Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels Recipe

Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels Recipe

Cream Cheese Sausage Pinwheels Recipe

It’s finally fall, which means it’s football season! During the fall, I love snacks and tailgating. There’s nothing like being surrounded by great friends, yummy food, and the anticipation of game time! I love recipes that call for very few ingredients, are easy to make, and my family loves. These cream cheese sausage pinwheels meet all of my criteria and can be served as a snack or as breakfast. Being versatile makes them all the much … [Read more...]



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Chocolate Oreo Balls Recipe

Oreo Cookie Balls

The Chocolate Oreo Balls Recipe has been a favorite of mine for about five years! We make these Chocolate Oreo Balls each year during the holidays as a tradition! The first time I tasted these Oreo Balls was at a holiday function when my youngest daughter was a few months old. Now she's 5 and she was able to help me create them in the kitchen this year. I allowed her to participate in just about every step this year (except for melting the … [Read more...]



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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are looking for a simple dessert recipe for the holidays that everyone will enjoy, this is the recipe for you! I created these Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies directly after creating the Chocolate Oreo Balls Recipe. I had the melted chocolate on hand and just used the rest of my melted chocolate to create these yummy treats! What you'll need to make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies: Ritz Crackers Peanut … [Read more...]



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Peppermint Bark Recipe

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Every Decemeber, I get excited about one thing in particular - Peppermint Bark! I usually buy Peppermint Bark from the store, but this year I wanted to make my own so that I could have more of it! This Peppermint Bark recipe is easy to make and doesn't require too many ingredients! What you'll need: 1 bag of milk chocolate chips 1 bag of white chocolate chips 1 bag of crushed peppermint Peppermint Extract First, melt the … [Read more...]



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Sandwich Art: Reindeer

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Harvest® and Sverve. All opinions are my own. The back-to-school season is in full swing and this is the time to get creative with back-to-school lunch, dinner, and snack ideas. Fall is around the corner and before we know it, Christmas will be here! With the holidays approaching and the back-to-school season here, I thought it would be fun to create sandwich art … [Read more...]



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Cheesy Baked Zoodles Recipe

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I, like so many others, am trying to eat healthier and limit those things I love so much known as…CARBS! I’m not sure about you, but I can totally devour a thick crust pizza or a warm-buttery yeast roll! I’m drooling as I type just thinking about that deliciousness! But, as we all know, too much of anything unhealthy is never good for us. Thus, my endeavor to finding healthy, appealing and easy, recipes began. Spaghetti is an easy, go-to … [Read more...]



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Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Moist Pumpkin Bread Recipe

The fall season is my favorite time of year. I love everything about fall including the cooler temperatures, football season, warm drinks, everything pumpkin, and yummy smells in my house. I also love to bake with my girls in the fall and come up with delicious treats for the family to enjoy. This past weekend, we had flood waters all around us in South Carolina. Our house sits on a hill and we were not affected, but many friends were. During … [Read more...]



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Toasty Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Consumer Brands. All opinions are entirely my own. I was scrolling through one of my favorite social media platforms recently and came across an interesting question. "Why isn't cereal packaged in resealable bags?" I started pondering this question for a little while and thought to myself, "That's a great question!" One of my biggest pet peeves as a mom is walking into the kitchen to … [Read more...]



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Pumpkin Spice Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Chips

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Pumpkin is flying off the shelf this time of year. Everything from pumpkin bread and cakes to pumpkin waffles is being made right now. One of my favorite pumpkin filled treats is this cool and creamy pumpkin spice dip! It has a smooth and creamy texture that goes great with graham crackers, ginger snaps or homemade cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips. My girls have been begging me to make more of this fall yumminess! Pumpkin Dip Ingredients: … [Read more...]



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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of General Mills® and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own. #SnackandSmile Now that the fall season is here, I've been stocking up on basic ingredients because this is the season when I bake and cook up a lot of tasty treats! I love to experiment with ingredients until I come up with a recipe that my family loves. I usually let them do the "taste test" to tell me if I need to … [Read more...]



