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Meet Dunkin, it’s how we do the OREO Dunk Challenge #OREODunkChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 17, 2017 | Categories: Contests, Family, Food

If you know me and/or my family, you know we are very competitive. We are competitive among each other and as a family. We also love OREO cookies. So when I heard about the OREO Dunk Challenge, I knew we were up for the challenge. Dunking OREO cookies into cold milk? What’s not to love […]

belVita Breakfast Biscuits for Busy Moms

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 3, 2017 | Categories: Food

One of my goals for the New Year is to eat breakfast. I’m guilty of skipping breakfast because I’m so busy. Being a busy mom, I’m bad about putting everything and everyone else before me. Thankfully, belVita Biscuits makes an excellent grab & go breakfast. Now I can grab belVita Biscuits as I’m going out […]

6 Ways to Save on Beef for the Holidays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 19, 2016 | Categories: Food, Money Talk, Savings
Dijon & Herb Rubbed Beef Roast with Cranberry Sauce

I don’t have a huge family, but I still try to save money wherever and whenever I can, especially when it comes to groceries, meat, and the holidays. I make a grocery budget monthly, and I’m thankful to today’s sponsors, The Beef Checkoff and TheMotherhood, for recognizing many families like mine want and need to […]

The Perfect Bowl of Rice with the Rosewill Rice Cooker

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 5, 2016 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Reviews
The perfect bowl of rice with the Rosewill Rice Cooker with fuzzy logic technology...

I received a Rosewill Rice Cooker for free for review purposes, 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.   I recently received the RHRC-13001 5.5-Cup Rice Cooker, which made my […]

Balance Your Plate With Help From Stouffer’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2016 | Categories: Family, Food, Recipes
Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat Sauce to balance your plate with a well-balanced frozen and fresh meal option...

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. As busy parents it’s not always easy to give your family a well-balanced meal every day. With working, all the after-school activities, homework, and especially during the […]

Zombie Pasta for The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes, TV
Zombie Pasta Recipe for Halloween or to eat while watching The Walking Dead Season 7 on October 23rd...

If you know me, you know that I am a huge zombie fan. The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows, I love zombie movies, and October is one of my favorite months, for several reasons… one of them being, all the horror movies, which of course includes zombie movies. Oh, and the Halloween […]

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, DIY, Food, Home and Garden
How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops! The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?! How to […]

Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
Lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch

Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too. One way for me to cut down […]

Strawberry Walnut Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 4, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Strawberry Walnut Salad with a Homemade Poppy Seed Strawberry Dressing

One of my favorite things to eat in the summer, especially a hot summer like we’re already having, is a salad. I could, and often do, eat one (sometimes two) a day. Salads are one of those dishes that can be a side or an entree, they are refreshing, and they can be light or […]

Waste Not Want Not: Smart and Simple Tips for Avoiding Food Waste

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 7, 2016 | Categories: Food, Home and Garden, Tips
Waste Not Want Not: Tips for avoiding food waste

If you are trying to reduce the amount of waste your family produces, then you are part of a nationwide effort to reduce the amount of trash that goes into the nation’s landfills. However, wastefulness might still be happening right in your own kitchen. Food waste is a serious problem for many families, and according […]