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Homemade Dr Pepper® Recipes

Dr Pepper® Recipes to Make at Home

Fall has arrived, and we are thinking football and what to eat while watching the games at home. You can get ready for game day when you make these one of a kind Dr Pepper® chicken tenders and muffins at home with these simple recipe and ingredients from Kroger. Kroger is the place for Game Day GreatsEven if you don't drink Dr Pepper®, we think you will love this homemade baked, breaded chicken recipe paired with cupcake muffins. Enjoy!

Make Dr Pepper® Recipes at home.
Make Dr Pepper® Recipes at home.
Your guests will be impressed with your one of a kind, unique game day recipes. Best of all, the ingredients needed are at your local Kroger. Dr Pepper® and Kroger are the ultimate football partners for your next homegating or tailgating event. 

Be sure to visit the Kroger in-store sweepstakes display with Miller
Coors®/Kellogg's®/Dr Pepper® for fly away trips to Rivalry Games. See your local store for more details. Also, don't forget to register  for your chance to win the #GDGSWEEPSTAKES.

We filled the cart with lots of goodies for college game day! We provide the entree and dessert, you bring the veggies and dip, okay?

How to Make Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders

These delicious chicken tenders are ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them up at your next football party with a side of fried zucchini, waffle fries, and a glass of Dr Pepper® or simply have them out as an appetizer. 

1/2 C. Dr Pepper®
1/4 C.  all-purpose flour
tablespoon water
1 C. Panko bread crumbs
Dash of Paprika
5-6 chicken breast tenders
Salt and Pepper to Taste

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil, and spray it with cooking spray. (They will stick.)

Chicken marinating in Dr Pepper.

2. In shallow dish or bowl, marinade chicken tenders in 1/2 C. Dr Pepper®. Toss to coat.

3. In another shallow dish, mix flour, panko, paprika, and salt and pepper with a fork. 

4. In yet another shallow dish, beat egg and 1/4 C. Dr Pepper®.

5. Now, dip chicken into egg/Dr Pepper® mixture, then coat with flour crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders ready to go into oven.

4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once toward the end, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is an orange golden brown. 

Cooking in oven, spoon some more Dr Pepper® over any dry bits of flour.
Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders
Homemade Dr Pepper® Chicken Tenders.

Make easy Dr Pepper® chicken tenders at home
This was delicious! Make easy Dr Pepper® chicken tenders at home.

Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe is Easy

I mustache you a question. Do you like Dr Pepper®? We love it! No college football party (think homegating) is complete without Dr Pepper®and chocolate. Every party needs some chocolate! So, after your baked, chicken tenders, splurge with some fun, mustache cupcake muffins.

Homemade Dr. Pepper Cupcake Muffins Recipes Mustache
Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffin with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Gameday Goodies
Cart full of Gameday Goodies.

We found this fun post on Quarterbacks with Mustaches.

How to Make Dr Pepper® Chocolate Chip Cupcake Muffins

  • Martha White Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix
  • 1/2 C. Dr Pepper®
  • 1/4 C. Almond Milk

    Follow Package Instructions, but replace milk with Dr Pepper® and Milk measurements listed above.

    Stir until frothy.

    Place Cupcake liners in pan. Fill liners to top. You will need to scoop the chips into the muffin tins. They react with the Dr Pepper® and stay in the bottom of the bowl.

    Bake according to package instructions. Remove from heat. Cool pan on wire baking rack.

    Once cool, add your favorite Cream Cheese frosting. Then, stick on this paper printable mustache.

    How to Make Mustache Cupcakes.
    Mustache Cupcakes are fun for Game Day!
    Mustache Chocolate Chip and Dr. Pepper Cupcakes.
    Mustache Chocolate Chip and Dr Pepper® Cupcakes.

    We found some more fun recipes that use Dr Pepper®:

    Dr Pepper® Cake and Icing

    Dr Pepper® Cheesecakes

    Dr Pepper® BBQ Chickens

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. Game Day Greats brought to you by Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.


    Edible Art

    The Pioneer Woman Cooks*

    Easy Weeknight Dinners

    Make Superbowl Snack Taco Dip

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    Easy Breakfast Ideas Kids Will Eat

    Tips for a Quick and Easy Morning Breakfast Routine

    Serve up a quick and easy breakfast that your kids will eat! Why force it? You want your kids to eat a breakfast that will stick with them until lunch. The important thing is fueling their morning with lots of protein, but that usually requires too much effort for our busy morning schedules.

