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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Braided Breakfast Bake

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.) There’s something so special about preparing and baking a casserole-type breakfast to your family, something so hearty and happy. I can’t put it into words, I just know deep down in my momma bones that it fills me with joy to cut into it and serve it […]

Oreo Cookie Dough Brownie Cupcakes

Please don’t hate me for this one. This is one of the most decadent desserts out I’ve ever made and enjoyed, and it’s not at all hard to make. You might recognize this from my Dessert for Dinner post. See how the layers work? Favorite chocolate chip cookie dough on the bottom (ours is, hands […]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath

You saw last month’s Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath, right? We knew some of the kids might revolt over how many veggies were crammed into that thing, so we created this Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheddar Wreath for them, serving their veggies on the side. (I have a couple children who don’t like veggies mixed “in” or […]

Chicken Broccoli Spinach Artichoke Wreath

As you already know, I used to sell Pampered Chef, and I’m a HUGE fan of their products, their stones, and making wreaths, rings, braids, and twists. If you’re looking for something easy with a wow factor to serve guests when entertaining, whether for football, parties, or get-togethers, this recipe is it! (Not to mention, […]

Have Coffee with Skimbaco Lifestyle, and This AMAZING Mocha Coffee Cake Recipe!

I am SO excited to share with you this guest post by my good friend, Katja Presnal. Katja and her adventurous family are the absolute definition of carpe diem and living life to the fullest (her motto), as she lives her “Happiness Is’ wherever life takes her, which is currently on a countryside in SWEDEN! […]

Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping

I have had dreams about this pie. In fact, I find it hard to believe that it took me so long to dig up the recipe to make this again. How is this thing not in my face daily? I mean, COME ON. Apple pie, cinnamon, coconut, cream cheese, pecans, vanilla, whipped cream.. ALL AWESOME […]

Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel

I might have decided to go a little overboard for our Thanksgiving desserts this year. Two pumpkin pies, a Southern Ambrosia Coconut Apple Pie with Pecan Cream Cheese Topping (oh yes, recipe forthcoming), a layered ice cream cake (another recipe forthcoming), and this phenomenal Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Pecan Streusel. Ohhhh my! We have […]

Kentucky Hot Browns Crescents Recipe

My son’s favorite dish is Kentucky Hot Browns. When you ask him what he wants to have for his birthday dinner, it’s Kentucky Hot Browns. When you ask him his input on what to make for dinner when menu planning, what’s his first choice? You guessed it, Kentucky Hot Browns. And why wouldn’t it be? […]

Stuffed Italian Bread Recipe {with Pizza Toppings}

This recipe is sponsored by Carbonell and Social Moms. Have you ever eaten Stuffed Italian Bread before? It’s almost a fusion of cheesy garlic bread and pull apart bread. I love how you can add whatever ingredients you’d like to truly make it special for your family. I decided to turn it into a Pizza-Stuffed […]

Tips for the Perfect Holiday Turkey

When I was a child, watching my mother fix our holiday meals for us with ease, I never realized how daunting it was to attempt to cook a turkey for your family until I became the cook. (And then subsequently screwed it up a time or two. Ahem. And whoops.) Over the years, I’ve done my […]

25 Halloween Recipe Ideas You Can’t Miss {+ Link Up}

I’ve been a busy bee rounding up some of the best Halloween Recipe Ideas I’ve found on the web. I enjoy “trading” my kids their Halloween candy for homemade treats and healthier candy (particularly since you can’t control what the neighbors give out). Check out these awesome Halloween Candy alternatives, or feel free to bookmark […]

Best Corn Bread Recipe & Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Yes, this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for all your life. (Okay, maybe not all your life, but pretty darn close.) I alluded to it in my school lunch wrap-up post last week that I had created the bestest of the best corn bread recipes ever, and I am sharing it with you today! […]

Easy Pizza Bread Recipe

Ohh, friends. This Easy Pizza Bread Recipe is one of those special recipes that your kids will ask for again and again. (That is, if you let them have any. Heh.) Adapted from The Pampered Chef’s “Pepperoni Pizza Twist” recipe, this pizza bread uses two refrigerated loaves of french bread and whatever pizza fillings tickle […]

Chili’s Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas {Healthified} Recipe

Despite our Steelers not playing in the Super Bowl this year, we’re still die-hard football fans, and we planned to celebrate and watching football nonetheless. For the big game Sunday, we wanted to entertain with some easy-to-eat appetizers for dinner (easy for little fingers as well as for us adult folks, too). We stuck with […]

Pampered Chef Chicken Broccoli Wreath Recipe

I used to sell Pampered Chef. I own probably more than half their catalog, as I was quite passionate about it (hence why I began selling it). In fact, the only reason I stopped selling it was because I gave birth and my leave-of-absence hadn’t been put it properly, so I subsequently lost my almost […]

Halloween Recipe: Spooky Alien Cupcakes

This recipe is pretty simple, actually. And ridiculously fun for your children to decorate. Pick out (or make from scratch) your favorite chocolate cake mix, poured into either a regular cupcake pan or a mini cupcake pan (as we did), frost ’em with your favorite frosting (colored or otherwise), and decorate as you wish. The […]

Halloween Recipe: Chocolate Pretzel Spiders

What do you get when you combine mini pretzel rods with melted chocolate chips drizzled on ’em? A fun Halloween craft for your kids, that’s what! Chocolate Pretzel Spiders Bag of tiny pretzel rod sticks Bag of chocolate chips Microwaveable bowl Tea spoon Parchment Paper Baking sheet Open the bag of pretzels and spread out […]

Halloween Recipe: Ghost Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe

Do you want something snacky yet simple to create for your Halloween party? Be sure to try this super quick and easy recipe for Ghost Pudding with Homemade Whipped Cream! Halloween Ghost Pudding One package of all-natural Butterscotch (or whatever flavor your prefer) pudding Whipped cream (recipe below) Mini chocolate chips (for the eyes) Prepare pudding […]