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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 […]

BOGO RAGÚ Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce at Publix + Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 5, 2017 | Categories: Coupons, Recipes
Cheeseburger Alfredo Casserole with Ragu Cheese Creation Alfredo Pasta sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own. I’m a busy mom, especially now with school back in full swing. There’s seems to be so many extra-curricular activities going on after school that it’s not always easy to find the time to cook […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Pork Loin Braised in DairyPure Milk

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 8, 2017 | Categories: Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
Slow Cooker Pork Loin Braised in DairyPure Milk #DairyPureMilk

This is a sponsored post with DailyPure Milk and TheMotherhood. 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. I’m a busy mom who loves easy meals. I love home cooked food that’s […]

Valentine’s Day Appetizers – Prosciutto Cherry Bites

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 29, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Valentine's Day appetizers are an easy appetizer to make using cherries is this prosciutto cherry bites the perfect party appetizer...

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food. I especially like to make and try new appetizers. Valentine’s Day appetizers are especially fun because they’re usually easy. I’ve been known to make a meal out of appetizers, too. They’re fun to make and more fun to eat… like these Prosciutto Cherry Bites. […]

Bloody Bones Cupcakes – Recipe for Halloween

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones cupcakes recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead

Halloween will be here in just a month. It’s one of our favorite holidays, just because it’s so much fun. Halloween costumes, parties, trick-or-treating to Halloween decorations, crafts, desserts, and food, it’s a great month for creativity… like Bloody Bones cupcakes. October is one of my favorite months of the year not just because of […]

Zombie Pasta for The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 28, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes, TV
Zombie Pasta Recipe for Halloween or to eat while watching The Walking Dead Season 7 on October 23rd...

If you know me, you know that I am a huge zombie fan. The Walking Dead is one of my favorite shows, I love zombie movies, and October is one of my favorite months, for several reasons… one of them being, all the horror movies, which of course includes zombie movies. Oh, and the Halloween […]

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, DIY, Food, Home and Garden
How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops! The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?! How to […]

Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
Lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch

Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too. One way for me to cut down […]