Broccoli Blue Cheese Soup with Basil and Shallots

Our Creative Juice contributor Sarah has made quite an exciting move to Ireland! I can't wait to see all the amazing flavors and exciting recipes she will discover while she is there! Greetings from Sarah in the Emerald Isle!  You may or may not know about my move to Ireland. All I can say is that it is has been four years in the making and to finally be here is, well, pretty amazing. When my … [Read more...]

Easy Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas for kids!

Looking for fun & easy halloween dinner ideas? Try this spider or mummy macaroni and cheese for an organic healthy dinner before you head out the door and gather all those sweets! It is quick and easy with minimal ingredients with just a touch of spooky to make it perfect for the holiday! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic but all opinions are my own. let's be honest. halloween night … [Read more...]

Easy White Sandwich Bread Recipe

This recipe is the most perfect, moist, slice-able, and EASY sandwich bread recipe you will ever try! I make 2 loaves of this every Sunday for my family and it is all gone around Thursday... maybe I should start making 3! bread lovers beware: once you go homemade, you don't go back! the good news is that this recipe for white homemade sandwich bread is easy & you can totally make it … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb, Quick, & Easy!

I’m not really sure when it happened exactly, but one fateful day not that long ago I discovered a difficult truth: That fit body I used to have for free thanks to a metabolism that ran at light speed, now required some maintanance. All of a sudden my favorite jeans weren’t my favorites anymore. I decided I needed to do something … fast. So I threw caution to the wind, started an intense … [Read more...]

Citrus Fig Salad Recipe with Honey-Thyme Vinaigrette

If you are anything like me, summer can be exciting and oppressive all at the same time. Yesterday it was 111. No, I’m not kidding. When the heat gets this intense I never feel like eating. Okay, you got me - I’m a foodie so I always feel like eating. Who knows what to eat when it gets that hot though? Who wants to stand over a hot stove and infiltrate your air conditioner’s attempt at creating … [Read more...]

One-Pot, 5 Ingredient Bacon Cheddar Soup Recipe

Sometimes, trying to figure out what to make for dinner can leave us wide-eyed and fearful. Like a deer in the head-lights, we cautiously peak into the refrigerator or pantry hoping for a miracle...or maybe a jeanie. After making a lot of decisions all day long, the last thing I want to do when I get home is trying to "figure out what the make for dinner".  Here is one of the solutions I have … [Read more...]

Easy One Pot Pasta Puttanesca

This one pot pasta puttanesca is a family favorite and so easy to make! Spicy and savory with olives, capers, garlic, artichoke hearts, and crushed red peppers - it will quickly become your family favorite as well! This post is sponsored by Ragú® but all opinions are my own.    if you haven't noticed, i like things easy. one pot pasta inspired by and made with Ragú® Sauce is a dream come true … [Read more...]

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Peppers

i'm a total food network junkie and one of my favorite shows is CHOPPED - i love it! its one show that my husband and i agree on and get a kick out of seeing what the mystery ingredients will be! so i was over the moon when Sargento® asked me to participate in their 'Chopped at home' challenge!! luckily, i didn't end up with a mystery basket of cow tongue and pickled beets or anything - its … [Read more...]

Nugget-vention

have you tried the new KFC Popcorn Nuggets?! once you try it you will never go back to anything else! This post was sponsored by KFC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about KFC Popcorn Nuggets, all opinions are my own. the world is changing people. the standard for chicken nuggets have been raised. children everywhere are discovering what it … [Read more...]

Best Bread Recipes on Pinterest

My family absolutely LOVES these bread recipes! From rolls to pizza dough - these are my FOUR favorite recipes inspired by the HP x360 computer that has FOUR modes. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. for me, bread is right up there with chocolate and macarons. totally craveable. i mentioned this earlier (in this post), but i have been on a quest for the best bread recipes for … [Read more...]

Family Pizza Night!

i'll be honest. sometimes i don't like to make dinner on weeknights. oh- you too? good. i'm glad i'm not alone on this one! usually we go for pizza on the nights i need a bit of a break, so i'm excited to partner with Pizza Hut and try their NEW Flavor of Now options on their menu! the new flavors combined with the classic menu we all love makes for so many new and exciting combinations! there … [Read more...]

The French Laundry: My Dream Restaurant!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Restaurant Month for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As I mentioned in the previous post,  my family has loved living in northern California and all the amazing bounty and beauty it has to offer. We have had the opportunity to travel and see many places but there are still a few things on our to-do list! When I rounded up my … [Read more...]

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