Raid the Cantry! Canned Food Recipe Roundup #spon


Disclosure: I am being compensated by Cans Get You Cooking for my participation in this campaign as part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.  As always, all opinions are my own!  Growing up, we always had a well stocked pantry, full of canned goods – both store bought AND home canned. It… 

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Corelle: Not Your Mama’s Dinnerware (spon)


Did your family have Corelle dinnerware growing up? We most definitely did. I distinctly remember a very 70’s gold and brown pattern. And it lasted forever, way past when the harvest colors had gone out of style. It’s some durable dinnerware! Well, it is still around and still shatter resistant, even in the most dicey dining situations…. 

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I Made Salad in a Jar – and a Ball Jar Giveaway!

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If you’ve been on Pinterest, ever, you’ve seen salad in a jar. I’ve always wanted to give it a try, but like many things I’ve Pinned, that particular Pin has languished on a board for months and months. Then, a few weeks ago, Ball Canning asked me to try out their gorgeous green Heritage Collection… 

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Grilled Steak Salad with Corn & Avocado {Sous Vide}

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Steak salads are kind of genius. It’s a salad, so it’s on the lighter side, but the steak makes you feel like you’re having a real meal. And steak doesn’t have to be bad for you…it’s all about moderation and the cut you choose. For this grilled steak salad, I used top sirloin, and I… 

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Summer Drinks with Smirnoff Sorbet!

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Summer is finally here and it’s cocktail time! The Fourth of July is right around the corner and you’ll be wanting a nice cool drink to sip while you watch the fireworks…am I right? Today, I’ve got TWO great cocktails that won’t blow your diet, thanks to Smirnoff.  The lovely people at Smirnoff were kind of… 

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Strawberry Grapefruit Compote {Sous Vide}

strawberry grapefruit

Last week the kids and I were visiting my mom and we decided to go strawberry picking. It’s the peak of the season and I wanted a bunch to make jam. We definitely got a bunch. About 30 pounds, to be exact. And that doesn’t include the amount ingested by my children, who probably should… 

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My Mom – She Really Knows Best! {Nestlé® Pure Life® Sponsored Post}


***** I’ve always loved to cook. Some of my earliest memories are in kitchen. Some supervised – some not, like the time I tried to make chocolate milk out of chocolate chips and water. And the time I melted the honey bear in the microwave. What? I was five! So much of how I cook,… 

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