Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Labor Day Recipe: Red, White & Blueberry Angel Fluff

Today is the first day of school for my kids, so summer break is officially over!!!! Growing up I remember our summer break started at the end of May, and we didn't return to school until after Labor Day. I always enjoyed getting three full months of summer vacation! For my kids they're in school until the first week of June and return by the end of August.

Throughout summer we always have celebrations for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Most times it's a cookout, picnic or a barbecue with friends and family. Labor day is not only a national holiday set aside for working men and woman, but it also represents the end of summer and the beginning of fall. In Texas that calls for a celebration! It's still pretty hot, 
but fall is coming!!!!

As a family we look forward to the three-day Labor Day weekend. The kids have their first week of school behind them, and my husband and I look forward to time off from work. A cookout is usually on the agenda as well as some much needed family time. I always make a festive dessert in honor of the holiday, and it's usually a red, white and blue one.  

As a Walmart Mom I was asked to share a favorite Labor Day recipe with all of you. Since Labor Day is the Monday I thought I would share this fun and festive Red, White & Blueberry Angel Fluff. This dessert is perfect for any occasion, but especially yummy for patriotic holidays. 

This recipe calls for just a few ingredients, and is pretty impressive when it's all said and done with. While I was at Walmart last week finishing up the kids school shopping I grabbed everything I needed to make this easy dessert. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Apple Pie Egg Rolls W/Caramel Dipping Sauce

Summer is finally winding down, and back to school is quickly approaching. August has been unseasonably cooler in North Texas which has been a welcome relief. With all the rain and cooler temps (high 80's - Low 90's) I can't help but to think of fall.   

For Texas fall doesn't officially start temperature wise until late October, but apple season begins in August for most parts. We have a pick your own apple orchard, but picking doesn't begin until September, so I will be relying on store bought apples for now. Apples are one of my favorite fruits to bake with, because they're so versatile.

Last September I mentioned that I partnered with Marzetti to develop a few recipes using their products, and would be sharing them with all of you. Well, today is my last post and it's a doozie!!!!  Since fall will be here before we know it I made an easy fall inspired recipe! These Apple Pie Egg Rolls pictured above have been floating around Pinterest for quite some time now and I've been dying to make them. 

I used my own recipe for apple pie filling, and added Marzetti's® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip as a yummy dipping sauce. I think the addition of the caramel dip took these apple dessert rolls over the top!  This recipe is really simple to make. After the apple filling is cooked and cooled then comes the fun part of filling the egg rolls. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BTS Teacher Survival Kit + Matching Decorative Clipboard

The countdown to school has already begun and we officially have 3 days left until school starts. I think were all prepared and have everything we need to start out. We have purchased all of their school clothes, shoes, lunch boxes, back packs, and required school supplies.

Throughout the year I love giving gifts to my children's teachers. Most times it's around the holiday season or for teacher appreciation week, but this year I thought it would be neat to send a little special something for the first day of school.  

While school supply shopping at Walmart I purchased some extra supplies as I do every year. The beginning of the school year is when supplies are at their cheapest, so I always pile up on everything the kids go though rather quickly (paper, pens, pencils, etc). I grabbed a extra school supply box and a clipboard specifically to make this neat little Teacher Survival Kit & Clipboard.