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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.
Enjoy!
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Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shorbread Magic Bars

Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars

Aug 25, 2014 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: , , , ,


These Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Shortbread Magic Bars are sinfully delicious. A must try!  A must try! Great for an after school treat and surprising friends too!

I had this bright idea last week to make a gooey shortbread bar.  One thing lead to another in my science lab I mean kitchen and I ended up with these fabulous marshmallow topped sweetened condensed milk smothered shortbread magic bars.  They are literally one of my favorite treats yet.  I know I say that all of the time, but these really are to die for.
Try these for yourself and let me know what you think of my funky magic bars!!
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Baked Fajita Sliders

Baked Fajita Sliders

Aug 20, 2014 | Beef, Dinner, Sandwiches and Burgers, Superbowl | Tags: , ,

These Baked Fajita Sliders are a perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for busy back to school nights!

Back to school weeknight dinners can be so tricky when you are juggling all of the kids activities and homework.  I teamed up with Old El Paso today to bring you a new super simple dinner idea that the whole family will love and can even customize their own little slider.
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Iced Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Iced Cinnamon Zucchini Bread

Aug 18, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my Iced Cinnamon Zucchini Bread. It’s great for any sweet occasion :)

I sooo wish I still had some of this fabulous sweet bread laying around my kitchen still.  It literally was gone in about 60 seconds with all of the boys in my house.  Soft sweet bread with a heavy serving of icing….perfection.
Grab that zucchini in the refrigerator or garden and get baking, you’ll be glad you did!
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Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping

Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping

Aug 13, 2014 | Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,

My Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping is a perfect dinner that everyone will love!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Safeway today to bring you a perfect Summer Entertaining recipe today.  I developed a new mac and cheese and can’t say enough about it!

I was given a Safeway Gift Card to shop for all of my ingredients to develop this recipe.   Safeway has always been one of my favorite grocery stores.  My family grew up visiting their stores throughout our city.

There’s nothing I love more than creating an ultra cheesy mac and cheese recipe.  I thought it would be sinfully delicious to add crunchy bacon and a pretzel … Continue Reading »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie

Aug 11, 2014 | Cookies, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


My Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie is the perfect back to school treat to make for the kids!

It’s always a pleasure teaming up with Land O Lakes Butter to bring you new recipes!  Today I prepared for you what I think is the perfect back to school treat for the kids….my Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Cookie.

Back to school can be a busy time which is why I wanted to develop a simple treat that wouldn’t take much time in the kitchen.  The kids love the peanut butter and jelly combo and what better way to enjoy it than drizzled over a cookie cut into wedges.

Hope you enjoy!

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