20 Game Day Finger Licking Good Chicken Wing Recipes

 

chicken wing recipes

 

Having a game day party?  We have 20 chicken wing recipes that are perfect for appetizers, pot lucks, family gatherings and more.  Wings are perfect for dipping and leave you licking your fingers.  You can make them sweet, hot, with lemon and pepper or plain.  Try any of these water mouthing chicken wing recipes for your next party or dinner:

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Honey BBQ –  The key to this recipe is honey and hickory smoked BBQ sauce.  So, serve these Honey BBQ wings and you will have guests licking their fingers.

Spicy Orange – Looking for a twist on wings.  Try these Spicy Orange wings.  Oranges, honey, soy sauce and garlic will take these wings to a new level.

Zingy Lemon Butter – Lemons aren’t my thing, but these wings could score big at your next party. Lemons, honey, melted butter and cracked black pepper are the key ingredients for these wings.

Baked Korean  – This recipe requires you to make the sauce for this recipe; however, Walmart sells a great Korean sauce that will work for this recipe.  The sauce will give the wings a spicy and sweet taste.

Malaysian – This recipe calls for Fresno peppers.  They’re hotter than jalapenos; however, they are not available in my area.  So, I will be substituting jalapenos if I decide to try this recipe.

Old Bay – Old Bay can be used to season other foods besides seafood.  Try it on fries, corn on the cob, potato salad and yes chicken.  This reason is simple and Old Bay is the star.

Teriyaki –  Another finger licking good chicken wing recipe.  The sauce is homemade.

Pressue Cooker BBQ – Are you short on time?  Pull out your pressure cooker and serve up these BBQ wings.  The recipe requires seasoning, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, and the wings.  I’m a huge fan of Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce.

Jamaican Jerk –  Some like it hot.  I do I do.  Jerked wings are a favorite in my house.  This blogger has a great homemade Jerk seasoning recipe on the blog too.

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha –  The sriracha sauce is mixed with honey and butter for this recipe. Sweet, hot and crisp are a few adjectives to describe these wings.

Pineapple Glazed –  Wings with a tropical flavor. The blogger stated that it takes about 15 – 20 minutes for the sauce to reduce.  I love anything pineapple.

Bourbon Maple – Save some of your bourbon for this wing dish.  Because you will need it so you can make the glaze for these wings.

Maple Bacon – Bacon, butter, bourbon, coke, and maple syrup.  Cover the wings in this delicious sauce and you will have a finger licking good appetizer.

Lemon Pepper Wings – Butter and lemon pepper will take these wings to the next level.  Bake until crispy and serve.

Garlic Ranch – Do you love garlic?  If so, bring out the fresh garlic for this one.  Mix it with a packet of Ranch Dressing and you’re on your way to serving a hit.

Cilantro Lime – Hit these wings with a little or a lot of cilantro, but first add the sauce.  You will need butter, lime juice, zest and honey.  Because fresh herbs always make dishes taste better, I suggest that you grow your own.

Garlic Parmesan –  Are you a cheese lover?  I’ve never had cheese on my wings, but this recipes calls for parmesan cheese to be added to the sauce.  I’m going to try this one.

Baked Brown Sugar – Because everything is better with sugar, you should try this one.  Brown sugar is even better.  Be sure to make a sauce for dipping.

Firecracker – Franks Hot Sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic will set this wings on fire.  This recipe actually calls for thighs and/or breast, but wings will work perfectly with the sauce.  I suggest blue cheese dressing to cool these off, and a huge tub of beer.

Cajun Butter – Last, but not least.  This recipe has a 2-step process.  First, you fry the wings and than you lock in the flavor by baking them.  Yum Yum!  This one will be on my table, because I love all things Cajun.

We’ve come to the end of the road for our wing suggestions, but we hope you can make a few selections from our chicken wing recipes to serve at your next gathering.  These chicken wing recipes are perfect for game day, BBQs, week-end snacks and more.  Finally, you may also like Game Day NFL Referee Signals 101 or 20+ Mouth Watering Game Day Dip Recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #106

 

Sunday's Best Linkup

 

Welcome to Week 106 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We’re starting our Be My Valentine theme.  We’re looking for crafts, gift ideas, recipes, date night ideas, movie ideas, cocktails, and more. 

