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Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls

Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls

Sep 21, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


These Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights.

Dinner can be so tricky when there’s so much going on during our busy weeknights.  Between homework and the many kids activities it seems like there is no time to get dinner on the kitchen table.  I am partnering with Green Giant™ this month to bring you simple weeknight dinners with added vegetables that the whole family will enjoy.
Instead of our usual brown rice bowls with just chicken and salsa, I added Green Giant™ Honey Roasted Corn Steamer for a fun twist and more vegetables.  I used precooked brown rice that is microwavable as well as precooked chicken breast that I chopped.  Simple and flavorful weeknight dinner that is a breeze to add to your menu plan.
Be sure to enter Green Giant™ Sweepstake to win a week of free dinners prepared by a professional chef by posting your dinner ideas on  your social media pages with the hashtag #ReinventWeeknights
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Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Sep 19, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , ,

My Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla makes the perfect quick and simple weeknight dinner or lunch!

There’s nothing more that I love than a hot buttery crisp quesadilla right off of the skillet.  I have developed a Southwest style quesadilla with some of my favorite ingredients.

I prepared a salsa verde shredded chicken that’s layered with 3 cheeses and black beans stuffed inside buttery tortillas.
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Snacking with Ritz

Snacking with Ritz

Sep 16, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , , ,


I’ve got three great Snacking with Ritz recipes for you today that will have the family jumping for joy :)

My boys come running through the door after school starving.  Apparently they rush so fast through their lunch so they can have more time to play at recess.  I put together some fun bite size snacks that the whole family will enjoy using Ritz Fresh Stack Crackers.

First up are these fun Pepperoni Pizza Stackers.   I layered pepperoni, sliced cheese sticks and a dollop of pizza sauce over Ritz Fresh Stack Everything Crackers with onion, poppyseed, garlic and sea salt.  The boys went nuts for these!

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Weeknight Sausage and Cheesy Vegetable Penne Pasta

Weeknight Sausage and Cheesy Vegetable Penne Pasta

Sep 14, 2014 | Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


My Weeknight Sausage and Cheesy Vegetable Penne Pasta makes dinner stress-free and delicious!

Pasta is such a great weeknight dinner choice.  You can dress it up in so many different ways, which is probably why it makes an appearance a couple times each week in our house.  I developed a new pasta recipe for you today that literally only has a few ingredients which makes it so great for weeknight cooking!  I had so much fun sitting back and watching my boys devour this pasta recipe.
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The Best Pumpkin Recipes

The Best Pumpkin Recipes

Sep 12, 2014 | Desserts | Tags: , , ,

Treat yourself to my favorite pumpkin recipes! In fact these are The Best Pumpkin Recipes :)

Two Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
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Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sep 10, 2014 | Cookies, Sponsored, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to a taste of Fall with my Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies!  There’s nothing like pumpkin and chocolate together!

Fall baking is the best time of year isn’t it?!  The aromas that come from the kitchen is hard to beat.  I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new cookie recipe today.  It is jam packed with all of my favorite flavors including brown butter, pumpkin and chocolate chips.  The whole family will be flocking for these fun cookies!
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Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

Sep 7, 2014 | Dinner, Meatless, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


Try my simple to prepare Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla this week for dinner!

I am thrilled to share my new quick fix weeknight quesadilla with you today.  I know how stressful it is trying to decide what to make for dinner each week when you’ve got a zillion other things to do with your family.
I am partnering with Green Giant™ Valley Fresh Steamers this month to bring you simple to prepare dinner recipes that help you find new alternatives for dinner with your family during the sometimes hectic week.
Be sure to enter Green Giant™ Sweepstake to win a week of free dinners prepared by a professional chef by posting your dinner ideas on your social media pages with the hashtag #ReinventWeeknights.
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10 Perfect Back to School Cookie Recipes

10 Perfect Back To School Cookies

Sep 2, 2014 | Cookies | Tags:

I’ve got 10 Perfect Back to School Cookies for you to make everyone’s day a little brighter!  There’s nothing like coming home from school to a fresh batch of cookies in the kitchen.  You can’t go wrong with my favorites below!

Candy Bar Crusher Cookies
These buttery crisp cookies are packed with your favorite candy bars.  The best part….use your family favorites!
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Maple Bacon Vegetable Corn Recipe

Maple Bacon Vegetable Corn Recipe

Aug 27, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: , , , ,


This Maple Bacon Vegetable Corn Recipe is the perfect side to any main dish!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Progresso today to bring you a perfectly simple side dish that pairs nicely with their Chicken Rice with Vegetable Soup.  My family loves to have soup for lunch or dinner all year long.  Such a simple and satisfying meal.
I paired some of my favorite ingredients to this corn recipe.  I love the sweet and savory flavor combination!  You get a hint of pure maple with each bite of corn, vegetables and bacon pieces.  The whole family is going to love this one.  My boys enjoy the sweetness from the maple syrup and corn along with the salty crunchy bacon pieces.  Our 2 year old likes to eat the bright peppers first.  A little something for everyone.
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