5 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy
January 11, 2018 – 9:02 am | No Comment

Making Weeknight Cooking Hasslefree
With a little planning, a little restraint and a little determination, you can get through weeknight dinners easily.

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A Mom to eight-year-old twins, my life is zany, unpredictable, yet richly rewarding. Thank goodness for my wonderfully supportive hubby who keeps me grounded. I write about life in general, family friendly activities around town, recipes I want to share, and crafts that keep my twins busy and happy. For more posts by me, visit my personal blog themomsjournal.com.

Spicy Chicken Wings with Dip
September 2, 2017 – 7:00 am | No Comment
Spicy Chicken Wings with Dip

Spicy Chicken Wings
with Blue Cheese or Ranch Dip
Tangy with just the right kick of spice, these spicy chicken wings will be a hit with your family or party guests. Serve with a side of blue …

How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims
August 30, 2017 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Where to Find Out How to Help Harvey Victims
Earlier today, I was explaining to someone how inspired I was feeling about the wonderful outpouring of support for our neighbors in Houston and coastal Texas areas. …

11 Gift Ideas for the Culinary Mom
May 5, 2017 – 7:25 am | No Comment
11 Gift Ideas for the Culinary Mom

11 Gift Ideas for Moms who Love to Cook
Mother’s Day is a day to show Mom some extra love and appreciation. If your Mom loves to cook like I do, here are some gift ideas …

Guacamole Dip
May 2, 2017 – 10:34 am | No Comment
Guacamole Dip

Crowd pleasing guacamole dip
that’s easy to make
 
by Mina Frannea
Here’s a great recipe for guacamole dip that’s perfect for your Cinco de Mayo menu. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser and I get requests for recipes when …

Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes
February 2, 2017 – 6:17 am | No Comment
Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Recipes

Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats
These festive Valentine’s Day treats are so easy to make and delicious! They are a great way to get kids into the kitchen too.
Did I mention they’re yummy?

Lone Star Circus Brings the Party to DCT with La Fete
December 29, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment
Lone Star Circus Brings the Party to DCT with La Fete

Review of Lone Str Circus’ “La Fete”
 
Celebrating 10 years in DFW, Lone Star Circus opened their new holiday show La Fete at the Dallas Children’s Theater with dazzling, high spirited cirque performances and a festive, …

Chicken Pesto Ricotta Bake with Caprese Salad
December 3, 2016 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Chicken Pesto Ricotta Bake with Caprese Salad

Low Carb Italian: Chicken Pesto Ricotta Bake with Caprese Salad
This hearty low carb casserole and salad are easy to put together for a quick weeknight dinner. It’s reminiscent of a lasagna without the pasta. I …

They Made Handblown Glass Ornaments!
November 28, 2016 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
They Made Handblown Glass Ornaments!

Creating Memories: Handblown Glass Ornaments
Our family has a tradition of finding  a special piece to add to our ornament collection each year. This year, we were invited by Vetro Glassblowing in Grapevine to make our …

Southwest Inspired Turkey Croquettes
November 27, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment
Southwest Inspired Turkey Croquettes

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Turkey Croquettes
These turkey croquettes are a delicious way to reboot leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I served them with an Avocado dipping sauce (homemade guacamole) and sauteed Asparagus. They make a great meal or …

Savory Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage
November 6, 2016 – 8:13 pm | No Comment
Savory Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage

Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Sausage, Spinach, Parsley and a White Wine Sauce
Get the whole family to love spaghetti squash with this rich and hearty casserole made with a fragrant and tasty white wine sauce …