Month: July 2016

Cozy Coupe Batmobile

I was starting to think *sigh* our son would have to settle for a boring Cozy Coupe (oh, the horror!). Thank goodness that won’t be the case. Last week the hubby did a few projects around the house, one of which was converting our traditional Cozy Coupe into a Batmobile. It doesn’t get much cuter than seeing a 1-year old riding around in a Batmobile, folks.

Turn your boring Cozy Coupe into a Batmobile! -


Easy Homemade Marinara

You know how people always say homemade is better than store-bought? I wish this weren’t true but it really is. Do we always make fresh homemade spaghetti sauce? Um, no. But, when we have a few extra minutes, this homemade marinara is definitely worth the effort. And, added bonus when we have our own fresh basil to use!

Easy Homemade Marinara

Please believe me when I say this marinara can be made by anyone, easily. From start to finish, it’ll take you (more…)

Snickers Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Last week I made some chocolate cupcakes with Oreo buttercream frosting and after making those, the candy-cupcake wheels were churning in my brain. I’ve done Reese’s cupcakes and they’re delicious, of course, but I wanted to try something new. I finally settled on Snickers. I’m not a big fan of plain caramel but add some salt to it and I’m all over it! Alas, Snickers Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting were born!

Chocolate Snickers Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

I used chocolate cupcakes for this because, well, duh, this is just a chocolate kinda recipe. If I do a special frosting, (more…)

Can’t Go Wrong Pasta Salad

You know that side dish you always make because it’s just so dang delicious and it makes too much for you to eat by yourself? Well, this pasta salad is that dish for me. I got this recipe from a friend years ago and it’s my go-to pasta salad. My family and friends probably get tired of me bringing this pasta salad to everything but I just can’t resist.

Pasta Salad Collage

The best part about this pasta salad is you can customize it with any veggies you like. Personally, I (more…)

Quick Mango Salsa

Mango margarita? Yes, please! Mango salsa? Can’t get enough of it! While I enjoy mangos, I’ve never attempted to cut one, much less made anything with a mango. They’re odd shaped, a weird color, and I had no clue what was in the middle. Today, however, I went out on a limb. I got a little crazy and…drumroll please…cut a mango. Nuts, right?!

Mango Salsa Collage

If you’re like me and have no clue how to dice a mango, (more…)

4th of July Dessert Ideas

It’s almost time to celebrate our independence! You know what that means, right? Lots of scared puppies and crying kids…er I mean food, family, friends, and fireworks. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

Need a last minute dessert idea for your 4th of July celebration? Check out these 5, simple desserts that anybody can make. Yes, anybody.

A very important, if not the most important, (more…)