Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

This past week I was invited to a Puff Pastry Ladies Night with a handful of other bloggers to experience how easy it is to make lots of great food for entertaining with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.  They sponsored the party and the following recipe that I created for you guys!  We feasted on some savory […]

Homemade Skinny Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread – Blendtec Review

This homemade hazelnut spread is a skinny version of the Nutella you already love. It is made with dark chocolate and almond / coconut milk blend instead of milk and cocoa. It tastes great and you can make it at home in your blender or food processor.  Blendtec recently sent me their Designer 725 to […]

Better for you Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Better for You Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of my major weaknesses. This recipe cuts out a lot of the fat by baking and served in a smaller portion, making it a better for you version of a favorite. I’ll be making these for Super Bowl Sunday.  Paired with a bold Lite Ranch dressing or Lite Blue Cheese, […]

SImple Green Smoothie

Some Beautiful Smoothie Recipes

The following collection was curated on Foodie.com Smoothies are one of my favorite things to eat in the morning. I normally have a cup of coffee followed by a smoothie. I make them big enough to get each of the girls one and a snack for myself later in the day. I drink most of […]

White Chicken Pizza

White Chicken Pizza Recipe

Any pizza, is a good pizza and this white chicken pizza recipe is just another favorite to add to my list. It’s made with fresh ingredients and homemade pizza dough. A few years ago I met up with a few bloggers and we made a fantastic dinner together. We all helped prepare it over a […]

Homemade Snowman Marshmallow Straws

Homemade Snowmen Marshmallow Straws

This post is brought to you by the Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen I’ve not tried my hand at homemade marshmallows because I thought is was hard but I was surprised at just how easy it is. I made marshmallow frosting for our Disney Kids party last month and it was yummy, but supper sticky because of […]

Festive Cocktails for Winter

Festive Cocktails for Winter

This collection was curated on Foodie.com.  I’m not much of a drinker but I like to indulge in a cocktail every once in awhile. Winter holds some of the prettiest and most festive cocktails. With flavors like cranberry, apple and candy canes, you can’t go wrong.  One of my favorites is the warm mulled wines […]

Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls Recipe

There was a shop that sold buckeye balls arranged on a tree around Christmas time when I was working and going to college. I had never had one before until a company Christmas party and since then I’ve been hooked. Buckeye Balls are pretty much homemade Reese’s cups with more peanut butter! But they look like […]

Festive Thanksgiving  Appetizers

Festive Thanksgiving Appetizers Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.  I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year so I’ve been looking for yummy appetizers for people to munch on while dinner finishes cooking in the oven. It will keep everyone out of the kitchen to allow me time to get everything completed and I won’t be stepping around anyone. […]

Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew - Slow Cooker meals

Ham, Kale and Navy Bean Stew – Slow Cooker eMeals

I am an eMeals blogger, this post contains affiliate links that help support this site.  I’m such a sucker for Slow Cooker meals. They are so easy to make and great for working families that rush home after a busy day and the first thing out of everyone’s mouth is, whats for dinner? eMeals now […]

The Hunger Games Inspired Food from characters and Districts

The Hunger Games – Food Inspired from the Characters and Districts

I’m the epitome of a Young Adult fangirl. The Hunger Games is one of my favorite series. I’m a sucker for a distopian trilogy. Divergent being my other favorite. Being in Atlanta I’m able to experience The Hunger Games at a whole new level because the movies were filmed here. One of my favorite spots […]

apple recipes

The Apple of My Eye, or at Least My Belly

This post is curated by Foodie.com. Besides my obsession with pumpkin, fall is the time that Apples are ripe and seeing as I grew up in the Apple Capitol, I tend to love a wide variety of apples and anything made with apples. Here are a few of the recipes that I am dying to […]

Pumpkindoodle Cookies

Pumpkindoodle Cookies – To Add to Your Pumpkin Spice Craze

What happens when a Snickerdoodle and a Pumpkin cookie get together and have a baby? A Pumpkindoodle cookie, and man are they good. My experimenting paid off, so much so that my family ate the first batch I made before I could take pictures of them. How heartbreaking to have to make more….really kill me […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Surprise Rice Krispies Treats

I love Fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. It’s not hot but not yet cold. We break out the sweaters, scarves, and boots. But the best part of Fall is all things pumpkin! I made these Rice Krispies treats last year when I found a host of Pumpkin flavored treats to mix together […]

