Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

Frozen Yogurt Pops Recipe #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

Frozen yogurt is one of my favorites. I love frozen treats and feel better when I make my own using yogurt and fruit. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Monk Fruit In The Raw is something I have used for a … [Read more...]

Pasta with Lemon-Basil Pesto Recipe #PastaFits #MC #sponsored

Pasta with Lemon-Basil Pesto Recipe #PastaFits #MC #sponsored

Pasta is a great comfort food. It's definitely one of my favorite meal options, especially now that the weather is cooling. 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. #PastaFits #MC … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Recipes for Perfect Pasta Dishes

Slow Cooker Recipes for Perfect Pasta Dishes

Slow cooker season is here and I am thrilled about it. Pasta recipes in the slow cooker just scream comfort food and make me ready for fall weather. This collection of slow cooker pasta recipes is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Slow Cooker Recipes for Perfect Pasta Dishes Check out Slow Cooker Pasta Meals by Jennifer Soltys at Foodie.com Although we haven't closed down … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe #CookingUpGood

Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies Recipe #CookingUpGood

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. Peanut butter is also at the top of my list. So why not combine the two? Thanks to this sponsored post by Kraft and Lunchbox, I have created this delicious Peanut Butter Poke Cake Brownies recipe found on the Walmart website. The kids are back in school, the holidays are coming up, and pre-season football games are already in full swing, so it's … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Salads for Lunch Ideas Giveaway

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella is a colorful and lovely book containing 50 layered lunches to grab and go. I received a copy for review, but all opinions are my own. Mason jar meals are huge right now. People have gotten so creative with mason jars and they seem to be everywhere lately. This post also contains affiliate links. I made a delicious caesar salad from the book. It's … [Read more...]

Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe

Chocolate Tiramisu Recipe

In Italian, Tiramisu means "pick me up" and this dessert does just that. Made with plenty of espresso coffee and chocolate, this one will hit the spot with both your chocolate and coffee cravings. Delicious Italian custard called zabaglione is easier than you think to make, taking just a few minutes to whisk in a pan over water on the cooktop. Blended with mascarpone cheese, it is both fluffy and … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe | Sweep Tight Blog

This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe Is A Great Weeknight Meal Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan The end of Summer is always a little bittersweet, isn't it? On 1 hand it's kind of a bummer. The weather gets yucky, days get shorter, time speeds up. But, on the other... Kids. They Go.Back.To.School! (that noise was me, clapping. Sorry, not sorry) That's where this Slow Cooker Chicken … [Read more...]

Kraft Great American Bacon Cheeseburger and Brad Paisley Sweepstakes

cheeseburger lovers

Nothing beats a good cheeseburger hot off the grill. I just love BBQ season and trying new cheeseburger recipes. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Grilling in our yard has to be one of our favorite things to do during the summer. Add some Brad Paisley tunes and we've got ourselves a mini-party! There's a lot going on this post. We have recipes to share with … [Read more...]

Spicy Mango Shrimp Recipe – Easy Seafood Dinner

Spicy Mango Shrimp Recipe | Sweep Tight Blog

Spicy Mango Shrimp Recipe - Easy Seafood Dinner This Spicy Mango Shrimp is the perfect quick and easy meal to make using all the fresh fruit and veggies that are ripe and in season! Sweet mango cools the spicy kick of the shrimp making each bite perfection. Serve over a bed of brown rice for a light dinner. Grab some fresh salad and have left-overs for lunch. An awesome no guilt meal anytime! … [Read more...]

12 Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes

12 Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes

I like summer desserts to be lighter and cooler due to the hot weather. It's also an excellent time to use seasonal fruits in your dessert recipes. This post is sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions are my own. Foodie.com is an excellent source for recipes and to discover new creative foods. 12 Fruity Summer Dessert Recipes Check out Fruity Summer Desserts by Jennifer Soltys at … [Read more...]

Banana Cacao Smoothie with Silk Blends®

Banana Cacao Smoothie with Silk Blends®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Silk. All opinions are 100% mine. Silk Blends® is the newest addition to the Silk® lineup. As you probably know by now, I just love my breakfast smoothies! I have one every morning, especially during hot summers. I like to experiment with ingredients and pack in lots of nutrients to power me throughout the day. I have been a … [Read more...]

Dreamy DIY Mini Ice Cream Bites #NaturesSleep

DIY Mini Ice Cream Bites

I am a 2014 Nature's Sleep Ambassador. I receive products to facilitate my reviews but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This month I am so excited to share this fun DIY Mini Ice Cream Bites recipe! It really is dreamy! Plus, you have a chance to enter the Ice Cream Pinterest Contest to win one of four Vitex Gel Memory Foam pillows from Nature's Sleep! My Two Favorite Things Sleeping in and … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Creations for Coffee Lovers

Ice Cream Creations for Coffee Lovers

Ice cream is my weakness in life. I can pass by cake and cookies with little restraint, but with ice cream I require supervision. I just cannot resist frozen treats of any kind. Add the scrumptious flavor of coffee and I am a real goner. This post is sponsored by Foodie, but all opinions are my own. Ice Cream Creations for Coffee Lovers Here's some coffee ice cream creations that I found while … [Read more...]

