Make Your Own Pasta Bar #ShareTheTable

This is a sponsored post written by on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.

We are a busy family.  With two work out of the home parents, this blog, kid activities and a dozen other things going one, our schedule gets packed very quickly.  A lot of our meals used to be eaten in the carpool lane on our way to one activity or another.  After reading the statistics on how meals together can impact families {kids getting better grades, eating better foods and describing themselves as overall happier}, I decided that fast food restaurants had enough of my money! We decided to make sitting down for dinner together a HUGE priority in our life.  I mean we all have to eat anyways {doesn’t everyone?!} so why not make it the focus of reconnecting our family? Spending time with my family at the dinner table means we get to catch up on what is happened during the day, what the kids are excited about at school and just reconnect. 

Sometimes getting dinner on the table and actually being able to sit down and eat it becomes a challenge.  During those times, I turn to easy to make meals that I know everyone in my family will enjoy like pasta.  Of course, just like pretty much everything else in life, we all complete opposites on what we want ON our pasta so a make your own pasta bar is an awesome option for us.  I cook up a few ingredients and combine them with Barilla pasta sauce and let everyone put together their favorite dish!

Make Your Own Pasta Bar #ShareTheTable #pasta #recipes #ad

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Citrus Pork Chops with Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad Recipe

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Citrus Pork Chops with Apple, Orange and Fennel Salad #creativebias #recipe #spon

We eat a lot of chicken…like a ridiculous amount of chicken…in our house.  I buy chicken breasts in bulk so that I always have them around.  This past week, I wanted to break out of our chicken routine.  So, on our weekly trip to Costco (yes, weekly), I decided to pick up a package of their pork chops along with my usual fruit, water, chicken and milk.  I don’t think a week goes by that something at Costco doesn’t tempt me to go off of my shopping list!

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Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs and Sticky Finger Solutions

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess

Once the weather turns warm, I pretty much rely on our grill to cook all of our food.  There is literally nothing like enjoying a nice evening on the deck with a delicious meal from the BBQ.  Of course, a lot of those meals leave super messy hands behind after the stomachs are long full.  I like to keep a supplies on hand to make it easy to eat outside and clean up while we are there too.  I toss a few necessities into a little metal tub and it becomes our summer dinner “emergency kit.”

teriyaki chicken kabobs #showusyourmess #pmedia #recipes #ad


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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday!  Cue the horns and balloons.  I can’t even describe how this week has been around here.  Mathlete has been so crazy busy at work that he hasn’t been getting home until after both kids are in bed.  Add Maya being on vacation on top of that and you have one stressed mama.  So, apologies but there are no official features this week.  I have been pinning your stuff to Pinterest though :)

Pinworthy Projects Party

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20 Delicious Brunch Recipes

Brunch may be absolutely favorite meal of the day {well, besides dessert}.  It is the ultimate combination of breakfast foods and delicious lunch dishes too.  Plus, it typically happens a little later in the morning meaning I get a some extra sleep!  Oh, and the champagne and mimosas certainly help too.

With Easter and Mother’s Day fast approaching, I gathered up these 20 delicious brunch recipes to help you get started on planning the ultimate brunch!

20 Brunch Recipes #recipes #brunch #roundup

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Flea Market and Blog Hop

Hey guys!  I am so excited about today! I’ve been cleaning up the house like a mad woman and I am giving you all an opportunity at some of the best stuff I have here! Oh, and to make things even better, there are 11 other bloggers doing it with me!  SWEET, right?

flea market blog hop

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Peanut Butter Cookie Eggs

Every Thursday, I treat my daughter to pizza from her favorite place on our way to gymnastics.  Wegman’s pizza is a lot like New York style and she just loves it.  She also usually asks for some kind of dessert in the form of a donut or cookie.  This is how I discovered their peanut butter patties.  I grabbed one and threw it on our bag one time to enjoy as my own dessert.  Little did I know what I was getting or how delicious it would be!  It is an amazing combination of cookie, peanut butter and chocolate.  After having that first one, I knew I would have to figure out how to make my own and decided to make peanut butter cookie eggs for Easter.

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Brown Rice Salad with Seared Tuna

The weather is finally starting to warm up around here {I know you are glad because I will finally stop complaining} and that means it is salad season.  I’m not quite ready to dive into light, lettuce based salads but I have been eating more cool dishes like this brown rice salad with seared tuna.

Brown Rice Salad with Seared Tuna #recipes #salads

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$500 Spring Cash Giveaway

Spring is here!  And finally the temperatures are starting to reflect that too.  It is about to get a whole lot though because we are warming it up with a HUGE cash giveaway.  How does $500 sound?

$500 Cash Spring Giveaway Graphic

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy, happy Friday!  Guess what…we have SUN!  Yes, glorious sun!  I am not sure words could express how crazy excited I am that we have sun and the temperature is above freezing.  Woohoo!  You know what else we have?  A whole lot of awesome features from the stuff you guys linked up last week.  Let’s take a look.

4.4 Pinworthy Projects Features
 Breakfast Sandwich Casserole // Garlic Spaghetti En Croute // Tip to Drain Cans // Strawberry Banana Dessert // Lemon Drop Shake // Dollar Store Easter Decor

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