Welch’s Share Your Moments + PB&J Cookies! #Sharewhatsgood

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. This photograph of my cousin, daughter and son at his graduation party in July makes me smile every time I see it. It reminds […]

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Simple Cheese Ravioli Bacon & Peas

I was going to make regular old frozen ravioli with jarred pasta sauce for a quick dinner last Wednesday, but there was no sauce to be found in the cupboard. When I stumbled upon the package of bacon buried in the freezer, I knew I had to do something with it — must eat the […]

Triscuit Brown Rice Crackers with Pineapple, Ham and Cream Cheese Topper #BrownRiceTriscuit

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Triscuit. I received products to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My daughter and I have always liked Triscuit Crackers, they’re just a great snack! A Lot of other folks must think so too — Triscuit […]

Easy Fettuccine Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Cream Cheese Alfredo Sauce

  There is no possible way to claim that this cream cheese Alfredo sauce is remotely good for you.  But hey, it’s got peas! More importantly, it’s packed with crispy, delicious bacon and even better — the cream cheese sauce that hugs the fettuccine noodles is rich and thick and hearty and so indulgent! I […]

NatureRaised Farms® Orange-Sage Oven-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Thank you to NatureRaised Foods for sponsoring this article. Learn how NatureRaised Foods is “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start™” in your area. It’s mid-summer and most nights, the kids and hubby start roaming around the kitchen at 4pm, wondering what’s for supper. I love to toss together simple and fresh one-dish meals for […]

How would you use Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip? #HVGgoesGreek #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heluva Good! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My husband loves to eat chips and dip. He is always bringing home bags of chips and containers of  Heluva Good! french onion dip. […]

Tangy 4-Bean Salad & Mold-Free Berries with Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar #HeinzVinegar

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. I love the tanginess of apple cider vinegar and our family often uses it to sprinkle over our french fries or stir into a big […]

Teen Beach Movie – Disney Channel Original Movie + a Blue(berry) Hawaii Bread Recipe

 We received Disney Channel “Teen Beach Movie” products in exchange for a post about the film. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We can’t wait to watch Teen Beach Movie on July 19th, Woo! We’re a third of the way through summer vacation already! We haven’t been able to get many outdoor […]

Lactose-Free Recipe: Scalloped Potatoes & Spinach #LACTAID

This post inspired by a campaign for LACTAID® via The Motherhood. Although I am being compensated for participation, I truly am lactose intolerant and enjoy using LACTAID® products in our home.  I am always looking for a great lactose-free recipe. Lately, I’ve been using LACTAID® Milk to prepare quite a few meals and I have to say, it’s really nice […]

Oven Baked Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus and Red Pepper Bundles

Tender young asparagus stalks and bright red sweet peppers are wrapped in hickory smoked bacon, drizzled in olive oil and baked until crisp and juicy!

Comfort Food: Sweet & Spicy Cornbread Casserole

Winter is back in full force and I’ve been cooking dishes that need to spend a little time in the oven. Turning the oven on means our home gets a little bit warmer and baking a comforting meal is good for warming the family up from the inside out! This Cornbread & Hamburger casserole is […]

Make a Quick Cream Cheese Apple Braid

The first month or so after Christmas usually ends up being pretty lean times around here. This year is no exception, even though we didn’t go overboard with the gifts. That means I haven’t been grocery shopping as much as I would like and the fridge is getting a little bit boring. To cheer us […]