Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes with Rotel

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes with Rotel by Foodtastic Mom

How often do you feed a crowd? And what’s usually the occasion? We’ve always been a sports-loving couple and now that our kids are getting older, they are sharing in our fandom. During the fall, it’s football season and Bengals games every Sunday. March brings basketball and pretty soon our Reds will be having their Opening Day. I pretty much like any excuse to throw a party and sports provide plenty of reasons throughout the year.

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Avocados – A Freezer Tutorial + Guacamole

Avocados - a freezer tutorial and guacamole by Foodtastic Mom

I hadn’t ever frozen an avocado until last week (when I was photographing a freezer tutorial for a client) but I can tell you now that I think it might be the best freezer “trick” I’ve ever discovered. I often marvel at my life before Pinterest… stumbling through not knowing how to fashion apples or mini pumpkins into candle holders, the sarcastic genius of Grumpy Cat or the existence of bearded crocheted hats. It’s a wonder I’ve gotten this far…

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You Deserve a Straight Up Tea Break

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You Deserve a Straight Up Tea Break

This post is a rarity in that I’m not sharing a recipe with you today but instead a couple of tips. Does that annoy you? Be honest! I go back and forth with myself and how much advice or suggestions I should give on my little space here. But I figure if you agree with or relate to me, it will be helpful and maybe you can see a bit of yourself in a snapshot of my day.

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Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew by Foodtastic Mom

Top ‘o the mornin’ to ya, or something like that. I totally meant to share this stew recipe with you days ago, but then I kept getting approved for sponsored posts, which are how I can afford to keep this blogging thing going and bringing you original recipes like this one! So a totally good problem to have.

I’m practically a day late and a dollar short on this St. Patrick’s Day themed recipe share but that’s kind of how my life in general goes so it’s cool. And by no means should you only make this perfect specimen of a stew to celebrate your Irishness (fake or not). It’s meat candy I tell you. Make it whenever you want.

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Simple Spring Playdate with Canada Dry Ice Cream Floats

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Keep Spring Bubbly with Canada Dry Ice Cream Floats by Foodtastic Mom #KeepSpringBubbly #ad

Our yellow crocus bloomed yesterday. And our copious amounts of daffodils are beginning to bubble up from the thawed ground in our front yard. It’s one of my favorite times of year, seeing all our spring flowers make their appearances again, so I’m feeling happy as a minion. It’s their song right, “Happy”?! 

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REESE’S Basketball Brownies

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Reese's Basketball Brownies by Foodtastic Mom

Another day, another dessert. There’s a lot associated with the month of March. It is said to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb… and in between there’s St. Patrick’s Day, the first day of Spring and just a few basketball tournaments. I shared my St. Patrick’s Day dessert with you the other day (a chocolate stout bundt cake) and now I’m sharing a basketball dessert “hack” with you.

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