Sparkling Holiday Strawberry Jam Recipe with Printables

Homemade strawberry jam in a decorated mason jar makes a great holiday gift. Food gifts are always a win if you ask me. This sparkling holiday jam recipe is something you can mass produce and give to teachers, friends, neighbors, or use as hostess gifts. It's easy to keep jars around for those last minute gifts, too. Post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog jamming. Sparkling … [Read more...]

Lasagna Rolls with Bertolli Riserva

Bertolli is all about celebrating everyday victories. Celebrating the little things in life helps make it more enjoyable, and celebrating them with Bertolli makes it even better. Thank you to Bertolli for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate. Viva Bertolli! Bertolli Makes Life A Little Better Between my blogs, my trips, and my three dogs, my life can be chaotic. With … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cookie Cake in a Skillet Recipe

A cookie cake in a skillet just looks extra delicious, doesn't it? It reminds me of a dessert at a restaurant when they bring it out piping hot with a scoop of ice cream on top. This cookie cake recipe has a Cool Whip topping that is just as delicious. Post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running. Chocolate Cookie Cake Recipe Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe

Onion soup mix can be used for a lot more than just soup. Making a homemade onion soup mix is quite simple. Most of the ingredients may already be in your pantry. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Packets of onion soup mix can be found in my cabinet year round. The funny thing is that I have never used the mix for onion soup. I usually use it as an ingredient … [Read more...]

Kid Approved Hot or Cold Pumpkin Spice Milk Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DairyPure Milk. All opinions are 100% mine. Let's face it. Pumpkin spice is the official taste of fall. When the kids get home from school and see me sipping on my favorite themed coffee, it's only fair they have a little something to look forward to too. They don't drink coffee yet, but they love hot chocolate. I figured I'd try making a hot … [Read more...]

Savory Cheddar and Chive Scones Recipe

A scones recipe is just what I need to spruce up my fall meals. I feel like I make the same dinners all of the time, so I needed a little side to bring back the spark a bit. Yes, cheesy bread is where the magic is. We are all about the comfort food in the fall. When the hubby walks into cheddar and chive scones baking in the oven, he's a happy man. Post contains affiliate links. Savory … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe with Think Pink Printables

October is an exciting month. Fall begins, the temperature cools, Halloween is only one day, but seems like a month of anticipation, all our favorite TV shows come back, and it's time to get cozy. It's important to remember that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Strawberry cupcakes with Think Pink printables are a sweet way to remind everyone. Post contains affiliate links. Think … [Read more...]

Easy Salmon Salad Recipe for Lunches On the Go

Trying to incorporate more fish into your diet? This easy salmon salad recipe is perfect for lunches on the go. We make enough for the two of us to have at least two days of the week covered. That's 4 lunches taken care of! This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Easy Salmon Salad Recipe We make enough for four servings so that each of us has a quick and … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Recipes – Pudding Brains

This family loves Halloween. Sweets, treats, and spooky costumes along with the changing season make it such a fun time of year. We especially love coming up with easy Halloween recipes to spook anyone brave enough to come over. For these we played with a seasonal favorite, TruMoo Orange Scream milk. This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Affiliate links … [Read more...]

Bloody Knife Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Here are some spooky Halloween cupcakes to impress your ghoulish posse. The cupcakes are also ideal for fans of The Walking Dead. October is just the best month, isn't it? This post contains affiliate links so this blog doesn't become one of the undead. Bloody Knife Halloween Cupcakes Recipe Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients: 1/2 C cocoa powder 3/4 C flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 … [Read more...]

Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe for Halloween

Bat sugar cookies are a fun cookie to make for Halloween. Get the whole family involved to decorate the bats. These cookies are perfect for Halloween parties, or just to get your family in the ghoulish mood. Post contains affiliate links.  Bat Sugar Cookies Recipe Prep: 30 minutes Baking: 5 minutes (per batch) Yield: 4-Dozen Cookies Ingredients 1½ cups Butter (room … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins with Cranberry Buttercream Recipe

Pumpkin muffins with cranberry buttercream frosting. If they don't scream fall, I don't know what does. Here's a recipe to make all throughout the pumpkin season and into the holidays. This post contains affiliate links.   Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins with Cranberry Buttercream Recipe Ingredients: Dry 1 3/4 Cup of All-Purpose Flour, sifted 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 Cup … [Read more...]

A Fast Dinner the Kids Love to Eat with Both Hands

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We are in need of a fast dinner almost everyday of the week but Mondays always seem to be the night when we just can't get our act together. My son is a varsity athlete getting home at 6pm from school only to have to turn right around and get to Taekwondo by 7:10. He's also growing. His appetite is … [Read more...]

