Happy National Popcorn Month Giveaway

Happy National Popcorn Month

Happy National Popcorn Month! Yes, October is National Popcorn Month, and I am so excited to celebrate! G.H.Cretors wants you to celebrate the month with their amazing popcorn offerings (including their addicting Chicago mix of caramel and cheese popcorn). I was SO excited to review their product in exchange for my honest opinion. Popcorn – a Healthier Snack Option Not only is popcorn a … [Read more...]

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches Recipe

Turkey cutlet sandwiches are a great suggestion for dinner on busy school nights. They can be made relatively quickly and provide a flavorful, healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy. Turkey Cutlet Sandwiches with Lemon, Tomatoes, and Capers Recipe Ingredients 1, 1lb package turkey breasts 2 cups panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup lemon juice (or juice from 1-2 fresh lemons) 2 T … [Read more...]

Easy Meal Options for Seniors

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. Meal options for seniors can get to be somewhat difficult. My grandparents are in the stage in their life where they are still quite active, but have zero desire to cook. Frozen foods are the ultimate in convenience for them. Easy Meal Options for … [Read more...]

The Cheesecake Factory and #NationalCheesecakeDay

#NationalCheesecakeDay excitement

Did you even know National Cheesecake Day exists!? Like any of us need an excuse to have cheesecake! Well, maybe some of us do... which is why I'm so excited to announce that The Cheesecake Factory will be offering half price cheesecake for not just one day, but TWO DAYS! They are also running a super fun contest where you can win $4000! This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are … [Read more...]

Frozen Foods Help Me with Portion Control

Pizza for one portion control

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. Portion control is a serious challenge for me. I just don't seem to get full and always feel the need to clean my plate. A big challenge that I am noticing for myself now that I work from home is that I constantly snack. I find myself not sitting down … [Read more...]

Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Lincolnshire

Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire IL #SullysLincolnshire

The kids and I visited Sullivan's Steakhouse in Lincolnshire today for the first time. We had a spectacular lunch with fellow bloggers. The kids even got a few tips from Executive Chef Brian Gray on how to make the world's best mac and cheese! While we received complimentary items, all thoughts and opinions shared here are entirely my own. Sullivan's Steakhouse Sullivan's Steakhouse is … [Read more...]

Moonshine BBQ at Outback Steakhouse #MoonshineBBQ

Moonshine BBQ at Outback Steakhouse #MoonshineBBQ

Moonshine BBQ is now available at Outback, and I'm super excited to finally be able to talk about it. As an Outback Bestmate, I received compensation for this post but all opinions are my own. During my post about our amazing trip to the Outback headquarters in Tampa, Florida, I mentioned that I got to try "top secret" menu items that I was not allowed to talk about. Well, that was the Moonshine … [Read more...]

Surrender the Booty Pirate’s Booty Giveaway

Surrender the Booty Pirate's Booty Giveaway

Pirate's Booty is my ultimate favorite snack lately. I seriously cannot get enough of the puffs. This post is sponsored by Pirate's Booty, but all opinions are my own. My addiction to Pirate's Booty Aged White Cheddar puffs would not be such a problem if I could eat them like a normal human. But, for some reason I feel the need to fit as many as I possibly can into my mouth at one time. I just … [Read more...]

Join me at the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party

#SummerGoodies Twitter Party June 2nd #cbias #shop

Twitter Party Alert! #SummerGoodies June 2nd, 12:45 - 2:15 pm ET Prizes $1,450 Walmart GCs! RSVP for the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do and I'm excited to host a party about summer activities and easy summer menus! On Monday, June 2nd, at 12:45 PM ET, please join us for the #SummerGoodies Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways to spend … [Read more...]

Trip to Outback Headquarters in Tampa #OutbackBestmates

Trip to Outback Headquarters in Tampa #OutbackBestmates

As an Outback Bestmate I was invited to visit their headquarters in Tampa, Florida. All expenses were paid, but all opinions are my own. When I agreed to work with Outback I had no idea that a trip would be involved. What a thrilling opportunity and great chance to really learn about the company. Trip to Outback Headquarters in Tampa We had already been fans of Outback Steakhouse. It's an … [Read more...]

