Easy Summer Meal In Minutes! #CleanItForward #FinishMoms ($100 Visa GC Giveaway!)

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Congrats to Courtney Hennagir *I am a part of the Finish Power & Free Alliance of Moms and have been compensated by Finish® for these posts/promotions. All opinions are my own During the summer, I don't really like to spend a lot of my time cooking, in a hot kitchen. We do a lot of grilling outside, Slow Cooker meals, ordering out and stuff like that. I also enjoy finding good, EASY recipes to make that won't require a lot of time in the kitchen, over the stove for hours, type of meals. I found one and had to try it out. I am sure you have all heard of the 'One Pot Meal'? It was plastered all over Facebook about a month or so ago. Of course I had to try it out the day I saw it. It looked so simple to make and only required a few ingredients. I could totally make that, I thought! I was right. It turned out AMAZINGLY delicious! I think this recipe originated from Martha Stewart. I added my own personal touch, by adding more ingredients like the olives, green onions, … [Read more...]

My Family’s Favorite Go-To Meals #CleanItForward #FinishMoms

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*I am a part of the Finish Power & Free Alliance of Moms and have been compensated by Finish® for these posts/promotions. All opinions are my own. Does your family have a favorite go-to meal that is healthy and everyone loves? We do! We actually have a couple of go-to easy, healthy meals that we love to devour on a regular basis. The first one is Papa Murphy's Pizza. I love that you can go pick one up, watch them make it and it is fresh! We get healthy toppings like olives, tomatoes, chicken, artichoke, etc. Our second go-to meal is Balmi. Balmi is super delicious and the whole family enjoys it, even the next day. We always make a huge pot of it and man is it good! The Balmi is great because I can sneak in veggies like snow peas and celery. There is also pork in it which the kids love too. It is an easy meal and one that we make often! We try to buy our veggies locally during the summer. We buy our fruits at the local fruit stands and make awesome smoothies when it is … [Read more...]

12 Mouth Watering Meals To Make For Your Family

*this is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. Opinions are mine. I don't know about you, but I need inspiration when I cook or bake! I always look online to see what others are making and then add my own 'thing' to it to make it mine. Coming up with new dinner ideas can get tiring, don't you think? So, in order to keep things fresh in the kitchen (meal idea wise) I have put together a list of 12 Mouth Watering Meals to make for your family! Now, your week (or weeks!) just got easier! You can thank me later ;) What kind of meals do you enjoy making for your family? … [Read more...]

T-fal ActiFry Low-Fat Multi-Cooker (Review)


*Product was received. All opinions are mine. This post contains an affiliate link.  Yes, I am trying to eat healthier, my whole family is. I am trying to find new ways to cook things to make them not so 'unhealthy'. The T-fal ActiFry Low-Fat Multi-Cooker is a good way to start cooking healthier for my family. I was sent one to review and we are loving it so much! First of all, I love the sleek design of this appliance. It looks nice sitting on my countertop! Secondly, this machine can do it ALL, no lie. I LOVE how FAST and easy it is to cook with this appliance!!! Makes my life sooo much easier when it comes to mealtime at my house!   I can cook a variety of full meals easily and quickly using little-to-no oil, which is soo nice! It has a VERY easy 2 button operation, see through steam-free lid and a ceramic coated nonstick aluminum pan (which cleans soooooo easily it is crazy!) And is dishwasher-safe lid, pan, paddle and filter . There is absolutely NO preheating required, … [Read more...]

Cooking With Fisher Nuts! (Giveaway!)


CONTEST OVER! CONGRATS TO Alyce Poalillo #2196!! *I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. I love finding new ways to cook food. My kids are super picky eaters and getting them to eat something is quite a chore at times. I have to sneak in healthy veggies, because they don't usually eat as much veggies as they need to be. I was sent a really fun cooking package from Fisher Nuts to create a fun and healthy meal, for my family. I got down to business and created something last night, that my whole family ate and LOVED. They cleaned their plates!!! I was HAPPY. I made a tater tot casserole with sliced almonds from Fisher Nuts! Yep, the almonds were sooo good in this dish! Who would have thought, right?? Recipe Time!! 4.4 from 9 reviews Print Tater Tot Casserole … [Read more...]

Hillshire Farm Grilled Chicken Breast Pasta Recipe (Review)


During the summer I tend to keep cooking to a minimum around here. We have, however, been super lucky with our weather being that it has been sooo rainy, overcast and quite chilly! Our summer has not even started yet and it is July now! I get irritated, but then I look at all you lovelies that live elsewhere in the country, and I think, maybe I should not complain about our weather after all. Those temps scare me!!!! Anyways, getting back to the no cooking during the summer months... I try to make things that are easy and require little or no cooking. Ya, I am a bit lazy during the Summer :) I have tried (many times mind you all..) Hillshire Farm Grilled Chicken Breast and it is a regular ingredient in my pastas, salads and other dishes. Why? Because it is already cooked/prepared and I can then just add it to my meals!! See, no cooking and a yummy meal is born :) One dish that I ABSOLUTELY love (and yes, my mouth is watering as I type this) is my easy pasta dish. Oh my … [Read more...]