Easiest Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Easiest Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Easiest Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

There are few meals that I prepare that we all agree are amazing like this Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese!  I love it because it is easy peasy with little clean up.  Everyone loves it because these sandwiches are delicious and oh so filling.  From the creaminess of the cream cheese, the crispiness of the bacon, to the little kick from the jalapenos; this meal will get everyone talking.  These are also great to cut into finger sandwiches for a party.  We are having karaoke night at our house in a few weeks and I am going to make a grilled cheese tray.  I’m going to make some homemade ranch dressing to dip these babies in and WOAH, it will be a PARTAYYY!  I hope you will give these a try and let me know what you think.

Easiest Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Gather your ingredients:

  • 4 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 8 oz cheddar jack cheese
  • 1# bacon
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • 8 slices of bread of choice (You want a sturdy bread.  I used artisan bread)

Get to grillin':

  1. Carefully slice and remove seeds from jalapeno peppers.  Slice the peppers lengthwise and place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  2. Bake jalapeno peppers in oven preheated to 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes then carefully remove from oven and set aside.
  3. While jalapeno peppers are cooling, prepare bacon as directed on the package or as you normally would.  We like it crispy.
  4. Carefully set bacon aside.
  5. Spread one side of one side of bread generously with cream cheese.
  6. Place 4 jalapeno slices on top of cream cheese.
  7. Place 4 slices of bacon on jalapeno slices.
  8. Place a few slices of cheddar jack cheese on top of bacon and top with second slice of bread.
  9. Spread about 1 Tbsp butter on outside of top slice of bread and place in pan, butter side down.  “Grill” on medium low for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. While the first side of the sandwich is “grilling”, spread 1 Tbsp of butter on outside of other side of sandwich.
  11. Once the first side of the sandwich is golden brown, flip to the other side with the butter on it.
  12. Continue “grilling” for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Carefully remove from heat and place on plate to serve.
  14. Enjoy!

 

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Easy Creole Hummingbird Cake

Easy Creole Hummingbird Cake

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This Easy Creole Hummingbird Cake is my all-time favorite cake to make from scratch. Not only is this the most moist cake ever, but it tastes amazing! My husband’s birthday was yesterday and this is the cake he always requests. One of the awesome things about this cake is you can add, just about anything, to it and it will only get better! You can add raisins, pecans, or any dried fruits or nuts to the batter and it will be that much more amazing.  This Easy Creole Hummingbird Cake is a staple around our house for family gatherings and special occasions.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did!

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Gather your ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tblsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 cup chopped pecans for garnish

For the frosting:

  • 1 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 stick (8 Tblsp) butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups
  • 2 tsp almond extract

Bake the cake:

  1. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, & baking soda in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together both sugars and eggs.  Once these are creamy; add oil and vanilla extract and mix for about a minute at medium speed.
  3. Mix the flour mixture with the sugar and oil mixture and mix on medium for about a minute.
  4. Slowly add the bananas and pineapple and mix on medium for another minute until well blended.
  5. Divide the batter between three 9 inch round pans and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  You will know the cake is ready when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Carefully remove the pans from the oven and allow to cool.
  7. Once the cakes are cooled, ice with frosting and serve :)
  8. ENJOY!

Make the frosting:

  1. Mix the cream cheese, butter, and almond extract until creamy and a little bit fluffy.
  2. Sift in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  3. Mix with mixer on medium until smooth and well blended.
  4. Apply frosting between the layers of the cake as you stack them.  Then apply to the sides and top of cake.
  5. Enjoy!
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FREE Zootopia Coloring Sheets and New Clips from the Movie #Zootopia

FREE Zootopia Coloring Sheets and New Clips from the Movie #Zootopia

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I have some amazing new FREE Zootopia Coloring sheets and some new clips from the movie for all of you! Seriously, 2016 needs to slow down! I cannot believe it is almost March already. Before you know it, the kids will be out of school…eeeek! On a more exciting note, we’re getting closer to the opening of Zootopia in theaters everywhere! Oh yes, this is going to be one of the funniest, if not THE funniest movie of the year. There’s a new clip below for you to check out the amazing music and hilarious antics of all of the animals from Zootopia.

From Disney:

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Print Animal Tracks Activity Sheet

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Print Zootopia Hexaflexagon 

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Print Zootopia Coloring Pages

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Visit the official ZOOTOPIA website

ZOOTOPIA opens in theatres everywhere on March 4th!