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard hot dog roasts, and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and share those on our linkup too. They’re great for inspiration.

Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends, they will want to join the festivities too. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on our linkup post the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best Featured Blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts pinned to Rhonda’s Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board and Kim M. pins the weekly featured bloggers to her Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board too!

The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best Linkup featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best Linkup will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the Post With the Most Clicks, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best Linkup host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Sunday’s Best Linkup Hosts Are:

mother 2 mother sunday's best co-hosts

Rhonda at Mother 2 Mother ~•~ Kim U. at Pinterested Parent ~•~ Kim M. at Life in a House of Testosterone
 

Here are the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please like Rhonda’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin, or subscribe/join her blog on the right sidebar before you leave.

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Kim M. selected Stuffed Breakfast Rolls from Simply Darrling 

breakfast ideas


Kim U. selected Silver Snowflake Winter Party Idea from Bird’s Party 

 winter party ideas

Rhonda selected Still I Rise from Busy Being Jennifer

embroidery ideas

The Post with the Most Clicks

Baked Turkey Meatballs with Spinach from Home Cooking Memories

     turkey meatball recipe

                                                                                                     

Our Favorite Theme Post(s) –  It’s a New Year:

We have no post for this category this week.


Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and we deeply appreciate each of you participating on Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choo
se a featured blogger. Finally, your hosts would like to invite all of you back to link up your post(s) again … you could be selected next week! While you’re here, take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love and be sure to connect with others on social media!


Game Day NFL Referee Signals 101

NFL Referee Signals

Super Bowl Sunday is a day filled with great food, family, friends, noise and lots of fun.  However, not everyone is a football enthusiast. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t want to be a part of the excitement and conversation.

Women are more involved than ever when it comes to sports and game day.  As a matter of fact, Sarah Thomas became the first NFL female referee.  She was also the first woman to officiate a major college football game, the first to officiate a bowl game, and the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium.  I love watching her and her daughter in the  Activia commercial too. 

I grow up in a house full of boys.  Baseball, football and basketball were a big part of my life.  Sports is huge in my family to this day. Now it’s our grandchildren who are playing, but the conversation remains the same.  Knowing the game is essential.  Understanding the basics can keep you in the game and a part of the conversation.  Learning the  positions and the NFL Referee Signals is a great place to start. There’s nothing better than being able to say Off Side, Face Mask or Clipping when someone asks what happened.

 

NFL Signals

        NFL Referee Signals 101

NFL Referee Signals 101

Here’s a few NFL Referee Signals that you may see during the game:

First Down – Each team has four attempts to move the ball 10 yards. Each attempt is called a down.  There’s first down, second down, third down, fourth down.  If a team gains ten yards or more on a play, the offensive will attempt another series of downs.  If the team doesn’t not gain 10 yards or more on the fourth down, the opposing team takes position of the ball at the spot where the fourth attempt failed.

Incomplete/No Good – Pass incomplete, penalty declined,  missed field goal, missed extra point

Offsides – A player is on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped.  The line of scrimmage is the location of the ball.

Illegal Contact – A defensive player interferes with an offensive receiver more than 5 yards from the line of scrimmage.  The quarterback must still be in the pocket with the ball in his hands.

Facemask  – Tackling or trying to restrain a player by grabbing their face mask.  Usually a 15 yard penalty because of the possibility of an injury.

Interference – A player interferes with a receiver’s ability to make a fair attempt to catch the ball.

Ball Illegally Touched – An illegible receiver such as an offensive lineman catches a pass.

Holding – An offensive player uses his hands, arms, or any other part of his body to prevent a defensive player from tackling the ball carrier.

Loss of Down – The offensive team loses yardage on a play.

Pass Interference – A player interferes with another player’s opportunity to catch the ball.

Player Ejected From Game – Players from either team can be ejected from the game.  The coach or a member of the staff for unsportsman like conduct/personal fouls.  This can be for violent behavior or any other violation of the game rules.

Unsportsman Like Conduct – A non-contact foul by a player, coach or fan that usually involves insulting language or taunting the official.

