Pepperoni Pizza Dippers

    Now that the holiday vacation is over, we are back to our regular school schedule which includes extracurricular activities and sports.  If your kids are like mine, they come home from school every afternoon starving which actually makes me wonder what they are serving for lunch daily.  As a Working Mom, I have tried to come up with easy after-school snacks that my boys can enjoy and that won't take a ton of preparation.    Both of my sons love pizza so I knew that any recipe involving pizza ingredients would be right up their alley.  I found that I could make easy pepperoni pizza dippers with some of the ingredients that we normally keep in the house anyway.  All of this equals to a yummy recipe, happy kids after school, and a mom who is super cool in the eyes of her children!Pepperoni Pizza DippersYields: 8 pizza dippersPrep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 11-15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutesIngredients:1 … [Read more...]

Piggie Grahams Recipe

    We are two days from the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation here in New York City and I'm so excited!  Our family joined a pool club this summer and we will be going there almost every day so I have been trying to come up with easy snack ideas that we could take with us that the kids could enjoy.     What's summer without some sweet treats to let the kids indulge in?  Piggie Grahams are so easy to make and my boys love to eat them.  I like that they don't take up a lot of my time to make and that they are so adorable!  The only bad part is that I end up eating some of them as I am packing them in the picnic basket and the boys are always asking where all the extra Piggie Grahams went.  I always plead the fifth so, if I don't tell and you don't tell, there is nothing to worry about.  Ingredients -white frosting, any brand pink gel food coloring graham cracker squares Wilton pink … [Read more...]

Join Us For Our After-School Snacking Adventure! #Snackation @Smuckers @Walmart #Ad

    Recently, I shared with you all how our family headed to Walmart to shop for our after-school snack sampling adventure.  We were inspired by Smucker’s® to come up with some delicious snacks for our boys to take with them to enjoy while they wait for me to pick them up from school after I get out of work.  Of course, their first choice for what types of snacks we could make was anything containing peanut butter and jelly.  In our home, we love Smucker’s® products.    My boys had a great idea and told my husband and I that they wanted us to have a snack sampling adventure right at home where we make a variety of snacks and they taste them to choose their favorite.  During our shopping trip to Walmart, we were able to pick up Smucker’s® jelly and JIF peanut butter and Whips.  We also purchased Uncrustables and Goober spread.  Having such delicious foods made it easy to come up with simple snack ideas that a Working … [Read more...]

The Perfect Snack For Busy Families On-The-Go! @GoGoldenGirl #Giveaway #Ad

    I wish you could spend one week with our family so you could see how much time we spend running around and maybe lend a helping hand.  I'm just kidding, maybe...Seriously, though, it can get pretty hectic around here.  I think the neighbors have probably heard me yelling in the morning, "We have to go, or else I'm going to be late for work."  As a result of all this craziness, it can sometimes be difficult planning healthy snacks and meals that our boys can enjoy while we are on the road or on-the-go.  That is why I love how wholesome and versatile Golden Girl Granola is!    Golden Girl Granola comes in seven head-over-heels delicious flavors that include: Bluesberry, Chocolate Decadence, Creative Cranberry, Forest Maple, Home Sweet Honey, Original and Truly Tropical.  It is an all-natural, whole-grain granola that is non-GMO, dairy free, cholesterol free, casein free, trans-fat free, wheat free and has no preservatives, artificial color or flavors.  Say what?  Yes, it is a … [Read more...]

Take A Journey Through Italy With Pasta Chips! @EatPastaChips #Giveaway #Ad

*I participated in this campaign on behalf of Pasta Chips. I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and as a thank you item for participating.  All opinions are my own.    Many of you are probably unaware that my mother is half-Italian.  Her father's side of the family was from Naples, Italy and she can recall her paternal grandmother telling her stories about the old country when she was a little girl.  Although I was raised in Spain since my father is from there, there are certain things that I have learned from my Mom about Italian culture.  Certainly, cooking and food is an important part of being from any Italian family.     A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review Pasta Chips and I was intrigued because I know that Italian food is made with love and packed full of delicious flavors.  The idea for creating these chips was born in the hills of Tuscany at a small, authentic Osteria.    They pride themselves on creating real Italian food that … [Read more...]

Satisfy Your Hunger With New Hormel® REV® Wraps! #HormelFamily #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods.  All opinions are 100% mine.    Before you know it, September will be right around the corner and it will be time to start thinking about preparing back to school lunches and after school snacks.  Hormel Foods is launching their new product called Hormel® REV® wraps just in time for wherever life takes you this Fall.    This busy Mom-on-the-go understands the importance of having quick and easy to prepare foods that will satisfy my family's hunger and taste great at the same time.  These wraps are protein-rich and provide your hungry family with the energy that they will need to take them through their busy days.  Also, they are made with real meat and cheese which means that they are a good source of calcium and fiber.    I personally love that they are really convenient to prepare and can be eaten hot or cold.  They are extremely portable and can be hand-held while eaten which makes them great for eating … [Read more...]

Enjoy A Tea Party With @NaturesBakery And @DavidsonsTeas #Ad

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Bakery and Davidson's Organics.  All opinions are 100% mine.    In modern times, just about everyone has heard of the health benefits of drinking tea.  Studies show that drinking black tea and green tea are beneficial to living a healthy lifestyle.  Tea has been shown to contain powerful antioxidants, strengthen the immune system, and help prevent infections.*    Unfortunately, most people assume that all teas and herbs are organic which is not always the case.  Most tea is sprayed with chemical pesticides and grown with chemical fertilizers.  Davidson's Organics, however, only imports certified organic teas, herbs, spices, and flowers from around the world.  They follow strict processing and labeling guidelines in order to make sure that their organic teas are an important part of any healthy lifestyle.    Of course, what tea party would be complete without delicious treats to serve along with the tea. … [Read more...]