Mar 022015

This is a partnered post with myself, Champions for Kids and The Motherhood to introduce the Snacks for Students program. All words and opinions are my own.

Over the years I’ve worked with Champions for Kids a few different times.  The concept behind Champions for Kids is really simple: it’s an organization that makes it easy for you to give to kids in your own community.  There are a number of different programs they host throughout the year from food to books to toiletries and more.

Champions for Kids: making it easy to give to kids in your own local communities #SnacksForStudents

The ‘your own community’ part is one of the biggest reasons I’ve enjoyed partnering with Champions for Kids the last few years.  There are, of course, plenty of people that need our help worldwide, but it’s important to not overlook those in our own backyard, either.  And now for the first time, nearly everyone in the country can get involved in providing for their communities. Continue reading »

Jun 192013

Thank you to Kettle Brand for sponsoring this Chip-Crusted Hot Artichoke Dip Recipe.

I love experimenting in the kitchen.  Many times when I try a recipe I’ll try it the way it’s written the first time or two, but then I like to make changes to suit my family’s tastes.  One area that I generally don’t mix things up, though, is when it comes to favorite recipes that have been passed down from family members.

Hot Artichoke Dip is one of those recipes.  It’s something my husband’s aunt makes for every family gathering and it’s delicious.  As in, seriously addictive, can-I-please-just-stand-next-to-the-dish-with-a-spoon kind of good.  So I was thankful when she gave me a copy of her recipe so that we didn’t have to wait as long for the next opportunity to indulge.

Chip-Crusted Hot Artichoke Dip #TheRealKettleChips

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