Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Turkey Bacon Avocado Sliders

Head on over to the Rhodes Blog to learn how to make these Turkey Bacon Avocado Sliders with Rhodes Rolls.

They are made with the Rhodes Warm-N-Serv Rolls to help save you some time in the kitchen.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Delicious Disneyland Food and Treats

I recently had a chance to go to Disneyland with one of my bestest friends (without our kids). It was awesome! If you haven't gone to Disneyland without kids I suggest you try it, it's a totally different experience.
Disneyland and California Adventure has some seriously good food but they also have some mediocre food. I want to share some of the delicious food and treats we tried.

Monte Cristo Sandwich
Disneyland, Cafe Orleans
This has been a long time favorite of mine. They are quite big and fill you up fast so take my advice and share an order.

Churro Bites
California Adventure, Cozy Cone Motel
These tasty little treats are so easy to just pop in your mouth, they are the perfect treat for wandering around the park. You can also order them with Cinnamon-Spiced Chocolate Sauce.

Hot Beignets
Downtown Disney, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
You may hear about the Mickey Beignets in Disneyland but skip those (they are good but not great) and head straight to Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen for hot Beignets made from the famous Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans recipe. They come in a paper bag, full of powder sugar. Shake them up and enjoy!

Baked Potato Soup
Disneyland, Carnation Cafe
On a cold evening at Disneyland the Baked Potato Soup is just the thing to warm you up and of course, it taste delicious.

Mediterranean Skewer Platter
California Adventure, Paradise Garden Grill
This was a nice change of pace from all the greasy burgers and fries.

Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist
Disneyland, Maurice's Treats Snack Cart in Fantasy Faire
Whats better than warm bread? Not much! Loved this snack. Other flavors include Strawberry Twist and Chocolate Twist. 

Ramone's "Pear of Dice" Soda
California Adventure, Cozy Cone Motel
I really liked this refreshing drink!
I also liked the Pomegranate Limeade, although the flavor was a little strong and would probably order half with sprite next time.

Lemon Bumblebee Cupcake
Disneyland, Hungry Bear Restaurant
This is a very large cupcake with lemon cream filling and honey lemon frosting. Yum!

Honorable mentions

Grand Californian Hotel, Character Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe
This buffet breakfast has an assortment of  sweet breads, fruit, Mickey waffles, caramel french toast, made to order omelets and more. Just be careful of the characters that hug.

There are definely some things I left off this list that should be on here, I just didn't eat them this trip. I will have to make another trip and post more delicious Disneyland food right?

What are your favorite things to eat at Disneyland? 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stuffed Bunny and Free Pattern

Easter may be a few days away, but there is still time to make one of these sweet little stuffed bunnies for them for Easter. My kids love their stuffed bunnies, even Sadie and Sammy sleep with theirs from last year.
My mother in law is sharing her pattern for the bunnies so you can make your own.

 All you have to do is download your free stuffed bunny pattern and instructions.
Of course if you don't feel like making them, my mother in law sells them in her Etsy shop.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Time Bingo

I'm so excited to be here! I'm Krista and I blog over at While He Was Napping. It's been my little corner of the blogosphere since 2010. I have three little boys that keep me busy and a husband that keeps me sane and grounded. I am usually wading around in a sea of Tonka trucks, Thomas trains and Hot Wheels. While He Was Napping is my little island in that sea of testosterone where I get to escape into fun recipes, kid's activities, digital design and maybe even a sprinkle of glitter.

It's been getting warmer around here and the trees are even starting to blossom. This is my favorite time of year in the desert. Everything is pretty and green... well, there's a little more green and a little less brown. The temperatures aren't so high that you have to stay inside during the day; the evenings are a nice mix of chilly and just right while the mornings are just brisk enough to make you grateful for the sunshine. Spring. I think this is probably my kids' favorite time of the year too. We get to play outside: ride bikes, go to the park, eat ice cream on the porch swing. We are gearing up for Spring Break and I can't wait to have less structure in our lives for a few days to just enjoy this gorgeous spring. springtime bingo We also love games. So, to combine two of our favorite things of the moment, I made up a game for my kiddos. Spring Bingo. We've been playing it the last couple days and it's perfect for my 3 and 5.5 year olds. Because it's picture matching, my 3 year old can play by himself and my 5 year old still enjoys the game too. Spring Bingo If you would like to get your own copy of the Spring Bingo game, you can download the PDF, save it to your computer and then print. The files are formatted to 8.5x11" and you'll need Adobe Reader to access them. Don't worry it's free and you can download it if you don't have it already. There are three different game board styles and a sheet of bingo cards. Print all the pages, cut the cards apart (laminate them, if you want) and then find some fun markers to use. We used cheerios and my boys played for about 20 mins in an endless version of the game. They loved it!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweet Orange Julius

One of my favorite spring (and summer) drinks is Orange Julius. I remember making this sweet Orange Julius as a kid and sitting in the warm sun drinking it. It is so easy to make and of course I love how sweet it tastes.

Orange Julius Recipe

1 can of frozen orange juice concentrate
6-8 ice cubes
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend in a blender until ice is completely crushed and has a smooth consistency.


*You can change the consistency by altering the water with out affecting the flavor too much. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Printable

Hi everyone! I'm Britney from The Princess & Her Cowboys and I'm excited to share this fun printable with you today! For many people, winter hit pretty hard and at some points it can seem like the snow will never melt. We haven't really had a winter here, only a few storms which is unusual for Utah. One of my favorite things is when you can see the first buds of spring all around you; flower shoots, birds chirping, leaves growing on the trees. There are so many words that you can associate with spring and so I thought I would share this printable with you!

The colors and words can bring up a bunch of different memories for you, like dancing out in the rain or smelling the new tulips and daffodils that have broken through!
Spring Printables l The Princess & Her Cowboys  

I love spring because it's kind of like a refresher of a new year. It's not quite the "create resolutions" time of year but kind of a break after a long winter. What is your favorite thing about spring? Britney loves to read, write and play sports. Hiking, traveling and hanging out with family are some of her other passions. She loves to share sewing tutorials, easy recipes and other tidbits she's learned along the way over at The Princess & Her Cowboys. Make sure to stop by and say hi!