9 Simple Mother's Day Recipe Ideas

By Khaleel Williams Mother’s Day is the day where we celebrate the women in our lives and they deserve it. They deserve to have the day off and be treated like the queens they are. There are very few better ways to show your appreciation for someone than making them a home-cooked meal. Here are some potential ideas for breakfast, dinner, and even dessert for Mother’s Day with links to

Recipe: No Bake Energy Bites

  Looking for some after-school snack ideas for the new year? Check out these no bake energy bites that contain a good balance of complex carbs, good fats and filling protein.   Chef Claudette’s Energy bites Yield: 24 servings INGREDIENTS: 2 cups cashews 2/3 cup coconut, unsweetened 1 ½ cup dates (Barhi if possible) 2 tablespoons flax seed, ground 3 tablespoons Whole Milk 2 tablespoons strawberry purée ½ teaspoon vanilla

Winter Recipe: Sopa de Auyama

Today we’re throwing back to this delicious Dominican Squash Chicken Soup that was featured in the Daily New’s EthNYC Eats section. It was so much fun welcoming Julia into our home and sharing this with her. Check out the video below and find the full story over at    

Mason Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea

  Last minute holiday gifts don’t have to be stressful out in the stores, here’s a way to bond with your little one and make a gift that will bring joy! Simple, Festive and under $10 Gift your favorite cookie recipe decorated in a 32oz mason jar.    Here’s everything I placed in the jar: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cups

Craft and Recipe Ideas Using Wonderful Halos Mandarins

Consideration brought to you by Momtrends Photos: Momtrends Even though we may be bracing ourselves for a winter storm tonight, I think most of us have our fingers crossed that Spring truly is going to make it’s appearance next week as planned. And even if Mother Nature decides to play with our emotions a little longer, we’ve got some fun craft and snack ideas from Wonderful Halos that might warm

Pope's Scrooge List: When the Holidays Aren't Your Thing

  By: Pope Jackson Photo: Etsy So I’m different, I didn’t grow up with the Christmas spirit.  The sounds of Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey’s iconic carols never filled my home.  My family didn’t celebrate so I couldn’t.  As I got older I researched the holiday for myself and decided I didn’t want to participate anyway.  Then you have children and feel the weight of the entire commercial system

La La Anthony's Thanksgiving Faves While Traveling

If you remember, earlier this year La La Anthony was named Residence Inn by Marriot’s Resident Mom of 2016. Since La La spends a lot of time traveling with her family, Residence Inn asked her to share some of her favorite recipes that are easy to create- even when traveling. We love the Peanut Butter Cup Pilgrim Hats, so figured we’d share!  

Recipe: Scallop & Clam Linguine in a White Wine Beurre blanc Sauce

Yield: 2 Servings Ingredients: 6 Tiger Shrimps 8 Bay Scallops 6 Baby Clams   1/2 lb Linguine (1/2 of box/bag) 12 oz. butter 2 TB flour 1 cup white wine Juice from 1 lemon 2 shallots chopped finely parsley 4 oz heavy cream salt and pepper to taste   Procedure: In a skillet, melt 4 oz of butter. Add flour to create paste. Set aside. In a small saucepan, sweat

Trying out Home Chef Meal Delivery Service

  Have you tried a meal delivery service? Would you ever? I wasn’t sure if I could ever see myself doing so, but when Home Chef reached out to ask me to review two days of their service, I was all for it. Honestly, I had associated meal delivery services with folks who aren’t the best at cooking or who always cook by recipe. Being with a chef for 12

Lunch Ideas for National Sandwich Month

Sponsored Post:   It’s National Sandwich Month! And with back to school approaching, what better time to start gathering ideas for school lunches. Whether it’s the classic PB&J or some out of the box creations, sandwiches have long been a classic choice for an afternoon meal. We’ve partnered up with BJ’s Wholesale Club to highlight some sandwich ideas, and to share some fun recipes that go beyond the typical sandwich.

Easy Gourmet Father's Day BBQ Ideas Using BJ's Wholesale Club

This is a sponsored post   If you’re going for the classic Father’s Day BBQ this year, then look no further. We’ve partnered up with BJ’s Wholesale Club to bring you some delicious ideas beyond the typical hot dog and hamburger options- but still simple enough that you can keep dad off grill duty. Using all items from BJ’s, we threw together a quick BBQ for a party of several

Pinspiration: California Chicken Flatbread

  The Original Pin: Direction: Easy to Follow The Verdict: Delish! I Super simple- just naan, chicken, red peppers, avacado, cilantro, and a homemade chipotle sauce. So good! To skip the carbs, this would make an amazing salad also.