16 Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

16 Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Cool treats are kinda my thing if you haven't figured that out by now. I am a huge fan of anything frozen, frosty and/or icy. This post is brought to you by Foodie, but all opinions are my own. 16 Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days Check out Cool Treats by Jennifer Soltys at Foodie.com While browsing Foodie.com, I was able to make a delicious collection of 16 cool treats to try on these hot … [Read more...]

Sparkling Raspberry Acai Punch Recipe for Girls’ Night In #GirlsNightIn

rasp-punch

Punch makes a great party drink and it's something that seems to have been overlooked as we have gotten older. This post is brought to you by Trop50 via Glam Media. All opinions are my own. My girlfriends and I try our hardest to have a girls' night in monthly. Life gets in the way quite often, but we definitely make a point to make time for each other. I have a solid group of friends that … [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...]

Pancake Muffin Recipe Using Pumpkin #PumpkinCan

Pancake Muffin Recipe Using Pumpkin #PumpkinCan

This post brought to you by Libby's. All opinions are 100% mine. Pumpkin is an extremely versatile vegetable and should not be limited to only fall recipes. Sure, everyone loves pumpkin pie and other deliciously sweet pumpkin goodies around Thanksgiving, but what about the rest of the year? In this house you can find a Pumpkin Can in the cabinet all year round. Pumpkin is a superfood. … [Read more...]

Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Lately I have been experimenting with frappuccino recipes. If the weather ever warms up, they are my go-to afternoon drink. I want to have as many DIY recipes on hand so I can save money avoiding daily trips to coffeehouses. Ever since I made this green tea frappuccino, I have been on quite a mission. Nutella Coffee Frappuccino Recipe I have heard that Starbucks has a "secret menu" that … [Read more...]

Easy Cool Whip Cookies Recipe

Easy Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip cookies are beyond easy to whip up in no time. I have made them before a little differently, but this time I used Funfetti cake mix for a colorful Easter look. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Easy Cool Whip Cookies Cool Whip cookies only require 2-3 … [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...]

Easy Meals with Meals In a Mug Recipe Book

Easy Meals with Meals In a Mug Recipe Book

Despite my many cookbook reviews, the meals I REALLY like are EASY to make meals. Some people enjoy their time in the kitchen; I really like a quick and easy process to make a meal. Enter the new cookbook from Camilla Saulsbury and Robert Rose publishing, 250 Best Meals in a Mug – easy, quick meals in a mug cooked in your microwave! 250 Best Meals in a Mug My husband works a weird schedule, … [Read more...]

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

A Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino is one of my favorite drinks to order. Not that I don't love my coffee, but the light and fresh taste of the green tea is a nice way to switch it up. Shelley and I got one every day during our first BlogHer trip. I never even thought to try to make my own. I didn't have a clue how to! Copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe After a bit of research, I … [Read more...]

16 Delicious Cream Pie Recipes

16 Delicious Cream Pie Recipes

Cream pies are my favorite type of pie. This collection is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Since March 14th is pie day, it's the perfect time to share this cream pie collection with you. 16 Delicious Cream Pie Recipes Did I ever mention that I worked as a waitress at Baker's Square for about 5 years? I had a blast working there and definitely had my fair share of … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup

7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup

Nutella is delicious and I can totally just grab a spoon and eat it from the jar. There are many other fun and creative ways to enjoy it, though. I reached out to my blogger friends to see what they have come up with. I have their permission to use their beautiful photos and link to their delicious recipes. 7 Ways to Eat Nutella and Recipe Roundup Drink it: Banana Nutella Smoothie from … [Read more...]

Nutella Frozen Push Ups Recipe

Nutella frozen push pops

Nutella is one of my most favorite guilty pleasures. Aside from just eating it with a spoon from the jar, I like to try various recipes using it. Most of you have probably caught on to my frozen treat obsession, so I was on a mission to find another one to make easily. First I tried just mixing Cool Whip and Nutella. That is tasty, but it doesn't freeze. I was trying to be crafty and freeze … [Read more...]

Easy Coquito Drink Recipe to Enjoy a Cup of Cheer

Coquito recipe

Coquito is a word I had never heard of before. Turns out it is a delicious drink recipe that I am happy to share with you thanks to Lunchbox.  This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. Right now Nestle and Walmart have some inviting recipes highlighted to help "Celebra Con Sabor” or Celebrate With Flavor. I had been on the hunt for new tasty drink recipes. Since I haven't been … [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...]

White Chocolate Potato Chip Bark Recipe

White Chocolate Potato Chip Bark

This was my first time using white chocolate in a bark recipe.  My sister and I usually make peppermint bark every year for the holidays.  Somehow, time just flew past us this year and that didn't happen.  I decided to try to whip up some bark on my own using ingredients that I had in the house.  For some reason I have an abundance of white chocolate chips.  Why I think I need to purchase a … [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...]

