Peanut Butter Apple Dip | | #apple #peanutbutter #dip #afterschool #snack

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

In case you were unaware, kindergarten really makes a kid hungry!  Even with a morning snack and a full lunch, he still comes home looking for food.  Lots of learning and multiple recesses must really work up an appetite.  So in my journey to figuring out this ‘having a kid in school’ thing,  I have… 

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Caramel Toffee Grape Bites | recipe on

Caramel Toffee Grape Bites

Caramel Toffee Grape Bites, a fun party snack, were created using Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Raise your hand if you’re excited to see all things fall appear at the stores?!  I’m especially excited as grapes, apples and pumpkins are starting to make their way into Walmart Stores across the country…. 

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Glazed Apple-Oat Cookies | recipe on

Glazed Apple-Oat Cookies

Glazed Apple-Oat Cookies are a super way to enjoy fall’s fresh apples! According to the calendar, fall is still a week away…but according to the cool, gentle breeze outside, fall has arrived.  I was absolutely ecstatic to put on jeans, socks and slippers the other day while cooking up some good ol’ comfort food.    And… 

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Balsamic Chicken and Pear Salad | recipe on

Balsamic Chicken and Pear Salad

This recipe for Balsamic Chicken and Pear Salad is brought to you by Kraft. Main dish salad…it’s what’s for dinner.  Does that go over well at your house?  For my husband, a main dish salad has to include protein, fruits/veggies and be full of flavor or else it may not be considered ‘dinner’.    This… 

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Pumpkin Zucchini Bread | | #bread #pumpkin #zucchini

Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

A few weeks ago, when I posted the Lemon Zucchini Bread, I promised another zucchini recipe would follow.  But this time, I got to add one of my all time favorite ingredients… PUMPKIN!  It is September after all!  Around here we ADORE the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins so when I saw this I figured it… 

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Dilly Beans | recipe on

Dilly Beans

My new favorite ‘pickle’ Dilly Beans are zesty, crunchy and oh so delicious! I was bitten by a canning bug this summer and, while I didn’t can everything in sight, I did a few things to get my feet wet.  Apricot jam, pickled cherries, dill pickles, dilly beans and candied jalapeno peppers were all delicious…. 

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Squares | recipe on

Pumpkin Butterscotch Squares

Creamy and delicious, Pumpkin Butterscotch Squares are a great way to welcome fall! Fall = cooler weather, sweaters and boots, colorful leaves for crunching through, apples, cider and, of course, P-U-M-P-K-I-N.  Since, the weather isn’t all that cool yet, let’s start things off with a creamy, cool dessert.  I found this one when flipping through… 

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Easy Garlic Focaccia Bread | recipe on

Easy Garlic Focaccia Bread

Easy Garlic Focaccia Bread is so simple and is the perfect partner for soup or pasta! So, September has arrived.  I’m absolutely smiling from ear to ear.  That means fall is closer than ever…pumpkin everything is ’bout to be all over the place and cooler weather is on its way. I almost bought a pumpkin today,… 

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Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet | recipe on

Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet

 This easy, weeknight meal is brought to you by Uncle Ben’s. I confess…weeknight dinner is sometimes a thorn in my side. My kids are not the most agreeable eaters, but they also know that I do not run a short order kitchen. Our house rule is – you eat what’s on the table for dinner… 

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Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip

Because it’s not a party without a cheesy appetizer…this recipe for Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip is brought to you as part of an ongoing partnership with Kraft  One of my family’s favorite things to do is entertain. I’m not talking about tablescapes, place settings and name tags – I mean everyday, anytime, pull out the… 

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Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies | recipe on

Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies

This simple frozen dessert is brought to you by International Delight. Let’s talk for a minute about no bake desserts.  Could there be anything better?  Getting your sweet tooth fix without even turning on the oven?  I think not.  Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies take a little bit of planning ahead, but there’s nothing difficult about… 

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Quick and Easy Appetizers with Pacific Foods

3 Easy Entertaining Recipes {+ a giveaway}

Today’s post about easy and delicious party food is brought to you by Pacific Foods. Having dinner with friends is one of my favorite things to do and we never even need a real reason to do it, beside the fact that it’s fun to get together.  I recently hosted a ‘small bites’ party on… 

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