Great Seafood Restaurants in Naples, FL

Great Seafood Restaurants in Naples, Fl

When we were looking for great seafood restaurants in Naples, FL, we were reluctant to eat in restaurants in which we didn’t have good recommendations. What if the food is horrible or the service is slow and our toddlers erupt at the table because their patience has expired before the main meal arrives? What if the food is mediocre with a pricey bill? What if they don’t have kids menus and won’t accommodate picky palettes? Oh no! I need to know I’m not wasting our money in restaurants because I’ll walk away unhappy afterward feeling like we squandered money. Of […]

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Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies with Limoncello

Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies with Limoncello

These colorful Mini Strawberry Key Lime Pies aren’t only adorable, but they are flavored with Limoncello lemon liquor and are tart, delicious, and easy to make! Not only is the pie filling made with fresh Key Lime juice but, both the pie filling and the strawberries are flavored with Limoncello, a popular Italian liquor. Your family will love them! When I visited Florida this past winter, I made sure to come back with Key Limes that were in season so I could make one of my favorite citrus desserts- Key Lime Pie! I was not leaving the state of Florida […]

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Bunny Poop Cupcakes

Bunny Poop Cupcakes

My soon-to-be five year old son asked me this week if we could make “Bunny Poop Cupcakes.” I laughed, thought it was a little gross and then noticed his serious face so, I thought about it a bit more and said “Yes!” It was so cute that he asked me and being a mother of two little boys, it didn’t surprise me. His question is a foreshadowing of my imminent future- “shooting bunnies” a.k.a. passing gas followed by giggles, denial and finger pointing. This idea clearly stemmed from the Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake we made last week which, our […]

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Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake

This adorable Easter Bunny Butt Carrot Cake is an eye-catching and sweet Easter centerpiece for your buffet table! Your guests will love a 3-dimensional, fuzzy coconut covered bunny cake that not only looks fantastic but, also tastes fresh and delectable. By making a bunny butt cake yourself, you won’t have to stand in a long line at the busy bakery the day before Easter to pick it up when you have a million things to do at home that day. You can use any cake recipe you like but, this carrot cake is moist and delicious. It is so fitting […]

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Easy Italian Easter Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese

Italian Easter Pie with Prosciutto and Mozzarella cheese

This popular Italian Easter Pie is a fantastic dish for Easter Sunday. It not only tastes good, it is easy to make, can be made ahead and doesn’t need to be reheated! It is perfect for the buffet table hosted by a tired and busy mom. And, if you aren’t hosting, it is a great take along dish for the very same reasons! If you’ve been talking to your Italian neighbors who keep referencing their need to make Easter Pie for Easter and you have no idea what could be Easter Pie? It is very similar to Quiche except, it […]

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DIY Dollar Store Easter Wreath

Dollar Store Easter Wreath

With all of the celebrated holidays during the year, you’ll spend a lot of money buying decorations for each of them. Plus, if you are only the tiniest bit crafty, you can make some decorations yourself and have fun doing it. The decorations for this cute Easter Wreath only cost me $8 and I re-purposed an old grape-vine wreath. Get your glue gun ready! I’ve been saving this grapevine wreath for years thinking I would someday decorate it. I had torn off the previous outdated decorations and saved the wreath. Yesterday, I was getting greeting cards at the Dollar Store […]

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The Less Stress Easter Dinner Planner

Easter Dinner

The Easter Bunny is coming soon and although you don’t have a lot of gifts to buy as you do at Christmastime, there still could be a good deal of preparation, especially if you are hosting Easter dinner and/or out-of-town guests. If it is your first time hosting, it can be incredibly stressful. Enjoying the holiday becomes almost impossible if you are not organized and don’t plan ahead. Procrastinating can cause a lot of stress! This detailed Easter Dinner Planner will help you be prepared and less stressed out! The Less Stress Easter Dinner Planner Checklist¬†(click on the link to […]

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One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

It’s a weeknight afternoon and you forgot to take out the chicken you had planned for dinner that night! Oh no! Now what? Not pizza again. Take out is so expensive when you are feeding a whole family. You just don’t want to spend $50 on fattening Mexican food that will likely give you gas or worse…your husband gas. Plus, you just don’t want all that added salt and bloating. This One Pot Jambalaya with Shrimp and Andouille Sausage is spicy, easy and full of great flavor! It would have been nice if you had time in the morning before […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

Delicious Shepherd's Pie

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with food? This Shepherd’s Pie is tasty and easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations! It is a great use of leftover mashed potatoes and is great to make ahead for parties or a savory St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Pour yourself a glass of Guiness too! Our family loves Shepherd’s Pie! It is a great comfort food with cheddar cheese topped homemade (are there any other kind?) mashed potatoes, peas, and ground meat. This recipe is made with a combination of ground beef and ground pork. What’s not to love? […]

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Easy Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccini

Garlic seasoned shrimp and pasta in thirty minutes is a perfect weeknight meal. Not only is this Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine easy to make and very tasty if you like garlic and shrimp, it really isn’t that high in calories and fat. It certainly is healthier than the Red Lobster version! This Easy Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine has little preservatives, if any. With only 3 tablespoons of olive oil being shared in 4 servings, that is less than 1 tablespoon of oil per serving and comes out to approximately 380 calories per serving! That’s not bad at all, especially for how yummy […]

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