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Five Easy Meals with Rotisserie Chicken

easy BBQ chicken from rotisserie chicken

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias We have one week left until school starts here. My husband is back at work this week so it's back to busy schedules. I'm already feeling it two days into the routine we are accustomed to 9 months out of the year. I'm so tired and the thought of going home after work and cooking is too much some days. We NEED … [Read more...]

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Carrot Caramel Cupcakes

Everyone loves a good dessert, right? I have a weakness for desserts actually. It's bad. Or good, however you want to view it! ;) These Carrot Caramel Cupcakes really make my mouth water just thinking about them! They are the perfect summer treat....or autumn, especially for upcoming fall parties!! These are comfort food for cool fall days, for sure! Promise me you'll make these for a party this fall!? You'll love them and so will all of … [Read more...]

Back to School Breakfast and Snacks with Quaker #QuakerTime

Quaker Fun Mix #QuakerTime #CBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias Kindergarten...I can't believe my little guy will be starting school in just about a month! He's so excited. I am, too, but I'm also a bit sad. I'm sure you other mamas understand that. We've been working on getting some ideas for breakfast and snacks. Right now he's use to eating breakfast at daycare and eating … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pudding – A Healthier Version of Rice Pudding

Quinoa Pudding Recipe

Do you love rice pudding? Are you looking for a healthier alternative? Are you looking for ways to get more quinoa into your diet? This quinoa pudding recipe may be just what you need!   Ingredients: 1 cup of quinoa 2 cups milk (more may be needed) 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey) 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla (optional) dash of salt 1/2 cup Raisins (optional) Quinoa Pudding Instructions: In a strainer wash thoroughly the … [Read more...]

Homemade Organic Banana Chips with Dipping Sauces

homemade banana chips

Trying to eat healthier is tough sometimes. Trying to eat healthier when you have delicious snacks isn't so bad! I sometimes struggle getting my fruits and veggies in but homemade banana chips have been my go-to lately! They are easy to make and take great! With Honey Cinnamon and Vanilla Coconut Dips, you have the perfect combination for satisfying your snack-craves!  Prep: 15 minutes  Cook: 90 minutes  Total: 115 … [Read more...]

Corn Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Corn Salad recipe

The weather is getting warmer and it's time to start cooking out and eating "summer" food! I love BBQ foods, various salads, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries and iced tea - all things that I tend to splurge on in the warmer months. I also love that hubby tends to cook more in the warmer months since he loves to grill so I get a lot of breaks! ;) Aside from cookouts, we also love to have picnics with the kids. A new favorite of mine to … [Read more...]

Getting Fruit and Protein with the Help of Stonyfield’s New OP Drink

Stonyfield's OP Smoothie drink

Stonyfield has nailed it yet again. They've been really pumping out the new products this past year and they've been amazing! I love having new "treats" for my family that are also good for them! It's a win-win, right!? Recently, we were sent some coupons to try Stonyfield's new OP (Organic Protein) drinks for free. OP is the organic high-protein smoothie that is the quick nutrition and energy boost you can take with you - perfect for all of you … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan Pockets Recipe

Chicken parmesan pockets

I try to keep our menu interesting at home. I don't like cooking the same things over and over again. It can be difficult sometimes, but other times I come up with some fun dinners! A few weeks ago I made something new that I came up with that sounded good...and turned out to be delicious! Chicken Parmesan Pockets are a new favorite at our house! Even the little ones liked them! Chicken Parmesan Pockets They look delicious, don't they!? I … [Read more...]

Spice Up Game Time with and Easy Salsa Recipe and Delimex #DelimexFiesta

Delimex Products paired with quick and easy salsa. #DelimexFiesta

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias It's March!! It's time to get creative and find lots of snacks and quick meals for the guys as they sit for hours and hours watching basketball! Does that happen in your house? My husband and my oldest son are glued to the television, and I can't lie, I enjoy it too! However, with the time we spend watching … [Read more...]

