Meatball Sandwiches using leftovers

What’s for lunch? I am tired of asking. I pulled some leftovers from the fridge and freezer and made hubby a meatball sandwich, well two. For New Years’, I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the traditional Meatballs (Grape Jelly or some recipes call for Cranberry sauce), so I made up my own concoction. […]

Homemade Quesadillas

Tonight I made Homemade Quesadillas for the kids. SO easy. So fast and SO cheap to make. I used mostly leftovers from the night before. How about a step by step with pictures? I used corn tortillas that I had in the freezer, Crisco Canola Oil and Taco Seasoning. I didn’t use much since these […]

General Mills: Reducing sugar in our family’s cereal

At times, I will make a big breakfast for the kids, but most of the time, we have cereal. We all love cereal! The kids eat it dry as a snack throughout the day and I love munching on it if I have the craving for something sweet. I am very excited to share with […]

Wilton UltraGold Bakeware *Review & GIveaway* (Closed)

Who loves to do some holiday baking? *raises hand* I was so excited this year because I was actually prepared! Wilton helped with that with the new upcoming release of UltraGold Bakeware. Coming up in January, Wilton is releasing UltraGold Bakeware, a new line of premium quality bakeware — without the premium price. Wilton knows […]

New Years Snacks with Hilshire Farm & Sara Lee!

I said in a previous post that I grew up with Hilshire Farm and I am bringing my kids up with the same tasty traditions. This New Years’, we are going to stay home. I will be making some snacks for the four of us and one will include Hilshire Farms Pigs in a Blanket […]

Tasty & Quick Holiday Ideas from Sara Lee & Hillshire Farm

While some people crave those holiday sweets, some of my favorite things to have during the holidays are easy treats such as Pigs in a Blanket and even Hillshire Farm’s Cocktail Links in Sauce. Two very easy snacks to make your guests that keep you out of slaving in the kitchen. It doesn’t have to […]

Don’t slave over baking! Get Marie Callender’s Pies.

We all have baking and holiday cooking on our minds and who wouldn’t, with Christmas just around the corner? While I love Pecan Pie, I don’t really care for making them. I know how, I just don’t have the patience for pies. This is where Marie Callender’s Pies come in handy and with that perfect […]

Denny’s Peppermint Fare ~ Holiday Menu going on now!

A couple of weeks ago, my family had another yummy opportunity to go visit Denny’s to check out their new Holiday Menu. I was sad that the location we went to only had a couple of things to offer. We tried and love the new Peppermint Pancake Puppies. These are basically a hush puppy made […]

Wilton Cake Pans for any Occasion

I have always loved to bake cakes, but never was really ‘in’ to baking a whole lot. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I didn’t have the right tools for the job. Whether your cake is in a plain round pan or a plain square pan, sure they may taste the same, but […]

We made a Turkey today with Kikkoman Soy Sauce!

This weekend, I posted about how I was going to make a turkey with Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Well, I did it. Today. You tell me  how it turned out. Can you smell it? Oh. My. Gosh. This turkey turned out so yummy!  The kids loved it, in fact Kambry is still in the kitchen eating her […]

Got a sweet tooth? Try the Bauducco Panettone!

Recently, we were given the chance to try out some new yummy treats from Bauducco Panettone. We were able to check out the chocolate, as well as the fruit panettone. While we are more fans of the Chocolate, we did take the fruit one to Tucker’s preschool for snack day. The kids loved it!! Product […]

We are making a Turkey tomorrow with Kikkoman Soy Sauce!

Guess what we are making tomorrow? I am so excited to make a turkey for my family! I know, it isn’t Thanksgiving just yet, but I was offered a yummy opportunity from Kikkoman to try some of their recipes to make my family a meal. It was about 14 years ago that I made my […]

Easy & fun cookie snack for the kids!

With my trip last week to Smucker’s, I brought back a tasty and fun addition to our pantry. Strawberry Plate Scapers. If you haven’t seen these, this is a must for any pantry! We just made a fast & easy after dinner snack. We used a plain shortbread cookie, drizzled the plate with Strawberry Plate Scapers […]

Homemade Potatoes Au Gratin

I have been experimenting with new recipes lately. I love Potatoes Au Gratin, so I thought I would mess around with some ingredients. Here is what I came up with. What I used: 5 russet potatoes, washed & sliced in half salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 12 […]

Fight the Morning Fade with Jimmy Dean Breakfast Food *Review, Giveaway & Video* (Closed)

When it comes to breakfast for my family, I don’t always have the time or energy to cook up a big meal for them, but I know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can vouch for this because if I don’t have my breakfast, I tend to feel that my […]

Guest Post: Nescafe` Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee *Review*

Guest post from Cat: I am back and ready to talk about something that is in my life more than it probably should be. It is something that I partake in everyday and can honestly say if I didn’t I would probably not be normal. It is my medicine; I am talking about coffee! Before […]

Fun & Yummy Treats with California Raisins: Spooky Spiders!

