American Heritage Chocolate Recipes #ChocolateHistory

american-heritage-chocolate-recipes

Last week, I had a REALLY fun day down in NYC in Times Square with my friend Julie.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun and I love to see my blogging pals! All in all a great day.  Plus, it was full of chocolate.  Specifically, American Heritage Chocolate (a newer favorite) and M&Ms chocolates ...

Sloppy Joes Stuffed Peppers #McSkilletSauce

sloppy-joes-stuffed-peppers

McCormick®’s Skillet Sauces® launched recently, and as part of that launch, they asked bloggers like myself to give the sauces a try and share a recipe post about them.  We've tried two of the flavors at this point- the Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce and Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce, and I'm planning to use ...

Chocolate Peppermint Pudding

chocolate-peppermint-pudding-recipe

This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. TruMoo Chocolate milk is one of my kids favorite treats and can always be found in my refrigerator.  That it tastes delicious is made even better by the fact that it contains NO artificial growth hormones, NO high fructose corn syrup, and is ...

Non meat protein sources

protein-sources

Often times when people think of protein sources they immediately think of beef and chicken. But there are many other great and nutritious sources of protein available. Here is a list of non meat protein sources.   Eggs. One large egg contains about 6 grams of protein, and about 90 calories. Eating a two egg omelet for ...

Spicy Mango Bloody Mary

spicy-mango-bloody-mary-recipe

Remember I said I was doing a raw veggie challenge?  Well, I've kept it up for many days. Or most of the past few weeks, anyway.  It also got me thinking, for some reason, about Thanksgiving. Maybe because it's the V8VegOut Challenge, or because the holiday itself is coming and my family has  a serious ...

Make your own cookie butter (Free printable gift tag)

make-your-own-cookie-butter

A few years ago a friend heard me mention heading to Trader Joe's.  If they have Cookie Butter, get me 2.  Maybe 3, she said. I was all "What is cookie butter??" and then she told me.  I knew that I would need to try this cookie butter, and I knew I'd probably 1. love it and ...

{easy} Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Recipe

easy-slow-cooker-chicken

I love using my crock pot.  Slow cooker.  Whatever you want to call it.... it makes things a lot simpler for me, especially with busy schedules like ours. This slow cooker chicken breast recipe is easy and so delicious! Plus, this kind of chicken lends itself well to leftover dishes... which means cooking once and eating ...

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

chicken-tortilla-soup

This post brought to you by The Frozen Food Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. We like to have at least 2 servings of vegetables at dinner in our house.  Often, fruit as well, but we do try to do the vegetables at dinner each night.  My kids, I'm ...

Maple Bacon Popcorn Ball Recipe

maple bacon popcorn ball final edited

Forget the kids, these delicious sweet and savory Maple Bacon Popcorn Balls are for the grownups (although the kids do love them too, I had to shoo the 3 year old away many times) I mean its real maple syrup.. and bacon... who doesn't love that? And who doesn't want to have a great popcorn ...

Mr. Peabody Pretzels

mr-peabody-puppy-pretzels

The excitement was palpable in my house over the weekend because “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” was released on DVD last week, which became the perfect choice for our Friday family movie night! I decided to have a little extra fun and make this movie night into a viewing party with the kids’ friends. We enjoyed our ...