Oct 3, 2020

15 Hot Toys Kids Want For Christmas 2020 You Can Still Find on Shelves (But Hurry!)

My  boys both want the new Playstation consoles for Christmas this year,  which has me stressed, as just about everyone else wants one too.

 But there is always hope (right??) and still many dwindling days until December 25.

To get my mind off the challenge of finding two PlayStation consoles to preorder, I decided it would be fun to put together a list of some other available (so far) top holiday toys kids want for Christmas this year!

So without further ado, here are Amazon's Picks of Favorite Holiday Toys For 2020.

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Barbie Fashionistas Doll

Every doll in Mattel's Barbie Fashionistas line is unique, cool, and stylish in her very own way, just like this Fashionista Barbie with long brunette hair and mouse print dress. 

Shop the Barbie Fashionistas Dolls Collection at Amazon - $9.99 ( Right Now $7.99)

Baby Yoda Soft Plush Toy - 11 inch

Who wouldn't want their very own soft Baby Yoda to cuddle??

Shop For Baby Yoda Plush Toy on Amazon: $18.79

Throw Throw Burrito

Grab the newest crazy fun family game night game now before all the burritos are gone. 

Buy Throw Throw Burrito now on Amazon - $24.99

L.O.L. Surprise! O.M.G. Remix Lonestar Fashion Doll

Amazon is giving a Pre-Order Price Guarantee - so if you have a LOL dolls fan in your family, you may want to take a peek and order early!

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Motorized Track Set


This newest race track from Hot Wheels comes with hairpin turns and loads of problem-solving challenges and opportunities for kids to use their imagination skills. 

Poopalots Big Wags Interactive Pet Toy

Interactive Poopalots may just be the next best thing to having a real puppy for kids. Not only do kids get to feed their interactive puppy, they also get to clean up after him!.

Buy Poopalots on Amazon - $19.97

CuteTitos Fruititos

Find new soft plush characters wrapped in cozy blankets with a surprise fruit wrap in each bag.

Shop CuteTitos Fruititos Now - $9.97

Deluxe Frozen 2 Necklace Activity Set

Frozen fans are going to love this easy to carry Frozen 2 Necklace Activity set - available only on Amazon. The kit comes with 500 Frozen charms and beads - enough to make 10 Frozen 2 necklaces!

Shop Now - $19.99

Present Pets, Glitter Puppy

One of the season's hottest toys says Amazon, these cute Present Pets are ready to become part of your family this Holiday Season!

Shop Now - $49.99

One of Amazon's Best Selling toys this year is under $10.00! This is a perfect stocking stuffer gift idea for kids 7 -11 years and older.

Shop Now : $9.99

VTech 's cool KkdiZoom Studio Video Camera will provide older kids with hours of fun. This kid-friendly video camera is one of the pricier gifts for kids o Amazon's top toys list this year, but it does look amazing!

Shop Now: $98.89

Paw Patrol, Dino Rescue Dino

The first-ever Paw Patrol motorized vehicle - just in time for Paw Patrol fans this holiday season!

Shop Now: $53.99

Operation Game: Star Wars The Mandalorian Edition Board Game For Kids

It's all about helping Yoda in this fun Star Wars edition of Operation from Hasbro!

Shop Now: $17.99


This Suprise LOL Doll comes with fun stickers, accessories, and even a secret message sticker.

Shop $14.99


Classic Lite-Brite has been updated and is now brighter then ever with a bigger screen and more pegs! Pe

Shop Now: $12.82

Aug 6, 2020

Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (Breakfast Favorites)

Pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipes that are healthy, vegan and gluten-free are a perfect way to welcome fall!

I love pumpkin season (almost as much, possibly more, than Christmas. Oh my.) I mean, what is there not to love about beautiful fall colors, cooler crispy weather, and decadent savory pumpkin recipes?

Those tantalizing inviting scents of pumpkin desserts full of fall spices baking in the oven reminds me of the cozy comfy feels (like when you cuddle on the couch with your favorite blanket) that have been missing this year.

So here is hoping that this yummy round-up of healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipes is great way to celebrate fall this year - because we all need to catch our breath, bake and cuddle - this year, more than ever.

More Fall Posts You Might Enjoy

1.  Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Image: Eating Bird Food

Healthy pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are low in sugar and calories, and are gluten-free. What more can we ask for in a yummy fall cookie recipe?

Get the recipe at Eating Bird Food

2. Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Image: Chelsey Amer Nutrition

Gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free chewy pumpkin cookies are made using ground flax seed instead of eggs. Add in pumpkin puree and dark chocolate chips for a food allergy friendly cookie recipe for fall everyone will love.

Get the recipe at Chelsey Amer Nutrition

3. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Image: The Pretty Bee

These gluten-free vegan pumpkin oatmeal cookies are a perfect excuse to have a cookies for breakfast. Yummy chewy and healthy, these cookies are chock full of nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, flax seed and just a little sugar.

You can also use unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana instead of pumpkin in this cookie recipe if pumpkin is something you cannot have in your diet.

