25 Mouthwatering Paleo Meals

mouthwatering paleo recipes

We're all trying to eat a little healthier right now, aren't we? I have been making a pretty terrible attempt at eating better but it's just so hard in the winter. It's cold and...cold. So you just don't really feel drawn to eating a salad. I actually tried eating Paleo last fall and it was pretty hard. The Paleo diet is no grains or legumes, no dairy, no sugars and no processed foods. The hardest part was the last of energy I had for the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Fruit Pancakes

pancakes

I'm a fan of breakfast.  I don't usually have fancy breakfasts, or even un-fancy breakfasts.  Many times I don't have breakfasts at all.  But when I have some time, I love to break out the big guns and make pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, orange juice, etc.  And why not add some chocolate in there too?  We always throw some chocolate chips in our pancakes. So when I got these new Dove Whole Fruit Dipped in Dark Chocolate candies, that was … [Read more...]

20 Must Have New Year’s Eve Recipes

new year's eve recipes

Happy End of 2014! I have been away from the computer a lot these last two weeks since I moved to my new house, had Christmas, AND threw my sister a wedding. It was exhausting and insane. But it's all over now, just in time to celebrate New Year's Eve with all my family who is in town. Are you having a party? Have you planned out your recipes? If not, here's a list of 20 New Year's Eve Recipes that will be sure to be a hit! Happy New Year! 1. … [Read more...]

Toca Kitchen 2 Party

toca kitchen party

This post is sponsored by Mom it Forward and Toca Boca, and I am part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Are you familiar with the Toca Boca apps?  They are the most adorable little games for kids that I seriously have played, by myself, for hours.  They are free-range creativity, they just let you do whatever. So with the release of the brand new Toca Kitchen 2 app, we thought it would be fun to bring the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peppermint Crack Recipe

peppermint crack

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. And three times for the win...another version of crack.  Let's just get the record straight--it's crackers.  Crack for the crackers. Today's version (chocolate peppermint crack) is brought to you by M&M'S® and Glad Holiday Press 'n' Seal. I went to Target and got all my stuff-the M&M'S® White Chocolate Peppermint, the … [Read more...]

20 Fabulous Pie Recipes

Pie recipes

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away...craziness! Every year I make several pies, rolls, and something else like a fruit salad. I've even made the whole dinner one year. But this year we had Thanksgiving a couple weeks ago, right before my mother-in-law passed away. That was special. So it's weird that the real Thanksgiving is happening now because it kind of already happened in my head. But that's no reason to not celebrate anyway! I'm so … [Read more...]

5 Minute Hot Chocolate Gift

quick hot chocolate gift

This post first appeared on Tatertots and Jello. It's time to start thinking gift-everything.  Gifts for kids, parents, siblings, spouses.  But don't forget gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers, bosses, and anyone else you might need to whip up a quick gift for!  Today I'm sharing a 5-minute hot chocolate gift.  It seriously couldn't be easier! Supplies: Mug (mine was from IKEA) Sharpie, fine tip Hot chocolate mix Mini … [Read more...]

Easy Mini Apple Pies

easy mini apple pies

The other day I needed a quick dessert.  I bought some pre-made pie dough and some pre-made apple pie filling.  Together they cost less than $5.  Then I got out my cupcake pan and spread out the pie dough.  I used a circle cutter and cut some circles that I pressed into the cupcake pan.  Then I opened the pie filling and scooped a little into each mini pie. I used the dough scraps and rolled them out.  I cut them into strips which I wove … [Read more...]