Meal Plans Made Simple #29

Happy Friday everyone!  We’ve been TCB-ing around here.  That’s taking care of business and I’m talking about school.  We’ve had kindergrten assements, paperwork drop, hair cuts and of course, shoe shopping.  All the fun things that mark a new year.  This also means I’ll packing lunches every single day.   Costco: here I come.  But before we talk about lunches, lets focus on dinner! Monday  Spicy Chicken Panini - Inside BruCrew Life - It’s … Continue reading →

Peach Skillet Cinnamon Roll Recipe

This cinnamon roll recipe is so easy, you will fall in love! A cast iron skillet, fresh peaches and crescent roll dough makes them irresistible!

This cinnamon roll recipe is so easy, you will fall in love!  A cast iron skillet, fresh peaches and crescent roll dough makes them irresistible!   My little one had a kindergarten assessment today.  I spent a good chunk of my morning easing her fears.  I tried to assure her that she would be ready for kindergarten and that she would be able to handle anything.  Her nerves were calmed and fears eased as we walked … Continue reading →

Grilled Shrimp Nachos

Grilled shrimp nachos are easy to prepare and taste delicious!

 Grilled shrimp nachos for those nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven!  The grill does the work, you enjoy the meal! It's been in the upper 80's here this week.  I shouldn’t complain because it’s been a good summer, but I'm gonna complain anyway.  That's what we do after all, complain when we are cold and complain when we are hot.  It's just human nature.  Rather, it's my human nature. Days like this I find myself without … Continue reading →

Homemade Ice Cream: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream and a Giveaway

Homemade ice cream couldn’t be simpler with this no machine lemon buttermilk ice cream!

Homemade Ice Cream is so easy, no machine needed!  This lemon buttermilk ice cream is creamy, tart and refreshing! Nothing gets my family moving quicker than when I say “let’s go get ice cream.”  Each kid could be elbow deep in Lego’s or crafts, but when I utter those words they are out the door in a flash.  All that’s left in their place is a little tornado of dust that has formed in the recently vacated spaces. Sometimes we get ice cream … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple #28

Here we are, the end of another week.  I’m slowly starting to go back to school shopping.  The kids are pretending not to notice the jumbo size boxes of sanwich bags, juice boxes and cereals.  If they don’t see it, it’s not happening right? Oh yes it’s happening.  I look forward to our routine that the school year brings.  But I love having every one home too!  This time of year is bitter sweet. Let’s not worry … Continue reading →

Lime Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is sweet and creamy and perfect fro tart lime cupcakes!

Raspberry buttercream frosting adds some sweetness to these tart lime cupcakes! I’ve been sitting on these cupcakes for almost a month now.  I actually made them for my own birthday.  Typically I buy myself a rich, luxurious opera cream cake for my birthday.  That cake is the only cake we eat that hasn’t been made by me. It’s a gorgeous cake, but a little on the expensive side.  I’ve been feeling cheap lately and … Continue reading →

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

A little cheesecake packed into a chocolate cookie!

Cheesecake cookies are soft and rich and taste just like a bite sized chocolate cheesecake! A few friends of mine have declared this day Cheesecake Day.  I was asked to join in the fun, but here’s the rub; I don’t care for cheesecake.  Weird, I know.  I think it has a lot to do with the cheesecake my mom made when I was a kid.   It was the kind with chunks of pineapple and large curd cottage cheese.  Just what you want in a dessert right? … Continue reading →

Avocado Hummus Quinoa Burgers

A simple avocado hummus is the perfect topping for any burger!

BlogHer and MorningStar Farms have compensated me for this post.  I am happy to partner up to bring you new recipes! A simple homemade avocado hummus makes a perfect topping for any burger! I love sneaking different foods into our diets. I’ve been known to stare down my husband as he begins to eat his dinner. When I do this, my husband knows instantly that dinner is hiding a surpise ingredient, like pumpkin in our chili or … Continue reading →

Citrus Beer Shandy and a Giveaway

Beer shandies with a hint of citrus and sweetened with honey are the perfectly refreshing summertime beverage!

Beer blended with honey and citrus makes a pleasing and refreshing summer beverage! There's a slight change in the air.  It's subtle, but it's there.  It's the change that all parents are talking about and all kids are dreading: the changeover from summer break to back to school.  Some of us love it, some of us do not. It's curious how the air seems still as I walk my dog each night.  I believe it's because there aren't … Continue reading →