FAMILY MEAL RECIPE: Garlic Shrimp with Cheese Tortellini with Parmesan Garlic Bread

Both my husband and I come from large families. Our family meals are always important, because it brings us all together no matter how busy and hectic our schedules are. Now that I have my own household to run, I want us to continue that tradition. Sometimes dinners are the only times we see each other. In honor of Family Meal Month in September, I’d like to share my simple and hearty Garlic Shrimp and Cheese Tortillini Recipe brought to you by SMART & FINAL. I love shopping at Smart & Final because they have everything. When cooking for my family, I always have to buy things in bulk because I’m cooking for six. Sometimes I can freeze what I don’t use. They always have a great selection of ingredients with great prices!

EASY RECIPE: Daddy and Me Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by Leyna Doan for Smart & Final. Father’s Day is all about Dads and this Father’s Day I want to celebrate Dads by getting my husband in the kitchen with our daughter. You see, I remember cooking with my Dad when I was little. My Dad didn’t cook very often but when he did, he always had so much pride in it. His fish dish is still one of my favorite dishes, and I still cherish our memory together. Thankfully, he is still with us today, but miles away, and it got me thinking. My husband doesn’t cook much either, but our two-year old … READ MORE >>

Ju-Ju-Be’s Hello Kitty Be Prepared Diaper Bag | @jujube_intl #JuJuBeforHelloKitty #HelloKitty40th

This is a post written by me for Ju-Ju-Be. All opinions are our own. Photo Courtesy of Ju-Ju-Be. Ju-Ju-Be, best known for their fashionable and functional diaper bags, offers a fun Hello Kitty line that is designed to impress. For example, check out the hardware and details on this bag! It’s so pretty, and I love the bling. We chose this bag to review, because the perfect diaper bag is hard to find. We want it to not only be functional, but also stylish and not so obvious that its a diaper bag. Ju-Ju-Be’s “Be Prepared” Diaper Bag offers just that and more! Yes, That… is a Hello Kitty Bow … READ MORE >>

Review: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at Creamistry! | @CreamistryInc

This is written by Leyna Doan for Creamistry. We received samples for reviewing purposes. All opinions are our own. Images are by Leyna. I’ve had my fair share of bad ice cream. What’s considered bad? Ice cream that tastes icy instead of creamy! I have made ice cream before, so I know that when ice cream melts, and when you try to refreeze them over and over again, you get bad ice cream. If you’re going to indulge in something sweet and special, make those calories worth it! Recently we visited Creamistry in Irvine to find out what their liquid nitrogen ice cream is all about. By the way, don’t … READ MORE >>

2 Simple Homemade Baby Food Recipes by Leyna’s Kitchen | @LeynasKitchen

What baby food can you make with white sweet potatoes, red beets, carrots, and spinach? Check out Chef Leyna’s simple recipe below! Carrots and Beets Baby Food Recipe Recipe by Chef Leyna from INGREDIENTS: 2 cup – carrots (dice) ½ cup – red beets (dice) 1 cup – baby water COOKING DIRECTIONS: Cook carrots and beets in baby water for about 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Puree in blender with liquid until smooth. Add more baby water as needed. Both vegetable are naturally sweet and has a ton of nutrition! White Sweet Potatoes with Spinach Baby Food Recipe Recipe by Chef Leyna from INGREDIENTS: 1 cup – … READ MORE >>