#SweetSwaps Recipe

Summer Activities and Delicious Treats using SPLENDA Recipes

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the SPLENDA® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All opinions and reviews are my own.” Summer means activities with friends, family and lots of kids looking to have fun.  The activities often include things like swimming, bicycling and … [Read more...]

VSL#3 Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle Recipe: IBS-Friendly and Delicious!

I love giving gifts and I love to cook, so when I am able to combine the two it makes me happy. Unfortunately, with allergies and other health ailments cooking for others can sometimes be a challenge. A very common diagnosis for some people is called IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. When a person suffers from IBS making healthy diet choices is of the utmost importance. Since I know several … [Read more...]

#barilla lasagna

Quick & Creamy Homemade Lasagna Recipe

“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, however all opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” While I love a good turkey sandwich, turkey enchilada or turkey casserole, by this time in December, I am ready for anything other than turkey.    Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving can only last so long … [Read more...]

OREO cookie balls finished

Drizzled Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

Entertaining is the name of the game this time of year, so finding recipes that not only taste good, but can be done quickly is important.  It's also nice if it looks attractive for guests as they decide what to pop into their mouth next. OREO cookie balls are all of the  above and with just three ingredients, what more could you ask for?  In case you have never heard of an OREO cookie ball, … [Read more...]

Pretzel Ham & Swiss Roll

Pretzel Ham & Swiss Roll Recipe with Pretzel Creations

Creating recipes excites me.  It is one of the things I look forward to each week when putting together my families menu.  That's why I love when a company comes out with something new that I can incorporate into our meals. Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Baking Mixes has just recently introduced Pretzel Creations.  Pretzel Creations gives me the ability to make fresh, made at home pretzels in … [Read more...]

Wushu Chicken Tacos

Get Creative with Jif Products for a Chance at a $25K College Fund and a Trip to NYC!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Jif. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” One of the easiest meals that the kids and I can create together is a good ole' sandwich.  Whether we are making lunch, dinner or a quick snack,  a sandwich seems to always hit the spot with all of us. Currently, Jif is hosting their "Most Creative … [Read more...]

Tamale Pie Ole

Beef Tamale Ole Casserole Recipe with Giveaway from Country Crock: Enter Now

I am back in the kitchen cooking with the Country Crock Casserole Club and this time I'm baking up a yummy Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole.  Once again, baking up a casserole is sometimes the easiest and quickest ways to get dinner on the table for my family.    Besides, I love being able to incorporate an entire meal in one dish. School is currently in full swing, which means balancing … [Read more...]

spicy mac and cheese

Easy Spicy Mac & Cheese Chicken Casserole Recipe

I have always been the type that likes to get in the kitchen and throw a bunch of things together to see how it turns out.  For my family, that means some nights of ordering a pizza at the spur of the moment.  It also sometimes means a delicious new recipe that I usually can't remember how to make the next time around.  That always makes my my mom so mad. Some of the best dishes I make are … [Read more...]

Butter Baked Chicken

Lactose Intolerant? Try these recipes with #Lactaid.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of The Motherhood for Lactaid milk.  I received a coupon for a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. If you have anyone in your family that is lactose intolerant, then you know the discomfort it can cause them.  My husband has it so badly that even if I cook using regular milk, he can't tolerate it. … [Read more...]

Making a latte at home

Breakfast and Latte’s and Blogs…..Oh My!

Age has done more than just add a few wrinkles to my face.  It has also taught me with each passing year about the importance of certain things in my life. For me, I have learned that: Mistakes are made so that I can grow from them. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts I can give to someone. Being kind makes me so much happier than being mean. Spending time alone is sometimes just … [Read more...]