Jan 202014
 

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This game time ice cream cake recipe shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.

The other day I was at the store browsing through the freezer case.  We were planning for guests that would be coming over to watch football and my cart was already quite full with frozen foods.  But then I spotted Nestle Crunch Dipped Drumsticks and decided I just had to make room.

Serving Game Day Goodies with My Football Ice Cream Cake Recipe #GameTimeGoodies

I tucked them in my cart and finished my Walmart run.  I had picked up some of our – and our guests’ – favorite foods for our get-together.  Stouffer’s lasagna, Hot Pockets, DiGiorno pizza, and Edy’s ice cream.  We would definitely have lots of yummy goodness for our party. Continue reading »

Jan 192014
 

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop on game day snacks has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

It’s that time of year again!  Time for football which also means time for food.  Because really, as awesome as the games are, who wants to watch the pigskin fly around without some game day snacks?

The Big Game is still a few weeks away, but there have been plenty of playoff games each week leading up to it.  This has given us the opportunity to do some test drives, so to say, as to what combination of favorite game day recipes and quick snacks we’ll serve that day.  We’ve also come up with a few games and other fun activities for our guests.

Tyson Any'tizers Hot Wings and Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips #SuperMoments #ad #cbias

One thing I know we’ll be serving is wings because, well, we love wings.  Specifically we’ll be serving up the Tyson Any’tizers Hot Wings.  They’ve got a bit of heat without being too hot, there is just the right amount of sauce, and they taste really great. Continue reading »

Oct 192013
 

This post on getting ready for tailgating is sponsored by Global Influence.  All words and thoughts are my own.

I have mentioned a time or twelve that we are pretty serious NCAA® sports fans around here.  We love sports in general, really, but I’ve always felt there’s something special about collegiate sports.  We try not to miss any opportunity to get together for some tailgating.  Family, food, and friendly rivalries – we usually have it all.

If you’re a fan, also, then you’re probably also a fan of getting together with friends and family to support your favorite teams.  Even those that aren’t necessarily “into” collegiate sports probably find themselves enjoying the atmosphere at the games or when tailgating at home or a friend’s house.

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Sep 302013
 

I was able to create a new Mini Chicken Chimichangas appetizer recipe using Kraft Fresh Take as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias.  All words and opinions are my own.

I love experimenting in the kitchen.  At least a few times per week you can find me in the kitchen trying completely new recipes I find on Pinterest, duplicating something delicious I tried at a party, or giving our family favorites a little twist.

We frequently went out for Mexican food when we lived in Florida, but those restaurants don’t abound quite as much in Kentucky.  Because we missed those foods I started trying my hand at different entrees that we had regularly ordered: quesadillas, enchiladas, churros, chimichangas and more.  The chimichangas turned out particularly well and earned a regular place in our monthly meal rotation.

Mini Chimichanga Appetizer Recipe Using Kraft Fresh Take Kits #FreshTake #shop

Recently while shopping at Walmart I noticed the Kraft Fresh Take kits in the cheese section.  We’ve used them in the past to change up our baked chicken or pork chops, but that day I had chimichangas on the brain.  It made me look at the packaging a little differently, wondering if I could use it to spice up our Mexican night. Continue reading »

Sep 272013
 

For tailgating season as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias I made one of my favorite tailgating recipes, Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese.

Fall means different things to different people: changing leaves, pumpkin patches, cooler weather.  It means all those things to us, as well, but the biggest thing that fall represents around here is football.  Football is serious business here in Kentucky.  We have lots of college teams that we love to support, plus two or three NFL teams within relative driving distance.

Lots of football means lots of occasions to eat (something else Kentuckians take pretty seriously).  Whether it’s tailgating at the game or having friends and family over to watch the game, there are plenty of dips, lots of chili and casseroles, burgers and ribs, and tons of sweets.  I have a variety of different recipes that I like to rotate through, but one thing I almost always make is my homemade Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese.

Tailgating Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese #shop #MealsTogether

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese is great for tailgating because it combines that great flavor of wings with delicious, comforting mac & cheese all in one dish.  It’s easy to double, triple, half – whatever you need for the size of the crowd you’re serving.  It’s also fairly easy to cook.  The only downside to making it was that it took a little longer to assemble than I would have liked. Continue reading »