Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own. Now that Halloween has past, I'm ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family - a lot of making memories. Each November I … [Read more...]

French Toast Recipe, #CascadeShiningReviews #Giveaway @MyCascade #DDDivas #sponsored

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. So, last weekend I made a mess of my kitchen and I invited all of my friends over to see it! Well, not just to see the mess, but to enjoy a delicious homemade french toast brunch, along with a few Mimosas (mock … [Read more...]

My #Burgervention, @Hellmanns Best Ever Juicy Burger Recipe

When I think of summer, I think about our family being outside, swimming, camping, and weekday barbeques in our back yard. I love summer! This summer, just in time for the 4th of July holiday, Hellmann’s is staging a “Burgervention,” putting an end to dry burgers across America. To create the Best Ever Juicy Burger this summer, mix Hellmann’s Mayonnaise directly into the ground beef when … [Read more...]

New recipes from the film CHEF

Last month I shared the movie poster and trailer for CHEF. CHEF is expanding to more cities TODAY & you can join in on the fun! Dreaming of the scrumptious food served up in CHEF?! Now YOU can recreate them in your own home and share with friends and family! To help celebrate the expanding release of Jon Favreau's newest, mouthwatering comedy, I'm excited to share these awesome recipes … [Read more...]

Just what in the world is Aioli? #EasyAioli #RedGoldRecipes

Isn’t it funny when you have never heard of something that all of a sudden it starts popping up everytime you turn around? That recently happened to me after having received the kit below from Red Gold. It contained sumptuous sounding varieties of their petite diced tomatoes, garlic & olive oil, zesty lime juice & cilantro, hot green chilies and just plain tomato, along with a tomato spreader, … [Read more...]

Weeknight Sausage & Penne Pasta #NewTraDish @RaguSauce

Nothing beats time spent around the table enjoying a home-cooked meal with my husband and daughters. Yet, working outside of the home can often make cooking on a weeknight a real challenge. So, I'm always on the look-out for new, and easy recipes that will help bring my family to the table. Because new and easy recipes are not always good or healthy, I'm sometimes left to create my own. I … [Read more...]

Enjoying home-made lasagna with Red Gold tomatoes #RGLasagna

With winter in full swing, and recent temperatures hitting a record-breaking low, I've been enjoying some extra time in the kitchen, exploring the joys of warm, hearty comfort food with my family. In perfect timing, I recently received the below lasagna kit from Red Gold. If you're unfamiliar with Red Gold, they are a family-owned and family-run business that has been around since 1942. The … [Read more...]

Very Berry Holiday Tree featuring Driscoll’s Berries #3pmSnack

If you are looking for a fun family activity and eye-catching centerpiece? Check out this Very Berry Holiday Tree! Special equipment: one floral foam or green Styrofoam cone measuring 4-5 inches in diameter at the base and 12 inches high; one box of toothpicks Four 1-kb containers of fresh Driscoll strawberries 1 bunch fresh mint 1 slice from a carambola fruit (also known as star … [Read more...]

Easy Low Fat Lemon Drop Cookies

These cookies use only four ingredients, and mix up in less than 5 minutes! Surprisingly, no oil or butter. 1 box lemon cake mix 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 8 oz container of Cool Whip, thawed 1 - 2 cup powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The batter will be really sticky! Form dough into tablespoonfuls and roll in powdered … [Read more...]

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe & Giveaway #SummerPastabilities

Hodgson Mill offers a variety of quality whole grain products for you and your family. You don’t have to be a gourmet cook to begin eating healthier. Their premium whole grains are stone ground, just like the olden days, for more nutrition, and are fresher, for better flavor. Because eating healthy should not taste like a punishment. I recently received a variety of Hodgson Mill pasta to … [Read more...]

Grillin’ with Red Gold Tomatoes & Grillin’ Party Sweepstakes

Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. I was not asked to write a favorable review. All opinions expressed are my own and honest. If summer brings one thing to my family, besides a break from school, it's barbecue season! There is just something fun about eating dinner together outside. From the traditional burgers and dogs, to trying something new - my … [Read more...]

