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Mini Cranberry Crumbles #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias

Mini Cranberry Crumbles #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. There is something about the holidays that gives me an extra dose of patience. I love baking with my kids, but sometimes the extra mess is just flat out daunting. During the holidays however every recipe that is made, […]

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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cups #Feast4All #Collectivebias

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cups #Feast4All #Collectivebias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. So when asking on Facebook what kind of fall recipes you guys were looking for, you responded with “recipes that can be made in advance.” Cooking for a crowd can be rather overwhelming and leaves you with little time […]

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Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Pancakes #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias

Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Pancakes #TasteTheSeason #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TastetheSeason #CollectiveBias I love Thanksgiving, and begin preparations for it at least a month in advance. Between the mental prepping, shopping, cooking and cleaning, by the time the meal is served I am pooped. Usually I barely eat […]

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NatureBox Review

NatureBox Review

I don’t know how many times I have been scrolling through Instagram and have seen people post pictures of their monthly NatureBox snacks. That is why I was so excited to review their snacks. Because of the holidays, we constantly have people coming over. Between cookie decorating play dates and Birthday dinners it was certainly […]

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Apple Cider Turkey Brine #OXOTurkeyDay

Apple Cider Turkey Brine #OXOTurkeyDay

  I can’t believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks. I made this turkey and a few sides this past weekend for some family. We only had 6 people and I was totally stressed out. I am serving 18 people on Thanksgiving and I am seriously freaking out. My kitchen is seriously the size of most […]

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Sacramento Farm Tour

Sacramento Farm Tour

Last month the California Farm Water Coalition invited me on the Sacramento Farm Tour, and as always it was amazing. We toured the Lundberg Rice facility, met its owners (the most humble of family businesses by the way), rode in a combine (rice harvester), and got to go on a mini shopping spree in their […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies #NorthPoleFun #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Growing up I have precious memories of baking hundreds of pounds of Italian cookies before Thanksgiving. Normally I would stay home for a couple of days from school and we would bake from sunset to sunrise. People around […]

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Pumpkin Spice OREO Cookie Balls #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias

Pumpkin Spice OREO Cookie Balls #OREOCookieBalls #CollectiveBias

This #OREOCookieBalls shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Whenever I am in a pinch and need a quick dessert, I always turn to OREO Cookie Balls. No matter the flavor or decoration, they are always a hit! We have made them for almost every holiday. Spooky […]

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Reese's Spreads Granola Bars #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

Reese’s Spreads Granola Bars #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

I received compensation and information and/or free product from The Hershey Company and/or Collective Bias. All opinions expressed within are my own. Lunches this year have been quite the challenge. At the kid’s old school, hot lunch was so inexpensive that it just made sense to have them buy it. Now having moved to private […]

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Sweet Potato Pie Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel

Sweet Potato Pie Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel

This is a sponsored post brought to you by the NC Sweet Potato Commission. All opinions are 100% my own.  Forget smothering sweet potatoes in butter and topping with marshmallows, this  Sweet Potato Swirled Cheesecake with Spiced Salted Caramel is a new way to serve sweet potatoes this holiday! Not overly sweet and creamy beyond […]

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Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler Recipe #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias

Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler Recipe #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate family and food! With 4 birthdays  each a week a part, and of course Thanksgiving, we always have a lot going on. This is why I LOVE Smart & Final. It […]

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Healthy Cauliflower Spaghetti Carbonara

Healthy Cauliflower Spaghetti Carbonara

  This year, Birds Eye has partnered with Melissa d’Arabian, celebrity chef, mom of four, and host of FoodNetwork.com’s web series The Picky Eaters Project, to make a difference and help moms with the dinnertime dilemma. Everyone knows it can be tough to get a balanced meal on the table every day and we’re here […]

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All American Apple Pie

All American Apple Pie

I spent a lot of time with my grandparents growing up. In fact, it was there that I learned how to cook and acquired my love of food. My grandfather always had every fruit tree possible growing in his backyard. At the beginning of each season, we would go outside with our green basket and […]

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Tuna Enchiladas #BumbleBeeB2S

Tuna Enchiladas #BumbleBeeB2S

I don’t know about you but I welcomed back to school with open arms. However, it is somewhat bittersweet. With back to school also comes after school activities and sports which means little time in the evenings to prepare a hearty, healthy meal. I often find myself scrambling to figure something out for dinner which […]

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BBQ Peach Cobbler #marshmallowmonth

BBQ Peach Cobbler #marshmallowmonth

Like I said in my last post, we are on a rather long family road trip. When all is said and done it will have been 3 weeks. About half of the trip will have been spent camping. After our first 2 nights of camping, I quickly realized that camping is a blast…for one night. […]

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Mickey Mouse Party

Mickey Mouse Party

Baby Ben- the last of three children. The child that gets all the hand-me-downs, pictures that never get printed, and store bought birthday cakes. Don’t get me wrong, he is definitely spoiled and knows that he is the baby and knows how to work us! I had been itching to throw a party for a […]

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New STARBURST™ Brand Sorbet Bars

New STARBURST™ Brand Sorbet Bars

Growing up I used to love STARBURST™ candies. I would always start with the pinks, move on to the reds, slow down at the oranges, and give the yellows to my little brother. I still will comb through my kids’ halloween bags and open all of the little packs in hopes there will be two pinks […]

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Dulce de Leche Swirled Ice Cream

Dulce de Leche Swirled Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream month! What better to celebrate than with creamy dulce de leche?!? Our friend’s over at Oxo wanted to celebrate National Ice Cream month too! The sent us all the essentials to make this delicious concoction.  I personally loved the stainless steel ice cream scooper, mini beaker measuring set, and of course this […]

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Movie Night Caramel Corn

Movie Night Caramel Corn

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” My kids love Family Friday Movie Night. There is just something about making a huge bed in the middle of the living room and eating […]

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Fresno Farm Tour

Fresno Farm Tour

Last week I was invited to attend a farm tour with some fellow food bloggers and the California Farm Water Coalition. I have been on two tours with the CFWC before, but this tour was different. During previous tours the farmer’s talked about their crops and about the problems and politics from the lack of […]

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