Veggie Pasta Mac & Meat – Swap in the Good Stuff

I tell you what, I often worry about my kids and their choices when it comes to food. Especially my Little Miss. She will choose cookies, cakes, etc over anything else and is really not a huge veggie eater. Though, I try to serve veggies at every meal I have noticed that many times she skips them for other choices and I figure that there has to be an easier way than fighting with her. This is why I was super-excited to partner with Birds Eye … [Read more...]

Better for you Sheppard’s Pie & a VIP Coupon Giveaway

How much do you love Sheppard's Pie? Well, I tell you what, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it and have come up with an easy recipe that actually makes it a bit healthier for you! I am such a fan of Birds Eye veggies for so many reasons... first off, they always fit every meal, between the choices of steamable, microwaveable they are easy to add to any dish, plus now their Birds Eye Veggie Made™ products make life even easier. So, when they reached out … [Read more...]

Protein-Packed Meals Made Easy with Barilla #BarillaPlus #BarillaGlutenFree

Our life is super-busy; between work, school, and sports, it feels like we are always rushing through everything and pushing the kids to move faster. One thing that I will not rush is dinner, not making it, because, come on, that has to be quick and easy, but I am talking about sitting down to a good meal. It is something that is very important to me and something I don't like giving up. That being said, sometimes it is rough making sure that the … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Cooking with Kids & Italian Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Cooking with kids in the kitchen can be a bit stressful, especially if you are a control-freak like I am. LOL. I am not one who plays well with others and between you and me, I do not like others in my kitchen. That being said, I know how important it is to bring the kids into the kitchen so that not only are they comfortable there, but so that they can continue to grow to take care of themselves. So, when the folks at Red Gold Tomatoes asked me … [Read more...]

Not Your Mama’s Mac and Meat Recipe & #HelpCrushHunger

What if I told you that by making my Not Your Mama's Mac and Meat recipe, you could help feed a hungry family?   Want to know how making my Not Your Mama's Mac and Meat recipe can help hungry families? Well, it is simple, it all starts with the tomatoes. As you know, I find it very important to share a family meal. Not only does it give us, as a family, a chance to discuss schedules and days, it also helps build a strong family … [Read more...]

Citrus & Beet Salad Recipe

Remember last week when I told you all the in's and out's on why we love Summer Citrus from South Africa? Well, I am here to not only tell you more but to share an amazing recipe I came up with, Citrus & Beet Salad! First off, we are still all about those amazing Easy Peelers since the kids love taking them everywhere, but I have to say that we have also become quite addicted to the Navels. They are a pretty large and are so very … [Read more...]

Happy New School Year S’mores Snack Mix #SproutsBoxTops

*Disclosure - This S'mores Snack Mix was made in partnership with Acorn Influence. This does not change the fact that all views and opinions are honest and our own, as we abide by all FTC Regulations! Make it a great school year with Happy New School Year S'mores Snack Mix!   The jump from kindergarten to first grade is sometimes super-hard on kids. I remember Little Man coming home from the first day of first grade hunched over … [Read more...]

10 Facts You Never Knew About Olive Oil #MomsMeet

I grew up in a home with a European Step-Mother which meant that our dinner table was always filled with fresh salads and flavorful European dishes. She was one of those women who never measured anything, used fresh herbs from the garden, and had an array of Olive Oils on hand to cook with. She would hit up markets around town for different Olive Oils and would add some herbs to some and use the others alone. I assume it was all trial and error, … [Read more...]

#AD Grilled Chicken Parmesan Recipe

*Disclosure - This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ThinSlicedChicken #CollectiveBias   The other day I was on my way home from a very long day of swim team practice, lugging kids around, and a ton of errands when it hit me that I had no idea what I was making for dinner. I had gone to the grocery a day or so before, but everything I had purchased was frozen, so I called … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers – Perfect for grilling season

The sun is shining and the days are longer, which means that grilling season is officially upon us. Now, one could celebrate by having the same ol' hamburgers and hotdogs or one can make it extra fun and grill up some Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers.  As you know, I am a Red Gold Tomato Ambassador and I just love it. I love coming up with new recipes using different styles of Red Gold Tomatoes and when I am all burnt out, I know I can go to the … [Read more...]

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