White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs

Hot dogs play a big role at meal time in our household because our kids {especially our son} loves them. So, I am excited to partner with Hillshire Brands™ and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network for this post. As always, while I may have been compensated, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Kids are funny when it comes to their eating habits. Mine focus on a few specific items and that is all they want to eat for weeks at a time. Then, they don’t like it anymore…at least until they tire of whatever they moved on to. Two thins that never get rejected are hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. To make my life easier, I just typically combine them and make a dish like white cheddar macaroni and cheese with hot dogs. It is always a win!

White Cheddar Pasta with Hot Dogs
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Pinworthy Projects Party

Well, I am back from the craziness that is a vacation with the extended family! We had a blast but it was so exhausting. A HUGE thanks to the guest bloggers who kept things nice and cozy around here with lots of great posts. I truly think I need a vacation to recover from my vacation. Here is a little peak at our trip:

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Of course, while I was away, you guys were busy creating and sharing some amazing things. Let’s see what caught my eye from last week.

10.17 Pinworthy Projects Features

Halloween Witch Broomstick Swag // Pumpkin Caramel Truffles
Fallfetti Mix // Cork Leaf Wreath
Green Chile Enchilada Soup // Peanut Butter Honey Cake

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20 Minute Mummy Pizza

My family loves pizza. So, I am excited to partner with Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast to bring you this quick, family friendly recipe. As always, while I may have been compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

We used to have bi-weekly pizza nights where we would get together and make homemade pizza with toppings of our choice. Even then, I was always nervous about making the crust so I would buy dough from the store. Of course, that dough requires time to rise and so I always had to make sure I planned ahead. We stay pretty busy right now so that planning ahead part isn’t usually in the cards and we end up with pre-made pizza crust instead. This 20 minutes mummy pizza changed that for good!

Super cute homemade mummy pizza in 20 minutes!

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Best Toys for Kids Who Love to Explore and Discover

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I have two very active kids. My youngest,, who is four, is always exploring the world around him and trying to discover pretty much anything new he can. I love finding toys that help him discover new and exciting sounds, activities and ways to view the world. I have started shopping for his Christmas presents and found a few of the best toys for kids who love to explore and discover just like he does!

6 Great toys for Kids

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Creamy Baked Avocado Pasta

I am so excited to be partnering with Hass Avocado to share with you my new found love of avocados and all the health benefits they offer. As always, even though this post was compensated, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a kid, I ran away from anything that had avocado in it. It was one of those ridiculous situations where I had never really tried an avocado but was convinced I didn’t like it. Thankfully, as an adult, I became a little wiser and fell in love with avocados. I eat them on toast, in salads and, of course, in guacamole. I have also started cooking with avocados more and it all started with this creamy baked avocado pasta.

All the health benefits of avocado in a delicious pasta bake! #LoveOneToday #ad

 

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36 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

The grocery store shelves are stocked with pumpkins and pumpkin puree. That means, it is time for you {and me} to start getting busy using it in the kitchen. Don’t worry if you have no idea what to make. I have 36 pumpkin dessert recipes that you will be drooling over. I am not sure if you’ll be able to grab your keys fast enough to make it to the store for your ingredients.

36 Amazing Pumpkin Dessert Recipes - I have to try all of these!
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Green Chile Pumpkin Soup

It took me a little longer to really get into pumpkin foods this season but once I did…I really got INTO pumpkin. There was pumpkin hummus, pumpkin queso, pumpkin cookies and now I give you the most delicious soup you will ever make with pumpkin: green chile pumpkin soup.

I love using pumpkin in savory dishes and this green chile pumpkin soup is so delicious. It is the perfect fall soup recipe.

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Time to Link Up to the Pinworthy Projects Party

So, I’m back from vacation…like literally just got off the flight. Imagine 5 days with no internet. In some ways, it was a great way to recharge but in others I was freaking out about what I could possible be missing. I clearly didn’t have a chance to review what was linked up last night so no features this week {#sadpanda}. BUT, I can’t wait to see what you’ve got this week so I can pin like crazy.

Pinworthy Projects Party

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Mini House Tour {Guest Post}

I love taking peeks into other blogger’s homes. Today, we are taking a little sneak peak at Kathryn’s entryway and front porch. Want to come along on the mini house tour?
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I’m so excited to be guest posting today for Shannah!  My name is Kathryn and I blog at The Dedicated House.  I’m married with one little daughter who is fun and feisty and keeps me on my toes.  
 
We recently moved into a traditional Colonial; so today I wanted to share our front porch and entryway with you.  
 
 
We just moved in and I haven’t had a moment to really decorate for Fall.  Also, it is almost nearly impossible to take pictures without one of our felines deciding to pop in the picture. 

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Pumpkin Pudding Sugar Cookie Cups

You all know I love pumpkin! Well, today, Shauna is going to share with you an amazing recipe for pumpkin pudding sugar cookie cups. It is simple and so easy which is definitely want you want during the busy holiday season.

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Get out the pumpkin because  it is time to make the most amazing pumpkin cups for dessert.

Hi, my name is Shauna and I blog over at The Best Blog Recipes.  I am so excited to share one of our recipes today with Shannah  and all of you here on Just Us Four! It’s that time of year when my kitchen is very busy getting ready for holiday parties and big family get togethers. It can be hard sometimes when you want to take a dessert but don’t know what everyone will like.  I know a lot of our family isn’t a huge fan of pumpkin so that’s why I make something that’s easy and just has a light pumpkin flavor so that it isn’t overwhelming to those who don’t really like it all that much. 

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