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Butterscotch haystacks

Butterscotch haystacks

Have you ever made butterscotch haystacks for dessert? They are a really delicious peanut butter and butterscotch treat that only takes a few minutes to make. You can jazz them up with little add ins depending on what you like, and this time we made them into little nests for Easter. A perfect Easter dessert…Continue Reading

Fried green beans

Fried green beans

So I’m always looking to add a new and tasty vegetable side dish to our dinners, and so far it has worked since we went from children liking NO veggies to now they sometimes prefer them over their meat dish. I started with salt and pepper zucchini chips which they love and moved on to…Continue Reading

Rainbow weaving art

Rainbow weaving art

I’m a former Teacher and even though I am not in the classroom I’m still drawn to simple crafts for kids that they can do at home (especially during those Summer months when they need something to do). This rainbow weaving art project for kids is perfect for the classroom during St.Patricks Day, or just…Continue Reading

4 ingredient slow cooker chili recipe

4 ingredient slow cooker chili recipe

This post brought to you by Manwich. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom. If you’ve never made chili in your slow cooker you are missing out!! We make this meal each month, sometimes twice a month, because it is SO easy and my kids say “YES!” when I tell…Continue Reading

Slow cooker pizza casserole

Slow cooker pizza casserole

This is seriously one of our favorite meals! It is packed with tasty sauce, cheesy goodness, and pizza toppings all in your crockpot! Not only is it a great dinner for your family, but it’s great when you’re having a get together for the big game or other reason. Special thanks goes out to Ragu®…Continue Reading

Slow cooker stuffed cabbage

Slow cooker stuffed cabbage

We are the typical family, hense the name The Typical Mom, who cooks the same dishes week after week…..but sometimes it is time to add a new dish! I love easy crockpot meals and so naturally my mind goes there. Most of our favorite dishes are “dump meals” like our 5 ingredient crockpot recipe but…Continue Reading

Salt and pepper zucchini chips

Salt and pepper zucchini chips

Have you ever made salt and pepper zucchini chips at home…..they’re so great and easy to make!! If you love Carl’s Jr.’s fried zucchini, or are looking for a new side dish the kids will love too this is a great one we serve often. You literally only need 4 items to make this easy…Continue Reading

Corner Bakery Giveaway

Corner Bakery Giveaway

Yes….I LOVE Corner Bakery Cafe, and there are 2 locations in Temecula!! If you aren’t part of their newsletter you just sign up below so you are alerted to deals like dates when they give out free pancakes and more. They have a lot more than pancakes….love their muffins and soups, but breakfast is served all day…Continue Reading

Create a Birthday Closet

Create a Birthday Closet

Ok, so I know I’m not the only one with multiple children who are in school or playgroups & are invited to a multitude of birthday parties throughout the year=Expensive! I took a tip a long time ago from a loved babysitter of mine who had 6 children of her own, and had created a…Continue Reading

Valentine Dinner Idea

Valentine Dinner Idea

We love Valentine’s Day…..and the week leading up to it! It is fun to get creative with every day foods to get in the Valentine spirit. Here is a Valentine Dinner idea you could make, or for lunch, using hotdogs and cheese! It is simple really. You just need hot dogs, cheese, toothpicks and ketchup…Continue Reading

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Recipe

Pineapple BBQ Chicken Recipe

It’s Summertime!! What that means for us is more time together, vacations, lots of fresh food choices, and dinners cooked on the BBQ! 😉 We have many things we cook outside but one of the best is Pineapple BBQ chicken, you will see why very shortly. Special thanks goes out to Foster Farms® for sponsoring…Continue Reading

Recipe for tempura batter

Recipe for tempura batter

I had no idea that making tempura batter was SO easy!! Just water, flour and egg whites are all you need to make this easy recipe for tempura batter, then you can make our salt and pepper zucchini chips, fried green beans and a lot more right at home. Here is how you make it.…Continue Reading

Wicked Tickets

Wicked Tickets

If you’d like to receive more great local coupons & ideas such as this one Please follow Temecula Qponer on Facebook & Subscribe to my Newsletter, thank you for supporting Temecula Qponer.     Wicked is here and I found tickets!! These will go FAST! We bought discount tickets for the San Diego performance last year and went in November with…Continue Reading

Football Party Food

Football Party Food

Are you ready for some football……or at least ready for a great party with the football game on?? 😉 I am not a huge football fan but I love a great get together with family and friends so whether the occasion is watching football or another show….I’m ready to party (and EAT). Here are some…Continue Reading

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D

The LEGO® Movie™ 4D

We were invited for a sneak peek of The LEGO® Movie 4D™ last week and it was a really fun experience. If you didn’t know already, Legoland California is adding a new 4D experience right inside the park itself! If your kids loved the LEGO Movie they will love this new 4D adventure at Legoland…Continue Reading