    Rethink what you serve for breakfast. Waffles and toast won't last. Bacon and eggs are a lot of work. We're sharing tips and easy breakfast ideas to make your mornings easier. Check your freezer aisle at Walmart for more fun choices. Don't forget to scroll down for our quick egg tips. Enjoy!

    Easy breakfast ideas kids will eat: Mini Corn Dogs.
    Easy breakfast ideas kids will eat: Mini Corn Dogs.

    State Fair Mini Corn Dogs are easy to make. We toasted ours in the toaster oven in under 15 minutes, but they also taste great when microwaved. Add some fruit and glass of milk, and you've got a good start to your day. Make your morning easier with Walmart. They offer lots of great value on back to school needs.

    Easy Breakfast Ideas.
    Easy Breakfast Ideas.

    Mayhem likes to skip breakfast or eat something sweet. She couldn't wait to start her day with mini corn dogs. The cornbread batter kept her sweet tooth at bay. She also loves Jimmy Dean Pancake and Sausage Sticks. They served them for breakfast when she attended kindergarten. Pair them with eggs for a fun breakfast!

    Toasted Mini Corn Dogs.
    Toasted Mini Corn Dogs.

    We have several chickens and ducks, so whenever possible, we incorporate eggs into our diet. Scrambling eggs every day can get old plus it is messy and takes up valuable time. We often take a shortcut and scramble our eggs in the microwave!

    How to Microwave Eggs

    You will need a bowl (they make fancy microwave bowls for this purpose, but it isn't necessary).

    Canola Oil Spray (or any spray on oil).

    Eggs, Milk, Butter, Salt, and Pepper.

    We've tried lots of bowls. Any ceramic bowl will do. Spray the entire inside of the bowl.

    Crack your egg directly into the bowl, scramble with a fork, add a splash of milk, and stir to mix.

    Use one egg per bowl. When you try to scramble more than one egg at a time, it doesn't work as well and takes more time.

    Place the bowl in the microwave on a paper towel.

    Microwave for about 40 seconds on high.

    Remove from microwave, flip or stir egg and then microwave for additional 15-20 seconds.

    Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and butter to taste.

    To get in and out quickly, we always use the self-checkout at Walmart.


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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean® and State Fair® . The opinions and text are all mine.

    Blogger Perks: Chick-fil-a Backyard Barbecue Celebration

    How will you do a Backyard Barbecue? Consider Chick-fil-a

    Some of the perks of blogging include getting FREE stuff or special treatment. Chick-fil-a invited us to have a backyard barbecue inside their Avon, Indiana restaurant. Despite the recent controversy, I love Chick-fil-a. I respect their rights, just as I respect the rights of all others. So, Enjoy!

    Chick-fil-a is a great place to dine with the kids, especially preschoolers. It gives Mommy (me) a few moments to relax while the kids play. The staff pampers you, always clearing your table, bringing you refills, and smiling. So, it is my pleasure to share the latest, new menu items with all of you. You know you like the food.

    Our Chick-fil-a Backyard Barbecue and a rare look at me. I'm in the blue.

    My blogging buddies and local friends joined me at the backyard barbecue. The Avon staff is truly lovely. Though I live closer to another restaurant now, this one is my favorite. Everyone loved the service and the food. Thank you so much to Ashley and the staff.  :)

    My favorite new menu items are the grilled chicken nuggets. If you read this blog, you might recall, I'm somewhat of a poultry-tarian. Well... I was until we got chickens and ducks. That makes it difficult for me to prepare or eat chicken sometimes. I never eat duck. I try to stick to turkey when possible. But... these nuggets are too good to pass up. Right? There's a whole 'nother controversy there. So, please let's just think about the cows. This is what they want. Eat Mor Chickn!

    So, what was on the menu? They call it Grilled Love. I've listed some menu items below and tidbits from the Press Release.