Summer of Shrimp: Fire It Up! Sweepstakes, Win Weber-Stephen Products

The Summer of Shrimp: Fire It Up! promotion sponsored by Eat Shrimp/The Shrimp Council and Weber-Stephen Products LLC has officially launched! Are you hooked on Pinterest? Get ready to Pin it, Win It, and grill it! Now through July 29, The Shrimp Council is hosting the “Summer of Shrimp: Fire It Up!” sweepstakes with Weber-Stephen Products LLC, makers of the iconic Weber Grill. The fun … [Read more...]

Lucky Charms® Cupcakes

Add some charm to your cupcakes for a fun Saint Patrick's Day treat! You will need: 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or devil's food cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting 3 cups Lucky Charms® cereal Green edible glitter 1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Today just felt like a dessert kind of day. This homemade ice cream cake was a pleasure to whip up for my family. 20 ice cream sandwiches 1 (16 ounce) container of whipped topping 1 (12 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping, room temperature 1 chocolate candy bar, grated Place half of the ice cream sandwiches side by side in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover evenly with … [Read more...]

Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

This is my favorite dip recipe! Perfect for movie watching, entertaining or just enjoying the chillier fall weather. Ingredients 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained 1/3 cup grated Romano cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded … [Read more...]

Choco-Berry Swirl Smoothie #MIDairy

Looking to sneak more healthy into your family's diet? Here is a fun, easy and delicious smoothie recipe that will help you do just that! Ingredients: 2 cups Low-Fat Vanilla Yogurt 3 ¼ cups Frozen whole non-sweetened strawberries ½ - ¾ cup Low-Fat or Fat-Free Chocolate Milk Directions: 1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. 2. Add additional … [Read more...]

Iced Tea Recipes to Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

June is National Iced Tea Month so Salada is celebrating by sharing new and refreshing recipes! Salada's Orange Iced Green Tea Ingredients: 4 cups boiling water 8 Salada 100% Green Tea bags 3/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup sugar Directions: Steep tea bags for five minutes. Stir in sugar and allow to cool. Combine orange juice, lemon juice and tea in a … [Read more...]

This Mom Has It Covered With SeaPak

Being a busy mom, I often have to have an impressive bag of tricks to help juggle daily activities and delicious meals to serve my family. My kids and husband respond to great taste, originality and sometimes even fun when it comes to dinner. With SeaPak and their all- new Family Size packages, this mom has it covered! I recently pulled this (12 oz) package of SeaPak® Shrimp Scampi out of my … [Read more...]

Pringles Brownies, Yeah Pringles !

Don’t overwhelm your sweetheart with cliché gifts this Valentine’s Day. Add a personal twist that shows you are willing to take the extra time to cater to that special someone. A homemade dessert is a thoughtful and inexpensive way to stand out among the $7.1 billion worth of candy that is sold in the U.S. each year. Try this original recipe for Pringles Brownies, for a perfect mix of sweet and … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup

I love a good slow cooker recipe! Fantastic French onion soup is made even heartier with beef stew meat. 7 small onions, cut in half and thinly sliced (about 7 cups) 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 2 dried bay leaves 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat 3 cans (10 1/2 ounces each) condensed beef consommé 1/4 cup dry sherry or apple juice 1 … [Read more...]

Milk-Bone® Dog Treats Shop! #CBias #iLoveMyK9

Oh no, Roxy, it looks like your treat cabinet is a little empty. Don't look so worried! Mom's on it! I'll whip-up a list of treats for the whole family and make a trip to Walmart. I'm also taking with me a list of puppy items we can donate to our local animal shelter. Donating a doggie gift basket will be a great way to start the new year! Walmart makes it easy to shop for everyone … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin-Apple Dessert

1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling 2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 3/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Ice cream, if desired Spray 3 1/2- to 6-quart … [Read more...]

Crunchy Shrimp Tacos & SeaPak Kitchen Pack Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. We've been on a taco kick lately. Ground beef, chicken and our newest addiction Crunchy Shrimp Tacos. My family loves this recipe because it mixes two of our favorite dishes, Mexican and Sea Food. I love it because it's easy, and delicious. Anytime I can get dinner on the table this quick and make my family happy - I'm sold! Crunchy Shrimp Tacos: Taco Shells … [Read more...]

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