Stress-Free Back to School Meal and Snack Ideas

This post is sponsored by  Now that the school year is in full swing and everyone has adjusted to waking up early, homework and busy schedules it't time to focus on making life as stress-free and efficient as possible. Back to school time is often rushed and chaotic, but I'm here to today to share my tips for stress-free back to school meal and snack ideas along with coupon codes that will make tackling meal time a breeze! One of the challenges we face as moms is … [Read more...]

Eggplant Parmesan with Garlic Roasted Broccoli

All ideas, recipes, & opinions are entirely my own however, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Michael Angelo's™ We've fallen into our school routine and all of our kids are active and busy with sports practice, games and extracurricular school activities. Which means I'm extra busy helping with homework and shuffling kids to and from activities. All the while I still have to feed my family, and quick runs through the drive-thru aren't an option. Lately I've been trying to fill my weekly … [Read more...]

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  Growing up my mom always made a big deal about Halloween and I can remember her hosting lots of fun themed parties to celebrate.  Over the years I have planned lots of fun kid-friendly Halloween parties, like our Mummy and Me Halloween Soiree or the Mad Scientist Halloween Party, but I've always wanted to host a haunted evening of fun just for the adults. So this year I decided to host a mysterious and suspense filled evening … [Read more...]

Hearty Basil Chicken Chili

As soon as the temperature drops down into the 80s here in Texas it's considered cool enough to be deemed "fall" weather.  Just the other day at school pick up one of my girl friends was wearing her new fall scarf because it was a balmy 86 degrees, it's just what you do when you get a break from the oppressive heat.  And when the weather man predicts that the weekend low will be in the 60s you plan on making a big pot of hearty Basil Chicken Chili, the ultimate cool weather food.  I love … [Read more...]

Roasted Orange Glazed Rainbow Carrots

It's been one month since we started back to school and it looks like we've all finally settled into our school routine. My kids love their teachers and have been busy making new friends.  But, back to school also means busier schedules, homework, and long days.  Part of the challenge as a parent is finding the perfect balance for everything, all while helping your kids thrive throughout the school year.  Honestly, most days I wonder if I'm getting any of it right. One thing I can make sure I am … [Read more...]

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

With the weather cooling down and fall just around the corner we have comfort food on our mind.  This time of year always has longing for warm hearty meals that the family can settle in and linger over the dinner table.  Our Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells make a delicious and simple meal that embodies everything comforting about home cooking. While we crave comforting food this time of year, it is also one of our busiest seasons.  With soccer practice, games, homework and the busy … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potatoes with Chili

The potato, it's not just a star side dish anymore.  These Loaded Baked Potatoes with Chili will be a dinner time star and a hearty meal the whole family will love! Topped with the winning trifecta of chili, cheese and sour cream you can't go wrong with this bold and flavorful one-dish meal.  Plus with the help of Wolf® Brand Chili, the sponsor for today's post, you'll love how you can have this easy meal on the table for your family in no time flat.  This is definitely one of those meals … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Dinners, Pan With a Plan

Why does making dinner sometimes feel like an overwhelming task?  I love to cook and I really enjoy creating new recipes or trying out new ingredients I know my family will love, but  sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life it feels like making dinner is equivalent to climbing Mount Everest. Well, dinner just got much more convenient thanks to Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, our sponsor for today's recipe and post.  I'm sharing an easy weeknight dinner, Latin Veracruz Fish Tacos, … [Read more...]

Sausage and Spinach Pasta

The other night I made this Sausage and Spinach Pasta, a new family favorite. During the summer I like to plan easy meals that don't require lots of prep or time in the kitchen.  Let's face it, I'd rather be hanging out at the pool but I still need to feed my family so I try to plan easy and healthy meals during the summer.  It took less than 15 minutes to whip up this delicious meal and everyone loved it! Ingredients: 1 package Artisan Fresh Chicken Sausage 1 pound Penne Pasta Small … [Read more...]