Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

The other day I made my salad for lunch and I went to grab the bottle of balsamic vinaigrette and it was completely empty! My kids have a terrible habit of putting empty bottles, milk cartons, and butter dishes back into the fridge and then I don’t know until the last minute that I am out of something. Because I didn’t have time to run to the store and I had all the ingredients, I decided to make my own dressing. I’m so sorry that I never tried this before. The dressing was amazing. So much better than anything you could buy in the grocery store. And it only took a few minutes to make! I used a good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil, this makes all the difference. If …

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Hosting a #DisneySide Party for Children of All Ages

Disclosure: My Mommy Brain received free products from Disney and Mom Select to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. We also received dried fruit snacks from Brothers-All-Natural and coupons from Crunch Pak for free Foodles. All opinions expressed here are my own. Post contains affiliate links. My girls were thrilled I was selected to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration! We were especially happy to learn that our theme was “Disney Villains”. Opening the Disney Side box was very exciting for the girls, and for our dog Sparky, too. They couldn’t wait to dig in and see what was provided for the party. In our box we found all sorts of good things, including invitations, decorations, themed plates, cups, napkins and a tablecloth in the Maleficent color scheme of black, purple, and green. A Mickey …

Tasty Tuesday – How to Make The Best Whipped Cream Ever

In our family, one of our favorite treats is freshly made whipped cream on pretty much anything sweet. Cake, fruit, pie, ice cream, pudding, you name a dessert/treat and it tastes better with fresh whipped cream. My kids will eat it plain right out of the bowl. Okay, okay… so will I. A couple of years ago we were living in Williamsburg, VA and had the opportunity to purchase our Thanksgiving dinner from the country club my husband was working for at the time. With his manager’s discount, it was actually cheaper for us to buy the fully-cooked meal than for me to buy the ingredients and then cook it myself. One of the things that was included in the package was a plastic container of what looked like whipping cream, but …

Tasty Tuesday – How To Seed A Pomegranate (without squirting juice all over yourself)

I love the fall. I love the cool, crisp, sweater weather, the stunning leaves, Pumpkin Spice everything (except coffee, I don’t like coffee at all) and pomegranate season! I get so excited the first time I find pomegranates in the grocery store. I miss them after the season is over, so I tend to buy them all. the. time. when they are available. Thankfully our local Aldi has them at a great price, because they are normally between $2-4 a piece. And eating one or two a day could get a little pricey. (And I DON’T share with my girls. I let them have everything else, but the poms are MINE!) Pomegranates can be a bit daunting to seed. They are messy; if you don’t do it correctly you end up …