Bean Bag Chili Recipe

Last month the company that I work for had an employee picnic at a local park. Since it was such a nice day, and we were kidless, my husband and I decided to ride our bikes to the event. Wichita isn't the most bike-friendly town, so we decided to start riding from his dad's house, which wasn't that far from the newly striped bike lanes. Riding on the streets was a change for me (I usually ride on gravel roads) but it was pretty neat riding the 11 miles across town, instead of driving … [Read more...]

One Skillet Mexican Casserole

One day my life will be simple, boring and not scheduled. I'll be able to wake up whatever time I want, do whatever I want to do and have enough time to make meals from scratch, you know, if I want to. Until the day comes that I have no responsibility I have to be a bit strategic with my schedule. In order to get my workouts in, have family time and some me time, I cook meals my family will eat that are quick and easy like my One Skillet Mexican Casserole. Like most people, I have about 3 … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter up from school. Even though we'll be short on daylight, we're long on activities which leaves me little time to fix dinner. Instead of going through the drive through at Freddy's, I've been on the hunt for Easy Weeknight Meals. Aside from leftovers, nothing gets easier than … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Meal: Korean BBQ

Disclosure: I created my Korean BBQ Tacos using Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSkilledSaucers Want to hear something some people find odd? Here goes, I'm Korean and I've never made Korean BBQ. I think I've eaten it but I can't entirely be sure. For some reason I have it in my head that it's really complex to make (even though I've never really looked at a recipe) and I'm sure it's because the flavors are so intense and not because I'm kinda … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Shredded Asian Chicken

I get it. Some of you found my blog because of the recipes I featured. While you haven't completely been thrilled that I've slacked on the food recipes, you've understood but your patience is wearing thin. Well, I'm happy to say that I'm in a new place (both mentally and physically) and cooking has again become one of my priorities. My friend Kerri at The Maven of Social Media said it best, cooking is therapeutic. It is my friends. So last week I cooked. Or at least I plugged in the … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Peach Recipes

Peach season is here! That means that everywhere you turn juicy, ripe peaches are going to be staring at you. And if you're like me and shop at Costco, you might have waay too many peaches go ripe at the same time and need something to do with them. Am I right? Well you're in luck! Because we've rounded up some amazingly delicious and awesome recipes that will help you use up all of those ripe peaches! 10 Awesome Peach Recipes 1. Peach Upside Down Cake - this delicious cake from the … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Dinner: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Thank you to Tyson for helping me create a yummy chicken dinner for my family! #cbias One of the perks about moving back to the midwest is getting to spend time with my nephew. While he'll always be a little kid to me, I'm starting to see how he's growing up. He no longer rides a scooter, he rides a pocket motorcycle. … [Read more...]

Mariano’s Harwood Heights Grand Opening

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Mariano’s #cbias #SocialFabric I'm kind of a grocery store snob. Wait, not kind of, I AM a grocery store snob. When I walk into a grocery store I like to be inspired. Whether it's freshly baked bread, produce that looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine or a hot foods section that tempts me into not cooking for a week, I … [Read more...]

Pulled Chicken Sandwich with Cole Slaw

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Tyson Foods #cbias #SocialFabric When I moved to North Carolina in 2008, I was introduced to an entirely different way of living. I learned that when someone  said, "bless your heart" it wasn't necessarily a good thing and instead of getting your pictures taken, you were getting "your pictures made." Everyone went to … [Read more...]

Countdown to a Better You

What a nice winter we are having this spring, don't you think? Believe it or not, spring is here and that means one thing, it's just about time to pull that bikini out of your dresser drawer. Don't be too afraid, Tyson is going to help you get healthy. Tyson is kicking off their Countdown to a Better You promotion. Are you ready to get started? Tyson Grilled & Ready products are 98% Fat Free, Fully Cooked, and have No Preservatives. It’s easy: BUY Grilled & Ready products SAVE the … [Read more...]