No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

I have seen a lot of recipes for energy balls on Pinterest and always intend to make them. Like most things I end up pinning, I rarely follow through with the creation part. Well, this time we are changing that. After all of my Lemon Oreo recipe shenanigans, it's time for a healthier snack recipe. This post contains affiliate links, which could help us feed our peanut butter … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have always wanted to make homemade dog treats for our guys. Using simple ingredients, it's easier than you might think to create tasty DIY dog treats in minutes. There's a great peace of mind that comes along with knowing exactly what you are feeding your dogs. While visiting one of my favorite blogs, DogVills.com, I came across their hypoallergenic dog treat recipe and knew I had to try … [Read more...]

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

I am all about citrus this spring, and this cookie recipe packs a citrus punch. My quest to be creative using Lemon Oreos continues. What better way to use a cookie than add it to a cookie recipe? Is it extreme? Yep. Does it make an indulgent and decadent treat? Super yep. Last time I went grocery shopping, I happened to notice Orange Sherbet cupcake mix. I love making cookies using cake … [Read more...]

Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs

Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs

My mother-in-law makes the best potato salad recipe. As promised, I am sharing it with you with her permission. I think she calls it "American Potato Salad", but Mike said the only acceptable name was the "Best Potato Salad". In any case, it's a sure crowd pleaser. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. The recipe she gave me is enough to feed a large gathering. … [Read more...]

Piña Colada Fruit Dip Recipe

Piña Colada Fruit Dip Recipe

This Piña Colada fruit dip recipe contains no alcohol. Let's just get that out of the way right away. This dip is another one of my mother-in-law's fabulous recipes. I am so lucky that she's sharing her delicious creations with me. This is a dip that is always a hit at her gatherings. It's so flavorful and delicious you could just eat it with a spoon. But, we will dip fruit in it to feel better … [Read more...]

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Did you happen to get a Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino during the four or so days that they had them available? Well, I did, and it pretty much ruined me. I almost wish I hadn't sampled the limited-time deliciousness of this beverage. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. During the last day the special frappuccino was on their menu, I waited in line behind like … [Read more...]

Lemon Oreo No Bake Cheesecakes for Two Recipe

Lemon Oreo No Bake Cheesecakes for Two Recipe

As promised, here's another Lemon Oreo recipe. Perhaps we can all convince the head honchos at Oreo to keep them around. The package says "Limited Edition" and I find that quite horrifying. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. On my quest to find Lemon Oreo recipes, I came across the drool-worthy magnificence on My Baking Addiction. Her pictures alone had me racing to the … [Read more...]

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

My mother-in-law gave me her DIY scrub for tub and sink cleaning, and I love it. With a simple four ingredients, you can create a refreshing scrub for the sink and the bathtub. I know sinks and tubs come in a variety of materials. I don't find this scrub to be that abrasive, but use your own judgement depending on what you have. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. DIY … [Read more...]

Lemon Oreo Banana Bread Recipe

Lemon Oreo Banana Bread Recipe

When I saw Lemon Oreos at the store the other day, I whipped them into my cart on auto-pilot. There's was no thought involved. Just, bam, in the cart, and now I will be making some Lemon Oreo recipes. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. My first Lemon Oreo kitchen adventure was to try to make banana bread. The first batch was a fail because I was wrongly deceived by a … [Read more...]

Over 20 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Day

Over 20 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Day

Here is a collection of waffle recipes in honor of Waffle Day. Yes, March 25th is Waffle Day. I can't make this stuff up, people. Who am I to question a good food being celebrated? Since my original plan to post this in time for breakfast failed, perhaps we should all have breakfast for dinner (brinner) tonight! Photo credit: Melanie Makes I have never been all that creative when it comes to … [Read more...]

Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day – Recipe Roundup

Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day - Recipe Roundup

National Chocolate Caramel Day is March 19th. It's important to know this date. Chocolate and caramel are completely scrumptious together, and deserve to be celebrated. If you need ideas on how to celebrate, read on. I have rounded up some of my super talented blogger friends to bring you a collection of recipes containing the dynamic flavor duo of goodness. Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day - … [Read more...]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe – Only 5 Ingredients

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe - Only 5 Ingredients

I have been trying to create an easy peanut butter cookie recipe for a few days now. Several of them turned out to taste like old, rotten, Play-Doh. Finally, we have a winner. These peanut butter cookies taste delicious, and only take a short time to make. This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. When I worked with LTD Commodities, one of the items that I got was a … [Read more...]

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay Sweetworks Prize Package Giveaway

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay

I was inspired to make an Owl Cake based on the Owl Cake recipe in the book, Cake My Day. You will have to buy the book to see their version but in this post I will share mine. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. DIY Owl Cake I have never been all that creative when it … [Read more...]

Manly Scrub Recipe #GameReadyProducts Gift Card Giveaway

Manly Scrub Recipe

I created a manly scrub for Mike's dry skin. Since March is here, it's time to start sloughing off that dead winter skin to create a nice clean slate for all of his favorite manly man products. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. The winter does a number on our skin. I have a wide variety of exfoliating scrubs and washes, but most of them are in girly scents. Mike … [Read more...]

