Valentines Day Popcorn Balls #Recipe


For Christmas this year I received a popcorn popper and I was so excited.  We have been married for over 7 years and have never owned one!  I am always pining recipes that use popcorn and I can never make them, that is until now!  So I was very excited to try out a new recipe… [read more]

10 Delicious Soups to warm you from the inside out! #Recipe #HormelFamily

Soup Collage

The cold months of winter.  Don’t they make you just crave a blazing fire in the fireplace, a nice cozy blanket, and a bowl of warm soup? I’m always looking for delicious new recipes to try so I asked some of my blogger friends for their favorite soup recipes that they’ve made.  These recipes are… [read more]

Shari’s Berries is a delicious Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to impress!

sharis berries

I have a confession. Neither my husband nor I are great gift givers.  Come Valentines Day we always write each other cards or letters full of romantic sentiment.  But when it comes to finding great gifts both of us seem to fall short.  Well, except for that time almost three years ago when I gave… [read more]

Sunday Sweet Treats: Cake Mix Ice Cream Sandwiches! #Recipe

cake mix cookes

Do you ever check out the recipes on the back of your food packaging?  I don’t know where I’ve been all these years, but I just discovered the yumminess of Cake Mix cookies! If you haven’t tried them yet, they are a MUST! The Husband is a huge chocolate fan so the other day I… [read more]

Homemade Creamy Potato Soup

Creamy Potato Soup

I love soup. Especially in the winter time. I love how it just warms me to the bones and it is such a comfort food for me. And this potato soup recipe is one of my favorites. It is just so creamy and delicious and my husband and kids just devour it! So I thought… [read more]

Help ThinkThin and Dream Foundation grant wishes for adults with life-threatening illness + #Giveaway!


  ThinkThin, maker of delicious, gluten-free, high-protein, low to no sugar foods to help you stay on the path to your healthiest weight, has teamed up with the Dream Foundation this holiday season to help fulfill the wishes of Adults with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To do this thinkThin needs your help! Getting in the… [read more]

Need to spice up the holiday menu? Check out these #holiday #recipes! #HormelFamily

Chicken and Salsa Tortilla Bites

As I’ve mentioned in my post about fun traditions to start during the holidays, this will be our first year celebrating Christmas at our own home.  In years past we’ve gone to my parent’s house or to my in-laws’.  This year we’ll be staying at our own home.  Though we aren’t expecting any company, I… [read more]

Kids in the Kitchen–Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Pretzels!


On Wednesday we invited a couple of the neighbor kids over for a fun little treat making! I’d just seen these cute Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Pretzels over at Cookin’ Canuck, one of my favorite cooking blogs.  –Just a little plug here–Dara, the author of Cookin Canuck, is wonderful, an amazing cook, great photographer, and… [read more]

Holiday Cooking! 6 Delicious treats your kids will love to help you make!


There are very few kids who don’t love to get into the kitchen with mom and dad.  When they get to make something sweet they’re all the more excited.  Here are 4 treats that will have your kids licking their lips…and their fingers! Thanksgiving Pilgrims Hat Cookie  click the link above for the recipe With… [read more]

Tips for the Perfect Holiday Dinner #HormelFamily

Can you believe I’ve never cooked a ham or turkey?  LOL, I hope I’m not the only one.  In my defense, I’ve never yet had a Thanksgiving or Christmas in my own home.  This Thanksgiving will be no different.  We’ll be spending the holiday with my Aunts and Uncle, and my brothers and sisters. I’m… [read more]

Boys and Girls Clubs and Amway teach youth healthier ways of living with POSITIVE SPROUTS program!


In the consumer world of today, living sustainably is becoming more and more important.  Right in line with the importance of sustainable living is the importance of healthy living and healthy eating. Over the past couple years my family and I have become increasingly aware of the importance of these three things, and, in turn, are… [read more]

Homemade Apple Pie Caramel Apples #Recipe

A couple of months ago while enjoying a nice girls weekend my daughter and I stopped to get a caramel apple while doing some shopping. My daughter had never had one before and needless to say she is absolutely obsessed with them now! So my sister and I thought it would be fun to make… [read more]

Healthy Snack Time with Whole Fruit Smoothies – Review

Is anybody out there looking for a new refreshing, healthy treat?  Well I always am and J & J Snacks has come up with a new healthy snack called Whole Fruit Smoothies. Whole Fruit Smoothies are made with chunks of real fruit and bursting with a refreshing taste.  I could actually taste the pineapple chunks in… [read more]

Easy Cheesy Velveeta Queso Dip #Recipe

I love fall! I love when the weather starts to cool down, the leaves start to change colors, and I love watching football. What could better then spending a cool fall afternoon watching football? How about watching football while eating some yummy snacks! One of my favorite “get together” snacks is chips and queso.  Perfect… [read more]