Oatmeal Pancakes for the Freezer

Oatmeal Pancakes for the Freezer by Foodtastic Mom #freezerfridays

I skipped out on my Freezer Fridays last week because the holiday weekend was looming and I just couldn’t get to it. But I am grateful to Kelly Cox at Home for sharing her recipe for Easy Freezer Burritos the week before!

Kelly Cox at Home Easy Freezer Burritos

 In case you are not up to speed, I decided to create an In Linkz “Link Party” to showcase a freezer friendly recipe of my own creation each week, plus open my blog to others to share their own favorite freezer recipes. These pancakes are now the 5th official recipe I’ve shared on my website for Freezer Fridays, so if nothing else, you can come here to find a comprehensive round-up of recipes for your freezer from yours truly!


Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurant Review

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BuffaloWingsAndRings #CollectiveBias

Buffalo Wings and Rings Restaurant Review and Baseball Printable

My blog mainly focuses on food I myself am fixing for my family so I don’t typically post restaurant reviews, but when presented the opportunity to visit Buffalo Wings and Rings with my family (we have one just up the street from our house) I jumped at the chance! I always appreciate a night out where a chef is doing the cooking for me and I can just socialize with my husband and kids. It’s a rare treat! Plus all of Buffalo Wings and Rings food is fresh, not frozen.


Sip and Sing Your Way to Paradise with Tradewinds Tea

This giveaway is sponsored by Tradewinds Tea and their “Sip and Sing Your Way to Paradise” contest promoting their new line of Tradewinds® Jimmy Buffett’s Island Tea. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #teatimesomewhere

Sip and Sing Your Way to Paradise with Tradewinds Tea #teatimesomewhere

I have a little product review and fun summertime giveaway for you today! All you have to do is hop over to my Facebook fan page and give me a “like” and comment here at the bottom of this post telling me what your favorite Jimmy Buffett song is. There’s so many right? He visits Cincinnati every year and I think the pre-party in the parking lot of our Riverbend Music Center is almost a bigger deal than the concert itself. It’s one big excuse to pretend you’re living the beach life for a day, in Margaritaville, with a bunch of “Parrot Heads”.


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. 


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).


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.