Why We Love and How We Use Fresh Produce

Why We Love and How We Use Fresh Produce

Summer time brings so many opportunities for cook outs and picnics with family and friends, and one thing that makes these events even more special is that we can use fresh ingredients.  When you get ready to make a salad or a homemade fruit pie, do you ever think about where your ingredients come from? [Read more…]

Loaded Pork Potatoes and Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealFlavorRealFast #CollectiveBias

Loaded Pork Potato

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite foods!  To me, it tastes far better than other types of roast, and it isn’t nearly as greasy as other cuts of meat we’ve tried.  With springtime here and summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to cook up some pork tenderloin on the grill.  Pork tenderloin is a very easy meat to grill, and Smithfield® makes the process even easier with their Marinated Fresh Pork products. [Read more…]

13 Favorite Recipes of 2016

Favorite Recipes 2016

I can’t believe it is February already! Having said that, I must admit that I’ve been a little distracted lately and have fallen behind in the blogging world.  Each year in January, I like to look back at the previous year’s posts and pick out some of my favorite recipes to highlight.  Since it IS February, I’m obviously a little late with this, but I figure it’s never too late to share a good food post. Right?  So today I’m sharing 13 favorite recipe of 2016.  We have a sandwich, salad, Mexican food, soup, and some awesome desserts!

If you see anything you like, just click the link below the picture to print out the recipe!  And as always, I invite you to comment and let me know which food looks appealing to you! [Read more…]

Beef Stew and Easy Shopping with Walmart Grocery Pickup

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As a homemaker, my work is never done, and anytime I can come up with ways to simplify every day tasks and save myself some time and money, I am thrilled!  One task that I’m not really a fan of is doing the grocery shopping.  I hate braving the crowds at the store, perusing the many shelves to find exactly what I’m looking for, and I definitely hate standing in line at the checkout register.  If you feel the same way I do about grocery shopping, then you should check out Walmart’s new grocery service.

Through Walmart’s pickup service, you can do all of your shopping from the comforts of your own home.  You just go online, find a Walmart location near you that offers the pickup service, and then start picking out everything you need right from their website.  Once they receive your order, a Walmart employee will find everything you need and fill your order.  All you have to do is go  and pick it up!  What could be easier? [Read more…]

Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 349

Happy December, Friends! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party! This week we have so many fun ideas for the holidays! I’m sure that you will enjoy each and every one of them!  Please take a moment to look around, and as always I invite you to share your ideas with us so that we may feature you here!

PS – Please be sure to tune in for next week’s party, where we will have a fun Christmas giveaway from my Etsy shop!

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You can show your love for this week’s favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing!

And if you love all of this week’s favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week’s linky party! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 348 – with Giveaway from Leroy Lime

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! And welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  I hope you’re having a lovely holiday week, and I appreciate you taking the time away from your holiday festivities to spend a moment with us.  While you’re here I invite you to check out our giveaway from Leroy Lime.  The giveaway is for a sweet piece of Christmas tree garland, and we have a lot of easy entry options for you!

I’d also like to take a second and invite you by my Etsy shop this weekend.  I sell hand stamped Christmas ornaments and jewelry, and for the holiday weekend, I’m offering customers 10% off with coupon code GIVETHANKS.

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Maisy at Becoming AliceFB | G+ | Pin

Sheree at Stage PresentsTwitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst

Lisa at Condo BluesTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Amy at A Day of Small ThingsPin

Penny at Penny’s PassionTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Kelly at Under a Texas SkyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

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You can show your love for this week’s favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing!

And if you love all of this week’s favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week’s linky party! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites Linky Party – Week 347 + a Christmas Giveaway from LeroyLime

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week we have a very special edition.  Not only have our hostesses picked some fantastic holiday ideas for you to take a look at, but we also have a giveaway for you this week! Yay!

The giveaway is for something that’s handmade…it follows under the category of holiday decor…and it comes to you from our friend and Friday Favorites hostess Dawn of LeroyLime.  Dawn has been hosting Friday Favorites with me for nearly a year, and she was a regular visitor to the party long before then.  She is also an avid crafter with her own Etsy shop, and I’m very excited to feature her shop here today!

Please check out the giveaway below; you can get 5 entries just for linking up a post this week!  But if you don’t have a blog, that’s okay too!  There are a lot of other entries that don’t require you to participate in the party (although we’d love to have you!).

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Please support and follow our lovely blog party hostesses:

Jerri at Simply Sweet HomeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Christine at Light and SavvyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Jen at Creatively HomemadeTwitter | G+ | Pin

Dawn at LeroyLimeTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

Maisy at Becoming AliceFB | G+ | Pin

Sheree at Stage PresentsTwitter | FB | Pin | Inst | Inst

Lisa at Condo BluesTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Amy at A Day of Small ThingsPin

Penny at Penny’s PassionTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst

Kelly at Under a Texas SkyTwitter | FB | G+ | Pin | Inst | BL

If you are featured this week, be sure and grab a featured button for your blog!

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You can show your love for this week’s favorites by going over and commenting on the posts and by pinning or sharing!

