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20 Delicious and Healthy Dinner Recipes for the New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2016 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Health and Fitness, Recipes
Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy dinner recipes are on my list of goals starting off this new year. I find it easy to eat light and healthy for breakfast and lunch, but dinner time is more difficult for some reason. I think it’s because I’m always in a rush in the mornings so I eat a banana or a […]

Taco Bake Recipe Making Holidays Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 20, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes
taco bake from Kraft recipes hub on Walmart

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All views expressed are my own. This is my favorite time of year! It’s also the most exhausting time of year for me. With all the Christmas programs, holiday parties and get-togethers, decorating, running errands, shopping, wrapping… whew, I’m tired just talking about it. In all my rushing around, […]

Major Food Manufacturer Needs Your Help

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 17, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Working at Home

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Are you the family cook in the kitchen and always making the decisions as to what’s for dinner? A popular major food manufacturer who cares about what your family is eating is looking for some consumers to help support […]

Quick, Healthy, and Delicious Grilled Chicken Salad for an #EverydayEffortless Meal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.   What a week! It was no different than any other week, really, and I’m sure most of you can relate… making breakfast, preparing lunches, running kids to and from school. While the kids are at […]

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe – An Effortless Meal #EffortlessMeals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 8, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Family, Recipes
#effortlessmeals from Walmart Chicken pot pie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias   My weekdays start around 6:30 am and I don’t stop until midnight most nights. Some days I go non-stop. I love creating home cooked meals for my family, but I’m always short on time. So […]

21 Warm You Up Casseroles Perfect for Winter #Foodie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Check out Hearty Warm You Up Casseroles for Winter by DonnaChaffins at Foodie.com I love casseroles, […]

Double Your Savings by Buying Gift Cards at Kroger #Kr2xdip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 24, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Shopping

Thank you Tatu Digital Media for sponsoring this conversation. I want to try a new dessert for Thanksgiving. I know from previous experience that you never want to try a new recipe at a family gathering unless you’ve tested the recipe out first. It’s a long story, but trust me, you want to give any […]

Easy, Tasty, One Pot Comfort Meals Perfect for Cold Weather #Foodie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes

This delicious one pot meal recipes post has been brought to you by Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.  Check out Easy, Tasty, One Pot Meals by DonnaChaffins at […]

Best Buy Appliances Making Holiday Prep Easy @BestBuy #holidayprep

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 5, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Baking and Cooking

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I love this time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas are my two favorite holidays, but with so much to do and so little time, it can be frantic and sometimes stressful […]

Spicy Nachos with Manwich: Weeknights are Easier with #Manwich

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 3, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes
Manwich makes Weekday meals easy #Manwich nachos

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I can vaguely remember the days when I had time to prepare and make homemade dinners, and even dessert. Who has time anymore? With play rehearsals/performances and homework (Wow! Who knew 6th graders had so much […]