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Stop Leaks Before They Happen With New Poise Impressa® #TryImpressa

Stop Leaks Before They Happen With New Poise Impressa® #TryImpressa

This post is sponsored by Impressa. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Did you know that Poise has a new product that can help you stop leaks before they happen?!  Oh yes, new Poise Impressa® does just that! I am the 41 year old mother of 3.  Giving birth to 3 children and being 41 years old both come with their unique challenges.  To top it off, my youngest two children play every sport they can.  Since they are both elementary age, this means they are in recreational sports and guess who, gets nominated to coach?  You guessed it….THIS MOM!  Although I absolutely love coaching children’s sports, it doesn’t come without it’s own challenges and one thing I don’t want to be thinking about while talking to a group of 9 year old girls on the sideline of a basketball court, is bladder leakage!  I also don’t want to be worried about if people in the stands can tell I’m wearing a pad from WAY OVER THERE!  This is why I was too excited to find out about the new Poise Impressa® bladder supports.  Not only do they stop the leaks before they start; there is no longer a need for pads!  This is a huge relief to an active mom like me :D  But, don’t take my word for it, try them out yourself.  You can easily find the sizing kits at your local Walmart near all of the other feminine products.

About Poise Impressa sizing kit:

The Poise Impressa Incontinence Bladder Supports Sizing Kit is specially designed for the temporary management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. They are a revolutionary non-absorbent, removable product that helps to stop bladder leaks before they happen, offering performance that you can rely on. If you leak when you laugh, cough, sneeze or dance, an Impressa bladder support can offer protection that you need. Safe, effective and easy to use, it is available in three different sizes to adapt to your unique internal shape. The first step is to use the Poise Impressa sizing kit, created to help you quickly find your most effective and comfortable internal fit, which includes size 1, size 2 or size 3.  Find out more at Walmart.com!

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Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

This is the easiest and most delicious bread bowl recipe around :)

Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Do you love making homemade bread?  If you do, then these easy homemade bread bowls are for you!  If you’ve never tried making homemade bread, this is one of the easiest recipes to start with.  So, go ahead and give it a try.  What do  you have to lose? You may just love it!  I have been making homemade bread for many years.  Although you can use any of your favorite bread recipes to make bread bowls, I find that this recipe makes a much more sturdy bowl than many others do.  Trust me, making bread is not nearly as scary as so many people make it out to be.  It’s a little time consuming, but not really difficult.  These bread bowls are going to be the staple for our Super Bowl party next week.  They can be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer too!  These bread bowls are great for thick soups and dips.  We love them with chili and potato soup.  I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do :D

Easy Homemade Bread Bowls

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water (not hot)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 4 cups bread flour

Get to baking:

  1. Add water, sugar, & yeast to mixer with bread hook and let sit for 5 minutes
  2. Add milk, vegetable oil, and eggs to the water mixture and mix slowly with bread hook.
  3. Slowly add flour and continue to mix on low setting.
  4. Add salt and mix on medium with bread hook until dough forms a smooth ball.
  5. Coat dough with vegetable oil and cover with damp cloth and allow to rise for 1 hour.
  6. After dough has risen for and hour, remove from the bowl and divide into 5 even sections.  This doesn’t have to be perfect.
  7. Roll each section into a tight ball and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Allow plenty of room between each “bowl” for them to rise without touching.
  8. Place damp towel over “bowls” and place in a dry spot for them to rise for 30 minutes.
  9. After the “bowls” have risen for 30 minutes, remove damp towel and carefully place in oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees.
  10. After 30 minutes, the “bowls” should be golden brown.  Carefully remove them from the oven and allow them to cool.
  11. After the “bowls” are cooled, use a bread knife to cut a hole that is about 4 inches in diameter in the center of the bowls.  Use your fingers to remove the bread from the bowls.  This will help ensure that you do not cut the sides of the bowls.  Leave about 1 inch of bread around the inside edge of the bowls to keep from leaking.
  12. Enjoy!

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Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Can you believe these adorable drinks have only 2 ingredients?  They do!

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Y’all, this Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle is the easiest and most fun drink I have ever made for my kiddos.  The Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle quickly became a favorite and regular addition to our weekly menu.  Yes, I said weekly LOL  My kids love it so much and it is so super easy to make; how can I resist?  Friday nights are pizza night and now they are “Pizza sparkle” night :D  You can adapt this recipe to any event, holiday or celebration you are having.  You can find any color of the rainbow cotton candy and you can also find every color of soda.  For this recipe, we used pink cotton candy and lemon lime soda.  My kids never get tired of watching the color of the soda change as the cotton candy melts!  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we’re going to try blue cotton candy with yellow soda.  That should be fun!  I hope you enjoy this super fun recipe as much as we did :D

Cotton Candy Sweetheart Sparkle

Now just to get started.  Trust me, you’ll be finished soon after you’re started.

