Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s post comes from Katie of Girl Meets Nourishment, whom I’ve invited to be a regular contributor this summer. Thank you, Katie!
The weather has been getting toastier each day, which means it’s time for one of my favorite beverages of the season – agua fresca! Agua fresca literally translated in Spanish means “fresh water,” and is typically made with a variety of fresh fruits (and sometimes vegetables). This drink is so refreshing on hot days, and is simply made with the freshest of ingredients. Continue ReadingRead More »
To your favorite brownies AND save your family money, too? With this two-ingredient mint extract recipe, those goals are done and DONE. Just five minutes of hands-on time plus a little time for the extract to “ripen,” and you ‘ll be be stirring it into hot chocolate, tea, chocolate mousse, ice cream, peppermint patties, marshmallows and whatever else your heart desires. Continue ReadingRead More »
Okay, not really, but DIY dry shampoo spray – or dry shampoo powder for that matter – does feel pretty magical on days you need a quick way to “wash” your hair without, er, washing it. Now, if you’re thinking that a dry spray doesn’t quite make sense, here’s the deal: Your hair is dry, the spray is wet. Continue ReadingRead More »
The ceremony of getting chicken fajitas at a Mexican restaurant. The loud sizzling hot pan and the cloud of smoke just make what really is a simple meal of spiced chicken, onions and bell pepper, into an event. I won’t even wax poetic about not having to cook or clean up the dishes, which really is the big bonus for me. Continue ReadingRead More »
That bliss-inducing chocolate syrup that hardens when you pour it over ice cream? I’ve seen recipes for homemade magic shell floating around the web for awhile now, so of course when Daddypotamus brought home a Cuisinart Pure Indulgence last week I had to give them a try. Continue ReadingRead More »
But I used to chase the neighborhood ice cream truck barefoot. If you’ve ever heard asphalt sizzle on a blistery Texas day, though, you know it’s pretty much the same thing. Continue ReadingRead More »
Little elves clean my house every night while I’m sleeping, and I wake up with an hour to get ready every morning. In reality, leaving the house often means dressing three kids plus myself in 15 minutes before jumping in the car. Showers are oh-so-optional on those occasions, but that doesn’t mean I have to put up with oily, lifeless hair – and you don’t, either! Continue ReadingRead More »
Capture the flag, freeze tag, soccer, three-legged races - whatever it is that turns your little ones into puddles of breathless, sweaty determination, chances are you’re looking for a way to keep them hydrated along the way.
One option is to dunk them in water and hope some makes it into their mouth. Continue ReadingRead More »