Cavalia By: Karla Kristine Nelson If you live in the Twin Cities and have turned on your TV or radio in the last month, the chances you’ve heard about Cavalia, the art show of animals & actors, are pretty good. In fact, I’d be wondering where you’ve been hiding if this event has happened upon … Continue reading

Orbs of Oreo

Orbs of Oreo By: Karla Kristine Nelson What child, or adult for that matter, doesn’t love Oreos? The long-time circular chocolate cookie is a classic. However, I have to admit that although I’m the one that poses that question, I was never one to fork over a few bucks for this standard sweet. At least … Continue reading

Indulge in a Date Night

Indulge in a Date Night By: Karla Kristine Nelson Planning a date night can be hard to do, especially when you’re not necessarily “in the know” on what’s new in town. Fun, exciting things can be hard to come by when you think you’ve done it all, seen it all, or been to it all. … Continue reading

Multi-functional Finds

Multi-functional? By: Karla Kristine Nelson When times are tight, who doesn’t love to find a way to squeeze as many uses out of the same item to save some cents? Real Simple regularly suggests brilliant “New Uses for Old Things,” which provide ideas on how to make one-functional items instantaneously multi-functional. Here are two of my most … Continue reading

S’mores Remixed

S’mores Remixed! By: Alyssa MacDowell Recipe from How Sweet It Is   I am going to go out on a limb and say chocolate covered anything makes the world a better place. Pretzels? Yes please! Strawberries? Without a doubt! S’mores? I’ll take two! So, when I saw this recipe on How Sweet It Is I … Continue reading

A Virtual Must: Pinterest

A Virtual Must: Pinterest By: Alyssa MacDowell Have you ever wanted to gather all the things you’ve seen on the internet that you love, want to check out, want to remember or just want to come back to, in one place? Enter Pinterest, a website designed to be a virtual pinboard for everything you are … Continue reading

On Stands Now! Family Times July/August Issue

Check out the newest issue of Family Times on stands now! Grab a copy or find it online at!

DIY Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks

Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks- All on your own! By: Kate Winninger Makes: 9 Cones Prep: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 box of 12 count Sugar Cones 2 bottles of Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge 1 empty cardboard egg carton (for assembly) ice cream – your favorite flavors nuts, sprinkles, etc. (your choice of toppings) roll of parchment … Continue reading

Turkey Pizza Burgers

Turkey Pizza Burgers- Quick, delicious & simple! By: Kate Winninger Makes: 6 servings Prep:   10 minutes Grill:   8 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 pounds lean ground turkey 9 tablespoons prepared marinara sauce 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese 12 fresh basil leaves 6 … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Perfect Kid-Sized Buffalo Chicken Sliders- An easy dinner for tonight! By: Kate Winninger Makes: 12 servings Grill:   8 mins Ingredients: 12  2 pounds uncooked chicken tenders 1 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoons chicken broth 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt 1/4 cup light blue-cheese dressing Directions: 1. … Continue reading