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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 […]

Orange Sizzle Drink Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Non-Alcoholic Orange Sizzle drink recipe for a summer cookout...

School is about out here and I’m so ready for a summer break. It’s time for picnics, cookouts and BBQs. So I’ve been looking for summer recipes, for both food and drinks. I like to keep us refreshed and hydrated during the summer and one of my favorites is what I call an Orange Sizzle […]

Garlic Parmesan Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 18, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Cast iron skillet garlic parmesan chicken recipe

If you click through one of the links below and buy something I used in making or cleaning up my Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe, I’ll earn some money, so thank you. If you’ve not noticed, I’m a huge fan of cooking in a cast iron skillet. I love everything about cast iron cooking. One of […]

Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 13, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate

This post was sponsored by American Heritage Chocolate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. I know it almost sounds cliche to say I love chocolate, but it is true… chocolate is one of my great loves. About two years ago I tried American Heritage […]

Make Monday a Manwich Sloppy Joe 3-Way #ManwichMonday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Make it a #ManwichMonday #NationalSloppyJoeDay

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you spend Sunday evenings dreading Monday? The word ‘Monday’ is enough to make some people cringe. It is the dreaded day that starts off each new work day for many of us. I must admit, […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Wings Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 4, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow cooker honey garlic wings recipe

I mentioned earlier that I’m doing more slow cooker meals during the summer. I think the slow cooker or crock pot has become a seasonal cooking appliance… getting used in the fall and winter and put away for the spring and summer. I think the slow cooker should be used anytime, all the time. I […]

Dinner and Dessert Recipes For The Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | 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 […]

Summer Time Salads with Suddenly Salad + $15 Cash Giveaway #SuddenlySalad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 15, 2015 | Categories: Coupons, Food, Giveaways, Recipes

It’s spring, but it feels more like summer here already with temps in the upper 80s and low 90s this week. I’m not complaining (not yet, anyway), but it seems like we went straight from winter to summer. One thing I love eating in the summer (or when the temps are warm) is salads. I […]

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Sausage Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 21, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
one pot meals slow cooker recipes

One of my favorite vegetables is the sweet potato. It’s a hearty vegetable that has a natural sweetness that lends itself well in recipes. Now that I’m getting ready to plant my garden, I can’t wait to have fresh out of the garden sweet potatoes. Something else I love is easy and delicious. I also […]