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Saving Time with Ready To Go Proteins in our Chicken Tortellini Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo with Veggies #Shop #NewfromHormel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Time is always something I wish I had more of. It seems there is never enough time to get done what I need to. As a mama of four with a full time (outside of the home) job my days fill up fast! We always need quick and easy dinner ideas, and recently we decided to throw a graduation open house for our son who will be starting college this … [Read more...]

Gearing Up for After School Hunger #FoodMadeSimple

Stouffer's and Hot Pockets #shop #FoodMadeSimple

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. This fall we'll be experiencing a whole new household. There are lots of changes to adapt to. We'll now have a college student and a preschooler (yes, our boys are that far apart in age!). One thing I remember from my younger years is the after school hunger that I experienced. It seemed I was always ready to eat as soon as I made it home … [Read more...]

It’s Time for a Wienervention – Applegate Hot Dogs to the Rescue!

Applegate Hot Dogs

Although my husband is a big, big hot dog lover in the past I would rarely eat hot dogs. They just seemed so unhealthy and the ingredient list was a definite turn off. Having two toddlers now has forced us into finding a healthier hot dog because as you know toddlers love, love, love hot dogs! We have a very short list of things they will eat and with hot dogs making that list it was definitely time for a wienervention in our home! Healthier hot … [Read more...]

Festive Fourth of July Dessert with Firecracker Bites

Firecracker Dessert

We were at the grocery store this past Sunday morning getting things for a family cookout and I saw some recipe cards that caught my eye. I love trying new recipes, especially desserts! This recipe was perfect for the Fourth of July, it was cute and festive and looked so delicious! Firecracker bites were not only delicious but they were easy to make! The recipe card I found at the store is a Kraft Foods recipe and it only includes 7 … [Read more...]

Tips for a Successful Picnic with Toddlers

Successful Picnic with Toddlers

This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own. It was a LONG winter. We received a record amount of snow here in the metro Detroit area. It seemed like it was never going to end. Once the warm weather arrived my little ones were so excited to actually be able to go outside and PLAY! They want to be outside All. The. Time. Seriously, it's like the best thing since PB&J! ;) One thing I wanted to achieve … [Read more...]

Ten Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs

Side Dishes for Summer BBQs

I'm always looking for new side dishes to make with meals and especially for holiday gatherings! With Memorial Day coming I wanted to find some new things to make to start the summer! Here are ten fabulous findings of summer side dishes for BBQs! 10 Fabulous Summer Side Dishes for BBQs and/or Holidays Memorial Day is almost here, which means the beginning of summer! When I think summer, I think lots of lighter foods and salads! I had to look up … [Read more...]

Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches are the Perfect Healthy Toddler Snack

Stonyfiled Yo Kids

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Finding healthy snacks for two picky toddlers is hard work. My little ones, like many others I'm sure, never seem to want what's good for them. We did get lucky with a few things though and one of those things is that they love, love, love Stonyfield's … [Read more...]

My Marathon Days are Fueled with Stonyfield Greek Yogurt

Stonyfield Greek

Since baby Annie was born two months ago (wow, has it been that long!?) I feel like I’ve been running a marathon. Even more since returning to work three weeks ago, the marathon seems to be a daily thing! I’ve read in the past that the adjustment from two to three kids was the hardest. For me that wasn’t an issue. Adjusting from three to four kids though? Wow. It’s been quite the adjustment. I’ve had to learn how to save time, especially in the … [Read more...]

Sweet Sesame Chicken Recipe

Sesame Chicken

I LOVE Chinese food. It seems it is rather difficult to find good Chinese food where I live so I thought I'd try making some of my own! I made some Sesame Chicken a few months back that turned out pretty good. I've made it a few times since trying to perfect the recipe and this is what I've come up with! I hope you enjoy it! <3 Note: I don't usually make enough to have left overs so if you'd like left overs or if you need to serve more than … [Read more...]

Increase Your Milk Supply with Making Mama’s Milk & More!

Lactation Cookies

I've been a fan of Making Mama's Milk & More for some time now! I ate the cookies daily when I was nursing Addy and I am fully convinced they are what allowed me to nurse her for 17 months! These cookies are definitely a must-have if you ask me so, of course, I was excited to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! If you are looking to increase your milk supply Making Mama's Milk & More is your answer! The owner is … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – January 27, 2014

It was a long week...busy and full of preparing for baby! BUT, the menu plan was constantly on my mind....see how I did below... Monday: Pork Roast with Veggies and Fried Potatoes  - This happened!!!  SUCCESS Tuesday: Left over Roast, Mac N Cheese and Corn - This happened!!! SUCCESS Wednesday: Frozen Pizza with left over Mac N Cheese - This happened!!! SUCCESS Thursday: Sesame Chicken and Rice - This happened and was delicious! … [Read more...]

Menu Challenge Monday – January 20, 2014

It's a constant struggle....to stick with the plan that is. There have been so many days that I just don't feel like cooking, I run out of time, or I REALLY don't feel like having what's been planned. The past few days though I have a strong desire to eat at home and make sure nothing passes the expiration date...so I am hoping this continues and I cook more! Monday: Left overs from Sunday - Taco Stuffed Shells (this didn't happen. I am fighting … [Read more...]

Traditional New Year’s Day Foods

New Year's Traditional Foods

Growing up it was always a tradition to eat sauerkraut and kielbasa on New Year's Day. When I married my husband I remember him telling me the New Year's tradition in their family was black eyed peas. I am intriqued by culture and tradition so I wanted to look into this tradition that varies all over the world even more. I love the traditions I found so I wanted to share some with you! There are so many traditions around the world but here … [Read more...]

Holiday Help: Quick and Easy Meals with Annie’s Organic Pizza (New Flavor, too!)

Annie's Pizza Quick and Easy Meal

With Christmas being next week I've been trying to get so many things done around here that cooking has taken a back burner. Not only that, but with the pregnancy issues cooking REALLY hasn't been on my list of things that has been getting done. I really don't like eating out all of the time so I've been looking for quick and easy meals for our family. This time of year we all need just that so we can focus on getting other things ready for the … [Read more...]