Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Confession: I’m a ham girl. No offense to Thanksgiving and the turkey, but I prefer ham. That’s why, even though we eat turkey with extended family on Thanksgiving, I always buy a ham and cook it at my house, too. And talk about the leftovers–YUM! We eat ham for days, people, and never get sick […]

Reindeer Floats Christmas Snack

This adorable Reindeer Floats Christmas Snack is easy to assemble and would make a fun treat for watching Christmas movies with the family or any of your holiday traditions. My kids thought they were hilarious and fun–they really liked making these together! This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, […]

Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias This weekend was all about pumpkins at our house. We got together with friends to have a Pumpkin Party–carving pumpkins, glowstick tag in the dark, and, of course, food. It was a fabulous time! The best part? Nobody had […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Bars & “Buy a Box, Give a Box” with Cheerios

When I was in college, I worked at a summer camp as a camp counselor. Some of my best memories are of those summers–hiking, ropes courses, and Ms. Marilyn. I really don’t know how long Ms. Marilyn had been coming to camp to volunteer, but she was there faithfully every summer. A petite older woman, […]

Sundae Fundae Back-to-School Party

Our Kid-Planned Ice Cream Sundae Party was so much fun! Letting the boys take ownership of the party planning was a great lesson in responsibility as they chose ice cream toppings, made invitations, and even helped set up for the party. I loved watching them make decisions and compromises with each other. But most of […]

5 Recipes for Summer Entertaining

Seems like summer is the time we entertain the most. Probably because you can throw something on the grill and toss something fresh in a bowl and call it a meal. Summer entertaining is easy and fun. Fresh ingredients take center stage and a meal on the porch makes clean up easy. Two thumbs-up from me. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Last week I was reminded of the birthday cake my mom made for my surprise 16th birthday MANY years ago. The cake was a combination of strawberry shortcake and ice cream cake all rolled into one. It’s been years since I’ve thought about that cake, and the second I remembered it, I had a craving. I […]

Candy Shark Jello Snacks

Every time Shark Week rolls around, I think about the birth of our oldest son. As we snuggled our new baby boy in the hospital, we enjoyed all the cable channels we didn’t have at our house. After flipping through all the available channels, Mr. Happy Brown House would settle on watching Shark Week–he couldn’t […]

Fourth of July Activities and Treats

How is it already time for the Fourth of July?! Red, White, Blue, and Boom! Oh My! If you’re in need of some easy ideas to celebrate the 4th, look no further. There’s a little bit of everything in this list of Fourth of July Activities and Treats that were linked up in Good Tips Tuesday. […]

4 Delicious Summer Berry Recipes

I love summer! I’m pretty sure you’ve figured that out now as often as I say it. Nothing can beat fresh fruits and veggies straight from the garden. Since we don’t have room for a garden of our own, we make it a habit to visit the farmer’s market by our house on Saturday mornings. […]