GIVEAWAY | Kid Friendly Sloppy Dogs Recipe with #Manwich

#Manwich Sloppy Dogs Recipe

This post brought to you by Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. The new school year is quickly approaching and I find myself in a hurry to get fully prepared. The past school years have proved to me that it's an impossible task but one that I never give up on. While the kids are busy packing their school supplies and picking out outfits, I'm keeping myself busy with the task of menu planning some Easy Weeknight Meals for the busy nights ahead … [Read more...]

Manwich Beef & Potato Burritos Recipe

Manwich Beef and Potato Burritos

*This was originally shared on 2/11/13* Monday. What a dreadful word. It's true, Mondays are (quite likely) the least liked day of the week. It's the day everyone gets back into the routine of a busy work and school week. After a relaxing weekend the first thing on my mind for the rest of the wee is ... what's for dinner? Being a work-from-home-mom it's my job to answer that question and make sure a meal is on the table after my husband … [Read more...]

Chicken & Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe with Calphalon Contemporary Cookware

Chicken and Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo Dinner Recipe

Calphalon provided me with the products featured. In my kitchen, there's something I love more than anything else when it comes time to cook our family meals. It's a simple pot rack hanging just above the island countertop. My husband might disagree as he often finds his forehead making unfortunate meetings with the pots that dangle from the rack. However, I just adore it because it's home to my eclectic collection of pots, pans and … [Read more...]

Explore New Summer Flavors with a Grilled Italian Chicken Tacos Recipe #KraftRecipes

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The summer months in Illinois can be quite brutal with temperatures reaching into the high 90′s. During this sweltering heat, I often turn to my husband to get the grill going so we can still enjoy home cooked meals without heating up the house. I also happen to think it’s fun to spend time outdoors cooking together! While I love his traditional hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill, sometimes we like to mix it up a bit. One way to do … [Read more...]

Sunday Supper | Skillet Italian Meatballs & Green Peppers Recipe

Sunday Supper Skillet Italian Meatballs and Green Peppers Recipe

Coming up with family dinners isn't always an easy task. We constantly struggle with figuring out a meal that doesn't take a ridiculous amount of time to cook when I'm tired and it's everyone will eat without whining. Those pretty much narrow down the dinner ideas to a small list. And sometimes, I just take one of our usual suspects and reshape it into something that looks different, but has all the flavors I know even the kids like. Example … [Read more...]

Creamy Vegetable and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Creamy Vegetable and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Every once in awhile I get this burning desire to try something new. Nothing super exciting like sky diving or learning to play a guitar. More like, learning how to make something new in the kitchen. I'll probably never make it to culinary school, so until that day comes (if ever), I work on learning new skills at home through cookbooks and online videos. I first tried store bought gnocchi about 2 years ago and instantly fell in love. I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Subs Recipe & 12 Italian Family Dinner Recipes

Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Subs Recipe

This is a partnered post on behalf of Foodie.com by Glam. If I had to pick my favorite day of the week, it would most definitely be Sunday. The weekdays are often busy with the kids and Saturdays fly by with household chores and errands but Sundays, they're actually a day of rest and relaxation for us. It's also the day I get to prepare real family-style meals that we can sit down and enjoy without any rushing around. My favorite Sunday … [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...]

Baked Chicken Parmigiana Casserole Recipe #KRAFTandHUNTS

Baked Chicken Parmigiana Casserole Recipe #KRAFTandHUNTS

I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese and HUNT’S Tomatoes. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own. During the week nights, our typical routine starts with the kids coming home from school, getting home work done, and some down time for the kids while I prep dinner. After that, it's bed time routines and a good night's sleep for everyone. Between that, I need to find … [Read more...]

Stove Top and Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

30 Minute Taco Soup Recipe

I am a compensated “Cans Get You Cooking” ambassador. This morning our family woke up to a picturesque winter wonderland. Since we're seriously considering moving to Florida within the next 1-2 years, I couldn't help but take in the beauty of everything around us covered in soft, white snow.  Living in Illinois for most of my life, it's something you tend to take for granted since it's part of every winter here.  This could very well be our last … [Read more...]