Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew

“I received a  Slow Cooker Gift Pack on behalf of Red Gold tomatoes.” The season of slow cooking has arrived with busy schedules that consist of homework, taking kids to football practice, and driving all over town for appointments and school events. With all of the activities that come with the fall season, it is hard to schedule time to stay in the kitchen and cook a healthy meal for the family. With Red Gold tomatoes it is easy and convenient to create a meal that allows families to eat healthy and warm meals during those busy days of fall. One meal that I love to cook for my family is Vegetable Stew.  I love making vegetable stew for my family because it is not only quick and simple but very healthy. With vegetable stew there are not … [Read more...]

Tiny Hearts Big Dreams

Hope 4 Tiny Hearts

10 years ago the Duyck family started the Chloe Duyck Memorial Fund also known as 'Hope 4 Tiny Hearts' in honor of their baby girl Chloe that was lost at the tender age of 4 days old to Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Funds that are raised are earmarked for research and awareness in the area of pediatric congenital heart defects. The mission of 'Hope 4 Tiny Hearts' is to raise awareness and funding for congenital heart defect research, along with additional research and medical advances. The hope is that these children will experience better outcomes and survive longer; hence Tiny Hearts Big Dreams. This year marks 'Hope 4 Tiny Hearts' 10th year of raising funds for congenital heart defects, so they wanted to make their 10th year big! … [Read more...]

Lulu’s Bakery and Cafe

Lulu's Bakery and Cafe

Whenever I have people visit San Antonio they always ask me where they should eat breakfast. One of the first places I always tell them to eat at is Lulu's Bakery and Cafe; home of the 3 pound cinnamon roll! Yes, you heard correctly, the 3 pound cinnamon roll. The funny thing is, I would suggest that my friends and guests eat here but I had never eaten here myself. After an over night stay at the River Walk I told my husband and kids that we were going to eat a 3 pound cinnamon roll; my girls were excited. When we arrived at Lulu's Bakery and Cafe it was on a Sunday morning and there were people waiting outside the door for a table. Since this was on my list of must places to eat in San Antonio I was not going to turn around and … [Read more...]

Bean Boozled

Have you been Bean Boozled?

*House of Fauci’s is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.* I love flavored jelly beans and I love to study the jelly bean flavor card that comes with the box of jelly beans so I can combine 2 - 3  flavors together and make a desert out of them. From banana split to chocolate covered cherries and pink lemonade these combinations are so yummy and sweet; so when my girls asked me if I had been Bean Boozled I became curious. Here is a VLOG that my girls put together that explains what being Bean Boozled is all about: My girls and their friends have a fun time with the Bean Boo … [Read more...]

Whole Grain Apple and Herb Stuffing

Whole Grain Apple and Herb Stuffing

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday not only because so much delicious food is served but because family comes together and new memories are made and old ones are talked about. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I knew that I needed to find the perfect Stuffing recipe. I have never learned or even tried to make homemade Stuffing and since it is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, I decided to experiment with a few recipes before Thanksgiving arrived. I searched online and ran across a Whole Grain Apple and Herb Stuffing recipe th … [Read more...]

Blind Bags

Blind Bags

*House of Fauci’s is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.* Blind bags are small bags that contain a surprise toy inside. Each blind bag has a themed character such as a Lego character, a Littlest Pet Shop, My Little Pony, a Moshi Monster and many more. My girls first discovered Blind Bags a few years ago when I purchased them a Lalaloopsy blind bag. It was always such a mystery as to which one they would get and when they got the one they were hoping for excitement would fill the room.   According to my kids, what is great about Blind Bags is the excitement that co … [Read more...]

Sweet and Salty S’mores

Sweet and Salty S'mores

Every time our family goes camping, it's a given that we will roast marshmallows by the open fire and have S'mores after dinner. We love the taste of melted chocolate with a gooey marshmallow squished in between two graham crackers, but on this day I had a glorious idea. Earlier in the day I was in a snacking kind of mood, so I grabbed a marshmallow, popped it in my mouth, then I grabbed a pretzel and popped that in my mouth and gave the two a nice crunch. The sweet and salty flavors gave me a great idea. I decided that night by the open fire I would create my very own version of the S'mores and call it Sweet and Salty S'mores. The Sweet and Salty S'mores concoction is simple. I used graham crackers, Hershey's chocolate (only the best), mars … [Read more...]