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Valentine’s Day Appetizers – Prosciutto Cherry Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 29, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Valentine's Day appetizers are an easy appetizer to make using cherries is this prosciutto cherry bites the perfect party appetizer...

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food. I especially like to make and try new appetizers. Valentine’s Day appetizers are especially fun because they’re usually easy. I’ve been known to make a meal out of appetizers, too. They’re fun to make and more fun to eat… like these Prosciutto Cherry Bites. […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream Chocolate Pudding Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 30, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Pumpkin ice cream chocolate pudding trifle with toasted marshmallows Christmas holiday season dessert recipe...

I love so many things about fall and winter — the beautiful fall colors, pumpkins, the food, my son’s birthday, the holidays, the decorations, family gatherings, and the food. Oh, I think I already said food…. but it’s true, I love colder weather food. Especially foods and drinks with pumpkin in them.   And one […]

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 […]

Bloody Bones Sugar Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones sugar cookies recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere on October 23rd

Here’s another Halloween dessert recipe that the kids will be sure to love. Adults will too, of course, because who doesn’t love sugar cookies? If you’ve been following my blog lately, you’ll notice that I’ve been following a theme… zombie and/or bones type recipes that will go great for a Halloween party or for the […]

Bloody Bones Cupcakes – Recipe for Halloween

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones cupcakes recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead

Halloween will be here in just a month. It’s one of our favorite holidays, just because it’s so much fun. Halloween costumes, parties, trick-or-treating to Halloween decorations, crafts, desserts, and food, it’s a great month for creativity… like Bloody Bones cupcakes. October is one of my favorite months of the year not just because of […]

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 […]

Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 24, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

Summer isn’t over yet, in fact, we still have several weeks of hot weather here. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a perfect drink. Not to mention I bought a lot of nectarines at the grocery store the other day. We love lemonade and […]

Coconut Fruit Dip & Strawberry Mango Kabobs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 6, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Coconut dip and strawberry mango fruit kabobs

I’m enjoying this summer so much so far and trying not to think too much about the fact that my son starts back to school in just under a month now. Ugh. But right now I’m living in the moment. We’ve been eating a lot of strawberries this summer and another thing I love is […]

Strawberry Lemonade & Lime Mojito Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 5, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Strawberry Lemonade Lime Mojito Recipe

Strawberry, lemonade, and mojito are three things that scream summer to me. Combine the three into a drink and you have the perfect combination. You can make a strawberry lemonade for the kids or for a hot day by the pool all summer long. Or add the lemonade to a lime mojito for a refreshing […]

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 […]