Baked Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Doughnuts #CookingwithGerber

This is a sponsored recipe project to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber® Cereal from The Women Bloggers, Kendal King Group, #SoapboxInfluence and @SoapboxKKG. All opinions and deliciousness are my own. I’m gonna share you a baking secret of mine, come closer! *whispers* When a recipe calls for mashed bananas, apples, or any other fruit? […]

Chocolate Cinnamon Roll Churros

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. Whenever I think of a churro, I think of a carnival, fair, or theme park we’ve visited in the past. Those smiley vendors selling those delectable treats beautifully warmed and crusted with cinnamon sugar. It just makes me smile to think of all the […]

Scrumptious Chocolate French Toast

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hershey’s via MomTrends. I don’t know about you, but my entire family looooooves chocolate. I look for any occasion to celebrate a little by adding it in a little here and there for my kids, wouldn’t you? Hey kids, who wants chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast?! Or a little […]

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Yogurt Spread or Dip

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions, recipe, and text are all mine. Snacking gets a bad rap. I am a HUGE advocate for it, given I’m pretty passionate about the six small meals a day idea (or, three meals with three snacks in between). I do […]

Easy Garlic Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

This is a sponsored recipe on behalf of Pillsbury®. It was day three of turkey leftovers when one of the kids whispered softly, “Mom? I’m kinda sick of turkey. Is there anything else we can eat?” Ohhh, could I ever relate to that sentiment. The holidays are SO WONDERFUL, but the tryptophan was really starting […]

Pumpkin Yogurt Dip and Wholesome Snacking with Yoplait Greek Whips #SnackandSmile

This is a sponsored post for Yoplait for the #SnackandSmile campaign.  With back-to-school in full swing, with our busy schedules back in action and our lazy, carefree summer in the rearview, I need to grab a snack (or meal) and have it be easy. Now that fall is here, though, I crave all things autumn – pumpkin, […]

Spinach Balls (Great for Football & Entertaining!)

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) I pretty much love spinach everything. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, yo! I love it in my smoothies, I love it as a dip, quiche, lasagna, and more! When a neighbor-friend of mine came over one day with spinach balls and dill dip, I nearly jumped out of my skin, squealing […]

Spicy Pepper Omelet Made with Cuisinart Ceramica Cookware from Kohls #MakeYourMove

I’ve partnered with Kohl’s for the #MakeYourMove campaign.  I love eggs. I love breakfast, brunch, and even eating breakfast for dinner. I’m always coming up with new ways to eat eggs, because they’re a wonderful source of protein, they’re lean, they’re mean, and they can be used in SO many different ways. Starting off your […]

Most Heavenly, Easiest Raspberry Pie Recipe EVER!

I am a Goldrich Eggs ambassador. I’m a busy mom, and crazy happens (hence the name of this site). I walk to get the kids at school everyday, and I bring my wallet, place it in the stroller, so that I can show I.D. in case one of the kids has a substitute. On this […]

Cinnamon Roll Pancake Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms and Goodrich Farms ambassador.) My family is a bit cinnamon obsessed. Cinnamon rolls are “up there” on our list of favorite breakfast items to have, as are pancakes and waffles. My kids ADORE it when I sprinkle a little cinnamon into their pancake or waffle batter, but THIS? This […]

Glazed Apple Fritter Waffle Doughnuts

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms and Goodrich Farms ambassador.) I’m not sure what gets me so excited over a perfectly prepared apple fritter, but I know it’s one of my most favoritest flavor combinations on the planet. Apples, cinnamon, and that sweet finger-licking glaze. Ohh my gosh. While I love the apple fritter […]

Cookie and Candy Milkshake Recipes in the Blendtec

Oh my. Friends, gather round, because this is way too easy to not partake in with the fam. Because WHO DOESN’T want to pair ice cream with some crushed up cookie or candy loveliness and grind that into the awesomest combination of frozen-y goodness possible? Pair your favorite cookie + favorite ice cream flavor + […]

I Made a Whole Dinner in a Blender (Including Appetizer and Dessert!)

