Happy Sunday! Tomorrow my kids go back to school after 9 days off so we’re living it up with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes! And probably a trip to the park to fly some kites that I found in the back of my closet while packing. 

My kids are total cereal connoisseurs so they were pretty impressed by these cupcakes. They were, however, more impressed with the Skylanders Skystones game that came in the box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Do you remember being a kid and being SO EXCITED when there was a toy in the box? I can remember standing in the cereal aisle and asking my mom for a specific kind just because it had a toy. And lucky me, I was an only child so I didn’t even have to fight anyone for the toy!

But anyway, the Skylanders Skystones games are hidden inside specially marked Big G cereals. You get the box of cards and then the gameboard is on the back of the box. 

My oldest got his first Skylanders Playstation game for his birthday last month and since then all 3 of my boys have become obsessed with Skylanders. They Skystones game that comes in the cereal is so fun and I love that it fuels development through imaginative and cognitive play. And each Skystones game comes with a downloadable code to unlock characters in the popular mobile game. 

Participating Big G Cereals include: Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Lucky Charms, Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

Basically all my favorites. 

Also, be sure to look out for special offers and free prizes inside Big G cereals all year long!

About the cupcakes?!

The cake part tastes like French toast except better because, well, cake. And then for the frosting, I used crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch instead of sugar. 

It. is. amazing.

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Throw a fabulous party with an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

Happy Wednesday, y’all! I’ve got the PERFECT treat for this amazingly warm weather we’ve been having recently. 

Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

I put this together over the weekend after my kids had been outside playing with their friends for, like, 8 hours. I went to Walmart for all my toppings and the star of the show, DREYER’S Frozen Custard.

I have always loved frozen custard and I’m pretty stoked that it’s now easily accessible thanks to DREYER’S. It is extra thick and creamy which is exactly why I love it. Plus it’s made with fresh milk and has no artificial colors or flavors!

DREYER’S Frozen Custard comes in so many fun flavors, too! I picked up Old Fashioned Vanilla (the sundae at the very bottom of the post) and Strawberry Shortcake (directly below) – I’m a vanilla person and my husband is all about the Strawberry Shortcake. And oh my gosh, the pieces of shortcake and the strawberry swirls in Strawberry Shortcake are absolutely divine! 

Other flavors of DREYER’S Frozen Custard include: Chocolate Malt, Mint Cookies N’ Cream, and Peanut Butter Pie (next on my list!). 

Putting together an ice cream sundae bar is so easy and it is so much fun for the whole family! You can basically use whatever you want but I think you should have a good combo of sauces, like hot fudge, and then some candy, like peanut butter cups, and then you have to have cherries! What’s a sundae without a cherry on top?!

Walmart is doing in store DREYER’S Frozen Custard demos across the country March 26 – 29 and you can find out if your local Walmart is participating by checking this spreadsheet. Also, be sure to check out the DREYER’S Facebook page and Pinterest page

Throw a fabulous party with an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!

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Did you realize that Easter is only 3 weeks away?

I mean, how crazy is that? Didn’t the year just start? How is it almost April?

Easter is my favorite holiday to cook for because, well, I feel like it’s the easiest. There’s no “How am I going to fit all the casseroles in the oven?!” issues like at Thanksgiving. You know what I mean?

And to make Easter even easier, I love going to HoneyBaked for a few items. HoneyBaked has a variety of premium products that are convenient and easy to serve which makes them perfect for a holiday meal.

It does not get better than a HoneyBaked Ham. Look that at sweet crunchy crust! Each ham is slow-smoked for over 20 hours and then hand-glazed in store. The one you see below is the mini ham which serves 6 – 8 but they also have a larger Half Ham that serves 12 – 20. Best part? You simply pull it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving. No cooking, no need to warm it, nothing. 

(They also have a Turkey Breast that comes smoked or roasted if you aren’t into ham.) 

I picked up a couple sides while I was there and I highly recommend both of them. I got the Macaroni and Cheese and the Broccoli Bacon Bliss. The Macaroni and Cheese can either be warmed in the oven or the microwave and the Broccoli Bacon Bliss is a cold salad that comes ready to serve! My family loves both but we especially love that Broccoli Bacon Bliss. 

HoneyBaked has several other side dish options plus desserts! And rolls! And even cinnamon rolls! (Sides and desserts may vary based on location.)

Along with buying a few items to make your Easter day easy, I highly recommend getting the bulk of your work done ahead of time. Like I said, Easter’s easy compared to other holidays – pasta salads, bread for ham sandwiches… that kind of stuff can be made ahead of time. 

