Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

 Garlic knots are the perfect addition to any italian meal. In my world, garlic knots go good with anything. Bread and garlic, sign me up!  Aside from making the dough, garlic knots are easy to make. If you like making bread at home you can keep dough on hand for any occasion.  A simple toss […]

Gluten Free Blueberry Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Blueberry Hazelnut Coffee Cake – Gluten Free Recipe

This not-too-sweet gluten free blueberry hazelnut coffee cake is an ode to Portland, Oregon, where hazelnuts, blueberries and weekend brunches reign supreme. With this cake, you can celebrate and savor all three, anytime, anywhere.


Egg Salad Crescent Carrots

These carrot shaped crescent rolls are so cute and you can stuff them with anything, egg salad, tuna salad, or chicken salad. You simply fill the bread with your favorite salad and add some dill. Little carrots for your springtime party.  Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year because the sun finally […]

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland by Perdue. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite go to lunches is my chicken strawberry and feta salad. It blends all of my favorite flavors together in a burst of flavor. I can make it fast too, with Harvestland® by […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – Reese’s Copycat

These chocolate peanut butter eggs are just like the Reese’s ones you’ll find in the store except they are made from scratch and have no preservatives. We spring for all natural or organic choices in our house so it’s less processed than the original.  I have a weakness for peanut butter eggs. Throughout the year […]

Strawberry Pomegranate Fruit Leather

Strawberry Pomegranate Fruit Leather

One of my favorite snacks is fruit leather. When we stopped eating high sugar and processed foods we cut out fruit roll up type snacks. Luckily, I was able to find an alternative to our favorite snack and it tastes even better homemade without any added sugar. It’s also incredibly simple to make. Every batch […]

Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta

Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta

Sometimes your pasta needs a good kick to change it up from being boring pasta. This Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta is a delicious way to do that with lots of peppers and red pepper flakes.  I’m a fan of flavor, which is a reason I’m notorious for going out to eat for dinner. We get […]

Apple Hazelnut Granola

Hazelnut Granola Apple Slices

 Sometimes I just need something crunchy and sweet to munch on. I don’t keep junk food in the house and during the holidays we try to get rid of any that may have snuck into the house. One of my new favorite snacks is a simple one. It’s just sliced apples, skinny hazelnut spread, granola and […]

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

The opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only ever work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like.  Sometimes eating healthy can get boring. I know I’m not the only one that feels like that, so I try to switch things up every now and again by […]

Gooey Sugar Coma S'mores Bars

Gooey Sugar Coma S’mores Bars

Does your sweet tooth love s’mores as much as mine? I had a craving for something s’more related and decided to use what I had around my house to make these gooey sugar coma s’mores bars.  For these bars, I literally threw everything in a baking dish and melted it together. That’s all a s’more […]

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 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  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 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 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 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 […] Protection Status