And if you love all of this week’s favorites, please pin, share, and invite your friends to this week’s linky party! [Read more…]

Tres Leches Pumpkin Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeHolidayGoodness #CollectiveBias

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The holiday season is almost here! (Or is it here already?)  And with that, comes holiday baking and snacking!  When you’re an on-the-go mom, you don’t always have time to spend a whole day in the kitchen baking up something for the family Thanksgiving or the church potluck.  Luckily NESTLÉ® is here to save a day with whole host of baking staples and creative products that make holiday baking easy and fun!  Today’s featured recipe is actually two recipes in one.  I’ll be sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Muffins, and then I’ll show you how can transform those muffins in to Tres Leches Cupcakes. [Read more…]

Strawberry Banana Orange Popsicles

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The fall season brings so much stress.  First we have the back to school season, and that is immediately followed by the holiday season.  This also just happens to be the time that is the busiest for my business.  With everything going on, it is absolutely essential that I am feeling well and have plenty of energy.  One thing that I find helps with this is Emergen-C®.  Today I’m going to tell you why Emergen-C is a fall must-have for me, and I’ve got a delicious “better for you” popsicle recipe featuring the product!

Emergen-C is a dietary supplement.  It comes in powder form that, when mixed with water, makes a delicious fizzy drink that’s great for a morning pick me up or as an electrolyte replacement after your workout.  It also provides a great source of Vitamin C and antioxidants for immune support and B vitamins to enhance your energy without caffeine.  [Read more…]

Crockpot Chicken Tacos + Tailgreatness with Nexium® 24HR

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If you read my blog frequently, you know that my family and I love to watch football on Saturday, and we always like to have something delicious to go along with the game.  For us, this usually means that we’re eating something greasy or spicy, or both!  And unfortunately, as much as I love those foods, they can take a toll on your stomach.  For that reason, I always take Nexium® 24HR, so that I can stop heartburn before it starts.  Today I’m going to discuss why I love Nexium® 24HR, and I’m going to share a delicious homegating recipe for Crockpot Chicken Tacos.

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Nexium® 24HR is for the treatment of frequent heartburn.  It should be taken every day for best results, and it may take 1 to 4 days for full effect. You should always read the product packaging and refer to the company’s website before taking the product.

I’ve always found the product to be very effective against my own heartburn, and I love that you just take one pill.  And it is also the #1 choice of Doctors and Pharmacists* for their own frequent heartburn.” *Among PCPs and Pharmacists who use a branded OTC PPI.

The 42 count package is also actually organized in to three 14-count bottles.  I find this more convenient than a larger bottle.  And if you have more than one person in your household who takes the medication, then you can each have your own bottle.

 

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Nexium® 24HR is in the healthcare section at Walmart.  You can find it in the stomach care aisle, and right now you can find a special display for the 42 count package. The product is available in capsule and tablets.  And on top of Walmart’s every day low prices, the 42 count box currently has a $3 off coupon that you can pull off and use right at the register.

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As promised, I also have a tailgating recipe!  My family just loves tacos and Mexican food, and so I’m always looking for new recipes with a little Mexican flavor!  I also love looking for new recipes that allow me to use my crockpot, so this one is right up alley.

 

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This recipe features skinless, boneless chicken breasts and a few simple ingredients!  Like most crockpot recipes, you can whip this up in the morning and allow it to cook until you are ready to serve, or you can even cook up your meat the night before and just reheat it the next day.

Then after you meat is prepared, you just add your favorite tortillas or chips, and serve your tacos or taco salads up with all the fixings!

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6)

2 cups chicken broth (Additional broth may be necessary. See recipe for details.)

1 package taco seasoning

1 package ranch dressing seasoning

Additional Items and Optional Toppings:

hard tortillas, soft tortillas, or corn chips

shredded cheese

salsa

lettuce

tomatoes

olives

peppers

taco sauce

Directions:

Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Pour chicken broth into the crockpot Add taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Stir until well blended Place chicken breasts in the crockpot with the broth and seasonings (You should use about 6, give or take one or two, depending on the size of the chicken breasts).

Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low, or until chicken is cooked through and pulls apart easily with a fork. Stir occasionally during cooking to make sure chicken breasts are well covered with the liquid, so they do not dry out. You may add additional broth if your chicken is not well covered at the start of cooking, or just use less chicken, if necessary.

Once your chicken is cooked through, take out a serving dish and remove your chicken, one or two pieces at a time from the crockpot. Use a knife and fork to pull chicken apart.

Once all of your chicken is pulled apart in the serving dish, pour broth/sauce mixture from the crockpot into the serving dish, and stir the chicken and sauce together. (This will help to add flavor and keep your chicken moist.)

Heat up your tortillas and prepare your toppings. Then assemble and serve tacos.

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Got a tailgating recipe you’d like to share with us?  If so, I invite you tell me about it in the comments or share it at my Friday Favorites linky party.

And if you use Nexium® 24HR, I invite you to sign up for special promotional offers and coupons!

**Nexium® 24HR may take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Use as directed.

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