S’mores Bundt Cake

S'mores Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom

We are almost to Memorial Day Weekend! Hard to believe isn’t it? Especially here in southern Ohio where the temperatures are actually down in the 50’s… craziness, I tell ya. It doesn’t actually feel like May weather outside my door, so maybe that makes my cake topped with roasty-toasty marshmallow frosting all the more appropriate to share today.

I’ve got to come clean and tell you this wasn’t the cake I’d originally planned to share with you today. I’d had high hopes for another Bundt cake, flavored like Spumoni ice cream. I modified a recipe I’d found on a blog for a Neopolitan bundt cake… one batter, flavored three different ways, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. My cake was going to be flavored with chocolate, pistachio and cherry. It seemed like such a fabulous idea, but guess what? It was one of the biggest cake FAILS I’ve ever had. Totally a minor problem in the grand scheme of things, but I was temporarily frustrated that I’d wasted the time making that mess of cake. Plus it put me a day behind in my blog posting schedule. 

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Salsa Chicken with Avocado Lime Rice

Salsa Chicken with Avocado Lime Rice by Foodtastic Mom #freezerfridays

This might be the simplest dinner I’ve ever shared. I’m not even sure it qualifies as a recipe. But since I shared more of a complicated meal last week for Freezer Fridays, I decided to take it easy on you this Friday.

Salsa Chicken with Avocado Lime Rice by Foodtastic Mom #freezerfridays

By the way, be sure to click through on my link up at the bottom to save and Pin my other three Freezer Fridays recipes. Besides this salsa chicken recipe, I’ve also shared Chicken Cheesesteaks (slow cooker), Breakfast Burritos and Chicken Tagine (slow cooker). I’m trying to have your back when feeding a busy family that is going 100 different directions (as mine seems to be most days).

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Totally Awesome Teacher Gift

 

Totally Awesome Teacher Gift Free Printable by Foodtastic Mom

Did your child have a totally awesome teacher this year? Then they deserve a totally awesome gift!

Target is my nemesis. They get me every time, starting with their dollar section at the front of the store. When I saw these cute tote bags ($3 each) I knew I needed to create something with them. A play on words seemed simple, and so I created this printable to tie the gift together. Simply click on the picture to “save as” to your computer and print for your own gifting use.

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Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake by Foodtastic Mom

Do you have to feed a crowd dessert this month? Lots of graduation parties are on the horizon and one of the most memorable I’ve ever attended (and it was before we had kids so over 10 years ago) served homemade strawberry shortcakes. That’s it. The mom did one thing and did it spectacularly well. And after a season of making the rounds at the usual deli tray graduation open houses those shortcakes were a star.

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Freezer Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine (Freezer Fridays – No. 3)

Freezer Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine by Foodtastic Mom #freezerfridays

I’m not sure the famous line from “Field of Dreams” applies to Link Parties on blogs… I’ve built one, but only one person has come so far, LOL! Regardless, I plan to still share a freezer-friendly recipe with you every Friday because I think they are hugely helpful tools to solving the relentlessness of feeding a family. But please, if you are reading this and have your own blog, I’d really love it if you’d link one of your favorite freezer recipes down there at the bottom and party with me!

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Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake by Foodtastic Mom

Happy Monday! I’m linking up with some other bloggers this month to bring you Mugcake Mondays throughout the month of May! Fun, right? My first mug cake I ever made was this Nutella one and it turned out so well I’ve been looking for other mug cakes to try.

I decided to kick off my series with one appropriate for breakfast because I often want something a little more fancy or complicated in the mornings (a baked good, eggs, etc.) but my bad morning attitude means I really don’t want to put a lot of effort into making something. Especially since I expend most of my effort on feeding my children well. Sound familiar?

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