Nothing says homemade like a casserole…am I right?! Whether you’re looking for casserole dishes to make for the family or a special occasion, we have you covered with this list of easy casserole recipes. Find both vegetarian and meat-filled casserole options below!
Real California specialty and Hispanic-style cheeses bring something special to the holiday table! This season, I’m making these scrumptious chicken nachos for my family members to munch on. Who can resist nachos, right?! In support of quality ingredients, I picked out a queso fresco cheese with a Real California Milk seal to top these easy chicken nachos with. Read on to grab the recipe – which only requires six ingredients!
This post is sponsored by Real California Milk but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Easy Chicken Nachos
I don’t know about you, but I have a big sweet tooth. I love all sorts of desserts, especially if they include chocolate! Today I’m sharing some of the best skillet desserts on the web! Find everything from cobbler to skillet cookies and brownies. These are great for family movie nights, celebrations and more! Trust me, you will want to take a peek at these amazing skillet desserts, plus don’t forget to pin it for safekeeping.
17 Skillet Desserts
We headed back to our local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen a few weeks ago to taste-test their new fall menu items. Cheddar’s has transformed some of their most popular dishes including their hand-breaded chicken tenders which they sell more than 30 million annually. Yes, that is A LOT of chicken! Here are some of our favorites from the new Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen menu!
We were invited as media to Cheddars. All opinions are my own.
New! Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Menu Items
Do you have a little one who loves Despicable Me? If so, these minion cupcakes will be a huge hit at your next party or gathering! I’m sharing a super simple guide to make minion cupcakes. Using a box cake mix and ladyfingers, I’ll walk you through this easy process to make the most adorable minion cupcakes!
How to Make Minion Cupcakes – A Super Simple Guide!
More please! That’s what I heard from my boys after making this latest snack – Apple & Goat Cheese Flatbread. With a touch of honey and dried cranberries sprinkled on top, this cheesy appetizer is simple and delicious. Montchevre goat cheese naturally fits in with a healthy lifestyle as it contains protein, calcium and vitamin D while providing less lactose. Read on to grab this easy goat cheese flatbread recipe.
This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Apple & Goat Cheese Flatbread
Who else struggles with mom guilt? I know I’m not alone in this! The final week of summer snuck up on us and I’m feeling the guilt. Did we do enough this summer? What else can we do to make this summer special? While we did a few staycations and a quick road trip to Atlanta, I wanted to plan a final week of summer fun. Sooo the kids and I came up with a plan to do a mini foodie tour of Orlando.
Did you know Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers more than just smoothies? Surprisingly many people don’t realize that there’s much more to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu. So, we started off our foodie tour at TSC on Sunday for lunch. Their fun tropical decor always puts me in a zen vibe. I’m still obsessing over their pendant lights – I must find out where they found those! Anyway, back to the food. 😉
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Summer Fun at Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Can you believe it’s back-to-school season already? In addition to shopping for clothes and school supplies, I’m rounding up some of my favorite easy recipes to make for breakfast and after-school snacks. I don’t know about your kids, but my boys have neverending appetites! Today we’re sharing this Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins recipe topped with Kellogg’s® Frosted Flakes®. They turned out amazing!
This post has been sponsored by Kellogg’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Oh and we’re sharing a FREE reading tracker printable for the kids, too. My boys are big readers, so when we saw selected Kellogg’s products at Dollar General featuring the 1 Box = 1 Free Scholastic Book program, we stocked up! Get this free book offer while it’s hot! In addition to the recipe and free book details, we’re also sharing a hot deal on Kellogg’s products at Dollar General including a coupon! Yes, this post is full of all sorts of goodies. 🙂 [Read more…]
If you’ve caught any of my Instagram posts recently, you may have noticed all the beautiful smoothie bowls I’ve been making this summer. They are really easy and fun to make! I promise you they look so cool that even the kids won’t turn their nose up at eating this healthy breakfast. This latest one is inspired by my favorite Disney princess, Ariel. Check out this Mermaid Smoothie Bowl recipe below!
Mermaid Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Are you hosting friends and family this summer? Stock up on these cookout essentials like easy summer snacks for kids, BBQ chicken, drinks and more! Sam’s Club has everything you need to pull off the best summer party. Check out the #SamsGrillAndChill deals already at great, low prices right now!
