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This Homemade Blueberry Lemonade is the perfect refreshing summer drink that is absolutely tart delicious.
Homemade Blueberry Lemonade

Last week my husband brought home a whole bag full of gorgeous lemons so we were so excited to make some homemade lemonade with the boys and their friends.  I also had some fresh blueberries in the refrigerator that I cooked down with a little sugar and water.
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 16

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 16

May 3, 2016 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Here are some more meal plan recipe ideas for you.  I’ve included some of our favorites I’m sure your family will love!

Monday:  Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders

Tuesday:  Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos

Wednesday:  Mozzarella Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

Thursday:  Enjoy breakfast for dinner with my Breakfast Turkey Burgers

Friday and Saturday this mom takes a break from the kitchen 🙂

Sunday:  Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

Dessert Idea: White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies

Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos

Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos Recipe

May 2, 2016 | Chicken, Cinco de Mayo, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


These Chicken Black Bean Corn Tacos Recipe make a tasty weeknight dinner the whole family loves.
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What a pleasure partnering with Target and Old El Paso today to bring you a new Cinco de Mayo recipe!  I’ve put together a simple healthier style taco that is quick enough to whip up during busy weeknights.

I’ve used Old El Paso’s Stand n’ Stuff Taco Shells that make it so easy to serve.  No more tacos tipping over with all of the filling falling out.  Love these shells that stand up on their own.
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Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Iced Orange Apple Bread Recipe

Apr 27, 2016 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , , ,


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

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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