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Britax “Safety You Can See” Car Seat Review and #Giveaway!

Britax Boulevard 70-G3 Car Seat

Since my re-brand last February, you have probably noticed me writing about a little more than just recipes. (The whole purpose of my re-brand.) I love sharing with my readers the different experiences I have with various products, so that maybe I can help you make well-informed purchase decisions. This is especially important to me […]

“Fall” into Fall: New Starbucks Vanilla & Caramel K-Cup Flavors {Giveaway!}

Starbucks K-Cup Giveaway

Let’s celebrate the first days of fall, shall we?  I’m sure most of you are experiencing the new crispiness in the air, and a light chill that triggers you to grab your jacket.  Many of you are witnessing the leaves changing colors to a beautiful hue that only the fall sunshine can show off. I […]

Wendy’s-Style Pumpkin Frosty Dessert

Wendy's Style Pumpkin Frosty Dessert

Who doesn’t love a nice cold Wendy’s Frosty Dessert?  Raise your hand if you wish they made a pumpkin version! Wendy’s Frosty Desserts are a bit nostalgic to me, dating back to more than 10 years ago.  One summer during college, my best friend and I had the popular Frosty and Fries combination every Sunday […]

Edgar’s Bakery [Birmingham, AL]

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During our road trip last month to North Carolina, my family found a new place to not only stop and grab a bite to eat, but to seriously munch on some delicious baked goods.  Edgar’s Bakery rivals any other bakery you may claim as your favorite, with fresh menu items for lunch and a delectable […]

Kraft Recipe Makers: Verde Nacho Casserole + $1,000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

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Weeknight cooking got a whole lot easier. There are many evenings where by the time Ben arrives home from work, I am exhausted and not exactly in the mood to cook anything complex. But, this doesn’t mean I don’t want to eat something complex. What to do? This is when I turn to the Kraft […]

Buckeye Brownies

Buckeye Brownies

Fudge brownie as the base, topped with a traditional peanut butter Buckeye filling and a smooth chocolate layer. Buckeyes and brownies.  You know they are made for each other just like peanut butter and chocolate.  If you’ve never had a traditional Buckeye candy, just know it is a peanut butter mixture dipped in chocolate and […]

Home-Style Chili Cornbread Squares

Home-Style Chili Cornbread Squares

These chili cornbread squares feed a crowd, giving you the perfect dish for a party or potluck dinner.  I was provided product and compensation for developing this recipe. Hey guys!  (My cousin who I grew up with in Michigan just reprimanded me for saying “y’all” in an earlier post, so “guys” it is this time!)  […]

Sugar Cookie Party Squares [+Krusteaz Giveaway!]

Sugar Cookie Party Squares

Put Krusteaz’s new Molten Deep Dish Cookie mix to use and whip up these sugar cookie bars that have a layer of chocolate and are peppered with sprinkles. Y’all!  Run to the store immediately and grab the Krusteaz Molten Deep Dish Sugar Cookie Mix so you can make these right now.  After Krusteaz sent me […]

Saturday Seeds

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Wow…where did this week go?  It FLEW by, didn’t it!? We’ve been so busy that most days I can’t even keep my mind straight.  Are you all missing the lazy days of summer like I am?  I’m definitely not missing the summer temperatures.  We still have that.  In fact, the radio meteorologist excited me today […]

Oatmeal Creme Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches {Hubby Appreciation Post}

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Today’s post is an unusual and special post.  I wish I had more time to put into it, because it is honoring the most important person in my life – my husband, Ben.  I made him Oatmeal Creme Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Thanks to the hard-working Amanda (I Am Baker), a group of bloggers and […]

Simon is 4 Months Old!

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Yep, this is definitely delayed as Simon turns 5 months old next week. Oops! And, this was the best shot I could get of him for his 4 month “photo shoot”. Anyway, we are having the time of our lives with this little man. He is such a good-natured sweet boy. Best yet? He likes […]

Kraft Recipe Makers: Italian Chicken + $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

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  Last month, I introduced you to a new line of products you can find in the store called Kraft Recipe Makers. Using Kraft Recipe Makers, you combine two savory sauces supplied in the box with your own fresh ingredients to make a delicious weeknight dinner. Creating depths of flavor into a dish has never […]

Copycat Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

Oatmeal Creme Pies

This week I’m giving you TWO Oatmeal Creme Pie recipes.  Seriously.  This recipe is the one you need first, before the other I’m sharing with you later this week. I’ve made you oatmeal cookie sandwiches before, and I thought they were reminiscent of the Little Debbie version…until I made these.  These are like it.  The cookie […]

Saturday Seeds + A Word About Bullies

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Judah started school this week.  His first day, he was excited, then nervous, then excited again, then scared again.   On the drive there, he mentioned how Daniel Tiger was scared about school, too.  That seemed to help. When we arrived and walked into his classroom, his fears immediately subsided once he met his nice […]

The Viking Cooking School [Greenwood, MS]

The Viking Cooking School

Last weekend, I visited the town of Greenwood, Mississippi to attend a cooking class at the Viking Cooking School.  It was a birthday present from the hubs.  I had a great time at Viking Range! Want to know more? Viking Range, a division of Middleby Corporation, manufactures high-end kitchen appliances with their headquarters located in […]

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker [Giveaway!]

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

This contest is now closed and a winner was chosen.  Congratulations to Mellybrown who said:  “I love the classic McMuffin style sandwich. What a great little appliance this is!”  Please check your email for instructions to claim your prize!   Whip up a hot portable breakfast in just 5 minutes with this Hamilton Beach Breakfast […]

Football Party Food! [185 Dips, Appetizers, Sweets and Other Recipes for Football Season]

Football Party Recipes

Need recipes ideas for your football party?  Below are some of my favorites from around the web!  What is your favorite party food for the football season?   I decided to search through my favorite blogs and gather for you a nice list of football party food, along with sharing some of my own.  The grunt […]

Pinterest Party: Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

A surprisingly tasty appetizer, made with pureed cauliflower and reminiscent of a buffalo chicken dip. There doesn’t seem to be much desired when talking about cauliflower.  I love it roasted and lightly salted, or slathered with melted cheese.  But, it still is pretty overlooked when  talking about favorite vegetables. Let me help you change your […]