Perfectly Packed Lunches for Kids


Many thanks to Fruitshoot for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to share fun solutions for my kids' lunches! Perfectly packed lunches for kids can mean different things to different people. For me, it means my daughter has a variety of fruit and vegetables that she will actually eat.  She'll eat about any fruit, even those nasty honeydew melons but with veggies, she's a bit pickier. Lately she's been fascinated with rainbows. She draws them on all of her pictures and looks for them in … [Read more...]

My Little Superhero

wonder woman superhero armbands

Thank you to General Mills for sponsoring this post about finding the superhero in yourself. #SuperHeroing By day she's known as Brecken. The kind of shy (until she gets to know you) 4-year old who loves all things blue and green. But as the sun begins to set, a change begins. She's no longer the kid who is being mopey because I've made her go for a walk, she becomes Forest Girl and has superhero powers. With a simple wave of her hand, she chops down trees and brush so the hikers can make it … [Read more...]

Game Day Snack Ideas with Mrs. T Pierogies

Game Day Snack Ideas cheesy salsa Mrs. T Pierogies

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC With more sports games than I can count on TV, including both football and basketball right now, it makes perfect sense to use a sporting event as an excuse to get friends together to enjoy good food and each other's company. And these game day snack ideas come in handy when these … [Read more...]

Take the Greek Yogurt Taste Test

greek yogurt tasteoff

Disclosure: I want to thank Yoplait for sponsoring this #Tasteoff, giving me the opportunity to express my honest opinion. Here is a known truth about me that I even wrote on my About Me page....I do not like Greek yogurt. Seriously, I don't. Because it was the "cool" thing to eat, I tried a couple of different brands only to take a few bites and have to choke it down. I can't recall if it was a texture or a tartness thing but all that matters is I was not a fan. With my Greek yogurt … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe

Banana Granola Crunch Peanut Butter Blossoms

One recipe that always brings me back to my childhood during Christmastime is peanut butter blossoms. The delicious peanut buttery cookie and the soft, slightly melted chocolate on top. It's one of the recipes I cherish from my mom and turn to whenever I need a pick me up. The best part about baking during the holidays is that I can share these family-favorite recipes with my children. It's something that can be passed on through the generations and the tradition is passed on. When I found … [Read more...]

Poutine Pizza with Shredded Hashbrowns

poutine pizza with shredded hash browns #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. There is a good chance my friends in Canada will disown me after they read this post. Not only am I defacing their beloved poutine by using shredded hashbrowns, I'm then making it into a pizza. My passport may not be welcome in Canada anymore. :) For those of you not familiar with poutine, it's usually made … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Meal: Korean BBQ

slow cooker korean bbq #CampbellsSkilledSaucers

Disclosure: I created my Korean BBQ Tacos using Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSkilledSaucers Want to hear something some people find odd? Here goes, I'm Korean and I've never made Korean BBQ. I think I've eaten it but I can't entirely be sure. For some reason I have it in my head that it's really complex to make (even though I've never really looked at a recipe) and I'm sure it's because the flavors are so intense and not because I'm kinda … [Read more...]

Gifts From The Kitchen: Chili Gift Basket

gifts from the kitchen at Mariano's #shop

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. The perfect gift for a foodie is, well, food! This year instead of spending hours fighting the crowds at the mall or on Michigan Avenue, I decided to do my Christmas shopping at my local Mariano's. I know what you're thinking and you're wrong. My gifts didn't come from the awesome floral department or even … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining with Mrs. T Pierogies

loaded pierogies recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC From the looks of my Facebook feed, Christmas is already here. A large percentage of my friends have put up their Christmas trees and started posting pictures of their Elf on a Shelf in compromising positions.  I'm just waiting for someone to send me a Christmas card. While I haven't … [Read more...]

What I’ve Been Cooking – Recipe Roundup

shrimp scampi with sauteed tomatoes #shop

In case you missed it, these are just a few of the recipes coming out of my kitchen.... If you need a quick weeknight meal that has a ton of flavor, fresh veggies and butter, then this shrimp scampi with sauteed tomatoes is perfect for you! Substitute chicken if you're not a fan of shrimp. If you have some extra time, why not make this Asian Meatloaf? I use ground chicken since I'm trying to cut down on red meat. Instead of using traditional crackers, I use rice crackers to keep the mixture … [Read more...]