Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

Want a perfect, simple dessert for summer? Here's an easy, no-fail recipe for your next get together (or cheesecake craving!) I'm going to keep this real frank. Step 1: buy ingredients. Step 2: mix it all together. Step 3: let it chill. Step 4: indulge! But seriously, this little dessert is always a hit. I... Continue Reading →

Road tripping with the kids to see elephants

Want to see “elephants” in a natural environment in Missouri? You’ll want to plan a trip to the southeastern corner of the state and check out Elephant Rocks State Park.   The giant boulders that “stand end-to-end like a train of circus elephants” were formed from 1.5 billion year old granite. We took a quick... Continue Reading →

Pinterest Hit or Miss: 4th of July fun

Want to put a little pop into your Independence Day family get-together or neighborhood gathering? We’ve got you covered. We put Jacki's kids back to work and experimented with three patriotic ideas. And did so pretty successfully. Confetti Launchers This simple idea comes from the Piikea Street blog, piikeastreet.com, as a kid-friendly, inexpensive alternative to... Continue Reading →

BBQ Chicken & Veggies Foil Pack

Need a quick and easy meal this summer? This BBQ Chicken & Veggies Foil Pack is perfect for the oven or the grill. Ingredients    4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces    2 cups barbecue sauce    1 red bell pepper, diced    1 green bell pepper, diced    1 small red... Continue Reading →

Pinterest Hit or Miss: mason jar crafts

Got any Mason jars lying around your home? Our next Pinterest "Hit" or "Miss" edition can help you transform these ordinary jars into fun and simple craft projects. Jacki's daughter, Hannah, helped with this one and picked out two projects to try that would be fun when she has friends over for a summer party.... Continue Reading →

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