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Toasted Corn Macaroni Salad Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 11, 2018 | Categories: Food, Recipes
macaroni salad

I love spring and the warmer temperatures. I also love this time of year because we can finally start grilling out and going on picnics. And eating salads, like macaroni salad. I love salads. Whether it’s spring salads, cucumber salads, potato salad and macaroni salads, to name a few, I enjoy making and eating salads. […]

Lil Smokie Stuffed Jalapenos with Bacon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 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 […]

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 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 many households. I know it is here. […]

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 […]

Chicken Salsa Taquitos Make Ahead & Freeze

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 13, 2017 | 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, […]

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 […]

Alternatives to Home Chef for Home Food Delivery

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 8, 2017 | Categories: Food
Home Chef Alternatives to home food delivery services

If you are searching for at home food delivery services, Home Chef is one of the top companies you can order from. But, if you are simply looking to give a few new foods a try, or want an alternative at a lower price, there are other alternatives you can choose from as well. Here […]

Farmer’s Market Fresh with Sabra Hummus Dip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2017 | Categories: Food
Sabra hummus with Farmer's Market Fresh vegetables #walmartfarmersmarket

This post was sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Farmer’s Market Fresh I visit our local farmer’s market 2-3 times a month, I love fresh vegetables and try to put them on my table every day. I also shop for fresh vegetables at Walmart on a regular basis. I also love hummus. […]

Papa Murphy’s Law Saving Dinnertime and My Sanity on Chaotic Days

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 7, 2017 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Papa Murphy's take 'n' bake pizza

Being a parent is exhausting. Rewarding, but exhausting. Parenting a teenager can be especially draining. That’s why I’m so grateful for brands like today’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s, for saving dinnertime and keeping us moms (and dads) sane during the busy and chaotic days of life. #PapaMurphysLaw #Ad Between either taking and/or picking my son to […]

Meet Dunkin, it’s how we do the OREO Dunk Challenge #OREODunkChallenge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 17, 2017 | Categories: Contests, Family, Food

If you know me and/or my family, you know we are very competitive. We are competitive among each other and as a family. We also love OREO cookies. So when I heard about the OREO Dunk Challenge, I knew we were up for the challenge. Dunking OREO cookies into cold milk? What’s not to love […]