Chicken & Fall Harvest Veggies Hot Pasta Salad Recipe #PastaFits


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!


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 »

Easy & Delicious After School Snacks with Arla Dofino

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf ofMom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. My son is an incredibly picky eater, but when it comes to cheese, he takes after his Mama! I think we both were mice in a former life or something. Jacob is also a grazer. He’s not one to sit and eat a big meal, so I try to make sure his snacks are healthy. With back to school season here, it’s even more important to make sure he’s getting […] Read more »

Sweet & Crunchy Yogurt Parfait Recipe

Fruit and Yogurt

The other night, I was hungry for something sweet. Since I’m trying to eat healthier- at least occasionally- I decided to mix up a parfait. I had some Quaker Warm & Crunchy Honey Almond granola left over from when I did my For the Love of Play post. As much as I could eat buckets of that stuff on its own (seriously, it’s my new favorite oatmeal!),  I thought it would make a great parfait layer too! Here’s the thing about the picture: it’s not staged, so it’s probably not really all that “Pinterest” worthy. Honestly, I made it, thought […] Read more »

Easy Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Pasta 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.  Growing up with an Italian grandmother meant that we had plenty of pasta on the table at family gatherings. Spaghetti was pretty much her go-to meal, and with good reason. At one point, she had five children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several spouses of her children and grandchildren to feed. Mind you, we rarely all got together at the same time, but a […] Read more »

Texas Pete Spicy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe #TexasPete

Texas Pete Final

This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. About two years ago, I developed an insane passion for spicy food. It’s funny, because for the first 36 years of my life, I only occasionally craved spicy. Now, I want it all the time! The hotter the better! Texas Pete was one of the first hot sauces that I ever used and remains one of my favorites. They have such a wide range of sauces, from the classic Texas Pete Hot Sauce to Wing Sauce to their new CHA! by Texas Pete sriracha sauce. I am […] Read more »

Join the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up & Get Fit Deliciously! #BalanceShapeUp

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I received complimentary Balance Bars and other goodies to help me in the Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge. All opinions are my own. This Summer, Balance Bar is challenging you to shape up and get fit once and for all. The 40-Day Challenge is well under way, but it’s never too late to join in! Throughout the Challenge, Balance Bar will be sharing fun 30-minute workout challenges, tips for eating better and other ways to get healthy and stay healthy all year long. You’ll find the tips every day on the Balance Bar Facebook page. Holly Del Rosso, an […] Read more »

Get Grilling with Bar-S & Enjoy a Hot Salsa Dog Recipe!

Bar S Hot Salsa Dog

This post brought to you by Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling is one of our favorite ways to dine during the summer. Whether it’s just me, my mom and Jake enjoying tasty plain Bar-S Turkey Dogs or a whole family gathering, nothing quite says summer like a barbecue. My favorite thing about grilling out is that no one is banished to the kitchen for cooking. I remember during winter get togethers, we’d barely see the cook because she’d be locked up in the kitchen prepping everything. When you grill outside, you’re usually right in the middle of […] Read more »

Get Refreshed with V8 Splash® from Dollar General


This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast and snack throughout the summer. They’re so refreshing and easy to make! Now, thanks to Dollar General, it’s even easier than ever to make! They carry a range of delicious V8 Splash® Smoothies that cost just $2 a bottle! My favorite flavor is Strawberry Banana, but they also have flavors like Wild Berry, Tropical Splash, and Mango. Cool and Creamy Fruit Smoothie recipe Dollar General shared a delicious cool and creamy smoothies recipe that I couldn’t wait to try out. Take […] Read more »

Earn Rewards By Stating Hydrated with Nestlé® Pure Life®

Pure Life Rewards

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. After the frigid winter, I was kind of expecting a nice, relatively cool summer. I mean, it seemed like a logical expectation, right? Well, not even one week into official summer and we were hitting very close to the triple digits! If that's any indication of what's to come, staying hydrated is going to be more important than ever. We try to stay cool and hydrated on the outside with water blaster fights! Of course, staying hydrated inside is where it really counts! You can pour all the […] Read more »