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Thomas’ Bagels NOW at Sam’s Club + Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 6, 2019 | Categories: Food
Win a $50 Sam's Club gift card

This post is sponsored by Thomas’ Bagels. One thing that is always on my shopping list is Thomas’ Bagels. I love them because they are so versatile. You can toast them and top them with butter and/or jam, or cream cheese. Or, make sandwiches or mini pizzas bagels with them. And, I just plain love […]

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Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 6, 2019 | Categories: Food, Recipes
macaroni salad

Looking for things to do with corn on the cob? Not sure about where you live, but here, corn on the cob is super cheap at the grocery store. Plus, I buy up a bunch at the farmer’s market and freeze some. Frozen corn is a great way to enjoy corn any time of the […]

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RITZ Crisp & Thins at Walmart for Game Day + Dip Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 27, 2019 | Categories: Deals, Food
game day

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Are you excited for the Big Game next week? I know I am. It’s a huge event in my home, not just for the game itself, but for the commercials, […]

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A Good Meal Starts With the Best Meat

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 12, 2019 | Categories: Food
meat

There is nothing worse than sitting down to a meal to have the meat be tough and/or flavorless. Seriously disappointing. Whether it’s a meal you’ve prepared at home yourself or dining out at a restaurant, when you take a bite of meat that is tasteless, dry, or tough, it is such a waste of time […]

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Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 9, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
stuffed jalapenos with bacon appetizer

I was looking for some appetizers that would be easy to make and incorporated jalapenos, Lil Smokies (or sausages), and bacon. These Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon fit the bill. They’re a great appetizer for game night, parties, cook outs, and family gatherings like Easter. They really are simple to make and they pack […]

Chicken Salsa Taquitos Make Ahead & Freeze

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 3, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Chicken Salsa Taquitos recipe freeze ahead meal planning

If you find it difficult to get dinner on the table some days, making and freezing dinners ahead of time is a great way to save you time. If you find yourself with a day off or a few extra hours with nothing to do (we know that isn’t too often), prepare meals, freeze them, […]

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After School Snacks Made Easy with Sandwich Bros.

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 15, 2018 | Categories: Food

This is a sponsored post with Sandwich Bros. and Bravomark. All opinions regarding after school snacks made easy are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my personal experiences, are worthy of endorsement. After school time is a busy time in […]

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Tim Tam Biscuits for Santa + 2 for $5 at Publix Deal

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 14, 2017 | Categories: Food
Tim Tam 2 for $5 at Publix and leave Tim Tam Biscuits out for Santa on Christmas Eve

This post has been compensated by Pepperidge Farm. All opinions are mine alone. Can you believe the holiday season is here? It is my favorite time of year. From Christmas songs to decorating the tree, to holiday gift shopping and eating all the wonderful goodies that are in abundance around the holidays… what’s not to […]

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Chocolate Covered Cherries Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2017 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
cherry bombs recipe with healthy cherries candy snack

For a sweet treat that’s as decorative as it is delicious, make a batch (or two) of Cherry Bombs. They’re very simple to make and fun to eat. A twist on the chocolate covered cherries recipe you may be used to… Each bomb has a maraschino cherry center wrapped in chewy chocolate candy and enrobed […]

Join the McCormick Online Foodie Community & Earn Rewards

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 25, 2017 | Categories: Food
McCormick online foodie community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Do you consider yourself a foodie? Or like me, a mom who takes an interest in the food industry and what you cook for your family? McCormick wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help […]

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