Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Fall Treats: chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

I love a good fall treat. Candied apples are my FAVORITE. But they can be difficult to perfect, and take a long time to create, and eat. I have been on the lookout for a sweet alternative that didn’t  take as much care to perfect. I stumbled upon this great alternative, turtle apple slices!

The whole apple can be difficult to coat in caramel and chocolate, but the slices are perfect for coating quickly. Bonus, they are easier to eat and won’t be nearly as sugary and calorie filled! It is the perfect little serving of goodness.

Turtle Apple Slices

This easy to follow recipe (with an awesome video tutorial) is from Mom Loves Baking. Lise at Mom Loves Baking gives excellent how-to videos and written instructions for people like me who just have not been able to perfect the candied apple. It is so easy I am SURE I can do it. I may even let the kids help me.

To check out the simple video tutorial head on over to Mom Loves Baking now. Be sure to check out the other great recipes featured!

Now if you will excuse me I am going to go eat some Turtle Apple Slices!

Hot New Movies: Thor Ragnarok

Do you have a house full of superhero fans? I sure do. And trust me everyone is counting down to the release of the new Thor-Ragnarok movie.

No longer with the Avengers, and finding his own world torn apart Thor is imprisoned and forced to participate in a gladiator challenge. The Hulk makes an appearance in this film, making it a must-see in my household. These kids and their Dad are going nuts with previews. I must admit, I love the movies too. But I was far more excited for Guardian’s of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman. However, in the spirit of superhero appreciation, I have found some fun ways to keep everyone busy for the next few weeks while we wait.

I found some fun crafts and snacks for a movie marathon day of nothing but Thor.

Check out these fun and delicious cupcakes. Thank you Spaceships and Laser Beams for a fun and delicious recipe that will keep my kids’ mouths full during the movie but will also keep them in the spirit for a day filled with Thor. Check them out now for a full recipe and tutorial.

Thor Ragnarok

Thor Helmet: This Thor Helmet is perfect for playtime. My kids love to dress up and pretend. This helmet will let them pretend to be their favorite superhero. Thank you to Crafts on the Sea for such an awesome tutorial. Check it out now!

 

Thor Ragnarok helmet

Thor’s Hammer: No pretend Thor would be complete without their hammer. This amazing weapon is only able to be wielded by one that is strong, and worthy. Thank you to Mega Monkey Mash for such an iconic representation of Thor’s hammer. Check out the full tutorial here!

Thor Ragnarok hammer

Easy Dinners: Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

Now that September is here we are in full on BUSY mode at our house. Between school, soccer, work, and church activities we are home late more than three weekdays a week. This can make it difficult to create meals, sit down, and eat as a family. I must admit that at least once a week I give up and pick up food. I try to only do it the night we get home the latest. The night we have absolutely no chance of cooking and eating before the kids need to be in bed. I plan my week around that night. I know that is the one night I do not need to have a meal planned. That gives me some peace of mind so that I can make sure I am “on my game” the rest of the week.

How do I stay “on my game?” I PLAN! Wednesday is my no plan night. So I make sure that I have everything else ready. I make a list of the meals for the week, on nights we will be home late I plan meals that require very little prep, and I take advantage of my Instant Pot. I LOVE my Instant Pot. It allows me to cook quickly, and not even be in the kitchen.

On nights when I can be in the kitchen and can enjoy making something special, but I still stick to simple! This fun and delicious recipe from Life Made Simple Bakes is exactly what I need on those nights. It is a delicious pasta dish that tastes like a chicken pot pie. So it tastes like I spent all day baking delicious homemade pot pies for my family, when I really only spent 30 minutes in my kitchen and made pasta. The full recipe and tutorial is available at Life Made Simple Bakes. So check it out!

Remember, fail to plan, plan to fail!