Caramel Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel Topping Recipe

Caramel Apple Crisp with Oatmeal Streusel Topping Recipe

Apple Crisp isn't exactly "pretty" food but I would definitely call it "feel good" food. Feel good food is exactly what I've been needing lately. Once again, summer is fading away and despite fall being my favorite season of the year, it's also the season that leaves me feeling tired, sad and well, depressed. I hate that word. I hate it with a passion. I've lost so many weeks and months of my life to depression and more often than not, the … [Read more...]

#EggoWaffleOff Game Day Rocky Road Wafflecorn Snack Mix Recipe

Game Day Rocky Road Waffle Popcorn Snack Mix Recipe

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. If there's one thing I can count on it's a Sunday routine. Throughout the year our weekends typically have the same routine but starting in late September through January, our Sunday routine belongs to my husband. Why? IT'S GAME DAY! And by game day I'm talking about football. Even though this house is full of Cowboy and Packer fans, it doesn't matter what football team is playing that day, … [Read more...]

Morning Picnic Party with Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits

Funfetti Lil Donut Holes

The J.M. Smucker Company has compensated me to promote its Pillsbury® Funfetti® Lil’ Donut Kits products. There are a lot of activities I like doing with my children but there's one I absolutely love and that's baking! Since they could stand on a stool, the kids have been helping me in the kitchen whether it's stirring, cutting cookies or cracking eggs. I would venture to guess their very favorite kitchen duty is decorating sweets. We … [Read more...]

#EggoWaffleOff Mini Waffle S’MORES Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

Mini Waffle Smores Ice Cream Sandwiches Recipe

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. I can finally breath a sigh of relief. Even though the calendar doesn't quite agree, I can say Fall has arrived in Illinois. We're finally getting normal temperatures in the 70's that feels absolutely amazing. The chilly nights have me thinking of baked apple pie, warm hot cocoa and the family favorite ... S'MORES!   This traditional Autumn dessert usually involves big, fluffy … [Read more...]

McCormick Bake Sale Citrus Kissed Brownies Recipe

Citrus Kissed Brownies

This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Now that school is back in session there are so many fun activities going on! One of our favorites is checking out the local fundraising bake sales. For years, cookies and brownies have been two of the most popular bake sale items, and this year, they’ll taste even better with unique flavor tips from the McCormick Kitchens. Gone are the days of the … [Read more...]

Bread Machine Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Baked Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll

  I've made quite a few different homemade cinnamon rolls over the years but there's only one recipe that comes out perfect every single time. I first ran across the cinnamon roll recipe (designed for bread machines) at A Cowboy's Wife blog and have been using it ever since. While it's delicious as it is, it's also fun to tweak with different flavors. Right now, I'm in the fall and baked apple pie mindset so it only seemed right to make … [Read more...]

Ball Canning | Step by Step Homemade Strawberry Jam with FreshTECH

How to Make Strawberry Jam

*Ball Canning provided me with product. Last month when Ball Canning reached out to me about participating in the Can-It-Forward program I got pretty darn excited. I'm already deeply obsessed with mason jars (one peek inside my house and pantry would prove that) but up until now I've only used them for purposes other than canning. You see, despite my mother's claims that canning is an easy process, it's something I've always been afraid of. I've … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate and Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

chewy chocolate and peanut butter granola bars

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ACH Food Companies Inc. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. As I countdown the days on calendar until the first day of school for my kids, I’m reminded that there’s still a lot of work to be done. We’re not quite done shopping for supplies nor have I finished the August meal plan for school lunches and after school snacks. More often than not I … [Read more...]