After School Snack Fruit Skewers and 3 Ingredient Fruit Dip #IDelight

After School Snack - 3 Ingredient Fruit Dip Recipe #IDelight

Back to school season is in full swing and let me tell you, I'm pretty excited. I know how happy my kids are to have some time away from home and the company of children their own ages. However, that excitement for all of us also comes with some stress. I worry about managing our time well, especially at the end of the day when we have to cram in a snack, homework, dinner, bath time and all the prep work needed for the following school … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rolls, Perfect for Traveling to National Parks this Summer! #NaturalDifference

Peanut Butter Jelly Rolls - Perfect for traveling with kids! #NaturalDifference

The J.M. Smucker Company sent me free product samples and asked me to blog about this product. The summer break for our kids is almost over with only two weeks left until school starts. To beat the boredom of the remaining weeks, we planned a few trips for our kids, including a visit to one of our favorite national parks. As a kid, I traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park with my parents several times and it's now an experience I'm able to … [Read more...]

Baked Focaccia with Mozzarella, Tomatoes & Sweet Basil Pesto with #PompeianVarietals

Italian Bread with Easy Basil Pesto Recipe #PompeianVarietals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. I keep a lot of oils in my kitchen, some healthy, some not-so-much. They all serve a purpose when I'm cooking but my absolute favorite to cook and prepare dishes with is extra virgin olive oil. The flavor is so different from any other oil and somehow, for me, it just makes food taste better. That's why I was really excited to learn about the new Pompeian Varietals extra virgin olive … [Read more...]

A Little Help for the Holidays from Kraft | Ham ‘n Cheddar Pinwheel Appetizer Recipe

Green Onion Ham and Cheddar Pinwheel Appetizers

Everyone has their own reasons for loving the holidays but for me, it's mostly the cooking and baking. I love being in the kitchen whipping up my favorite recipes and experimenting with new ones. Not everyone feels that way of course, and that's why it's nice to have products from brands like Kraft Foods. They produce so many different kitchen helpers that makes it easy for anyone to cook up a great holiday meal. Among my favorites is the Kraft … [Read more...]

Supreme Pizza Pockets Recipe with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pizza Crescent Pockets Recipe

Dinnertime during the weeknights in this house can only be described as chaotic. Like many families with children in school, we face our own share of busy schedules from homework to football practice. Some nights I find that I have less than a half an hour to squeeze in a meal before it's time to get the kids showered and tucked into bed. On those nights I look into the fridge for products that are quick, easy and delicious. One of those … [Read more...]

#EggoWaffleOff Peanut Butter & Banana Waffle Bites Snack Recipe

After School Snack Peanut Butter and Banana Waffle Bites

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. Among the things I know to be true with absolute certainty in life, my kids coming home from school hungry is at the top of the list. School lunches are mediocre at best, so when they come running home from the bus stop I know they'll be looking for a little power-up snack to get them through chores and homework before dinner. We keep lots of staples on hand like fresh fruit, yogurt and string … [Read more...]

Mexican Chicken and Corn Casserole Recipe

Mexican Chicken and Corn Casserole Recipe

*I was provided with a casserole kit and the prizes for the giveaway. Last month I tried my hand at my first casserole as part of the Country Crock Casserole club. The broccoli cheddar mac casserole was such a hit that I was pretty excited to see what recipe I'd be working with this month. The recipe card included in my kit featured a Mexican Beef & Corn Casserole. While I'm sure the recipe is fantastic as it is, I was in the mood for … [Read more...]

Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cake S’MORES

Almond Butter & Banana Rice Cake S'MORES

*This is a sponsored recipe on behalf of Brandfluential and Lundberg Family Farms. In just a few short days the school year for our kids will be over. I've got three months of summer vacation to keep the kids entertained and well fed. Typically they come home from school "starving" so they say and I try to put together a light snack before dinner. This probably won't change during summer break so I've had my thinking cap on while I keep a … [Read more...]