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Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

Sauteed Squash and Zucchini Recipe

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

The fall is the season for cooking over here at my house! I love to get creative in the kitchen with a variety of ingredients including vegetables. I try to make a healthy side to go with dinner for the family every night, but sometimes I run out of options and ideas. Zucchini, squash, and onions are one of my favorite go-to side dishes when I need to serve something healthy, quick, delicious, and easy. If you are a busy mom and you are looking … [Read more...]



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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Crescents

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Sloppy Joes are something I grew up eating and always loved! This recipe is an easy twist on the classic Sloppy Joes you remember. It’s a super easy weeknight meal that my girls ask for all the time. In fact, we’ve even eaten these Sloppy Joe Stuffed Crescents on the run on those occasions we’ve had to rush out the door to after school activities to avoid waiting in the drive-thru lines. This Sloppy Joe Stuffed Crescents recipe is also an easy … [Read more...]



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Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

Maple Glazed Carrots

This is my favorite time of year. Today is the first day of fall (and it's also my daugther's 7th birthday!) I love everything about fall, including the yummy smells, anything and everything pumpkin, football season, cooler temps, and delicious food. This is the time of year where I actually cook more. There's something about the fall season that motivates me to get into the kitchen more and cook up delicious dinners for my family. I was born … [Read more...]



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Halloween Craft Vampire Donuts

Halloween Recipe: Vampire Donuts

Halloween Craft Vampire Donuts

Fall is always a busy time of year for most, consisting of pumpkin patches, fall carnivals, and class parties. When it comes to sending in classroom treats, I need something that is both cute and requires very little time. When my daughter’s fall party rolled around, we were still spending most evenings at the ball field, which meant we were getting home late and that’s how these adorable vampire donuts came to be! Halloween Recipe: Vampire … [Read more...]



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Mexican Layer Dip Taco Boats Recipe

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This past weekend was a big football weekend for our family, and we always love to enjoy our fall game-days with great food. We wanted something delicious and fast, so we decided to make Tacos with Old El Paso Taco Refried Beans, Taco Boats, and Stand and Stuff Tacos. My husband and I then went to Wal-Mart and we easily located the Old El Paso section to make our game-day feast a reality. Check out these ingredients for a taco bar! We … [Read more...]



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Easy Pizza Muffins Recipe

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Pizza is one of my most favorite foods. Honestly, I could eat it at least 3 times a week! At the end of a long week or on a night we get home late from a ball game, pizza is usually our go to meal. We sometimes pick up one from our favorite pizza place, pop a frozen one in the oven, or make these super easy and scrumptious pizza muffins. These babies can be ready for the oven in all of 5 minutes and on your plate, ready to eat, in less than 20! … [Read more...]



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Quick and Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

Quick and Easy Meatball Subs

Quick and Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day when I stumbled upon a question. The question was, "If you could name your baby based on one of your pregnancy cravings, what would it be?" My answer: Meatball subs. I can remember back to the year 2008 when I was a 2nd grade teacher and also pregnant with my first daughter. When school ended, I rushed to my local sub shop and purchased a meatball sub because I had a huge craving for one! The entire … [Read more...]



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Banana Bread recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread recipe

We keep a well stocked fruit bowl in our house at all times. In our fruit bowl, we keep a variety of apples. Honeycrisp and Gala's are my favorite! We also keep bananas in our fruit bowl. Our kids love apples and bananas, but we don't always eat the fruit up before it goes bad. Recently, I noticed three bananas going bad and turning brown. They were still partially yellow but covered with brown spots. Instead of throwing them in the trash and … [Read more...]



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French Toast

Easy French Toast Recipe

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Do you have mornings where you just skip breakfast? Maybe you are in a hurry because you are a busy mom and you are trying to get the kids out of the door and off to school. Whatever the reason, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, so be sure to start your day off right and make breakfast a priority daily! My husband and I are both coffee drinkers. I like to sip on a fresh cup of coffee with my breakfast every morning! We … [Read more...]



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cucumber salad recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe

cucumber salad recipe

When I was young, I remember my grandparents would make delicious cucumber salads using fresh vegetables from their garden. When I was older, my dad carried on their recipe and I'd enjoy a plate of cucumber salads during the summertime at home with his fresh ingredients from his garden. Fast forward several years later and I was reminded of cucumber salad when our aunt and uncle made a similar cucumber salad recipe during one of our vacations to … [Read more...]



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