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Easy Summer Snacks
Host an Early Man movie party this summer! Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes this animated film is the greatest underdog story in prehistory. Follow the story of caveman Dug and his best friend as they fight the mighty enemy – Lord Nooth. We’re sharing party ideas from caveman food to Early Man party activities – read on for details!
This is a partnered post. All opinions are my own.
Early Man Movie Party
Have you ever wondered where your food actually comes from? I do! Recently I had the opportunity to tour Wish Farms’ new state-of-the-art organic blueberry farm, which inspired me to create this delicious blueberry banana trifle recipe. It’s so light and delicious – your whole family will love it!
This post is sponsored by Wish Farms in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
The Wish Farms Tour
Most days when I pick up the boys from school it’s like pulling teeth to get an answer about their day. I get the typical “it was good” response or something similar. Except today was different. My little guy hopped in the car and his motor was running. He was so excited to tell me about the library book he checked out on recipes. “Mom I’m going to make fruit kabobs when I get home,” L said. After a quick stop at Publix, L piped up again, “mom what if we combined muffins with the fruit?” I told him what a great idea and said we’ll call them muffin fruit kabobs!
This is a partnered post with Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Muffin Fruit Kabobs
It’s grilling season! Spring and summer are the perfect time to get outdoors and fire up the grill. One of our favorite things to eat is sweet corn by Fresh From Florida. Not only is it delicious, but it’s fat and cholesterol free making it a great alternative to other side dishes. Over the weekend we made this grilled sweet corn recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make! Check out the recipe below.
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
Grilled Sweet Corn Recipe
Avengers Infinity War releases in theaters everywhere April 27th! I don’t know about you guys, but I was pumped to find out the film would be releasing a week earlier than expected! As a long time Marvel fan, I thought it would be fun to create an Infinity War themed recipe, so I made this Strawberry Crescent Braid with Scarlet Witch and her long red locks in mind.
Scarlet Witch Strawberry Crescent Braid Recipe
Spring is in the air, which means for many families, the schedule is quickly filling up! From baseball games to spring break trips, there’s a lot to keep up with. One thing that stays consistent in our household is quality family time. No matter how busy our schedule becomes, we always carve out time to eat together. That’s our favorite family tradition! The boys love to help out in the kitchen and learn new recipes, like these Carrot Cheesecake Cinnamon Rolls. I totally should’ve made two batches because these went fast!
This is a sponsored post from Pillsbury™, but all opinions are my own.
Preparing for Spring [Read more…]
You guys – I have something really exciting to share! You can now order groceries from Target and have them delivered in as quickly as one hour after ordering. Yesss – it’s true! Shipt grocery delivery handles all of your needs – everything from fresh foods and household essentials to frozen foods too. You simply shop through the mobile or desktop app and your items can arrive at your convenience.
I used the grocery delivery service the other day and I am sold! Hear more about my experience, plus this amazing spaghetti squash meatballs recipe I was able to put together with the time I saved by not shopping in store.
Thank you to shipt.com for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
Shipt Grocery Delivery Service
Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round. The tropical climate provides the perfect environment to grow fresh fruits and veggies. Farm to table is an easy way to add healthy foods to your diet, while giving back to your local community.That’s why I always look for the Fresh From Florida label when shopping at my local grocery stores. Keep reading for additional details on the benefits of buying locally!
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Fresh From Florida – Why it’s Important to Buy Locally
Craving a sweet with a crunch? You’ll love this easy homemade toffee recipe! We’ve mixed milk and white chocolate chips to create this tasty treat. You’ll only need a few ingredients, and less than 30 minutes to make this marbled toffee dessert.
Easy Homemade Toffee Recipe
Marbled Toffee Ingredients:
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cup white chocolate chips
- Sprinkles of choice
Toffee Recipe Directions:
Melt together butter, sugar, and water over medium-high heat until bubbly and liquid, stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes. When it begins to turn a light caramel color, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.(If you have a candy thermometer, you can remove from heat as soon as it reaches 260 degrees)
While your toffee is cooking, generously butter a square 8×8 inch pan. (This needs to be butter and NOT nonstick spray)
Pour toffee into your pan, and top with generous alternating rows of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
Let sit 5 minutes, and when chocolate begins to look shiny, spread it out all over with a spatula until you have a marbled look that you like.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or let sit for 2 hours to cool and harden.
