Smithfield Ribs 5

Southern Sweet & Spicy Ribs Recipe

Smithfield Ribs 5

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HogWildThrowdown #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. There is nothing I love more on a summer weekend than to cook delicious meals for my family. My husband often helps me by grilling the meat, and I usually take care of the sides. We were all in the mood for some smoky, sweet, … [Read more...]



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spicy beef nachos recipe

Spicy Beef Nachos Recipe

spicy beef nachos recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RaceDayRelief #CollectiveBias My husband and I recently became fans of car racing. Car racing wasn't very popular in the state of Texas where I grew up. However, when I moved to the southeast, it seems racing here is very popular and loved by many! Just this weekend we watched a race with our kids and it was an exciting … [Read more...]



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Red, White, and Blue Jello Cups

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Summer is the season for fun in the sun, but it's also the season to remember and celebrate important holidays including Memorial Day and Independence Day. This summer, celebrate in style at your holiday gathering by serving these red, white, and blue Jello cups! These Jello cups are perfect for both adults and kids to enjoy and are a refreshing treat during the hot summer days! They are super easy to make, even the kids can help! Red, White, … [Read more...]



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Strawberry and Blueberry Pudding Cups

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These graham cracker pudding cups made with strawberries and blueberries are delicious and perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day! With summer around the corner, you'll find me in the kitchen creating recipes using lots of strawberries and blueberries! This is the season for berries, so I try to add berries into my daily recipes as often as I can! My girls can be hard to please, but if I create great tasting desserts for them, they are more likely … [Read more...]



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ice cubes

Refreshing Strawberry Lemon Water

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It's getting hot out and that's a sure sign that summer is near! When temperatures go up, it's important to stay well hydrated! How do you stay hydrated during the summer? If you aren't a fan of the taste of plain water, spruce up your water this summer with fresh strawberries and lemons! Here's a great recipe for refreshing strawberry lemon water. This recipe is so simple. I enjoyed it so much, I'll be making this strawberry lemon water often … [Read more...]



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strawberry icebox cake

Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

strawberry icebox cake

Spring is here on the East Coast. The temperatures are warmer, the trees and flowers are in bloom, and the days are getting longer. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to spend most of my time outdoors during the spring season. I also like to spend my time in the kitchen creating delicious recipes for the family! Strawberries are the perfect addition to many spring time recipes. My girls love to help me create delicious … [Read more...]



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strawberry salad recipe

Strawberry Salad Recipe

strawberry salad recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #STOUFFERSGOODNESS #CollectiveBias The weather is starting to warm up over here on the East Coast and the days are getting longer. Spring is one of my favorite seasons. I love the warmer days, the blooming flowers and trees, spending time outdoors with the family, strawberry picking, and creating recipes with strawberries … [Read more...]



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chocolate fruit and nut frozen yogurt bites recipe

Chocolate Fruit & Nut Frozen Yogurt Bites Recipe

chocolate fruit and nut frozen yogurt bites recipe

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveDoveFruits #CollectiveBias The third month of the year is already here! Spring break is less than a month away and the summer season will be here before you know it. At the beginning of the year, I made a goal to work on my personal health. I didn't make a commitment to lose weight, but instead, I chose to work on … [Read more...]



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chocolate chip banana bites

Frozen Chocolate Chip Banana Bites Recipe

chocolate chip banana bites

We've been getting creative in the kitchen and experimenting with healthy snack options for the kids. I love banana smoothies and wanted to go the extra step and create frozen banana bites with chocolate chips. These frozen banana bites are the perfect snack option for the whole family! My girls help me in the kitchen often and they love to make this recipe with me! This recipe only calls for 3 simply ingredients. The combination of dark … [Read more...]



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Easy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Recipe 2

Easy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Easy Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Recipe 2

We usually make about three big meals each week and then eat what's left as leftovers on the other days of the week. This works well for us and there's always something for everyone to eat. We've been "shopping from our pantry" lately. This means that we've been getting creative with what we have on hand before we go out and purchase more food. This helps us to save money and eat up what we already bought. One afternoon, I went searching … [Read more...]



