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Sharing my Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs with you today! Perfect way to start your day.

Make Ahead Freezer Smoothie Packs
Mornings can get somewhat hectic if you aren’t sure what you’re making everyone for breakfast.  Having these smoothie freezer packs ready to go in your freezer make for a simple and healthy breakfast choice.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you new recipes for the whole family.  Having our newly remodeled kitchen with Frigidaire Gallery appliances has given my kitchen new life.  Can’t tell you enough how great it is cooking and baking now.  What a difference!  Be sure to check out the full kitchen remodel HERE.
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Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta

Aug 22, 2016 | Dinner | Tags: , ,


This Weeknight Creamy Sausage Pasta is the perfect quick fix dinner for the whole family. A big time favorite of ours.

You know I always love simple weeknight dinners especially during the school year.  Mama don’t have time to be spending all afternoon in the kitchen, lol!

But seriously, I’m all about big flavors with minimal prep work.  This pasta is just that.  Everyone loves it.  Win!

Hope you enjoy 🙂
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 29

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 29

Aug 21, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

More meal planning recipe ideas for you today!  Some of my favorite recipes this week, hope you enjoy!!

Monday: Weeknight Chicken Stacked Enchiladas

Tuesday: Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese

Wednesday: Chicken Caprese Pasta Bake

Thursday: Baked Fajita Sliders

Friday and Saturday this mama takes a break in the kitchen 🙂

Sunday: 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos

Dessert Idea: Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Chocolate Chip Pisachio Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Pistachio Banana Bread

Aug 17, 2016 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: ,


This Chocolate Chip Pistachio Banana Bread is packed with all kinds of great flavors! A must make!

My cutest grandma who I call “Granna” just had a birthday over the weekend and I wanted to make her something special.  I noticed I had some very ripe bananas that needed to be used up, so decided to make her this Chocolate Chip Pistachio Banana Bread.

It’s a very simple banana bread recipe, hope you enjoy!

Creamed the butter and sugar then added the mashed bananas, eggs, vanilla then dry ingredients.

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Chocolate Dipped Butterfinger Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Butterfinger Cookies

Aug 15, 2016 | Cookies, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

My Chocolate Dipped Butterfinger Cookies are show stopping cookies that need to be made 🙂

You know I’m always baking up cookies around my house.  To celebrate back to school for my boys, I made a special chocolate dipped cookie that could not be more perfectly sweet.  Arizona always seems to start school so early in the summer, but we were all ready for our school season to start up again.  It was a great first week!  Here we are already on week 2.

Hope you enjoy these fancy cookies that look great on your table for any occasion!
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 28

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 28

Aug 14, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Here’s more Meal Plan recipe ideas for you for the week! Lots of favorites in this group.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday: Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas, Freezer Meal

Tuesday: Cheesy Taco Chili Rice Bake

Wednesday: Spicy Apple BBQ Grilled Chicken

Thursday: Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Friday and Saturday this mama takes a break in the kitchen 🙂

Sunday: Cheesy Sausage Skillet Lasagna

Dessert Idea: Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meals

Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal

Aug 10, 2016 | Chicken, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,

This Chicken Black Bean Enchiladas Freezer Meal is perfect for taking dinner to a friend or having on hand for a last minute dinner!

Having freezer meals are so great to pull out when time is short for is dinner.  Some nights I am scrambling to get dinner on the table, so I appreciate having freezer meals available.

Such a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you new recipes that the whole family will enjoy and saves you time in the kitchen.  I prepared a simple freezer meal with only a few ingredients that you can put together in no time.  I like to have freezer dinners on hand in case a friend is in need or when I run out of time during my busy week.  So nice to pull something out that you’ve prepared ahead of time.
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 27

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 27

Aug 8, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

How is it already August?!  Summer flew by just like I knew it would.  The kids are back to school this week, I have mixed feelings about it.  Mostly good feelings, lol!

Here are some dinner recipes to help kick off a great school year, hope you enjoy!

Monday: Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

Tuesday: Southwest Chicken Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls

Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner with my Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Bake

Thursday: Chicken Quinoa Stew

Friday and Saturday this mama takes a great from the kitchen 🙂

Sunday: Homemade Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Dessert idea: Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

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