Summer

Detox Water Recipes to Kick off Summer Right

Detox Water Recipes to Kick off Summer Right

Summer is almost here and that means swimsuit season.  On top of that, you will be wearing clothing that most likely will be showing more skin.  You won't have to be embarrassed this summer with any unwanted pounds.  Try one of these detox water recipes to help you reach your healthy goals! 15 Detox Waters to Kick off Summer Right Fruit Detox Waters Blackberry Sage Flavored Water | Skinny Mom - During the summer months, a refreshing drink is essential for surviving the heat.  When you sip on this mixture all day, you are sure to cool off! Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber, and Mint Water | Back to Her Roots - Strawberries and good for detoxing your body and they are a natural teeth whitener too!...

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15 Spicy Sriracha Recipes

15 Spicy Sriracha Recipes

Sriracha is the new buzz and ranges through all ages and generations.  It's been around for a while but just recently became a famous household condiment.  Personally, I got addicted to it as well.  It has a super spicy kick but, like a lot of hot sauces, it doesn't leave you hanging in the taste department.  Check out these 15 Spicy Sriracha Recipes we found that not only sound amazing, but look amazing too!! 15 Spicy Sriracha Recipes Sriracha Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Dipping Sauce | Kim’s Healthy Eats - Are you in to using cauliflower as a substitute for some of your food? Try this zesty appetizer! Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Tofu | It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken - If you're in to vegan...

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Must Have Beach Backpacking Supplies

Must Have Beach Backpacking Supplies

Beach backpacking can be a fun activity for the entire family.  Especially now when people aren't traveling very far.  If you happen to live in an area along the coast, you can do this without even leaving your state!  But there are certain things you will need, especially if it's an overnight hike! Once a beach hiker has its itinerary set and obtains knowledge of their chosen trail’s tides, it is time to gather the pertinent supplies for their adventure. Must-Have Beach Backpacking Supplies Beach Backpacking Supplies: Backpack and Tent Pack Light. A suitable, real backpacking backpack is necessary for maximum comfort during the long miles along the sand rocks. A backpack with a hip belt...

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Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I've seen it in movies and I've seen it in real life.  You finally get the kids up and to the table and they start complaining about what you made for breakfast or everyone is running crazy around you and you just want them to sit down, be quiet, and eat.  With kids, it's easier to get them to do things if they think it's fun and games not responsibilities and chores. Check below for 15 breakfast ideas for kids to make your mornings a little smoother! 15 Breakfast Ideas for Kids Puppy Face Biscuits | DIY Beautify - What kid doesn't love puppies? Give them a couple of these in the morning and see their faces light up. Pancake Poppers | Deliciously Yum - Make pancakes easier for kids to eat...

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14 Tasty After School Snacks

14 Tasty After School Snacks

I don't know about your kids, but when my girls walk through the door after school, the first thing they say is "I'm hungry"!  Without a doubt it happens each time.  I don't even get a 'Hi Mom!'.  If you have hungry kids after school, check out these snacks that are perfect for after school. Tasty After School Snacks String Cheese Pencils | Money Wise Moms – These cute pencil look alikes will please your kids and give them a neat snack to show off at school or at home! Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups | Just a Taste – This is a great way to make sure your child is getting a serving of fruit every day! DIY Frushi | Kids Activities – These are super cute and will encourage your child to eat...

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Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

My kids are very picky eaters but when it comes to chicken, they will eat it just about any way I make it.   So needless to say I cook chicken a lot and I'm always on the look out for new chicken recipes, but especially quick and easy chicken recipes.  Below are 13 chicken recipes that are quick and easy to make to help any night of the week. Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes Easy Fajita Chicken Bake | The Pinning Mama – Want a quick and easy Mexican chicken dish for dinner without the hassle? Check out this spin on fajitas and you won’t be sorry! Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole | Favorite Family Recipes – My family has made the soup version of this for years and you can make a lot in very...

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Dessert Dip Recipes for the Sweet Tooth in all of us

Dessert Dip Recipes for the Sweet Tooth in all of us

I've heard people say that they don't have much of a sweet tooth.  I can't even imagine not having a sweet tooth!  I love sweets and so does my family!  If you have any get togethers coming up, instead of bringing the usual desserts, why not try a one of these dessert dip recipes instead?  Here are 15 dessert dip recipes that are sure to please the sweet tooth in you! 15 Dessert Dip Recipes Cheesecake Cake Batter Dip | I wash you Dry - I had to stare at this recipe for a bit because it just looked too good to be true.  I'll be hitting the treadmill for a bit tonight! Canoli Dip | Cooking Classy - The best part of a canoli are the creamy insides.  Ditch the breading and just go straight for...

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12 Gluten-Free Recipes for Quick Dinners!

