One Pot Pizza Rigatoni

There is a conversation that happens all the time in our house when it comes time for dinner. If I am running behind or just don’t feel like sticking to my meal plan, I’ll make the mistake and say “what do you all want for dinner?” The inevitable answer is pizza from one half and pasta from another half. Spaghetti was always our favorite weeknight meal as a kid and my mom needed to make something fast. So, to solve the problem in my household, I make one pot pizza rigatoni and meet in the middle.

One pot pizza rigatoni is the perfect easy meal that cooks fast and tastes amazing. It will solve your dinner problem any night.

One pot pizza rigatoni is the perfect easy meal that cooks fast and tastes amazing. It will solve your dinner problem any night.

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Chocolate Coconut Snack Mix

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers. All opinions are 100% mine.

We are on the go pretty much all the time during the week. Between our normal work schedule and all of the children’s activities, we also have doctor appointments and a bunch of other appointments to get to. I always keep our pantry stocked with easy grab and go snacks that are delicious but easy to eat. A delicious chocolate coconut snack mix has become one of our new favorites.

Chocolate Coconut Snack Mix is the perfect on the go snack and is packed with protein to keep you fuller longer.

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A Dream Kitchen Appliance Line Up

I am excited to work with Sears Home Appliances and Services to share with you some great appliance features. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Between making meals for my family, cooking up recipe ideas for the blog and then cleaning the whole mess up, I rely on appliances that are reliable and efficient. Of course, I want them to look good while doing it. As I keep dreaming of a major kitchen upgrade, I research appliances over and over. Today, I’m introducing you to your dream kitchen appliances!

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Mini Chocolate Waffle and Fruit Bites

My kids are not breakfast eaters. Or any meal really. They are snackers and getting them to really sit down for an actual meal can be difficult. I try to get them interested with foods that seem like snacks but are actually going to fill them up. One morning I made mini chocolate waffle and fruit bites and they were a hit. They’ve become a favorite breakfast item and we make them at snack time too. 

Mini Chocolate Waffle and Fruit bites are the perfect breakfast or snack for the kids and adults too!

Mini Chocolate Waffle and Fruit bites are the perfect breakfast or snack for the kids and adults too!

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Infused Water Ideas – Drink More Water!

I am excited to partner with Eastman Tritan to bring you a few ways to make sure you are getting enough water each day! While this post was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

We all know that we need to drink a lot of water each day. It varies by person but a good rule of thumb is 64 oz per day. That’s right…64! I track my water intake each day and I will admit that it is rarely the full 64 ounces. It makes especially difficult because I don’t love the taste of plain water. I figure there are a bunch of others just like me so I am sharing a few infused water ideas so we can all make our water goal each day.

Reach your water goal each and every day when you use these infused water ideas!

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Snack Time Essentials for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

My daughter is a member of our local Brownies troop. Each year, the girls pick the patch they want to focus on for the meeting they plan. This year, we have the snack patch. Of course, we are encouraged to focus on healthier items and not just do a snack time filled with sugar and junk. It really got me thinking about snack time essentials and what to include.

Kid Snack Time Essentials

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Movie Night Essentials: Delicious Popcorn

With the kids out of school for a solid two weeks, we stay up a little later each night and end up watching a ton of movies. Of course, movie night just isn’t the same without a few movie night essentials like popcorn. While we do regular popcorn from time to time, our newest favorite are the delicious options from Pop Works & Company.

Movie Night Essentials

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Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Our annual holiday party was a few weeks ago and I spent the weeks between Thanksgiving and the party getting everything prepared. The menu is of course a huge part of the party and that includes what types of drinks are served. In addition to our standard drinks, I always like to serve a cocktail that guests can help themselves to throughout the party. This year, that cocktail was a orange pomegranate sparkling punch.

Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

Orange Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

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5 Easy Kitchen Hacks

I am excited to work with Sears to share with you ideas to make your life run a little smoother. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Life gets busy and we can all use just about any little bit of help we can get. Am I right? I know that, with 2 kids, a full time job and my blog, any little thing that can make my life easier or save me time is a major bonus. I figure there are a lot of others just like me so I’m sharing 5 easy kitchen hacks to make your life just a little easier.

5 Easy Kitchen Hacks for an Easier Life

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Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Do you love holiday baking? I certainly do. From the day after Thanksgiving all the way through Christmas, I like to have a container filled with delicious treats hanging around the house for us to enjoy or to share with someone who might be visiting. I find it is a great stress reliever for me to spend time in the kitchen and I love sharing my creations with those I care about. One of my current favorite items are these cranberry white chocolate blondies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

Cranberry White Chocolate Blondies

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