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Air Fryer Recipes Roundup for Healthier Cooking

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 17, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
air fryer recipes

One of my new favorite kitchen appliances is the air fryer! I love that I can cook lighter, healthier food. We’ve made a lot of air fryer recipes, but one of our favorite is this Crab Rangoon. A healthier crab rangoon appetizer choice or anytime snack. For a long time we made very basic foods […]

Safer and Healthier Cooking – Choose Ceramic Cookware

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 13, 2018 | Categories: Around The house
cooking

Many of us from the older generation have been using the cast iron skillet for cooking. Back in the day, we didn’t have non-stick pans, and we had no problem learning to use the traditional cast iron skillet. When the non-stick pans were introduced into the market, many opted for the newer cooking pans and […]

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Add Your Homemade Touch to Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 17, 2015 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Marie Callender's chicken pot pie #homemadetouches

A homemade touch to an already prepared food is a delicious way to show your family you care. It also saves you time, giving you more time to spend with your family. Marie Callender’s family size meals are my solution to both.  During the holidays I stock up on Marie Callender’s family size frozen meals. […]

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KitchenAid Appliances at @BestBuy Will Help Get You Holiday Ready #KitchenAid #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 9, 2015 | Categories: Home and Garden
KitchenAid major appliances at Best Buy #kitchenaid

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. I’ve been a big fan of KitchenAid appliances for years. The best dishwasher I’ve ever owned or ever will own, is a KitchenAid. They last. A long time. I hope to […]

Manwich Makes My Busy Mondays Easier #ManwichMondays

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 9, 2015 | Categories: Family and Health, Food, Home and Garden

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I sometimes feel overwhelmed. I have just way too many things to do or going on that there really isn’t enough hours in the day to do it all. I know that many parents can relate. […]

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 […]

Arla Dofino Makes Better-For-You After School Snacks #sponsored #HavartiParty #MC

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2014 | Categories: Children, Family, Food, Parenting

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Arla Dofino. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. School is back in full swing here. My son started middle school and the adjustment period has gone fairly smoothly. […]

12 Delicious Breakfast for Dinner Recipes – A Perfect Way to End the Day #Foodie

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 1, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Recipes

This breakfast for dinner recipes 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. Check out 12 Delicious Breakfast for Dinner Recipes to End the Day […]

Manwich Making Dinner Easy #spon #Manwich

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 27, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My days are full. If you could see my calendar you’d wonder when I have time to sleep. It’s crazy, sometimes. And I have a family member with some health issues and I will be traveling […]

Be Carton Smart During the Holidays and Every Day with Tetra Pak #sponsored #CartonSmart

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The infamous quote by Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” really resonates with me. I truly believe that small changes and little baby steps are the way to […]