Speaking of sandwiches, that’s one thing my family loves to do. Instead of doing a huge feast, we’ll do a sandwich bar with ham and turkey, a couple cheese choices, and all the fixins. And then we’ll just do a salad on the side and call it a day. It’s delicious and so much less work than a big dinner! 

Easter’s also really easy when it comes to decorating. Fresh flowers, dyed eggs, and anything bright and cheery! 

If you have kids, you probably end up with 30 dyed eggs like I do. What are you supposed to do with so many hardboiled eggs? Deviled eggs, of course! Always a crowd-pleaser, too! I can honestly say I’ve never had deviled eggs leftover after a party. I’ve got a Southwestern Deviled Egg recipe and a Caesar Deviled Egg recipe if you’re looking for something new to try. And like I mentioned earlier, these can definitely be made ahead of time! 

Let me know if you have other Easter tips – I can always use more!

If you’re wanting to get a HoneyBaked Ham or Turkey Breast for your Easter dinner, I’ve got a $5 off $50 coupon that is valid until April 4, 2015! 

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

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Zesty Salsa Pringles Tortillas #PringlesAirDip

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been great so far. Mine has been filled with Netflix, ice cream, and Mexican food. Just how I like my weekends. 

And speaking of Mexican food, have you tried the Pringles® Tortillas yet? I impulse bought the Zesty Salsa flavor last year sometime when I was going through my EVERYTHING MUST BE SPICY phase and have been buying them regularly ever since.

Pringles Tortillas #PringlesAirDip

They are the Pringles® shape that you know and love but they are crunchy corn tortilla chips! They come in 3 flavors: Nacho Cheese, Zesty Salsa, and Original – and of course, the Zesty Salsa one is my favorite. It has a tangy, mouth-watering tomato flavor that I absolutely adore. 

The best part is that they are flavorful enough to not require a dip of any kind! 

Whether you are having a party with friends or munching on your own, Pringles® Tortillas are perfect for every occasion!

And if you’re a car eater like me, these are perfect. Have you ever tried to eat chips and dip in the car? It never ends well. 

My husband and I are absolutely obsessed with Mexican food and when we’ve gone for takeout recently, we have been skipping our regular order of chips and salsa and having the Zesty Salsa Pringles® instead. They are super delicious!

Pringles Tortillas Zesty Salsa

Pringles® is hosting a Twitter party on Tuesday, March 10 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST. Super, super fun prize packs will be given away! Some prizes include a margarita mixer, a juicer, and margarita glasses!

All exciting because what’s better than an icy margarita with Zesty Salsa Pringles®?

I’ll be there – will you?

Pringles Tortillas Zesty Salsa

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S'Mores Nachos! There's nothing better than a plate of s'mores!

When we roadtripped to Alabama over my husband’s Christmas leave (#clemgoestoalabama if you want to look it up on Instagram), we ended around a bonfire at my sister-in-law’s house one night. It was sprinkling and cold but we stuck it out. And then, of course, as soon as we pulled out her s’mores kit (our family takes s’mores very seriously), it started pouring. 

And we never got our s’mores. 

So when it came time to put a twist on a classic for Albertsons Pin That Twist!, I had s’mores on the brain. 

You guys know that I frequently roast marshmallows over my gas stove to entertain my children and myself. I even have a Microwave S’mores recipe on the blog. I am all about anything that gets me s’mores faster than, you know, lighting a bonfire. 

Now I have a way to serve s’mores to the whole family at once! Or keep them all to myself. Whatever.

S'Mores Nachos! There's nothing better than a plate of s'mores!

S’mores Nachos! They are a layer of graham crackers with chopped up milk chocolate candy bars sprinkle over them and then some Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows on top. Put that in the oven for about 5 minutes and then drizzle with melted chocolate.

Okay, you don’t have to drizzle with more chocolate but it sure looks prettier that way!

Obviously, these nachos are delicious! I made them once for photos and once late that night after the kids were in bed so I wouldn’t have to share!

For more inspiration, check out the Pin That Twist! Pinterest board. If you don’t have an Albertsons near you, check out the boards from Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, and Market Street.     

Also, visit the Albertsons Facebook page to vote on which ingredients you’d like to see a unique on and when you vote, you’ll be entered to win a $100 giftcard! Once again, if you don’t have an Albertsons near you, check out Acme Markets, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, and Market Street

S'Mores Nachos! There's nothing better than a plate of s'mores!

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