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Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bread

Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Bread If you’ve been following along this past couple of months, you know that I love moist bread!  I shared my Chocolate Dulce de Leche bread recipe to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month a few weeks ago and just before summer was over I had to get my lemon kick in with some Lemon […]

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Campfire S’mores Cone

My favorite part of camping is s’mores! Actually truth be told, I camp because I know I’ll get s’mores at some point. Since we camp “a lot” I have been trying different variations of my favorite camping dessert.  I’ve had s’mores on Oreo cookies, I’ve put peanut butter on my graham crackers before covering it […]

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

This recipe is perfect for this time of the year not only because of it’s rich caramel flavor but it’s Latin inspired, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month! I don’t know why I’m so particular about banana bread you would think I wouldn’t be so picky since I’ve eaten BIG ants in the jungle, guinea […]

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Moist Lemon Blueberry Bread {Healthy}

Moist Lemon Blueberry Bread {Healthy} I love all things lemons. Especially sweet lemony things. I moved into a house with a lemon tree! (jumping up and down with joy) Need I say more. The funny thing is that I live in a town house apartment type of setting. So our little complex is enclosed and […]

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Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient}

Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient} There’s something about that ice cream scoop in your shake that makes it thick and creamy and not to mention yummy.  But I just got back from my doctors appointment and they confirmed my suspicion, I’ve gained weight. If you’ve been keeping up with me here on […]

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Healthy Chocolate Belgian Waffle Sticks with Peanut Butter Sauce

Don’t let the title– “Belgian Waffles” scare you away. It sounds fancy schmancy but they are actually really easy to make with this recipe I’m sharing below.  Turning our Belgian Waffles into waffle sticks is a big hit with our kids and perfect for our little familia trying to get out the door in the […]

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Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

I love easy! And I love how this Ice Cream Sandwich Bar turned out! The dipping station was full of so many yummy options I could stand there and just eat from there. My toddler had so much fun picking out his own dipping options for his ice cream sandwich! Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream […]

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Soccer Ball Rice Krispie Treats

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Crest and Latina Bloggers Connect. It’s been so fun to draw closer to friends, family and even complete strangers as we celebrate a goal for our favorite team during the big soccer match!  Yesterday as I watched the Ecuador vs France game with over 100 people on […]

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Simple Desserts: Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes

Oh my gosh, can I just say I’ve died and gone to heaven.  This dessert is amazingly delicious and surprisingly easy! Everytime I have every served these to our guest or given them to teachers or neighbors, everyone is in awe.  I especially love the peanut butter in them but if you’re not a big […]

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Summer Camp at Home: Animal Activities & Snacks

The All Things Bloggers united to bring you a  chock full of ideas for your summer camp at home!   Make sure you stop by all summer long to check out the fun– at the end of the week you’ll have an awesome resource for each of the themes above. My kids are animal lovers so it […]

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Must Try Appetizer: Strawberry Bruschetta

The flavors of Strawberry Bruschetta bursting in  your mouth are enough to put a smile on your face.  This past week, I served this appetizer as an afterschool snack for my family and I just watched as their eyes got big and listened with delight as they repeatedly said, “Mmmmm.  This is so good mom.  Yum.” […]

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Easy Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls

I’m not sure if Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls would fall into the authentic Mexican desserts category but once you taste it you’ll notice the hint of Mexican flavors bursting in your mouth. Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, I have a confession to make. Or maybe a few.  This all may come as a shock, so have a seat: […]

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Healthy Breakfast Cookies

Is it possible to have cookies for breakfast?  Well, with these Healthy Breakfast Cookies, I don’t’ feel guilty giving my children cookies for breakfast.  This recipe doesn’t have butter and I use oats as the “flour”. Or you can just use oat flour which I make by blending it until it’s resembles a fine powder. […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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Robin’s Egg Nest Treats

I pretty much follow the recipe for scotcharoos but don’t use butterscotch morsels and use chocolate rice krispies for a “nest look”. Robin’s Egg Nest Treats 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies Robin Eggs or Jelly Beans Chocolate for melting Place corn syrup and […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe {NO Peeling Required}

Applesauce can be pricey at least in our neck of the woods so as the saying goes “necessity is the mother of invention” I got to making my own.   In my world though this would probably fit better “necessity is the mother of homemade connoctions.” Applesauce is super easy to make whether you’re making it over the stovetop […]

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Teaching Your Kids Spanish Using Children’s Books

I’m pretty sure I’ve taught basic Spanish to every age group out there. And there’s one tip that doesn’t change no matter what age group I’m talking to and it’s: Use children’s literature to help you learn Spanish.”  I tell parents of babies, elementary age, high schoolers, college students, adults and senior citizens the same […]

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Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries

Oh my word, these gluten free pancakes were amazing!!!  I seriously couldn’t stop eating this deliciousness.  The homemade lemon whipped cream and the berries totally made this meal finger licking good. Gluten Free Pancakes with Lemon Whipped Cream & Berries 1.5 oat flour (gluten free) 1/4 cp almond flour 2 tbl rice flour or bean flour 1/2 tsp […]

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