After School Snacking Made Easy With Campbell’s SpaghettiOs® MicrOs™

New Campbells Spaghetti Os MicrOs

This blog post is part of a compensated program with Campbell Soup Company. Opinions expressed are my own. Back to school season is in full swing and our kids are enjoying their first week of the new school year. While I find that mornings are hectic and busy, it's the afternoons that give us the most challenges. Our kids often come home tired, a bit cranky and ready to eat! While I have a decent stash of healthy snacks, I'm always looking for … [Read more...]

Sunday Supper | Delicious & Easy Family Dinner Recipes

Easy Dinner Ideas for a family Sunday Supper

Sunday supper is our family's favorite meal of the week. It's one of the few nights we can all sit down at the table after a busy weekend and really enjoy some down time together. But since summer began, I really haven't spent as much time in the kitchen as I should be. The scale can attest to that!  So, here and now, I'm making a promise to myself and my family to spend less time worrying about daily trials and more time focused on making family … [Read more...]

New at Outback – Moonshine BBQ Menu! #OutbackBestMates

Outback Moonshine BBQ Combo Platter

*Outback provided our family with a complimentary dinner. My family and I recently visited our local Outback Steakhouse to not only enjoy a quiet dinner together but also to sample some items from the new, limited time only, Moonshine BBQ menu, made with real moonshine! While the menu may vary by location, you can expect to find some delicious selections including: Sirloin with Moonshine BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Moonshine BBQ … [Read more...]

Go On a Culinary Adventure at Home with Sargento Tastings

Brucshetta Jack Cheese

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to food, I'm not always as adventurous as I'd like to be. I have a very specific list of foods that I love and enjoy, but on occasion, I do step out of my comfort zone to try new things. Cheese has always been one of those things I'm NOT very adventurous with. I tend to stick to well known favorites like Colby, Mozzarella, … [Read more...]

14 Pudding Pie Recipes for Pi Day on March 14th

pie recipes

Partnered post on behalf of Glam Media.  National Pi Day - Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14, since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. If you're scratching your head wondering what all that means, just know you're not alone. I vaguely remember something about Pi from high school algebra or maybe Calculus but like I said, … [Read more...]

Get Kids Cooking with Campbell’s Cheesy Potato Casserole #MmGood

Kid with Cheesy Potato Casserole

Over the past few months I've been working closely with the Campbell Soup Company and sharing those hilarious Wisest Kid in the Whole World videos. It has definitely been a lot of fun and I hope I've helped inspire your family to cook together in the kitchen and try some new recipes as much as my own. Personally, we discovered a fun way to make kid friendly green bean casserole cups for the holidays and even put a twist on an old favorite, spider … [Read more...]

#RecipeRehab – Hearty Beef Stew vs Beef Stew with Barley with Certified Angus Beef®

Hearty Beef Stew Recipe #RecipeRehab #beef #mc #sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. When you grow up in central Illinois, you have a pretty good understanding of what comfort food is. If you had a mother that loved to cook like mine, comfort food may be all you know. I almost feel like I was spoiled as a kid because my … [Read more...]

Healthy Habits in 2014 with the Help of Truvia

Fun facts about healthy eating habits, sponsored by Truvia

I am a compensated member of the Truvia network of Honestly Sweet Bloggers. Product has been provided but opinions and product usage are based on my own experiences. Now that we're well in to 2014, how are your healthy eating and weight loss goals going? Personally, I had a rough start and then slowly fell into a routine that I know I can keep up with. The hardest part for me is holding back on the unhealthy indulgences like soda, potato … [Read more...]

Weeknight Meal Inspiration with KRAFT Grated Parmesan and HUNT’S Tomatoes

Garlic Parmesan Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

This is partnered post on behalf of KRAFT and HUNT'S. If you've spent any time at all on my blog, you'll know that cooking and baking are passions of mine. What you may not know is that hasn't always been the case. There was a time early on in my marriage when I could burn boiled water and a successful dinner was one that didn't result in a burned down kitchen and food that was any shade lighter than charred black. Cooking meals for a family is … [Read more...]

January Is National Soup Month! #MmGood

Emma Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup #MmGood

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? It seems rather fitting since January is often one of the coldest months of the year. There's nothing that warms up the tummy faster than a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day. This year is extra special because 2014 also marks the 80th birthday of Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Noodle soup. This is the soup I remember most fondly from my childhood. There wasn't a day that went by during summer … [Read more...]