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Corn Casserole & Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


I love eating, I don’t think that’s a secret.  Maybe that’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite food holiday.  Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry anything, desserts, sides, the array of fall flavors is endless.  Two of my favorite fall flavors are corn and pumpkin.  When Unilever asked me to share a couple great Thanksgiving recipes I knew just what to make.  The best part was that I already had a tub of

4-Ingredient Poblano Bacon Cheesy Bread

Poblano Bacon Cheesy Bread Feat

How much do I love pizza?  This ****************************************************** much!  It’s my favorite.  I could eat pizza about a million different ways.  And lucky for me, most of you seem to share the same passion.  So by popular request (Facebook and google+), today I bring you PIZZA!     And not just any pizza, this could in fact be the easiest pizza you’ve ever made in your entire life.  Oh!  Did

Frozen Mango Lime Teagarita

Frozen Mango Lime Teagarita FEAT

Two of our favorite summer time drinks are margaritas and iced tea.  Mike drinks iced tea like it’s going out of style, and  I can always go for an ice cold margarita.  When I saw Jose Cuervo’s Iced Teagarita my wheels started turning.  An iced tea margarita…could this be good?  Guess what.  It is!  I added some fresh fruit, hit blend, and made a totally yummy new cocktail! Now, if you’re not

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Blogging: Income – September 2013

Sept 2013

  Hi everyone & Donna!    Thanks for stopping by to get the deets on September’s blog income.  There is good and bad news this month, mostly good, but a reality check too.  I’ll get into that in a minute.  But first, let take a look at the cold hard numbers.   Breakdown Income | $1,556.53 Collective Bias – Smart & Final  $225.00 SocialSpark – Manwich  $200.00 Clever Girls Collective

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

Weekend Morning Pajama Party with Amazon Prime!


Weekends are my favorite part of the week!  The whole family is home together, and we start Saturday morning snuggling on the couch watching TV.  Eventually I get up and make breakfast, but snuggle time is the best.  As much as my boys like to watch regular TV they love surfing through our Amazon Prime account for new shows to watch.  Having a smart TV has its perks. Recently we decided

Easy Snacking with NatureBox!


We survived our first month of school!  Otto is loving kindergarten.  Wooo!  We’ve just about gotten our morning and after school routines ironed out.  But the one thing that keeps me on my toes is the never ending lunch devising.  I let Otto choose his main course for lunch, but getting picky face to branch out from his faves can be hard sometimes.  When I discovered NatureBox I knew I

Green Chile Shrimp Pasta

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Have you ever walked through a store, seen a product, and had an “I wonder if that’s really any good” moment? I have, frequently.  I was walking through Safeway last month and saw these Kraft Recipe Makers boxes near the meat case.  There were 3 different flavors that all sounded good.  But what were they really?   Than I lucked out, and was asked to review the very same product.

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

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I love going out to eat or grabbing take out, but doing that isn’t the easiest dinner option for us on school nights.  So me cooking it is!  While I enjoy making my family dinners, the clean up is not my favorite part.  Dinner plates and silverware are fine, but 3 pots and cutting boards and knives and blah blah blah.  Not so much.  This is why some nights I

Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle Feat

Happy fall everyone!  I know the first day of fall was officially back in September, but the weather is finally cooling off (just a little) in Arizona and I can wear a sweater at night.  I’m taking it!  This Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle is full of seasonal flavors made easy with Coffee-mate creamer.     Our two favorite things during the fall/winter season are football and decorating the Christmas tree.  Both boys

Blogging: Income – August 2013

August 2013 Income Collage

  This month has been insane around the blog.  There’s been good stuff, me pulling my hair out, and lots of smiles for my first really big income month.  It just kind of happened this way, but I’m still excited to see a four digit income.  Okay, deets.   Breakdown Income | $1,324.21 Clever Girls Collective – Fresh & Easy  $125.00 Collective Bias – Smart & Final  $20 Pinch of

Family Dinner in Under 15 Minutes!!


I know I’m a food blogger and I cook all the time {at least it feels that way} and I love food, but some nights I just want an easy answer to every mom’s favorite question, “What’s for Dinner?”  We do take out once every couple weeks or so, I’m a pizza fiend, and fast food on occasion.  But fast, homemade food seems to be the challenge.  But I learned

Blogging: Income – January 2013

Jan 2013 income

I wanted to start a new series this year.  I’m taking a nod from one of my favorite blogs, Pinch of Yum, and talking about my goals to make more money blogging and how I’m (hopefully) going to do it.   Lindsay is the cook, photographer, and author behind Pinch of Yum, and her husband Bjork writes their monthly income reports.  Seeing one of these reports is what got me

Frozen Chocolate “Souffles”

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I love dessert.  I dream of having dinner parties every night so I can make dessert everyday for the sheer joy it brings me.  While it’s fun to try daring recipes and make fancy cakes, easy desserts that bring a smile to your face are where it’s at.  COOL WHIP Whipped Topping makes putting together dessert a breeze.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a last minute dinner with the in-law’s

What is a Whole Food?


So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics.       What is a whole food?   Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see overlap of the some foods in different categories as whole foods usually supply more than

Better Than…Cookie Dough Cheeseball

Better Than... Dessert Cheeseball Feat

Yesterday was amazing!   The Buckeyes beat that state up north and all is right in the world.   GO BUCKEYES!!!     Per the usual, we were at our friend Treena’s house.  You may remember Treena from her Tater Tot Casserole.  Well, she has another gem.  This is the most addicting, delicious, “Treena did you make the cheeseball? Please tell me you did.” party food ever!  I say it’s

The Most Powerful Thing…


  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

Blogging: Resources, Money, and Events


Welcome back to the blogging series kids.  Today I’m going to talk about my favorite products, where I learn the most, how I make money blogging (so you can too), and what it takes to put together a blogging event.   Ready?  OK!     {say it like a cheerleader}     Resources   The two best resources I’ve found are Googling and other bloggers.  If you want to know

Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Brioche

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Sweet and fluffy Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Brioche is delicious all by itself for snacking, but you can also make the most amazing French toast with this bread! You know we can never seem to get enough of in this house?  Raisins.  Whether the boys are snacking on them or I’m making Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, they’re always a hit around here.  I usually buy the big tubs of California Raisins, but