Delicious Fall Gifts and Free Kettle Corn

When it comes to gifts, the only thing I can think of that’s better than money or a gift card is food!  I’m proud to partner with Gourmet Gifts.  It is a great go-to place to shop for your favorite foodie, whether they love the savory or the sweet!

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I recently got to try their Chili Cheese Puffs. These are so delicious! They are cheese puffs with a nice spicy kick, which I love! I could honestly eat an entire bag in one sitting!

Gourmet Gifts also has a selection of healthy living products like protein bars, antioxidant bars, nutrition bars, and meal replacement bars.  I had a chance to try the Pineapple Meal Replacement Bar.  I LOVE pineapple, and this bar had great flavors and a nice texture! [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Applesauce Dip + Back to School Snack with Mott’s®

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Back to School Snacks with Motts

Are you ready to send your kids back to school?  I was shopping the other day and was overwhelmed by all the awesome school supply selections. (I love school supplies!)  And I was just as overwhelmed by all the back to school snacking options.  At our house, I need to have a few options that can be used for after school snacks but could also double as lunch items in the event that Noah takes his lunch, and it doesn’t hurt if they could also serve as an on-the-go breakfast item. Beyond this, it also helps if the products are affordable.  Mott’s® Applesauce and Apple Juice are two things I can count on for this. [Read more…]

BBQ Chicken Sliders

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BBQ Chicken Sliders and Fried Pickles

The summer grilling season is dwindling down, which means it’s time to think about after school snacks (and football food).  For both of these, I often run to my freezer for solutions!  Farm Rich has several options that we LOVE!  When I was a kid, I ate their cheese sticks all the time, and nowadays I also enjoy their Crispy Dill Pickles, Boneless BBQ Chicken Bites, Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites, and Chicken Wings! [Read more…]

Buffalo Pepper Jack Nachos

Buffalo Pepper Jack Nachos

You must know by now that I love all things spicy, and especially all things buffalo!  The other day I made these delicious Buffalo Pepper Jack Nachos.  They were awesome, of course, so much so that I’ve already made a second version of the buffalo nachos (to be posted later….stay tuned!) [Read more…]

Southwestern Chicken Wraps

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Easy cooking with Tyson and Birds Eye

“I’m hungry!”  This phrase is uttered so many times a day in my house by everyone, including me!  I thought that I’d have more time for cooking with school out, but boy, was I wrong!  The last few weeks I’ve been dealing with a pretty big work load, and on top of this, we’ve been doing improvements around the house: painting, de-cluttering and organizing, rearranging furniture. Ah!

By the time I get done with everything else I have to do, the last thing I want to do is cook.  And yet, “I’m hungry!” continues to echo through the hall (and in my own mind and stomach).

Ordering out is an option, but we can’t do that every day, so having easy and convenient food options is a MUST.  For that, I often go to the freezer! [Read more…]

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and $1000 Deluxe Grilling Giveaway from El Yucateco

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Chipotle Chicken

With the hot summer weather, comes summer grilling!  Like many households, here at Simply Sweet Home, my husband is the Grill King!  Not only does he do a great job of cooking up meats to perfection, but he is also a master when it comes to creating custom sauces and marinades.

Just like our Southern summers, when it comes to sauces, we like it hot!  Over the weekend my hubby grilled up some delicious chicken, featuring a hot, bold, and savory sauce that doubles as both a marinade and a dipping sauce for entrees and appetizers!

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Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix

Brachs Jelly Beans

Still eating leftover jelly beans from Easter?  Or are you more like me and you like to buy jelly beans year round?  Either way, you’ll love today’s fun recipe. Over the weekend I made some delicious Lemon Muddy Buddies Mix.  I love muddy buddies, and I’ve been wanting to try the lemon flavor a while…believe me, it didn’t disappoint!  When I make muddies, I always like to have at least one “add in.”  The add-in not only mixes things up in terms of flavor but it also adds a lot to the overall color and presentation of the mixture.  To liven up these lemon muddies, I added some Brach’s Jelly Beans.

The jelly beans went perfectly with this lemon, and I’d imagine it would be great with other fruit flavored and even plain vanilla muddies.  So break out your left over Easter jelly beans or go out and buy a new bag, and give it a try!

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Game Day Fiestas with Delimex + Mexi-Ranch Dip Recipe

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Game Day Fiestas with Delimex

This week our television seems to be fixed on basketball! At our house, it can be very hard to pry people away from the television or the computer to eat a meal, and if a ball game is on, you can just forget about it!  For this reason, I always like to have plenty of appetizers and snacks, I can whip up at a moment’s notice.  This way I can skip the cooking, and they can enjoy the game!  A couple of days ago, I made some Delimex. [Read more…]

Chicken Bacon Bleu Cheese Subs with Naturally Fresh Dressing + Giveaway

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Subs

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here! Who will you be rooting for?  Regardless of who is playing, I’m always cheering for good food!  One item that will definitely be on my football party supply list is  Naturally Fresh Salad Dressing.  Naturally Fresh offers a variety of salad dressings, dips, and other products.  A couple of my favorites include their Classic Ranch and Bleu Cheese (also available in Lite versions).  Naturally Fresh puts real, wholesome ingredients in their products; for instance, their Bleu Cheese dressing includes real chunks of aged bleu cheese and buttermilk, along with real herbs and spices.  And you’ll definitely taste the difference!

Apart from using natural and fresh ingredients, the brand sets themselves about from others by not using artificial flavors, flavor enhancers, colors, thickeners, preservatives, or MSG.  As such, you’ll find their product not with other dressings and condiments, but in the refrigerated section, alongside the produce. [Read more…]

Big Game Snacking with Cheez-Its and Pringles + Spinach Dip Recipe

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Big Game Snacking It’s hard to believe football season is almost over! But with one more game still to go, there’s still plenty of time for Big Game Snacking.  Last weekend we enjoyed a small football party with family and friends and an array of food, decorations and fun!

Easy Party Decorations

Finding party decor and activities is as easy and affordable as 1-2-3.  I used a great set of printables from Dazzle Expressions for the table decor.  And for kids, there are a lot of free printable activity pages like this Football Bingo Game from Pretty Providence.  My friend Ami of AliLily also has a great post of 42 Football Party Ideas which includes a great collection of party games and activity sheets, as well printable decorations.  And then I just got a simple green table cloth and few other party supplies from Walmart to decorate the table.  Easy peasy!

Cheez-It and Pringles

As for food, I make parties easy with a couple of savory appetizers or main course items.  Last week we had a pizza and some Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Subs.  But on other occasions, I’ve served chicken tenders, wings, meatballs, little sausages, cheese sticks, and other tasty appetizers.  And then apart from that, I MUST have at least kind of dip to serve.  And where there’s dip, there has to be something to eat with the dip.  Enter Cheez-Its and Pringles!

Our pantry is always stocked with various flavors of these tasty snacks.  Not only does our son love them, but so do my husband and I.  And both snacks are very affordable! [Read more…]