritos! This one is a huge hit every time I make it. Recipe HERE.

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe Super Bowl Party

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Fun take on the classic wing dip sauce flavor! Serve this with pitas, veggies, corn chips, crackers- really anything! See recipe HERE.

Football Brownies Recipe Super Bowl Party

Football Brownies

I feel like these are pretty much self explanatory! YUM. Find recipe HERE.

Football Mason Jar Craft DIY for Super Bowl Party

And make these adorable DIY Football Mason Jars with the kids, too! They can easily paint the whole jar, and you can dive into the details if you’d like. Check out the DIY HERE.

 

Football Brownies Recipe for Super Bowl Party

January 23, 2019

 

Football Brownies Recipe Super Bowl Party

Friends. This is the easiest dessert to bring to a football party, hands down! Now sure, you could make your brownies from scratch and really put some extra effort into it……but why? 🙂 Go ahead and pick up a box of brownie mix- I used Pillsbury Milk Chocolate this time around. You will also need a small tube of white decorating icing with a fine tip, gel or regular frosting will work great.

Football Brownies JJ

Make the brownies according to the box, and ask a cute kid to help out.  If they have a cake like option, I personally think that makes it a little easier to create your “footballs”, but you can most certainly make them the regular way. Once brownies have cooled cut them into little football shapes (or use a cookie cutter-even easier!). Then take the white frosting and decorate them to look like the laces of the football. AND DONE. See I told you. Easiest recipe ever, and a festive addition to any football party! Disclaimer – I let my son help me with these, if you do them yourself I’m guessing you could make your lines just a weeee bit straighter – lol. We had fun together and that’s all that matters!

See here for more awesome Super Bowl Party Ideas and Recipes – including this adorable Pigs In A Blanket plate!

Football Brownies

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party

 

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe for Super Bowl Party ideas

Who doesn’t love an old fashioned Pigs In A Blanket recipe!? I’m telling you, make these and they will be all gone. Every party needs a good pig in a blanket, especially a Super Bowl Party!

My 4 year old daughter loved making these with me! And she did a great job, too – these are a perfect food to get your kiddos involved in.

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

1 can of pillsbury crescent rolls
1 package of Lil’ Smokies

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll the crescent rolls and cut into smaller pieces. I match the number of “rolls” to the number of lil’ smokies I have. – one can of crescent rolls to one package of lil’ smokies. Roll up a lil’ smokie in the smaller pieces of dough. Place the piggies on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup, mustard, and whatever else your heart desires!

If you’re making these for a Super Bowl Party or a football party, plate the pigs in a blanket into a football shape and add “laces” with mustard on top!

Check out these delicious Football Brownies you can take to your Super Bowl Party with these piggies 🙂 And Click HERE for our full Super Bowl Party post of ideas and recipes!

Pigs In A blanket recipe for super bowl party

Easy Banana Muffins

November 27, 2018

 

Please tell me I am not the only mom out there who ends up with over ripe bananas almost every week? I always have good intentions to make banana bread or muffins, but somehow too much time passes and I end up wasting them.  WELL, not any more mamas! I found the easiest 5 ingredient banana muffin recipe, and I have to share it with all of you.

My son JJ had a play date this afternoon and ALL THREE KIDS approved…..if that isn’t a reason to make these I don’t know what is! Whip these little muffins up for your family, and you will get all the love. 🙂

Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

Banana Muffins
recipe adapted from my Betty Crocker Cookbook
 
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups mashed rip bananas (3 Medium)
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup of Sugar
2 cups Krusteaz Pancake Mix (original recipe called for Bisquick but I couldn’t find any at the store-which I thought was strange?)
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1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper baking cups.
2. Beat bananas, oil, egg and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Then stir in Krusteaz mix until everything is just moistened. (Batter will be lumpy). Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
3. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let muffins cool and remove from pan.
DONE! Easy Peasy and a hit with the kiddos!
Mangia!
Kara