This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Blendtec. You guys. YOU GUYYYYYSSSS!! I can nearly contain my excitement over this delicious new appliance that is gracing our kitchen right now. I. seriously. can’t. even. with how ridiculously easy it is to plop ingredients into this thing and then POOF! make a several-course […]

Gourmet Fudge Crispy Rice Treats

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and recipe are all mine. The holidays are my most favorite time of year. It’s the time for secretly shopping for loved ones, lovely hand-written notes and cards to friends and family, getting together with smiles, gifts, and goodies in hand, all while celebrating over egg nog, […]

Grain-Free Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes #FitMaple

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC. I eat oatmeal daily, sometimes paired with over-easy eggs (which I also eat daily). It might seem boring to eat the same thing every day, but when you’re a busy work-at-home-mom to eleventy-billion kids as I am, routine is key to staying on task and getting everything done. […]

My Favorite Breakfast Wrap Recipe using Over Easy or Sunny Side Up Eggs

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) One morning, I found myself wandering down the streets in NC half-starving. I can’t recall where I was going so early in the morning, but it was shortly after I had dropped the kids to school, and it wasn’t until I passed a Sonic restaurant that I noticed my […]

Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Ring

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Oh my gosh, you guys! Who doesn’t want a bright, sunshiny shape like this to greet you in the morning! Hello, gorgeous. Fancy “meating” you here. (Get it? Meat? Ha!) I know you guys are simply going to love the easy-ness of this recipe, just like my other […]

Insanely Good Baked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese That’s Out of This World!

First of all, let me be the first to admit, this is my HUSBAND’s creation, and this recipe is not for the faint of heart. I promise you, if you love macaroni and cheese, and bacon, and making things that make your family salute or bow to you, you will want to bookmark and pin […]

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls for School Lunches #HillshireNaturals

Making new, cool recipes for my kids’ lunches is my jam. I want my kids to be excited when they flip open their lunch box, y’know? I want to know that they eat well, and are fed well while learning and hanging with friends at school all day away from me. It’s a big mom […]

Bacon Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Nests

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Bacon, egg, and cheese – my favorite breakfast combo. There’s something amazing about putting those three ingredients together that really makes my morning. While I say “bacon” on this site, and mean turkey bacon (I like how less salty it is, and how it crisps up perfectly), […]

GORGEOUS Apple Rose Tarts for Snacks and School Lunches #HorizonB2S

The following post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. All thoughts, opinions, and baby helpers are mine. I’m a huge advocate for getting kids to help in the kitchen, even at an early age. Have the baby sit in the bouncy while you cook, and give the baby a […]

Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Easy breakfasts that can be made in bulk make me insanely happy. Do you know how easy it is to bulk cook breakfasts once a week for your family, store the remainder in the fridge and freezer, and know your kids can eat healthy, nutritious meals all […]

Homemade Coffee Shop Caramel Macchiato Muffins

Breakfasts here so far this summer have been more about convenience than anything. (Perhaps even more-so than during school!) The kids are active, and this one’s at the door, or this activity is awaiting them. They don’t want breakfast (or eating in general) to take too much of their summertime. When I was asked to create […]

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Even though summer is here, I don’t always want to grill. I’m not a huge fan of having the oven on all the time, but with the weather not getting to “crazy-hot” status yet, I’ve continued to use the oven for dinners as of late simply because it’s easier (and because it doesn’t let as […]

Cheesy Baked Egg Toast

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) Eggs and toast are such a perfect breakfast staple. They’re our default, our ‘go-to’ breakfast, especially if you’re like me and love a good runny egg with a little buttered toast to mop it up with. Mmm! But I wasn’t always a runny egg fan. In fact, I […]

S’mores Stuffed French Toast

It looked like it was going to be a good day to work and be outside. My husband had bought wood to build some shelves for a special upcoming project for the blog, and some stain for the privacy fence. The kids and I were excited about spending the day in the sunshine until they finished staining part of […]

The Best Barbecue Ribs Recipe (Ever!)

It really wasn’t meant to be our intended dinner, it just happened. We were in Whole Foods, admiring the samples and sales, when we saw them – the gorgeous racks of ribs $1 off a pound. “Hey, we could grill these for dinner tomorrow,” my husband suggested. Done! Don’t have to tell me twice! Barbecue […]