Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood

Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood

Healthy Summer Snacks with Taste of Nature | backyard play & craft #realtastesgood The days of unstructured outdoor play have finally returned and we have been soaking in every second of the warm weather, fresh air and much needed Vitamin D. When the sun is shining and our minds are focused on having "fun" - quick and satisfying healthy snacks are the key to a perfect day outdoors. To maximize my own time spent outdoors, before we head out for the day, I like to plan and put together an Outdoor Snack Cart or snack tray. Healthy Continue reading

Cheese Appetizer Recipes | cheese pairings and snack ideas

Cheese Appetizer Recipes | cheese pairings and snack ideas

Cheese Appetizer Recipes - Cheese Pairings and Snack Ideas | This post brought to you by Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine. When you're looking for a quick tasty snack it's hard to go wrong with cheese. Around here it's quite normal for us to slice it right off the block- though sometimes it's fun to take a few extra minutes and serve it a touch of simple sophistication. While cheese is such a savory, full-filling snack all on its own - pairing it with simple accompaniments highlights the unique textures and flavors of each Continue reading

Cheese Straw Recipe | seasoned & baked cheese straws

Cheese Straw Recipe | seasoned & baked cheese straws

Cheese Straw Recipe | This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. When we were younger, my sister and I would make special trips to our local bagel shop every weekend just to pick up a couple of everything bagels. The bagels themselves were good but the 'everything' topping was what we craved the most. The flavorful combination of seeds, garlic and onion with a sprinkle of salt was our Continue reading

Turkey Roll Recipe | Everyday Thanksgiving Casserole Roll-Ups

Turkey Roll Recipe | Everyday Thanksgiving Casserole Roll-Ups

This post brought to you by Giant Eagle. All opinions are 100% mine. Turkey Roll Recipe - Everyday Thanksgiving Casserole | Growing up, one meal my Mom always had tucked away in the go-to dinner file was her turkey roll recipe. This easy to prepare weeknight meal captured the flavors of a Thanksgiving dinner all rolled up in a fun dish that we all loved. I recently was inspired to put a little spin on Mom's recipe with the addition of Knorr sides found at Giant Eagle. This simple dinner can be made even easier by tossing all of the Continue reading

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

Setting Up a Mimosa Bar | with free party printables

This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. Setting up a mimosa bar | There are many reasons to love the concept of a 'build your own' drink bar, especially when entertaining during the holidays. Having the opportunity assemble and customize your own drink creations makes for a fun party atmosphere and guest experience. For the host, it's an easy, time-saving option - presenting a casual, yet creative, way to set up the drink display. 'Build your own' drink bars are not only visually appealing, but are a Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | last minute holiday ideas #meetsandralee

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | last minute holiday ideas #meetsandralee

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | Tomorrow afternoon I'll be joining Michaels on Twitter as they host a special last minute holiday chat with Sandra Lee - the "Keep It Simple, Keep It Smart, Keep It Semi-Homemade" Sandra Lee With a week left to go - let the countdown begin. Sandra will be sharing some tips and tricks on holiday decorating, entertaining and last minute holiday short-cuts. She'll also be answering your questions as well. While browsing some of Sandra's shortcut chic ideas I found a recipe for Chocolate-Dipped Candy Continue reading

Flavored Ice Cubes | infused water recipes with Soma

Flavored Ice Cubes | infused water recipes with Soma

Flavored Ice Cubes - Infused Water Recipes with Soma | This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Soma, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #givesoma http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. I love opening our home and entertaining friends and family this time of year. Along with all of the expected holiday beverages, this season I'll be adding an flavored water bar to our party drink list. Water is the key to staying healthy and hydrated - and it's so easy to make your own all natural flavored Continue reading

Game Day Appetizer Recipes with Mrs. T’s Pierogies

Game Day Appetizer Recipes with Mrs. T’s Pierogies

Game Day Appetizer Recipes with Mrs. T's Pierogies | I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a gift card to purchase get-together supplies to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. With football season underway it's that time of year again for some impromptu game day gatherings. Entertaining friends for these type of casual get togethers is one of my favorite things to do - as it usually means no planning, no rules and no-fuss food ... as Continue reading

Baked Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pastanight http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Macaroni and cheese is still one of our all time pasta favorites. Besides being so comforting and filling, it's an easy dish to experiment with, enabling you to create a multitude of delicious combinations. The rich homemade sauce in this recipe combines three different cheeses and does not break down during the baking Continue reading

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | This post is brought to you by McCormick. With the back to school underway and the holidays approaching we are heading into prime bake sale season. While cookies and brownies are two of the most popular bake sale items, many of us are always looking for that next unique recipe to set our baked goods apart from the rest. For the month of September I am thrilled to partner with The McCormick Kitchen for the McCormick Bake Sale Blog Tour. The McCormick Kitchens, along with 36 bloggers, Continue reading