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Pizza Recipes For the Healthy New You!

Oh my goodness, friends-- it is time to celebrate! It’s a new year and for many of us, that means
it’s time for a new, healthy us!
I don’t know about you, but my eating has taken a seriously negative downturn lately. This girl needs to get back to healthy eating. My issue though? I LOVE PIZZA. That is one of the things I struggle with when it came to cutting out unhealthy foods. Luckily though, I don’t have to do that because lots of pizza is actually good for you! When Was Pizza Invented?Many people don’t know it, but pizza has been around for centuries, with the first documentation of
the word pizza being in the year 997 in Gaeta. Although, we can be fairly certain that before pizza made its introduction, ancient Italians prepared
focaccia bread with added toppings for a tasty meal. If you want to make your own version of the
original pizza, start out with this fabulous focaccia bread recipe. Pizza really became known worldwide though in World War II when allied troops exp…

Our Favorite Bread Making Tips

Do you like to make homemade bread? I have been an adult for a ridiculously long time and yet, I am relatively new to the bread making game. I mean, I could just go to the store to buy a loaf of bread, why do I need to make it, right? Oh, my goodness, how very wrong I was. I have since changed my ways and I will never go back to my bread buying ways! Okay, I may still grab a loaf here and there, but overall, I will be making bread for my family from scratch for several reasons that I will list here below: It tastes better. Seriously, there is nothing quite like homemade bread. The store bought stuff tastes like cardboard after you have had a good homemade loaf of bread.It is better for you. Have you ever read the ingredient list on a store bought loaf of bread? I bet you can’t even read some of the ingredients listed out. No thank you! I would rather know exactly what I am feeding my family.It’s cheaper. Plenty of websites have ran comparisons on the costs of homemade vs. store bought…

Top Tips to Make Party Cleanup a Breeze

Don’t you just love holiday parties?  The festive music, the happy people, the gifts, the food, oh my goodness, I could just go on and on. I don’t know about you, but I rarely give myself time to unwind and relax and to be able to do that while visiting family and friends is always so nice.  I really enjoy being a host to these parties too. There is just something so nice about welcoming others into my home and providing the atmosphere for holiday fun! It’s one of my favorite things about the holidays. 
There is one thing that I don’t love about holiday parties though.  The cleanup. I know I am not alone in this. Cleanup can be the pits!  It doesn’t have to be though.
Are you in the midst of holiday party planning?  If you want to make your holiday parties extra awesome, take a little bit of time to read up on these Top Tips to Make Party Cleanup a Breeze. Cleanup may not be the most fun you’ve ever had, but it has to be done, so just get over the desire to not do it at all and dig …

Some of Our Favorite Gifts for Kids

Posted By Candi Carey

Today we are going to talk about some of our favorite gifts for kids for those of you who are still looking for holiday gifts!  

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Thank goodness I got mine out of the way early this year, but honestly, this is the first year ever that I haven’t been a little bit stressed about it at this point. 

I have 3 children of my own, plus another 4 nieces and nephews that I buy for every year.  It seems like I am always shopping for the kiddos at the last minute. Do you find yourself dealing with the same thing? If you said yes, then no worries! 

Like I said, we are going to talk about some of our favorite gifts for kids to help you get your shopping list taken care of. 

Kids Gifts for the Kitchen

Sassafras The Little Cook® Chef's Jacket and Hat For Kids

Does your little one like to cook?  How about surprising them with this adorable Little Cook Chef’s Jacket and Hat for Kids?  It is so so cute!  

Chefs jacket will make your kid f…

5 Benefits of Holiday Baking with Kids

Posted By Candi Carey

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and for many of us that means lots of baking in the works! Baking the turkey, ham, casseroles, cookies, pies, cakes, and more typically fill up most of my time during the holiday season. How about you?

Do you have kids at home? If you have kids at home do you let them bake with you? I know that it’s hard to let others in your kitchen space sometimes, but there are so many benefits of holiday baking with kids! It’s an experience that kids and parents alike really must experience.

If you still aren’t sure, I’ve decided to put a couple of things together for you to show you exactly what the benefits of holiday baking with the kids are.

5 Benefits of Holiday Baking with Kids

A lifetime of memories made. Think back on your favorite memories with your parents or your grandparents. How many of these memories are of times in the kitchen? I would bet more than you realize.Bonding time. Do you want to spend more time bonding with your kids?…

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

Written by Candi Carey
Thanksgiving is upon us. You know what that means. Yeah, thankfulness, family, gathering and all of that, of course.

You know what I was really thinking though… that’s right.

Pie. Delicious, comforting, down-home, sometimes sweet, occasionally spicy, deliciously warm pies. All. The. Pies.
Do you make homemade pies for the holidays? I do. Look, Thanksgiving is literally the only time of year that we even eat pie, so I am not about to waste that on some frozen pie. 
I mean, no offense to the frozen pie makers out there...
There are some really great frozen pies these days. I just prefer to have my pie experience to be the real deal.

That means the right ingredients and the right tools for making them. The ingredients vary from person to person, but the tools are always the same. You need a good set of quality pie tools for the best pie experience.

In my experience, that means a great quality pie pan and for me, that is the Superstone® Deep Dish Pizza/Pie Baker with Sili…

8 benefits of musical toys for kids

Whether you are a musician or not, you can’t dispute the importance of music in our lives. From historic musical figures like Beethoven and Bach to game-changing musicians like Elvis, U2 and "The Boss", music is a part of us. 

it is in our history books, our memories and life without music would be too quiet.

if you are wanting to open your children’s minds up to the arts, childhood musical instruments are the way to get a start on this.

I know, I know... how exactly can a silly, noisy little toy make any difference in your child’s life, right? Trust me, it can be done and you will be so glad that you brought music into their lives.

if you are still on the fence about it, I will prove the benefits to you: here are 8 benefits of musical toys for kids:

Promotes creativity - the truth is, your child is going to make noise regardless of what is put in front of them. they are curious, they want to know what sounds they can make.

when an instrument is put in front of them, they get to…