    On April 14, the Atlanta-based restaurant chain will officially roll-out three new entrees – the Chick-fil-A® Grilled, Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A® Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich and Chick-fil-A® Grilled Nuggets – in an ongoing effort to provide more flavorful and “craveable” grilled options for its nutrition-minded customers. 
    Chick-fil-A’s new recipe features an unmatched backyard grilled taste. Each grilled chicken breast is freshly marinated with a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic and savory herbs, and cooked on a state-of-the-art, proprietary grill developed by Chick-fil-A. The technique creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor. 
    To make this menu enhancement possible, Chick-fil-A invested seven years of testing and more than $50 million to reinvent its grilled chicken recipe. The largest portion of the investment came as the company worked with Garland Grills to create a proprietary grill. This grill sears chicken perfectly on cast-iron grates like it was cooked on a backyard grill, only faster. 

    The sandwiches were a big hit, and so were the condiments. My favorite condiment is the Avocado Lime Dressing. Apple Cider Vinaigrette is yummy too. If you like a little spice, try the Polynesian Sauce!

    The Chick-fil-a Cows want you to eat more chicken! I can help. I am giving away 4 Backyard Barbecue Cards! What does that mean? You will get a free sandwich in June and July so you can try out the new Backyard Barbecue Menu for Free. Just leave a comment here (if you don't use Google+ find the post about this on our Facebook Page) and Voila! You are entered in the drawing.

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    May Calendar of Holidays and Special Days: Unusual and Unique

    Unusual and Unique Holidays and Special Days of May

    These dates in May will help you plan fun activities for school, after-school, or camp programs. Want to know if you should wear mismatched socks, a silly hat, or make a special treat to celebrate? You've come to the right place. Here's our printable, editable, downloadable calendar of May holidays.  Enjoy!

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    May Calendar of Holidays and Special Days: Unusual and Unique

    Printable Downloadable Calendar for May Holidays
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    Printable Downloadable Calendar for May Holidays 2020

    When is Mother's Day?

    Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May. In 2020, Mother's Day is May 10.

    May 1 - National Mother Goose Day! So celebrate by dressing up like your favorite Nursery Rhyme Character, reading a bedtime story, or making a fun Mother Goose craft (We have some chicken crafts). Play a Goose game.

    May 3 - International Space Day began in 1997. Celebrate with an outer space craft for kids, a trip to a local history center or space museum, or wear an astronaut suit around town.

    May 4 - National Star Wars Day!  Hip hip hooray for Yoda! We've got a Yoda craft. Sport a set of green ears to school today! Make a Yoda mask... and don't judge all those crazed Star Wars fans walking around in authentic looking costumes.

    May 12 - National Limerick Day. Memorize a limerick... What is a limerick? You know... you really do. Something about a lady from France? Eh, there are nicer ones too. Go write your own limerick today. It is a nonsense poem. You make a lot of non-sense, right?

    May 13 - Yes, Frog Jumping Day is a real day. So, go find a frog and challenge it to a jumping contest. Wait. No, that's not right. Grab two frogs and ask them to have a jumping contest. The frog who jumps the farthest wins. You could dress like a frog and play a healthy game of Leapfrog instead. Hey, if you do that will you make a video and share it with me? Thanks!
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    May 14 - National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Do you know how to do the Chicken Dance? No? What, you've never been to a wedding. Cluck, cluck boy, do we have chicken crafts for kids. We also have Chicken printables and chicken cartoons. Did you take a video of your dance too? Yep. Share it here in the comments.

    May 14 - National Endangered Species Day. What is on the endangered species list? The Manatee for sure. The Eagle was, but is it still? IDK there are Bald Eagles after my chickens and ducks every other day. I see how they got to be endangered! Don't shoot, it is a Federal Offense. Endangered Species: Myotis Sodalis Bat

    May 17 - National Armed Force's Day. Give thanks to a serviceman or veteran. Send a card, send a craft, give them a hug. Let them know you appreciate their service to our country.
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    May 18 - National No Dirty Dishes Day. I'm getting tired of writing all of these days down, I was going to skip to the end of the month here, but... REALLY? No dirty dishes day? That's a holiday I won't be celebrating. I'll just pretend. Don't open the dishwasher or the oven.  Am I right? Make your own Homemade Dish Detergent

    May 22 - National Vanilla Pudding Day. Only because I have some things in this blog to do with Vanilla Pudding. Eat some today and make some edible finger paint with Vanilla pudding

    May 24 - National Scavenger Hunt Day. Go outside. It is May, have a real life scavenger hunt. Here are some fun scavenger hunt ideas. Is it raining? Go play our Pinterest Preschool Scavenger Hunt.

