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Fun Halloween Recipe for Kids - Spooky Spider Hot Dogs

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  I'm talking about Halloween, of course!  My favorite holiday.  If you're like me and like to get a head start planning for Halloween parties and other spooky-themed treats for kids, you're going to want to pin today's post, as I'm sharing an eerily easy variation on a favorite kid's treat.  If you're looking for more Halloween party food ideas for kids, check out this Halloween party post here.  

I developed today's Halloween recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program.  Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for Spooky Spider Halloween Hot Dogs on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe along with some of my cooking tips below.


Fab Everyday's Loire Valley Travel Guide - Your Resource for a Vacation in France's Château Country

Our time in France's Loire Valley was a bright, shining highlight from our trip to France.  One of my requirements for the trip was to stay in a castle, and Val de Loire is where one goes to do just that.  In addition to the beautiful and historic chateaux (there are hundreds in the region, though not all open to the public), the food, wine, enchanting countryside, and slower pace of life make this a romantic destination - ideal for an anniversary or honeymoon.  Since we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary, we found it to be a perfect romantic getaway.

Save or pin this post for when you plan your trip to the Loire, as I've got all your essential trip recommendations below, including where to stay, where to eat, and what to do in this region of France.  For more from our anniversary trip to France, see our scenic chateaux drive route from Paris to the Loire Valley here, a travel style post on what to wear for a vacation in Paris here, and stay tuned for another post with our recommendations Paris.  


Tried-and-True, Delicious Recipes for the Instant Pot

I may have jumped on the Instant Pot (affiliate link) bandwagon a bit late, but as they say, better late than never!  I finally see what all the fuss is about - this thing is amazing!  It is not nearly as intimidating as other pressure cookers, and everything I've tried making in it has turned out really well.  Here is a round-up of my favorite, tried-and-true, delicious Instant Pot recipes.  Definitely pin and save these!

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala recipe (from Savory Tooth)


Family-Friendly Luxury in San Antonio - A Stay at The St. Anthony + An Itinerary for a Fabulous Family Weekend

I was hosted by The St. Anthony for this weekend.  The opinions are my own.  I was not financially compensated for this post.

The #FabFam is always on the go, but this summer we decided to stay closer to home and explore more of what our home state, Texas, has to offer.  We called it the "summer of Texas fun!"  We decided to spend one of our summer weekends in San Antonio, which is a convenient getaway from Austin at only an hour and a half drive.  Our home-base for the weekend was the fabulous St. Anthony Hotel, which was the perfect choice for a weekend of family fun in San Antonio.  Keep reading to see why, and get my recommendations for the best places to eat and things to do with kids in San Antonio, Texas.  You'll want to save and pin this post when you are planning your itinerary for a family-friendly weekend in San Antonio!

Why you should stay at The St. Anthony Hotel: