Spring Break Cocktails with a Twist

Spring Break Cocktails with a Twist

Ahhh Spring break: drinks in hand, beach sand between our toes, a teeny swim suit on. Oh wait, that was Spring Break, pre-kids. Now-a-days it’s sprinkler time, noodle crafts, and play dates, but just because we have babies now doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a warm spring evening cocktail! For this Spring Break, we have taken three classic drinks: the cosmopolitan, a bloody mary and the margarita and changed them up a bit. We have taken some of our favorite mixers and liquors and combined them with a twist to each drink and made them unique, and more suited for spring break! So after the kids are in bed, try one of these unique drinks and just imagine you are on the beach instead of in your backyard.

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Easy Snow Ice Cream: Two Ways!

snow ice cream

When life gives you snow, make ice cream! This cool treat will turn a snow day into a very sweet memory.  It tastes delicious and only takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no need for an ice cream maker, blender or food processor, heavy cream, or refined sugar.  This ice cream has a soft-serve consistency that will make you and your kids want to peek out your window and wish for more snow.  

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Homemade Personal Pizzas

homemade personal pizzas

Are you searching for something to make for dinner that is fun and unique? Maybe you have a pizza night each week and just can’t agree on toppings that everyone is happy with?  Personal pizzas are fun to make and easier than you might imagine–not to mention, delicious! These pizzas have a delicious thin crust that will have you reminiscing of the famous personal pizzas from your favorite pizzeria in Florence.   

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Introducing Tea To Toddlers

For centuries, people have been drinking tea. Aside from the titillating flavors of the masterfully crafted blends on the market today, there’s no denying the immense amount of health benefits attached to tea. There are specially blended herbs, flowers, spices and leaves that aid in just about every ailment or situation you might find yourself in- from a stuffy nose to achy joints to sleepless nights. 

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Baby-Friendly Homemade Split Pea Soup

Baby-Friendly Homemade Split Pea Soup

Babies are people too. And their tastebuds grow and crave more intricate textures, consistencies and flavors as quickly as they do. Just because they’re new to this world, doesn’t mean they won’t quickly develop a taste for the finer things in life – finer than sweet potato puree, that is. If your baby is getting bored with her one-ingredient purees and is ready for a more textured food that will tickle her taste buds, we have the perfect recipe for a smooth and successful introduction to the world of soups. This good old-fashioned split pea soup recipe will become a favorite of not only baby’s but your entire family.

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Mommy & Me Teddy Bear Tea

There is something about going to tea that inspires elegant manners, good conversation, and an experience as delicious and sweet as the treats served. Springtime is the perfect excuse to have a beautiful tea party themed for the season. Invite over some of your mommy friends with their children and have them bring their child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal for a sweet “teddy tea” that all of your guests will enjoy. 

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Homemade Drinking Chocolate Recipe

When the temperature drops and more hours are spent indoors snuggled up under blankets, nothing beats a warm mug of drinking chocolate. Drinking chocolate, rather than cocoa, is the more grown up and richer version of a favorite childhood treat. Packaged and powdered drink mixes–move aside. Drinking chocolate makes a delectable gift, perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or the holidays. However, we dare you to try this recipe and still want to give it away! 

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Oatmeal All Day

Oatmeal All Day

It’s no secret that oatmeal is a breakfast favorite for healthy eaters everywhere. It’s packed with fiber and good carbohydrates, so it helps you feel fuller longer. And it can even help reduce cholesterol. But the best part is oatmeal is super-versatile. Throw in your favorite fruit and some nuts and you’ve got a great breakfast. But did you know oatmeal can even be savory, making it a delicious lunch or dinner option? Read on for two easy and yummy recipes to keep you eating this superfood all day long!

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Crock Pot Chicken Soup

crock pot chicken soup

Who would have thought that your parents and grandparents have been right all along? Chicken soup isn’t just good for your soul, it’s great at soothing cold and flu symptoms as well. The only thing better on a cold dreary day than a warming and delicious bowl of chicken soup, is a chicken soup that cooks on its own in the crockpot and takes less than 20 minutes to put together. Here at Daily Mom we are HUGE fans of the crock pot. It can make dinnertime simple, quick and healthy. Anything that adds that kind of simplicity into our lives is a GO in our book! Even if you aren’t feeling under the weather, this is the perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner. You can even make it and freeze it, just in case the germs creep in.

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Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

Making your own marshmallows may not seem like something worthwhile to do. A large bag of them is fairly cheap and most of the time you probably aren’t interested in specialty flavors or colors. Until….you decide one day to make them yourself. Your life is forever changed! Alright–this might be a bit of an overstatement, but making your own melt in your mouth fluffy marshmallows at home is a really fun activity that is also truly delicious. Plus, they are easily customizable to infuse with different flavors. Set aside some time this evening or weekend to give these a try!

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Rustic European Chicken and Veggie Soup

Rustic Chicken and Veggie Soup

If you have visited Europe, chances are that you have tried a delicious rustic soup at some point. Sometimes we are so busy following the newest and most chic or elegant dishes that we forget the basics–the beauty of simplicity.  Roughly cut veggies, homemade broth, and the perfect simple seasonings that can come together for a delicious, nourishing soup. There is something about a homemade chicken soup that is not only delicious, but nostalgic.  

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Food Prep Series: Tips & Tricks For Beginners

Do your weeks feel like an endless circle of carpools, playgroups, mommy and me classes, music, soccer, tending to newborn babies or even working out of the house and then coming home to tend to your family? Whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom one thing is for sure, time is truly of the essence and there is certainly not enough of it to go around. Along with all of the other duties that fall into a mom’s line of work, we know that you want to offer your family healthy, nutritious meals. Do you ever feel like this will require more time than you can possibly squeeze into your daily schedule? Don’t let the guilt overcome you! Carve out some time every week to prep your meals and you will be well on your way to a healthier, simpler weekly eating plan!

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas For The Whole Family

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about little kids trading treats at school and young lovers making romantic dinner plans with hidden boxes of jewelry and bouquets of roses. This Valentine’s Day, bring your family together for a meal that’s becoming more and more of a novelty than a common occurrence: breakfast. We’ve pulled together some fun, simple recipes and love-themed foods that your entire family will enjoy.

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