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Pretzel Dogs

Pretzel Dogs

I’m obsessed with pretzel bread and love working with pretzel dough.  Although it’s hard to choose favorites when talking about pretzel bread, wrapping it around hot dogs is definitely a winner. As complicated as it may look, pretzel dough is really super easy to work with, especially if you have a stand mixer.  The dough […]

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery [Grand Rapids, MI]

Robinette Apple Haus

Established in 1911, Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery has grown to offer a year round bakery, gift house, winery, and a seasonal cider mill, apple orchards and other fall activities for the entire family. The other day, I introduced you to one of our favorite places to go for family fun in the fall.  It […]

Layered Oreo Pudding Dessert

Layered Oreo Pudding Dessert

Crushed Oreo cookies, layered with chocolate pudding and whipped cream.  A pudding dessert we all grew up with and love. I’ll admit it.  I’m a weary mom.  Who isn’t?  My kids are at the age where they need my attention just about every second of my life.  Some days I love it.  Other days I […]

Klackle Orchards [Grand Rapids, MI: Greenville]

Klackle Orchards

Located just over 30 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids, MI, Klackle Orchards is a great place to take your family this fall for wagon rides, apple and pumpkin picking, donuts and cider and a whole bunch of other family fun activities. (A few of the photos below are from our visit in 2012, but most […]

Jif Almond & Cashew Butters + $50 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway

Jif Almond and Cashew Butters Giveaway

In conjunction with last week’s recipe using Jif Cashew Butter, I’m offering a giveaway where you can win a sample of the new Jif Almond and Cashew Butters, along with a “Mixing Up Mealtime” package.  Prize package includes everything pictured above plus a $50 Visa gift card (ARV $150.00).  Please use the giveaway widget below […]

Saturday Seeds

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We drove up to Michigan for Ben’s fall break and spent time with my family, enjoying the beautiful fall that only Pure Michigan has to offer.   What did we do while there?  Let’s take a quick look… Judah got some quality kid time with his little cousin. We attended a fall festival in my […]

Almond Crusted Chicken with Cashew Butter and Roasted Cranberries

Almond Crusted Chicken with Cashew Butter and Roasted Cranberries

Chicken breasts marinated in cinnamon sugar butter, then coated with salty sliced almonds.  Served over a smear of cashew butter and topped with a sprinkling of roasted cranberries.   This recipe post is sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company as part of their “Mixing Up Mealtime” Campaign.  Thank you for allowing me to talk about […]

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Chicken Pot Pie

Cheddar Bay Biscuits Chicken Pot Pie

Cheesy garlic biscuits crusted over my favorite homemade chicken pot pie. If you love Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits and you love chicken pot pie, this is your dish!  Have you tried my Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe yet?  The only part not homemade is the crust, where I always use a store-bought refrigerated pie […]

VELVEETA + RO*TEL Queso Party Dip and $100 Gift Card #Giveaway!

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VELVEETA and RO*TEL go together like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter… you get it. Some combinations are such winners, you just have to have them together. This is the case with the VELVEETA and RO*TEL queso dip. It is a classic football party recipe of cheesy goodness combined with tomatoes and green […]

Lemon Cupcakes with Candied Lemon Chips

Lemon Cupcakes with Candied Lemon Chips

We are celebrating one my favorite bloggers in the world today. Liz from The Lemon Bowl is expecting her second baby boy very very soon and I couldn’t be happier for her!! A few of her blogging friends got together to throw her a surprise virtual baby shower. Each blogger had to create a recipe […]

Family Meals Made Delicious by Schwan’s #Review

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    Have you ever tried meals delivered to your house by Schwan’s Home Delivery?  This is something I had always been curious about.  In the neighborhood I grew up in, I remember the Schwan’s truck regularly visited the house across the street.  These neighbors always ordered some of Schwan’s ice cream, and I thought […]

Calphalon Williams-Sonoma Elite Nonstick Cookware #Giveaway!

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Hey everyone!  I’m currently on vacation with my husband and kiddos, visiting family in Michigan.  As we enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, I didn’t want to leave you hanging here with nothing.  That’s why you’ve seen a couple of reviews and giveaways lately, and another one today! I’m sure you’re not complaining, huh?   Last […]

Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits #Giveaway!

Pillsbury Lil Donut Kits Giveaway

Remember these donuts? Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donuts Kits.  Donuts made in your oven, straight from a box, no donut pan needed. It’s unbelievable how great and perfectly donut-y they are!   And, don’t get me started at how easy they are to make. Want to find out for yourself? Join Pillsbury to celebrate the lil’ […]

Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits {Celebrate the Lil’ Things}

Pillsbury Funfetti Lil Donut Kits

The J.M. Smucker Company compensated me to promote its Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits products. All opinions are honest and my own. Recently, Pillsbury Baking introduced a new product in stores that lets you make fresh donut holes right in your home kitchen, no deep fryer or donut pan required!  Seriously, folks, this is something […]