Go Bold with Pillsbury + Giveaway!!!

#GoBold #spon

We love cake in our family, but the kids especially love cake when they get involved in the process of making it and decorating it.  Whether it’s actually whipping together the batter, frosting the cake or cupcakes or decorating, our kids love to help in the kitchen.  It not only teaches them responsibly and some […]

California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event

#JustAddStrawberries #California #Travel #spon

A little less than a month ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 365 Days of California Strawberries Farm & Culinary Event with a group of other bloggers.  I love that my family and I were able to drive to and participate in the event.  One of my favorite things about living on the […]

Go Bold with Kids in the Kitchen

#GoBold #Pillsbury #spon

As our kids get have been getting older, they have expressed more of an interest in baking.  Our oldest son, Brian, recently expressed a desire to help me bake up some Pillsbury Funfetti Cupcakes.  I was all for it! I love spending this quality time with him in the kitchen.  Not only does it give […]

Spend Less Time in the Kitchen with Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces + Giveaway

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I enjoy cooking, but I don’t enjoy all the time I spend preparing and cooking meals.  This is not to say I won’t do it, but I love it when meals are made easily.  I was recently introduced to Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces and love them!  Not only do they make meal preparation easy, but […]

12 Kid-Friendly, Sunday Dinner Ideas


Our family enjoys meals together each night, but there is just something special about Sunday Dinners. When we have the kids, the conversation not only needs to be kid-friendly, but so does the food. I recently discovered Foodie.com and found some amazing Sunday Night Dinner Recipe ideas! In fact, I created my own collection of […]

Find New Meal Options at Pei Wei!

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pei Wei Asian Diner for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever been to Pei Wei before?  I have and it is so yummy – and fast!  Pei Wei offers a menu of fresh, high-quality Asian cuisine featuring 35 fresh, hand-cut ingredients.  […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Blogger Event with Hungry Girl + Giveaway

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At the end of last year, I had the opportunity to head down to LA and check out the new Hungry Girl Headquarters courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts.  It was so much fun!  There was good coffee, good food and good company!  It was awesome being able to reunite with a few of the members of […]

Getting Kids in the Kitchen with Dream Dinners

#DreamDinners #Foodie #FamilyFun #spon

Frank and I have 6 kids and each of them at one time or another has expressed an interest in cooking or baking in the kitchen. I LOVE that!!! Frank and I recently discovered Dream Dinners and have enjoyed preparing dinners together at least once a month for our family. It’s a fun experience for […]

5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest with Simply Potatoes

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Do you love to cook? Are you creative with your ingredients? Would $3,000 inspire you to get creative with your ingredients? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you need to check out the 5 Ingredient Fix Recipe Contest with Simply Potatoes. We love cooking with hashbrowns, mashed potatoes and diced potatoes and […]

I’m Excited to Be an Outback Steakhouse Ambassador #OutbackBestMates

#OutbackBestMates #Outback #foodie #spon

I love steak and I love lobster and I am so excited to announce that I am now an official Outback Ambassador with the #OutbackBestMates program!  Well, guess what?  Outback’s Steak & Lobster special is back by popular demand – this time better than ever! With this new special, you can decide how you want […]

Introducing Hot Teas for the Keurig System

#Keurig #Tea #Health #spon

One of my favorite appliances in our kitchen is our Keurig® K-65 Special Edition K-Cup Brewing System.  I love how easy it is to use.  Plus I can make a variety of drinks – from coffee to tea to hot chocolate.  Not only do I love it, but so do our kids and friends. Did […]

My Morningstar Farms Guiltless “Guilty Pleasure”


Our family loves to eat sausage and eggs in the morning for breakfast!  However, what if we have company over and they can’t meat?  What could we substitute for the sausage for our guest?  What if at some point a member of our family decides they don’t want to eat meat?  Thanks to Morningstar Farms®, […]

Share Your Shortcut & Win with Anthony’s Pot-Sized Pasta

#AnthonysPasta #Foodie #spon

In our family, we eat a lot of spaghetti!  In fact, the boys’ faces always light up when I announce that we’re having spaghetti for dinner.  Usually when I make spaghetti, I have to break the noodles in half so they’ll fit in the pot.  Not any more though, since I discovered Anthony’s Pot-Sized Pasta! […]

Making the Swap from Sugar to Splenda + Strawberry Shake Recipe

#SweetSwaps #Recipes #Foodie #spon

I recently took the challenge with The Motherhood to make the swap from sugar to Splenda®.  I used Splenda® in my Iced Tea, my coffee and in my breakfast shakes!  Yep, that’s right!  Splenda® tastes great in breakfast shakes! Did you know that just about anywhere you love sugar, you can use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener? […]

Breakfast on the Go with Nutri-Grain Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars

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On a good morning, I love to serve freshly cooked sausage and scrambled eggs with sliced strawberries and bananas.  I may not serve that for breakfast every morning, but I definitely am good about making sure the kids eat breakfast before heading out the door to school.  It’s funny though, because as good as I […]