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Christmas is coming quickly, are you ready yet? One of the traditions I enjoy about Christmas is having a variety of cookies and treats in the kitchen. Since we have our own home now, I have realized it is ME that is going to have to fill the kitchen with cookies and treats. As I hunt to find family favorites, I was excited to review a copy of a new cook book full of cookies, European Cookies for … [Read more...]

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes made Carton Smart

Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine. Easy pumpkin cupcakes can be quickly created with as little as two ingredients.  It's a popular find all over the web - pumpkin puree + spice cake mix = the easiest pumpkin bread, cupcakes, or even cookies that you can imagine.  I have tried this before using canned pumpkin, so I thought it would be a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies Recipe and #Thanksgivingtips Twitter Party

pumpkin-sugar-cookies

This pumpkin cookies recipe is brought to you by Good Cook Kitchen Experts.  Products were received to help me create this recipe, but all opinions are my own.  Using the Good Cook Pumpkin Scoop allows you to put those Halloween pumpkins to good use.  Create your own fresh pumpkin puree with ease with this handy device that is available at Walmart. Since we've been pumpkin crazy lately, I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait Recipe

pumpkin mousses parfait

This is a sponsored post as a part of the "Cans get you Cooking" ambassador program through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  All opinions are my own.  I like to keep a can of LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin in the cabinet for at least all of the holiday season.  There are so many pumpkin recipes that can be easily whipped up with only a few ingredients.  It's just one of the many canned items that … [Read more...]

Recipe Round Up and KitchenAid Mixer

kitchenaid mixer

I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you an exciting holiday giveaway.  A shiny new KitchenAid Mixer will go to one of our fabulous fans. Recipe Round Up We thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite recipes that we make.  Please visit each one below! Crock Pot Monkey Bread from Tammilee Tips Easy Pizza Roll Ups from Sweep Tight Baklava from About … [Read more...]

Kid Approved Quick and Easy Meal Recipe

quick lasagna

This post brought to you by McCormick & Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyone is so busy that a good, quick and easy meal recipe that is kid approved is priceless.  I'm so happy to have partnered with McCormick to bring you this post and recipe for homemade Lasagna Formaggio. Quick and Easy Meal Recipe McCormick.com is a fantastic resource for quality, quick and easy recipes the … [Read more...]

163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes Book

163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes

The Paleo diet or Paleolithic diet is a modern diet based off of what we believe was the diet of the cavemen. As hunters and gatherers in their time mostly ate plant and animals as available, this leaves out dairy, grains and legumes, refined sugar and processed oils. My husband and I loosely try to stick to this diet at home – however, I quickly run out of creative things to eat – and I am very … [Read more...]

Easy Banana Bread Recipe with Fisher Nuts

easy banana bread recipe

I made an easy banana bread recipe and included Fisher Nuts that were sent to me for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  I slightly modified a banana bread recipe that I found on Simply Recipes.  It was my first time making banana bread, so no way was I just going to wing it! Fisher Nuts are perfect to have on hand all the time.  They come in resealable bags and are very convenient … [Read more...]

School Lunch for Kids Done Right

Best Lunch Box Ever and nesting tins for school lunch

With school just around the corner--literally, my kids start next week--I would like to do everything I can to make it a fun transition.  Making school lunch fun is at least one way to get the kids pumped!  The weather here has been pretty crummy all summer so we are really not ready to go back to school.  I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to review the book, Best Lunch Box Ever and offer … [Read more...]

No-Bake Recipes and Cookbook

bean salad no-bake recipe

FINALLY it is getting warm in the Midwest! However, this means I am even more hesitant to make dinner at home, who wants to heat up the house more than needed? I was so excited to receive a copy of The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook by Matt Kadey to review, with 101 No-Bake Recipes. The No-Cook, No-Bake Cookbook for No-Bake Recipes This book is full of recipes for all meals including breakfast, … [Read more...]

Basil Corn Recipe Using I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

basil corn recipe

This basil corn recipe was originally introduced to me by my friends while we were staying at their cottage a few summers ago.  When I partnered with Unilever brands on this sponsored campaign, I just knew I had to share this corn recipe that is best when made with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.  During my last Walmart shopping trip I grabbed the ingredients.  As promised, I will now share the … [Read more...]

Poke Cake Recipe with Lemon and Blueberries from Mariano’s

Blueberry Lemon Poke Cake Recipe

I wanted to make a poke cake recipe for Memorial Day.  Since I had never done this, I thought I'd better do a practice run first.  Every time I shop at Mariano's, it seems to get my creative baking juices flowing.  The place is not just a grocery store, it's an experience!  That sounds funny, but you need to see for yourself.  I rallied my sister, niece and a friend to take the trip to the … [Read more...]

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