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...]

Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe

pink chocolate easter pretzels recipe

Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe to make for this upcoming Easter holiday or a Spring themed event, you should try these pink chocolate covered pretzels!  It only takes three ingredients and they are so simple to make that children can help.  You don't even have to make them pink if that is not your cup of tea.  You can use regular chocolate candy melts.  I imagine that white chocolate would also be quite delicious on pretzels. Ingredients 20-25 mini pretzel twists 3/4 C. of Wilton Pink … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Easter is coming up so soon! Where has this year gone? I swear that it was just Christmas a minute ago. I think I even have ornaments hanging around all over the place.  I love all the holidays where I get to go to my grandparents house and stuff my face. My grandmother is the best cook in the world and while my other grandmother is now gone, the memory of her stuffing and of her deviled eggs will live on in my mind.  Family is the most important thing you can ever have and I think its great when you can do something to make them happy.  Like fun … [Read more...]

Easy Shamrock Pancakes Craft & Recipe

shamrock pancakes

So being a redhead I get people asking me tons of questions about St. Patrick'0s Day.  Because all redheads know everything about it.  Of course we do.  I do love all the great decorations and fun everyone has doing everything green.  Even food.  So without further rambling from me, here is a great way to make Shamrock pancakes using a simple Jiffy Mix or Bisquick mix.  All you really need is some green food dye and a shamrock cookie cutter.  I am pretty sure you can find the cookie cutter at the dollar store.  So amaze your family with themed … [Read more...]

Gameday Recipe Football Bean Dip Cups

Gameday recipe, Football Bean Dip Cups up

Gameday Recipe Football Bean Dip Cups It is almost game day and it is time for SNACKS! I love appetizers and game day snacks. They are so filing and fun to make.  Here is a great gameday recipe: Football Bean Dip Cups. They are so delicious. I love how the textures mix in the cups and the cheese blends with the salsa and sour cream. Ingredients: 1 jar salsa 1 16oz can refried beans 2 cups grated cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 12 green cupcake wrappers 12 (1/4-1/3 cup) disposable plastic cups, I found mine at a restaurant supply store but I … [Read more...]

Ninja Ultima Blender Review & Eggnog Smoothie Recipe


I was not planning on doing a gift guide this year.  Honestly, I was worried I would not have time for one but I am so happy I did one.  I got to review the new Ninja Ultima™ Blender (starting at $199.99 MSRP). It has been a life saver in my kitchen.  My husband LOVES smoothies and I have an old blender from our first year of marriage that I use that does not work well.  It has been on its last legs for awhile so I am super glad to upgrade to the awesome high powered Ultima.  It has an  Extra Large 72oz pitcher which is super awesome.  Nine cups of … [Read more...]

Pepperjack Baked Mac and Cheese with Pancetta Recipe


I have came to the conclusion that I will never as good of a cook as my grandmother.  I think I am pretty accepting on that since I am a third of her age but I hope to get there one day.  Every holiday I bring  the same things to our holidays.  I bring corn on the cob and baked mac n cheese.  Not just any baked mac n cheese though.  I bring pepperjack mac n cheese with pancetta. Pepperjack Baked Mac n Cheese with Pancetta Nothing says home cooking like mac n cheese so put a new spin on an old classic with this great Pepperjack Mac N Cheese … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream Icing

blood and bone brownies

I have been trying to make these awesome blood and bone brownies for a few days and finally got to today.  I really stink at making a skull and crossbones but I think they are awesome anyways.  Red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream icing are my new favorite brownie.  I think these can be a great Halloween treat but they are also good for any time of the year.  They are a sweet and decadent dessert. Ingredients For the brownies: 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 oz red food coloring (or a scant 2 tbsp) 2 tsp pure vanilla … [Read more...]