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Easy Cheesy Casserole

Easy Cheesy Mexican Casserole Recipe

Easy Cheesy Casserole

I love Mexican food. I could eat it every day if I had to! I grew up in Texas where great tasting Mexican food was pretty easy to find. After moving to the East Coast, it was harder to find! Now I enjoy making Mexican food in the comfort of my own home. If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious Mexican dinner that the entire family will enjoy, you need to make this Easy Cheesy Mexican Casserole! Here's what you'll … [Read more...]



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peanut butter chocolate banana bites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bites Recipe

peanut butter chocolate banana bites

I've been getting very creative in the kitchen lately. My husband and I made a commitment to stop eating out at restaurants and so far our results have been amazing. I've not only shed a few pounds, I've gained a new love to cook meals for my family again using only the freshest and best ingredients. I'm also finding that I'm getting back to the basics and motivated to cook from scratch. A few months ago, I was the total opposite. I noticed … [Read more...]



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Hersheys Pudding Pies

No-Bake Mini Chocolate Pudding Pie Recipe

Hersheys Pudding Pies

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetSnack #CollectiveBias We're at the one month mark of being back-to-school. It's hard to believe that much time has already passed by! My girls are back to their routine and so is Mom! I'm enjoying my time during the day to myself. It allows me to plan fun activities for my girls as well as plan fun menu choices for … [Read more...]



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Chicken Nugget Flower

Creative in the Kitchen: Chicken Nugget Flower

Chicken Nugget Flower

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson and TapInfluence. All opinions are my own. I have two little girls that love to get creative in the kitchen. They also love to eat -- a lot. It seems that every time I turn around I hear, "Mom, I want something to eat!," "Mom, I want a snack!," or "Mom, I'm thirsty!" I stay busy during the day taking care of their needs and keep them fed and satisfied throughout the … [Read more...]



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Honey Nut Cheerios 3

Easy Back-to-School Snack Mix (+ $10 Paypal Giveaway)

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cheerios but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The back-to-school season is here! My girls started school this week and we are all getting back into our routines. Before school started, I stocked up on plenty of back-to-school breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options. I wanted to be organized and prepared this school season and be able to have plenty of convenient and quick meals … [Read more...]



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Yoplait

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Recipe

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Yoplait but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This summer has been filled with fun! We've enjoyed days at the pool and my husband has cooked up a lot of tasty treats on the grill in the backyard. We've also enjoyed several sweet treats this summer that are delicious and satisfying. One of our latest creations involved Yoplait yogurt and whipped cream to create a light and fluffy … [Read more...]



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Patriotic Parfait

Wholesome Summer Snacking: Patriotic Parfait Recipe

Patriotic Parfait

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Yoplait. All opinions are my own. The fourth of July is approaching and festivities are already taking place to celebrate the long weekend. A few miles down the road, there's a "Freedom Bash" taking place with fun filled activities for the kids, good food, and fun. Don't let this holiday weekend get by without enjoying wholesome, tasty treats! There are so many themed fourth … [Read more...]



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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger + BBQ Chicken Recipe

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weber Sauces & Seasonings. All opinions are my own. #WeberBBQSauces Summer is here and it's hot over here on the East Coast. The temperatures were in the 100's last week! Thanks to a few thunderstorms that rolled in over the weekend, we finally caught a break in the high temperatures and experienced cooler temps. We also decided that it was the perfect weekend for … [Read more...]



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Low Carb Lime Cheesecake 2

Low Carb Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Low Carb Lime Cheesecake 2

My friend introduced me to a low carb lifestyle recently. She's been cutting carbs for over five months and just reported a 30 pound weight loss! Her success on this new diet plan sparked my curiosity and she shared a few of her tips with me. She introduced me to almond flour. I didn't know much about almond flour until this last month. Almond flour seems to be a main ingredient in many low carb recipes since it has a much lower carb content per … [Read more...]



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Chili Cheese Dip

Easy 3-Ingredient Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Chili Cheese Dip

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hormel, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #HormelChiliNation Summer is the season for gatherings with friends and family. It's the season for eating good food and drinking ice cold beverages while soaking up the rays from the hot summer sun. Over here in South Carolina, you can be sure that we have a dip for just about everything. During your next gathering, serve this easy Chili … [Read more...]



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