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]

Temptation Candy, Bulk Candy for your Holiday Party and Special Occasion – Holiday Gift Guide

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I have a secret to tell you… There is something I really look forward to about the holidays.  I love spending time with family, I love watching my children as they open their gifts, and I love the overall feeling of goodwill during the holidays.  But for all my words about healthy eating I have… [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

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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

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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]

Crowd Pleasing Applesauce Cookies – Recipe

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Do you guys have a go-to cookie recipe?  Well this has become my go-to cookie recipe lately.  It is a yummy, moist and crowd pleasing recipe.   And it makes a lot of cookies so if you’re not taking them to a social get together then I suggest half-ing the recipe because if you don’t you will end… [read more]

Chicken Margherita Pasta Recipe with Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken

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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. I love food that is yummy, but I also love food that is quick and easy to make.  I think that I’m not the only one who feels this… [read more]

The kids will love these antioxidant packed Fresh Berry Popsicles #Recipe

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A few weeks ago we took the kids berry picking at Blueberry Hill farm here in Louisiana.  Since then we’ve been experimenting, making lots of yummy treats with the 11 lbs of berries we picked. One of our great successes was our fresh berry popsicles!  They may not look like much, but they are loaded… [read more]

Gluten Free Southern Style BBQ Lettuce Wraps #HormelFamily

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I’ve mentioned before that we’ve recently gone gluten-free.  My husband and both my boys are sensitive to the stuff so we finally decided to leave it behind.   Since then I’ve gotten creative with making some of our previous favorite meals gluten free.  In most cases this simply means finding a substitute for bread. The… [read more]