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...]

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...]

Slow Cooker Shredded Asian Chicken

Slow Cooker Shredded Asian Chicken | East9thStreetEats.com

I get it. Some of you found my blog because of the recipes I featured. While you haven't completely been thrilled that I've slacked on the food recipes, you've understood but your patience is wearing thin. Well, I'm happy to say that I'm in a new place (both mentally and physically) and cooking has again become one of my priorities. My friend Kerri at The Maven of Social Media said it best, cooking is therapeutic. It is my friends. So last week I cooked. Or at least I plugged in the … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

Peach season is here! That means that everywhere you turn juicy, ripe peaches are going to be staring at you. And if you're like me and shop at Costco, you might have waay too many peaches go ripe at the same time and need something to do with them. Am I right? Well you're in luck! Because we've rounded up some amazingly delicious and awesome recipes that will help you use up all of those ripe peaches! 10 Awesome Peach Recipes 1. Peach Upside Down Cake - this delicious cake from the … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Dinner: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

easy chicken parmesan sandwich

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. Thank you to Tyson for helping me create a yummy chicken dinner for my family! #cbias One of the perks about moving back to the midwest is getting to spend time with my nephew. While he'll always be a little kid to me, I'm starting to see how he's growing up. He no longer rides a scooter, he rides a pocket motorcycle. … [Read more...]

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Cole Slaw

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken and Cole Slaw

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 Tyson Foods #cbias #SocialFabric When I moved to North Carolina in 2008, I was introduced to an entirely different way of living. I learned that when someone  said, "bless your heart" it wasn't necessarily a good thing and instead of getting your pictures taken, you were getting "your pictures made." Everyone went to … [Read more...]

Countdown to a Better You

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

What a nice winter we are having this spring, don't you think? Believe it or not, spring is here and that means one thing, it's just about time to pull that bikini out of your dresser drawer. Don't be too afraid, Tyson is going to help you get healthy. Tyson is kicking off their Countdown to a Better You promotion. Are you ready to get started? Tyson Grilled & Ready products are 98% Fat Free, Fully Cooked, and have No Preservatives. It’s easy: BUY Grilled & Ready products (make sure … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice Casserole with Minute Rice

Chicken & Rice Casserole with Minute Rice

Do you ever get in a cooking rut? You know, where you feel like you've made every chicken recipe known to man and ground beef just sounds blah. This happens to me all the time. I go through my recipe binder not inspired by anything that I see.  Instead of feeding my family the same old baked chicken breast (again) one of the ways I get out of my cooking ruts is to take a classic recipe, like your typical chicken and rice casserole, and change out a few ingredients to give it new life. And the … [Read more...]

Dinner Made Easy With HelloFresh


Friday evenings are hectic at my house.  After I leave work, it's a made dash to the train station and then home to get my daughter to gymnastics.  Ideally I would never had signed up for a class at 6:30 pm on Friday but with my busy schedule, that's the only time that work.  By the time we get home from gymnastics, we're tired and hungry yet eating out isn't always an option.  I'm trying to stay true to a budget which doesn't allow for eating out every week.  There are also times that I want a … [Read more...]

Top 5 Recipes from 2012

Top 5 Recipes from 2012

At the end of the year it's always fun to look back and see what posts have been successful on my blog.  Surprisingly enough, the posts that have had the most traffic are in categories that I've severely neglected the past few months.  One of those categories is my recipes.  So in 2013, I'm working on a fun, new project that I hope you'll enjoy as much as I do.  But until that launches, here are the top 5 recipes on my blog from 2012. #5 - Asian Inspired Meatballs It's been a while since I … [Read more...]