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Slow Cooker Pork Loin Braised in DairyPure Milk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 8, 2017 | Categories: Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Pork Loin Braised in DairyPure Milk #DairyPureMilk

This is a sponsored post with DailyPure Milk and TheMotherhood. 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’m a busy mom who loves easy meals. I love home cooked food that’s […]

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. […]

Bloody Bones Cupcakes – Recipe for Halloween

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2016 | 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Meatballs Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 22, 2015 | Categories: Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
crock pot sweet and sour meatball recipe

I’m still using my slow cooker this summer and thought I’d share with you this delicious, super easy, and low-cost, crock pot meal…. sweet and sour meatballs.  It’s one of my husband’s favorites.    Don’t be a slave to the kitchen this summer but still have home cooked meals ready when you are, by taking […]

Dinner and Dessert Recipes For The Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 4, 2015 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
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One thing that always comes to mind when I think of family is food. It’s true. Whether it’s gathering around the family dinner table to holidays, picnics to family reunions, good food is oftentimes a big part of it. Food brings families together. That’s why everyone has a favorite “comfort” food… it’s usually something that […]

Easy Family Dinner with Hamburger Helper + Free Ground Beef Rebate #freebeef #helper

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2015 | Categories: Food

If you are like me, you are always on the run, going from one after-school activity to the next. We live busy lives and trying to have a hearty dinner on the table, not to mention eating dinner as a family can sometimes be a struggle. Hamburger Helper is a great boxed meal that allows […]