Touch Down –  The ultimate goal.  Passing or carrying the ball into the end zone.

Too Many Men On The Field – More players are on the field than allowed.

Safety –  When a player is tackled/trapped in their end zone, the other team is awarded 2 points.  The trapped team kicks the ball from its own 20-yard line after the safety.

Tripping – An unsportsmanlike conduct that results in a ten yard penalty against the offending team.

Time Out – Three 2 minutes time outs are allow in each half of the game.

Personal Foul – Assessed after a play and can be called on either the offense or the defense team.  Roughing the kicker or passer, unnecessary roughness, clipping, tripping and clothesline are personal fouls.

We hope you will find our NFL Referee Signals helpful.  Check out our 20+ Mouth Watering Game Day Dips.

 

 

9 Tips to Increase Your Vegetable Garden Production

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Owning a vegetable garden is an ancient practice that has survived centuries. Using a great lawn sweeper in your yard can add untold beauty to your home.  A lawn can be used for more than just flower gardens.

Vegetable gardens allow you to eat homegrown crops all year round. As promising as this may seem, it is unfortunate that many vegetable gardens do not really reach their full potential. The size of your garden may seem limiting, but there are ways to improve its production. Here are 9 tips to increase your vegetable garden’s production.  Be sure to check out my other backyard vegetable gardening tips before you leave.

  • A Closer Look at Your Growing Medium

This may seem a bit cliché but it doesn’t reduce its importance. Your garden soil is basically the environment your vegetables would sit and be in. With this in mind, any improvement – directly or indirectly – on the soil would have an effect on your vegetable production. Get the soil tested.  Add fertilizers and lime as well as synthetic and organic nutrients if needed.

  • Use of Quality Seeds and Seedlings

While the soil may be the environment the vegetable will sit in, the quality of the seed or seedlings would determine the level of production. You cannot invest in poor quality seeds and expect a good production.  Investing in improved seeds and seedlings can help improve the general production of your vegetable garden.

  • Understand the Principle of Spacing

Most crops, if not all, have a required spacing. Plants attain different sizes when matured. The required spacing is one that would maximize the entire garden space and still allow for proper growth of the plant.

  • The shape of Your Beds

Another way to increase your vegetable garden’s production is to provide more space for planting. This brings raising and rounding out beds into focus. To maximize the garden’s bed, raise the beds and ensure they are rounded out to form an arc.

  • You May Need to Interplant

If you are working with limited space, you may want to interplant different crop types.  Educate yourself on compatible vegetables that can be planted together.

  • Understand Sunlight Direction and Requirements

Anyone who owns a garden obviously knows the effect of sunlight on plants. It is usually advisable to locate gardens in the south facing part of the house. This allows the garden get optimum sunlight as the sun travels from east to west. By increasing the amount of sunlight reaching the plants, your will get a better harvest. Get an idea of the sunlight requirements of the vegetables you are planting and position the garden in a way that gives it better access to sunlight.

  • Controlling Pests

When it comes to crops or a vegetable garden in particular, nothing is more of a nuisance than pests. With pests, prevention is far better and way cheaper than cure. A production without any pest infestation to deal with will be higher than one with pests.

  • Weeding Properly

Just like pests, weeds can become a nuisance to your vegetable garden if left unattended. Weeds compete with crops for nutrients and space. Manually remove these weeds or get the best sweeper for your garden by looking at lawn sweeper reviews.

  • Mulch It All Up

Mulching provides a protective layer to the top soil. Depending on the mulching material used, mulching can also add nutrients to your soil. Additional nutrients to the soil would help increase production. While they both have their advantages, it is best to use organic mulching materials over inorganic materials. The major difference between them is the possibility of decomposition.

So, you know how to increase vegetable garden production.  A bigger harvest will allow you to enjoy fresh produce during the winter months.

About the Author:  James G. Craig is a gardening enthusiast who splits his spare time between growing vegetables, preening his flower gardens, and blogging about his experiences at the Gardener Corner.

12 Memory Boosters For Children

 memory boosters for children

 

It can be difficult to encourage kids to study hard.  If you have children who don’t want to do school homework, and you want them to be more alert, the good news is that you can help your children’s brain reach its optimum development.  Feeding them the right types of food is essential.  Helping to keep your children alert, happy and healthy is your job as a parent. 

