Classic Sandwich Skewer Recipes | cold cut & club sandwiches on a stick

Classic Sandwich Skewer Recipes | cold cut & club sandwiches on a stick

This post brought to you by Sargento Foods, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Classic Sandwich Skewer Recipes | Over the summer Butch and I have been working on being more conscious about our food choices. Since our little guy has a feeding tube, and does not eat, it is quite hard for us to even get excited about sitting down to eat - which, honestly, we do not even take the time to do. A quick bite here and there has been our 'normal' routine for the past year. One change that has helped us the most is menu planning. Having meals set up and Continue reading

Lasagna Soup Recipe

Lasagna Soup Recipe

Lasagna Soup 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 #betterforyou http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO With September right around the corner I've already started thinking about some of our favorite fall recipes. Nothing welcomes the crisp chill of the season like a hearty, comforting bowl of warm soup. Once the temperatures start to drop the dutch oven becomes a permanent decoration sitting upon our stovetop. One of our favorite recipes Continue reading

Tex Mex Rice Bowl Recipe

Tex Mex Rice Bowl Recipe

Tex Mex Rice Bowl Recipe | This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cooking Light, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BTSatSafeway http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Fall is upon us and soon enough the back to school rush will be underway. Whether you have children in school or not, this time of year it seems as if we are all looking for ways to simplify our time spent back in the kitchen and ease the stress of weekday meal planning. Things are a little different around here with our little Continue reading

Warm Caprese Dip Recipe

Warm Caprese Dip Recipe

Warm Caprese Dip is a perfect recipe for this time of year as it requires just three ingredients - and two of them can be found right in your own homegrown garden. This simple twist on a summertime classic combines the same savory trio of vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and flavorful basil. I love to make caprese salad - especially when the ingredients can be pulled right from the garden - and this recipe variation is no different. It's a quick and easy way to put the abundance of ripe tomatoes and overgrown basil to good Continue reading

Peanut Butter S’mores | All You Magazine Recipe

Peanut Butter S’mores | All You Magazine Recipe

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Magazines are a staple around here during the summer. Digital readers are wonderful and convenient but there is just something special about laying on the beach or by the pool and thumbing through the glossy pages of a magazine. I recently had the chance to team up with All You magazine and check out the July issue. Up until recently it was exclusively at Continue reading

Frozen Coffee Granita Recipe | Made quick and easy with the Keurig

Frozen Coffee Granita Recipe | Made quick and easy with the Keurig

While we have been enjoying our new Keurig OfficePro for hot brewed beverages – as the weather gets warmer, we like to take our coffee and turn it into a nice cold icy dessert. This frozen coffee granita recipe is one of our favorites and incredibly easy to put together. While the convenience of the Keurig cuts the coffee prep time down to less than two minutes, this recipe can be made with any strong black coffee, brewed to your liking. I personally use two Emeril's Big Easy Bold k-cups - each brewed to an 8 ounce cup setting. This Continue reading

Banana Muffin Recipe | Perfect way to use up ripened bananas

Banana Muffin Recipe | Perfect way to use up ripened bananas

Bananas are always hit or miss around here. I can buy them and they can be gone in a few days - while other times they just sit. When they sit and actually start to turn brown this banana muffin recipe sure does come in handy - as the riper the bananas, the more flavorful these little mini muffins can be. Not sure if it is the touch of vanilla or the baked on cinnamon & sugar topping - but this recipe always makes those bananas seem a bit more appealing. Plus other than the sour cream - the remainder of the ingredients are Continue reading

Mini Appetizer Recipe Ideas – Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Mini Appetizer Recipe Ideas – Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

Happy Valentine's Day.. I still can't believe it is the middle of February, already. While many of you probably already have plans set - I am happy to say I just finished making my shopping list. We will be celebrating at home, low key - indulging in a special planned meal, as usual. While I am still quite obsessed with all of the mini tasting dishes used for our pre- Super Bowl Party - I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into a home-cooked dinner this year. The plan is to make a cozy little buffet for two, consisting of all Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Breakfast | Ideas and Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Breakfast | Ideas and Inspiration

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, this week's ideas and inspiration post is centered around a special surprise breakfast - planned and prepared with love. Whether your breakfasts consist of a full sit down meal or just a quick bite to eat - it doesn't take much to add a little extra touch of love to start your day off right. These fun Valentine's Day Breakfast ideas include something for everyone - and no matter what age you are - getting a heart shaped treat on your plate any day, is sure to make someone crack a Continue reading

Baked Parmesan Crisps | Quick Homemade Snack Recipe

Baked Parmesan Crisps | Quick Homemade Snack Recipe

I have another quick and easy snack to share - Baked Parmesan Crisps. They were included on the Game Day Party Table and only require one ingredient. These crispy treats take just a few minutes to prepare and they are tasty warm, right from the oven, or served cooled. Parmesan Cheese Crisps Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1. Preheat the oven to 400° 2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. A silpat baking mat can also be used. Even though both of these surfaces are non-stick, I still like to spray a very light coat of cooking Continue reading