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Roasted Leeks Recipe a Flavorful Side Dish

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 2, 2019 | Categories: Recipes
baked leeks

I can usually come up with entree ideas, but I seem to be in a rut when it comes to side dishes. I tend to end up making some kind of potato dish, corn, green beans, salads, or asparagus. Roasted leeks weren’t even on my radar. We eat a lot of vegetables and although I […]

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Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes Not Just for Coffee Lovers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 7, 2019 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Vanilla Cappuccino Cupcakes for Easter

Who doesn’t love big, fluffy cupcakes? Well, who doesn’t love cupcakes? Period. And if you are a coffee lover or drinker like me, you’ll go crazy over these Vanilla Cappuccino cupcakes I made on Easter. They’re the perfect cupcake for any time of the year. In fact, I think they would be perfect for Valentine’s […]

LG Combination Double Wall Oven for Busy Cooks

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 19, 2019 | Categories: Home and Garden
busy cooks

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy gift card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. My opinion that the LG Combination Double Wall Oven is perfect for busy cooks is 100% my own. Since I’m the person who is primarily responsible for cooking my family’s […]

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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 […]

Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 3, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Recipes
soft chewy oatmeal cookies recipe

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. My favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal cookies. Even though I’m a huge chocolate lover, oatmeal cookies are by far my favorite and I’m always looking for recipes that are soft and chewy. As much as I may love oatmeal cookies, they have to be soft and chewy. If […]

All About Chocolate – Brownie Recipes

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 5, 2015 | Categories: Chocolate, Food

This delicious chocolate dream-filled brownie post is a sponsored post. All opinions of every yummy brownie is 100% my own. With Valentine’s Day in February, it makes it a great month for chocolate. I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t appreciate chocolate. Although I love chocolate, my absolute favorite way of eating chocolate is […]

21 Warm You Up Casseroles Perfect for Winter #Foodie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 19, 2015 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food

I love casseroles, especially in the winter or colder months. Casseroles are hearty, easy because you can make them ahead, and they usually provide leftovers for another day/meal… you stretch your dollars this way, too. Casseroles are also great to take to pot luck functions, parties, or when you know someone who has had an […]

12 Fabulous Fruit Pies for Pi Day

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 26, 2014 | Categories: Desserts, Food, Holidays and Observances
12 fruit pies for pi day

This post is brought to you by foodie.com. 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 own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. Who doesn’t love pie? Especially fruit pies? Whether it’s lemon, coconut, blueberry, cherry, or the “As […]

Chocolate Scones for Valentine’s Day #recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 5, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Desserts, Food, Recipes
Chocolate Scones Recipe for Valentine's Day via Blog by Donna https://blogbydonna.com

I’ve been trying new recipes and looking on Pinterest and Googling for just the right Valentine’s Day dessert to make for my husband. I want to make something that he will enjoy and that he knows I took some time and thought into making. Because he is worth it. I think this chocolate scones recipe […]

Homemade Gooey Chocolate Brownies with American Heritage Chocolate #sponsored #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 18, 2013 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Chocolate, Food, Recipes

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for American Heritage Chocolate. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. To say I’m a chocolate lover would really not accurately describe my adoration of chocolate. I do adore chocolate. Simply adore […]