Desserts

This Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza is great for an after school snack or for a fun dessert!  The kids love helping in the kitchen with this one too!

Apple Peanut Butter S'mores Pizza

pillsbury logoI am thrilled to be partnering with Pillsbury today to bring you a new pizza night idea! I wanted to use family friendly ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.  My boys love these flavors and this pizza is so simple to prepare that they get to help with every step.

Makes for a really fun family night!

Be sure to follow Pillsbury on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube or Pinterest  for how-to recipes, videos, and tips….and also the Pillsbury Pizza Site HERE.

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Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Sep 30, 2014 | Drinks, Skinny Palate, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


This healthy Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake is great any time of the day!

Is there anything better than a guilt-free delicious shake?  I think not :)  I’ve got a great recipe and new cookbook to share with you today that I think you are going to love!
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Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Sep 28, 2014 | Dinner, Meatless, Sandwiches and Burgers, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


This Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe is such a fun weeknight dinner idea. The kids love this twist on traditional bean and cheese burritos.

I’ve got a new weeknight dinner idea for you today!  My boys love having bean and cheese burritos on a regular basis so I thought it would be fun to create a pizza calzone with one of their favorite dinners.
With school in session and activities in full force, it’s so nice to have quick fix dinner ideas for the family.  I’m all about keeping it simple!
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Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Sep 24, 2014 | Desserts | Tags: , , , ,


My Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies are a simple dessert perfect for any occasion.

Fall baking is the best isn’t it?  I could not be more in love with my Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies.  Literally just a few ingredients and you’ll have these warm flaky iced hand pies ready for the eatin’ :)
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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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