Cherry Muffins

Cherry Muffins

Sunday mornings over at That's My Home and Recipes, Food and Cooking, I usually make muffins or pancakes. The sweet cherries are so good this year that I really wanted to make some muffins with them. I think the best way to enjoy these cherries is right out of the bag but I had to bake with some just because I could. The cherries added a nice … Read More...

Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cakes

Strawberry Lemon Bundt Cakes

Have you figured out what my two favorite flavors for the Summer are yet?  I know, I'm pretty transparent.  I absolutely love strawberry combined with lemon.  There's just something about the combination of sweet and tart.  A large part of my love stems from my obsession with my lemonade.   I would literally drink it all day long with every meal. … Read More...

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I literally squealed out loud when I saw these Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes from House of Yumm for the first time.  Plus, they are so easy to make.  You have to get the recipe!  I promise you won't be disappointed!  I'm pretty sure I just moved up in the ranks of "Mom of the Year" when I made these for my girls.       If … Read More...

Fun Snacks for Kids

Fun Snacks for Kids

I absolutely love the Summer because it means I have more time with my kiddos.  Both of my girls like to help in the kitchen and I've found that it's a great way to get them busy, while making memories.  They love seeing a fun snack come to life right before the eyes.  My oldest has definitely told me that I've made magic in the kitchen before. … Read More...

Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles

Watermelon Lemonade Popsicles

I am a member of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network and I was compensated by Wet Ones for this article. We are in full Summer Fun mode, which means tons of Summer popsicles like my Banana Avocado Popsicles.  I've been making an effort to attempt to keep the treats as healthy as possible.  I was inspired by my Watermelon Banana Smoothie to try … Read More...

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail

Sometimes the summer just calls for the perfect cocktail that's made for one. I adore a good mojito and I'm definitely not partial to a margarita, but as you've seen from the majority of my recipes I'm all about quick and easy.  During the Summer we always have our Lemonade Recipe on hand so combining it with fresh fruit just seemed like the … Read More...

Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Rainbow Sherbet Cupcakes

Hey everyone!  Serene here from House of Yumm!  I am beyond excited to be here at The NY Melrose Family sharing with you today.  Jenny is so sweet and so SMART!  I'm honored that she has invited me over to share some sweet treats with you.  I  have a slight addiction to all things sweet, my favorite being cupcakes. And summer is one of my favorite … Read More...

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Speed Cleaning: 5 Tips for Fast Home Cleaning by Rock-A-Bye Parents

Most people seem to do the large part of their cleaning during the Spring or Fall, but I have a tendency to want to crack down on the house over the Summer because it's when I'm home.  Luckily, Elizabeth from Rock-A-Bye Parents has an absolute blockbuster of an article on Speed Cleaning: 5 Tips for Fast Home Cleaning, which is why it's my number … Read More...

Toddler Safety Tips

Toddler Safety Tips

I received the VTech Baby Monitor for review, and all opinions are 100% my own. As many of you know my girls are extremely busy children, meaning this mama is non-stop chasing after one or the other.  My girls are one and four and half years old so we are extremely mobile and have opinions about what we should get into, which tends to be just … Read More...

Mommy Survival Hacks

Mommy Survival Hacks

With the Summer in full swing, I'm adjusting to being home full time and trying to catch up on getting my house fully organized and clean.  At the same time I'm keeping my girls as busy as possible so I'm always looking for the quickest way to get everything done, which is why I put together this fabulous collection of Mommy Survival Hacks. … Read More...


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