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South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake

South of the Border Stuffed Pepper Bake recipe

I created this South-of-the-Border Stuffed Pepper Bake because I was inspired by some flavorful new sauces Whole Foods had sent me. They sent some snacks too (see below) but the sauces inspired me to create this stuffed pepper casserole. It has layers of stuffed pepper goodness just bursting with south-of-the-border flavor! Start out by cutting the tops […]

Brazilian-Inspired Black Bean Stew + Giveaway

Brazilian_inspired Black Bean Stew

With all of the World Cup excitement, I’ve been getting more and more curious about Brazilian flavors and Brazilian cooking. McCormick’s Flavor Forecast had already put the spotlight on Brazil’s dynamic cuisine and melting pot culture with their “Charmed by Brazil” trend, so when they offered to send me a selection of spices as inspiration […]

Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge!

Mrs Dashionista - Recipe Challenge

What can you do with Mrs. Dash seasoning blends?  Based on all the incredible recipe submissions in the Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge, the answer is a lot!!! Now that all the recipes have been collected, it’s time to vote for your favorite! Between July 7 through July 13th, fans can vote for their favorite Mrs. Dash-inspired original recipe. […]

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream + #NaturesSleep Giveaway

Simple Joys- ice cream and sleeping in

Two of the best things in life are ice cream and sleeping in, and although I do a heck of a lot more sleeping in than eating ice cream, I love them both! Sometimes I even enjoy them in the same place — ice cream in bed! I love snuggling under the covers while enjoying […]

Operation: #PileOnTheVeggies with Maleficent at Subway! + Giveaway

Subway Maleficent backpack

It’s officially Operation: #PileOnTheVeggies time at Subway and it all has to do with the MALEFICENT movie! In this fun new campaign and video, Jared Fogle introduces a magical quest a la Maleficent and encourages kids to pile on the veggies and conjure up the ultimate taste creation! Disney’s MALEFICENT, the untold story of the […]

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu #DennysDiners

Denny's Fit Fare Menu

Before I go out to eat, I always check online to make sure there are healthy menu items available, and I love that Denny’s restaurant makes that super easy. Denny’s Fit Fare menu has some really appetizing options that are lower in fat and calories, and higher in protein and fiber. If you use the Denny’s […]

I Know #WhatMySkilletIsFor – Do You?? + Giveaway

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets with a twist

I definitely know what my skillet is for, but apparently a lot of people either don’t know or have forgotten, because VELVEETA discovered thousands of skillets listed on online auction sites, and they had some fun with it.  They bought more than 1,000 of those skillets, then sent them back to their owners with a […]

Summertime Sandwiches – Zesty Italian Hero


It’s National Grilling Month, and I’ve already got burgers, chicken, ribs and veggies on my 4th of July party menu. I can hardly wait! I’ve also got some weekend getaways on the calendar, and I’m planning some make-ahead meals (sandwiches and finger foods) for those trips. I’ll put a cooler in the back of the van […]