Creamy Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Better Night Sleep

Life has been incredibly stressful lately, and that stress has been keeping me awake at night.  I bet you know the feeling, right?  Do budget issues, health concerns, and work deadlines seem to pop up in your brain the minute your head hits the pillow? Homemade hot chocolate to the rescue!  When stress levels are high, this creamy lavender hot chocolate recipe is just the thing you need for a better night sleep! Tips for Making Homemade Hot Chocolate Making homemade hot chocolate takes only a few minutes.  It is also … [Read more...]

Football Game Day Snack Ideas and a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

These football game day snack ideas and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe are sponsored by Babbleboxx.  All  opinions are my own. Unless you have been hiding your head in a book for weeks, you probably know that there is a big football game coming up soon.  Its a really SUPER football game who's real name shall not be used by anyone but we know what it is, right?  Do you love football?  Have friends over for the big game!  Of course, you need football game day snack ideas in order to keep them well fed, right?  Well, Babbleboxx sent a collection … [Read more...]

Easy Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Popular Chinese New Year Activities

This easy potsticker dipping sauce was sponsored by Ling Ling.  All opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you love Chinese potstickers, learn how to make your own easy dipping sauce for them. Soy sauce, sriracha, and sesame oil are a delicious flavor combination for so many Chinese recipes! Top your potsticker dipping sauce recipe with sesame seeds and green onions if desired before serving. Best Potstickers for Chinese New Year I grew up in a rather small town in New England.  There was not a lot of exciting food … [Read more...]

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Are you on a mission to get healthier this year?  This banana oatmeal smoothie recipe is a great way to start your day!  Loaded with rolled oats and a heaping spoonful of almond butter, this healthy smoothie recipe will keep your hunger at bay so you can focus on your to do list.  No more HANGRY mom running errands and being tempted by the drive through! Is it OK to put raw oats in a smoothie? Yes, it is totally FINE to use raw oats in your morning smoothie.  And it really doesn't matter if you use rolled oats, steel … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Lemon Truffle Recipe

Every year, I make a TON of homemade candy.  I like to add new flavors occasionally and this white chocolate lemon truffle recipe was my new flavor last year. I had never attempted white chocolate truffles before and was a bit nervous.  Honestly, though, the recipe is very similar to a traditional chocolate truffle.  In my opinion, this lemon truffle is honestly one of my favorite holiday candy recipes now.  It is incredibly easy and the lemon flavor is delicate and not overpowering.  Tips for Making These Homemade … [Read more...]

Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese

This Prosciutto Fig Pizza recipe has been sponsored by Bays English Muffins.  All opinions expressed here are my own. I did not grow up with the bold flavors of Blue cheese, nor did I ever hear of something as exotic as prosciutto until I was in my twenties. I was raised in New England with bland flavors of the New England Boiled Dinner. Now, I love baked beans and apple pie but I didn't have a very broad palette when I was young.I have since grown to love exotic flavors! If you crave bold flavors, this Prosciutto Fig Pizza with … [Read more...]

Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe

This Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe has been sponsored.  All opinions expressed here are my own. I have recently discovered the joy of breakfast bowls.  They are an incredibly easy way to get loads of grain, veggies, and protein, into your diet without a lot of work.  In fact, you can assemble all the ingredients for several days worth of breakfasts on the weekend. Then eat deliciously every morning for days.  This egg breakfast bowl recipe was a quick and healthy breakfast idea.  Once you have the … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust

This easy strawberry icebox pie is a delicious frozen dessert your whole family will love.  The fresh strawberries and sweet and salty pretzel crust will be a huge hit at your next family meal.   Summer Is Perfect For Strawberry Pies! Spring is just about starting in many parts of the country, but here in the south, the weather is already hot. We are getting an amazing selection of fresh produce in the stores from Florida.  Fresh strawberries are abundant and inexpensive and I am thrilled.  Berries of all sorts … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette

I received compensation from Alka-Seltzer® to create this Jalapeno Cilantro Coleslaw Recipe with Lime Vinaigrette. All opinions are entirely my own. #MyFoodMoment #CollectiveBias Bring a little Tex-Mex influence and HEAT  to homemade coleslaw! Loaded with green and purple cabbage, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, green onions, and orange carrots, this coleslaw recipe is both delicious AND pretty! Homemade Coleslaw with a KICK! I met my husband years ago, during our starving college days.  We weren't all that picky about the foods … [Read more...]

Easiest Way To Peel Peaches and 5 Delicious Peach Recipes

Many, many years ago, my mom taught me the easiest way to peel peaches and I have been using it ever since. Knowing how to peel peaches comes in handy when one lives in the peach state!  Here in Georgia, I have an abundant selection of fresh peaches every summer and I like to stock up when they are cheap.  Of course, peaches go bad very quickly. When you get them, freeze them back for use in your favorite peach recipes during the fall and winter months. I am going to share my peach peeling method with you, as well as a few easy peach recipes … [Read more...]