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Pumpkin Spice Pudding Parfaits

Pumpkin Spice Pudding Parfaits

It's getting to be that time of year again...school is back in session and before we know it we'll be experiencing cool fall evenings. I hate to admit it but I'm already in the fall mood and thinking of fantastic fall recipes, decorations and even weekend get-a-ways! I LOVE fall here in Michigan. It's beautiful watching the colors of the season and spending the cool evenings with hubby or with the kids at a favorite tradition like the cider mill. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Perfecting the Crust on Chicken Pot Pie

Golden and perfect crust

If you've been around my blog for a while, you know that I've recently been on a cooking kick. I really enjoy cooking and recently I've made a pledge to make more time for cooking. I didn't used to be so good at cooking and I never had much variation in what I cooked. That has all changed. One of my favorite recipes is my homemade chicken pot pie. After making this several times in the past six months or so I've really been working on perfecting … [Read more...]

Crockpot Chicken and Noodles – Crockpot Thursday

Chicken and Noodles in the Crockpot

Every Thursday two of my blogging friends, Trista from Andersons Angels and Stacie from Staying Me host a Crockpot Thursday feature. I have been enjoying cooking more lately and I've been participating in this occasionally  Last week I made something new in the crockpot...chicken and noodles! I started out trying to make something else, believe it or not! LOL It didn't turn into the recipe I found on Pinterest, but it turned into chicken … [Read more...]

How Do YOU Eat Your Chili?

Plain Chili, no ingredients

This post comes with a few stories, aren't you lucky? ;) I was chatting away with my good friend, Bri, a few weeks ago and I had mentioned we were having chili for dinner. Bri told me they don't eat chili because her husband doesn't like beans. That made me chuckle because that's what everyone thinks of when they think of chili...beans. Well, when we make chili at our house, we make it without beans! You read that right, NO BEANS here. So then … [Read more...]

Crockpot Thursday featuring Roast – Crock Pot Style

Crock Pot Goodness

Cooking is something I really enjoy and lately, I've come to enjoy blogging about it! This week I'm linking up with some blogging friends for Crock Pot Thursday! Each week, Trista from Anderson's Angels and Stacey from Staying Me share crock pot recipes. I made a roast in the crock pot over the weekend and it was YUM-O!! If you follow me on Instgram you got a sneak peak of the final product! Ingredients Needed: Roast Carrots Onions (we … [Read more...]

Make Valentine’s Sweet with Chocolate Covered Strawberries (DIY)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One of my favorite sweet treats is chocolate covered strawberries! YUM! Buying them from retailers or online companies and having them delivered can be costly! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you this favorite treat of mine! These are also loved by my husband and he loves even more that I made them myself! Do something sweet this Valentine's Day and treat your sweetie to some delicious chocolate covered … [Read more...]

Open Face…Beef Stew?

Open Face Beef Stew

This week I am linking up with Johanna of Mama Chocolate, Alesha of Full Time Mama , and Amanda of Coping with Frugality for Delicious Dish Tuesday! This week is the ONE YEAR CELEBRATION of this weekly meme - congrats ladies! I love to cook believe it or not. I really enjoy it, but I'm not so great at it! Another confession? I am addicted to Bob Evans. I know, I know - it's not good for me! It's a weakness I have though. They have this … [Read more...]