month : 05/2015 12 results

Travel Tips – Snacks and Water

Spring is when we gear up for car travel. We plan our road trips, wish, dream and hope we can go everywhere we want. I am always searching for more car travel tips to make it easier, like how I pack clothes. Today I want to share my travel tips for snacks and water. Traveling with kids in a car can be hard for many reasons. My first child screamed in the car everywhere we went. Now, 11 years later that same child may scream in the car for other reasons. One thing I have found helpful ...

Travel Tips: Clothes Packing Tips

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here to find out my secret clothes packing tip! Do you love to go on family vacations? We do, I do, but the thought of packing makes me want to cry because it is SO exhausting. Do you ever feel like that? I have 5 kids, one still in diapers and I need to figure out how many changes of clothes they will each need every day while keeping it all organized and efficient. I do not like having one bag per person because, that is a lot of bags for my ...

Pepperoni Pizza Hashbrown Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Classico Riserva for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of our favorite Sunday side dishes is Hashbrown Cheese Casserole. One of our favorite days of the week is Friday family night when we have pizza and watch a movie. I thought it would be fun to try something new and combine our two favorites. Potatoes are almost like a blank canvas they are so versatile. We love eating potatoes almost every week in different forms such as baked, ma...

Herbed Sweet Potatoes

Whenever I BBQ I always think to myself, what can I cook as a side dish that requires the grill? Why leave a big open space on the grill when you can fill it with something else that smells delicious! Cooking in foil is one of my favorite ways to make easy recipes. All those delicious juices are trapped inside the foil marinating whatever is inside. Cooking in foil makes clean up a breeze. Just throw away the foil and you have one less pan to scrub. That is always a good thing in my house!...

The Legend of the Tooth Ninja Book Review

When Little Chef Dad was growing up his mother told them stories about Sammy and Tommy. Sammy was always the bad child and Tommy was always the good. His mom would teach them life lessons such as sharing through these stories. Occasionally Little Chef Dad will tell Sammy and Tommy stories to our kids. What if these stories were written down and made into a book? I would have no problem retelling the stories that I do not know. We all tell stories to our kids whether it be at bedtime or ...

Steak Dry Rub Recipe

Memorial Day is a days away which means it is BBQ season. I love food straight from the grill. Easy recipes seem to be abundant when you are cooking on the grill.  If it comes from my garden it is even better. This Steak Dry Rub Recipe is no different. It takes a few minutes to mix the rub but then the rest of the time is waiting for the marinating and grilling. Next time you are at the store pick up your favorite steak. The steak dry rub recipe takes only a few minutes, but you ...

Pretzel Dogs

Do you remember our Soft Pretzel recipe from Alton Brown? We are still in love with it and we make it quite frequently. One night we used that easy recipe to make pretzel dogs. Now, there is no turning back. This recipe is so good.   Ingredients: soft pretzel recipe your favorite hot dog Directions: Follow the directions for the soft pretzel recipe. Instead of shaping the pretzel after forming a dough rope, wrap the dough around your favorite hot dog. Proceed ...

Jump Rope Songs Part 2

After printing and putting together a photo book with jump rope songs my girls had some words for me. They did not like some of the versions of the songs and they informed me of other jump rope games they play. I decided to take their suggestions and create part 2 of the jump rope songs. My girls like this version of Ice Cream Soda better. They say it is an updated version. Wow, now I really feel old. School  - this game is played one at a time until a mistake is made. Not only ...

DIY Pineapple Keychain

My kids have an event at school where they practice buying things in a different language. We have been involved in this the past 2 years. They are always looking for donations of keychains or similar small items that the kids would enjoy. One year a friend of my daughter made keychains. I thought it was a great easy craft because keychains are something kids can make and mine like putting them on their backpacks. We are going to create some different types of keychains for this school ...

10 Kiddie Pool Ideas

I love buying a toy that can be used for many different things. One such item is a Kiddie Pool. There are so many fun activities you can do with it to keep the kids busy for hours at a time in the summer. Swim! This is the intended use of the pool so add some water and jump in! Splash as much as you want because it's ok if the water gets out of the pool. Buckets and Cups! Add buckets and cups to pour water from one to the other. Of course they will eventually use the bucket to ...

Avengers Party Drinks

We are a household comprised mostly of girls. Little Chef Dad is determined to educate my girls with comic book characters. That means learning all about the Avengers. Today we want to share easy recipes for non-alcoholic drinks representing some of the Avengers. My Little Chefs had a great time learning about the science behind creating the drink. How do you create the layers? Why does it work sometimes and other times it doesn't? It's great when we can mix science into anything! I ...

Jump Rope Songs

There are so many fun memories I have from my childhood. Jumping rope, singing songs on the playground at school and playing hopscotch were two of my favorite things. I want to share these songs with my kids through these Jump Rope Songs {Printables}. This time instead of creating easy crafts I made the printable simple to send to one hour photo and let them do the work. Check here for even more jump rope songs and activities that I later created because this one was so popular. There are so ...
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