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This Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe is perfect for perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch or get-together or for everyday snacking!
Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

It’s a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast today to bring you a recipe that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!

Baking is a love that runs in my family and I love to invite my mom over so we can bake together.  I can always count on a lot of laughs and great memories made in the kitchen and it’s such a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day together.  With this recipe, plan to double up and bake a little extra so there’s a delicious treat to enjoy right away and an extra loaf to send your mom home with to enjoy later.
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Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta

Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta

Apr 25, 2016 | Beef, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,

This Weeknight Beef Taco Pasta is the perfect dinner for busy days.  The whole family is sure to love it!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring simple Mexican-style recipes.  This quick fix pasta quickly became a family favorite.  My boys went nuts for it.  All of your favorite beef taco ingredients into a fun pasta dish.  Get creative and add your own favorite ingredients.  Corn kernels, black olives, shredded cheese, sour cream are all great options.

This is a great recipe to serve for a large party too, takes no time at all to prepare.
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 15

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 15

Apr 24, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

It’s a pleasure sharing another meal plan with you this week!  Hope you enjoy my recipe recommendations!  Happy meal planning!

Monday:  Southwest Chicken Brown Rice Bowls

Tuesday:  Garlic Chicken and Rice Bake

Wednesday:  Sriracha Ranch Bacon Cheeseburgers

Thursday:  5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Tacos

Friday and Saturday this mama takes time off from the kitchen!

Sunday:  Roasted Chicken and Tomato Pesto Spaghetti Florentine

Dessert Idea:  Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

No Bake Snack Squares

No Bake Snack Squares

Apr 20, 2016 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: , ,


These No Bake Snack Squares are perfect for after school treats or anytime snacking note to mention a breeze to whip up!

I couldn’t be more excited to share a recipe from my good friend Shelly’s new cookbook today!  The Cookies & Cups Cookbook is drop dead gorgeous if you haven’t checked it out yet.  Be sure to get yourself a copy today, you will not be sorry!  So many beautiful baked goods plus awesome savory recipes too!   Continue Reading »

Hummus Plate Recipe

How To Put Together a Hummus Plate

Apr 18, 2016 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,

How To Put Together a Hummus Plate for you today! All of our favorites to share before dinner!

Thrilled to partner with Sabra today to bring you one of our very favorite ways to spend time together before dinner, our “unofficial meal.”  This time together before we sit down for dinner is one of our favorite times of the day.

It is a casual, relaxed time we eat with our hands, talk about our day, laugh together and enjoy fresh beautiful food with our favorite varieties of Sabra Hummus.  Love this time as we are snacking together when the kids really can just be themselves and have great conversation with the family.
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BLT Cornbread Salad

BLT Cornbread Salad

Apr 13, 2016 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , ,

This BLT Cornbread Salad is delicious you won’t be able to keep you hands off of it!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the National Cornbread Festival which will be held April 23-24th in South Pittsburg TN. This is an exciting milestone for cornbread and what better way to celebrate than by sharing some favorite cornbread recipes?!

I’m thrilled to be involved with the Virtual Cornbread Potluck again this year.  As some of you might know, I was the National Cornbread Winner way back in 2007 with my Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges with Ranchero Cilantro Drizzle  You can see pics of me with my winning skillet crown, so much … Continue Reading »

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake

Apr 11, 2016 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Sponsored | Tags: , ,

These Caramel Cupcakes with Homemade Yellow Butter Cake are all kinds of delicious. Whip up a batch today!

What a treat partnering with Werther’s Original in honor of National Caramel Day!  I’ve developed a cupcake that you are going to absolutely love.  You have a homemade yellow butter cake with crushed caramel candies melted throughout when baked and my homemade buttercream on top with melted Werther’s Soft Caramels.

In celebration of National Caramel Day on Tuesday, April 5, Werther’s Original distributed 1 million pieces of rich, creamy caramel for commuters and candy lovers in the New York City area.  They got to see Werther’s giant, 6-foot-diameter candy bowl for themselves on National Caramel Day, located near the Times Square subway entrance.  How fun is that?!  Wish I was there to see that!

Oh my goodness, I’m nuts for these cupcakes with Werther’s Caramels.  Great for your upcoming parties!  Hope you enjoy!
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 14

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 14

Apr 9, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Thrilled to share another week of meal plan ideas with you! Here are some of my favorites that make great weeknight dinners. Enjoy!
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