Below are 12 types of food that can help children enhance their memory:

1.      Dark Chocolate

          Apart from being a delicious treat, dark chocolate also contains flavonols.  An element that can make it easier for blood to circulate in the brain. This results in boosting memory and overall functioning of the brain. A study has also found that those who eat 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate a day felt calmer than those who didn’t. Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies with your kids is a perfect bonding experience, and the cookies contain the perfect ingredient.

2.      Berries

          Berries are rich in anti-oxidants. Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries have all been shown to boost the ability to learn, memorize and think. So make sure to add them to your child’s breakfast cereals, oatmeals, and smoothie drinks.

3.      Coconut Oil

          Since our brain is made of 60 percent fat, we need saturated fat to feed our brain cells to avoid depression and dementia. A good source of saturated fat is coconut oil which we can use as an alternative to butter for baking or sautéing food for our kids.

4.      Beet Juice

          For those who are looking for an alternative snack to prepare for their kids during school break, one great suggestion is to serve the snacks with beet juice, a source of natural nitrates. A study has found that people performed better on cognitive exams minutes after drinking beet juice.

5.      Lean Meat

          Lean meat or foods high in protein are another good food choice for kids.  Children who eat these foods has been shown to improve their overall cognitive performance of the brain. You can prepare this delicious Crockpot Meatball Recipe to beef up your kids’ brain!

6.      Eggs

          Eggs have always been a favorite breakfast food for their capacity to make our stomach feel full. They are also a good source of choline, a building block for the part of our brain in charge of making memory function well. So make eggs a part of your child’s daily diet.

7.       Whole Wheat Muffins

          A small amount of carbohydrates can fuel the brain’s ability to concentrate. So before studying for an exam or to do better in class, encourage your child to eat whole-wheat muffins or bread. Serve it with a small amount of peanut butter and a glass of orange juice for a complete brain-boosting meal.

8.      Fish

          Children’s brains also get a boost from eating fish which contain omega-3’s. Try to incorporate fishes like salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, herring and other types of cold-water fish in their meals. Salmon, in particular also has vitamins B and selenium that also aid the brain.

9.      Spinach and Broccoli

          We know that children are wary of eating greens, but spinach and broccoli are the kinds of leafy greens that contain B-6 and B-12 which play a vital role in maintaining the nervous system which result in improved memory and alertness. So give your kid a healthy dose of these greens to add as a side for dinner or as a mixed salad.

10.  Celery

          Celery is a fun crunchy snack, I’m sure the kids won’t mind eating. It is a good source of luteolin, which decrease age-related memory loss, aids in reducing inflammation in the brain and helps fight degeneration. Celery is good to mix in chicken or macaroni salad, soups, and even fruit shakes.  Children also love peanut butter on celery or dipping it in Ranch Dressing. 

11. Sage

          The next time you prepare a tasty dish, make sure that you season it with sage. Sage contains compounds that help in maintaining acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter known for aiding in learning and memory.  Sage is best paired with lean beef, poultry, lentil as well as legume-based dishes.

12.  Turmeric

          Another type of spice to season your dishes with is turmeric. This popular yellow spice often included in Indian and Caribbean cuisine has been found to improve short-term memory and aid in problem-solving and reasoning skills. So prep your child for that algebra or literature exam by serving food seasoned with turmeric.  Try adding it to grilled chicken, beans, lentils or roasted veggies. 

These are just some of the food types that can enhance brainpower and memory function of your kids.  These memory boosters for children will help them stay alert and become more receptive to both school and homework.

Sources:

https://www.developinghumanbrain.org/delicious-and-healthy-brain-food-recipes/

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower

http://lbilearn.linnbenton.edu/10-delicious-brain-foods-everyone-eat/

http://www.anthem.edu/articles/top-6-brain-boosting-foods-for-studying/


Karlisa Costello regularly writes about parenting and educational articles for SmileTutor, a leading home tutor agency.