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Chocolate chip muffins are my favorite kind of muffin. I had been looking for a good recipe for muffins for a while now. Since my MyMixx, My Savings app from Jewel-Osco has been my new shopping sidekick, I thought I'd try one of their muffin recipes. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I have been using the MyMixx, My Savings app for about a month now. My first trip didn't register my … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Recipe #MyMixx

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

This recipe is called Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites on the Jewel-Osco MyMixx app, but I would call it The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I am totally hooked on the MyMixx app. This is the second time that I have made a recipe that I found on the app, and they have both been amazing. It's so easy to pull up the app from anywhere, including in the … [Read more...]

Butter Mints Recipe Found on #MyMixx

Butter Mints Recipe

I found a butter mints recipe while using my new MyMixx app from Jewel-Osco. You know those mints from restaurants that melt in your mouth? Yeah, I have always been obsessed with them, and now I have the recipe to make my own. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. MyMixx, My Savings App Since my last post about the MyMixx, My Savings app from Jewel-Osco, I have explored it even … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

A black bean brownies recipe was in the back of my Illinois Country Living magazine. I would have never imagined using black beans to make brownies, but I knew I had to give it a try. I love black beans and have been obsessed with them lately, so it only makes sense that I add them to a dessert. Black beans have many health benefits. Of course, this is not the best way to incorporate them into … [Read more...]

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal (But I used Raisins)

Easy Apple Pie Oatmeal (But I used Raisins)

Continuing on with my manly recipes, I bring to you apple pie oatmeal. This is a recipe that I thought I invented until a friend told me that it's been around forever. That makes sense, because it's extremely easy to make, and it's pretty darn tasty. Apple Pie Oatmeal - the Easiest Breakfast Ever Apple pie oatmeal is every man's dream recipe. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious, and its name is … [Read more...]

18 Irresistible Chocolate Cake Recipes

18 Irresistible Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate cake seems like a good February dessert. It's the month of love with Valentine's Day around the corner. Plus, it's winter and a great time for serious comfort foods. Foodie sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. It's been too long since I have had a truly scrumptious chocolate cake. Sure, I have had my fair share of chocolate desserts, but a great cake? Not in quite some … [Read more...]

Mom’s Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

Mom's Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

Mike has been requesting oatmeal cookies for quite some time now. What better recipe to use than his own mother's? My mother-in-law had given me a bunch of her amazing recipes. I have finally started to put them to good use. Mom's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups butter (4 sticks) 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups brown sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup water 4 … [Read more...]

18 Chicken Casserole Recipes

18 Chicken Casserole Recipes

A chicken casserole makes an excellent dinner all in one pan. Ever since I started using a Crock Pot, casserole recipes seem to have taken a back seat. This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. 18 Chicken Casserole Recipes Check out Chicken Casserole Recipes by Jennifer Soltys at Foodie.com It's winter, and we are all about the comfort foods. Warm, cheesy, carb-loaded … [Read more...]

One Pot Pepper Steak the Man Way

Pepper Steak the Man Way

Pepper steak. It's delicious. It's hot, hearty, and perfect for winter days. I've seen lots of different ways to prepare it, but today, I'm approaching in a way that anyone can do and that all men will appreciate. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you pepper steak the man way. What is the Man Way Of course, the literal take on this would be "any way a man would do it". That's not so. The … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Pudding Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Pudding Cookies Recipe

I found this oatmeal pudding cookies recipe in a magazine that I get monthly. Anything with instant pudding in the mix is usually delicious, so I had to give it a try. After doing a Google search, I also found the recipe here. I modified it slightly but didn't stray too far off from the original recipe. Mike got me a KitchenAid standing mixer for Christmas. That's what is causing my sudden … [Read more...]

Best Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Best Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Mike requests this breaded pork chops recipe at least once a week. My friend had given me this recipe a while back, and it's been a favorite since then. I am not sure where she originally got it, but it's too good not to share. Plus, it's super easy. Mike calls this the "best breaded pork chops ever with the special gravy." Well, {spoiler alert} the special gravy is Campbell's Cream of Mushroom … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Cookie dough truffles are a little too easy to make. Not sure if it's good that I know this, because they are also irresistible. Using my Cookie Doughlicious book that I received for review, I chose to make the cookie dough truffles. The truffles are good with any of the dough recipes, but I had just made snickerdoodle cookie dough. Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe After you have … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

Snickerdoodle Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

Raw cookie dough is the best part about making cookies if you ask me. As a child, I was always told that it was unsafe to eat too much raw cookie dough. Of course, I rebelled against this nonsense at every chance that I got. Pretty sure I never got sick from eating it, and I do believe it's a myth. But, just to be on the safe side, there are recipes out there for edible cookie batter. Dough you … [Read more...]

Smoosh Cookies Cookie Recipe

Smoosh Cookies Cookie Recipe

My mother-in-law gave me a cookie recipe for Smoosh Cookies. She suggested that it would be great for my nieces and nephews. Once I saw the ingredients, I decided it would be great for Mike and I. ;) Seeing how easy Smoosh Cookies are to make sealed the deal. All it is is two packages of cookie dough and a cream cheese mixture. Here is what you need. Smoosh Cookies Cookie … [Read more...]

