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Autumn Apple Tea

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting my children into the kitchen with me hasn't always been a top priority. In fact, it has only been the last couple of years that I've brought them in with me and started teaching them the way around the kitchen. It always seemed easier to do it myself, but I've … [Read more...]

Easy Blended Iced Coffee

It's October, but it's still warm in Texas. I'm not sad though. It just means I get to enjoy my cold coffee drinks, like this Easy Blended Iced Coffee, just a little bit longer before switching back to the warmer options. I recently received the Nutri Ninja Ninja Blend Max Duo (read my full review here) and I'm loving how easy it is to use in … [Read more...]

Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Muffins

When I think about bright, orange pumpkins, I think about fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I think about pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice recipes and carving pumpkins for decorations on the front porch. But there are some very good reasons to use pumpkins throughout the year, not just during the fall holidays. Recently I learned that it’s also a good … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pickles and Red Onion

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own. #GameTimeGrilling There's no denying that I'm a born and raised Texan gal. I say y'all more times than I care to admit and I'm not the least bit sorry for it. Because Texas is just awesome, y'all! The people, the venues, the entertainment -- but what makes Texas … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Frozen Whipped Pineapple

This post is sponsored by DOLE® Frozen Fruit. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. In my circle of friends my house seems to be the place to hang out. Which is totally fine with me. It just means that I always have to be prepared in case of unexpected drop-ins. Like the other night when three other families decided to drop in for a … [Read more...]

Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam

Apple picking season is upon us and I'm always looking for ways to use the season's harvest. With apples being one of my favorite fall fruits, I incorporate it throughout most of my fall cooking. A super simple way to use the season's harvest is to make a Lightened Up Chunky Apple Jam that can be canned and used throughout the year. Lightened … [Read more...]

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

This Strawberries and Cream Smoothie recipe and post was in partnership with SweetLeaf. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My kids are addicted to smoothies. They see the blender out and get all excited because they know a delicious, creamy smoothie, like this Strawberries and Cream Smoothie, is in their near future. They love … [Read more...]

Salted Coffee Chicken Wings

This Salted Coffee Chicken Wings recipe and post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of Community Coffee. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My mornings start with a cup of freshly brewed coffee because ... well ... mornings. Between work and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cranberry Cereal Bars

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I don't know about you, but I'm not looking forward to the busy mornings again. I love the later alarms and relaxed mornings. But I know that once school starts again my relaxed mornings are out the window! Regardless of how well I plan ahead my mornings are always … [Read more...]

Easy Skillet Steak with Onions and Mushrooms

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I'm looking at the calendar and I'm in awe that summer is almost over for the kids. Before I know it, we will be back to early bed times, homework, and super busy days (and nights)! So I'm starting my planning early and trying to secure down a back-to-school meal plan. And … [Read more...]