Grown Up Mac and Cheese with Bacon

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Grown Up Mac and Cheese with Bacon

This adapted mac and cheese has been a favorite of mine since I first started making it back when I was pregnant with my son. It’s the ultimate comfort food and is something I know will always please a crowd.

With the addition of bacon, and the panko crust, this mac and cheese is taken from ordinary to extraordinary. But I really think that the secret ingredient is the pinch of nutmeg. It really does change the flavor for the better!

If you’re a huge fan of mac and cheese I highly suggest you try this grown up mac and cheese with bacon. It’s well worth it.  [Read more...]

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Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Legends San Diego Giveaway

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Have you heard? The circus is coming to town! And the Simmworks Family Blog is giving away a family 4-pack for one local family to enjoy. Simply read the directions below and enter by commenting.

Read more about the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Legends! event coming to town August 7-10 here in this post.

Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Legends show

Enter to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Legends below:

Open to US only, 18+. Must be able to attend this event in San Diego from August 7-10. This giveaway ends August 1st, 2014 at 11:59EST.

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Please comment* below with a great circus memory (or family memory) of yours. [Read more...]

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Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Legends in San Diego August 7-10

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ringling bros and barnum & bailey built to amaze logo

This summer’s circus is Legends, an all-­new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Legends will be performing at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena) from August 7-10.

We cannot wait to head out to see the show! We received complimentary tickets to come out to the opening night performance on August 7th and the kids are very excited. Last year we were amazed by the acrobats, this year I think we’ll be excited to see the motorcyclists! [Read more...]

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Delicious Summer BBQ Ideas

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Summer BBQ Ideas - great additions to any summer bbq or party

Summer is here and that means it’s time to start cooking! The warm weather is perfect for inviting a few friends and family over for a laid-back BBQ cookout any day of the week.

I love how easy it is to BBQ. A good rub or marinade, some meat and veggies, and a hot grill! Plus there are so many great sides and treats to serve alongside the BBQ goodies.

Not sure what to throw on the grill? Try out these delicious ideas for your summer BBQ. Not only do we include what to grill, but we also share what to serve with your BBQ meal. [Read more...]

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Check Out Planes Fire and Rescue In Theaters this Weekend

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Planes Fire and Rescue poster

On Monday night the kids and I were invited to see Planes Fire and Rescue in theaters. My kids have been looking forward to this movie since the first trailer came out.

Planes was one of their favorite movies last Summer so when they heard that Dusty Crophopper would be on screen again they begged me to take them as soon as it opened.

With popcorn and 3D glasses in hand we were ready to sit down and enjoy the movie with friends.  [Read more...]

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