I remember it was 2 days before my senior prom; I was preoccupied with senioritis, finals, and impending graduation. I don’t remember much, but I do remember that it was notoriously known as the worst oil spill in U.S history. I oddly don’t remember hearing that anyone had died on the Deepwater Horizon; unfortunately it wasn’t the focus of the news at that time. In the early morning hours of April 20th, 2010 fiery explosions overcame the Deepwater Horizon. The movie focuses around Mike Williams, Mr. Jimmy, and Andrea Fleytas and also BP’s employees. This movie is very intense and… Read More
Have you heard of Arizona Restaurant Week? It’s a great way to try out some amazing dishes and dining destinations without breaking the bank! The fun has already begun but you still have time participate. Checkout the huge list of restaurants that are offering 3 courses for $33 or $44. Be sure to make reservations and let your taste buds be dazzled!
Let me preface this post by saying that I’ve only eaten pork chops a few time, I’ve never cooked a pork chop and I’ve never really been a fan until I tried the new Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop from Mimi’s Cafe! When I was asked to head to Mimi’s Cafe and try out the new Honey Lavender Grilled Pork Chop I was really excited. The flavor combination sounded incredible and I love to try dishes that I don’t normally cook myself. First of all, let me tell you why this amazing new dish is on the Mimi’s Cafe menu. Mimi’s… Read More
How would you like the convenience of having air filters delivered right to your door? Well, it can totally happen thanks to Your Filter Club! And even better, they’ve provided a special code for Phoenix Mom Blog readers to use and receive their first order FREE! HOW IT WORKS It only takes three easy steps to get started. I love the convenience of ordering once and letting Your Filter Club take care of the rest. No need to load the kids up in the hot car and head to the home improvement store. Shop once from the convenience of home and… Read More
Welcome to that time of year where everyone is going crazy over pumpkin flavored anything. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin so I came up with these Candy Corn Parfaits. They are layered perfectly with brownies, pudding, whipped cream and candy corn. Most cooks will find this recipe quite versatile. You will find that the parfaits can be made in individual cups, like I have done. Or, it can be made into one large trifle that would be perfect for taking to a party! CANDY CORN PARFAITS INGREDIENTS: brownie mix package of pudding, your choice of flavors tub of… Read More
Fall will be here before we know it and I love to decorate. I’m just not into all of the traditional orange. I decided to be a little untraditional and go for a copper and white decor. I couldn’t find anything at the store that I really liked so here is my DIY tutorial. What I used: Plain papier mache pumpkin that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for 40% off. Yay me! White spray paint Round paint sponges Copper paint (or any fun color you choose) The process was really quite simple. I am far from crafty so I would… Read More
Next time you head to Rita’s, don’t worry about choosing just one flavor. Don’t worry about ordering four, because with the Ice Flights you can do just that! I know I’m a creature of habit and I usually order the same thing whenever I am at Rita’s. My boys are a different story. They can never make up their mind and they want to sample every flavor. As a mom, I’m loving the Ice Flights. It makes ordering so much easier and my boys can’t wait to come up with fun flavor combinations. My oldest ate his so quickly and… Read More
One of the hottest healthy foods right now is Kale! So, I decided to make a refreshing Berry Citrus Salad! I love how this salad came together with the sweet, tart, crunchy and smokey flavors. Here’s what I used: Chopped Kale Blueberries Sliced Strawberries Candied Walnuts Grapefruit Smoked Cheddar Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing (I used Bolthouse) This salad is so good and it is so easy to put together. It would be perfect as a side dish at a party and if anyone tells you that don’t like Kale, make sure they give it a try. With all of the flavors… Read More