TGIF: Time to Pop Some Corn (Recipe: Junk Food Popcorn)

make cinnamon sugar popcorn

I’m hoping that no one’s going to tell me there’s a worldwide shortage of popcorn. ‘Cause it is one great snack to enjoy with your family. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to make, and tastes great. We enjoy it a number of ways: air popped with butter, cooked on the stove for kettle corn, baked in […]

Presenting the Indiana Jones Birthday Cake…

Well folks, to make your own Indiana Jones cake start with this: Do a little mixing, baking, cooling, crushing, frosting, sprinkling and placing, and get this: This cake really was one of the easier ones to make. You can do this, too! Here’s a quick how-to for all you Indiana Jones fans. You will need: […]

Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too

This is not difficult. Repeat after me. This is not difficult. Trust me. It really isn’t too hard to make a cool looking cake. The basics that you need include a boxed cake mix, a couple cans of frosting, some candy, and some toys. You can get more elaborate with some paste food coloring to […]

Climbin’ on the Birthday Express

May heralds the beginning of the celebratory season at our house. As if Mother’s Day and our anniversary weren’t enough, my husband gets hit with a FishMama Trifecta with the arrival of my birthday near Memorial Day. Poor guy has three major holidays to cover. But, in addition to the FishMama festivals we also have […]

TGIF: I Scream, You Scream, Let’s Make Some Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Around our house, Friday evening is the time for relaxing and having fun. The FishBoys play their allotment of GameCube that they’ve been waiting for all week (30 min. per kid). And often we do pizza and soda pop as a treat. Or a movie and popcorn. Another activity that my kids like is sugar. […]

Preschool Fun: Playdough

Whether you buy your playclay at StuffMart or use the recipe below, you are sure to have a good time with your little ones. Smooshing clay seems to relieve stress or something. Use plastic placemats to contain the mess. You don’t need all the tools that they make, either. Just a few cookie cutters, a […]

TGIF: Thank God I (Have My) Family

Yeah, I’m highjacking the acronym. Friday is a good thing to be thankful for. But your family is an even greater blessing. Combine the two into one for an impromptu Friday Family Night. Here’s some ideas to get you thinking. pop some corn and watch a movie play a game look through scrapbooks or home […]