- Break/cut apart and serve as you prefer.
Easy Homemade Toffee Recipe Video
Watch this quick video to see the recipe in action!
Easy Homemade Toffee Recipe
Enjoy this crunch dessert made with milk chocolate and white chocolate for a marbled twist.
2 sticks unsalted butter, 1 ¼ cup sugar, 1 tbsp water, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 ½ cup chocolate chips, 1 ½ cup white chocolate chips, Sprinkles of choice
Melt together butter, sugar, and water over medium-high heat until bubbly and liquid, stirring frequently for 8-10 minutes. When it begins to turn a light caramel color, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.(If you have a candy thermometer, you can remove from heat as soon as it reaches 260 degrees) While your toffee is cooking, generously butter a square 8×8 inch pan. (This needs to be butter and NOT nonstick spray) Pour toffee into your pan, and top with generous alternating rows of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips. Let sit 5 minutes, and when chocolate begins to look shiny, spread it out all over with a spatula until you have a marbled look that you like. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or let sit for 2 hours to cool and harden. Break/cut apart and serve as you prefer.
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This three cheese baked artichoke dip is sure to please any crowd! With just a few ingredients, this warm dip can be ready for your party or get together in just 30 minutes. Add in some french baguette slices or chips and you’re good to go!
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Craving Asian cuisine? Try this simple Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry recipe for dinner tonight! It’s a great vegetarian dish the whole family will love. You can easily add a protein like chicken or beef to the dish as well. We’ve included video of the Teriyaki Veggies recipe in the making, plus a printable option to add to your recipe collection. Enjoy!
Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe
Unite for a Healthy Galaxy with DOLE® in partnership with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, releasing in theaters December 15th! Have the ultimate viewing party with Star Wars themed food to prep for the huge movie release! We’re sharing everything from breakfast to dessert in this Star Wars food round-up. In addition to Star Wars – inspired recipes, we’re sharing info on Unite for a Healthy Galaxy weekly prize giveaways, collectible stickers, and more!
I received compensation by Dole in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
Star Wars Food Recipes for the Ultimate Viewing Party
Cheddar, Brie, Colby, Mozzarella, Swiss, Blue Cheese….yes, we’re talking about cheesy goodness today! If you’re a cheese lover, you’re in luck. Today’s post is all about the different flavors of cheese and how you can incorporate them into your side dishes. Whether you’re looking for a new recipe to impress guests with, or a new side dish staple for your weekly meal planning, we have you covered. Check out these 15 cheesy quick and easy side dishes!
What’s your favorite type of cheese? Find everything from creamy cheddar cheese in casseroles to blue cheese vegetable dishes below.
Quick and Easy Side Dishes:
Happy fall ya’ll! With the change in season comes traditions like pumpkin-themed everything! If you’re looking for homemade pumpkin recipes, check out this amazing list below. We have everything from pumpkin pasta to pumpkin desserts and more. Stock up on fresh and canned pumpkin then plan out your flavorful fall menu with these 19 easy pumpkin recipes. They’ll make a perfect addition to your table this fall. Enjoy!
19 Homemade Pumpkin Recipes
I remember often when my parents would surprise us kids with a dozen donuts for weekend breakfasts. While donuts are a fun treat, they are not the healthiest breakfast choice. Instead, I opted to make my family these homemade strawberry lemonade donuts made with protein powder and less sugar. They taste just as amazing too! Read on to grab this protein donuts recipe below.
Strawberry Lemonade Protein Donuts Recipe
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These eggless banana pancakes are super easy to make and taste amazingly good! Just think bananas foster meets pancakes, and that’s exactly what this recipe tastes like. I recommend making extra because this breakfast will quickly become a family favorite. You’ll only need a few ingredients to make this easy banana pancakes recipe. Read on for the mouthwatering details!
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Easy Banana Pancakes Recipe
Want to shake up your breakfast routine? Eating the same thing each day can get boring after awhile, but it’s important not to stray from a healthy diet. After doing some research, I found 5 of the top protein shakes on Pinterest that are pinned often. My family and I taste-tested each protein shake, which takes only a few minutes to make, and approved. No wonder they’re popular on Pinterest! Stay lean, build muscle, and enjoy more energy with these protein-filled shakes.