Light Carrot Cake Cupcakes {With Hatching Chick Cookies}

light carrot cake cupcakes

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bakery Crafts for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you know me, you know that I enjoy any excuse to bake. Last week, my youngest son, AJ, had a Blue and Gold banquet for Cub Scouts, and I was tasked to bring […]

Easy Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup

Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup

  I love a good challenge, especially when food is involved. This month, I was challenged to come up with a recipe or fun way to use Libby’s NEW Vegetable Cups, and I have to admit….I surprised even myself. My whole family couldn’t get enough of the Tex-Mex Vegetable Soup that I made! Although this […]

Light Applesauce Blueberry Muffins

light applesauce blueberry muffins recipe

  Despite the fact that I’m eating much better lately, I still do have a sweet tooth and a strange desire to bake. Call it kitchen therapy. The act of stirring ingredients, experimenting with different flavors, and smelling my homemade treats heating up in the oven relaxes me and makes me happy unlike anything else. […]

Roasted Cajun Cauliflower and Sausage #MeatballMasters

Roasted cauliflower and Italian Sausage with Johnsonville #MeatballMasters

I made this delicious and simple recipe for Roasted Cajun Cauliflower and Sausage using Johnsonville® Italian Sausage as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All opinions, enthusiasm and photos are my own. Follow #MeatballMasters on your favorite social networks for more delicious recipes using Johnsonville®. I’ve been craving cauliflower lately and bought a head […]

Sauteed Polenta with Marinara Sauce

Sauteed polenta with marinara sauce weight watchers recipe

  I love shopping at Trader Joe’s, especially when they have delicious samples for me to try. I’ve been surprised, actually, to find several of my favorite diet-friendly meals and snacks from their samples. Recently, my Trader Joe’s was sampling polenta, which I had honestly never tasted before. I was totally hooked and bought 2 […]

Death By Chocolate {A Collection of 35+ Chocolate Recipes}

Death by Chocolate recipes

  Chocolate cake. Chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate brownies, pies, drinks, candies… Chocolate is, perhaps, one of the my favorite treats (in its many forms), and so it was kind of a no-brainer for me to choose Chocolate as the theme for my collection this month. While this post is sponsored by Foodie through Mode […]

Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup {Groundhog Day Recipe}

Italian Sausage and Tomato Soup - Groundhog Day recipe

  Earlier today, we were talking with the kids about Groundhog Day – what it means, what happens on Groundhog Day, how long it’s been a tradition in the US. My husband decided that we needed to start a new family tradition and find a new recipe to prepare and eat every Groundhog Day. After […]

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 […]