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Chimichurri Plant-Based Protein Sandwich at McAlister’s Deli

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 6, 2019 | Categories: Restaurants, Reviews
chimichurri

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products, like the Chimichurri plant-based protein sandwich from McAlister’s Deli, and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Chimichurri Plant-Based Protein Sandwich at McAlister’s Deli I recently […]

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Budget Friendly $10 Tuesday Pizza at Papa Murphy’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2017 | Categories: Restaurants
Get $10 Tuesday pizza from Papa Murphy's on a budget

We are huge pizza lovers in my home. I enjoy making fresh homemade pizza, but being the busy mom I am, it’s not always easy to find the time to make them. It doesn’t always fit into a family’s budgets eating out all the time, either.  Thanks to brands like today’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s, for […]

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New Salads and Fun with Friends at Chick-fil-A

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 16, 2017 | Categories: Food, Restaurants, Reviews
Chick-fil-A Salad Tasting Party

This delicious salad tasting post has been brought to you by Chick-fil-A… Yesterday, I hosted a salad tasting party with a few of my friends at Chick-fil-A. They are introducing three new salads and want opinions from real people, in my case, real moms, on what we think about their new #FreshMade salads. I can […]

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 […]

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Chicken Raised without Antibiotics at Papa Murphy’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 26, 2016 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Restaurants

It’s important to me that my family eats foods that are good for them and I buy Raised without Antibiotics (RWA) chicken whenever possible. It’s nice when brands like today’s sponsor, Papa Murphy’s, who knows how important it is to parents like me. They only use RWA chicken on their pizzas so parents can feel […]

Sriracha Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps from Pei Wei

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 15, 2016 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Pei Wei Sriracha Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps

I’ve cut down on carbs recently, which means I’ve been cutting down on bread. All I can say is, thank goodness for Pei Wei’s Sriracha pineapple pork lettuce wraps. I’m starting this year off on the right food, not only exercising more, but eating healthy. It’s not always easy for someone who likes to eat […]

Have You Tried Arby’s New Smokehouse Brisket Sandwich, Yet? #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 25, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Arby's new smokehouse brisket

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The other day I was hungry. Okay, that’s pretty much three times a day (at least), every day… but this particular day, I was hungry for something special. Something new. Something different. Have you ever done […]

Arby’s Grand Turkey Club – Hot Fresh Goodness

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 28, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite places for sandwiches is Arby’s. I enjoy a good turkey sandwich, quite often actually, because turkey is lean and as a woman <cough> in her forties <cough> I try to watch my […]

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We Celebrated Back-to-School with Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2013 | Categories: Food, Restaurants
Endless shrimp at red lobster

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Red Lobster. I received a gift card to facilitate my review promotional item as a thank-you for participating. My son started back to school two weeks ago. Trust me, it’s an understatement to say, “Where did this summer go?” Last week I thought […]

Krystal Conquers Your Craving & Delicious Giveaway #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 15, 2013 | Categories: Food, Giveaways, Restaurants, Reviews

This delicious, steamy buns, square goodness post has been brought to you by Krystal…. When we moved to Tennessee sixteen years ago, one of the fast food restaurants I couldn’t wait to try was Krystal. I’d heard about Krystal, but there weren’t any in Kentucky. And trying a Krystal original burger the first time was […]