Cheesy Sausage Crescent Ring

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own.

During spring and summer, we tend to get together with friends for weekend brunch a lot. Heading outside during the nice morning weather for a meal together is one of our favorite ways to reconnect and just have some relaxation time in the midst of the hustle and bustle of shuttling kids to activities and taking ourselves back and forth to work. I like to make my recipes for brunch easy so that I don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen. A recent favorite, a cheesy sausage crescent ring, has only a few ingredients and is so easy to make. 

Cheesy Sausage Crescent Ring

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Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese Pesto Pizza

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I love goat cheese. You may remember a little strawberry goat cheese creation I shared recently and I have to tell you that appears on our table weekly now that strawberries are in abundance at the farmer’s market. Know what else goes amazing with goat cheese? Roasted tomatoes…especially when you use it to create a roasted tomato goat cheese pesto pizza. 

Roasted Tomato Goat Cheese Pesto Pizza

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Paleo Chicken Salad

Guess what day it is?! It is Paleo Monday. I am so excited to share with you one of my absolute favorite new recipes this week. I’ve been searching for a way to replace the chicken salad that I loved for lunch each and every day before going Paleo {er-ish}. Well, I think I finally done it. This paleo chicken salad is to die for and is so perfect for Spring and Summer lunches. 

Paleo Chicken Salad

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Spicy Italian Macaroni and Cheese

I am excited to partner with DairyPure milk to bring you this new recipe. While this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We love mac & cheese in our house. I don’t get to make it from scratch as often as I like but I try to make a big batch and then freeze it for later use at least once per month. Since we eat it a lot, I like to try and change it up from time to time and go beyond a basic macaroni and cheese. Recently, I wanted to make some that was geared a little more to the adults in our house and created spicy Italian macaroni and cheese.

Spicy Italian Macaroni and Cheese

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Paleo Avocado Toast

You guys…it is Paleo Monday! For me that it is totally a thing as I reset after my free eating weekends and get back on track for my week of paleo eats. Today, I am sharing with you one of my current snack obsessions. This paleo avocado toast is so amazingly good that you are going to want to devour it even if you aren’t following the paleo guidelines for food. So, maybe we should just call this the best snack…ever.

Paleo Avocado Toast

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Salted Pretzel Ice Cream Bites

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you love ice cream? Who doesn’t, right?! I am a huge ice cream fan and haven’t really met many flavors that I don’t like. Anything with peanut butter in it is a winner for sure. I was trying to decide on a fun ice cream treat to make with my daughter and stumbled upon some Edy’s® Peanut Butter Cup Frozen Custard. Now, I could have eaten it alone but we decided it would be fun to use some salted pretzel snack bars to make salted pretzel ice cream bites.

Easy and delicious Salted Pretzel Ice Cream Bites

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites with Dip

We love pretzels here so it was a no brainer to work with Simply Homemade® for this pretzel post. As always, while I may have received compensation for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t remember at what age I started really getting interested in cooking and food. I think it was probably late teens or early twenties. It definitely wasn’t seven. Right now, my daughter is always asking to do things in the kitchen and I love it. It gives her and I a chance to spend some time together {since I am always in the kitchen} and also teaches her some important life skills pretty early on. Recently, we got a chance to make pretzels and we made a variety including cinnamon sugar pretzel bites with a yummy dip.

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites with Creamy Dip

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Peanut Butter Nutella Donut Sandwich

So, it is Monday. Are you struggling like I am? We had a gorgeous weekend here in VA and were fortunate to spend most of it outdoors. Weekends like that make going back to the grind of the office even harder. Maybe this peanut butter nutella donut sandwich will ease the pain…

Peanut Butter Nutella Donut Sandwich

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Breakfast Burrito Enchiladas


Breakfast is one of those meals that is always super crazy in our house. There is a ton of hustle and bustle and everyone seems to need something at the same time. It can make actually making breakfast and having everyone enjoy it pretty difficult. I turn to recipes that I know I can throw together and let cook while I deal with finding socks, packing backpacks and making sure the fish is fed. One of our favorites is breakfast burrito enchiladas. 

Breakfast Burrito Enchiladas

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Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad

Our local farmer’s market opened this past weekend. I was super psyched because it means warmer weather is here for awhile and I can get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables easily. I shared this recipe over on Allyson’s blog during her much deserved maternity break last year. I wanted to share it here too {in case you missed it there} so you could pick up a watermelon on your next shopping trip and enjoy this watermelon goat cheese salad. Of course, watermelon is one of THE summer fruits so you can make this salad all summer long.

Watermelon is the best summer fruit. Enjoy it in a delicious watermelon goat cheese salad for an amazing and light snack or lunch.

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