Tastefully Simple: One mix, two fun frozen treats


Levi and I both love frozen treats. Recently, I discovered a way to turn a basic Tastefully Simple drink mix into a fun afternoon activity AND two yummy frozen treats for us to enjoy. We started out with the Tastefully Simple Triple the Fun™ Drink Mix Kit. Their summer kit includes 3 flavors of drink mixes: Lovin’ Lemon Slush, Mango Breeze Margarita, and Juicy Watermelon Margarita. Like most items I get sent to review, Levi decided to play with them before we even {Read More}

Super Easy Mini Cinnamon Roll Waffles


Mini Cinnamon Roll Waffles ­ Mini cinnamon roll waffles are super easy to make. All you need is a waffle maker, some non-stick spray, and a package of refrigerated cinnamon rolls*. After heating up your waffle maker & spraying it with non-stick cooking spray, instead of pouring in regular waffle batter, place 4 mini cinnamon rolls inside instead and press it closed. Depending on the thickness of your cinnamon rolls, they should only take 3-4 minutes to cook. Once they’re golden brown, {Read More}

Udi’s makes going gluten free delicious #UdisGlutenFree


In 2008, Udi’s baked their first loaf of gluten free bread. During a recent webinar hosted by Udi’s and The Motherhood, I learned that they’re still baking delicious gluten free bread, plus now they’ve expanded their line to include breakfast foods, pizza crusts, taco shells, snacks, desserts, and even frozen foods. Although I’m not personally gluten-intolerant, I have several friends that are. Whether I’m entertaining guests at home or just meeting up with a friend for dinner, I try to {Read More}

(Giveaway) Got a mug? Make cake in less than 2 minutes


We’ve all been there – opening the cupboard or fridge, staring at the sparse contents, closing the door. Re-opening it in hopes something new magically appeared to satisfy our sweet tooth. Luckily, you don’t need a magical house elf to create desserts when you don’t feel like cooking. You just need a mug and a little help from Tastefully Simple. I’ve been working with them for a while and just recently discovered they have a few Hogwarts-esque secrets of their {Read More}

Brew Day! My first attempt at homebrewing


Homebrewing is something I’ve always wanted to try, so Mykl and I gave it a shot recently with a small batch homebrew starter kit from Northern Brewer. Their kit included pretty much everything we needed to brew a gallon of Caribou Slobber brown ale. We just had to supply water, a 2 gallon brewing kettle (I used my stock pot), and empty beer bottles to bottle our brew when it’s ready. Even though I normally hate reading directions, I decided {Read More}

Recipe: Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

When I’m in the mood for something zesty and light, I love to whip up a batch of pasta salad. And like most of my favorite recipes, adding bacon makes everything better. This easy pasta salad recipe uses ingredients most people already have in their fridge and is quick & simple to make. Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Ingredients: 1lb. Tricolor Pasta 1/2 cup bacon, crumbled 1 whole tomato, diced 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2/3 cup ranch dressing Directions: Cook {Read More}

Easy Appetizer: Zesty Ham Roll Ups


When you need a quick & easy appetizer, this Zesty Ham Roll Ups recipe is a good one to keep in your back pocket. The ingredients are items you likely already have in your fridge, and they only take 10-15 minutes to prep. These photos walk you through the directions step-by-step. Scroll down for the full recipe, including ingredients list. Zesty Ham Roll Ups Recipe Ingredients 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened 3 green onions, chopped 22 thin slices {Read More}

Easy 3 Step Gluten Free Brownies


When I had the chance to check out Party Palooza this past summer, one of my favorite things Tastefully Simple unveiled is their new line of gluten free products. They recently sent me their Gluten-Free Fudgy Brownie Mix to try out with the kids. These brownies are super easy to make and only require two ingredients from the fridge. Tastefully Simple is all about easy, delicious, quality products that help make your life easier. Most of their items can be {Read More}

Free Cooking App: Butterball® Cookbook Plus


For a limited time, you can download the Butterball® Cookbook Plus app for FREE on iTunes. The Butterball® Cookbook Plus app is more than just guide on how to make a great turkey dinner. It has lots of features to help you create delicious recipes to please your family year-round. Recipes Galore If you’re looking for crowd-pleasing recipes, Butterball® Cookbook Plus has you covered. You can use the app to find great recipes like: BBQ Turkey Minis Acorn Squash Soup with Turkey & Red {Read More}

(Giveaway) Tastefully Simple Fabulous Fudge™


With all of the holiday baking and entertaining, sometimes it’s nice to have something just for yourself that you don’t have to share with anyone else, or even cook for that matter. As part of my blogging gig with Tastefully Simple, I get to introduce you to my newest discovery from their line of products that totally solves one of my current work problems. It’s the end of the year for me at work, which means my desk is piled {Read More}