Orange Lemonade Twist Recipe #GrabGoWow

This post is sponsored by Kraft-Heinz

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! Are you all excited? My kiddos are excited to celebrate with friends, splash around a little bit at our neighborhood pool and eat and drink lots of goodies.

I of course always love a good punch when we are gathered in celebration, but with the busy-ness of the day, I need something quick, easy, yet delicious. That’s where GrabGoWow really comes in handy!

Have you ever heard of #GrabGoWow? It’s a partnership between Walmart and Kraft-Heinz (see Recipe Handout) that helps give us tasty recipe ideas with little effort in a short amount of time. These particular recipes that we are focusing on are ones designed for this amazing July 4th holiday. All the ingredients offered in this particular promotion are all designed to make meal planning and party prep so much easier. Plus, we all know how affordable Walmart is, so being able to find the things you need quickly and affordably is a big plus in my book! read more

Patriotic & S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches

What are your Summer traditions? For us, we spend the majority of our Summer at the pool. We also really enjoy cooling down after spending those fun days in the sun. Our local pool has a snack stand, but if we constantly buy from there, that can add up quick! So, I just promise the kiddos a cool treat when we get home– ice cream sandwiches! It works out both for my wallet and keeps them cool and happy too!

I came up with two really fun and easy recipes incorporating Hiland Dairy ice cream. Both are Summer-inspired and so delicious! read more

Savory & Sweet Popcorn Cones – A fun snack for families!

My kids are always on the hunt for snacks. As you can see on my blog lately, I have a lot of snack ideas for kids. They especially love to have a snack when we are doing family activities, like watching a movie, playing a game or going to the zoo. Sometimes I get stuck in a rut and provide the same boring snack, but there are other times that I like to go all out and let them have a fun snack that’s easy to make!

These savory & sweet popcorn cones are one of those times where their snacking is made more fun! A good friend of mine actually gave me this idea– she said her grandmother would give her a popcorn mixes in an edible ice cream cone and she absolutely loved and cherished those times her grandma did that. I thought that was so sweet and such a genius idea, that I had to do it myself. She totally didn’t mind that I duplicated and added my own twist, so thank you for that Jess… you rock! read more

Baked Breaded Chicken Spaghetti Recipe using Ragu Homestyle Sauce

Who here likes easy weeknight meals for a big family? This baked breaded chicken spaghetti recipe is perfect for just that. Very little prep, pop it in the oven and voila! Dinner is served.

Baked Breaded Chicken Spaghetti

One of the reason this meal is pretty darn easy is because of this delicious Homestyle Ragu pasta sauce. Just pour it it into the bottom of a 9×13 pan before you place the seared chicken in, and it marinates even more in the oven. So yummy!

Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce

Check out the step-by-step video on how it’s done and then check out the recipe below that. Be sure to get 2 jars of Ragu for this recipe, especially if you’re feeding a family of more than 4!
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Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey – Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Who here is completely terrified about cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving? (Raises hand high) This Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey, sponsored by Jennie-O has really relieved that terror for me, and I am thankful. But first, I want to explain why I am terrified. 

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For most of us, we know we will be making food at Thanksgiving for a group of people or a large crowd. In the United States, Thanksgiving is all about gathering around a big table of people and food and sharing what we’re thankful for while eating delicious dishes. read more