14 BBQ Recipes for Grilling Season

14 BBQ Recipes for Grilling Season

Our grill is fired up and it's officially BBQ season in this household. This post is sponsored by Foodie, but all opinions are my own. Warm weather makes me so happy for many different reasons. One of those reasons is BBQ food. Not only do I love it, but my husband is the one who does the grilling. This lets me off the hook for dinners several nights of the week! Need I say more? 14 BBQ Recipes … [Read more...]

Get Fired Up with a Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

Get Fired Up with a Date Night at Outback #OutbackBestMates

Date night at a steakhouse can be an affordable reality at Outback. As an Outback Best Mate I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. I am a carnivore. As much as I have tried to experiment over the years, steak remains one of my all time favorite foods. You never have to twist my arm to head to Outback! Date Night at Outback Mike and I had been extremely overdue for a … [Read more...]

Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal

Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal

We have been eating more whole grain bread since trying Roman Meal. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Eat More Whole Grain Bread with Roman Meal Whole grain bread has been something I have struggled with. Since I was raised on … [Read more...]

National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth

National Cheese Fondue Day with Emmi Roth

Did you know that April 11 is National Cheese Fondue Day? It’s okay, I didn’t really either, until now! Emmi Roth USA wants to help us celebrate by providing some of their cheese fondue as a giveaway! I received some for myself to share my thoughts. All opinions are my own. Cheese Fondue from Emmi Roth Fondue is not an outdated activity – and I have been seeing more and more people use it at … [Read more...]

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley

Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature's Valley

Breakfast is usually a quick meal around here. There's lots of rushing around in the mornings and it's ideal to have something easy to grab. Nature Valley sent us a variety of their products for review. All opinions are my own. Tasty Breakfast Options with Nature Valley Mike took off with a bag of the Nature Valley Protein Crunchy Granola before I could even grab my camera. Being the husband … [Read more...]

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

Sunday is usually pizza night for us. This collection of pizza recipes is sponsored by Foodie. All opinions are my own. Pizza comes in so many varieties these days. Looking at all the mouth watering photos on Foodie makes me want to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Who would have thought that pizza could be so interesting? 12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night Check out the collection that I made … [Read more...]

A Food Intolerance Had Me Being Tested for Cancer

Food Intolerance Had Me Being Tested for Cancer

About 6 years ago a food intolerance had doctors testing me for cancer. I am telling the story now because I am reliving it now. It's making me remember the whole hell that I went through for months. This is my own story and not intended to diagnose anyone or anything like that. Just sharing an experience of my own. Just a little history on me, I have always been a notorious yo-yo and fad … [Read more...]

Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches

lance bold sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Cheese and crackers just became a lot more BOLD. New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches contain up to 3 grams of protein per serving. With their new tasty flavors, they make a great snack to help you Fuel Up. Fuel Up with New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches New Lance® Bolds™ Cracker Sandwiches are a … [Read more...]

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt

Almondina Cookies without the Guilt

I was sent a variety of Almondina products for review. All opinions are my own. If you like a crunchy snack to go along with your coffee or tea, Almondina might be your answer. Almondina - Cookies without the Guilt I have become quite the snacker throughout the day. This doesn't have to be an entirely bad thing as long as I make decent choices. Cookies are definitely not a great option. Not … [Read more...]

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

Red Baron Pizza for the Big Game

The “big game” is this weekend. Parties and food will be plentiful. If you haven’t already figured out your menu, make sure to check out Red Baron Pizza. I received Red Baron product coupons in exchange for my review, and made sure to stock up my freezer in time for the football game this weekend. Red Baron Pizza Growing up, Sunday night was always frozen pizza night. After quite a few years of … [Read more...]

Healthy Chocolate from Active D’Lites

good for you chocolate

Awe YEAH!  You read that correctly... Healthy CHOCOLATE exists.  I am so excited to bring you this post about Probiotic Chocolate from Active D'Lites.  I received product samples to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Active D'Lites - Chocolate with Probiotics The first time I tried these delicious little treats was at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in … [Read more...]

Healthier Snacking with Van’s Natural Foods

Healthier Snacking with Van's Natural Foods

Healthier snacking options are out there.  Van's sent me an assortment of their natural foods to try out.  All opinions are my own.  I am sure most of us set goals regarding snacking in the new year.  Whether it was to stop snacking or just choose better options, food-related resolutions are obviously at the top of most lists.  Did you know that February is the month that 90% of people ditch their … [Read more...]

