Veggie Sandwich, Dave's Killer Bread

Killer Technicolor Veggie Sandwich

This post was sponsored by Dave’s Killer Bread as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I consider myself a responsible, healthy person. Despite being a working mom and thus an overall exhausted human being, I always prioritize exercise and don’t overindulge in sweets. You’re just as likely to catch me riding a unicorn than you are with a fast food burger in my hand. Regardless of all of this, I am a terrible, hypocritical example to my kid. Why? Because I rarely eat veggies. It’s a childhood stubbornness …

Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, Herb Wreath, Pearls Specialties

Jalapeño Stuffed Olives & Herb Wreath

  Bite-sized foods are a necessity to easy entertaining. But let’s face it, the presentation is often lacking. Honestly, how many times have you been at a party where cheese is served with toothpicks and olives are piled in a small bowl? Today I’ve teamed up with Pearls® Specialties to challenge you to put a tiny bit more effort into your snacking presentation with this ridiculously easy tutorial. And since Easter is just around the corner, I think you might find my Jalapeño Stuffed Olives & Herb Wreath has arrived just in the nick of time. A ‘wreath’ presentation is …

Baked Zucchini Spaghetti Medallions, Green Giant, Veggie Spirals

Baked Zucchini Spaghetti Medallions

Special thanks to Green Giant! This post was sponsored by Green Giant as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. David versus Goliath. Jeans versus post-baby body. Netflix versus 8 hours of sleep. Some battles are epic. But there is one that has withstood the test of time, eternal turmoil to rival all wars… toddler versus vegetables. I am currently huddled in the muddy trenches of this bloody struggle. Like her mother before her, my daughter refuses to eat veggies. And if it wasn’t for my maternal force-feeding instincts, …

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Caprese Ladybugs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own. My 18-month-old daughter has an (understandably) limited vocabulary. Amongst the usual suspects like ‘Mama’, ‘Dada’, and ‘bear’, there is one word that is at the forefront of her burgeoning literary vault. ‘Cracker.’ Yes, my little one has made it a priority to perfect the pronunciation of the one food item that she would gladly eat exclusively. And when the gorgeously formed word comes out of her tiny mouth, it is only referring to one particular round treat… RITZ Crackers. One …

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Wild Garden Tostada

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own. There are certain things in life that make you feel an immense sense of gratification.  A seamlessly frosted cake. The last puzzle piece being snapped into place. Labrador puppies frolicking in tall grass. Picking a recipe and then realizing you already have all the ingredients in your pantry. It is as if the cosmic world has orchestrated this perfect moment of delight. Well I can’t help you with the puppies, …

The Strawberry Harvest-15160

The Strawberry Harvest

This post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Autumn has arrived and with it comes baking season, my friends. Literally, my favorite time of the year for two reasons: baked goods and more baked goods. Oh, the carbs! So, as you can imagine, I struggle a bit to find balance and nutrition in my Fall routine. But I have learned the hard way that the key to both my happiness and health during this …

Seaweed Caprese Salad-13801

Seaweed Caprese Salad

Are you ready for summer? Whether it’s getting your “beach bod” in order or (more importantly) planning a summertime menu, it’s a great time to start anew. So, with that in mind I was inspired by this Under the Sea themed soiree to make the old new… and a bit more fishy. Seaweed Caprese Salad, anyone?! Try out our refreshing summer take on this traditional dish and check out this fun ocean themed party. SEAWEED CAPRESE SALAD INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of dried seaweed strips 2 cups of chopped heirloom tomatoes 1/2 lbs. of fresh mozzarella cheese 1 garlic clove 1/2 …