Easy, Decadent Hot Chocolate

Delicious and SO EASY decadent hot chocolate: just a few minutes on the stovetop and you've got wonderfully creamy drinking chocolate to enjoy.

For a special treat this holiday season, enjoy a cup of this decadent hot chocolate that can be made on the stovetop in minutes. ______________ You may have seen the boozy hot chocolate recipe I created a few weeks ago, but for obvious reasons, that one wasn't an option to share with the biggest hot chocolate fans in the house - my kids. So when Shamrock Farms asked if I'd like to try … [Read more...]

Reclaiming Family Meal Time

Reclaiming Family Meal Time: incredible soy glazed meatballs and veggie fried rice

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron.  All opinions are my own. "After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." Leave it to Oscar Wilde to share such sentiments with his snarky wit, but the principle remains true even in the most serious and heartfelt situations: meal time has healing powers. The older my three children get - and the more baseball practices … [Read more...]

Mini Lemon Tarts

Only three ingredients! These mini lemon lime tarts are so easy and delicious | maisondepax.com

Have I mentioned before that I have a weakness for dessert... for breakfast?  And if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I had one of these mini lemon tarts for lunch yesterday.  And, naturally, their perfectly personal size makes them an ideal dessert to enjoy after the kids go to bed. In short, these mini lemon-lime tarts just might be the last recipe you'll ever need... I … [Read more...]

Individual Pumpkin Pockets

Adorable little individual pumpkin treats - a perfect fall and Thanksgiving recipe: 5 ingredients rolled up in Pillsbury crescent rolls... couldn't be easier! maisondepax.com

My mother has taught me so many things. Like how to sew… How to make a bed… How to love well…. How to parent young children while retaining even a modicum of self composure… The list goes on. Two of my favorite life lessons from her, though, have to include the following: 1. Nothing in life has to be boring. 2. Fun doesn’t have to be complicated. And it’s with those principles … [Read more...]

Simple Strawberry Champagne Cocktail

A delicious and super simple strawberry champagne cocktail - perfect for celebrating any occasion | maisondepax.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Andre Champagne. All opinions are 100% mine. This sweet strawberry and champagne cocktail is the perfect way to make any occasion special. Despite the fall home tour I shared on Monday and pumpkin latte recipes floating around these days, the reality in my neck of the woods (and many, many other places) is that the scorching … [Read more...]

Mexican Summer Favorites (and a $400 giveaway!)

slow cooker carnitas: delicious and easy Mexican pulled pork!

I hope y'all remember my sweet friend Samantha from Five Heart Home?  Her amazing recipes have been feeding my family for the past two years.  Honestly. slow cooker chicken and black bean tacos Even better, she (along with her delicious Texas-style, home-cooked meals) has been one of my co-hosts for our weekly link party. slow cooker carnitas (Mexican pulled pork) tacos AND... (I know, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken with Cilantro Lime Couscous

Slow cooker Mexican chicken with cilantro lime couscous - so easy and SO delicious! maisondepax.com

How's that for the longest blog post title ever?  I couldn't leave anything out, though.  The sweet and cheesy Mexican chicken simmers all day to a delicious medley of flavors, and the fluffy couscous with a hint of cilantro and a boost of lime makes the perfect base for the chicken.  Even better, the slow cooker makes this a super easy meal - perfect for feeding family and friends!  It's been a … [Read more...]

Sweet Corn Macaroni and Cheese

Quick and easy dinner recipe: macaroni and cheese with sweet sauteed veggies and bacon - maisondepax.com

The sweetness of roasted corn, onions, and bell peppers is matched by a smoky hint of bacon and a crisp, nutritious dose of fresh spinach... all mixed into good old macaroni and cheese.  In less than 15 minutes, you can feed and please the whole family! My kids love macaroni and cheese.  There's just no way around it.  There may, however, be a happy dance and an actual ear-piercing cheer … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Tips {And Free Printable!}

Super helpful meal planning tips and free printables | maisondepax.com

Have you ever gone to the store because you needed toilet paper... or laundry detergent... or milk... or [insert your own essential for the day], only to spend 45 minutes (and all your energy) and to come home and realize that you forgot the one thing you went to buy? I've never done that, naturally... ;) In truth, I've done it so many times, I could be the expert.  Life is busy. … [Read more...]

The Best of Maison de Pax 2014

So many fabulous diy projects and ideas! best of maisondepax.com 2014

Is it really almost 2015?  I can't believe it...  This little project of mine has grown exponentially in this last year, and I have YOU ALL to thank.  I can't believe how much encouragement and sharing has gone on, and I am humbled.  In case you are a recent addition to the family or you simply missed something this past year, I've collected all my top posts from 2014.  All in one place. In … [Read more...]

Red & Green Holiday Party Recipes (M&MJ #86)

Perfect holiday party recipes! Red and green appetizers and sweets via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 86 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! Just 9 days until Christmas!  I'm sure you're all doing last-minute shopping, present wrapping, and party planning... And I'm here to help this week. Don't miss my holiday gift guide: My beautiful and affordable gift wrap ideas: And today's party food!  Remember, if you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to … [Read more...]

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

Creamy and perfectly spiced pumpkin cheesecake is topped with rich, sweet praline sauce and crispy pecans...  Pumpkin never tasted so good. Seriously.  Never.  At least as far as I'm concerned... So I'm thrilled to be sharing this alongside other bloggers as part of a full Thanksgiving menu: I never liked pumpkin flavor much as a kid; I was more of a chocolate person (you can … [Read more...]

Must-Try Fall Recipes (M&MJ #81)

From butternut squash salad to rich, cinnamon caramel sauce, these fall recipes are sure to please. via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe #thanksgiving

Welcome... to week 81 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see … [Read more...]

Swirled Sweet and Golden Mashed Potatoes

Deliciously seasoned sweet and golden potatoes. Swirled. Baked. You'll never make two separate dishes again! via maisondepax.com #recipe #mashed #potatoes #sweet #thanksgiving #fall

Deliciously seasoned sweet and golden mashed potatoes.  Swirled.  Baked.  You'll never make two separate dishes again! I have three brothers.  Translation: I can take care of myself. I jest (*sort of*), but having three brothers (and now two boys of my own) has given me a serious appreciation for a good, solid side.  You know, a "meat and potatoes" sort of side. Since we're … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Pumpkin Recipes (M&MJ #76)

Yum! Delicious pumpkin recipes for fall via maisondepax.com

Welcome... to week 76 of Moonlight & Mason Jars! I'm so glad you're here!  If you are not familiar with link parties, this is a place where bloggers can link up their posts to show off their work.  And bloggers and non-bloggers alike can find tons of amazing projects, recipes, and inspiration all in one place!  If you're reading this via email, be sure to click through to the web to see the … [Read more...]