Banana Bread with SPLENDA® #SweetSwaps

banana bread

Disclaimer: This post is part of the SPLENDA® Brand Sweet Life blogger program by McNeil Nutritionals, LLC. and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Every year around this time, I try my best to “Spring Clean”. Of course this always includes my house. I take time to clean out my closets, organize my room, clean out and organize my cabinets. This year, part of my Spring cleaning has included replacing junk foods with less added sugars. I need to work on keeping myself healthier. The older I get, the more I notice my health taking a decline and I am not liking it! I just can not give up my sweets! My family has a horrible history of diabetes so I have decided that my biggest step is to … read more

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Green Hulk Smoothie with Fresh Fruit & Veggies!

green smoothie

One of my favorite things about the summer is perfectly ripe, fresh fruit! I know you can buy most fruit all year long, but there is just something perfect about it in the summer! Another thing I love is a delicious, cold smoothie on a hot and humid morning. Even better? Tricking your kids into enjoying an amazingly healthy smoothie chock full of vitamins and minerals of every kind and them thinking it is the most delicious thing ever! My 11 year old even said “You can make this every morning and I will drink it!” (he had no idea it had veggies in it when this picture was taken!) We decided to call this the “Green Hulk Smoothie” because of course it is green and he says it will make you big and strong like the hulk if you drink this healthy drink daily!  I love that I was … read more

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Pasta Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Vinaigrette Dressing

The Silicone tongs provide the perfect grip for serving pasta!

As a Good Cook Blogger, I had the opportunity to create my perfect kitchen Drawer by choosing 15 of their amazing items. I feel like it took me forever to make a decision on what I should include. I mean really, if given the chance, there are SO MANY things you would want to choose right? Well guess what? You will be doing the exact same thing! Starting June 2nd, Good Cook will be hosting a Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes and YOU could win! You will have the chance to visit their site and find your top 15 must have items, click the add me button, and create your perfect kitchen drawer! Each drawer you create has a chance to win! There will be instant win prizes (random items you can add to your drawer) as well as the sweepstakes winner who will receive ALL of the items they chose! Who … read more

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Easy Egg Drop Noodle Soup, Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Event!

easy egg drop noodle soup

Are you familiar with Good Cook kitchen products?I have been using them for years mainly because they are an great thrifty price for an amazing line of products. As a Good Cook blogger, sometimes I get to test out fun products to share with you. Other times, I get to tell you about great deals, fun giveaways, and anything Good Cook related! So, keep reading for ALL of the above! For starters, there is a great giveaway event coming up! From June 2 through July 14, Good Cook will be hosting the Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes. You will have the opportunity to visit their site and choose up to 15 of your favorite kitchen drawer items to design your own Kitchen Drawer. Doing this gives you the possibility to win all of the items you choose! You also have chances in the instant win to pick up other great … read more

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole with #JDCrumbles

jimmy dean sausage casserole

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Jimmy Dean. This could include Jimmy Dean providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I could eat it morning noon and night. Some of my favorite inclusions are scrambled egg, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. So, I decided to create a casserole that included all of these in one easy dish! With the help of Jimmy Dean Crumbles, this dish is even simpler than ever! The flavor is amazing and my family couldn’t get enough. Try it and let me know what you think! Sausage Breakfast Casserole with #JDCrumbles Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 pack Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles 1 can Pillsbury Grands Jr. Biscuits 1 cup mushrooms 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 pack McCormick Sausage Flavor Gravy Mix 3/4 cup milk Instructions: Preheat oven to … read more