Carrot Cake Kiss Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Easter is in a few weeks and I'm so excited about all things spring right now!  As much as I love the oncoming fall season, I think this year I'm looking forward to spring even more. Every year we have an Easter Egg Hunt party with my kids and our friends.  This year I wanted to bake an extra special treat for our Easter Egg Hunt party … [Read more...]

25 Cold Weather Comfort Foods

I looked at the weather like every day this week and the prediction for today was sunny and warmer...almost 50 degrees! But today arrived with a thick blanket of cold fog and a light dusting of new snow. That is NOT sunny and warm. So I'm mad at the weather today and praying that later today it clears up to what was promised. Hmmph! You and I can be friends again when you start being nicer to me, weather! I get it, it's February. What … [Read more...]

Ten Minute Waffle Recipe

We recently had a friend's birthday breakfast, which is one of our favorite things to do.  We all get together and bring different things and just talk for hours while our kids play.  It's all the best things in life--good food and good company!  And now I'm gonna share the easy waffle recipe I made. I've never been much for making waffles, although I love to eat them.  I adore the crispy, thick waffles covered in berries and cream or … [Read more...]

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is this weekend!  Now is the time to get to Costco and try all their samples because they have the best samples this weekend.  Oh and I guess you could watch the game too.  I'm not the biggest sports fan but I do love me some good party food.  I really love chicken wings especially...drool!  My sister-in-law has this amazing sticky wings recipe but it takes like five hours so I wanted something that would be a little faster than … [Read more...]

25 Incredibly Delicious Paleo Meals

New year, new diet am I right? I wish I could do Paleo but I tried it once for about a month it was horrible for me. I had no energy and I lost no weight. And I couldn't eat eggs again for about six months. But it works so well for so many people, I still think it's worth a try! Everyone has to find something that works for them. For me, it's everything in moderation, and the Weight Watchers style diets are the best for me. It's not just about a … [Read more...]

25 Tasty New Year’s Eve Party Snacks

Throwing a new year's eve party? You need to try making some (or all) of these New Years Even Party snacks! I'm inviting some family members over for games and food and we are going to have a blast! Happy new year! Savory New Year's Eve Snacks: 1. Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip 2. Twice Baked Potatoes 3. Ricotta Roasted Red Pepper Crostini 4. Sweet Chili Glazed Meatballs 5. Buffalo Chicken Hummus Bites 6. BBQ Pork … [Read more...]

Yummy Twice Baked Potatoes

Have you gotten your Christmas meal plan ready?  I'm sure with lots of family and friends around at this time of year, meals need to abound.  Are you doing a traditional turkey or ham dinner?  With mashed potatoes and gravy?  Or maybe you could try a different kind of potato.  Like twice-baked?  These twice baked potatoes are so yummy and such a treat! I'm not going to lie, these potatoes kind of take a long time.  But what's great about … [Read more...]

Mini Chocolate Lasagnas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The best part about Christmas time are the traditions.  Traditions are what made Christmas so exciting for me.  Every year I could look forward to night spend looking at Christmas lights, decorating sugar cookies, Christmas caroling, and of course the ritual of Christmas morning getting up together and going downstairs to see all our … [Read more...]