Would someone like to tell me where July went?!

July was crazy busy around here, we had a lot of fun in Chicago and with Bridget!!…..but SO much has piled up on me!!

I have a bit of exciting news to share with you!!

I was asked by Unilever ( the company who has awesome brands such as Breyers, Hellmann’s, Knorr, Lipton, Ragu, Skippy, and more) to be a contributor to a new website that they have called “The Family Dish”. The Family Dish is a site with a mission to reconnect families through cooking.


I grew up in a home where our family ate dinner together every night. My husband and I have continued that tradition with our family. Now, with The Family Dish program I can encourage my girls to help cook dinner, and share even more quality time together.

You can find all of the featured Mom contributors on The Family Dish Contributor page. We each will share written posts as well as videos on The Family Dish website showing our hands-on experiences turning cooking in the kitchen with our families into quality time.

You can join the fun as well!!
From July 25 to August 30, 2010, families can enter “The Family Dish Contest” by visiting thefamilydish.com and uploading a video about their best experiences cooking as a family, for a chance to win a Family Culinary Vacation to Orlando Official rules are available at www.thefamilydish.com.

For more quick tips, recipe ideas and to find out what’s cooking in the Unilever Consumer Test Kitchens, follow Lauren, Anna Marie and their team on Twitter @KitchenDishin’.

So, come on over the www.thefamilydish.com and see what’s cookin!

My first post on The Family Dish I shared a YUMMY Peanut Butter Frosting recipe that I put on some chocolate cupcakes for Bridget’s visit last week.

They were SOOO yummy!

Homemade Peanut Butter Frosting recipe at TidyMom.net

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

Yield: enough for 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Every recipe box should have a delicious Peanut Butter Frosting recipe.


  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup Skippy® Peanut Butter
  • 10 Tablespoon unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1-½ Tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a medium bowl, place sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt and combine with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy.
  2. Slowly add cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used and are just estimates. We encourage, especially if these numbers are important to you, to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Don’t you just LOVE the cupcake wrapper? I made it with my new toy!!! Oh am I LOVING this new toy!! I’ve been playing with it ALL weekend!!

Don’t forget, check back in tomorrow for a fabulous giveaway……{squeal} I can hardly wait! (It may just have to do with how I was able to cut my cupcake wrapper!)


*Disclosure- This post was created in connection with my appointment as an Ambassador in Unilever’s Family Dish Program. For more great ideas, go to www.thefamilydish.com.