High Fiber Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites Recipe

These high fiber pumpkin spice energy bites were inspired by a pin Evan found on Pinterest. He actually made these a year ago for one of our nutrition club meetings at school. He recently confessed that he did it to impress me. Obviously, it worked! Affiliate links are included in this post to support this blog. Pumpkin Spice Granola Energy Bites Recipe These little balls of deliciousness … [Read more...]

Raspberry and Peach No Churn Ice Cream Recipe

Ice cream is at the top of my guilty pleasure list. Making an ice cream recipe at home is even better. It's fun to experiment with ingredients, you know exactly what's in it, and there's just something extra delicious about eating a dessert you make yourself. This post is sponsored by DairyPure, but all opinions are my own. Milk is a staple in most homes. A consumer *survey even showed that … [Read more...]

Add This Sandwich to Your Healthy Breakfast Recipes

If you don't already know, I am on a mission to incorporate sprouts into as many recipes as I can. They're so good for you and easy enough to grow on your kitchen counter year round. Just try this breakfast sandwich with sprouts. You'll be adding it to your list of healthy breakfast recipes for sure. I have included a couple affiliate links to the products we used for your convenience and to help … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Chocolate chips in a pumpkin bread recipe? Absolutely. Don't knock it till you try it, and I definitely suggest you do so. Pumpkin bread is a delicious fall treat. It's ideal any time of day and perfect to serve to guests during the busy holiday season. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe Makes 1 Loaf Prep Time: 15 minutes | … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe with Halloween Sprinkles

What better way to welcome fall than with a delicious gingerbread doughnut recipe? I feel like pumpkin gets all the attention around this time of year. It's time to show gingerbread a little love, as well. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. There are so many ways to enjoy this doughnut recipe, but the addition of Halloween sprinkles has to be the most fun. Let … [Read more...]

Mocha Cookie Crumble Cappuccino Recipe

I woke up to some fall-ish weather today (compared to the ninety-degree weather we've been having). Not that a mocha cookie crumble cappuccino recipe isn't great for all year, but it's certainly more of a treat during cooler temperatures. Once in a while I love to sweeten up my coffee drinks with extra flavors. Here's a recipe sure to tempt any coffee lover's sweet tooth. Mocha Cookie Crumble … [Read more...]

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. One of the most popular items to make with P.A.N. Cornmeal is the arepa. A classic Venezuelan specialty, the arepa can be used in place of bread. I decided to make a breakfast sandwich. Normally I would use … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Apple cinnamon muffins sound like fall to me. It seems like summer just started, but that's not reality. A lot of kids go back to school this week, and fall is creeping up. Part of me looks forward to all the apple and pumpkin treats that come along with fall. Hot chocolate, hoodies, boots, and fires in the fireplace - okay, I am totally ready. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions … [Read more...]

Easy Iced Coffee and Frozen Yogurt Recipe

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Iced coffee is one of my favorite drinks in the summer. I love coffee all year, in any form, but during the hot weather, iced coffee is extra refreshing. Stopping at a coffeehouse isn't something my wallet likes very much, so I like to make … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe

It's already August, but there's still time to put a good macaroni salad recipe to use. It seems like summer just got here, so we will be barbecuing for as long as the weather allows. Plus, there are no rules about what time of year you can eat a good pasta salad. ;) Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe Yields: 8 servings Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 10 … [Read more...]

20+ Berry Yummy Recipes – Berry Recipe Round-Up

I love a good berry recipe in the summer. Berry recipes are delicious, as well as pretty to look at. The colors make a gorgeous display when it comes to creating a dessert table for parties or gatherings. Berries are good in just about any type of food. Smoothies, drinks, cakes, muffins, parfaits, salads, and so much more. They can be incorporated into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pie Filled Cupcakes Recipe

Blueberry pie filled cupcakes? Don't mind if I do. Summer is a great time for fruity desserts. This cupcake recipe is a bit different from what we usually go for and amazing for blueberry pie lovers. There are a few affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. Blueberry Pie Filled Cupcakes Recipe Cupcake Ingredients 1/2 C butter, room temp 2 egg whites, room temp 2 … [Read more...]

Banana Split Cookies Cookie Recipe

Banana split cookies are a fun and unique cookie recipe. We love to bake different cookie recipes. Everyone loves a good classic chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes you just want something different. Banana split cookies offer a blend of flavors, sure to wake up your taste buds. Post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Banana Split Cookies Recipe Yields: 28 … [Read more...]

