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Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax

peanut butter banana oatmeal

Getting a good breakfast is so important. We all know this but how often do we put it off? We think it takes too long to cook, we don't feel hungry or we just don't even think about it. Today, I'm reminding you just how important this meal is with this delicious recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal with Forti-Flax. Do you ever add flaxseed to your recipes? It's a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Lignans and Dietary Fiber. When faced … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley – Easy and Fresh with Busch’s!

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Medley

Typically you'll find me doing my weekly grocery shopping on weekends. My husband is off of work and it gives this mama a bit of alone time. It's funny how we enjoy errands like the grocery store when we have little ones, isn't it!? Last week I purposely waited until Wednesday to do my shopping because I knew the soft opening for the Busch's Fresh Food Market in Canton was being held. We love supporting local Michigan businesses and Busch's is a … [Read more...]

New Recipe! Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty Cookies

Sweet and Salty! That's right! Who doesn't enjoy that!? It's one of my favorite combinations and these Sweet and Salty cookies are going to knock your socks off! They are that good! It's an easy recipe that will satisfy your cravings! Yum! Sweet and Salty Cookie Ingredients The ingredients are simple. In fact, these may be items you already have in your pantry. Here's what you'll need: French Vanilla cake mix 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil … [Read more...]

Celebrate NYE with these White Chocolate Golden Oreo Glitter Truffles

golden_oreo_truffles

If you are like us, parents with littles, you may find yourself staying home this New Year's Eve. My husband and I do nearly every year but we put together a small party at home for the family. The kids love helping me in the kitchen and these golden Oreo truffles are fun to make and taste great. These would be perfect for any gathering outside of home, too! They are sparkly and perfect for a New Year's celebration! Yields: 2 … [Read more...]

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies featuring Barlean’s

Cookie tin gift

Thank you, Barleans, for sponsoring this post featuring delicious Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. All opinions are my own. This year we moved into our new house. Just three months ago actually. We've only met a few neighbors but a couple of the neighbors we have met have been very pleasant. When Barlean's challenged those of us on their blogger team to get creative in the kitchen and use their new Butter Flavored Coconut Oil in place of … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Bars – Perfect for Christmas!

Gingerbread Bars

Christmas is here! Can you believe it? This year has flown by and I, for one, find myself looking for recipes of things to make with the kids over break or for taking to one of our holiday gatherings. I love making new things and sharing them with our family and friends! These Gingerbread Bars are perfect for this time of year and taste oh so good! Gingerbread Bars Recipe Yields: 12 servings INGREDIENTS FOR BARS 2 cups all purpose … [Read more...]

Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes

Easy fall dessert

Hey everyone! I know, it's been a while! I have a post coming soon that will tell you all about where I've been since I've obviously been absent from the blogging world. Until then....I'll leave you to drool over these easy Candy Corn Cupcakes -- yum!!! They make for the perfect (did I mention easy!?) Halloween party dessert! Candy Corn Cupcakes Ingredients: Candy Corn 1 White Cake Mix … [Read more...]

Enjoying Milk & Cookies Again with a2 Milk® (and a Cookie Recipe!)

a2 Milk and Cookies

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Milk and cookies has been a favorite of mine since I can remember. I've always had a sweet tooth and there is just something about cookies with milk. When I met my husband I found out he deals with some stomach troubles when drinking milk. I felt terrible for him that he couldn't freely enjoy … [Read more...]

Join Macy’s in Celebrating Strawberry Shortcake Day! #AmericanIcons

Strawberry Shortcake #AmericanIcons

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Who doesn't love Strawberry Shortcake? It's an American Icon for sure! To me, it symbolizes summer, warmth and family fun! We always enjoy it together during summer family cookouts and gatherings. Macy's invites us all to celebrate … [Read more...]

A Healthier Shrimp Fried Rice (Recipe)

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

The older I get and the more active my kids get I get more and more in tune with the fact that I NEED to eat healthier. It's not only an option anymore, it's something I need to do for my kids, for my family. Fried rice has always been something I've been fond of but let's face it, it's not the healthiest thing to eat...until now. This healthier version of Shrimp Fried Rice will have your mouth watering! A Healthier Shrimp Fried Rice The trick … [Read more...]

Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bars (Recipe)

Frozen Yogurt Bars

These Tropical Frozen Yogurt Bars were created by me using ingredients I received as part of my partnership with Stonyfield. Barleans and Stonyfield provided me with products but all ideas and opinions are my own. With the warmer weather arriving and my kids always wanting sweet treats, I've been pondering on how to get HEALTHY sweet treats into them. When I was sent some products from Barleans to try my brain starting creating a million … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Heart Vanilla Body Scrub

Valentine's Day is tomorrow so treat yourself to some pampering! This conversation heart vanilla sugar scrub is relaxing and festive! I love taking baths so when I discovered how to add holiday flare to my pampering products I thought it would be fun to share! Who doesn't love a bit of pampering? When it's a scrub that's easy to make it's even more enjoyable! It truly is rather simple to make and can last a few months! That's a lot of … [Read more...]

