Easy Overnight Oats Recipe with Blueberries, Pecans and Flax Seeds

This Easy Overnight Oats Recipe has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl #Kroger #CollectiveBias I have been working out almost every day for the last several months and you know what I have come to realize?  Exercise makes me hungry.  Not just a tad bit hungry, either.  We are talking 'get out of my way and let me into the pantry' type of hunger.  Since I don't always make good eating decisions when hungry (HELLO, package of chocolate cookies!) I am trying to make sure … [Read more...]

10 Best Healthy Breakfast Recipes I’ve Tried and Loved

I decided today that I needed to share some of the best healthy breakfast recipes that I have tried over the last year or so.  I am passionate about eating a healthy breakfast.  I think I am part Hobbit because I would happily eat second breakfast every day if I could.  Sometimes we eat breakfast for dinner and those are always well received by the kids.  Depending on the day of the week and my to-do list, sometimes my healthy breakfast idea has to be portable.  Some days I get to sit down to a full spread and relax while I eat.  I find that by … [Read more...]

Savory Mini Cheese Ball Recipes

This post about savory mini cheese ball recipes has been sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. Many years ago, my husband and I started a very tasty New Year's Day tradition.  We make tons of easy appetizer recipes all day to nibble on while we enjoy the first day of the new year. We sip mimosas, eat appetizers and enjoy a slow start to a very busy new year.  I am always looking for easy appetizer recipes to make so when I got the chance to work with Kraft to share some savory mini cheese ball recipes I knew it was right up my … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

The last few weeks have been crazy with all the baking, shopping, wrapping and decorating.  It's easy sometimes to choose the fastest possible gifts and decor solutions when you are pressed for time.  Keep in mind, however, that making homemade gifts gives a personal touch to your holiday gift giving.  I have been making homemade candy for my family, friends and neighbors for years and this year I added a new one.  This chocolate chip cookie dough truffle recipe is incredibly easy to make.  Your gift recipient will love the personal touch you … [Read more...]

Refreshing Grapefruit Cocktail Recipe

This refreshing grapefruit cocktail recipe has been sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka, but all opinions expressed here are my own. When you think of seasonal fall flavors, what really jumps out at you?  Pumpkin, obviously. Everywhere you look, you can find pumpkin-flavored foods.  Apples, cinnamon, and eggnog are also flavors popular during the cool months of autumn. But did you know that citrus fruits such as grapefruit reach their peak of availability during the holiday season? Yes, that giant of the citrus family is at its peak during the cold … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Party Tips and a Turkey & Sweet Potato RITZwich Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Every year, my neighbor hosts a Thanksgiving leftovers party on the day after Thanksgiving. Everyone seems to have an abundance of leftovers in the refrigerator that day, right?  And aren't someone else's leftovers WAY more exciting than your own? Aren't you always wondering  what to do with Thanksgiving leftovers?  I know I certainly am! Thanksgiving leftovers can also be made into creative new recipes.  A little of this … [Read more...]

Homemade Eggnog Latte Cocktail Recipe

Have you ever pushed away from the table after a special meal and been offered an after dinner drink?  Sometimes your hostess asks if you would like a coffee when you are finished eating.  Occasionally, someone will offer you an after dinner cocktail.  You know what?  Maybe I want BOTH of those things!  This homemade eggnog latte cocktail recipe is an easy solution for people who want both coffee AND a cocktail! Homemade Eggnog Latte Cocktail Recipe using the Ninja Coffee Bar When I was browsing through Pinterest looking at latte recipes, … [Read more...]

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix in a Jar

This Mexican hot chocolate mix is a delicious way to warm yourself up from the inside out.  Enjoying a mug of hot cocoa is one of the things I love most about the colder weather.  Sure, I could drink hot chocolate in the summer but who does that?  I have discovered over the last few years that I love Mexican hot chocolate.  If you aren't familiar with this hot cocoa recipe, it is basically a traditional hot cocoa mix that also has cinnamon, chili powder, nutmeg and/or cayenne pepper in it.  The addition of these warming spices to the already … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Quiche Recipe

This Loaded Baked Potato Quiche Recipe has been sponsored but all opinions are my own. One of my all time favorite meals is a loaded baked potato.   In my mind, the potato is really nothing more than a vessel to get all the other delicious goodness into my mouth.  My  favorite toppings include cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions and broccoli.  It may sound a bit odd but I love broccoli on my loaded baked potato and I feel a tad less guilty about my dollop or two of sour cream if there is a vegetable on my plate with it!  So, when I was sent … [Read more...]

Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe with Jalapenos

I have a confession to make.  I have walked into a restaurant and ordered fried mozzarella sticks for lunch.  Hey, that meal includes a dairy, a bread product AND a vegetable as long as I dip it in marinara sauce!  That is totally healthy, right?  Okay, I know I have a cheese addiction but those things are just delicious!  I decided to indulge my love of cheese today and make this baked mozzarella sticks recipe as a treat.  It definitely made a tasty snack and would be an easy appetizer recipe if you were having company. Normally baked … [Read more...]