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Betty Crocker™ Au Gratin Potatoes & Sausage Casserole + Giveaway

Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes Sausage Casserole - recipe

I’ve always had trouble getting my kids to eat breakfast on Christmas morning. Who wants to stop and eat when there are stockings to open and gifts to unwrap? But I’ve learned that if I pop something in the oven while the holiday merriment is underway, the wafting aroma will finally have them asking for […]

Stouffer’s #MacCups Make Great Mini Meals

Stouffer's Mac Cups

I said it last weekend, and I’ll say it again now. Hanging holiday lights is not for the faint of heart….

Cherry Topped Cheesecake with Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie Crust

Cookie Dough cheesecake - Krusteaz

Once upon a time, I dreamed of a world where cheesecake and cookies could marry and live happily ever after. And so it happened that I became a Krusteaz ambassador living in the land of “bake believe”, and I knew my fairy tale ending would come to pass. I created my dessert come true in […]

Cranberry and Vanilla Chip Cookies

Cranberry and Vanilla Chip Cookies

I have oodles of Christmas cookie recipes, but I still find myself making certain favorites each and every year. These Cranberry and Vanilla Chip cookies have been making me happy for as long as I can remember. I have hundreds of tried and true favorites in my recipe box. Some are mine, some are from family and friends and some […]

Holiday Gingerbread Cake with Splenda #SweetSwaps

Gingerbread Cake with Splenda

This post is part of the SPLENDA® 365 SWEET SWAPS™ 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. To make up for the fact I cheated myself out of dessert at […]

18 Happy Holiday Recipes

18 Happy Holidays Recipes

Holiday meal planning is exciting! I love finding new entertaining and gifting ideas, delicious meal plans for special days, and holiday-themed recipes just for fun. Many of us look to Pinterest as a springboard to everything, myself included, but I found a little shortcut to some festive holiday recipes the whole family will love by visiting the Kraft Foods […]

What Brings You #JOY? + SOYJOY Bucket of Joy Giveaway

SOYJOY Bucket of Joy

I received compensation for my work on this post. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.  The things in life that give me the absolute greatest joy make my heart feel full to bursting, much like the Grinch when he had his epiphany on the snowy cliffs above Whoville. My greatest #JOY (and it fills my eyes […]

Pumpkin Dumpkin Cake with Creamy Cheesecake Pudding Topping

Pumpkin Dumpkin cake with Cheesecake JELL-O Pudding Topping

I love the holiday season! I’ve been spending part of every day in the kitchen busily making homemade treats to share with my friends and family. There are certain Christmas recipes I make every single year because they’re so loved, but I also love experimenting. When I saw the cheesecake flavor of JELL-O Pudding, my eyes widened with childish glee, and visions […]