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Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers

These deliciously easy stuffed bell peppers are filled with a yummy Mexican style filling. The whole family will love them!  Plus, they can be on the table in less than an hour and these stuffed bell peppers are a meal just by themselves.  No need to make a side dish and you can always adjust the spice of the easy stuffed bell peppers based on the flavor preferences of your …continue reading


Herb Butter for Steak

Do you find yourself wishing you had better options for steak, but feel like the time it would take to make an herb butter for steak wouldn’t be worth it?  Plus, who wants to make a garlic herb butter for steak that only gets used once?  Seems like a lot of work, right?  Well, hold onto your hats because this herb butter for steak is super easy and you can …continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

Do you love buffalo chicken hot wings? Then you will love this is these Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels – it is so easy, such a crowd pleaser AND it’s economical! Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels for Game Day December is so festive, and one part of the Christmas season that our family loves are the football bowl games! These appetizers are hot, hearty and full of spicy buffalo chicken flavor- perfect to serve …continue reading


Peanut Butter Cookies

Next time you have a craving for peanut butter cookies, try these old-fashioned 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies! You won’t believe how easy (and totally delicious) they are! 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies Hi friends! It’s Kristine from Kristine in between again, popping over to share my favorite old-fashioned peanut butter cookie recipe with you today. Let me tell ya, they are cookie perfection! And you’ll never believe it, but …continue reading


Cranberry Orange Granola

This cranberry orange granola is super simple and delicious for breakfast or an easy snack and it’s perfect for a holiday brunch! Top off your favorite yogurt with this nutty, crunchy goodness and you’ll be serving your family a super healthy delicious breakfast and shhhhh….. they won’t be the wiser! 😉 Gotta love that right? Homemade Cranberry Orange Granola Recipe Hey it’s Deb again from Bowl Me Over! I thought …continue reading


Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks

This post has been sponsored by Mott’s®.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Who’s ready for kids classroom holiday parties?  Did I just see you wince a little bit? Don’t worry!  We’re going to make this painless and even save you some money in the process.  Our Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks are the perfect healthier classroom snack idea.   Christmas Tree Applesauce Snacks We have a tendency to like to …continue reading


Best Travel Tips for Long Trips with Kids

Are you traveling this holiday season?  Renting a car during the trip? Traveling during any time of year can be difficult, but during the holidays it just gets magnified. As a mom to two young girls that travels home to NY from NC routinely, I have a little experience when it comes to the best travel tips for long trips with kids. See below for my top tips for a …continue reading


Garlicky Parmesan Chicken Wings

This is the BEST family chicken wing recipe ever! Garlicky Parmesan Chicken Wings are full of flavor but are not at all spicy. Kids love these! Garlicky Parmesan Chicken Wings It’s always good to gave several varieties of chicken wings available for casual entertaining, especially if children are in the mix! These Garlicky Parmesan Chicken wings are full of tangy flavor and are slightly addictive. And don’t worry, the garlic …continue reading


Orange Chocolate Fudge

Orange chocolate fudge is the perfect treat for Christmas. Just 4 ingredients and 7 minutes is all you need to make this dreamy treat your reality. Orange Chocolate Fudge To make this orange chocolate fudge part of your Christmas plan, all you will need are these 4 tasty ingredients: Dark chocolate Sweetened condensed milk The zest of 1 ripe orange Butter And that’s it!! Eating chocolate fudge in Scotland This …continue reading


The Importance of Play

Tired of seeing your kids on their devices constantly?  Wondering how to break free from them?   A new Play Report from IKEA found that the importance of play is undervalued in our modern society so in order to get our kids back to discovering play we need to encourage their inner creativity. The Importance of Play This is a sponsored post by IKEA U.S. The content and opinions expressed below …continue reading


Crispy Pork Carnitas

These delicious crispy pork carnitas are a popular Mexican recipe that is served with warm corn tortillas. This is an easy recipe that is mostly hands off and it’s perfect for parties or get-togethers! Crispy Pork Carnitas   I’ve made pork carnitas so many times in the past but they were always just ok, nothing special, just ok. However this recipe will knock your socks off! The secret ingredient is …continue reading


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple cinnamon oatmeal is a warm, delicious way to start your morning. Packed with fresh apples and spices.  Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Thank you Maty’s Healthy Products for sponsoring this post.  When it’s cold outside my kids want something warm to eat before school. A big, tasty bowl of oatmeal always does the trick. It’s cozy comfort food that does a good job of filling up their bellies. This apple cinnamon …continue reading

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