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Apple Butter Hummus Dip

Apple Butter Hummus Dip - a healthy sweet dip for your next party. Serve with apple slices, celery, crackers, cinnamon tortilla chips or graham crackers.

This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter.  Testing of the product and recipe is from my own taste buds. With Musselman’s Apple Butter plus three simple ingredients, whip up this sweet apple butter hummus dip in less than five minutes for a lighter appetizer or dessert. We are ready for the Super Bowl and […]

Almond Wheat Sliced Bread

Almond Wheat Sliced Bread using White Lily's new Wheat and Almond Premium Flour Blend

A hearty wheat and almond bread using White Lily‘s new Wheat & Almond Premium Flour Blend, available in your stores soon! One of my favorite things to bake in my kitchen is homemade bread.  Just the smell of it in my oven is enough to put me in a nostalgic happy mood. I also love […]

FREE Printable Football Banner for Your Super Bowl Party

Free Printable Football Banner for your Super Bowl party or any football themed party!

Ready for the Super Bowl?  I have a free printable football banner you can use to decorate for your football super bowl party! Before we get to the free football banner, who do you think will play this year?  Since my Bears weren’t even in the playoffs, I think I am going to cheer for […]

10 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

10-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

No-bake cookies are the quickest and most simplest kind of cookie making I can think of!  Having company over last minute?  Need to bring cookies to a swap?  These are the yummiest and fastest stove-top cookies you’ll find! This is my sister’s recipe that I’ve made countless times in the last couple of months after […]

Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Brownies

Rich Chocolate Butterscotch Brownies

Dense and rich chocolate brownies dotted with butterscotch chips in every bite.  A deeper layer of flavor is added with White Lily’s Red Grape Seed all purpose flour blend. Christmas is quickly approaching and I have yet to get my holiday baking on!  In the middle of hosting my entire family for Thanksgiving (they all […]

Holiday Beverage Collection from Starbucks®

Starbucks Holiday Beverages

As an ongoing partnership with Starbucks®, I have the opportunity to try their new products available at your local grocery store so I can give you feedback on my favorites.  This Christmas season, I received their winter package that included not only coffee, but other holiday beverages! My favorite in this package is the box […]

Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

Super Soft Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

These dinner rolls are 100% whole wheat and surprisingly soft and pillowy! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving — are you ready??  I’m hosting my side of my family, who are all driving down from Michigan.  We’re going to have a full house, but I couldn’t be more excited!  Because it’s going to be crazy here, I prepped […]

The Ugly-Where Chair Review: The Pottery Barn Anywhere Chair at a Discount

The best deal on Pottery Barn's Anywhere Chairs.

Looking for a discount for Pottery Barn’s Anywhere Chair?  You’ve found the best deal right here and UglySofa.com! A couple of years ago, I almost gave up on my desire for Judah to have one of the PB chairs because they were quite a bit out of my price range.  It wasn’t until I came […]

Apple Butter Banana Bread French Toast with Apple Butter Honey Syrup

Apple Butter Banana Bread French Toast with Apple Butter Honey Syrup

This post is sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter.  Testing of the product and recipe is from my own taste buds. When using apple butter in place of the oil in banana bread, you can skip the steps of measuring and adding the spices because they’re already included!  It’s a healthier bread while not missing out […]

Our 5 Favorite Travel Spots with ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Laundry Detergent #AdventureAwaits

ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Liquid Laundry Detergent

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine. We are an adventure driven family, especially when it comes to food and travel.  There are two main reasons we pick our travel destinations:  1) Who we’re visiting – typically family and close friends, […]

30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

This quick weeknight skillet dish comes together in just 30 minutes when using ingredients right from your pantry! So, I know my recipe posting has slowed WAAAYYY down.  I’ve been busy with another big project in my life that I’m not quite ready to share.  (NO, I’m not pregnant.)  😉  I’m so secretive, huh??  Sorry!  […]

Explore Distinct Tastes with Starbucks® Single Origin Coffees

Starbucks Single Origin

This summer I had the opportunity to try Starbucks® Single Origin coffees as part of their blogger community program.  I’m thrilled to share my experience in that I loved the Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza K-Cup® Packs and the Rwanda Rift Valley K-Cup Packs.  The Guatemala one became one of my favorite choices for my morning […]

Cilantro Lime White Rice

Cilantro Lime White Rice - copycat recipe of Chipotle Mexican Grill

A copycat version of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s famous cilantro lime rice.  Easy and refreshing. We love Chipotle Mexican Grill, but we do not have one in the entire state of Mississippi.  That’s just wrong!  I’m hopeful someday soon one will pop up in town, but for now, we make our own when the cravings hit.  […]

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

A quick weeknight favorite after the pork chops marinate overnight, ready to be grilled the next day with rich flavors of capers, garlic and rosemary. We’re starting to use our grill more now that the evenings are starting to cool down.  The entire month of July we were being scorched with 100+ degree weather with […]

On-the-Go with Starbucks® Cold Bottled Beverages

Starbucks® Iced Coffee and Bottled Frappuccino Coffee Drinks

There are fewer things in life that offer me a pick-me-up like Starbucks® coffee.  That’s why it’s natural for me to partner with Starbucks in sharing about their bottled beverages that are the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up. This summer, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of iced coffee.  Last year, a Starbucks store opened right down the […]

Bacon Edamame Succotash

Bacon Edamame Succotash - An easy, healthy and FLAVORFUL side dish or a satisfying meal.

A classic succotash contains sweet corn as it’s main showcase with a form of shell beans mixed in.  We’re bringing it up a notch up by adding crispy bacon, edamame and roasted red peppers.  This satisfying side salad can also be served as a healthy main dish. I actually found this recipe in my mailbox.  […]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort: Our Family Vacation Tradition #SummerAtTheCastle [Birmingham, AL]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa: Summer at the Castle - Our family summer vacation tradition.

After spending such a fun and entertaining weekend last year at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham, Alabama, we decided to make #SummerAtTheCastle a family tradition.  This luxurious golf resort and spa is a perfect destination for a family-friendly getaway. Since moving to Mississippi over three years ago, Birmingham, Alabama became one of […]

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa (For Tacos or Burrito Bowls)

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa - Just like Chipotle! Slowly cooked, tender and flavorful shredded beef for tacos or burrito bowls.

Just like Chipotle! This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa is slowly cooked to a tender state creating a perfect shredded meat for your tacos or burrito bowls. We love us some Chipotle.  Unfortunately, there is not ONE in the entire state of Mississippi.  We had locations nearby during our six years in Chicago and the two […]

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Our favorite berry shortcake recipe inspired from a sweet family friend.  A simple mixture of pantry ingredients is dipped into a butter and sugar bath then baked into a scrumptious fruit and cream summer treat. Who doesn’t love a summer berry shortcake for dessert on a warm bright evening?  Heck, I’m all about having shortcake […]

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch - use store-bought guacamole, salsa and Hidden Valley dry ranch mix for this very easy and convenient layered dip that's pretty, too!.

A kid-friendly party snack with a few simple layers of your favorites, including ranch dip made with Hidden Valley’s newest dry mix specially formulated to mix with Greek yogurt. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, you might be searching for a few appetizers and dips for a party you’re hosting or one you’re […]

Home Tour: Sauder Nico Accent Chair (Design Challenge)

Sauder Furniture Nico Accent Chair

Read on to take another peek into our home, and how I decorated a new piece of Sauder furniture. Hey guys!  I haven’t published a “Home Tour” post for you in a while.  In fact, I think it’s been since fall of last year when I showed you our 3-in-1 bonus room! Today, I am […]