Healthy Eating Options from Tyson® Grilled & Ready®

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. Did any of you make the New Years Resolution to become a healthier you?  Either by becoming more active or by choosing healthy eating options?  Well then I have got some wonderful tips to share with you!  Tyson Foods has created a new program called… [read more]

Eight Great Appetizers and Desserts for Parties! #HormelFamily

Artichoke Bruschetta

Whether you’re looking for last minute ideas for New Year’s appetizers or great appetizers for entertaining in general, I’ve rounded up some mouthwatering appetizers and desserts for parties that will leave your guests begging for seconds. This Artichoke Bruschetta from Mom Endeavors is quick and easy to prepare and is guaranteed to be a winner… [read more]

3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe

Quick and Easy 3 Ingredient Cookies

When I was growing up I loved coming home from school and having an after school snack. They ranged anywhere from fresh fruit, a piece of bread, or my all time favorite, cookies! And once I got older I loved to bake cookies and try out new recipes. Now flash forward 15 (or so) years… [read more]

Southwestern Bacon and Roasted Red Pepper Muffin Tin Quiche

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This month Hormel gave the Hormel Extended Family Bloggers a challenge to come up with our very own holiday creations using 2 Hormel ingredients.  I thought, and thought, and thought some more. By now those of you who read my blog know I love good food, but I also love great tasting food. I generally… [read more]

Tips for Making Holiday Cooking Less Stressful #PAMSmartTips

Baked fish with Mushroom Butter Sauce

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. You guys, Thanksgiving is next week and I’m kinda freaking out about my upcoming holiday cooking!!!  I have butterflies in my stomach just writing about it! Why the freak out session? For the first time in my 34 year existence… [read more]

Healthy Eating Tools from EatSmart – EatSmart Kitchen Scales – Holiday Gift Guide

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Disclosure: I received the following product in exchange for this gift guide feature.  All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   The Holidays are upon us and I am loving every minute of it!   I love shopping, gift giving, family get together’s and lets not forget all that yummy food!  I love cooking and baking… [read more]

Favorite Game Day and Tailgating Recipes! #HormelFamily

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With the weather cooling down, fantasy leagues maxed-out and team colors proudly on display, one thing is certain – football season is upon us! That means it’s time to take advantage of the autumn weather, head out to the stadium or your own background and fire up the grill and host your own tailgate party!… [read more]

“Boo”licious Treats – Chocolate Covered Pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns

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Are you attending any Halloween party’s this year and need to take a treat?  I made these chocolate covered pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns one night while I was waiting for my husband to come home from work but they were so easy and fun to make that your kids would love to help out! I took them to a family… [read more]

Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip #Recipe #HormelFamily

Black bean roasted red pepper dip

Disclosure: This post was written in conjunction with my participation in the Hormel Extended Family Blogger program. I received Hormel food products to try out. All content is my own. Having grown up very near the Mexico border in San Diego, I was surrounded by Hispanic culture and food.  Many of my friends were Mexican… [read more]

Snack Time with Goody Good Stuff – Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. In the past year I have been on a serious health kick.  I started a rigorous work out program and I also started to take a look at my… [read more]

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings #HormelFamily

gluten free chicken and dumplings

I know…I’ve yet to see a really appetizing picture of Chicken and Dumplings. What the what?!  Gluten free Chicken and Dumplings?! Yep, and they are delicious!  Sometimes it can be really difficult coming up with gluten free dinner ideas for those of us who aren’t accustomed to it.  And before you start getting suspicious that… [read more]

Delicious Berry Trifle – Recipe

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I am always looking for yummy new recipes to try and when I came across this Red, White and Blue Trifle recipe on pinterest from skinnytaste.com I hit the jackpot. Not only was it amazing to eat but you would never believe that it ended up being a lower calorie dessert option! You can have… [read more]

Create Some Fun with DIY Candy Necklaces

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Now this activity may not be suitable for everyone.  It may result in hyper kids bouncing off the walls but it may also result in tons of fun, giggling, crazy, wild entertainment and fun memories for you and your cute little kiddos.   And before I begin I have to admit that I am one that limits… [read more]

Bringing the outdoor barbeque indoors! Oven Baked Pork Back Ribs Recipe #HormelFamily

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Disclosure: As a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. I occasionally receive coupons and products to aid in my posts and recipes.  All content is my own. It’s hot outside…almost too hot.  And it is humid…waaaay too humid.  *Sigh* Louisiana… Unless I’m at the pool, this Southern California girl tries to stay indoors as much as possible… [read more]