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Slimfast

Fitness Goals NO MORE Binge Eating

It has been a great two weeks towards reaching my fitness goals with a big thanks to the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge.  I received products and a promotional item to facilitate this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Fitness Goals This year I am thinking about doing a bikini competition.  I am telling myself that I am going to compete to stay focused.  Even if I don't get on … [Read more...]

Easy Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker

pork chops in slow cooker

Pork chops scare me a bit.  I am horrified to under-cook pork.  I have been trying to use my slow cooker a lot more, so I looked to my friend's handy post with slow cooker recipes with 4 ingredients or less.  That's about my speed in the kitchen.  From there I stumbled upon a few different quick and easy pork chop recipes for the crock pot. Easy Pork Chops in the Slow Cooker Ultimately, I … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Recipes from Gorton’s

Healthy Dinner Recipes Grilled Fillet Pear Salad #RealFabulous

If you are looking for healthy dinner recipes, Gorton's offers tons of them!  I am thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Gorton's.  I received coupons for free product, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Healthy Dinner Recipes About once a year I have time to make a truly awesome meal—like from scratch, multiple courses, and all fancy and stuff.  When I received a few recipe … [Read more...]

Step Towards Fitness with the Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

2014 Fitness Goals Slimfast 14 Day Challenge

I am so excited to be taking this step towards fitness by participating in the Slimfast® 14-Day Challenge!  I received free products to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% my own. Step Towards Fitness I have been chewing on the idea of training for my first bikini competition.  This is a huge fitness goal of mine and it takes an enormous amount of dedication.  With my full time … [Read more...]

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Milton’s Gourmet Crackers

Chances to entertain have been plentiful in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I have traveled to see family, had family here, and just about any other mixture of friends and family you can think of. An easy way to dress up your entertaining is with Milton’s gourmet crackers. I received a pack of their entire gourmet line in exchange for my review. Milton’s Gourmet Crackers The gourmet … [Read more...]

6 Foods For Everyone That Fight Cancer

cancer fighting foods

Foods to Fight Cancer Many of you probably know by now that I am in school full time studying nutrition science.  I am almost done with my bachelors degree and so far, I can say with 100% confidence that we really are what we eat. From a molecular standpoint, we build and maintain all our cells using the foods that we put in our mouth. Knowing this, it is so important to fuel our bodies with … [Read more...]

Mamma Chia Seed Drink Review

Chia Seed Drink by Mamma Chia

I am happy to bring you this Mamma Chia Seed Drink review and giveaway sponsored by Mamma Chia.  I received product samples to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Mamma Chia Seed Drink and Chia Squeeze Snacks First of all, YUM.  The flavors are fantastic.  I don't even know how to pick a favorite.  When I asked my daughter, she even said, "I don't know, I like them … [Read more...]

American Heritage Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

Cocoa or Cocao Swirl Sugar Cookie Recipe #Sponsored #MC

Cocao or cocoa?  Apparently these spellings are used interchangeably.  It is thought that somewhere in history a spelling error became permanent.  But, the scientific name for the "chocolate plant" is Theobroma cocao so I'm thinking we've all been living a lie for hundreds of years.  Oh, well, I'm over it.  I freaking love cocao/cocoa no matter how you spell it.  I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Fast Facts about Nutrisystem Fast 5

nutrisystem fast 5

This post brought to you by Nutrisystem . All opinions are 100% mine. Nutrisystem® My Way® is a new program from Nutrisystem.  Already a leading provider of weight loss solutions, Nutrisystem now is tailored to each person's metabolism for maximum results.  The program provides just the right amount of calories and nutrients for success. The Nutrisystem My Way program uses a science-backed … [Read more...]

Join Me At the #GetCorny Twitter Party

#GetCorny Twitter Party #shop

Join Me at the #GetCorny Twitter Party! This holiday season we do a lot of fancy food, but I think fun food is fabulous too especially if we have kids joining in our celebrations. Tyson Country Ribbon Corn Dogs from Sam’s Club can help with just that – fun food! Join our #GetCorny Twitter Party for unique ideas on how to serve them and don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday sweater to be … [Read more...]

