Go from Zero to Pizza in 15 minutes with Hormel Pizza Ready


I am a member of the Hormel® Pizza Ready™ Program. While Hormel Foods provided me with samples and resources to complete this post, all opinions are 100% my own. As a working mom, one of my biggest challenges is getting dinner on the table quickly when I get home. Last week, for example, the office was really busy and by the time I picked up Levi after work, it was already 5:30pm. Considering his new bedtime is 7:15pm, that doesn’t {Read More}

Make-Ahead Freezer Meal: Beef Enchiladas


I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. As a busy working mom, make ahead freezer meals are my best friend. This easy beef enchiladas dish can be prepped in advance and stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Ground beef is a staple in our house, so this is a great dish to {Read More}

Sometimes simple things are the best (aka my latest recipe fail)


Sometimes simple things are the best. (KISS graphic) I’m going to clue you guys in on a secret – when bloggers create gorgeous, delicious recipes, we normally only share the final product. Like these poached pears – they’re plated pretty, well-lit, and look ready to eat. What we don’t often share is our failed attempts to create the recipe in the first place. Take, for example, my attempt to get creative with some Tastefully Simple products this week. They sent {Read More}

Easy Poached Pears Dessert

Easy Poached Pears Dessert - find the recipe at LifeWithLevi.com

Looking for a dessert that’s easy to make and looks super impressive when served? Look no further than this easy Poached Pears recipe from my friend Kasey. The hardest part about this recipe is shopping for the ingredients. Currants can be tough to find fresh here in the Midwest, so when I make this recipe, I usually sub out blackberries or raspberries instead. Kasey’s Famous Poached Pears Ingredients 1 organic Bosc pear per serving 1⁄4 cup fresh currants (or red {Read More}

No Bake Mini Banana Cheesecake Jars

No Bake Banana Cheesecake Jars - recipe at www.lifewithlevi.com

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or just want a yummy treat for your family, these no bake banana cheesecake mini jars are sure to please. The recipe is easy to make, perfectly portioned, and the best part – you can make it a couple days in advance if you’re planning a big event. No Bake Mini Banana Cheesecake Jars Crust Ingredients 1 C graham crackers, crushed 2 Tbs sugar 3 Tbs unsalted butter, melted Cheesecake Filling Ingredients 1/3 C {Read More}

The official “No Pants” Cheesecake recipe


My friend Christopher Kliewer is an awesome baker and he is responsible for what I’ve dubbed The Official “No Pants” Cheesecake recipe. Why am I calling it No Pants Cheesecake? The easy answer is because I originally met Chris at the No Pants Subway Ride back in 2013. We live on opposite sides of town, so we don’t see each other very often. When I was looking for a photo of him to include with his recipe, I realized that {Read More}

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}