Are you looking for a fun and tasty treat for your little goblins for Halloween? We found something that is not only yummy, but FUN and the kids can all get involved. We made Spooky Spiders and we ate them! Yuck – we ate spiders? These creatures were so fun, so cute and so good! […]

We are making Halloween treats with Wilton *Live Giveaway Tonight at 8:30pm/Central!* (Closed)

What are your plans for Halloween? I am more excited this year for Halloween because not only will Tucker and Kambry be the cutest in their Dorothy and Tin Man costumes, but we are also having Kambry 2nd birthday party with friends and family. We will have a great party with great party treats, thanks […]

We love the Kitchen Helper from Pretend Kitchen Play Shop *Video Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

Earlier this month, I posted my excitement for opening a box from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop that included the Gudecraft Wood Kitchen Helper. Why was I excited right off the bat? Well, its because I was expecting a ton of pieces to be in the box and a good hour to put it together, but […]

Over 25,000 yummy & fun recipes from Tablespoon.com *Review & Giveaway* (Closed)

We have really been getting in to baking, especially with the cold weather already here and the holidays just around the corner. On Halloween, we are having a small get together party for Halloween and Kambry’s 2nd birthday celebration. One of the recipes that I want to make for the party is Peanut Butter Spider […]

Our family loves Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex!

In August, I had the pleasure to go to Minneapolis to meet the fabulous General Mills Family. We loved General Mills before, but we are in love after meeting the family and trying out some new products that were in the makings. One that I was able to try and my family was able to […]

Play grocery shopping with the Step2 Shopping Cart & Play Food

I am all about my kids, well any child, having fun with pretend play. We received the Step2 Lifestyle Deluxe Kitchen a couple of months ago and this has been nothing but pure fun in our home! While the kitchen itself is amazing and so much fun, there are so many fun accessories that you […]

We love clean filtered water with the Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System *Video Review*

We live in an older home where our pipes aren’t the best. We pretty much do anything we can to avoid drinking tap water. I drink a lot of water. A lot! We all do really. With our cold weather we have been making a lot of hot chocolate and I drink Chai. With this, […]

Now I look forward to grocery shopping with my Frigidaire Gallery Fridge

I have expressed over and over and over how much we love our Frigidaire Gallery Fridge. I cannot tell you what a lifesaver this has been to our family, our home and our schedules. Before, we were not able to buy in bulk. Now we can. Before, we were only able to buy just a […]

Let the kids help in the kitchen with the Kitchen Helper from Pretend Play Kitchen Shop

With my increased love for cooking & baking, I really want the kids to be able to come and help in the kitchen more. Why? Letting the kids in the kitchen really helps with their learning and also to help teach them chores and helps them learn things from baking, helping mom with dishes and […]

Blended goodness with the fabulous Ninja Master Prep *Love it!*

Recently I was turned on to a product that is a lot of fun and makes a nice variety of food, drinks, sauces and so much more. With the Ninja Master Prep, the possibilities are endless! Once the box arrived, it was so easy to get started. Seirously, I unboxed, unwrapped, plugged in and was […]

We took a “Destination Dinner” to Tokyo, Japan!

My family had the opportunity to take a meal around the globe with Destination Dinners. We decided to venture to Tokyo, Japan. I am a nut for Japanese cuisine! Destination Dinner bound for: TOKYO,JAPAN Katsudon Pork Cutlet & Egg Rice Bowl Modern yet traditional, Katsudon, like Tokyo itself, is a perfect balance of the two. […]

Smart Ones: Artisan Creations Pizza *Love them!*

Just after Tucker was born in 2005, I really started to focus more on my weight and trying to become the person I really wanted to be. After having a baby, I was more than thrilled to be a mommy, but I really wanted my ‘body’ back. I wanted to be me, and not ‘just […]

