Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea Party Punch with Snapple #SipYourSummer

Lemon Raspberry Iced Tea Party Punch with Snapple #SipYourSummer #Ad #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias Now that summer is in full swing, I’m relaxing as much as possible and enjoying spending a little time away from my classroom.  It feels so great to wind down and de-stress a bit! I’ve found […]

Easy Entertaining Recipe: Summer Cowboy Caviar with Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes #HuntsFreshTwists

Easy Entertaining Recipe: Summer Cowboy Caviar with Hunt's Diced Tomatoes #HuntsFreshTwists #ad #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsFreshTwists #CollectiveBias  I can’t believe summer is already here! It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and now school is out (today for me, in fact!) and we’re getting ready for pool parties, […]

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Mountain High Yoghurt #simplelife

Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Mountain High Yoghurt #simplelife #MountainHighYoghurt #sp

I am not a morning person. Not in any sense of the word. I am that annoying person who hits snooze at least three times every morning, and then still grumbles and moans as she rolls herself out of bed. It is terrible.  This is a problem, considering I teach junior high and have to […]

Cranberry Pineapple Cocktail Meatballs

When I first heard of this recipe, I have to admit–I was WAY skeptical.  Pineapple on meatballs?!?!? It sounded kinda strange to me, but my husband SWORE to me that they were the most delicious things on the planet.  His friend’s mom gave him the recipe, since it was his favorite, and I have to […]

Layered Taco Dip

Layered Taco Dip

  With the Big Game coming up this weekend, I’ve been sharing lots of ideas to entertain your guests (or just your family) on the big day. I’ve even got one more up my sleeve for tomorrow, too! So far, I’ve shared my Snickers Apple Brownie Trifle, my Skittles Layer Cake, my Fancy Footwork Fries […]

Easy Asian Inspired Appetizer Platter with Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls + Four Unique Dipping Sauces #TaiPeiGoodFortune

Easy Asian Inspired Appetizer Platter with Tai Pei + Four Dipping Sauces #TaiPeiGoodFortune #ad

Disclosure: This #TaiPeiGoodFortune shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. With the holiday season in full swing, and the big Christmas holiday just a little over two weeks away, holiday entertaining is alive and well in our house.  Our schedule is packed full of social obligations, and […]

Slow Cooker Caramel Pear Crumble with French Vanilla Ice Cream from Smart & Final #ChooseSmart

Slow Cooker Caramel Pear Crumble with French Vanilla Ice Cream from Smart & Final #ChooseSmart #shop #CollectiveBias

Disclosure: This #ChooseSmart shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. It’s official–baking season has arrived! With November’s arrival, it means big holiday meals, parties, and get-togethers will be filling our calendars soon. I love the holiday season, and I love cooking holiday meals even more (probably more than is […]

Dark Chocolate Pineapple Granola Bars

Dark Chocolate Pineapple Granola Bars #glutenfree #healthysnack

Well, the day has finally arrived.  The last night of summer.  Tomorrow I go back to school, back into the classroom, to prepare for another year of 7th grade.  As I sit here typing this, my chest is a little tight with anticipation and anxiety about the school year to come.  I’ll meet my students […]

Bacon Wrapped LA Street Dogs

Bacon Wrapped LA Street Dogs

  Every city has their own special style of hot dog.  New York has their Dirty Water Dogs, Chicago has those dogs covered in tomato, picked, relish, and whatnot, and LA–well, we have the bacon wrapped LA street dog. Some call it an Alley Dog, some call it a Danger Dog, but whatever you call […]

Edible Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Edible Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough @ Ya Gotta Have a Hobby

  It has been WAY. TOO. HOT. here in California lately.  Normally in the summer we’ll have hot weather, sometimes as hot as over 100 degrees.  But lately, not only has it been 105 degrees for days at a time, it’s HUMID too.  I just can’t stand it.  I don’t want to go outside, I […]