Corn Pound Cake Recipe with Cinnamon Chips #PANFan

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you like cornbread, you will love this pound cake recipe. When it comes to serving a brunch, what kinds of food come to mind? It's a combination of breakfast and lunch, so something sweet is a must. To me, … [Read more...]

Easy Minions Pretzel Candy Recipe

I have an easy Minions pretzel candy recipe that's a little off the beaten path for you today. Minions inspired recipes are all over the place lately, but most of them require you to make a true-to-life replica of those adorable little guys. This easy Minions candy recipe is different. It's quick and easy, and it's Minion-ish enough to satisfy the kids' eyes and their bellies. Post contains … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad Recipe – Ruby Tuesday’s Copycat

If you're looking to add a good broccoli salad recipe to your collection, give this one a try. It's a copycat version of a Ruby Tuesday's favorite. Broccoli salad is a tasty way to get those veggies into your family without a fight. This recipe is packed with sweet and salty flavors to make everyone a broccoli lover. ;) This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to whip up. Serve it at BBQ's, … [Read more...]

Donut Recipe – Baked Mini Coffee Doughnuts with Cocoa Glaze

Donut recipe or Doughnut recipe? I don't know which one is correct, but today we are going with donut. My Pinterest feed has been tempting me with donuts for months now. This pin was the last straw. I had to bake some donuts myself. This post contains affiliate links so we can make an obscene amount of mini donuts. I ordered myself a mini donut pan because I figured mini donuts would be … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Cornmeal Cookies Recipe #PANFan

Cornmeal Cookies are not something that immediately come to mind when I think of baking, but I am trying to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Turns out, they are pretty darn delicious. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. P.A.N. Cornmeal has … [Read more...]

Banana Ice Cream Recipe with Nutella Chunks

Banana ice cream is another way to use up overripe bananas. Just a head's up - I used an ice cream maker for this recipe. I know there are ways to avoid using a machine, but I have never tried them. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. I want to use my ice cream maker more often. It's one of those items I just had to have while we were registering for our … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Eclair Cake – No Bake Easy Dessert

The more easy dessert recipes I have in my recipe box, the better. I love having options to whip up quickly in case people stop by, or we just want something sweet that night. Eclair Cake used to be a favorite of mine. I almost forgot about it until I saw this pin on Pinterest. What a delicious reminder. I decided to tweak it to make it banana-flavored instead. Since clearly, I have been on a … [Read more...]

Pea Salad Recipe – Easy BBQ Side Dish

Pea salad is an easy side dish option for summer barbeque parties. This easy peasy recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. I haven't seen a pea salad at many gatherings, so if you are looking for something unique to serve, give it a try. Pea Salad Recipe - Easy BBQ Side Dish Makes 4 cups. Double or triple for large crowds. Ingredients 1 16oz package of frozen peas 1 cup … [Read more...]

Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe

Make a body scrub and create your own spa day from home. Trips to the spa might be rare, but it's easy to create mini spa days from home. Body scrub recipes are easy to make. With the new Body Benefits by Body Image® skincare collection at ULTA, you will be on your way to affordable relaxation from the comfort of your own home. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

Banana Cupcakes Recipe with Vanilla Pudding Frosting

Banana cupcakes are another way to use up overripe bananas. Bananas never have to go to waste. There are so many possibilities for overripe bananas that I am now looking forward to them being neglected on our counter. I will be there to swoop them up to experiment with more goodies. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. This experiment also gave me an excuse to … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Quinoa Tabouli Salad with Sprouts Recipe

Tabouli salad is one of my favorite snacks and/or side dish. It is fresh, lemony, crisp, and I swear you can actually feel it making you healthier. With heart healthy fats, fiber and countless phytonutrients to boost your eyes and immune system, this stuff is simply amazing...and delicious. I've used affiliate links in this post where applicable, but that has not swayed any content on this … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe with Cinnamon Chips

Banana muffins are another way to use up overripe bananas. I have been trying to create a good peanut butter banana muffins recipe for a while now. I finally got a winner. I am extremely pleased with how this batch turned out, and they are extra delicious with the cinnamon chips. Cinnamon chips might just be a new obsession of mine. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

Shortcut Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

An egg salad sandwich makes a great lunch, but most of the time it's not something I have all mixed up and ready to go. I do, however, keep hard-boiled eggs on hand most often. Turns out, you don't need to create a complicated mixture to enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Mike requested an egg salad sandwich the other day. … [Read more...]

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

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. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. While visiting one of my favorite blogs,, I came … [Read more...]

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...]

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