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Sometimes the best recipes are the classic ones that you can easily make with ingredients that you all normally have in the pantry. This weekend, after a LONG two weeks of battling the flu, Franklyn and I were just too tired to muster up the strength to do any grocery shopping. We decided to whip up a classic tuna pasta salad, a dish that everyone loves! It can be served as a side dish or on its own, with some fruit like I did.

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Classic Tuna Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

Elbow pasta
Albacore tuna fish in water
1 -2 cups of mayonnaise. We don’t use a lot of mayonnaise just enough so that the pasta salad has flavor is no longer dry. **We used this one with lime.
1/2 white onion
1 cup of celery
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to instructions on package
Drain tuna fish
Dice onion and celery
Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Mix all together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Serve this classic tuna pasta salad with fruit, crackers or for a complete meal add a soup or salad!


I’m now officially in my third trimester and having major pregnancy cravings, one of my must haves right now is sweet potatoes! I’ve been having them with eggs for breakfast, with fish and veggies for lunch or dinner and as of lately we’ve been baking them for a crispy snack. Since Valentines Day is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to make some sweet potato hearts. Originally we were just going to use a cookie cutter and make some sweet potato hearts sprinkled with sea salt and bake chips but like I said my pregnancy cravings are taking over, and I decided to add a sweet twist to them and made chocolate sweet potato hearts and add some shredded coconut.

We still baked the sweet potatoes and sprinkled with sea salt, but we then dipped into chocolate and topped with shredded coconut. It’s a different combo but these chocolate sweet potato hearts taste absolutely amazing, and even Joseph who’s my pickiest eaters was devouring them! See the easy to make chocolate sweet potato hearts with shredded coconut recipe below!

What you’ll need:

Chocolate Sweet Potato HeartsSweet potatoes
Heart cookie cutter
Sea salt
Melting chocolate
Shredded coconut
Olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Rinse sweet potatoes, dry and slice sweet potatoes. **If you want them really crispy slice as thin as you possibly can. My sweet potato hearts do not have chip crispiness, but they’re crispy enough to have a slight crunch.

Chocolate Sweet Potato HeartsToss hearts in olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch or two of sea salt.
Lay out on baking sheet and bake for about 1 hour and flipping half way through. **Bake for 2 hours if you’re going for chip like crispiness.Chocolate Sweet Potato Hearts

Chocolate Sweet Potato HeartsRemove when crisp and edges have browned.
Microwave chocolate for 30 seconds and mix. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted.
After sweet potato hearts have cooled down, start dipping hearts into melted chocolate and then sprinkle with shredded coconut.

Chocolate Sweet Potato Hearts
Refrigerate until chocolate is firm and serve.

These chocolate sweet potato hearts recipe is perfect for a Valentines day after school treat or dessert!

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Growing up, breakfast wasn’t breakfast without a big bowl of confle (cereal in spanish)! It didn’t matter what the brand or name of it was, we just knew that our day started with a bowl of confle, and that’s what we called any and all types of cereal. Not much has changed since then! We still call all of our favorite cereals confle, but now as a mom, I try to find little ways to add some nutritious add-ons to make breakfast a little more fun. As of late, we’ve been using our confle with a breakfast waffle cake. As much as this breakfast waffle cake sounds and looks decadent, it’s just a waffle cake that’s filled with yogurt, bananas and Honey Bunches of Oats and it awesome combination of textures and flavors (also happens to be incredibly heart healthy ).

Breakfast Waffle Cake

The fun thing about this breakfast waffle cake is that the ingredients can be placed on the table for kids to assemble it themselves. Bowls can be filled and placed on table with their favorite yogurt and waffles, crumbled Honey Bunches of Oats, Post Cereals Raisin Bran and even Grape Nuts (a morning staple that will give your breakfast waffle some crunch and 7 grams of fiber), giving families the option to make each waffle cake differently. This confle and fruit waffle cake is a great way to make mornings creative and interactive. I don’t know about you, but that’s huge for working moms like me, who often times have to work right through dinner. I may not be that little girl asking her mom for a bowl of confle con leche anymore, but I’m now that mom that has her kitchen stocked with all of our favorite confle to add to their breakfast waffle cake!

Breakfast Waffle Cake

What you’ll Need:

Breakfast Waffle Cake
Your favorite waffles
Bananas, blueberries and strawberries
Vanilla yogurt
Honey Bunches of Oats
Syrup

How To:

First start by laying out bowls of assorted fresh fruit, yogurt and cereal.

Breakfast Waffle Cake

Breakfast Waffle Cake
Toast your waffles.

Breakfast Waffle Cake
Start layering bananas, yogurt and crumbled cereal. **You can crumble cereal ahead of time but it can also easily be crumbled by hand and kids will find it more fun.

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Breakfast Waffle Cake
Repeat three times for individual servings.

Breakfast Waffle Cake
Top with fruit, more yogurt, cereal and then syrup.

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Isn’t that pretty!? This breakfast waffle cake would also be the perfect way to have a birthday breakfast, all you need to do is add a candle!

Breakfast Waffle Cake

Breakfast Waffle Cake

Do you start your day with a bowl of confle? Click here for some more creative ways to enjoy your bowl of confle!


While it seems that most kids are officially back into their normal school routine my kids are still home until next week. If your kids are still home and bored like mine these sprinkle marshmallow pops are a fun and easy recipe that a you can make with the kids. All you need are a few ingredients to make these pretty sprinkle marshmallow pops that would make the perfect treat for parties!

Sprinkle Marshmallow Pops

What You’ll Need:

12 Jumbo Marshmallows
2 Cups White Candy Melts (12 oz. Bag)
1 1/2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
Sprinkles of Choice
12 Paper Straws

Instructions:

Place marshmallows on a flat surface and firmly twist in straw about 3/4 of the way.

Pour candy melts and vegetable oil into a microwave-safe cup. Microwave in 30 second increments until fully melted (about 90 seconds), mixing well each time. Allow to cool for about five minutes.

Dip half of the marshmallow into melted chocolate and twist to allow excess to drip off.

If you’d prefer to fill the gaps around the straw and create a hard shell around the marshmallow, submerge the marshmallow completely until the chocolate reaches the base of the straw. When allowing the excess to drip off, hold the pop horizontally so the weight of the chocolate doesn’t loosen the grip of the straw.

Note: If using this method for all pops, you’ll need an additional bag of candy melts.

Place on a parchment-lined surface to dry (straw side up) until tacky, but not completely dry. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s still wet, but no longer drips when you lift it off the parchment.

Firmly press bottom of marshmallows into a plate of sprinkles, being sure to roll sprinkles onto the bottom edges so some sprinkles are visible when marshmallows are flat.

Allow to dry completely before serving.

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Tip:

If marshmallows have dried before dipping into sprinkles, microwave water in a bowl until boiling, pour off water and dry off bowl. Then twist the marshmallow pop around the hot bowl to slightly melt the bottom of the marshmallow pop.

Aren’t they Sprinkle Marshmallow Pops pretty!?

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