Oct 292014
 

This BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe is part of the Sverve #SmokehouseBBQ campaign. Recipe and thoughts are my own.

We just found out that the weather on Halloween is supposed to be pretty rotten.  And by rotten, I mean it’s going to be in the 40s with a 70% chance of rain.  There may be a very soggy Elsa by the end of the night.

Smokey BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese with Bacon

So before we head out to trick or treat, I’ll be making sure that everyone eats a hot, filling dinner. One of my go-to meals is homemade mac & cheese. It’s Bubbles-approved, and everyone else that has tried it, loves it. I have a few different variations, like my Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, and this one for my Smokey BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese with Bacon.  Because everything’s better with bacon, right? Continue reading »

Oct 212014
 

This Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip recipe post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

You probably have already noticed me mentioning around here once or ten times that we like a good tailgate.  Whether it’s in the parking lot of our favorite stadium or in our own kitchen and living room, getting together over food to yell at the TV is an excellent pastime.

Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip Recipe #TabascoHellmanns Continue reading »

Oct 132014
 

This post on saving on my vegetable soup recipe with the Walmart Savings Catcher is sponsored by Crowdtap. All thoughts and words are my own. #WMTSavingsCatcher

We’ve had a pretty serious cold snap here the last few days, and it’s been frequently accompanied by rain.  It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of something hot.  Something like vegetable soup.

Vegetable Soup Recipe #WMTSavingsCatcher

My husband is a fan of soups in general and requests them frequently.  The other day as I was heading out the door to pick up groceries, my husband suggested that I also get the things I’d need to make vegetable soup.  I took a mental inventory of what we already had in the pantry and fridge, then added the rest of the ingredients to the shopping app on my phone. Continue reading »

Oct 032014
 

This pumpkin spice buttercream frosting recipe is sponsored by International Delight. All thoughts and words are my own.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve really been enjoying the onset of fall and all the things that go with that.  Corn mazes and pumpkin patches, football, and sampling all the flavors of fall.

One of my favorite fall flavors is pumpkin spice. By the volume of Pinterest pins, commercials, and Facebook commentary surrounding pumpkin spice, apparently I’m not alone.  Whether it’s sipping pumpkin spice coffee or eating pumpkin spice muffins, it’s everywhere you turn. Continue reading »

Sep 222014
 

Bubbles has become a huge fan of My Little Pony in the last few months.  We generally watch an episode or two in the mornings together, often while playing along with a couple of her My Little Pony figurines.

The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes are a little different than the ones I vaguely remember watching as a kid myself.  The colors are more vivid, the animation is more defined.  But what hasn’t changed are the sweet lessons the show imparts.

My Little Pony: The Complete Series DVD Set

When I found out that My Little Pony: The Complete Collection (the classic TV shows) is coming to DVD on September 30th, I was pretty excited.  Now Bubbles can see the same episodes I did when I was younger.  And because I was offered a free review copy, she’s already had the chance to enjoy a few of them. Continue reading »