Natural Italian Dinner from the Freezer

parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breasts

It is not often that I am able to make something homemade for dinner. I usually just don’t make the time for it, but with weird work schedules, it is hard to find the time to sit down and make a homemade meal worth the work. I was recently contacted to sample and share with you Michael Angelo’s frozen meals. They are helping make dinner much easier! I received free product coupons in exchange for … [Read more...]

Leftover Thanksgiving Hashbrown Casserole and Eggs

hashbrown casserole in eggs

I made a hashbrown casserole for Thanksgiving and decided to use the leftovers for breakfast.  I used my awesome new cookware that I received from Good Cook.  Having these products made this holiday season a lot easier. The hashbrown casserole that I made is a modified version of this one on allrecipes.com.  I don't use onions or the crunchy corn flake topping.  I brought it over to my … [Read more...]

Grilling is Not Just for Summer

grilling basil corn

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling can be done year round if you have the right setup.  We put our grill in our screened-in porch to be able to use it throughout the year.  Although our grilling definitely slows down after the summer, we don't completely stop.  In fact, one of our favorite side dishes is perfect for Thanksgiving. Grilling is Not … [Read more...]

Authentic Italian Meal Flavor without All the Work

italian meal

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Spending the day preparing an authentic Italian meal in the kitchen is just not practical for everyone.  It sure the heck isn't happening in this house.  We love that there are tasty frozen options, like Michael Angelo's®, to bring us home-cooked taste in the convenience of a frozen food. Authentic Italian Meal Flavor without All … [Read more...]

Green Bean Casserole is a Simple and Traditional Dish

green bean casserole

This post brought to you by Sam's Club. All opinions are 100% mine. Green bean casserole seems to be a constant among many holiday dinner traditions.  It's so easy to make and offers a vegetable in a delicious way.  Sam's Club has all of the ingredients you need, no matter how large of a gathering you throw. Holidays at my Grandparent's house consists of many traditional items.  Every year … [Read more...]

Join Me For the #PlanAhead Twitter Party

#planahead Twitter Party #shop #cbias

Join Me For the #PlanAhead Twitter Party While doing your holiday shopping this year, don't forget to stock your freezer with Nestle frozen products.  Picking up items like, STOUFFER'S® Party Size Entrées, DIGIORNO® RISING CRUST® Pizza, and EDY'S® SLOW CHURNED® Light Ice Cream can help you plan ahead for unexpected guests, visiting family members, or busy nights.  With baking, cooking, … [Read more...]

Todds BBQ at Mariano’s for Delicious Tailgating Food

Todds BBQ at Mariano's for Delicious Tailgating Food #shop

Football season is here and Todds BBQ at #MyMarianos can help you serve up some delicious tailgating food that will surely satisfy the heartiest of fans.  Find smoky delicious BBQ items all fresh and ready for you to pick up at your convenience. Todds BBQ at Mariano's for Delicious Tailgating Food We all know it doesn't take any arm-twisting to get me to go to Mariano's.  It's the only … [Read more...]

Michael Angelo’s New Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

parmesan crusted stuffed chicken breasts

This post brought to you by Michael Angelo’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Michael Angelo’s® new Parmesan Crusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts are the perfect option for an easy Italian dinner.  All summer I was spoiled by the hubby cooking on the grill.  Now the grill has been put away for the winter and it's back on me to come up with creative dinners from the kitchen.  I am all about stocking up … [Read more...]

G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes for Every Taste

chicago mix popcorn

Popcorn is a popular snack in this house.  We were very excited to partner up with G.H. Cretors to give their exciting mixes a try.  Whether it's movie night, game day, or even over the summer on our boat -- this popcorn satisfies our sweet, salty, or salty & sweet cravings! G.H. Cretors Popcorn Mixes G.H. Cretors has been around since 1885.  They have had over 125 years of experience in … [Read more...]

Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis Recipe

game day pepcorn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. It's game day snack season and we are always on the lookout for new ideas.  Appetizers and sweet treats are always a hit.  I couldn't wait to make and try this Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S® Minis.  It's right up my alley with only 3 ingredients! REESE’S® brand is the Official Candy Partner … [Read more...]

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