12 Gluten-Free Recipes for Quick Dinners!

A lot of people are going Gluten-Free for one reason or another and if you cook a lot, it can really put a damper on some of your favorite recipes.  Below you'll find a list of 12 Gluten-Free Recipes that are quick and easy to make, which is perfect for the Back To School season! 12 Quick Gluten-Free Recipes Honey Mustard Zoodles | Vegetarian Mama – This is a cute and very colorful quick dinner that is perfect for any gluten-free family on the go! Black Bean and Beef Enchilada Casserole | Julia’s Album – If you want Mexican night but don’t have the time for it, try this yummy casserole that wraps all of Mexican cooking in to one dish! Skillet Chicken Fajitas | Recipe Runner – Fajitas are...

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10 Amazing Summer Salad Recipes

10 Amazing Summer Salad Recipes

We love having friends over especially in the summertime when we have the pool open!  Nothing better than spending the day outside, swimming, cooking on the grill and spending time with our friends. One thing I always like to make for a cookout is a salad.  It's easy, refreshing since it's cold and you can really dress it up to taste great and look pretty!  Plus when you a salad with veggies, you won't feel guilty about the desserts you'll also have! 10 Amazing Summer Salad Recipes Here are 10 Summer Salad Recipes that your friends and family will thank you for making! Spinach Blueberry and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad | How Was Your Day? - Mason jar salads are great for taking to picnics...

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The Best Veggies To Grill This Summer

The Best Veggies To Grill This Summer

The Best Veggies To Grill This Summer Warmer weather and long summer days are the perfect combinations for firing up the grill. Although you can most certainly grill year-round, many people like to take advantage of the outdoors when they have more daylight and fresh produce to use up in favorite dishes. Plus, grilling is an excellent way to avoid being stuck in a hot kitchen while preparing warm meals. Besides, grilling in your backyard pairs well with any social situations. A lot of people consider the grill as a way to perfect their favorite meats, but it is much more versatile in what it can cook. Many vegetarians are well versed in just how great a grill can make veggies taste, but...

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20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer

20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer

I don't know very many people who don't absolutely swoon over great desserts.  Summer is all about bright colors cold drinks, and ice cream.  It's only fitting that the perfect summer desserts fit in to one of those famous summer categories. Check below for 20 dessert recipes that scream, "It's summer!" 20 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Summer Fruit Pizza | Mrs. Happy Homemaker - This fruit pizza is absolutely adorable and not only taste great but is healthy for you! Very Berry Cheesecake Salad | The Recipe Critic - If you don't like the crust on a cheesecake, try this dip with whatever type of cracker you would like! No-Bake Summer Berry Cheesecake | The Chew - Baking in the summer can...

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Patriotic Sweets and Treats for the 4th of July

Patriotic Sweets and Treats for the 4th of July

The 4th of July kicks off summer for most people.  If you are planning a get together,  check out this fun Patriotic Sweets and Treats that your guests, especially the little ones, will love!   Or if you are attending one, bring along one of these treats!  They'll surely be impressed. Patriotic Fruit Recipes If you like to keep it on the healthy side, the fruit is really fun to work with, especially with the colors red, white, and blue!  Sizzling Eats shared these really cute Patriotic Candy Apples and Madame Deals shows you how to make Easy Patriotic Strawberries. I'm always happy when I see a fruit pie at parties.  Try this Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizzas from Shaken Together.   I love the...

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26 Ways to Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party

26 Ways to Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party

  Add Red, White, & Blue to Your 4th of July Party It's that time of the year to celebrate the beginning of summer and the 4th of July!  It'll be here before we know it so it's time to start preparing.  There is nothing I love more than the colors Red, White and Blue together - festive, colorful and bright!  If you enjoy a 4th of July party theme, check out these 26 ways to add Red, White & Blue to your 4th of July Party. 4th of July Decorations Ideas The first thing you want to do is plan the decorations!  Here are some great DIY ways to decorate your party from the invites to the table! First you'll need to send out invites.  Print out these cute yet simple Fourth of July...

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12 Back to School Lunch Ideas

12 Back to School Lunch Ideas

I know some of you are getting ready to send your kids back to school.  Whether it's all week in school or hybrid they will most likely need to take lunch to school.   Some schools are making the kids eat in their classrooms.  So if you have to make lunches this year here are some creative school lunch ideas to make it fun for the kids. These are 12 of my favorite school lunch ideas. 12 Back to School Lunch Ideas Turkey Wraps | The Simmsworks Family – Ditch the traditional sandwich!  Send your kid to school with a healthy tortilla wrap! Baked Corn Dog Muffins | Lick the Bowl Good – These are not just for Super Bowl Sunday! These little hot dog treats are perfect for a cute lunch! Peanut...

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13 Breakfast Ideas Perfect for Back to School Time!

13 Breakfast Ideas Perfect for Back to School Time!

This week we are getting ready to go back to school.  While the kids pack their back packs, I'm planning our meals.  Once school starts, the craziness of the day gets in the way and I can't think straight.  This week I'll be sharing lots of meal ideas to help make back to school run smoothly in your house. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when the kids are in school.  I make sure they have full bellies when they leave the house.  I like to come up with breakfast ides to surprise them and cook some of their favorites.  Especially when school is back in session.  If they have a good breakfast, they'll be in a good mood heading to school. Check out these breakfast...

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