Scallop Sandwich Recipe With Roman Meal Bread #RomanMeal #BakedFresh #MC #Sponsored

  My favorite place for lunch is a restaurant in Michigan City, Indiana, called "Panini, Panini".  Michigan City is a beach town and if you are ever there, make sure to look for this small, eclectic restaurant on the city's main street, Franklin Street.  The varied menu is listed on multiple chalkboards on the walls.  First listed is the seafood, Scallop Sandwich..  I have started at the first item and can't get beyond it, because it is … [Read more...]

Perfect for Fall – Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe! #MonkFruitInTheRaw #MC #Sponsored

The weather is changing here in Chicago.  Even if it's warm in the afternoon, the mornings and evenings have a distinct chill in the air.  I start seeking comfort foods like soup, hot cocoa, and warm bread.  But, I don't want to sacrifice healthy ingredients to achieve a fall, comfort food treat.  This recipe is one of my favorites to combine seasonal autumn flavors with healthy ingredients.   September is National Childhood Obesity Month. … [Read more...]

Fun After-School Snack! Fruit and Cheese Kabobs with Arla Dofino Cheese! #HavartiParty #Sponsored #MC

"Mom, I'm HUNGRY!" It's the first thing I hear when I pick up my daughter from school.  I'm always looking for afternoon snack ideas and one of the best we've found is Arla Dofino Cheese and Fruit Kabobs.  They are equally fun-to-make as they are delicious-to-eat.  And, moms like me can feel good about having our kids eat Arla Dofino cheeses.  Arla Dofino cheeses are naturally good, free of added hormones and crafted with quality, natural … [Read more...]

Tailgate Football Party with Florida Orange Juice! #OJSelfie #OJTailgate #MC #Sponsored

Fall means football! We watch football games starting on Friday night high school games to Sunday afternoon with the NFL.  Usually family or friends join us, and that means a party!  Grilled meats are the favorites for our tailgate football party recipes and this past Sunday, we got in the "Orange and Blue" mood with the Chicago Bears.  I'm partnering with Florida Orange Juice and they sent me a recipe for a delicious marinade to use when … [Read more...]

Tailgating Recipes with Kingsford Charcoal and Walmart!

Are you ready for some football? It's TAILGATE TIME! Our family loves football - from Friday night high school games to the pros on Sunday.  Fall weekends are filled with football.  And what is football without tailgating parties, right?  Whether you in the stadium lot or home watching on the big screen football is a great reason to gather friends and enjoy some delicious food.  Join me for a tailgate party! The Quarterback Recipe - Beef … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Beef Fajitas Recipe #MC #Sponsored

With school back in session, days can be hectic!  After-school activities, homework, and bam! dinner time comes fast.  I wish I could say I prepared a week's worth of meals on Sunday and just pulled a delicious home cooked meal out of the fridge, but I'm just not that mom. A quick and easy meal for us is fajitas.  We love Mexican food and I especially like the spicy beef contrasted with the freshness of the salsa.   Here's the … [Read more...]

Try InnovAsian Cuisine’s Lemon Grass Kitchen Meals – High Value Coupon! #Sponsored #MC

It's a rainy Thursday night and you don't want to go out to eat. Your budget and your tired feet are telling you to stay home.  Thai take-out food sounds good, but you just don't want to trudge through the rain and don't want to wait an hour because that's how long it will take to call, drive, pick-up, and drive again. I have a solution!  From InnovAsian, Lemon Grass Kitchen meals can be prepared in your microwave in under six minutes, or the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Summer with Iced Coffee from International Delight! #IcedDelight

We are opening our pool and while the kids are swimming, I'll be sitting poolside, enjoying International Delight Iced Coffee! Ah..... After the Chiberia winter, I am more than ready for some sunshine. I first tried iced coffee at a coffeehouse and fell in love. It became an afternoon treat for me when I was working (pre-child). I was intimidated to try it at home. I was always afraid it would taste watery, that I wouldn't be able to get the … [Read more...]

Help For Moms Who Are Trying To Feed Their Families Healthy Meals – Revolution Foods! #sponsored

It's not often that you notice the mission of a company.  But the mission of Revolution Foods, truly spoke to me.  "To build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all.  It's one of the top priorities I have for raising my daughter - to create a lifelong healthy eater.  It's so important not only for their health but also their happiness.  I know in my heart that my daughter's life will be longer, happier, … [Read more...]

Simplify Your Summer! Thirty Minutes And Five Ingredients For BBQ Pizza-On-The-Grill!

It's summer! Time to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors. Swimming, hiking, volleyball, softball, or just laying out in the sun.  Ah, sun.  The winter here in Chiberia was soooooo long.  I'm ready for sunshine! Are you like our family and love to grill in the summer?   It fits into our lifestyle to cook and eat outdoors in the summer.  But we want something quick, so we don't have to take too much time away from the fun.  I … [Read more...]

What’s New At The International Home + Housewares Show #IHHS2014

I love going to the International Home + Housewares Show.  It is incredible to see all the new, fun, creative, beautiful, amazing products for your home. I am committed to juicing and having healthy smoothies.  The forces (my friend at Healthy Heyday, No Boundaries,  New Balance, runDisney, and my friend Giselle) have come together to convince me that it's time!  There were two juicers/blenders that stood out for me.  The first is the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Takashi’s Noodles by Takashi Yagihashi and Grand Prize Value $1,000 (US, Ends 12/30)

Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by So Easy Being Green and Viva Veltoro! We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home... I've teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home - whether it's decorative gifts … [Read more...]

Perfect Party Appetizers – Rich’s SeaPak Spring Rolls at Our Tree Decorating Party

How do you celebrate decorating your Christmas tree?  I like to have a Tree Decorating Party - even if it's just my family.  This year, we invited my mom to party with us (and by "party", I mean "help")! It's not a party around here unless you have food and music.  I put on the Christmas station and then popped some holiday appetizers in the oven.  Rich's SeaPak Spring Rolls are super easy but look like you cooked all day, they even make my … [Read more...]

#ad Make an Easy Holiday Meal Fun! #GetCorny with Country Ribbon Corn Dogs!

Wow, this meal is great on so many levels.  First, it's fun!  No, that's not true, it is F-U-N! Second on my favorite-things-about-it is that this meal is easy.  E-A-S-Y!  And then, like frosting on a cake, this meal is budget-friendly.  You might even say CHEAP! And best of all?  Your kids will love it.  The star of the meal is Country Ribbon Corn Dogs. My daughter knows every restaurant that serves corn dogs.  She loves them!  But I've … [Read more...]

High Value Coupon – Save Up To $2.50 on M&M’s! Holiday Baking is Better with Chocolate!

  It's cookie baking season!  Do you do a cookie exchange?  Or bake for your holiday party at work?  I love baking cookies with my daughter.  One of our favorites are cookies with M&M's.  Baking with Chocolate is always a winning combination.  And I have to admit to munching on some Peanut M&M’s while I bake *blush*. I'm excited to be able to share a high value coupon with my readers for M&M's.  You can use it for Peanut … [Read more...]

Dinner From The Pantry On A Busy Night – Meal Time Solutions and Easy Dessert Recipes

If you're breathing, at this time of the year you are b-u-s-y.  Sometimes you are BUSY, and sometimes you are even CRAZY BUSY!  It's the time of year to keep your pantry stocked with those essentials that can help you create a delicious dinner even when you are on the run all day.  You can use everyday Kraft products to create a quick and easy meal during the holidays.  We often see Christmas recipes or recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers, but … [Read more...]