Ultimate Meatball Recipe featuring Heinz, Johnsonville and Ocean Spray

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Disclosure: Sky received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are her own. I love being a host.  The hostest with the mostest!  From our weekly Family Dinner Nights with friends who we consider family to book club.  Speaking of which, it was my turn to host!   The only … [Read more...]

Mix-Up Mealtime with Autumn Almond Muffins made with Jif Almond Butter

Jif,autumn almond muffins

Fall is here! Fall is, by far, my favorite season. It brings back fond memories of comforting times and a kitchen filled with laughter as we gathered around the table to enjoy dinner. The warm air and delicious smells surround me, both indoors and out - there is just something special about it. When fall arrives, I am also taken back to my … [Read more...]

Stuffed Tiger Prawns Recipe

Stuffed Tiger Prawns,recipe,shellfish

When I was at our vacation home recently, I had a hankering for some shellfish. Since there is a fantastic meat market close-by, I ventured out to buy some Tiger Prawns. These things were huge (think small lobsters)! I decided to make Stuffed Prawns and they turned out really, really good! Luckily these were pretty much deveined. I cleaned … [Read more...]

Put a Fresh Twist on Summer Recipes with Fisher Nuts – A Review, Recipe & Giveaway!

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Summertime means a lot of snacking, especially if you have children. We are out a lot during the warmer months and whether that means a simple trip to the local playground or something as big as spending the day on the boat, we always have snacks with us. Now, of course, as any good parent would, we do our best to be picky with what type of snacks … [Read more...]

Meet the “Mother” of All Vinegar from Heinz

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**I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heinz Vinegar. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating.   We all have the usual staples in our kitchens – salt, pepper, flour, sugar, spices, and oils – but there is one that is overlooked quite often. It was only … [Read more...]

Kraft Recipe Makers – dinner’s already started!

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Although I enjoy cooking, I am often tired by the time 5:00 in the afternoon rolls around. Some days I am just beat and the though of cooking dinner makes me cringe. I always try to keep an eye out for quick and simple recipes (and ones which require little effort on my part specifically for these lazy days!), but even some so-called "easy" recipes … [Read more...]

Cans Get You Cooking – easy meals using canned foods! #CansGetYouCooking

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Since we are a family of four, I do a lot of cooking! I am all about quick and easy, so I frequently used canned foods in our meals, or FOR our meals. My mom used canned foods while I was growing up, so that may be why I am kind of partial to them as well. In addition to how convenient canned foods are, there are several other reasons I … [Read more...]

Summertime Cherry Apricot Bars, inspired by Shiloh Farms

Shiloh Farms Gluten Free,summertime cherry apricot bars

Just because I have a long list of foods that I don't eat, doesn't mean my family has to miss out entirely! As a family though, we avoid grains completely, so I was thrilled to learn that Shiloh Farms has a gluten free line with all items packaged in a dedicated gluten free facility! They recently sent my family a variety of ingredients to check … [Read more...]

Kid Snacks: Ladybugs on a Log

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When my family started eating primal I was forced to think outside the box {literally} for Luv's snacks. Thankfully, the switch from peanut butter {legumes} to almond butter went smoothly so I was still able to make one of her favorites. Ingredients: ○● Organic dried cranberries ○● Organic almond butter ○● Organic … [Read more...]

Home-Brewed: DIY Vanilla Extract

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Store-bought vanilla usually contains sugars and is diluted with water. And that is *pure* vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla is a whole 'nother story. Needless to say, I was surprised and a bit irked when I read the ingredients on the back of my bottle of "pure" vanilla extract. That is when I began home-brewing vanilla extract. I'll provide … [Read more...]