Food and Recipes

Dole Whip: Facts, Recipes, and Disney World Locations

Dole Whip: Facts, Recipes, and Disney World Locations

Whether you’ve been to Disney World or not, you’ve heard people speak of the “Dole Whip,” often with a touch of love and longing in their voice. In this post we’ll cover some important facts about the Dole Whip, all the places where you can […]

11 Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

11 Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipes

Chili is such a crowd pleaser at my house. It makes the house smell good, and the kids like it because they can “dress it up” any way they like by adding gobs of shredded cheese, hot sauce, rice, etc. They like having that feeling […]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cupcakes Your Family Will Love

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cupcakes Your Family Will Love

What’s even better than dessert? How about a Disney dessert? Whether you’re planning a mouse-themed birthday party for one of your kids, getting in the mood for your family’s next Disney World Trip, or just want a fun activity to do with your kids, these […]

How to Make Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cake Pops (Easy DIY Recipes)

How to Make Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cake Pops (Easy DIY Recipes)

If you’re looking for fun activities to countdown the days til your family’s Disney World trip, then eating “Mickey Mouse food” is a great choice. Even if you’re not planning a Disney trip anytime soon … go ahead and make some Disney treats anyway! It’s […]

Cute and Easy Animal Cupcakes

Cute and Easy Animal Cupcakes

When my girls were little, we spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Sometimes they would sit on the counter and help me make dinner (mostly handing me things and pouring in stuff), and other times we would make “fun food,” like peanut butter […]

The Best Waffle Makers with Removable Plates

The Best Waffle Makers with Removable Plates

It started a few weeks ago I went out to breakfast with my oldest two kids and ordered a Belgian waffle with strawberries (and a Toffee Crunch Latte). It was good. Like, really good. And I couldn’t help thinking, “We need to get a good […]

How to Host an Amazing Chili Cook-Off

How to Host an Amazing Chili Cook-Off

Chili cook-offs are a great way to get together with neighbors, church members, or co-workers. It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive. And who doesn’t love chili? Since my post about Jamie Deen’s award-winning chili recipe is by far the most popular post on this website, I […]

Broccoli, Chicken, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Broccoli, Chicken, Cheese, and Rice Casserole

Over a decade ago my mother in-law bought me the Better Homes and Gardens America’s Best-Loved Community Recipes cookbook. It’s honestly the best cookbook I’ve ever owned. Every single recipe we’ve ever tried in it has been a favorite, from the blueberry buckle to the […]

How to Make Jamie Deen’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe with Beer

How to Make Jamie Deen’s Award-Winning Chili Recipe with Beer

Rachael recently attended a huge church teen event that had a Chili Cook-Off, and she informed me that not only did I need to make chili more often, but I needed to try making different kinds of chili. Fair enough. I’d been making the same […]

Better Than Robert Redford (our favorite dessert)

Better Than Robert Redford (our favorite dessert)

    About ten years ago I went to a church event at a woman named Muriel’s house, and she served this dessert. I got the recipe, and it has been The Dessert we make whenever we have company.   We haven’t had company for […]