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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 […]

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

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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 […]