    May 27 - National Cellophane Tape Day. What the heck is that? It is tape. Don't you just love tape? You probably call it Scotch Tape, but that is a brand. Things to do with tape? Paper crafts! Tape a poster to your wall. Here is a friendship poster for your wall. Go tape it up in your room. Wrap a present. Send it to me! Thanks, I like presents :)

    May 29 - National Paperclip Day. Make a paperclip necklace and wear it to school today. Don't steal your teacher's paperclips. The teacher's desk is off limits. Things to do with paper clips.

    Looking for coupons to save on your holiday budget? Check out: Coupon Annie for more info.

    When is Memorial Day?

    May 30, 2016- Memorial Day. Ditto with the National Armed Force's Day, but now we remember those who served and died. Wear a ribbon, lay a wreath on a tombstone, make a scrapbook, share a story. Wave the flag. You could also dress up like a flag and walk in a parade, I guess. Whatever floats your boat. Flag Craft for Memorial Day

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    7 Unique Egg Carton Craft Ideas: Not just for Easter

    These 7 Egg Carton Crafts aren't just for Easter!  

    These Unique Craft Ideas with Egg Cartons make Great Pinterest pins and will keep the kids busy too.

    Easter is coming and we expect you will have lots of extra egg cartons to recycle. We won't! We have ducks and chickens and we are always in need of new egg cartons. I decided to spare just one and make some fun preschool Easter crafts with egg cartons. I also took a tour around the Kid Blogger Network and Pinterest and found a few more things to do with egg cartons.  Enjoy!

    Egg Carton Craft Ideas: Fairy Blossom Lights
    Egg Carton Fairy Lights from Red Ted Art blog.

    These egg carton crafts can be made year round to help recycle all those pesky cartons. They just beg to be used up, just like the drink carriers at fast food restaurants.

    • This one is perfect for anytime, but EXCELLENT for Halloween. Mayhem will adore this one. We made a bunny (see below), sure, he's cute, but we didn't think very far outside the box. You can find this little egg carton kitty over at

    Cute Cat from Egg Carton for Halloween.
    Egg carton craft for Halloween.
    • Are you looking for a truly unique, Easter art project for your classroom? This one from Unicorn Hat Party blog artsy enough for older elementary school kids and easy enough for preschoolers.

    Egg Carton Art Project for Kids.
    Egg Carton Art Project for Kids.
    • How about an Egg Carton Pirate Ship craft? This one from Craft Project Ideas blog is fairly easy, little ones might need some help, but make two and you can have a race in the bathtub! If your bathtub isn't easy to navigate a baby pool or a wallpaper tub make a perfect ocean for your creation.

    Egg Carton Pirate Ship Craft for Kids from Craft Project Ideas blog.

    Egg carton gardening with kids.
    Egg carton gardening with kids.
    • We also made mini-masks, maybe you could try it on your cat like we did with our mini-chef hat? Perhaps, you could tape it to a popsicle stick or wooden craft stick and call it a puppet, or a little mask for your face?
    egg carton mask puppet
    Egg Carton Mask - just add a craft stick.
    Egg Carton Bunny Craft for Kids.
    Egg Carton Bunny Craft for Kids.

    Egg Carton Bunny back, we used scraps, but you could add a cottonball tail
    Egg Carton Bunny back, we used scraps, but you could add a cottonball tail.

    Mayhem's egg carton "Rainbow" bunny. He lost an ear, poor thing.

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    March Calendar of Special Days and Holidays for Planning Activities for Kids

    2017: Need some unique holidays to add to Classroom curriculum or After School Activities? 

    We've got those and the traditional ones too. March 2017  is almost here. March brings the promise of Spring!  What activities will you plan? Did you know March is National Craft Month in the United States. Here are some fun days and an editable printable calendar for MarchEnjoy!

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    20 Ideas and Activities to Plan and Decorate for a Balloon Birthday Party Theme for Kids

    Here are 20 Fantastic Things to do with Balloons for your next Kids Birthday Party

    Do your kids love balloons? Do they have to get a balloon in every restaurant or beg for balloons at the Dollar or Party Store? Shower your child with these ideas for balloons for a birthday party they'll never forget. We've got some great ideas from our own blog, and we've found several ways to decorate for a balloon birthday party from Pinterest. Enjoy!

