November 22, 2016

October 26, 2016

Ellio's Gourmet Pizza Burger

September 19, 2016

Ellio’s Chicken and Broccoli Pizza Panini

August 30, 2016

PRE-PRACTICE SNACKS WITH ELLIO’S PIZZA!

My kids’ baseball schedule keeps us pretty busy. Between practices, gym time and games, we are always on the go. This crazy schedule always impedes on regular eating times. I don’t know what it is with the people who make the schedules for all of these baseball events, but it’s like they don’t eat at normal times.

August 24, 2016

With Ellio’s Pizza, A Teenager’s After School Snack Time is Easy To Make and Delicious

Whether I like it or not, I am officially the mother of teenager. That means that my daughter is now able to leave school unescorted rather than partake in the after school program. This doesn’t sound like a big deal but it is. Since kindergarten, I never had to worry about providing a snack for her because she has always been enrolled in an after school program that feeds her. That has all changed now that she arrives at home at 3:30. She can hardly wait it out until I come home from work to eat. She is a growing teenager which means she wants to eat all the time and she wants a snack when she gets home.

August 19, 2016

Time to Connect: Dinner with Ellio's Pizza!

Dinnertime is my absolute favorite time of the day - especially during the school year. I love having family meals sitting around our kitchen table. Between work, school, after school activities, homework, and the hustle and bustle of life in general, it’s usually the only time during the day that we can really sit and focus on each other.

August 19, 2016

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKING WITH ELLIO’S PIZZA!

One thing I've noticed since welcoming baby Morgan home is how much more grown up Madison has become. It's as if she's aged dramatically overnight. She's still so very innocent and playful, yet she's become quite nurturing and attentive when it comes to her little sister. She is also becoming even more independent and likes time to herself now as well.

August 5, 2016

Ellio’s Breakfast Bonanza Pizza

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and pizza is always a favorite, so why not combine the two? In this edition of Ellio’s Pizza Hacks, we’ll be showing you how to make the perfect Ellio’s Breakfast Bonanza Pizza.

June 30, 2016

Ellio’s Throwdown Pizza Fries

Moms everywhere know that Ellio’s Pizza is a wholesome meal they can feel good about feeding their kids, just like kids everywhere know that it’s oven-toasted and tasty. Well, hang onto your pepperonis, because we’ve got a few tricks to make our awesome pizza even more delicious.

June 30, 2016

EASY DINNER FOR SWIM MEETS THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL LOVE

Dinner has to be easy to put together, keep well in the cooler, not be messy, and something everyone will eat. Not a short order. I have a hard time coming up with ideas for what to pack. In the past, we have had cold noodle salads, chicken Caesar salad wraps, and cheese and fruit trays.

June 28, 2016

SUMMER FUN WITH ELLIO’S PIZZA & A PIZZA MAGNET CRAFT

When I was growing up, I used to look forward to summer more than any other season because it was all about having fun! I remember playing outside for hours on the swing set, running around the yard barefoot, and creating imaginary games with my friends. It was the season for playing hopscotch on the sidewalk and eating popsicles on the porch without a care.

June 27, 2016

The Start of Summer With Ellio’s Pizza.

Ellio’s Pizza will forever make me think of the last day of school and the start of summer. With Des’ last day of school happening this week, and Scarlet’s last day of school happening next week, I am remembering my childhood more than ever. When you’re one of five kids, pizza night is interesting at best.

June 27, 2016

Sparking Childhood Summer Nostalgia with Ellio’s Pizza

Nothing brings back summer nostalgia quite like creating memories with my own child. As she’s growing up, I reminisce about the “good ol’ days” of my childhood, where life was simple and uninterrupted. We weren’t blinded by tablets or smart phones. We made mud pies that changed the color of our hands for days.

June 13, 2016

Pizza and Movies: A Story of My '80s Childhood

Another crucial component of my movie-watching bliss, was the food I consumed during viewings. And nothing paired with movie-watching better than pizza; Ellio’s frozen pizza to be exact. It didn’t matter what I was watching, classic 80’s comedies from John Hughes (The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are my personal favorites), action flicks like Terminator or Commando, or some of my favorite stand-up comedy from greats like George Carlin, Eddie Murphy or Robin Williams; Ellio’s pizza was being consumed during all of them.

