Pepperidge Farm Holiday Worthy Meals Challenge

artisan rolls

I am going to be cooking / hosting three Christmas dinner parties this month. THREE! It didn’t seem quite so insane until I actually just wrote that out. I love entertaining, especially during the holidays, but I also know how crazy busy this time of year is.  No matter what, I always allow myself to…

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Hass Avocado Recipe Contest {Recipe: Beef Tostadas}

Beef Tostada Recipe

This post brought to you by Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine. We’re kind of a fan of the avocado around our house. Avocado’s are one of those things that just seem to “ooomph” up an ordinary recipe, don’t you agree? A chicken sandwich sounds much more appealing when you…

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The Gift of Time {Recipe: Lemon Pepper Shrimp Over Pasta}

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Pasta Recipe

I’ve been thinking a lot about time lately… lack of it, its speed and the meaning behind it. We have 4 weeks of summer remaining. I should be looking forward to those four weeks, anticipating the fun that we can have together, but instead I’ve been looking back, full of regret for the things we…

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FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired Pizza Giveaway

Pizza

This post brought to you by FRESCHETTA®. All opinions are 100% mine. We are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with wonderful options for pizza all around. In fact, we used to venture out every Friday night to enjoy a pizza at one of the local pizzeria’s. Four kids, crowds and cutting back on…

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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Soup – Soup-A-Palooza

Roasted Corn Soup Horiz

I am just posting my Soup-A-Palooza soup recipe over here so that the actual giveaway post isn’t super long. As I said on that post, this is a delicious, hearty, full of flavor soup that is sure to warm you up when it is cold outside. I simply made a couple of adaptations from the…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Tabasco Original Red

sweet potato soup tabasco

This post brought to you by TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of you really like things hot. I know my dad isn’t happy with the heat of something unless he has tears streaming down his face. His “hot” tolerance is off the charts. For most of us though, we may like…

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Old Habits {Recipe: Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs}

Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

Old habits die hard… like my past habit of only eating boneless skinless chicken breasts. I never even considered using any other kind of chicken…EVER. Then, as I explained in a previous post, I made an accidental purchase that changed my chicken loving ways for good. Through one fateful mishap in my shopping cart, I…

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My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Egg Noodles

I’m sharing a very special recipe with you today. I told you about my mom’s recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs a few weeks ago. Her homemade Chicken and Noodle recipe is the other meal that feels like home. It’s one of those that I don’t remember loving as much growing up, but when I’m having…

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