Play with Your Food! … Eggo Kitty Cat Waffles

cat shaped waffle

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. When it comes to cooking for my kids, I tend to focus on the flavor of the food. But sometimes, the presentation is what makes it extra special. While I'm not the mom that will do the fancy bento box lunches for school, I will find easy ways to make food fun at home. This week, Eggo challenged me to create a fun animal shaped breakfast with frozen waffles. At the request of the kids, we … [Read more...]

Baked Apple Pie French Toast Recipe

Baked Apple Pie French Toast Recipe

Last week we visited our local apple orchard that was part of a pre-school field trip with our daughter, Emma. While there we learned a ton about the apple growing business and seeing all of those beautiful fruits on the tree just further cemented my plans to grow two of my own apple trees. But the thing that really got me was the price of the apples! We bought a peck of HoneyCrisp apples that came with a hefty price tag. Why that particular … [Read more...]

Breakfast for Dinner | Ham Egg n Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

Ham Egg and Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. Do you ever have a day when you start thinking of things to cook for dinner and there's isn't a thing that sounds good to eat? We have days like the every few weeks. We go through our list of common meals, I go through cookbooks and it's all just blah! That's when we switch things up and have breakfast for dinner. The kids especially love this kind of dinner because I get to be the … [Read more...]

Morning Picnic Party with Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits

Funfetti Lil Donut Holes

The J.M. Smucker Company has compensated me to promote its Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits products. There are a lot of activities I like doing with my children but there's one I absolutely love and that's baking! Since they could stand on a stool, the kids have been helping me in the kitchen whether it's stirring, cutting cookies or cracking eggs. I would venture to guess their very favorite kitchen duty is decorating sweets. We … [Read more...]

3 Affordable Back to School Egg Breakfast Recipes

Toad in the Hole 10 Minute Egg Breakfast

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board. Last week we started our 10 Day American Egg Board Egg Breakfast Challenge. Now that we're starting the first week of school I'm feeling very prepared for the one meal of the day that has to be ready and eaten in the few minutes before the kids run off to the bus stop. During the challenge I realized that eggs are a convenient breakfast choice for busy mornings because … [Read more...]

Easy Egg Breakfast Recipes for Back to School

kid friendly sausage and egg breakfast taco

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board. We're just days away from our kids returning to school. The first few weeks are a very busy time for all involved and one of the most difficult transitions is the daily meals. During summer break we often skipped breakfast and went straight into a heart lunch or even a quick bowl of cereal. During the school year the kids need that morning fuel to get them through the … [Read more...]

Sunday Breakfast | Hawaiian Sweet French Toast with Strawberries Recipe

Hawaiian Sweet French Toast Bread Recipe

Ever since I picked those buckets of strawberries last week, we've pretty much been eating them on a daily basis. If I'm being honest, most of them have gone to after dinner strawberry shortcakes. It's such an irresistible dessert and these kids love it so much. I have held a few back for other recipes like the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiris and the Strawberries n Cream Pound Cake. But I've still got a lot left over! I did get a lot of great idea … [Read more...]

March Kitchen Challenge | Sweet & Savory Homemade Croissants

Homemade Cocktail Croissants

Last week I was doing my regular blog hopping and come upon Lindsay's March Kitchen Challenge. The idea here was to try something new, tackle a recipe that you would otherwise run from. For March, that recipe is croissants. They are by far my favorite type of bread! As a kid my dad would get up early and take me to Burger King for a ham, egg and cheese croissanwich (minus the egg). It was also the place my dad taught me how to drive. We would get … [Read more...]

Flashback to Jamaica & Belgian Waffles with Bananas Foster Topping

Bananas Foster Belgian Waffles

Sometimes I walk into the living room and catch a glimpse of the curio cabinet shelf lined with souvenirs and photos from our "babymoon" trip to Jamaica back in 2007.  It's kinda funny when I think about it because now I can look back on the trip and see how perfect and peaceful it was having my husband all to myself for a week on a tropical island. My feelings weren't quite the same while we were there. I was very pregnant, got a nasty … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

In one week my baby girl will be four years old. It's hard to imagine that time has flown as quickly as it has. Seems like I was just snuggling with my 8 pound bundle of love that spent most of her early days sleeping. She really was the perfect baby. From the day she was born she was sleeping through the night (and most days) only waking to eat and go right back to sleep. And now here she is, our little "tank" (her nickname because she's a … [Read more...]