Happy National Empanada Day + Pizza Empanda Recipe!

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* I was provided with an IMUSA Empanada Maker to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. Happy National Empanada Day!  If you haven’t had an empanada, today is the day to search one out and have one.  Empanadas are tasty Latin American treats that can be either baked or fried and consist of […]

The First Rule About The Soup Club Cookbook

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About The Soup Club Cookbook Food-sharing is the hot new thing in the “getting dinner on the table” conversation, and in The Soup Club Cookbook, four busy moms share not only their formula for starting a soup club–which gives you at least three meals every month when you don’t have to worry about dinner–but also […]

Holiday Ginger Cookies Recipe + $75 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Christmas Ginger Drop Cookies

  Christmas prep is in FULL SWING at my house, and one of my favorite tasks of Christmas is BAKING!  I usually end up baking and freezing several dozen cookies before Christmas, if I can keep my family from eating them all first! When I am looking for a great Christmas cookie recipe, I’m looking […]

Spice up your Holidays with Rainbow Pasta Arrabbiata Inspired by Pasta Fits!

Easy pasta Dinner Recipe

* I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you are like me, the last thing you want to do […]

#McCormickBakeSale Double Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Cream Filled Sandwich Cookie

Double Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Cream Filled Sandwich Cookie

This post is inspired by the variety of McCormick products I received as part of the #McCormickBakeSale Campaign through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All thoughts are my own. Update: The winning Virtual Bake Sale Team was Team #6 with 1,086 combined repins. The winners are: Amy from http://amysfinerthings.com/, Emily from http://www.isthisreallymylife.com/, Holly from http://phemomenon.com/, Jennifer from http://www.doubledutymommy.com/, Kristyn […]

Pico de Gallo Chicken Casserole with #CountryCrockStars

Pico de Gallo Chicken Casserole with #CountryCrockStars

Everyone has a favorite, go to meal they prefer to make whether it’s opening a can of pasta, or an intricate 5 course spread. For me it’s a casserole; no one casserole in particular – just a 1 dish casserole. The beauty of casseroles is they can be as simple or as complex as you […]

Homemade Chili Recipe – The Perfect Solution to The Cold

Homemade Chili Recipe

Homemade Chili is one of my favorite meals during winter. It’s delicious and warms the body quickly – what more could you ask for? Oh, you want a Homemade Chili recipe that’s easy to make too? Alright, I have you covered!  This is the recipe I use every winter. It’s the recipe my grandmother passed on […]

How to Make Homemade Pancakes: Easy Pancakes Recipe

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One of the most loved breakfast foods is often taken for granted. So many people reach for the frozen or boxed versions instead of whipping up a fresh batch of pancakes in the morning. Then it hit me: not everyone knows how to make homemade pancakes. When I was in my early teens I learned […]

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries {Almost} Guilt Free

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

It’s only just recently occurred to me that Valentine’s Day is way too close to New Years. Everyone who has made a resolution to lose weight is faced with candy and sweets during every shopping trip. Candy is one of the most popular Valentine’s Day Gifts; this is insane! Today I made an amazing treat […]

Mini Egg Muffins: South Beach Diet – Phase 1

South Beach Diet Mini Egg Muffin

I claimed January 1, 2013 as the first day of the rest of my life. Sounds serious,right?! This was the day I started Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet (I’ll tell you more about that later.) One of my least favorite things about this diet is that Phase 1 is super restrictive. It’s even […]