Hot Roast Beef Sandwich

Slow Cooker Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

Slow cooker recipes are the answer to busy mom meals. One of my favorite meals is a simple hot roast beat sandwich. Good for dinner or a lunch. The meat is tender and loaded with flavor. Just set it and forget it until it’s time to eat.  I bought my sirloin tip roast from Whole […]

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Healthy After School Snack Ideas – Frushi Recipe

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. Snack time is my kids favorite time. They get to pick something out that will hold them over until dinner time but also satisfy a sweet or savory tooth. These are some of our favorite after school snacks that are also heathy […]

Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken

Spicy Sriracha Lemongrass Chicken Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My families love for spicy food runs deep, in all ethnic foods. After we tried some delicious Vietnamese food at a Food Truck festival we fell in love with lemongrass and the flavor is gives. So […]

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

Spicy Habanero Guacamole Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias I’m a sucker for spicy foods. I’ve recently upgraded from jalapeño peppers to the much hotter habanero peppers. So I wanted to try it out in my mother’s guacamole recipe to see if it gave me a nice kick in […]

Vegan Banana Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Banana Dark Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Homemade ice cream is a real treat. There are endless options that you can try. I have been dying to try my hand at dark chocolate ice cream. To make it fun I decided to make […]

Back to school lunch

Back to School Lunch Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com and eMeals. Contains affiliate links that help fund this site. All opinions are my own. Can you believe it’s already time to send the kids back to school? They go back so early in the South. I’m already thinking about all the lunches I’ll need to pack […]

Unforgettable Movie Night and Golden Oreo Popcorn

Unforgettable Movie Night with Kids – Golden Oreo Popcorn

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Spending quality time takes more then sitting and watching a movie. It’s about the lead up and the excitement. It’s about selecting your favorite popcorn […]

Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

Amazing Ice Cream Recipes

This post is brought you you by Foodie.com. I’m drooling over all the amazing ice cream recipes I keep finding. The summer heat makes me want to swim in it. Then I discovered this Yonanas thing that makes fruit into ice cream and it’s now on my wish list so I can make some all […]

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken

Oven Roasted Rosemary Citrus Chicken Recipe

This roasted rosemary citrus chicken recipe has become a true favorite in my house. I’ve recently taken on a gluten free diet to see if it helps with some of my health issues and I discovered that gluten is hidden in things you wouldn’t think it is. Like seasonings. So I’ve become a heavy label […]

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

This post brought to you by Pompeian. All opinions are 100% mine. I love salads. Big beautiful ones with lots of color and flavor. It’s a meal in a bowl. This month is National Vinegar and National Salad month! So I wanted to make one of my favorite salads to enjoy from scratch, even the […]

Outdoor Grilling

Awesome Outdoor Grilling Recipes

This post is brought you by Foodie.com. A great place to collect recipes. All opinions are my own. We love the summer time, because we do a lot of grilling. We go through lots of propane and try new things to try on the grill. We recently discovered how amazing grilled peaches are. There is […]

The best Meatball recipe!

The Best and Easiest Meatball Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla®. It makes me feel good that the little things I do, like simply buying pasta sauce for my family can help other families in need. I mentioned Barilla®’s partnership with Feeding America, but now they are offering a great program where Barilla® will […]

Berry Beautiful Spring Salads

Berry Beautiful Spring Salads

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All collections and thoughts are my own. I love Spring! Aside from the pollen, everything is in bloom and lots of fruits and berries start popping out. One of my favorite things to do with those fruits and berries is to put them on my salads. Switching […]

Easter Wine Pairings

Easter Brunch and Dinnner Wine Pairings

I was sent Mirassou® Wine to try and share with my family. All opinions are my own.  It’s time for the big southern brunches and dinners. Families coming together to eat good and share a holiday together. Southerns do it big too, go big or go home. We like big meals filled with a glazed ham […]

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Chocolate Coconut Scones

Scones are the special pastry that I treat myself to occasionally at Starbucks when I’m working. There is something about them. It’s like eating sweet bread that you don’t have to wait long for. They are the perfect compliment to coffee and tea. I’ve never made scones before so I was surprised at how simple […]

Southern Style Sunday Dinner

Southern Style Sunday Dinner Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own. I’ve lived in the south nearly my whole life and I still can’t make friend chicken. My husband calls me a southern disgrace. So I leave the friend chicken to him unless he wants it burnt. I’m a baker more than […]

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