easy, fall, ground beed, kid friendly, soup

Award Winning Chili

Chili and Cornbread is one of my husbands very favorite meals. Even though it usually stays pretty hot here until the end of October I always try to throw in some soups here and there through out the month of October. Then when the busy holiday months of November and December come soups are had once a week. Chili is a perfect meal to make ahead or to throw together when you are in a pinch. Make this chili with Krusteaz Cornbread and you have yourself a great meal! Award Winning Chili 1 1/2 pound ground beef 1 pound ground sausage 2 …

Mixim Greek Yogurt
breakfast, dessert, kid friendly, snack, sponsored, yogurt

Mixim Greek Yogurt

There is a fun new yogurt treat NEW! on the market and I am so excited to share it with you all! My family and I had the pleasure of working with Ehrmann this past week and was able to try out these fun Greek yogurt containers. Each and every one of us from my 1 year old little girl all the way up to my husband devoured them!  They are perfect for a light breakfast, a snack, to pack in lunch, or to have as dessert. These will definitely become a staple in our home. Head on over to their website …

chicken, fruit, italian, nuts, pasta, sausage, vegetable

Pesto Peach Pasta

This pasta may seem a little random to some but these flavors somehow taste amazing together. One of my moms best friends named Jill gave her this pasta recipe. Every recipe I have ever tried of Jill’s is out of this world. This recipe is just that. During the late summer months peaches are ripe everywhere. I order a large box of peaches from Utah that get shipped here and there are gone very very fast. Usually just plain, with cream, or in desserts. That is why every year I throw in this recipe at least once to have a …

Gluten and Dairy Free Brownie Salted-Caramel Shake
chocolate, dessert, gluten free, krusteaz, sponsored

Gluten and Dairy Free Brownie Salted-Caramel Shake

I love being a part of Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen group. It allows me to have fun testing our their products. I have been pleasantly surprised with their Gluten Free Line. I have taken their brownies to my neighbors and have made my husband their gluten free cornbread. My husband is a huge cornbread fan and thought it was amazing and my neighbors were shocked when I told them that the brownies were also gluten free. I had some fun experimenting with their brownies and came up with this little gem! I have several close friends that live a gluten free …

Ninja Blender Review and 4 Smoothie Recipes
smoothie, sponsored

Ninja Blender Review and 4 Smoothie Recipes

Last month my family was on a Disney Cruise and I didn’t have cell service for almost a week. When I got off the boat and saw the long list of emails I had waiting for me to open I quickly scanned through them and saw a email from Ninja. I just had to open it right away. I had recently seen their products demonstrated at IFBC in Seattle and was quite impressed. When they asked if I would like to try their new Nutri Ninja| Ninja Blender Duo with Auto IQ I didn’t even have to think twice. It was totally …

Halloween party 2014
halloween, party

Halloween party 2014

I had my annual adult Halloween party a few days ago and had a blast. I look forward to this night all year long. I plan and prepare for it for months and just love it! This was our 5th year doing it and know that this will continue to be a tradition. I make these trophies for each of the costume categories. Everyone votes and the winner gets the trophy, a gift card, and this year a pan of cinnamon rolls! O ver the years the costumes seem to get better and better and this year was no exceptions! …

Twice Baked Potatoes
BBQ, potato, side dish, vegetable

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice baked potatoes are one of my families favorite sides. My oldest son has become a huge fan of potatoes and baked potatoes lately. And these are his favorite way to eat them. Well actually more like these with a huge dollop of sour cream on top! I don’t blame him sour cream is yummy! I don’t usually add the extra sour cream ( I don’t think they need them) but if you are a sour cream lover go ahead!  So next time you have extra potatoes lying around or need a side dish try jazzing the good ol baked …

Halloween Decor
halloween, party, sponsored

Halloween Decor

With Halloween right around the corner I thought that there is no better time then to show my Halloween Decor off! On top of that Wayfair is having a Halloween Photo Contest that runs until October 31st. So head on over there and vote for your favorite Halloween Decor! Or you can submit your own Halloween decor pictures here for a chance to win $500 Wayfair Giftcard! And now onto the tour of my house decorated for Halloween. Also check out my other posts for Halloween food ideas and Halloween Adult Costume Ideas!  Outside:          Inside:                  Hope you enjoyed my Halloween decor pictures! …

bread, fall, halloween, pumpkin, sponsored

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

It is always a fun surprise when you show up to your mom house and she has made something yummy! That is exactly what happened with this recipe. I showed up and she had been making these yummy pumpkin cream cheese loaves and I knew that I had to share it with you all! So here it is! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread Filling: 1 (8z) pkg cream cheese, softened 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon flour Bread: 1 2/3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves …

grill, side dish, vegetable

Garlic Asparagus

Garlic Asparagus Looking for an easy healthy side dish? Here is a simple asparagus that can be made in minutes! Here are the step for the garlic asparagus Place a frying pan on your stove and heat up. Add your asparagus over medium heat. Then add your garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add the water. Continue to look over the asparagus and stir them. Making sure that all sides and asparagus are being cooked. Add the butter. Continue to stir and cook. The asparagus will start to turn a deeper green and soften and the garlic with start to …