15 No Bake Desserts for Kid Friendly “Baking”

Kid Friendly No Bake Desserts

Well, the kids are out of school for Christmas break and you've got to find some fun holiday activities for them to do. One of my favorite things to do with my mom when I was young was baking. I wanted to put together a list of no bake desserts for kid friendly holiday baking fun! It's a great way to spend time together and get some holiday prepping out of the way! Here's a list of some awesome no bake desserts and lots of … [Read more...]

Oreo Peppermint Cookies Recipe for the Holidays

oreo peppermint cookies

I love baking. I don't get time to do it often, but I absolutely love it! I recently went to a blogging event and there was a cookie contest and I told my oldest son that I was participating because I enjoyed baking, not because I was expecting to win. After all, I'm not a GREAT baker. He said, "watch, you'll win"....and he was right! I couldn't believe it, but my Oreo Peppermint cookies won the grand prize that night! So...I thought I'd share … [Read more...]

Warm Up with this Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe

Unstuffed cabbage recipe

Looking for warm, soup-type recipes to make with the cooler weather arriving? My friend, Melissa, told me about this unstuffed cabbage recipe she made last week.  She was quite proud that it took a fraction of the time to make than stuffed cabbage takes! She's always been quite the cook and when I was single I often enjoyed going to her house for dinner! lol These days though, we often talk about quick and easy dinner ideas so I was excited … [Read more...]

Satisfying My Craving with My Fiesta Burrito Recipe

Fiesta-Burritos

Mexican food is a favorite in our house and a few days ago I created a hit! I created a new Fiesta Burrito recipe that is great for easy dinners and party favorites! It really didn't take much time to make this and my husband and oldest son ate them up fast! I'm also going to take these to our next potluck at work. Yyes, they are that easy! My Fiesta Burritos recipe will be a hit at your next party, too! I really used items that I had at home … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

A Healthier Version of Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole for the Holidays

Loaded Potato Casserole

It's time for the holiday cooking to begin! I love this time of year: the family, the food, the meaning, and yes...the cooking! We have a ton of recipes in our family that come out around the holidays and Stonyfield recently challenged us YoGetters to create a healthier version of a holiday recipe! How fun is that!? Loaded cheesy potatoes is one thing my mom always makes the weekend of Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving day. It's one of our … [Read more...]

Delicious Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

I've been trying to broaden my kitchen "talent" lately and this week I got brave and created a stuffed chicken recipe that came out pretty tasty! Being pregnant I am always dreaming up things that sound good or that I MUST HAVE NOW, so I thought I would put one of the recipes together! I saw some recipes on Pinterest last week for stuffed chicken. I started thinking about what ingredients I would want to use in my stuffed chicken and came up … [Read more...]

Delish Homemade Chicken Salad Sandwiches (Recipe)

Chicken Salad Sandwich

One of my favorite things to eat is a chicken salad sandwich on toast. I've been making it for years and have tried so many different combinations and I finally feel like I've perfected it (for my taste, at least!) so I wanted to share with you! There are so many ways to make chicken salad and some people put grapes in theirs. I just can't do grapes in chicken salad, but take a look at my super secret recipe below! ;) Chicken Salad … [Read more...]

We Love Pillsbury Pizza on the Grill!

Pillsbury Grilled Crust

I have been a fan of pizza since I can remember. My oldest son is just like me and loves it, too! We try to have a weekly family fun night where we make or order pizza and a few weeks ago Pillsbury helped us to prepare our pizza in a way we never thought of - on the grill! We were provided with grilling tools kit, Pillsbury¬† pizza crust and a $10 gift card to buy pizza toppings and we had a blast creating two grilled pizzas for family … [Read more...]

We Love Applegate Bacon in Lasagna Roll Ups

Chicken and Bacon Roll Ups

Disclosure: I was provided with the bacon in this post in exchange for an honest opinion on my blog. All opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced in any way. Earlier I posted about our fun hot dog bar we made with Applegate hot dogs. Now, I want to tell you about the Lasagna Roll Ups I made with the bacon that Applegate sent us for review! I was searching for some recipes to make with the bacon because we were sent several packs of … [Read more...]