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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 […]

Add Your Homemade Touch to Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Marie Callender's chicken pot pie #homemadetouches

A homemade touch to an already prepared food is a delicious way to show your family you care. It also saves you time, giving you more time to spend with your family. Marie Callender’s family size meals are my solution to both.  During the holidays I stock up on Marie Callender’s family size frozen meals. […]

Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice Soup Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2014 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Roasted Acorn Squash Wild Rice Soup Recipe for Fall

Roasted acorn squash stuffed with wild rice and cheese is my favorite fall meal, but I don’t care for the leftovers. One of my goals this week was to take this favorite and redo it in a way that was just as delicious as the first time. My solution… Roasted Acorn Squash and Wild Rice […]

Teacher Appreciation – Say it with Flowers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 7, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Health and Fitness, Wordless Wednesday
flower pot from a watering can teacher appreciation idea

This is Teacher Appreciation week at my son’s school and today is flower day. It could be a single flower from you own garden, a bunch of wildflowers, a flower(s) from your local grocery store or flowers delivered from a florist. Just show your appreciation for your teacher with flowers. Here’s one of the things […]

Lil Griddles – Every Batch Made From Scratch #AJLilGriddlesCG #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Food, Reviews

Most mornings you will find me cooking and baking away in the kitchen. I get out my mixing bowl, my flour, eggs, milk, etc., and whisk. Put on my apron and begin… … Wait, that’s my husband and son’s vision of me in the kitchen. Let’s just let them keep this image of me, shall […]

How to Save Money on Your Christmas Shopping This Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 25, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Money Talk, Shopping

Guest Post Image Source Ahead of the Game If you have planned your Christmas shopping to the degree that you should do, then you will know precisely what you are going to spend and on whom. The big problems with Christmas shopping tend to come when you have left it all to the last minute […]

Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Pudding Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2012 | Categories: Chocolate, Food, Recipes

I recently received a couple of Mocafe Matcha Green Tea samples. Yay, me! Because I’ve been researching the health benefits of Matcha green tea (I’ll do a post later on Matcha). I know that you can make some incredible Matcha Green Tea smoothies, but I was thinking out of the box and wanted to incorporate […]