Orange Lemonade Twist Recipe #GrabGoWow

This post is sponsored by Kraft-Heinz

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! Are you all excited? My kiddos are excited to celebrate with friends, splash around a little bit at our neighborhood pool and eat and drink lots of goodies.

I of course always love a good punch when we are gathered in celebration, but with the busy-ness of the day, I need something quick, easy, yet delicious. That’s where GrabGoWow really comes in handy!

Have you ever heard of #GrabGoWow? It’s a partnership between Walmart and Kraft-Heinz (see Recipe Handout) that helps give us tasty recipe ideas with little effort in a short amount of time. These particular recipes that we are focusing on are ones designed for this amazing July 4th holiday. All the ingredients offered in this particular promotion are all designed to make meal planning and party prep so much easier. Plus, we all know how affordable Walmart is, so being able to find the things you need quickly and affordably is a big plus in my book! read more

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

‘Tis the season for baking cookies! Since I’ve been on Christmas break with the kiddos, I have been a cookie baking fool! Peanut clusters, buckeyes, and now, peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies using Skippy! I think it’s safe to say that I have a slight peanut addiction. Yummy!

peanut butter thumbprint cookies with jelly

These delightful bite-sized cookies are crunchy on the outside from the dough being rolled in sugar before baking, full of peanut butter flavor from the peanut butter and sweet and gooey on the top from the strawberry jam spooned into the man-made heart-shaped reservoir made during the baking process. It does have that pb&j flavor and will really bring you back to childhood. Oh yea! read more

Christmas Party Popcorn Mix

Are you ready for some a delicious Christmas party food that’s easy to make and easy to serve? It’s minty, it’s chocolate-y, it’s buttery, salty and crunchy! I made this for the teachers at my younger kids’ preschool and it was a great surprise for them!

popcorn mix for parties

This popcorn mix is great, and can be spread on a Reynold’s Cookie Sheet + Parchment paper.

reynolds cookie sheets and parchment

All I had to do was make the popcorn mix in a large mixing bowl and spread it onto the Reynold’s cookie sheet. I like using these because not only does the included parchment liner keep the mix from sticking, but the pan is disposable and I did not have to worry about hunting down my favorite baking sheet when it was gone! All I needed to do was cover it and give them the mix. Easy! read more

7+ Party Recipe Ideas!

Needing some ideas for your party (or parties) coming up this weekend? I have put together some of my favorite recipes from the blog that are perfect for any holiday or party get together! I will list them in order from MY favorite to the least. I have tried all these recipes, made them, and approve! Feel free to make them, share them and let me know what you think!!

party recipes nessamakes

7+ Party Recipe Ideas

Taco Salad (Perfect for a large crowd) read more