A Mardi Gras Menu

Are you ready?  Tuesday, February 28th,  is Mardi Gras! While we might not all be lucky enough to get down to New Orleans for some Carnival fun, we can eat like we're there. Here are a few of our favorite Lousiana foods with links to their recipes so you can create your own Mardi Gras menu. Mardi Gras Menu Ideas Shrimp Creole -- Click here to get Paula Deen's yummy version of this classic dish. Jambalaya -- Emeril Lagasse is probably one of Louisiana's most famous chefs. Click Read more [...]

A Valentine’s Day Menu Idea — Heart Shaped Pizza

Create Your Own Heart Shaped Pizza for Valentine's Day Last year my family wanted to do something special  for our Valentine's Day dinner, so we came up with the ideas of making our own unique pizzas -- shaped like hearts, of course! Not only were these super fun and easy to make, but I didn't have to worry that anyone would be unhappy with their dinner! To make heart shaped pizza, all we did was roll out some refrigerated Pillsbury pizza dough and form it into the shape of a large heart instead Read more [...]

Valentine Lunch Box Notes

Valentine's Day is coming soon -- time for hearts, flowers, and special surprises! One of my own kids' very favorite treats has always been getting a special love note from home tucked into their lunch boxes (or as they got older hidden in their backpacks, gym clothes, or computer cases.) We thought it would be fun to create some free printable Valentine lunch box notes for you to give to your own kiddos in the days leading up to Valentine's Day. You might also use them as a little surprise for Read more [...]

Potato Bar for Super Bowl

A Super Bowl Potato Bar Are you hosting a Super Bowl party this year? A baked potato bar can be a great Super Bowl menu idea that both pleases everyone and actually allows you to relax and enjoy the game (and the commercials!) Add a few other make-ahead snacks such as chips and dip, buffalo wings,  a salad, and some brownies, and you'll be all set before kickoff! Here are some items to include with your spuds: Butter or margarine (roasted garlic butter is an especially yummy option) Sour Read more [...]