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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 […]

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, […]

Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Made in Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2017 | Categories: Recipes
Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

Rosemary Sea Salt Chicken is so simple and easy to make that you’ll want to make it all the time. It’s simple ingredients, healthy, and made in a cast iron skillet. I love the benefits of using a cast iron skillet to cook in. A cast iron skillet is easy to clean, you get the […]

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 […]

Nectarine Lemonade Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 24, 2017 | Categories: Recipes
Nectarine Lemonade recipe for summer, cookouts, parties, picnics, or anytime...

Summer isn’t over yet, in fact, we still have several weeks of hot weather here. In my quest to come up with refreshing drink recipes, I thought that nectarine lemonade would be a perfect drink. Not to mention I bought a lot of nectarines at the grocery store the other day. We love lemonade and […]

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 […]

Strawberry Banana Muffins Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 7, 2017 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Recipes
banana muffins

One of my favorite go-to breakfast treats (and snacks) is strawberry banana muffins. They’re just something comforting and satisfying about a good muffin. Muffins are one of my son’s favorites, too. We like a hot muffin with just a little pat of butter on them for breakfast. Sometimes my son eats a muffin for a […]

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 Sugar Cookies Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 1, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, Recipes
Bloody bones sugar cookies recipe for Halloween or The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere on October 23rd

Here’s another Halloween dessert recipe that the kids will be sure to love. Adults will too, of course, because who doesn’t love sugar cookies? If you’ve been following my blog lately, you’ll notice that I’ve been following a theme… zombie and/or bones type recipes that will go great for a Halloween party or for the […]

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 […]