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Tag Archives: recipes

Keto Steak Recipe: Seared Ribeye with Red Wine Pan Gravy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 22, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
keto steak

We love steak, especially ribeye steaks. Which is a good thing when I’m doing a Keto diet or low-carb, high-protein diet and looking for Keto steak recipes to try. Since my son is a growing teenager who works out, a high protein diet is good for him, as well. So, I do cook a lot […]

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 […]

Sausage Potato Hash Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 8, 2018 | Categories: Recipes
sausage potato hash

I’m back with another cast iron skillet recipe. It really is one of my favorite ways to cook. Another favorite of mine is meals that are good for breakfast or dinner, like this Sausage Potato Hash recipe. If you make it for dinner and have any leftovers, you can have the leftovers for breakfast the […]

Roasted Leeks Recipe a Flavorful Side Dish

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2018 | 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 macaroni and cheese. Roasted leeks weren’t even on my radar. I don’t even buy leeks that often, […]

Garlic Parmesan Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2017 | Categories: Recipes
Cast iron skillet garlic parmesan chicken recipe

If you’ve not noticed, I’m a huge fan of cooking in a cast iron skillet. I love everything about cast iron cooking. One of my favorite cast iron skillet recipes to make is Garlic Parmesan Chicken. I love how chicken comes out so crispy and flavorful in an iron skillet. Adding garlic, onions, and parmesan […]

Balance Your Plate With Help From Stouffer’s

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 16, 2016 | Categories: Family, Food, Recipes
Stouffer's Lasagna with Meat Sauce to balance your plate with a well-balanced frozen and fresh meal option...

This post is in collaboration with Balance Your Plate and Stouffer’s. As part of the collaboration, I received product and incentives in exchange for participating in the program. As busy parents it’s not always easy to give your family a well-balanced meal every day. With working, all the after-school activities, homework, and especially during the […]

Orange Sizzle Drink Recipe

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2016 | Categories: Recipes
Non-Alcoholic Orange Sizzle drink recipe for a summer cookout...

School is about out here and I’m so ready for a summer break. It’s time for picnics, cookouts and BBQs. So I’ve been looking for summer recipes, for both food and drinks. I like to keep us refreshed and hydrated during the summer and one of my favorites is what I call an Orange Sizzle […]

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 […]

Make Monday a Manwich Sloppy Joe 3-Way #ManwichMonday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 14, 2016 | Categories: Food, Recipes
Make it a #ManwichMonday #NationalSloppyJoeDay

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you spend Sunday evenings dreading Monday? The word ‘Monday’ is enough to make some people cringe. It is the dreaded day that starts off each new work day for many of us. I must admit, […]

20 Delicious and Healthy Dinner Recipes for the New Year

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 4, 2016 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Food, Health and Fitness, Recipes
Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy dinner recipes are on my list of goals starting off this new year. I find it easy to eat light and healthy for breakfast and lunch, but dinner time is more difficult for some reason. I think it’s because I’m always in a rush in the mornings so I eat a banana or a […]