Sunday’s Best Linkup – #107

 

 

 

Sunday's Best Linkup

Welcome to Week 107 of Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup.  The Sunday’s Best team wishes each of you a Blessed and Happy New Year. This is the last week of our It’s A New Year theme.  The parties may be over, but we can still focus on new resolutions, new goals, and renewed hopes and dreams.   Share recipes, cocktails, food planning, organization tips and more. Moms will be looking for new decorating ideas, shopping tips, craft ideas and more.  I’m looking forward to 2017.  The Sunday’s Best team wishes each of you a blessed and prosperous New Year.  

We also welcome other recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover, gardening tips, SEO & blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, front porch makeover ideas, organization tips, ideas for backyard hot dog roasts, and more. Blow the dust off your old posts and share those on our linkup too. They’re great for inspiration.

Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. Be sure to tell your friends, they will want to join the festivities too. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on our linkup post the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best Featured Blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts pinned to Rhonda’s Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board and Kim M. pins the weekly featured bloggers to her Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board too!

The Reader’s Choice post(s) will be determined by the post(s) with the most clicks. We will be adding the winner to our Sunday’s Best Linkup featured bloggers.

All posts linking to Sunday’s Best Linkup will be promoted on Twitter.

In addition to the Post With the Most Clicks, a post for our monthly themes will be selected and featured each week as well.

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best Linkup host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts.

Your Sunday’s Best Linkup Hosts Are:

mother 2 mother sunday's best co-hosts

Rhonda at Mother 2 Mother ~•~ Kim U. at Pinterested Parent ~•~ Kim M. at Life in a House of Testosterone
 

Here are the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:

Mother 2 Mother: Please like Rhonda’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, BlogLovin, or subscribe/join her blog on the right sidebar before you leave.

The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.

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Kim M. selected An Organized Work Day from The Turquoise House 

organization tips

Rhonda selected Easy Shrimp Cocktail from Home Cooking

appetizers

Kim U. selected Chocolate Chip Kahlua Cake from Pink Heels Pink Truck

desserts

The Post with the Most Clicks

Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate  from Marilyn’s Treats

     desserts

                                                                                                     

Our Favorite Theme Post(s) –  It’s a New Year:

Healthy Recipes for the New Year from My Suburban Kitchen

healthy recipes


Congratulations to our featured bloggers! All of the posts were great, and we deeply appreciate each of you participating on Sunday’s Best Linkup.  We have so many great posts that it gets difficult to choo
se a featured blogger. Finally, your hosts would like to invite all of you back to link up your post(s) again … you could be selected next week! While you’re here, take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love and be sure to connect with others on social media!


Fun Crafts You Can Do Once The Kids Have Gone To Bed

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It’s always a nice time when the kids go to bed. After all, it gives you some time to rest and prepare for the next day. But rather than spend the night in front of the television get creative.  After all, being creative is a great way to relieve some of the day’s stress.  And you will feel a sense of achievement.  Here are some fun crafts you can do once the kids have gone to bed.

Start Knitting

One of the best things about knitting is you can do it anywhere. You might spot people on the bus or even at the movies with their knitting needles. For one thing, knitting is highly therapeutic. And it can be a lot of fun when you are trying to create a masterpiece. Therefore, hunt down some great patterns, buy some needles and yarn and get started.  You might want to attempt to make something for one of the kids.  After all, a lovely knitted scarf or hat will make a great gift or treat.   Start with something small, and then you can go for a harder pattern once you become more experienced.  If you want to make it more social, look into attending a knitting group.  Or start your own. Get a few of your friends over, and you can knit to your heart’s content.

Become a Sewing Whiz

Sewing can be a vital skill for moms.   After all, there are bound to be times that your kid needs a costume or you want new throw pillows or curtains.  With basic sewing skills you can make both.  However, sewing doesn’t just have to be a handy skill.  For a lot of women, they do sewing as a hobby or use the skills for their business. After all, it can be quite relaxing sitting in front of a sewing machine making your next project.

Use the time to create once the kids have gone to bed.  Hunt down a good sewing machine to make your dreams a reality. Before you go to the shop, you can read reviews online such as this brother cs6000i review. That way, you know you are investing in a good sewing machine that will last you for years to come.

