Quick & Creamy Homemade Lasagna Recipe

#barilla lasagna

“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 […]


Drizzled Peanut Butter OREO Cookie Balls Recipe

OREO cookie balls finished

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 […]


Pretzel Ham & Swiss Roll Recipe with Pretzel Creations

Pretzel Ham & Swiss Roll

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 […]


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

Wushu Chicken Tacos

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 […]


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

Tamale Pie Ole

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 […]


Easy Spicy Mac & Cheese Chicken Casserole Recipe

spicy mac and cheese

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 […]


Lactose Intolerant? Try these recipes with #Lactaid.

Butter Baked Chicken

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. […]


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

Making a latte at home

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 […]


#LatteLove Twitter Party RSVP Here!

Guessing all the Way

When you wake up in the morning, what is the one thing you grab for to help you relax and start your day? If your answer involved coffee or latte’s, you won’t want to miss the upcoming #LatteLove Twitter Party co-hosted by me. There will be fun prizes and lots of talk about our love […]


Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Chef Knife Giveaway and My Chili Recipe

chili ingredients w/ Chicago Cutlery knife

For as long as I can remember, my mom would always make chili on the first cool day of the year.    That is probably one of the reasons that I look so forward to Fall.  It has become a tradition that I have now carried over into our family as well.  I was so […]