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EAT: Chocolate Chip Pizza + GIVEAWAY

By on December 9, 2015

Disclosure: The information, products and Publix gift cards were provided by General Mills through Linqia.

This year we have been so behind on our Christmas decorating. We had to have our grout redone and that meant not taking the tree out till it was finished. We had it done this past Saturday and we are still slacking. Since I felt really guilty about not having our tree up I figured a fun night of baking some sweet treats would make up for it. Betty Crocker has 24 Days of Cookies which inspired our little night of baking!
Since we just decorated some cookies I wanted to try something a little different. 
Ace and I mixed up some chocolate chip cookies and made a cookie cake! 
It was pretty easy too. We used Betty Crocker‘s chocolate chip cookie mix. You only need to add an egg, water and oil. So simple. I mean lets get real, we all know I am the first to mess up a complicated recipe but not with these pouches!

After you mix the batter pour the mix into a cake pan and bake it for a couple minutes longer than suggested. Super easy! 
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EAT: #SpreadCheer + $20 Gift Card GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

By on December 2, 2015

Thank you Betty Crocker for sponsoring this post.

What is more fun than making cookies for your best friends? Nothing when you are a cute 4 year old little boy. 

Last night the kids and I decided to bake some Betty Crocker sugar cookies and decorate them for our neighbors. I thought it would be a good idea to let them decorate them but in the end they ended up eating everything and getting slobber all over the spoons and candy. Super delicious. 

While they were busy spreading icing all over their faces and shoving cookies in their mouths I made some Christmas theme cookies. First I made two reindeers and then a wreath and tree cookie. I am obsessed with the reindeer cookies. 

Ace was so excited to bring the cookies to our neighbors too. He just loves his new little friends so it was nice to be able to give them a special treat. We used these super adorable cookie gift tags to personalize the gift box.  They also have really cute coloring pages and recipes for some fun holiday activities. Oh and don’t forget to download a coupon!

Now join the fun and enter to win a $20 Gift Card!
Giveaway Instructions
1. Visit the Betty Crocker #SpreadCheer page
2. Create your own #SpreadCheer basket and post the photo on your social media outlets. Make sure to use the hashtag #SpreadCheer
3. Tag 2 friends to nominate them to join the fun!
4. Come back here and post a link to your #SpreadCheer photo.

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EAT: Kid Friendly Taco Bar!

By on September 10, 2015

I am a huge fan of taco night. I love how easy it is to make and get on the table quickly. Now that my kids are getting older they have been becoming pickier with what they eat. I have to get creative and find ways that will encourage them to eat new things. 

The best way to get Ace to eat something out of his norm is to have him help make his food. He likes when he feels like he is in control of what he is eating. This gives him options on what he puts on his plate and there is no nagging from Branden and myself for him to eat more. We kept our taco bar simple but you can add any toppings you think your little one would love.
Our Taco Bar
Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Tortilla Chips
Ground Turkey
Plain Greek Yogurt (instead of sour cream)
Shredded Cheese
Romain Lettuce
Taco Boats
Mild Taco Sauce
What else you can add (and we probably would have had we not also had the salsa) 
Avocados or Guacamole 
Get creative!

The best way to go about this is to make it fun. If they have fun bowls they really like put the toppings in there. We also laid brown wrapping paper over the table and let them draw. It makes dinner fun and feel special. It also kept them busy while we got everything ready. Another fun option are these awesome taco boats. The kids can fill them up and eat from them or pick them up and bite without spilling!
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