27 January 2015

Butter Pecan Crackers

This is a guest post from Teryn from Southern Mountain Mommy! 

Looking for something easy to make to satisfy that sweet tooth? Check out these butter pecan crackers! You will need:

- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of pecans
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 stick of margarine
- 1 1/2 sleeves of crackers

22 January 2015

5 Tips to Organize Your Playroom

This is a guest post from Larisha of We're Parents!?

The holiday season has officially came to an end and you have hopefully started or finished taking down your Christmas decorations.  However, if you were anything like us in the past year, this only leads to one HUGE glaring issue.  What in the world are you going to do with all these toys!?

Toy room organization has always been a difficult task for me and I just couldn’t seem to get it together.  That is, until the beginning of this year, when I was just run down, tired of stepping on toys, and realized that we desperately needed a different solution than what we currently had going on in our toddler’s playroom. I thought we had a good system before, but after the holidays, it was clear that nothing was currently working.  Here’s the 5 steps we took to optimal toy room organization.

15 January 2015

Chicken Broccoli Divan #Recipe

My family absolutely loves this meal, Chicken Broccoli Divan-- it's a crowd pleaser for all ages, even kids who are picky eaters! Not to mention, it's super easy to make! This meal is especially nice to make on cold winter days, so your oven can help heat up your home.

1 lb Fresh steamed broccoli cut into spears or 10 oz frozen broccoli, cooked & drained
1 1/2 Cups cubed cooked chicken (I use two nice sized breasts)
1 Can broccoli cheese soup
1/3 Cup milk
1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp dry bread crumbs
1 Tbsp melted butter

09 January 2015

Stuffed Shells, with Turkey Burger & Velveeta Cheese | Recipe

This recipe has been in my family for such a long time, I couldn't really tell you how long. When I was a kid, I always loved this dish, and of course still do! My husband is in love with this meal and so are both of kids. It really is a pleaser to all ages and definitely "hits the spot".

The following recipe makes about 22-25 shells. Boil at least 25 shells in case some break while boiling them, to point you can't use them.

05 January 2015

7 Tips to Potty Training Toddlers

The following tips are ones I personally came up with, through my experience. I am currently potty training my 2 1/2 year old son and I think it's safe to say we are 85% there! I do want to say, I do not believe in forcing a child to learn how to potty train. You definitely have to wait until they are ready-- some kids are earlier than others, some are later than others. Our daughter was fully potty trained at 22 months, so at first I was frustrated about our son not being ready at almost 2 1/2 a couple months backs. Truth is, our son is not as mature as our daughter was at his age...all kids are different!

03 January 2015

WOWButter Cookies with Hershey Kisses | Recipe #PeanutFree

The cookie most commonly known as "Peanut Butter Blossoms" have always been one of my favorite cookies. Since having my daughter who has a severe peanut allergy, I have not made these cookies in years (about 5 years). This past year I came across the amazing (in my opinion) soy butter called WOWButter and now substitute peanut butter with WOWButter in my grandmother's recipe and they are soooo good! Honestly, people who love peanut butter and didn't realize soy butter was used instead of peanut butter, can't tell the difference. Now my whole family can enjoy this long-time loved cookie and it's safe for our daughter!

1 3/4 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1/2 Cup WOWButter (or peanut butter for non peanut allergies)
Bag of Hershey milk chocolate kisses