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Saturday Seeds [Making Time for Quiet Time]

Jesus Calling Women's Devotional

Do you live near your family? I’ve really been missing mine lately.  These last couple of months have been hard, especially, and I’m not quite sure why.  I’ll have good days, but then in the evenings it hits home that the closest immediate family we have is a couple states away so then I feel sad. […]

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers-2

Jalapeño peppers stuffed with my favorite pimento cheese and topped with a crumble of bacon.   I wish I had some great story to tell you right now, but the truth is, I am rushing to get this recipe up for you so you can have it for the weekend.  So we’re gonna be short and […]

#LunchingAwesome with HALF TIME™ Lunch Kits

HALF TIME™ Lunch Kits - convenient, pre-packed lunch kits with Mom's most trusted brands (Applegate, Stonyfield & Annie's)

Are your kids lunching, or they lunching awesome? Finally, they can be lunching awesome when it comes to pre-packed lunch kits — thanks to HALF TIME™! Recently, my family had the opportunity to try Applegate’s new HALF TIME™ pre-packaged lunch kits. Instead of sending the samples I received to school with the kids, we each […]

Copycat Recipe: Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Muffin Tops

Copycat Recipe: Panera Bread's Pumpkin Muffin Tops

A copycat recipe for Panera Bread’s Pumpkin Muffies, otherwise known as muffin tops, with a powdered sugar streusel topping.  No special pan required! We were in Nashville this weekend visiting friends.  What a whirlwind!  When you have a 17-month old running around your friends’ entire house grabbing anything he can get his hands on, you definitely […]

Rice Cooker Sausage & Grits Breakfast Casserole

Rice Cooker Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole - An easy #RiseAndShine Breakfast in your rice cooker!

No longer is your rice cooker a uni-tasker!  Wake up with it for breakfast and make this easy cheesy Sausage & Grits Breakfast Casserole with the touch of a button! I accepted a challenge for @HomePanasonic Better Breakfast Month to create a #RiseAndShine breakfast recipe that can be made in a rice cooker.  Before this, I didn’t […]

Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

What southern cook doesn’t have a good ol’ pimento cheese spread recipe?   We all claim ours is the best! During my first years of blogging, about 7 years ago, I made a recipe for pimento cheese from a cookbook.  Being a northern gal, I really didn’t know what it was.  Honestly, I’m not even sure […]

Cook With Your Kids #BensBeginners

Uncle Bens Cook With Kids

This post is made possible by Uncle Ben’s and The Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest. Scroll to the end to find more information on how you can enter to win big while cooking with your kids. Hurry and enter, as the contest ends 10/10! By now, you should know that I love to spend time in […]

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers with Cream Cheese - the ultimate classic game day party food!

Hitting the classic football party food with these jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in crispy bacon! I know what you’re thinking:  “Nikki, these are soooo five years ago!”  You’re wrong!  They are more like “soooo SEVEN years ago!” when The Pioneer Woman placed this recipe in the spotlight.  HA!  But, it’s a recipe I make […]

MoxieJean: Get the Look for Less!

MoxieJean.com - a fabulous upscale resale site that focuses on baby and kid clothes. Click through to receive a coupon code!

Hey guys! We finally experienced a little bit of fall weather here in Mississippi this weekend! However, if you know the deep south at all, you know that the cool temperatures are not yet here to stay. It’s already back in the high 80’s this week! BUT…the glimpse of cool weather did get me excited […]

Broccoli Cornbread Squares

Broccoli Cornbread Squares - Get your fill of broccoli in this mildly sweet broccoli cornbread recipe - comfort food side dish at it's best!

Get your fill of broccoli in this mildly sweet broccoli cornbread recipe – comfort food side dish at it’s best! Have your broccoli and eat it, too!  Oh, wait, that’s not the right saying?  This is a fun recipe that spins from the traditional cheesy cornbread and adds a serving of veggies.  With cottage cheese in the […]

#NaturalDifference: Mountain Trail Cookies + Family Visit to Vicksburg National Military Park

Mountain Trail Cookies - pecans, pretzels, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips...

