Dining Out & Supporting No Kid Hungry with Ted’s Montana Grill


Every day 1 in 5 children in America don’t get the food they need. As a number, that’s 16 million children who are hungry. Food insecurity is never an issue for my family but when I think about the children who are/were in my children’s classes, there is a strong chance that they might need a little extra support. It’s a big issue that makes me incredibly thankful for organizations like Share Our Strength and their partners like Ted’s Montana Grill who are participating in the Dine Out for No … [Read more...]

Mid Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito – #UltimateRecipeChallenge

Mid-Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito

Summer for my family is almost over because my children are going back to school in a few short weeks. We've traveled a good deal, we've been to the amusement parks, celebrated a few birthdays and after spending every day with my little people, I need a break! Enter Mid-Summer Girls Night Out Strawberry Mojito! I had a few friends over an impromptu get together last week and this was the result. (Sorry because it was impromptu, I don't have the pictures to prove it.) This wasn't the planned … [Read more...]

Red White and Blue No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake

Headband For Today Red White and Blue No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake - Perfect for a quick but fancy summer dessert that you can dress up or down!

I’m pleased to introduce my contribution to the Fourth of July desserts with this Red, White and Blue No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake. Doesn’t it just look fabulous? I have to admit I’m proud of how it turned out. If you meet me, you’ll know that I love a good sweet and a good challenge. So when Dixie Crystals announced that they were hosting the Sweet and Southern Desserts Recipe contest for the Blog Life University Conference I’m attending, I had to enter. How else do you become an … [Read more...]

Zucchini Noodle Stir-Fry – #UltmateRecipeChallege #Pasta

Low Cal Vegan Friendly Zucchini Noodle StirFry Headband For Today

I’ve joined together with some of my blogger friends for the Ultimate Recipe Challenge again this month and our theme is pasta. I love these challenges because they make me think about how to showcase my family’s favorite meals with the theme ingredient. (Check out the link-up from March – The theme ingredient was Potatoes and there was so much diversity in the recipes prepared!)   For this pasta challenge, I went a little non-traditional and used zucchini to make this quick and … [Read more...]

Seven Earth Day Snacks

Seven Earth Day Snacks From Headband For Today

This week both my boys have been talking about reduce, reuse and recycle in honor of Earth Day. It’s pretty cute to hear a 3 year old talk about taking care of the Earth so he can “give it to my grandpa.” I’m guessing he might have gotten that turned around and the teacher said something about giving it his grandchildren. Whatever the case, I’m glad they’re getting started on the path to thinking about being responsible citizens early. I’m sure preschool classes are much more excited about … [Read more...]

Mini Hashbrown Cups – Ultimate Recipe Challenge

Mini Hashbrown Cups

Challenge: Potatoes Earlier this month, a group of my blogging buddies came up with the wonderful idea to provide an ingredient and we’d all create our own recipes. It was kind of like “Chopped” with the secret ingredient except it’s in your own kitchen, no one’s judging and if you make a mistake, you can do it again. Okay, so maybe it’s nothing like Chopped; it was still fun! My entry is this recipe Mini Hashbrown Cups. A friend shared them at a brunch last year and I didn’t recreate them … [Read more...]

Semi-Homemade Conversation Heart Cookies

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I’m the rare person who actually likes the conversation hearts you find for Valentine’s Day. I don’t know if I really love the flavors (side note: there is a new sour version that I am loving this year) but I love seeing them in the store and checking out the little messages on them. I decided to get a little creative and make these conversation heart cookies for my family. This recipe is so simple that really anyone can do it with minimal time and efforts. Before we get too far down the … [Read more...]