Breakfast Casserole Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Breakfast Casserole Recipes Perfect for the Holidays.  These five recipes are perfect to serve on Christmas morning, or anytime during the holiday festivities, really!   Make the night before and serve in the morning so you don’t have to stress in the AM!  Happy Holidays, y’all! Pancake Breakfast Casserole – This casserole makes breakfast […]

Mini Cheese Ball Recipe + $110 Vons Gift Card {GIVEAWAY}

How to Make this Easy Mini Cheese Ball Recipe is easy, and it’s perfect for the holiday’s.  It makes an amazing appetizer to share for holiday parties with friends and family.  I haven’t met anyone yet that doesn’t love cheese and I’ve given you four delicious ways to transform one recipe!  By using Lucerne products you are enjoying […]

Peppermint M&M’S® Pretzel Sticks & Black & White Peppermint Brownies {recipes}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a love affair with M&M’S® like I do? If so, you have to check out the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’S® and M&M’S® Holiday Baking Mini’s available at Target  this season only. They […]

Raspberry Chocolate Poke Cake {recipe}

BAKING and eating and deciding what recipes ideas I want to make next have got to be on my TOP 10 list of favorite holiday pastimes! I can’t stay away from the recipes that are begging to be baked and one of them is this Raspberry Chocolate Poke Cake. Have you ever had Poke Cake? […]

Peanut Butter Bars & Graham Cracker Houses {how to}

This #PBandG shop is sponsored by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are my own. There’s no better time than the holidays to bake and make fun treats that taste extra yummy!  At least, that’s my motto.  Lucky for me, my kiddos are on board with this sentiment and this month we decided that […]

Thanks a LATTE Gift {easy gift idea}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine. This is the perfect time of year to say thank you to friends, teachers, and family, and a quick handwritten note with a gift card is just the ticket.  With the new BIC Mark-It™ Permanent Markers you can […]

The Best Time to Be a Kid + Win a $2500 Gymboree shopping spree!

Gymboree believes in savoring the special moments, especially during the holidays.  That’s why they are ushering in the holidays with “The Best Time to Be a Kid“, a fun initiative that allows us to tell the unique stories of special family holiday moments.  I’m all about savoring memories with my kids, and since these moments are […]

Gingerbread Fudge {recipe}

One of the things I love most about this time of year is FUDGE! One of the best things about fudge is that just about everyone loves it, and it makes the BEST friend and/or neighbor gift. Plus, there are so many ways you can make fudge variations for a sweet palette adventure. I adore […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole {recipe}

How to Make an Overnight French Toast Casserole is pretty darn simple.  The best part, of course about overnight casseroles is that all the prep is done the night before so in the morning all you have to do is pop the casserole in the oven and serve.  The great thing about this Recipe is that is makes great […]

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

How to Make and serve Chicago Style Hot Dogs is so easy you really shouldn’t tell anyone how little effort you actually put into the meal.  {{smiling}}  The great thing about this Recipe is that you can serve it for lunch or dinner and it looks really appetizing.   Plus, it is quite filling and a great […]

Tres Leche Pumpkin Cupcakes {recipe}

We have this love in our house of Tres Leche desserts. The love might stem from the fact that we always eat Tres Leche OUT. I never make it at home, so it’s a special treat. However, this week that all changed and to tell you the truth, I’m not positive that’s a good thing. […]

Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken {recipe}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you love Chicken and Hot Sauce, you are going to adore this recipe for making Texas Pete® Sultry Grilled Chicken.  Made with either boneless chicken tenders or thighs, this grilled chicken recipe uses Texas Pete […]

5 of My Favorite Things

I just love the holiday season, don’t you?  I love that with all of the holiday baking and shopping and prep, I have time to think about and share my favorite things.  I LOVE seeing what other people LOVE too.  So, I hope you’ll share your favorite things with me as well!  This year I’ve […]

Let’s GO Fuel Up to Play 60!

I LOVE a great initiative and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, activated by The California Milk Advisory Board which represents more than 1,500 of California’s dairy families is fabulous.  It’s designed to empower students to take charge in their own lives.  It’s meant to show them that they can make small, everyday changes at school […]

SOFT Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {recipe}

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty much my favorite cookies during the Fall.  I’ve been making this recipe for years because it’s so darn good.  I love that these cookies are super soft and have a ton of flavor.  My kids LOVE them too.  They don’t last long around here.  Be warned, this recipe makes […]

How to Wear Silver Cowboy Boots

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Country Outfitter.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Photography and Modeling by the Grace’s. Silver cowboy boots are hot for Fall, and in case you are wondering how to wear them, I’m here to help.  You don’t need to be Miranda Lambert to rock a […]

