15 Fresh Summer Sides

{The following deliciousness is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own and 100% honest} One of my favorite things about cooking in the summer is using all the fresh fruits and veggies that are available. There is so much that can be done with them to really brighten up an meal, and I love finding new ways to use veggies that we don’t eat regularly. It lets me add a bit of variety to our diets and meals, and {Read More}

15 Perfect Cookout Recipes

{The following deliciousness is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own and 100% honest} I absolutely LOVE cooking out on the grill as soon as the weather is nice. And by nice weather, I mean as soon as the snow is gone I force my husband to get the grill ready so we can start enjoying some “summer time” eats! Hotdogs and hamburgers are usually among the first that we do — mainly because they are quick and easy {Read More}

Mascarpone “Cannoli” Cups

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Okay, I am going to give you a full disclosure, right now, up front — I have never eaten a “real” cannoli. I don’t really like ricotta cheese, and it has always turned me off from trying these, as my husband refers to them, “amazing desserts”. But, I did whip up my own version, and I put it in a mini pie crust cup just for good measure. And for the record — both my husband, and father in law, {Read More}

Classic Comfort Food: Goulash

Classic Comfort Food : Goulash

Comfort food is a must for me, and anything with pasta just screams comfort. Goulash is one dish that I like to make a few times a year, especially as it starts to get colder. I always top mine with a little extra red pepper flakes, but my kids like it just the way it is. With the cold weather here, this is what is going to be on our dinner table tonight for sure! Goulash Ingredients: 2 tsp olive {Read More}

Looking for a Quick and Easy Lunch? Make Cheese Toasties!

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I am a sucker for grilled cheese. I absolutely love it. But I hardly ever eat it. Why? Well, I really like grilled cheese made with cheap white bread and American Cheese slices from the deli. Now it isn’t that I am totally opposed to eating these things every now and again, it is just that I haven’t been able to find a soy-free variety to eat. So I decided to make a new version of the classic sandwich that {Read More}

Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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{Disclosure: I am being compensated to participate in a challenge to switch out my regular sweetener to Swerve Sweetener through the Bookieboo Influencer Network, however all opinions are honest and my own.} This past Tuesday, we got so.much.snow. Like a foot. I was perfectly happy to stay home, but E was bummed because not only was he going to miss decorating cookies at his preschool, he was going to miss making cookies with his great grandma. We ended up working {Read More}

Mint Chocolate Spritz Cookies

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{Disclosure: I am being compensated to participate in a challenge to switch out my regular sweetener to Swerve Sweetener through the Bookieboo Influencer Network, however all opinions are honest and my own.} One of my favorite cookies to make and eat come holiday time are spritz cookies. They are buttery, light, and just all around delicious. When I saw this awesome Chocolate Peppermint cookie recipe over at 100 Days of Real Food, I knew that I had to give it {Read More}

Weeknight Sloppy Joes {Giveaway} (CLOSED)

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I love making homemade, from scratch dinners. But lets face it – there are many nights that I am just too busy. This is especially true during the holidays. On those nights, I need a quick, easy-to-make recipe that the whole family will love. Here is a quick, easy and delicious recipe to add to your rotation! Ragú® Sloppy Joes are a great go-to weeknight meal when you’re strapped for time. Your kids will love the great taste, and you’ll {Read More}

Sweeten Smarter with Swerve #Switch2Swerve (Cranberry Sauce Recipe)

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{Disclosure: I am being compensated to participate in a challenge to switch out my regular sweetener to Swerve Sweetener through the Bookieboo Influencer Network, however all opinions are honest and my own.} I am the first to admit that I *may* be a bit of a sugar addict. Okay, I love sugar. I have to have it in my hot tea and coffee, and don’t even get me started on sweet treats – they are my weakness. Sugar has been {Read More}

The Perfect Biscuits for Thanksgiving Dinner

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{This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.} E had asked me to make biscuits instead of rolls for Thanksgiving dinner this year. I was a bit hesitant at first … I am the first to admit that I am a dinner roll kinda gal through and through. But then something clicked in my head, and a memory of my childhood came back to me. My Nana made biscuits for every holiday dinner and {Read More}