I be Jammin

Blackberry Jam - I be Jammin

Ya’ll, (I feel like I should say ya’ll now, since I’ve been in the south for nearly a month; however, I’m still confused on where to place my apostrophe. I’m sure “ya’ll – y’all” have opinions, so feel free to share.) I made blackberry jam today. #whatwasithinking An hour into the ordeal, I thought I was going to lose my mind. I’m here to tell

Dump Cake Recipe

Dump Cake Recipe

This may be the worst sounding cake of all time.  My mom made it when I was a kid, and I always wondered why nobody ever came up with a better name for it.  I mean, talk about creative cooking laziness!!! I hadn’t made a dump cake in forever, but over the past few weeks, I’ve made two.  One day, shortly after we had moved,

Cafe Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

Cafe Mocha Frappuccino Recipe with Carnation Breakfast Essentials - a Quick & Easy Breakfast

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #BreakfastEssentials  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Mornings are hard.  Getting out of the door, on time, with the kids dressed and fed, homework done and signed, and the dog walked is a challenge requiring super-mommy powers. As moms, we make sure our children eat

Honey Buttercream Frosted Cupcakes

honey buttercream frosted cupcakes

Any honey lovers out there? My son is a honey lover.  In fact, he does the grossest thing with honey.  I’m not even sure I should admit this, because it’s a tad on the yucky side. He drizzles honey on hot-dogs, like most kids put ketchup on hot dogs. I know! It weirds me out, but someone taught him to do this very young and

Nutella Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Nutella Cheesecake Cookie Bites

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Facts Up Front program. My kids and I are in love with Nutella.  We spread it on sandwiches, and bagels, and bananas.  We top it with strawberries and granola.  We eat it right out of the jar. Well, I do….sometimes, but please don’t tell my kids.  It’s my Nutella fix via a heaping

Rolo Poppers – Salty & Sweet Snacks

Rolo Poppers = The perfect salty and sweet snack

Rolo Poppers are the perfect mix between salty and sweet and I do love me some salty and sweet snacks. How about you? My daughter’s best friend’s mother (that’s like 7 degrees of separation plus one family member’s friend) makes these every time she has a party and I love them, so I decided to make them for a party of my own. They are

Lazy Girl’s Guide to Homemade Chicken Soup

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Homemade Chicken Soup - the ultimate in comfort food made easy

Chicken Soup – The Ultimate in Comfort Food   It’s nice to make homemade things, but let’s face it.  Life is busy and sometimes there’s no time to spend thirty-five minutes chopping fresh veggies, so what’s a girl to do?  Use frozen, already chopped veggies.  That’s what! It’s still homemade. Remember, this is the lazy girl’s guide to homemade chicken soup, so be as lazy