May 31, 2016

Good Times, No Matter How You Slice It

Ellio’s had been a staple in our house growing up. It was super easy to toss into the toaster oven for a few minutes – dad would always cut it differently, whether it was triangles, strips or bites – it was 100% REAL cheese with no artificial flavors. This past weekend, I got to share another one of those memories with my kids.

May 26, 2016

The Pizza Solution

Every weekend, we have a movie night with my picky five-year-old, and we watch a movie of his choice (please choose Star Wars, please choose Star Wars!) and eat some pie. Already, pizza is being connected to some of his favorite nights, and that’s a good thing.

May 20, 2016

My Dinner with Ellio’s

The 80’s were packed with great, innovative films. Back then, as it is today, I appreciated all sorts of films. One of those films I appreciated was My Dinner With Andre. This is a film that consists entirely of a conversation between Vizzini and some other guy and may not be the top choice for a 15-year-old movie fan, but I was a devotee nonetheless. You can’t thoroughly enjoy a movie without a great snack, and back then, Ellio’s frozen pizza was a go-to snack or meal for lots of kids my age.

May 19, 2016

My Childhood Defined By Comics, Cartoons, Atari and Pizza

Everybody’s got a “Happy Place.” You know, that island in your mind you go to when you just need to get away and relax from the stress of life? Yeah, mine isn’t so much a place as it is a decade.

May 9, 2016

Pizza, Baseball, and Tradition

Parents these days are much more inclined to introduce their own kids to influences from their childhood than ever before. Maybe it’s because the 80’s were the best years ever to grow up in. Best music, best movies, best foods, best childhoods. Why wouldn’t we want to share that with our kids? Showing them what we grew up with and why it was so great gives them a glimpse into our own lives.

October 30, 2015

Our Chicken, Pineapple and Pizza Appetizers

There are so many creations you can do with pizza. As some of you know, we have partnered with Ellio's Pizza to bring you pizza snack, meal and other entertaining ideas over the last few months. We are wrapping up this series this month and what more appropriate than pizza appetizer ideas!

October 28, 2015

Pizza Hacks

Well it is National Pizza Month! Let me give you our 5 favorite pizza hacks! However you eat it… Just enjoy it! Happy National Pizza Month!

October 21, 2015

Easy Spider Pizzas

I love to come up with a spooky spin on everyday food. These Spider Pizzas are one of the easiest treats to make. I used Ellio’s Pizza as the base of the pizza. It cooks in just minutes in your toaster oven.

October 21, 2015

Fun Halloween Pizza Ideas

Halloween night will be here before we know it. It's a busy night full of excitement for our little ones. The last thing they are thinking about is eating dinner! All they have is visions of candy eating in their plans.

October 13, 2015

Halloween Party Ideas For A Spooky Soirée

It's a spooky time of year, when many mini-ghouls are trick-or-treating and many adults are having their at-home costume parties late into the night. Scary fun happens after dusk just once a year, and we love to celebrate with our friends.

September 30, 2015

Delicious after school snack

I decided to shake things up a bit this month by adding some of my family’s favorite, fun toppings to their pizza. Yes, chicken, hot dogs and green peppers are some of the favorites around here.

September 21, 2015

5 Surprises for their lunchbox

Our kids are back to school and they are excited about it! Let me tell you something funny- they are MOST excited about lunch. I seriously can’t remember enjoying the cafeteria like they do.

September 17, 2015

10 Tailgating Tips

Woohoo! It’s football season! And, that means, it’s time to tailgate! I am no stranger to tailgating. After many (many) years of practice, I have learned a few tips and tricks to making tailgating a breeze.

September 11, 2015

Quick Snacks for Kids to Fuel Up on Before Practice

With all of the practices, games and meets, we are always in need of quick snacks to have before they head out the door. Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy snacks to make.

September 2, 2015

Fall Gatherings With #ElliosPizza

The days are shorter and the air is crisper, making it perfect weather for a night in with friends and some nice, hot sizzling Ellio’s Pizza.

August 31, 2015

Planning A Fun Family Pizza Party!

Because most kids love to help in the kitchen, and they sure do love pizza, an Add Your Own Toppings Pizza Party is a good idea for a family party with children.

August 29, 2015

5 Tips for Hosting Game Night

Some of the best memories from my childhood where family game nights. We always played board games after big family dinners. Today, I still love having game nights. Here are some tips to help you have a great game night.

August 27, 2015

Back to School Pizza

We all have those days, especially when school starts, that having a quick stand-by meal is necessary. Personally, I love Ellios pizza and enjoy eating it just as much as my son does.