Delicious Dessert – Strawberry S’more Parfait Recipe

parfait dessert

I have a weakness. Sweets are something I crave often. When you say strawberries and chocolate in the same sentence I get a bit excited. It's a favorite of mine. This Strawberry S'more Parfait is out of this world! It's my new favorite dessert! Take a look and you'll see why I love this parfait recipe! Parfait Recipe You'll Need These Ingredients: Graham cracker: 16 graham crackers, finely crushed (2 cups) Chocolate Pudding: 2/3 C … [Read more...]

Candy Flavored Hot Cocoa

Butterfinger cocoa

The past several days here in Michigan have been VERY cold. Winter has definitely decided to show up. I've been on a soup kick. Well, really more of a comfort food kick. I haven't left the house in two days because I don't want to take the girls out in the cold. lol Yes, I'm THAT mama. Hot cocoa is a favorite of mine as I'm not really a coffee person. With all of the delicious sounding flavored coffees out there I HAD to try some flavored … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Kid Friendly New Years Drinks

Kid Friendly Drinks

It's almost New Year's Eve and if you are like my husband and I you will be at home with the kids! We don't mind, we love it and we make it fun for them and us. We still celebrate, just in a different way. ;) If you haven't done so, you should check out our list of New Year's Eve activities with toddlers! It's lots of fun! This year I thought I'd share with you this Cotton Candy kid friendly New Years drink so you can have even more fun with it! … [Read more...]

Saving Time and Eating Great with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies!

Easy holiday dinners with Marie Callender's

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease #CollectiveBias With the cooler temps and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I can't get enough of quick and easy meals to help save some time in the evenings. I am always short on time in the evenings and the holidays are adding more things that need to get done in a short amount of time. Are you with me? It happens … [Read more...]

Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

My best friend always jokes that she is the cook and I am the baker between the two of us. It's true - I LOVE BAKING! I love it even more now that LA and Addy are old enough to "help". The holidays bring it out even more. To me, holidays aren't complete without family baking time. This year we'll be making these Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies and putting them into gift baskets for our neighbors. They are amazing and in my opinion, baked items … [Read more...]

Twist it Up! A New Way to Serve and Enjoy Green Bean Casserole #ThisIsMyTwist

Twice Baked Green Bean Casserole Potatoes #ThisIsMyTwist

This post on serving green bean casserole with a twist is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist Creating a new twist on one of my favorite dishes, green bean casserole, was really fun for me. So fun, in fact, that I couldn't stop there. As I was deciding what ingredients to add to my twisted green bean casserole I got another idea...an entirely new way to serve it! Twice baked green … [Read more...]

Not Your Mom’s Casserole – Green Bean Casserole with a Twist

Twist the green bean casserole

This post about a twist on green bean casserole is sponsored; however, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. #ThisIsMyTwist My family has been making green bean casserole for the holidays since I can remember. My mom makes the same recipe, year after year. Don't get me wrong, mom's green bean casserole is delicious... but this year I wanted to add a twist and make it a bit different. I've been playing around in the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Pops

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Pops

Fall is one of my favorite times of year and pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors! I've been going pumpkin crazy and my latest love is these Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Pops! They are perfect for that small treat you deserve, but I dare you to try and eat only one! ;)   Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Pop Ingredients 1 Can Pillsbury Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls (reserving pumpkin spice icing that comes inside the can) ¼ C Pecan pieces 2Tbsp … [Read more...]

Super Easy Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

Ahhh, fall is here! It's one of my favorite times of the year! Here in Michigan we are surrounded by beautiful trees with leaves of various colors, cooler temperatures and, like most places, a plethora of pumpkin recipes! We love visiting apple orchards, which are a popular thing here in Michigan. I like to make this drink and put it in a thermos to take as a special treat when we are there. It's the perfect seasonal drink to help us stay warm … [Read more...]

10 Easy Chicken Recipes for Fast Dinners!

Easy Chicken Dinners

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of chicken. I don't like fish (or anything that comes out of water, really) and I'm not a fan of beef or pork. Chicken on the other hand....I can eat it every day for lunch and dinner and not think twice about it. Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? In celebration I put together 10 of my favorite easy, delicious and quick dinner recipes using chicken!   Celebrate Chicken with these … [Read more...]