Recipes and Food - Celebrating Family

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you have been following Celebrating Family for any time, you know that I like to keep things simple. I also really love making desserts and treats that look complicated but are not. Whenever I make ice cream sandwiches, my kids get all excited and act like I should sign up for the next episode […]

Hosting a Championship Worthy Basketball Party

I love basketball because it is such a fast paced game and there is hardly ever a dull moment. If you combine the fun of basketball with family, friends, and tasty food and drinks, you will easily have a championship worthy basketball party. When we have people over to watch basketball, I like to have […]

Football Party Food, Decor, and Party Favors

  One of my favorites days of the year is the day of the Big Game. I love football and like many of you, I love cheering for my favorite team. The fun of watching the game at home is multiplied exponentially when I have family and friends over to cheer along with me. Homegating […]

Kung Fu Panda Marshmallow Pops

I was so excited when I heard that the third installment of Kung Fu Panda was finally being released. We loved the first two movies and are counting down the days until we can see the newest movie. Are you excited as well? To celebrate, my kiddos and I made up some easy panda-inspired marshmallow […]

Star Wars Tie Fighter Cookies

After an over 30 year wait, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here! I celebrated by joining up with 14 other Star Wars loving bloggers to bring you 15 Star Wars: The Force Awakens creations YOU can make. My contribution is the fun and easy Tie Fighter Cookies. These are so easy to make that […]

Minions Layer Cake

Minions. There is so much fun in that one little word. My family loves the minions so when we heard they were getting their own movie, we were very excited. We watched Illumination Entertainment’s Minions movie in theaters and ever since my daughter has been begging me to buy it. I went out and bought […]

Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

I am a life-long Peanuts fan and I am so very excited about the new movie! To celebrate, I joined a fun group of bloggers to create Peanuts-inspired recipes and crafts. Each creation is based on a Peanuts character. I picked the Little Red-Haired Girl because I always found her character to be fun and […]

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Strips and Coleslaw with Pineapple – School Lunch Elevated

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias Today’s kids work hard at school and they deserve a nutritious lunch that is more than just a daily sandwich. Sandwiches can be amazing and nutritious, but they can get to be a force of habit […]

Cucumber Ranch Pasta

I am so excited to be working with Hidden Valley Ranch and Data Rank to bring you this recipe! I love family barbecues, especially if they are holiday oriented. Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day…you get the idea. The star of the barbecue is usually the meat and that always seems to be what people look […]

Buttermilk Biscuits from Scratch

My love for homemade biscuits cannot be overstated. I used to buy canned biscuits even though I always heard how easy it was to make biscuits from scratch. Then someone read my vegetarian biscuits and gravy recipe and laughed at me for using canned biscuits in my recipe pictures. That was the day I knew […]

Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was just about to give up on chocolate chip cookies. I had experienced a few too many dozens of flat or sub par results from the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes found on bags of chocolate chips, in cookbooks, and on the Internet. I had simply had enough. But I was facing a bag […]

Weeknight Winner: Easy Chicken Parmesan (plus a giveaway)

As a busy mom, I am always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen, especially when it comes to hectic weeknight dinners. I do not regularly buy frozen cooked chicken products, but when I was contacted to try out Foster Farms frozen products, I looked at my jam-packed calendar and figured I had better give it a try. […]