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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Blueberry Boot Camp at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. I experienced dozens of different blueberry dishes prepared by chefs and school foodservice professionals from all over the country. Not only did they demonstrate how versatile blueberries are, but we engaged in some … [Read More...]

Experience AXE Redesigned #AXEGoBold

It's 7:00 PM on a Wednesday and I just had to make an emergency trip to Walgreens. Did Sweet T have a fever? Was Gus in need of a butterfly bandage for a big boo-boo? Nope. Hubs was running out of pomade. This constitutes an emergency in our household since he can't go a day without it (He's really cute so I let him get away with things … [Read More...]

Help Save Handwriting! #BICFightForYourWrite

Sweet T starts Kindergarten next week and I'm excited about all the things she'll be learning. What a world will be open to her soon once she learns to read and write! She has quite a bit of practice writing her name and her ABC's, but is excited to learn more. Each individual's handwriting is a unique part of them. It makes me smile to look … [Read More...]

Preparing and Preserving Butternut Squash

Frugal living idea: Freezing vegetables is a great way to store your garden harvest. Whether you grow or purchase your butternut squash, here's how to freeze it for later while it's in season and cheap. I'll show you how to prepare and freeze butternut squash and what to do with the seeds too!   After the work of preparing a garden you … [Read More...]

A Simple Way to Help Families in Need

This post is brought to you by SocialMoms and SUBWAY® Restaurants. All opinions are my own. Like most moms, I want my kids to grow up to be empathetic, kind individuals without a sense of entitlement. Beyond teaching the requisite "please" and "thank you," one way I hope to accomplish this is by doing service projects together as a family. I'm … [Read More...]

Barnyard Bento Lunch

I have fun memories of lunchtime in elementary school.  Relaxing with my friends and being surprised with what my mom packed me for lunch was always a highlight of the day. Now that it's back to school season,  random little memories of school lunch are coming back to me like teachers teasing me about buying bananas without "zippers" when I … [Read More...]

3 Reasons to Vacation in Alabama

Planning summer travel? Consider Alabama as your next vacation destination. As a native, I can tell you there's so much to do and see in our great state. Here's three reasons to consider a visit. 1.The Beauty - From the foothills of the Appalachians to the Gulf Coast beaches, you'll learn during your visit why it's called "Alabama The … [Read More...]

5 Summer Science Activities for Kids

It's easy to be a scientist. Just look around and ask, "Why?" Sweet T does this approximately 673 times per day, so I think a Nobel Prize might be in her future. As a science-based company, Bayer has a company wide initiative to encourage kids to learn science by doing science. It's called Making Science Make Sense® and it encourages curiosity, … [Read More...]

Cheddar Bacon Grits

  Do you want to take your grits to a whole new level?  Introduce them to bacon and cheddar cheese.  The combination is unbelievable.  This is good for breakfast, brunch, or when you just have a craving.  All my children are crazy about Cheddar Bacon Grits. I gave the measurement for bacon as 1/4 of a cup instead of number of slices or a … [Read More...]

What’s in Your Bag? Take a Peek in Mine! #KeepCalmLipBalm

Now that I've graduated from carrying a full-on diaper bag, it's nice to carry a little less and have more fashion flexibility. Still, with two small kids in tow, I tend to cram a lot in my handbag. Here are a few of the basics that I always have with me. Fossil Wallet - I love the function and look of my wallet and rarely switch it out. I … [Read More...]

15 Minute Beef and Rice Dish

If you need a one pot dinner idea, try this one dish meal of beef and rice. Ready in 15 minutes! 15 Minute Beef and Rice Dish Print 15 Minute Beef and Rice Dish Author: Jenn Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins   If you need a one pot dinner idea, try this one dish meal of beef and … [Read More...]

Your Chance to See This “Big Country” of Ours! #USCCBigCountry

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. A love of travel is something I inherited from my mother, and I hope to pass on to at least one of my children. After being at home for a few weeks, I start to get itchy feet and need to go somewhere even if it's just a day trip with … [Read More...]

15 Minute Peanut Brittle Recipe

This simple peanut brittle recipe is ready to go in 15 minutes! Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe Print Simple Peanut Brittle Author: Jenn Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins   This basic peanut brittle recipe makes a fantastic dessert recipe for parties. … [Read More...]

Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Gravy

Moist and delicious oven roasted pork tenderloin recipe. Make gravy from the pan drippings for a real treat! Today I want to share with you one of my favorite pork recipes. Not only is it easy to prepare, it also makes a stunning presentation for entertaining.   Whether you are hosting a buffet style party or a formal sit down dinner this … [Read More...]