When we were planning my youngest daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party it became our personal challenge to come up with fun party food themed around each one of her favourite characters including Elsa,
This past weekend we threw my youngest daughter her very first “friend” birthday party to celebrate her upcoming fifth birthday. Everything was Frozen themed — including the food. So if you’re like me and are planning a Disney Frozen themed birthday party and are looking for menu options to please the biggest Frozen-frenzied guests without breaking the bank, this list is for you!
I love potato salad. It makes me think of summer and backyard barbeques and my grandmother who always made the best traditional potato salad. While there will always be a place at my picnic table for old-fashioned potato salad, this cauliflower salad gives all the taste and texture of potato salad without having to spend the time pealing, slicing and boiling potatoes.
It’s also the hit of the party for those of us looking for something a little healthier to put beside our favourite barbequed entrée.
My whole family loves Mexican food. Whether it’s tacos, nachos, burritos, Mexican has always been a fave. Now, thanks to these fun, new Kraft Dinner Macaroni and Cheese options we can add my Fiesta Mac and Cheese recipe to the list!
It all started with an interview with the stars of one my eldest daughter’s favourite dance shows. I was offered the interview, and I asked if my ten-year-old competitive dancing daughter could co-interview the dancers with me. When they said yes I challenged her to come up with some of her own questions to ask.
Are you guilty of changing the names of meal items in order to get your kids to eat their dinner? I know I am. Homemade Macaroni and Cheese becomes “cheesy pasta” and parmesan cheese becomes “shakey-shake” (because you get to shake it!) and then of course there are these Minecraft Pork Chops.
When I was younger, my best-friend's mom would often be our chauffeur from school to our many extra curricular activities. She drove a huge outdated mustard-coloured car that my friend was super embarrassed by, but I always looked forward to jumping into that car after school because the driver was a very special and kind woman and there were always SNACKS!
Mrs. Furfaro absolutely knew that as children and teenagers, we needed a decent snack before we moved on to our next activities, whether it was a dance class, basketball game, or even studying for exams.
Like so many moms, I am always trying to find new dinner options that are fast, easy, and worth the effort.
When I found myself staring at a bag of frozen perogies in my freezer and a bunch of our favourite cheese in the fridge, I knew I would hit the jackpot if I could make cheese perogies even cheesier! And boy was I right!
The first time I had pasta in Vodka Cream Sauce, I was in University and a few friends and I had gone out for dinner to celebrate a special occasion. We opted for a fancy-ish Italian restaurant (at least it felt fancy to me back waaaay back then) and there on the menu was Penne in Vodka Cream Sauce. I was always a fan of creamy pasta sauces (there was this one time, in grade school, when we went on a family vacation to Montreal and I ate nothing but Fettuccine Alfredo and Mussels with "frites" for a whole week's worth of lunches and dinners).
When my son started asking for pork chops for dinner, I had absolutely no idea where he had even gotten the idea. I don't think I have ever actually made a pork chop and, in fact, I don't even remember eating them growing up. It turns out that he came up with the idea all on his own while playing, what else—Minecraft.
Do you remember the days when Valentine's Day was filled with a new dress, styled hair, a fancy dinner, roses, and something that came in a tiny box? No??? Actually, neither do I! I've been a mom for so long, I honestly can't even remember if I ever celebrated a Valentine's Day the way they do in the movies.
There's an old family joke involving my dad that basically says if there is such thing as reincarnation we would all be lucky to come back as one of his adopted pets. You see, my dad has something about him that basically attracts stray, abandoned, and abused cats and dogs and he always takes it upon himself to care for these animals, find new homes for them or take in the most needy whether they need heath care, love or re-training of the most abused and therefore scared animals. Needless to say, the luckiest of animals end up in my dad's care.
I've always loved cabbage rolls, but I've never actually made them. Why? Because spending my time wrapping each individual cabbage roll seems like a heck of a lot of work, especially for something that is readily available at my local market. The funny thing is, my kids don't actually like their cabbage rolls in nice neat bundles, and when I heat theirs up, I put them in bowls and cut them up making the perfect rolls into a sloppy mess.
Ever since I was little my Christmas morning breakfast has included what we've always called "Grandma's Christmas Morning Strata." I've later learned that it's my Grandmother's version of the Good Old Fashioned Christmas Morning Wife Saver.
In our house, Christmas morning has always been accompanied by a bottle of Homemade Baileys Irish Cream for the coffee and a pitcher of Mimosas. While the typical Mimosa is one part orange juice and one part sparkling wine, this Christmas Morning Mimosa adds a little seasonal flavour to make the perfect present opening beverage.