Give Our Troops a Little Comforts from Home with Marie Callender’s #ComfortsFromHome

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This post brought to you by Marie Callender’s. All opinions are 100% mine. Giving our troops a little taste of the comforts from home has never been easier, thanks to Marie Callender’s. Right now, when you buy specially marked packages of delicious dinners and desserts, then enter the code on the Comforts from Home website, Marie Callender’s will donate $0.50 to the USO2GO. You’ve heard of the USO, right? Well, the USO2GO is one of their many wonderful programs designed to enrich the lives of our brave troops. The program gives kits filled with things like electronics, sporting gear, books, […] Read more »

Festive Appetizers for Your Holiday Parties

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This festive appetizers post is brought to you by Foodie. Every hostess with the mostest knows that the keys to a great holiday party are festive appetizers You can even completely blow off the main course and JUST have an appetizer feast if you do it right. I love parties that give me plenty of options, especially since I’m such a picky eater. Really, you can’t please everyone with just one dish. Festive appetizers are where it’s at! Take a look at my favorites! Just scroll through the handy Foodie widget and click on the appetizers that catch your eye […] Read more »

How to Throw an Amazing Mockingjay Book Party + Mockingjay Mocktail Recipe! #Mockingjay

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Also, this post contains spoilers in the section marked “Guide to Discussing Mockingjay.” If you haven’t read the book, you may want to skip that part. Are you ready for Mockingjay to hit theaters this month? I am! I cannot wait. Although I can’t go on opening night, I’m going the first week for sure. I love to go during the day when all the kids are in school. The theater is […] Read more »

Spice Up Your Life with TAZO Chai + Vanilla Caramel Chai Frappe Recipe #SweetMeetsSpicy

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I received complimentary TAZO Chai as part of a Smiley360 Mission. All opinions are my own. Ready to add some sweet, sweet spice to your life with a tea so yummy, it practically doubles as a dessert? TAZO Chai is seriously good stuff that satisfies your craving your sweet and spicy. Best of all, depending on how you drink it, it doesn’t mess with your diet! I received delicious TAZO Chai Vanilla Caramel Latte Concentrate, TAZO Chocolate Chai Filter Bags and coupons to try out other varieties. Believe me, I’ve tried EVERY variety at this point I think! I’m having […] Read more »

Storm of the Century Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe #PastaFits

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“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I was a young Navy wife living in Maryland when the blizzard struck in 1996. Barely 20 and even more a novice in the kitchen than I am now,  I didn’t really keep a pantry stocked.  I wasn’t exactly prepared for bad weather. After three days stuck indoors, we were running dangerously low on food. I was also […] Read more »

Cheesy Corn Casserole Holiday Side Dish Recipe with Sargento Natural Cheese

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento. All opinions are 100% mine. With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start thinking side dishes! My aunt always makes an amazing corn casserole that I just love. When I was thinking about recipes that would go great with Sargento Shredded Cheese, I wondered if maybe that corn casserole dish would work? Is it possible to make something amazing even better? With Sargento Shredded Cheese, the answer is usually yes. I say “usually” because, well, there are SOME things you really can’t put cheese […] Read more »

Enjoy Your Favorite Mega Berry Smoothie Recipe Year Round with Frozen Fruits!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love berries. I’m an incredibly picky eater. There are so few veggies that I will touch, but I do love berries! Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries. If it has berries in the name, chances are I love it. I remember picking blackberries off the bush when I was a kid. I’d come home with baskets full of them. Now, I don’t live anywhere near those bushes. I find that fresh berries in the store are a bit pricy. I […] Read more »

Halloween Candy Bar Latte Recipe with Legit Organic

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Trick or Treat!! Time to get out those costumes, grab a bag and start the yearly candy-begging ritual. This year, I’m thrilled to introduce you to my very recently discovered new favorite: Legit Organics chocolate bars! Plus, I have a super awesome Halloween candy bar latte recipe for you to try! Legit Organics supplied the tasty treats, but the recipe and opinions are all mine. Candy Bar Latte Recipe Let’s start with this delicious (if I do say so myself) candy bar latte recipe, shall we? Now, I have an inexpensive little espresso maker (dreaming of a fancier one…someday!), but […] Read more »

Chicken & Fall Harvest Veggies Hot Pasta Salad Recipe #PastaFits

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pastasamples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? Isn’t that exciting? To me, every month is “pasta month,” as it’s my all-time favorite dinner food. I’m not a big veggie person, but I do love zucchini and squash! I’m always looking for delicious yet easy ways to incorporate them into recipes. I came across a Chicken and Pasta […] Read more »

Simply7 Quinoa Chips Are Simply the Best, No Exaggeration!

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I received a case of Simply7 Quinoa Chips for review. All opinions are my own. Craving a delicious, salty and crunchy snack? You HAVE to try Simply7 Quinoa Chips! These are, hands down, the best chips I’ve ever tasted in my life. I kid you not! When the box arrived, I thought “hey, there’s plenty to share with my family and friends!” When I tasted them, though, I thought “where can I hide these so no one else knows I have them?” I did end up sharing…a little. Not the Sea Salt though. Those were ALL mine! What is a […] Read more »