Holiday Treat: Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini

December 10, 2014 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under FMF Blog, Mealtime Mondays

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini

Add a holiday twist to create a not-so-typical apple martini.  Perfect for the adults at holiday celebrations.  Beware:  they go down s-m-o-o-t-h!   Thanks to Betty Crocker for this scrumptious grown up beverage recipe!

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini
1 oz Buttershots Schnapps Cinnamon
2 oz vodka Brown sugar
1 oz Rose’s Sour Apple Mix Caramel syrup
Maraschino cherry Candy cane and fresh apple slice for garnish

1. Sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon on a small plate. Pour caramel syrup on top of the sugar mixture in a circle. Dip the rim of a martini glass in the mixture and spin back and forth and all around until the whole rim is coated. Place the glass in the freezer until ready to use.

2. In a shaker with ice, add the Buttershots, the vodka and the sour apple mix. Shake for a minute. Remove glass from freezer. Place one maraschino cherry in the bottom of the glass. Pour mix from shaker into glass. Garnish with a Candy Cane and an apple slice.

Please be responsible and don’t drink and drive after your holiday fun!


Hashem Orthodontics – Flower Mound

April 9, 2014 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under Mealtime Mondays, Spotlight

Call Today for Your Free Consultation Today!  For patient convenience, Hashem Orthodontics is open on weekdays & they also see patients on one Saturday each month.

Hashem Orthodontics Flower Mound2021 Morriss Road, Ste. 200
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(NW corner of Flower Mound Rd & Morriss)


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Hashem Orthodontics in Flower Mound

According to Delta Dental, a national dental insurance company, studies have estimated anywhere from 50-70 percent of American children will wear braces between the ages of 6-18.

The American Association of Orthodontists estimate that roughly 45 percent of children need braces to fix functional problems such as a misaligned bite, but up to 75 percent of kids could benefit from them to straighten their teeth and improve the shape of their face.

Good news for local residents, Hashem Orthodontics, currently in Colleyville, has recently opened a new Flower Mound Orthodontist office.

Hashem Orthodontics Flower Mound

Dr. Robbie Hashem has been in practice, in the DFW area since 1996.
He opened his Flower Mound office in 2013.  Dr. Hashem treats adults, teens & children.

Dr. Hashem says, “I am committed to excellence, especially when it comes to patient care. By educating my patients about different treatment options, I can customize a plan that is the best for each individual. I enjoy the process of working with them and seeing the beautiful transformations unfold.”

Our daughter, who is 7 years old, is just beginning phase 1 of her orthodontic treatments.  From the beginning, Dr. Hashem gave us options and explained processes in detail.  We will post her progress on FlowerMoundFamily, so you can follow along.  Stay Tuned!

Flower Mound Orthodontist - HashemFrom the moment we walked into the contemporary offices of the Flower Mound location of Hashem Orthodontics, the whole family felt at home.

Whether you are waiting in the “Smile Lounge” with a coffee or soft drink and watching TV/surfing the internet or playing on the iPads in the “Game Zone”, rest assured you will always be greeted by an incredibly friendly staff and seen on-time for your appointment.

It’s also good to know that Dr. Hashem personally treats the patients each and every time.

Hashem Orthodontics in Flower Mound Impression TraysHashem Orthodontics in Flower Mound offers the following types of braces and services:

  • Clear
  • Invisalign
  • Lingual “Hidden” Braces (behind the teeth)
  • Self Ligating Braces
  • WildSmiles™ – unique shaped braces to make them fun for everyone
  • Digital radiology that reduces patients’ exposure to X-rays by 90% compared to standard X-ray machine
  • Sophisticated computer graphics that illustrate your treatment before it begins
  • They offer same-day start of treatment with $0 down and also  in-house, monthly payment plans without any interest.

They accept MOST Insurance plans: including Aetna DMO & Cigna DMO, PPOs & discounted plans: Delta, Cigna, BCBS, Humana, MetLife, Guardian, United, and others.

Call Today for Your Free Consultation Today
For patient convenience, Hashem Orthodontics is open on weekdays & they also see patients on one Saturday each month.