Get the recipe at The Pretty Bee

4. Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Image: Mile High Mitts

Soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies with rolled oats and wonderful fall spices are delicious and full of healthy goodness. What is not to love about these cookies?

Get the recipe at Mile High Mitts

5. Paleo Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Image: The Big Man's World

So yes, these amazing soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies get my vote for eating cookies for breakfast, clearly. But these cookies are too delicious to just have for breakfast.

Seriously, these healthy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are delicious ANYTIME of day, Or night.

There are two ways to make these pumpkin cookies. One is a flourless version that is gluten free and vegan. The second is 100% grain free paleo, keto and low carb version.

Either way you go with this one bowl cookie recipe, the end result is incredible soft chewy decadent healthy pumpkin cookies to enjoy anytime.

Get the recipe at The Big Man's World

Jul 28, 2020

10 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ideas - Irresistible Gooey Grilled Cheese Perfection

There are just some days where classic comfort food is required. Not just needed, mind you, but a serious essential food must-have for the day to end happily. ( We all know those kinds of days, yea?)

What is more comforting than a decadent grilled cheese sandwich oozing with gooey melted cheese on crispy crusty bread? 

And indulging in a warm melty grilled cheese sandwich is not just for kids anymore. 

Nope, there are so many amazing recipes that take an already great grilled cheese sandwich to new levels of greatness and deliciousness with delicious simple ingredients added into the sandwich.

We are talking serious gourmet grilled cheeses for grown-ups only. For easy family dinner ideas though, I have a bunch of ideas for you!

1.  Pumpkin Grilled Cheese With Apples and Cheese

Recipe/Image - MelindaStrauss.com

If you are gathering delicious hearty recipes for Fall, you are gonna love this epic grilled cheese recipe. This savory grilled cheese sandwich is made with melted sharp cheddar cheese and yummy Fall foods like pumpkin and apples. 

Get the recipe at Melinda Strauss.

2. White Pizza Grilled Cheese

Recipe/Image: howsweeteats.com

Okay, I will say upfront this drool worthy grilled cheese recipe with a twist may take an extra step or two to make. 

But it is worth the extra step because you get to learn how to make a fresh roasted garlic herb mascarpone spread to put on your decadent sandwich.

This gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is packed with fresh herbs and spices and cheeses (yep, that is plural cheeses, eek!!)

Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.

3. Jalapeno Poppers Grilled Cheese 

Recipe/Image: wearenotmartha.com

This recipe just might be the ultimate gourmet grilled cheese sandwich for grown ups.

Jalapeno peppers, bacon and melted gooey cheese sandwiched in between slices of crusty bread - a true inspirational grilled cheese if ever there was one.

Get the recipe at We Are Not Martha.

4. Best Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recipe/Image: Spend With Pennies

Simple grilled cheese sandwiches are the best comfort food for those days when we just need comfort. 

To make a quick and simple grilled cheese sandwich you'll need mayonnaise, your favorite bread, and cheese. 

If you want a true classic grilled cheese, try slices of American cheese. Otherwise, use whatever cheese you want or have at home.

Get the Recipe at: Spend With Pennies

5. Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese

Recipe/Image: domesticsuperhero.com

Who can resist this apple grilled cheese made with melted smoky Gouda cheese? Pair this warm apple cheese sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup and you might just have found your new favorite Fall meal.

Get the Recipe at Domestic Superhero.

6. Habanero Jack Grilled Cheese With Pears and Prosciutto

Image/Recipe: cookingwithbooks.com

The star of this savory grilled cheese is spicy Habanero Jack cheese. Add in the delicate flavors of pears and the saltiness of the prosciutto cheese for a unique grilled cheese sandwich that is simply yummy and maybe a tad addicting!

Get the Recipe at Cooking With Books.

7. Pesto, Artichoke and Havarti Grilled Cheese

Recipe/Image: twopeasandtheirpod.com

Havarti cheese is my husband's favorite, so I was pretty happy to come across this recipe. I have yet to try using Havarti cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich, buy this recipe has inspired to me make this grilled cheese ASAP.

Get the Recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

8. Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas

Recipe/Image: peasandcrayons.com

I love this twist on classic grilled cheese on bread! Fresh spinach, tomatoes and gooey melted cheese on  pitas with grilled crustiness sounds delicious. 

Get the Recipe at Peas and Crayons.

9. Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Cranberry Mustard

Recipe/Image: feastingathome.com

A decadently delicious turkey grilled cheese sandwich with brie cheese is the ultimate recipe for left over Thanksgiving turkey. Add in cranberry mustard and you will love the day after Thanksgiving more than ever!

Get the Recipe at Feasting At Home.

10. Portobello, Gouda & Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

Recipe/Image: heatherchristo.com

I admit, I am not so much a fan of mushrooms. I know. However, this amazing grilled cheese sandwich made with Portobello mushrooms, kale pesto and gouda cheese looks so good, I thought I should share this recipe for everyone who loves a great grilled cheese and mushrooms.

Get the Recipe at Heather Christo

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