Start Drawing or Painting

For a lot of people, they find drawing and painting therapeutic as wel. After all, it’s a good way to get your emotions out after a long stressful day. You can paint how you are feeling, and it’s good for easing some pressure.  It can be a fun experience. After all, you might create some beautiful paintings that you can either put up in your home or sell to the public. Therefore, it’s worth doing some of this in your spare time as a fun new hobby. And you will be much more creative when you are next doing crafts with the kids!

And some jewelry making should also be on the cards too. Not only could you make some for the kids, but you could create some to sell online for some extra money. As this article says, there are lots of tutorials online which can make it an easy process.

We hope that our fun craft ideas have you thinking about getting creative and using your down time to utilize your skills.

 

Kid’s Birthday Ideas For An Extra Special Year

kid's birthday ideas

 

Most parents know how great birthdays can be for little children.  Many parents also go out of their way to make it as special as possible. After all, you do want your kids to enjoy themselves on their special day.  And achieving that is often a matter of ensuring that certain things are in line for the day.  If your child is in need of an extra special birthday – perhaps because it is an important one, such as their tenth – then there is plenty that you can do to ensure that it goes off as well as possible.  If you are unsure how to do that, then read on.  In this post, we will take a look at a few kid’s birthday ideas to ensure that you get your kid’s birthday just right.

The Right Presents

It is important to teach your children while young that receiving presents is not the most important thing. Still, on their birthday you do want to treat them to something special.  So, it is worth putting some effort into getting there gift right.  If you are lucky, you will know exactly what they want.  If that’s the case, you can be sure there will be laughter and joy rather than tears.  It helps to shop around early, and perhaps ask for some help from a family member or one of their friends. You should also think about the card.  Getting the right birthday card is surprisingly important as well. You could even use an online card maker to create one yourself.  This will have the positive bonus of being personal and genuine compared to a normal card.

The Perfect Party

If you are throwing a party for your child, early planning is probably a good idea. The earlier you get started, the more likely it is that you will throw the ideal bash.  There is plenty to bear in mind when you are throwing a birthday party for a child. First, you will need to prepare plenty of food.  Keep in mind that you will be feeding both children and adults.  Therefore that is important to remember if you want to keep everyone happy.  You also need to make sure that the decorations are appropriate and that you have enough.  Free enough time for other concerns as the party date approaches.  Throwing the right party will ensure that your children will really enjoy their day.

 

kids birthday ideas

 

Interesting Activities

Whether or not you throw a party, it is a good idea to have some kind of interesting activity.  You might even decide to take your child somewhere special.  Or the whole family can take a weekend holiday away somewhere. If you fill the time with interesting and fun activities, you make the whole experience a lot more fun.  As a result, much more memorable for the birthday boy or girl.

We hope you find our kid’s birthday ideas helpful, and will implement a few to help make you child’s birthday special.

 

20+ Mouth Watering Game Day Dip Recipes –

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Looking for game day recipes that will put your party over the goal line?  We have 20+ game day dip recipes that will make you the MVP on game day. Dips whether hot or cold are always welcome at parties.  They can be prepared in crockpots, casserole dishes, serving bowls or in bread bowls.  Just serve them. Don’t leave out the cheeseballs.

Here’s my list of my touch down dips:

Vidalia Onion – This recipe uses sweet Vidalia onions in a creamy, cheese sauce.  Serve it with crusty bread or Bruschetta Toast.

Crockpot Zesty Corn – This recipe is for my heat and bacon lovers. Yep, you can use the entire pack and satisfy your love for jalapeno and chili craving.  It’s definitely good for a first down.

French Onion – Great for dipping chips.  This dip is made from fresh ingredients, no packets of mixes for this dish. This is a Blitz recipe.

Crack Dip – Ranch dressing, sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese are the key ingredient to this creamy dip. Cut up those veggies, you will want to have plenty on hand to dip.

Best Dip for Doritos – Throw a Hail Mary!  This recipe uses simple ingredients and can be used with veggies, crackers or Doritos.

Creamy Avocado – This is a different version of Avocado.  It uses Greek Yogurt to give it a creamy texture.  Serve with Taquitos.  You can find them in the freezer section of your local market.

