Teen Beach 2 premieres on The Disney Channel Friday June 26th at 8pm and I have everything you need to throw an awesome Teen Beach 2 screening party with these ideas, recipes, and more.






Other food ideas to consider are:

  • Cherries
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Hotdogs
  • Mini Hamburgers
  • Pineapple juice ice pops
  • Popcorn
  • Salad with cucumbers and papaya dressing
  • Stone-fruit-and-berry salad (for example, peaches, plums, raspberries, and blueberries)
  • Sugar-free gelatin
  • Sweet Hawaiian rolls

Party Favors/Decorations

Disclosure: Disney provided me with an all expense paid trip to LA to the #InsideOutEvent , #TeenBeach2Event , #PhineasandFerbEvent , and #CelebrityFamilyFeud.  All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.


31 Days to Declutter Your Home & Live Life Simply: Cookbooks & Recipes (Day 29)

Do you tend to rip recipes out of magazines, newspapers, etc. and keep them in a pile? Have a clutter of cookbooks just lying around? While recipes are useful, the sources can clutter up spaces in our homes. Keeping the cookbooks and recipes in order will be easier to find the recipe you are looking for.

Organizing your Cookbooks & Recipes

  • Organize recipe clippings by categories and put into a binder or recipe box.
  • Toss any recipes clippings you are not going to use.
  • Toss or donate any cookbooks that you are likely to never use.
  • Organize cookbooks by categories on a shelf, bin, etc.

Storage Solutions for Cookbooks & Recipes

The 31 day challenge is almost over. How many rooms have you accomplished?



With the kids being back to school it’s hard to manage our time with work, chores, homework, after school activities, and dinner, etc. The last thing on my mind when I get home from work is dinner. We find ourselves racing for time to get everything done and then turn around to find it’s almost bedtime and there is no dinner on the table. Yes, that has happened to me several times and maybe others can relate.


With the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System you can save time on getting dinner ready. You can do so much with one system such as, steam infused baking, slow cooking, steam infused roasting and more. And the best part is that you can have meals done in around 30 minutes for some meals.  It is so simple to use and can many different items in it. Do the kids have a bake sale tomorrow? You can make cupcakes in the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System in under 30 minutes.  I recently make a Bacon Ritz Crusted Chicken that included corn on the cob and green beans from the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System in 40 minutes.

What the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System includes:

  • cooking unit
  • removable cooking pot
  • roasting rack
  • multipurpose pan
  • removable lid with handle
  • cookbook

There are also different settings you can use for different foods such as: Stovetop Settings: low (simmer), medium (sauté), high (sear), Slow Cooker High and Low, Oven 250° to 425°, Steam Infused Cooking, and Buffet (to keep food warm).

It has a triple fusion heat technology, which combines oven, stovetop, slow cooking, revolutionary steam infused roasting and baking to create delicious and healthier meals faster. With the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System there is no need to have several items cooking on the stove. You can do everything in this one machine and you can save time from not washing all those pots and pans. This had me hooked where it can brown and sear the meat in the same unit. And if you need to run an errand quick and the food is done you can set the timer and it will switch to “Auto Warm” for up to 12 hours once cooking is done. That way your food will still be warm when you come back.

The Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System is the best solution to help families save time during the busy school time. From making a meal in about 30 minutes to saving time on washing those extra dishes you can’t go wrong. If you are looking to save time and serve up healthier meals for your family head on over to Amazon to check out the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System.

Stay tuned for more meal ideas using the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System.

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.


This recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups is great for an after school snack for the kiddos. It filled with some healthy choices and the kids will love them. The blend of the peanut butter, banana, and granola tastes great together and is filling. These can even be made within a few minutes and you can have them ready for when they get off the bus. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups Recipe


Peanut Butter Banana Roll-up


  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/4 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 cup Granola
  • 2 Multigrain Tortillas


  • Spread each tortilla with peanut butter.
  • Drizzle honey over peanut butter.
  • Sprinkle granola evenly over peanut butter and honey.
  • Place a banana in middle of each and fold up like a burrito.



    Are you cooking up something good for the 4th of July? I know we are going to be having a cookout before the fireworks. I love patriotic recipes as they are so much fun to make. Below is a list of Fourth of July recipes you can make for your cookout or party.

    4th of July Recipes

    1. Red Patriotic Bark
    2. Patriotic Poke Cake
    3. 4th of July Layered Strawberry Shortcake
    4. Fourth of July Strawberry Poke Cake
    5. Patriotic Popcorn Balls
    6. Red, White, and Blue Pizza
    7. Patriotic Layered Smoothie
    8. 4th of July Pudding Pops
    9. Fourth of July Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
    10. Pretzel Rod Sparklers
    11. Strawberry Refrigerated Cake
    12. Watermelon Refresher
    13. American Flag Fruit Kabobs


    If you are planning on having a 4th of July party, check out this easy recipe for Red Patriotic Bark you can make ahead of time. You can also use different colors with different color candy melts. Not only is it easy to make but everyone at your 4th of July party will love this recipe.

    Red Patriotic Bark


    • 12 oz. Wilton red chocolate candy melts
    • 2 C. pretzels, broken into small pieces
    • 1 C. red, white and blue chocolate candies (I bought the colors separate in the bulk section at my local grocer) – you could also use M&M’s and separate the colors.
    • Patriotic sprinkles


    1. Line a 9×13 baking sheet with wax paper or foil.
    2. Spread ¾ C. of the chocolate candies and the broken pretzel pieces onto the lined cookie sheet.
    3. Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe dish stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Let cool 1-2 minutes.
    4. Poor the melted chocolate evenly over the chocolate candy and pretzel mixture. Spread out with a spatula if needed.
    5. Before the mixture sets sprinkle the remaining chocolate candies and the Patriotic sprinkles on top.
    6. Place cookie in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.
    7. Remove and break into smaller pieces.

    *Store in an airtight container 1-2 weeks.



    Try out this recipe for Homemade Onion Rings that can be made with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. If you use the sweet onions they will taste so much better and your kids may even try a few. Don’t forget to print the recipe at the bottom of the post.

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    Homemade Onion Rings


    • 1 large sweet onion
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 tbsp vinegar
    • 1 egg
    • 1.5 cups flour
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • oil for frying


  • Cut onions into 1/4 inch slices and separate into rings.
  • Place onions in a bowl.
  • Add milk and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the oil to 365-370.
  • In a small bowl mix together vinegar, flour, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  • Dip the onion slices into the flour mixture until they are all coated.
  • Pour the milk and the egg into the flour mixture and stir until blended using a fork.
  • Dip the floured rings into the batter to coat, then place on a wire rack to drain.
  • Deep fry a few at a time for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown (turning midway).
  • Place on paper towels to drain.
  • Salt to taste.