August 25, 2015

5 foods to grab before sports practice

Our nights are filled with activities. Mostly football. Today I am going to give you my 5 favorite foods to make and eat quickly before heading off to your next sport.

August 14, 2015

Making Memories With Your Kids

Most of my favorite memories involve doing some of the simplest, un-extravagant things, like fishing in the river down the street from our house, making homemade ice cream at my Grandparents house, having our Friday pizza and game night.

August 3, 2015

25 Kid Friendly Meals and Snacks

Whether it’s summer break or after school, making meals and snacks that your kids will actually eat (and enjoy!) can be a real challenge. Here’s one of my favorite quick and easy meal solutions that my son loves!

July 28, 2015

Grilled Pizza oh my!

Have you ever thought to grill your pizza? I honestly had never made grilled pizza before until last year when we started camping.

July 27, 2015

5 best foods to have at a party

Our son turned five last week… Five. Where did the time go? We now have 8-, 7-, 5- and 2-year-olds! So… we decided on a pizza party, because if you knew Ethan, you would know that he LOVES pizza! We had “rectangle pizza,” as he calls it (It is really Ellio’s Pizza.). Haha!

July 20, 2015

Our Family Pizza & Game Night Tradition

There is this thing we do every single Friday night. We have done it for years and years and years. We eat pizza and play cards!

July 17, 2015

5 lunch playdate ideas

I love to hang out with their friend’s moms… so it is a win-win! I wanted to share a few ideas for some lunches that you could EASILY prepare for a play date.

July 15, 2015

The Best Summer Lunch

Summer time lunches are best enjoyed outdoors here in New York, because the weather is so beautiful and warm. I love summer days.

July 2, 2015

How to Cook with Kids

One of my best memories from my childhood is the time I spent cooking with my own step-stool and apron and my grandmother standing along-side me.

July 2, 2015

The Best Way to Plan Kids' Summer Meals

Kids get bored with the same old thing everyday for lunch. With Ellios, they can customize their toppings and even help me in the kitchen, getting things ready.

July 1, 2015

Summer Pizza on the Patio

Part of our summer enjoyment consists of BBQ’s and social gatherings outdoors. Many of our meals are spent on our patio near the pool.

June 25, 2015

Enjoy Your Favorite Meals On The Road

Summer vacation is here, and so are family vacations. We recently traveled down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a fun family trip, and had a great time.

June 24, 2015

Simple Summer Gatherings

School is officially done! Let the summer fun begin! I am looking forward to more relaxed schedules, more time outside, more time with friends and more summer gatherings!

June 8, 2015

Easy Grilled Pizza

Every few weeks, we have a pizza party with our friends. It’s a great way for the kids to have some playtime while the adults are able to catch up.

June 8, 2015

How to throw a quick pizza party!

Looking to throw a quick pizza party? I am here today to share how you can do just that.

June 5, 2015

5 things I remember as a kid

What did you do as a child that you want to share with your kids?

May 15, 2015

Family Game Night

Growing up, I loved Family Game Night. I have a collection of board games now for my own family, because some of my most fun memories ever are of staying up late into the night...

May 15, 2015

Prepping for College Kids Being Home for the Summer

Our beloved college kids are arriving home for the Summer. Adjustments will be made, house rules will need to be redefined and loads of food will need to be bought.

May 4, 2015

Make Your Own Pizza Night

For as long as I can remember, Friday night has been pizza night. It’s something my parents started doing when I was a kid, and I have carried the tradition on with my family.

April 29, 2015

Family Movie Night {a gramp favorite}

Do you guys have family movie night? We try to on a regular basis, but sometimes it doesn’t work out for all of us to join in. My dad, grandfather and son are the kings of movie night.

April 28, 2015

Pizza Hack for kids

This week, the kids wanted pizza for lunch (surprise, surprise!) So we decided to change things up a bit! I love fun and quick ideas for on-the-go foods, but this one was their favorite of all! It is fast, and the kids LOVED it.

April 21, 2015

Teaching My Sons To Bake With The Pizza I Grew Up With

My older son is five, going on six, and he’s at a great age for learning a lot of new things. He’s so bright, and we have a lot of fun together (and honestly, I feel like I learn so much right along with him).

April 17, 2015

After-School Snack Kids Can Make

Does anyone else have kids who always seem hungry during the day and after school? Can we see a show of hands please?