Gather your ingredients:

  • Cotton candy of your choice (we used pink for this recipe)
  • Soda of your choice (we used lemon lime soda for this recipe)

Get to pouring!

  1. Fill any glass with cotton candy.
  2. Pour your soda over the cotton candy until the glass is filled.
  3. Decorate as you like!  VOILA!  That’s it!  You’re done!
  4. ENJOY!!! <3
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Take A Look At The New Featurette from Disney’s The Finest Hours #TheFinestHours

Take A Look At The New Featurette from Disney’s The Finest Hours #TheFinestHours

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I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for movies that are based on a true story :D  There is a brand new featurette for the heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, which pays tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard! I am so excited about this film because it is based on the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in Coast Guard history.  Disney’s The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie and stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana. The Finest Hours storms into theaters everywhere today, January 29!  So go out and see it this weekend, I know we are :)

The Finest Hours

About Finest Hours:

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard. Presented in Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

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The Finest Hours storms into theatres everywhere tomorrow, January 29th!

 

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Win The Appliance of Your Choice from Shop Your Way #ShopYourWay

Win The Appliance of Your Choice from Shop Your Way #ShopYourWay

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Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions

Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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When I was asked to share my Big Game Day Traditions; I knew I couldn’t do it without sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes!  I’m always at a loss when I write up one of my favorite go-to recipes because, often, I don’t have the recipe written down, so it takes making it and measuring to get everything prepared to share with all of you :)

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Anyone who has ever eaten finger foods, knows that you’re not going to do it without some great paper towels!  We used our Bounty paper towels that are always sure to stay together and clean like no other!  Although these drumsticks are super delicious, they are a bit sticky and can make a mess.  It is so important, to me, to have great, durable paper towels when I’m entertaining.  Nothing is worse than having sticky chicken grease and paper towel pieces stuck to your fingers.  Be sure to check out the recipe at the bottom of the post :D

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It is no secret that we are huge fans of everything Manning around here.  With the Broncos in the play offs this weekend, we had to get Isaiah’s Broncos jersey squeaky clean.  No detergent comes close to the cleaning power of Tide.  You can see, we are all ready for game day now, with the help of P&G and Walmart!

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Sweet BBQ Buffalo Drumsticks Are Our Game Day Tradition #GameDayTraditions

Now for our favorite game day tradition!  There are so many reasons why this became a game day tradition in our house.  One reason is because we love buffalo wings, but the kids didn’t like the heat that came with them.  I decided to combine a sweet bbq flavor with the buffalo flavor to kind of tame it a little bit.  Also, we went with drumsticks because they are easier for the little ones and so much cheaper to buy when you’re feeding a large crowd!  I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we do :D

Gather your ingredients:

  • 2 lb chicken drumsticks
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Get to cooking:

  • Prepare a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and lay out the drumsticks, side-by-side on the pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover with foil.  Bake drumsticks in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the pan from the oven, uncover and drain off excess liquid.  Flip the drumsticks and bake an additional 30 minutes uncovered.
  • While the drumsticks are in the oven the second time, melt the butter over medium to medium-low heat in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted, add bbq sauce, hot sauce, vinegar, & brown sugar.  Simmer the mixture for 3-5 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Carefully remove the drumsticks from the oven and drain off any excess liquid.  Using tongs, carefully dip each drumstick in the hot sauce mixture (while the drumsticks are still hot) and place on a serving platter.
  • Serve while hot or cold with Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing or dip.  ENJOY!

 

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Disney Gives The First Poster From The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg #TheBFG

Disney Gives The First Poster From The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg #TheBFG

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Guess what we’re reading, again, in our house?  That’s right, we’re reading The BFG!  From the human beans that brought you E.T. and the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda comes THE BFG!  My kids are so excited about The BFG being released on the big screen this summer.  I think this is the first book that they have actually read and enjoyed that has been made into a movie during their childhood years.  It is so exciting to watch them imagine what the movie is going to be like.  I am most excited that The BFG is directed by Steven Spielberg :D  This is certain to be the ‘kid flick’ of the summer.

About The BFG:

The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

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THE BFG hits theaters everywhere on July 1st, 2016!

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