What to make for dinner? Make it a Carnation Creation! *Step by step pic recipe!*

I decided to change things up for dinner tonight. How? Well, I am tired of asking ‘What do you want for dinner?’, and resorting to the same old same old meal or a boxed dinner. While I love boxed dinners for the time crunch that a lot of us mommies are on, I had to […]

Making homemade applesauce: Recipe, Picture & Video walk through

I have to say that I never thought I would be making my own applesauce. Seriously. Well, since I became a stay at home mother, a lot of things have changed for me. I have become a regular Betty Crocker. Today, I decided to make the plunge to make homemade applesauce. Well, I was almost […]

Wordless Wednesday: My first batch of homemade applesauce!

I have more to come with a video on how I made this YUMMY applesauce, most step by step pictures and the recipe that I kind of made up as I went along 😆 Here are a few more. I will post everything by this weekend! www.flickr.com Tweet

Mix up some great recipes with the Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Food Processor

I grew up in a household where my mother was always canning something, making something from scratch or blending the best salsa ever. While I have never been that Betty Crocker, I have been doing a lot lately to get in to that mode. It’s amazing to see how much you really CAN save by […]

Eating is fun with Constructive Eating! *Review*

When it comes to feeding my kids, I look for different and fun ways to feed them while they are still interested in their food. With Tucker, we found a great and fun way for him to get more interested in his food and eating. We were recently introduced to Constructive Eating and this has […]

Breakfast & Snack fun with the 5-in-1 Standard Tasty Baker

We are huge breakfast fans! No matter what time of day, we love breakfast items, including homemade waffles. We were given the fun opportunity to make our breakfasts even more fun and snacks throughout the day fun as well, with Tasty Baker from Pop Art Toaster. I was very excited to have the opportunity to […]

Enjoy homemade treats with the fabulous Wolfgang Puck Programmable Dual-Blade Bread Maker!

I love bread. My kids love bread, but who likes to run to the store every time they need bread or bread products like bread, monkey bread, or even pizza dough? For the past few weeks, my family has thoroughly enjoyed having fresh, homemade bread and they are getting a bit spoiled to my turning […]

Hostess Cupcakes celebrates 90 yummy years! *Review & Giveaway (closed)*

Who loves Hostess Cupcakes? *raises hand & waves * Are these just not the most addictive things ever? Hubby loves to put them in the freezer and eat them once they are just cold & frozen enough. I tried it and .. well, he was right. Did I just say that a man was right? […]

100% Taste with 100% Natural snacks from True North

We love snacks in our home. Who doesn’t? I am always looking for new snacks for our family that are different, taste good and are better for you than your average sweets. True North has a tasty treat that my kids fell bonkers for: Apple Cinnamon Nut Clusters! True North, Frito-Lay’s all-natural line of nut […]

Enjoy a Staycation with McCormick & Schmick’s & Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

We can’t all afford to go on vacation to all of the luxurious locations, but hey – why deny ourselves of the tasty dishes that places have such as Mexico, Greece, Asia and so many more locations? Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes has a ‘Passport Promotion’ going on that will definitely curve those taste buds and […]

Yummy treats with Yoplait Whips *Review & Giveaway (closed)*

My kids love treats, but I don’t keep ‘sweets’ or candy in the house. Tucker LOVES Yoplait Yogurt, so when we had a chance to try out the new Yoplait Whips, we were pretty excited! I had heard that to make it even better, you can freeze them for about 30-45 minutes before you are […]

Walmart Great Value Packaging *I would love to hear your thoughts!*

When it comes to grocery shopping, there are certain things that I refuse on buying the generic ‘store brand’ of, but there are a lot of things that I DO buy. I do a lot of my shopping at Walmart. Sure, we may have to drive 33 miles to get to our ‘local’ Walmart store, […]

Convenience & Taste with Alice White Wines *Review*

I never really was a fan of wine, until this past year. With the traveling and conferences that I attended, I was introduced to some tasty flavors of wine and truly opened myself up to the wine tasting opportunity. Recently, we had a chance to try three flavors of Alice White Wines. Alice White has […]

Wolfgang Puck: All Natural Pizza *Love It!*

There is one thing in this world that I am a complete sucker to: Pizza. Who doesn’t love a great pizza? What if I were to tell you that there is a new pizza out that has homemade taste, uses natural ingredients and you don’t have to spend $30.00 on delivery pizza? Wolfgang Puck has […]