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    Make Minutes Matter: Breakfast before School can be Quality Time for Conversation: Everyday is a Big Day Program

    Rushed Time before School can Turn into Memorable Moments with a Daily Conversation added to your Family Mission

    How to have a conversation with your kids at breakfast
    Make everyday count with Breakfast conversation bites.

    If you are like me, your early morning routine is rushed, scattered, and not always in the best of family spirits. We try, but getting ready and organized for school is hectic. If only, we were well organized and had enough time to prep he everything the night before- but our lifestyles don't always allow for such structured free time. I'm a Homeschool Mommy. It sounds far easier than it is - well, it did to me. As the principal, teacher, gym instructor, and music director, (plus my full-time job as a social media manager) life is often stressed, and I rarely have time to focus on the little things... the important things.

    Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® and Scholastic partnered and then contacted me to write about #mini-missions™​ it hit home. We do a lot of things for others. We are always up to something for community service or helping friends. It is time to focus on us! So, this week, we did just that. Thanksgiving is nearing, and it is a good time to remember what we are thankful for this year. Our Mini-mission is to continue to collect toys and clothing for area Christmas drives. November is a great month to collect donations as people are beginning to get into the holiday spirit. Sometimes, we collect gift wrap and tape to donate. Other times, we get clothing, books, or toys. Always, we remind ourselves how giving back does the heart good.

    Each day at breakfast, we focused on a simple conversation starter.  This is a great way to learn more about your kids' interest and what makes their mind tick.  My children love to explore theoretical concepts... you know, why is the sky blue?  So, I went with it. Plan out a conversation starter each day. Do your homework. If you are going to ask and answer questions like, 'why is the sky blue', you better know your stuff. Research ideas online the night before. Here are a few of our conversation starters, and the fun answers we came up with for our conversation bites  #mini-missions™.

    Day One 

    Q: What is your favorite memory from helping with community service this year?

    A: I don't know.

    Momteruption: Try again.

    A: Cake Pops?

    Momteruption: What about them?

    A: They were good!

    Momteruption: Well... they were good weren't they, but what else?

    A: I am happy April made the cake pops and donated her time for Santa's Elves of Indy.

    A: I was happy to help Daddy that day.

    Mom: It is nice to spend time as a family working to help others!

    Day Two

    Q: Today is the first day of the rest of your life what are you going to do?

    A: Ride on Nebu (our pet bird.)

    Momteruption: Try again.

    A: Ride on a Tiger.

    Momteruption: Something, you can do today!

    A: I don't know.

    Momteruption: Well.. I would try to be more positive from this day forward and always think about what I can do to make life better.

    A: I will take care of the chickens!

    Momteruption: *sigh* Well, that's a good start.

    Day Three

    Q: Why is it important to sit down and eat a healthy breakfast?

    A: Because food is fuel!

    A: Because you are hungry and need food to live.

    Momteruption: Those are both good reasons. Food is like fuel it gives us important vitamins and mineral.

    Kidteruption: Yeah, like these on the Frosted Mini-Wheats™​ box.

    Momteruption: Exactly! It is a part of a healthy breakfast, we should have fruit and milk or juice too so we'll be ready to learn!

    Kidteruption: Like Bananas!

    This is just a sampling of our conversation bites. You can see, it is harder than it looks, but as the days the progressed, the kids began to warm up to the idea :)

    Breakfast before School: Introduction to the Every Day is a Big Day program

    When your family completes a Mini™ Mission, you can earn free Scholastic books for your family and a chance to win prizes for your school and community. Visit to register your family for the Every Day is a Big Day program.  Each month, log in and complete a new Mini™Mission to earn 2 free Scholastic books for your family.

    When your family completes a Mini™ Mission, you are also entered into a sweepstakes where 131 prizes will be awarded to schools and communities each month. Download free monthly stories chronicling Mini’s™ adventures against the evil Skipper. Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats® and Scholastic have partnered to bring you the Every Day is a Big Day program, created to benefit families, schools and communities across the country.

    Your family is invited to complete monthly Mini™ Missions to get free books for your family. Also, each month you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 131 valuable prizes for your school and community. As you earn books and enter the sweepstakes, your family is sure to have a blast and learn something new along the way!

    Start here and register for your first monthly mission!

    This is a sponsored conversation by me on behalf of Kellogg's(R) Frosted Mini-Wheats(R). The opinions and text are all mine.

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