Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles

Ingredients: 4 dill pickle spears, sliced length wise into 4 pieces 1 egg, whisked 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese Season to taste: onion salt, garlic powder Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease a wire rack and place on top of a baking sheet. Pat the pickles […]

Disney at Home

It’s Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer! We usually squeeze in one last visit to Disneyland before the crazy crowds and summer heat. With the park still closed, I decided to re-create our themepark experience at home! It was actually really fun and easy! Thanks to YouTube, the girls would watch something […]

Copycat Dole Whip

Ingredients: 20 oz. Dole pineapple chunks, liquid reserved 2 scoops vanilla ice cream (daiy free option: coconut) Servings: 4 Directions: Drain the liquid from the can of pineapples and save. Put the pineapple chunks in a container and freeze. If you freeze it overnight, you’ll need to thaw it a little bit before making it. […]

Backyard Renovation – Phase 1

Like most families, our dreamy summer vacation plans have now been erased from our once busy social calendar. Instead, we decided to use this #stayathome time to renovate our backyard. I have never loved our backyard. No matter what we bought it was never inviting enough for the kids to want to play out there […]

Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 3-4 mashed ripe bananas 1 tsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup chocolate chips (Papa Bear prefers white chocolate chips in this) Directions: Preheat oven 350 F and grease a 9″x5″ loaf […]

Sendero Field

Inspire Charter School held an event here for Dr. Seuss’s birthday during Read Across America week. I have never been to Sendero Field before but know it’s a relatively new park in the new housing development Rancho Mission Viejo. If you are coming from Ortega Highway from the south (like SJC/Dana Point), you cannot turn […]