Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park & a Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars Recipe #NaturalDifference

Rocky Mountain National Park

The J.M. Smucker Company sent me free product samples and asked me to blog about this product. A few weeks ago, our family took our first road trip of the summer. It was actually more like an adventure as we brought along some of our extended family and set out to drive across the country to Colorado. This was a drive that wasn't unfamiliar to me as my parents took me on quite a few family vacations to visit the Rocky Mountain National … [Read more...]

Mornings Made Easy with Homemade Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Packets Recipe #HorizonB2S

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Packets with #HorizonB2S

Back to school season is one of my favorite times of the whole year. It's a welcome break from the daily rituals and never-ending pleas from three kids that are insanely bored. However, it does come with a new set of responsibilities that can be daunting if you don't have a great plan in place. Personally, I find the most difficult task of a new school day starts before the kids even get on the bus. Breakfast. This oh-so-important meal is one … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Muffins Recipe #PumpkinCan

Easy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Libby's. All opinions are 100% mine. When I think about pumpkins, I think about Fall, Halloween and especially Thanksgiving. I think about pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced coffee and carving pumpkins for decorations. I’m guessing most people think about the same things when talking about pumpkins. But there are some very good reasons to use pumpkins throughout the year. Recently I … [Read more...]

Easter Brunch Idea – Ore-Ida® Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year, our family looks forward to the holidays and celebrations that each new month brings. While March may not be behind us just quite yet, we’re all excited about the upcoming Easter holiday. The kids always look forward to the Easter Egg hunts, my husband looks forward to having the holiday off to spend with his family and me, well, I love the special occasion … [Read more...]

Coconut French Toast with a Crunchy Toasted Coconut Topping Recipe #DunkinMugUp

Coconut French Toast with Toasted Coconut Topping Recipe #DunkinMugUp

For weeks now I've had nothing on my mind but the beginning of Spring. And now that it has officially happened AND we got a really warm day, well, I'm just overjoyed. It's just slightly more of a blessing than the new Dunkin' Donuts Spring and Summer flavors of the season. For a limited time, you can visit your local grocery store and find three new flavors including: Peach Cobbler, Coconut and Toasted Almond. You'll either love one or … [Read more...]

Sausage Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits Recipe with #JDCrumbles

Sausage Cheddar Drop Biscuits Recipe #JDCrumbles FoodFamilyFinds

Breakfast is a tricky meal around our house. Most of the time, I try to just skip it altogether during the week. I have gotten better about it with making fruit smoothies, but it's still my least favorite meal of the day. Even our kids aren't big on breakfast. They'll have a yogurt, maybe a small bowl of cereal but like me, they try to skip it if I don't coax them to sit down for a bite to eat. Fortunately, there's one dish they'll come … [Read more...]

Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping Recipe

Very Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel Topping Recipe

This is a sponsored post on behalf of US Highbish Blueberry Council through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Since the new year, I've really been trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to food. I've always been a picky eater and healthy foods, especially fruits haven't always been a priority for me. That all changed when I decided to take control of my life through food and exercise. These days, I'm swapping a few morning coffees for a … [Read more...]

Strawberry-Banana Stuffed French Toast with Hershey’s Spreads Chocolate with Hazelnut Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate and Banana Stuffed French Toast

This is a partnered post with Hershey’s brand. When it comes to breakfast, I'm not big on a heavy meal. During the week, I prefer something quick like a granola bar or smoothie. But when the weekend comes and the kids sleep in, I love to go all out and make a big breakfast that we can all enjoy together at the table. French toast ranks pretty high on the breakfast foods favorite list for the kids (and me). So like always, I got up a bit earlier … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cherry Chip Pancakes with Cheesecake Sauce Recipe

Pink Valentine's Day Pancakes Recipe

I know it seems a little soon to think about Valentine's Day but I can't help myself. Ever since I had daughters, I just became obsessed with the color pink and Valentine's Day is the one time of the year that you just can't go overboard on pink. Since our kids are still young and responsible babysitters are hard to come by, my husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day in the traditional sense. While other couples are out enjoying a quiet … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Cheesecake Sauce Recipe from JELL-O #JelloHoliday

Gingerbread Pancakes Stacked with Cream Cheese Sauce

Brought to you by JELL-O. Anything can go wrong during the holidays. Except these recipes. During the often stressful holiday season, I like to take moments out of each day to make it special for my children. That usually involves cooking and baking together in the kitchen. Together, we have fun making easy dishes and savor the time together afterwards around the table enjoying our treats. One of our favorite things to cook together is … [Read more...]