A brief overview of our visit to Vicksburg National Military Park as part of the “Make a Natural Difference” campaign for The J.M. Smucker Company.  Plus, a delicious cookie recipe to take along with you to your next outdoor adventure! I have cookies for you today!  These cookies are the best, especially if you love […]

Greek Pimento Cheese Spread

Greek Pimento Cheese - a twist on the traditional southern pimento cheese spread, using Greek yogurt and feta!

A healthier, no-mayo twist on the traditional pimento cheese spread.  Greek yogurt and feta cheese are the stars of this show! In celebration of my sweet blogging friend, Nicole (Prevention, RD), and her upcoming addition to her family, a few other bloggers and I are gathering for a virtual baby shower.  Yay!  Happy baby shower day, Nicole!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Roll Ups + Capri Sun’s New CLEAR Bottoms

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Roll Ups

These bite-sized Peanut Butter & Jelly Banana Roll Ups are the perfect after-school snack for your tots, paired with the new Capri Sun juice drinks with a clear bottom pouch.  Quick and easy to assemble, your kids can even help you spread the pb&j and roll up the banana.  They will feel good about helping, and you […]

7 Tips for Daily Wellness

7 Tips for Daily Wellness - Run, Pray, Work, Play, Love, Nap, Eat.

Our schedule has been very busy lately with work, traveling, church, soccer and school back in session. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep up a healthy lifestyle when you’re juggling so many things. We want to skip our work outs, go to bed late, eat whatever is convenient and make our kids watch a bit more […]

Saturday Seeds: Labor Day, A Book About Boys, A Children’s Book and My New Target Find

Threshold Windham File Cabinet

What did you do for Labor Day weekend?  Growing up in a small town of Michigan, Labor Day weekend was one of the best.  Every year we had a carnival, talent show, parades, fireworks, beauty pageant… you name it!  Such FUN memories! This photo is me and my cousin after one of our Labor Day […]

Apple Pie a la Mode Scones

Apple Pie a la Mode Scones

With caramel bits and white chocolate chips added to the mix, these Apple Pie a la Mode Scones take your taste buds well beyond the filling and the crust!  Start your day right with these scones paired with a cup of Millstone® Coffee House Blend. These are my new favorite scones.  Ben, too.  If I […]

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Slow Cooker Creole Red Beans and Rice

After a little prep and the quick help of Success® White Rice, you can have this Cajun red beans and rice dish slowly cooking in your crock pot, ready for a weeknight dinner for these busy back-to-school days. Every once in a while, I like to try a new dish that is traditional to our new […]

Fresh Peach Chutney

Fresh Peach Chutney - serve over top pork chops or satisfy your beginner's appetite on cheese and crackers.

Fresh peach slices are cooked into a sweet and spicy chutney that you can use to top your favorite pork chop recipe, or satisfy a beginner appetite with cheese, crackers and wine.  Get ready for cooler weather with this fall favorite.  We have had an exciting couple of weeks.  This week was my burrrf-day.  Yay for turning […]

Clek Oobr Booster Seat Review

Clek Oobr Carseat-2

We love the Clek Oobr fullback booster seat because of its safety features, reclining comfort and the overall appeal.  With more than a dozen different colors to choose from, you’re sure to find just the right look that fits your child’s personality AND your car interior!   My 4 1/2 year old is growing like a weed. […]

#LunchWithPlanetBox Giveaway

Join us in our Pinterest contest to celebrate back to school lunches! Win your own PlanetBox! All you have to do is: 1. Re-pin this image and description, 2. Click this image to complete the giveaway widget, 3. Create a Pinterest board titled "Lunch with PlanetBox" and pin images that inspire you to create healthy lunches tagging #LunchWithPlanetBox in the description. Contest ends 8/26/14. Open to US residents only.

 If you are visiting from Pinterest, scroll down to complete the giveaway widget (below the image) for your chance to win!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars: Playdate with Vita Coco Kids #HydrationEducation

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

These chocolate chip granola bars come together within 15 minutes, ready for a homemade snack you can share with your kids’ friends. Pair it with Vita Coco Kids naturally fruit-flavored coconut water – and it’s a playdate you can feel great about with no monkey business! I recently hosted a playdate with Judah’s school friends […]