Hashem Orthodontics in Flower Mound

Hashem Orthodontics Flower Mound

2021 Morriss Road, Ste. 200
Flower Mound, TX 75028

(NW corner of Flower Mound Rd & Morriss)

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Mealtime Monday: Caterpillar Bento Box

August 12, 2013 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under FMF Blog, Mealtime Mondays

Kids Caterpillar Bento Box

Bento boxes are the perfectly balanced school lunch for kids.  Not familiar with them? A bento lunch is simply a compact, balanced, visually appealing meal packed in a box.  Packed in reusable containers, they reduce lunch waste such as plastic baggies and disposable containers, and allow you to pack a wider variety of food for lunch. Picky eaters may be tempted by an attractive presentation of a variety of foods.  If you are interested in trying bento boxes for the school year, take a look at this website for some great bento boxes for kids (and adults):
Caterpillar Bento Box
1. Crisp celery slices make the perfect caterpillar feet.
2. You can make the caterpillar segments with anything that can fit into a mini round size: meatballs, mashed potatoes, mini quiches, mac and cheese, and cut up fruit or veggies with dip are a few options.
3. Tuck in ham flowers (see below for a step-by-step photo guide on how to make them) and serve with colorful berries, or any fruit
How to make ham flowers:
ham flower step 1 ham flower step 2 ham flower step 3
Step 1:  Cut lines in the middle of ham, but not all the way. 2. Fold the ham in half 3.  Roll up the folded ham.
ham flower step 4 ham flower step 5
4. Make sure to keep a fairly tight roll to keep the “stem” of the flower together. 5. Fan out the petals of the ham flower and tuck into a bento box lunch.
Thanks, for the cute idea!

Mealtime Monday: 4th of July Dessert Trifle

July 2, 2013 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under FMF Blog, Mealtime Mondays

4th of July Trifle

This festive 4th of July Trifle is easy to make and perfect for 4th of July parties and get togethers.  The kids will love helping assemble the pieces.  Mine love anything that has to do with food coloring, so we had a blast!  It’s easy to adapt to other holidays as well (ie. red and green food coloring with kiwi and strawberries for Christmas).
4th of July Red, White & Blue Trifle
1 box white cake mix 1 teaspoon blue liquid food color
1 1/4 cups buttermilk 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon red liquid food color 1 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries


  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray two 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dishes with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs and cocoa with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes.
  3. Divide batter between 2 bowls. Add red food color to one bowl, and mix well. Pour into one of the baking dishes. Add blue food color to other bowl, and mix well. Pour into other baking dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in baking dishes, about 1 hour.
  4. In large bowl, mix cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sugar and the vanilla until smooth. In another large bowl, beat whipping cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Mix 1/2 cup of the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Gently fold in another 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream. Set aside.
  5. Cut cakes into 1-inch squares.
  6. Put half of blue cake cubes in bottom of trifle bowl. Add one-third of the cream cheese mixture on top. Add half of the red cake cubes, followed by another one-third of the cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining blue cake cubes, then remaining cream cheese mixture. Reserve remaining red cake for another use. Add remaining whipped cream to top of trifle. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries.

Keep trifle refrigerated until ready to eat. Cover and refrigerate any remaining trifle.

If serving for a dinner party or a smaller group, serve in individual trifle dishes.

Mealtime Monday: Grilled Hobo Potatoes

June 17, 2013 by FloMoDiva  
Filed under FMF Blog, Mealtime Mondays

Hobo Potatoes on grill

To continue with summer grilling ideas, here’s a side dish for you. This potato side dish is also grilled and is the perfect complement to your summer menu.  We love the crumbled bacon added in…it added a really yummy flavor and extra pizzaz!  Enjoy!
Grilled Hobo Potatoes
2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes 1/2 tsp. salt
1 large onion, chopped 1/8 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. butter


Prepare and heat grill. In a 3 quart microwave safe casserole dish, combine potatoes, onions, carrots and water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are hot and just beginning to cook, stirring once. Drain. Stir in salt and pepper.

Place potato mixture on an 18×18″ square of heavy duty foil. Top with bacon and dot with butter. Wrap securely with double fold seal. Place on grill 4-6″ from medium high coals. Cook 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, moving packet around on grill occasionally.

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