Bean Bag Chili Recipe

sweet bean bag chili recipe

Last month the company that I work for had an employee picnic at a local park. Since it was such a nice day, and we were kidless, my husband and I decided to ride our bikes to the event. Wichita isn't the most bike-friendly town, so we decided to start riding from his dad's house, which wasn't that far from the newly striped bike lanes. Riding on the streets was a change for me (I usually ride on gravel roads) but it was pretty neat riding the 11 miles across town, instead of driving … [Read more...]

One Skillet Mexican Casserole

easy mexican casserole

One day my life will be simple, boring and not scheduled. I'll be able to wake up whatever time I want, do whatever I want to do and have enough time to make meals from scratch, you know, if I want to. Until the day comes that I have no responsibility I have to be a bit strategic with my schedule. In order to get my workouts in, have family time and some me time, I cook meals my family will eat that are quick and easy like my One Skillet Mexican Casserole. Like most people, I have about 3 … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

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#Sponsored: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Premier Protein. This could include Premier Protein providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment or compensation. #ad When you're having one of those days, sometimes all you need to hear are those three little words... Peanut butter cookies. Bet you thought I was going to say, "I love you" or something mushy like that?! Please people, if you read my blog you should know me better than that. … [Read more...]

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

International Delight

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, that day has come. I have SIX country music stations programmed in my Subaru (most are satellite radio stations) and just a few weekends ago, I drank two cups of coffee in one day. Now that I'm old and drinking coffee, I need something equally fitting to eat with it. When I was a kid, and should NOT … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having an excuse to make most of the foods my family eats with pumpkin. My daughter and I usually make pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread together. We've even tried pumpkin soup and some day I'm going to get adventurous and try making my own pumpkin puree. In the meantime, we've added a new recipe to … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

easy weeknight meal with manwhich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter up from school. Even though we'll be short on daylight, we're long on activities which leaves me little time to fix dinner. Instead of going through the drive through at Freddy's, I've been on the hunt for Easy Weeknight Meals. Aside from leftovers, nothing gets easier than … [Read more...]

Captain America Cookie Cake

Captain American cookie cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked about what to do for his birthday and of course, the aunt in me wants to plan his party. While my brother isn't completely sold on the Captain America idea, yet, I thought I would show him how simple it would be to make a a Captain American cookie cake. Making a Captain America cookie cake is … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Bar

International Delight

One of the things our family likes to do is indulge at breakfast every now and then. We'll make pancakes (preferably pumpkin), sausage or bacon and eggs. Sometimes there will be some sweet treats like cinnamon rolls or donuts. Unfortunately we can't always indulge like that so on the weekends where we're being a little bit lazy, I make a pot of oatmeal and set up an oatmeal bar. The great thing about an oatmeal bar is that I really only have to cook one thing yet everyone gets to eat their … [Read more...]

Boomer Sooner Game Day Food: Red Velvet Cupcakes

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias My boss is a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan. He has football season tickets and makes it to most of the home games and a few of the away ones. As much as I like giving him a hard time about his choice in teams, I have to admit that Oklahoma football games are a lot of fun to watch. I haven't been to one in years but this year, that changes as he gave me tickets to the … [Read more...]

Hazelnut Pumpkin Poke Cake

Next week is a big week in our household. Not only does my daughter start kindergarten but she also turns five and we're NOT having a Frozen birthday party! Seriously, that is a huge deal. Like most parents, for the past 8 months or so, all I've heard is my daughter belt out Let It Go and tell me when things are Anna green and Elsa blue. She even went as far to proclaim blue as her new favorite color and asked me to repaint her room ( To do something special for her first week … [Read more...]