Easy Breakfast Recipes for Hectic Mornings

Easy Breakfast Recipes for Hectic Mornings

Easy breakfast recipes are needed for hectic holiday mornings. We seem to get so caught up with shopping, meal planning, baking, and everything else to do with the holidays, that breakfasts can take a back seat. Easy breakfast recipes, or ones that can be prepared ahead of time, can be helpful this time of year. A lot of people have guests staying with them over the holidays. In that case, … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Dip Recipe and Kraft Foods Sweepstakes #CookingUpGood

Pumpkin Spice Dip #cookingupgood

Need some last minute recipes to add to your holiday menu? The Kraft Foods Hub is here to help. They have a selection of delicious and creative recipes, sure to please your guests. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. This Christmas we will be heading to my Aunt and Uncle's house. I have been asked to bring an appetizer, a side, and a dessert. I tend to go a little … [Read more...]

#WaysToWow $1000 Sweepstakes

#WaysToWow $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo Credit: BakerByNature Are you looking for Ways To Wow your holiday guests this season? Need quick holiday appetizers and easy holiday cookie recipes that will please but won’t keep you tied up in the kitchen? Discover inspiration for your holiday table on the Ways To Wow Pinterest Board! Speaking of inspiration, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree fit into your holiday plans? Enter the Ways … [Read more...]

16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars

16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. Oatmeal is such a versatile product, and can be used in so many recipes. Of course, cookies and bars are my favorite. This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. 16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars Just the other day we were chatting about all the wonderful things to make with oatmeal. I decided to do a search on … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party

RSVP for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party

Photo Credit: Domestic Superhero Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about creative seasonal recipes and gifting ideas with Planter’s Nuts! On December 16, 2014 at 7:00pm ET, please join us for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Planter's Seasonal Nuts and the best ways to share them, and giving you a chance to win … [Read more...]

Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers

Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers

Dip recipes can be very useful during the holiday season. It's easy to whip up some dip for an appetizer or even dessert. This post is sponsored by Foodie, but all opinions are my own. Creating collections on Foodie.com is easy and like bookmarking delicious recipes. I could spend hours on the site drooling over all the scrumptious looking pictures. Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers Check out … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheese Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Mac and Cheese Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Mac and cheese squares are a great addition to any menu when you know you might have picky eaters at the table. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. At most family gatherings you … [Read more...]

Turkey Lettuce Cups Recipe

Turkey Lettuce Cups Recipe

Turkey is delicious and seems to be underused. Ground turkey is a great substitute for ground beef and a delicious choice for many different recipes. I have made this recipe using turkey and pork. Both make a tasty and unique dinner that the whole family enjoys. Edible cups also allow for a creative presentation that is excellent for entertaining. Turkey Lettuce Cups Ingredients: 2 … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Vegetable Gratin Recipes

Zucchini and Vegetable Gratin Recipes

Zucchini is one veggie that people with gardens seem to have in abundance as the summer ends. While it's always nice to slice them and toss them in a salad, or make (yet another) ever enjoyable zucchini bread, I was looking to make something a bit more on the healthy side. And then it hit me - zucchini, tomato and potato gratin! Not only is it a great way to layer the flavors of some yummy veggies … [Read more...]

Spinach Lasagna Recipe with Chicken and Broccoli

Spinach Lasagna Recipe with Chicken and Broccoli

Spinach lasagna is a tasty way to get your family to eat this nutritious veggie. Everyone has family favorite meals. Mine rotate again and again, depending on how far back in my recipe file I can reach. Yesterday, I was searching for an old lasagna recipe I used to love to make for my family, and guess what? I found it! After looking at it, I found that I could tweak it a bit more by adding … [Read more...]

Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns

Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns

Dip is one thing that's easy to whip up. With only a few ingredients, you can be ready to serve an easy dip to guests in no time. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. With game days and holidays coming up, it can be very helpful to have a few easy dip recipes up your sleeve! Easy Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise 2 … [Read more...]

16 Halloween Cakes and Cupcakes Recipes

16 Halloween Cakes and Cupcakes Recipes

Halloween is almost here and so far I am seeing lots of treats and no tricks! In fact, sites like Foodie.com are just crawling with delicious treats for Halloween. This post is sponsored by Foodie. All opinions are my own. I decided to create a collection of Halloween cakes and cupcakes. My favorite part about the holiday is the treats! As always, I am in awe of the creativity that goes into … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta Recipe #MC #PastaFits

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta Recipe #MC #PastaFits

Pasta is always a safe food to serve in this house. Especially now that the weather is cooling down. Comfort foods are back on the menu in full force. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read more...]

Beware of this Screamsicle Mini Milkshakes Recipe

Beware of this Screamsicle Mini Milkshakes Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. Looking for a hauntingly delicious Halloween treat? There are so many possibilities using TruMoo. With all of their tasty flavors, you really can't go wrong. This was our first time trying the TruMoo Orange Scream flavor and it's frighteningly scrumptious! I bought some jelly jars with the intention … [Read more...]

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