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Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread - deliciously moist and chocolaty!

A rich and moist quick bread with shredded zucchini and a double dose of chocolate.  Your kids might not even notice the hidden veggies! Typically for breakfast, I keep it simple with a bowl of Total Whole Grain and exactly seven raw almonds with a scoop of black chia seeds mixed in.  It’s low calorie […]

Chocolate Butter Bean Brownies (Fudgy, Flourless and No Eggs!)

Chocolate Butter Bean Brownies - no flour, no eggs! Fudgy, chewy, delicious and EASY to make with simple ingredients you have!

These fudgy chocolate Lima bean brownies eliminate flour and eggs by using a can of butter beans (lima beans).  Warm and right out of the oven, these are perfection with every bite. Plus the beans add a well-rounded source of nutrition with a boost of fiber, protein, iron and more! You will not believe how […]

Lighter Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Light and Creamy Cauliflower Soup in less than 30 minutes.

A light and easy creamy cauliflower soup that’s low calorie without giving up any of it’s satisfying taste.  A great meatless meal ready in less than 30 minutes! I’ve been watching my calories intake again for the last couple of weeks.  This means I’m also exploring new meatless meal ideas that my whole family will […]

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars - Only 4 simple ingredients and ready in 5 minutes!

These Easy Peanut Butter Protein Bars are no-bake and contain only four simple ingredients.  A great snack to boost your energy and serve a source of protein! Almost exactly one year ago, my sister-in-law introduced me to these peanut butter protein bars.  I was immediately intrigued when she told me how fast they were to […]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger

Sweet Potato Black Bean Veggie Burger - simple and satisfying healthy meatless meal.

A meatless patty made with super foods sweet potatoes and black beans.  Serve this sweet potato black bean veggie burger sandwiched in a bun or naked as a side dish. These veggie burgers are ridiculously good.  I say “ridiculously” because it really does seem quite crazy that mashed sweet potatoes with black beans and rice […]

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.  […]