Amazing Avocado – My daughter is an Avocado lover.  Me not so much, but many of my friends are as well.  This recipe uses fresh ingredients and can be prepared in 15 minutes.  Just refrigerate so the flavors can jell before serving.

Spinach Dip – Unfortunately, the page leading to this spinach dip has a recipe other than the one shown.  No worries.  Try mine.

Texas Trash (Warm Bean Dip) – This bean dip is baked instead of using the stove top.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Philly Cheesesteak –  You will get the touch down signal for this dip.  Roast beef,  Land O’Lakes white American Cheese, and zesty Italian Dressing are a few ingredients that make this dip a hit.  Served with French Bread or raw veggies.

Mexican Spinach – Frozen spinach, jalapenos and lots of cheese are the star attractions in this dip.  Serve with Tostitos or Bruschetta toast.

Spicy Chicken Ranch Dip – Give the fans a little meat.  They’re hungering for a win, and this spicy dip served on chips should do the trick.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheeseball  – The star in this dip is Pace® Picante Sauce.  What’s your heat, mild, medium or hot?  The hotter the better for me, but you decide.  Perfect with crackers or toast.

Low Carb Dill Cucumber –  You can score and help your friends stay on track with their weight goals with this low carb veggie dip.

Zesty Refried Beans – Refried black beans, salsa and Cantina Tortilla Chips will help you reach a 1st down.  Add a few chili or jalapeno peppers to help put some pep in your step.

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip – Kick a field goal with this bacon, cheesy,  jalapeno dip.  Don’t like hot, adjust the recipe and leave out the jalapenos.

Bacon Jalapeno Corn Dip  – Yes, I love jalapenos.  However, I do leave them out of dishes that call for them at times.  Not everyone likes things hot.  Grab your cast iron skillet, bacon, corn, basil and cheese.  Don’t forget the toast and nachos.  Best served hot.

Ultimate Bean Dip –  Don’t get caught off-sides. Add this dish to game day menu. It requires 6 ingredients and 10 – 15 minutes to make. Serve with nachos or Fritos.

Football Bread Bowl – Perfect for game day.  A sour dough bread bowl filled with a delicious Queso Dip with a lines of crispy bacon.  Sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cheesy Hamburger Dip – Who doesn’t love hamburger.  Hamburger, cheese, salsa and garlic.  Crusty bread, Fritos, or Bruschetta  Toast will be great for this meaty number.

Loaded Bake Potato –  Who has time for loaded baked potatoes on game day?  You can deliver the same flavor with this baked potato dip.  Serve with waffle potatoes or chips.

Blue Cheese –  Simple recipe with blue cheese crumbles are the star.  Perfect for those hot wings.

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Dip – If you’re a crab lover, this recipe is sure to please.  Serve with Melba Toast.

Bacon Cheddar Cheeseball – Simple cheeseball with bacon or turkey bacon and pecans.  Allow the flavors to jell before serving.  If you’re allergic to nuts roll the cheeseball in bacon pieces instead.

You may also like Crockpot Meatballs in a Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce.

 

 

 

Spinach Dip Recipe

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Looking for a simple, but delicious dip recipe?  Try this spinach dip.  It’s great with toast, chips or raw vegetables.  I’ve been making this dip for almost 10 years, and I get rave reviews.  When I have family gatherings, my daughter and niece literally fight over this dip.  One hid the dip from the other to make sure they had enough for the next day.  Problem solved, I started doubling the recipe at my family gatherings.

This dip recipe is great on week-ends when you just want to curl up with a good movie or book.  Invite the girls over and serve this with wine.  I have also served this dip recipe for parents when hosting my grandchildren’s birthday parties.  It’s great for baby showers too.

The recipe is so simple.  You can put together in 15 minutes or less.  The key is making sure the spinach is dry, mixing the ingredients well, and allowing sufficient time for it to chill.  I usually allow it to chill overnight or at least for the greater part of the day.

I serve this dip with raw vegetables like celery, carrot sticks and/or cucumbers.  It’s also great with Melba toast.  Either way it’s a crowd pleaser.  You may also like Crockpot Meats in a Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  1. Squeeze thawed spinach until dry. Add the spinach and other ingredients to a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Chill for several hours before serving. Serve with toast or raw vegetables.
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