Nov 192015

National Adoption Day is this Saturday, November 21st.  Did you know that more than 1.5 million American families have been touched by adoption?  It’s definitely touched my life, as I was adopted when I was less than a month old.

Brownie Batter Dip is perfect for dipping graham crackers, fruit, marshmallows and more!

Like the American family, Honey Maid has continued to evolve across its 90 year heritage.  From classic grahams to Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid’s wholesome products are made with whole grains and real honey, without high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, and are wholesome snacks families can agree on for any occasion. Continue reading »

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Nov 082015

Enjoying pasta is something that has long been a tradition in my family.  My brother even requested that my Mom make her spaghetti for the rehearsal dinner for his wedding and my Gram made her own homemade pasta on more than a few occasions.

This easy pasta bake recipe is perfect for night's when you're short on time, as everything you need is likely already in your pantry!

My own family really loves pasta, too.  A recipe for lasagna roll ups was one of the first meals I remember making for my husband when we first started dating.  And Bubbles, possibly because mac & cheese was all I craved during my pregnancy, is also a big fan of almost anything made with noodles. Continue reading »

Oct 142015

This shop and my Headless Horseman Graveyard Halloween treats has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MixInMonsterMash #CollectiveBias

While Christmas is my favorite holiday, Halloween ranks a close second.  My Gram loved to cook and bake and spread that love to friends and family by entertaining and making sure everyone was always well-fed.  As farmers, Halloween often came at the close of a very long and hard harvest, and a Halloween party was the perfect way to celebrate.

Headless Horseman Graveyard Pudding Cup Halloween Treats

It started off kind of small but over the years there grew to be up to a hundred guests that came and went through their house.  While I don’t throw a party of that size every year, I do like to make up a variety of Halloween treats to serve to friends and family that stop by.  And this year I’ve come up with these cute Headless Horseman Graveyard snacks I wanted to share. Continue reading »

Oct 132015

This shop and my Pumpkin Whoopie Pies have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BIGDeal #CollectiveBias.

If you follow me on my social channels then you’ve already heard my exciting news. I’m very proud to say that I’m a 2015 Big Lots Brand Ambassador!

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are made even easier by starting with a cake mix, adding in some pumpkin, then using cream cheese frosting for filling!

There wasn’t a Big Lots in Maine when I was growing up so my first experience with the store was when I went off to college.  But there was a Big Lots not that far from campus that I visited frequently because the value and wide selection of brands was hard to beat.  When I became a Resident Advisor starting my sophomore year, Big Lots is where I would always take my residents shopping for dorm supplies, gifts, holiday decor, snacks and more. Continue reading »

Oct 122015

This shop and my Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeClean #CollectiveBias

There’s a lot to enjoy this time of year.  Cooler weather means hoodies and snuggling under cozy blankets, the leaves are turning beautiful shades, pumpkin everything is everywhere.  Oh, and did I mention lots and lots of football?

These easy Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect thing to serve up at your next tailgate!

The weekends are full of football – football and food.  Whether we’re tailgating or homegating there’s always a spread of dips, finger foods, chili, desserts, whatever you can imagine. Continue reading »