Light Cookies and Cream Chocolate Milkshake

Light cookies and cream milkshake with TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve surprised even myself this past month. I’ve been sticking with my goal to eat better this year, and I love that my decision to eat healthier is rubbing off on my kids. My […]

110 of the Best Party Foods for the Big Game

110 of the best Party food for the big game

  Are you getting ready to celebrate the Big Game this weekend with friends…and lots of food? If you’re looking for more ideas for your football party (or any get-together with friends and family where food is involved) I’ve got the ultimate list of delicious party foods….over 100 of them! I have to admit…putting this […]

Weight Watchers Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {1 PointsPlus}

Weight Watchers Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

  When I get into to something, I tend to go in with both feet. When I started Weight Watchers during the last week of 2014, I had no idea how obsessed I would become with finding and creating delicious recipes that are better for me. OK, it sounds kind of silly when I say […]

Weight Watchers Lettuce Wraps {3 PointsPlus} #WeightWatchers

Weight Watchers lettuce wraps - 3 PointsPlus

  This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers […]

Easy Italian Wedding Soup #MeatballMasters

Easy Italian wedding soup with Johnsonville meatballs #MeatballMasters

I made this delicious and easy Italian Wedding Soup using Johnsonville® Meatballs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions are my own. Spaghetti and meatballs is a family favorite. A classic. A wonderful stand-by, welcome-anytime meal. But spaghetti is far from the only thing that meatballs are good for. I’ve made 15-minute […]

Weight Watchers Friendly Meals – A Collection of 35+ Recipes

Weight Watchers friendly meals

  This collection of Weight Watchers-friendly meals is sponsored by, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Even though I am currently working on a campaign with Weight Watchers, this post and collection are in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers. I am just personally interested and invested in finding (and sharing!) great […]

Toffee Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

English Toffee Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

  I was heading to a party this past Saturday night and had made somewhat healthy appetizers to bring along (that recipe will be coming soon). After licking so much black bean-cheesy goodness off my fingers, I got hungry for something sweet, so I headed downstairs to my food supply shelves to see what kinds […]

Veggie Crunch Salad {Weight Watchers 2 PointsPlus}

Veggie Crunch Salad 2 wwp+

  I was shopping at Trader Joe’s yesterday and was offered a sample. Never one to turn down a Trader Joe’s sample, I took a bite and was amazed. I don’t typically grab the sample products as readily as I did yesterday, but I HAD to make this salad at home. Not only was it […]

Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Top 10 Recipes of 2014 from Better in Bulk

  2014 was a great year for cooking here in the Franklin household (and on the blog!). We tried lots of new recipes that became family favorites and shared some of the old favorites that I’d never posted before. Here are the top 10 recipes posted in the last 12 months (based on traffic, reader […]

Corn, Avocado and Black Eyed Peas Salsa

Corn Avocado and Black Eyed Peas Salsa

  My sister shared this salsa recipe with me years ago and it quickly became a family favorite. We make it at just about every family gathering (it’s wonderful during the summer with a few extra fresh tomatoes) and it’s always a hit with company. While this salsa is delicious any time of the year, […]