Dinner with a Manwich Gouda Penne Recipe #Manwich

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   Dinner time is family time at my house. While we never sat a the dinner table growing up, we all still gathered together for dinner and I think that is how I always want my family to be. It gives me time to sit with my kids and it gives us all time to eat and sit in each others presence. I don't think we do much talking about dinner but that is not what it is about is it? It is time to eat.  As a mom, I want to have something that … [Read more...]

Garlic Chicken and Fried Brown Rice Recipe

garlic chicken fried brown rice recipe

I recently got to do a great campaign with Rachael Ray's Nutrish for Cats and I was asked to make Dinner for Two with one of my lovely kitties.  So I made a Garlic Chicken and Fried Brown Rice recipe since they sent me some brown rice. I had never made fried brown rice before so I thought it would be an adventure.  Turns out I forgot to 'prepare' my rice before throwing it in the skillet.  I felt like a silly person. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed  (I actually used the canned kind … [Read more...]

5-HOUR ENERGY Yummification Contest & $25 VISA GC/5-HOUR Energy Giveaway


The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® I rarely drink caffeinated drinks or soda anymore.  I used to live on one particular kind but now that I have been trying to lose weight that is one of the first things I cut out.  I have also been exercising everyday.  I am always on the run though so it is hard to keep up with all that.  Sometimes you just want to lay around in your yoga pants and do nothing all day.  I don't get that chance often but every time that … [Read more...]

23 Clean Eating Recipes

Clean Eating Recipe Roundup Do you always tell yourself that you need to eat better? How about eating healthier? I hear that from people all the time. I have said it myself several times.  I even posted not too long about some tips for clean eating.  It really is not hard. The Eat-Clean diet principles include: eating six small meals a day, eating breakfast within an hour of waking up, eating complex carbs and lean protein at every meal, and drinking lots of water. While eating clean, you should avoid consuming too much sugar, flour, artificial … [Read more...]

Orange Juice Pops Recipe

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It is hot like fire outside according to my toddler.  Hot like fire.  I agree with him.  You know what hot days need?  Homemade juice pops! My kids eat a ton of summer ice treats like popsicles, ice cream, sherbert, and ice pops.  I think its awesome that they like healthy treats like this orange juice pop recipe.  Orange juice pops are delicious. I have tried to keep up with their appetite and make cool stuff this summer but so far I have been terribly lazy. I love recipes that kids can help with and this one is great! They will love being able to … [Read more...]

Summer Veggie BBQ Chicken Penne Recipe with KC Masterpiece

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Thanks to KC Masterpiece and DataRank for sponsoring this post. Its summer time and that means outside.  That means parties.  That means break out the barbeque grill! It is time for the delicious sticky, yummy, barbeque days. I told my family that I wanted more than just plain ole chicken or plain ole ribs this summer. I want variety in my cooking and I want to sneak some veggies in there as well for my picky boys.  I decided that I wanted to try some summer veggies this weekend. I bought some zucchini, some squash, some lovely grape tomatoes … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Homemade Dog Treat Recipes


Homemade Dog Treat Recipes I have a thing for cats.  Like a 'thing'.  I am pretty obsessive.  My name is Kat, I have four cats, I have cat jewelry and cat tattoos.  I even have tons of cat knickknacks.  That doesn't mean that I don't love dogs though.  Dogs are beautiful and fun.  I had dogs all growing up because my mom hated cats. I had a wonderful Chow who loved me so much.  She would wait for me to get h0me and she would lay across me (she was gigantic) when I played outside.  She was killed by my neighbors who sold crack.  It was awful. I was … [Read more...]

30 Delicious Grilling Recipes


30 Delicious Grilling Recipes Summer is creeping up slowly, and that means it's time to break out the barbecue grill! These 30 delicious grilling recipes will keep you busy... all summer long! If you love to grill, you need to check these recipes out. Grilled Veggie Ciabatta Pizza Tropical Pineapple Honey BBQ Ribs Simple Grilled Asparagus Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs Fire-Grilled Pizza Mango Chipotle Lime BBQ Sauce Green Chile Cheeseburgers These amazing recipes will last for at least half the summer for me.  I know we love to … [Read more...]

Blackberry Mini Cheesecake Recipe

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Sometimes when I am bored I spend my time looking through the food porn tag on Tumblr like for instance blackberry mini cheesecake recipe I just added.  Ok, I do it several times a day. I can't help it.  I want to see beauty with my food.  I wish I had the ability to make things that are too pretty to eat.  And then eat them anyways. Like having a priceless painting and getting to touch it.  Can you  tell I am hungry and maudlin? I think that having people over for dinner every week means that I need to start making more interesting things.  I am … [Read more...]

Sandwich Thins, Pocket Thins, and Bagel Thins…Which to Eat First?


The coupons for free product, information, and gift card have been provided by Sandwich Thins®, Pocket Thins® and Bagel Thins ®. It is no secret that I have been trying to be more healthy and cook better foods for my family.  One of my biggest obstacles is the fact that my parents love white bread.  Cheap grocery store brand white bread.  It makes me cringe.  They came over recently and I had a pack of Arnold Honey Wheat Sandwich Thins on the counter. Between them and my kids I did not even get to try one.  They are thin but they peel apart and … [Read more...]