Grab Your Pink Ribbon Bagel at Panera on October 10th!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in it’s honor Panera Bread has brought back it’s popular Pink Ribbon Bagel. For the whole month of October, you can pop into Panera Bread at participating Southern California bakeries and pick up the exclusive bagel that benefits the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.  The foundation is known for […]

Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup {recipe}

Nothing says Fall like Pumpkin and this week I experimented and scored with a pumpkin breakfast that I just had to share. I love that this recipe for Homemade Crepes with Pumpkin Syrup is so darn easy. I’ve taken my tried and true Crepe Recipe, substituted International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer for part of […]

Captain America and M&M’s® Hero Bites & Blizzards {recipe}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs Are you as excited about the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider DVD on September 9 as we are?  We decided to take the release to a whole new level and have a viewing party complete with M&M® Hero Bites and […]

Healthy Easy Snacks for Kids

FoodNetwork.com knows How to Make Delicious Healthy Easy Snack Recipes for Kids!  These three recipes are fabulous for kids, especially for after school because they are easy and they can help make them.  They include Roasted Turkey and Basil Cream Cheese Pin Wheel Sandwiches, a Quesadilla Bar, and Oatmeal Cookie Smoothies.   Happy Snacking, y’all! Kids Can Make: Roasted Turkey and […]

Best Homemade Popcorn

How to make homemade popcorn is easier than you make think with this recipe.  Now, it IS a little more work to make homemade popcorn than the microwave popcorn, but well worth it.  It’s not full of preservatives and artificial ingredients and it’s low in fat.  Plus, my kids love it way more than even […]

Monster Cookies Oatmeal Peanut Butter

How to Make this Monster Cookies Recipe is easy if you have a mixer.  Otherwise your arm will get very, very tired.  Monster cookies are  cookies with a bunch of good “stuff” in them like peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.  You can even add other fun ingredients like pecans, toffee bits and coconut.  The nice thing […]

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe

How to Make this Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Recipe is a little time consuming, but well worth the effort!  It’s three layers of sweet and salty goodness.  A pretzel crust, cream cheese filling and topped with strawberry jell-o.  The nice thing about this recipe is that you can drop the calories by using sugar free jell-o and fat free […]

Easy After School Snack Idea {Kid’s Snacks}

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CollectiveBias #AfterSchoolSnacks Now that we are heading back to school, it’s time to start thinking after school snacks.  My kiddos come home starving, and especially during the first week of school, I’ve decided to up my game and […]

Taking Keurig® Back to School {discount code}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Keurig®.  All opinions are 100% mine. It’s back to school time, and I can hardly believe that so many of those itty bitty kiddos from just yesterday are heading off to college.  I found the perfect back to school gift for the college student, ever.  I […]

White Chocolate Mocha Donuts {recipe}

It’s back to school time and this year I decided to try a little something new and exciting to make the end of summer a little less painful for my crew. Heading back to school can be fun, but the end of summer is always made easier with something good to eat. So, this year […]

Confidence and Self Improvement is Great!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Great Grains Cereal for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've maintained for almost a decade that my thirties have been my best years, but you know what?  As I head into my forties, I think I might change my mind.  I think […]

Watermelon and Mint Infused Water {Recipe}

Have you caught the Infused Water Craze, too?  You can take just about any fruit, herb or vegetable that you like and add to your water for a really wonderful infusion that’s totally your own recipe.  The best part is that making infused water is EASY.  Try mixing your own creations and see what you […]

Easy Shark Week Party Idea {food & activities}

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cold Stone Creamery for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My boys are SUPER into SHARKS right now and lucky for them, we decided to celebrate upcoming shark week with a party.  Here is an EASY party idea that you can throw for about […]

5 Homemade Pioneer Crafts, Play and Recipes for Kids

Here’s 5 Homemade Pioneer Crafts, Play and Recipes for Kids that you’ll love if you ever have occasion to celebrate Pioneers.  Every year Utah has a big Pioneer Day celebration.  I just happened to be in Utah this year during their celebration (July 24th) and I picked up the best Honey Taffy ever, which reminded […]

Frozen Heath Malt {recipe}

My favorite part of vacation is frozen drinks. In my family, the creamier and chocolatier, the better, so this recipe for making a Frozen Heath malt hits the spot! It’s easy to make, tastes pretty darn delicious and serves 4. The secret ingredient is International Delight Heath Flavored Creamer. It adds a creamy Heath flavor […]

30 Second Ice Cream Sandwiches {how to}

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How to Make this 30 Second Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe is a snap.  Seriously, if you are wanting a quick treat for your kiddos this summer, or are having a party, I highly recommend trying these easy, peasy ice cream sandwiches.  You can serve them right away, or prepare them ahead of time […]