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Tales From the Nursery: The Toddler Years

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12+ Pasta Dishes for Sunday Dinner

This collection of Sunday dinner ideas is part of a compensated campaign for Foodie.com, where you can organize and collect recipes from around the web. When I was little, I remember going to my grandma’s


14 Tempting No-Bake Pies

This no-bake pie round up is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes. Confession… I’m more of a cake person. I mean, I’ll eat pie, but I’m not crazy about traditional pie


Easy Crock Pot Chicken Thighs

We eat quite a bit of chicken and I love to switch up what pieces we get. I’ve developed a preference for certain pieces with certain recipes. I love the convenience of boneless, skinless


Red Velvet Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

Red Velvet Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars

I haven’t quite decided if this recipe was a win or fail. I guess it’s not completely a fail since it is edible, it tastes okay and both of my kids like it. (In


14 Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

This Valentine’s Day recipe round up is sponsored by Foodie.com, a place to collect and organize recipes you find on the web. You know why I love Valentine’s Day? Because someone decided that candy, chocolate


Big Game Party Food Recipes

I love football Sundays, especially when we are enjoying delicious food with friends and family while watching an intense game on tv. Even when our team doesn’t make it to the Big Game, I look


A Lighter Taco Dip Recipe

I love taco dip. Every party needs taco dip. Not all dips are created equal, but most are quite delicious. I’ve even eaten it for lunch before. Nothing else, just taco dip bliss. Most of


Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes Recipe

Have I told you lately how much I love my Crock Pot? It’s getting plenty of use these days. The kids go bonkers around normal dinner time making it very difficult to make anything at


New Year, New Food: 14 Healthy Recipes to Try

As part of my goal to eat better this year, I put together a collection of recipes I want to try or make again as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Food. There’s no doubt


Healthy Food Shopping Made Easier at Pick ‘n Save #MyPicknSave #CBias #Shop

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


2013 recipe round up

TFTN’s 2013 Favorite Recipe Round Up

With 2014 almost here, I put together a collection of recipes we loved in 2013 as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Can you believe 2013 is almost over? I can’t. I can hardly


Potatoes, the perfect side dish

This is a sponsored story. Before we had kids it seemed like we had plenty of time to do things after work. Dinner, shop, watch television, read and play games… and we would do all


foodie stuffing collection

12 Scrumptious Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, I put together a collection of stuffing recipes as part of a sponsored campaign with Foodie.com by Glam. Despite my struggles with the holidays over the years, I do like Thanksgiving. I


Sand Cake Recipe

Since Rissa wanted to be Tinker Bell for Halloween and I decided to combine the kids’ birthday parties this year, I attempted a fairy pirate theme. So, Xander was a pirate. I had more ideas


The Ultimate Party Meatball Sub Sandwich #Sponsored

Disclosure: I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Since becoming a mom I’ve rediscovered my Crock Pot. I don’t know why it took


The Ultimate Halloween Trifle Recipe With Pick ‘n Save Halloween Candy #MyPicknSave #Shop #CBias

In preparation for Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  I made this Ultimate Halloween Trifle recipe using on sale items from Pick ‘n Save. Are you getting excited for Halloween yet?


How Pinterest Has Replaced My Cookbooks #VZWVoices #Mom

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. Over the years


Baking Caramel Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies With Kids

As part of a sponsored campaign, we baked cookies using Werther’s Baking Caramels. All thoughts shared are our own. When you think fall, what do you think of? I think of leaves, apples, pumpkins, caramel, Halloween,


Chocolate Peanut Butter Gooey Bars Recipe

Well, it’s pretty obvious I’ve fallen off the get healthy wagon. Not that healthy eaters can’t indulge once in awhile, but I’ve been indulging frequently… again. I just wasn’t telling you about it. Probably


Spooky Family Night Making Halloween Treats and Boo Bags #TrickUrTreat #Shop #CBias

For Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, we had a spooky family night with Nestle Tombstone Pizza and I made a couple desserts with Nestle and Wonka candies. We had quite