Mushroom and Red Wine Beef

Easy meals that taste great are a must in our house so I am so excited to partner with Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces for this post to show you how a delicious dinner can be on your table in 15 minutes or less. As always, while I may have been compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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So, we’ve started adding getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas to our busy routine. It isn’t like I had a whole lot of spare time anyways so now we have even less time to get everything done. Of course, with the expenses of the holidays, I am working harder than ever to keep our eating out under control. It is times like these that recipes like this one for mushroom and red wine beef become so important!

Simple and easy recipe for mushroom and red wine beef.

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Beef Tips with Béarnaise Sauce

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There are times when Mathlete and I plan to go out to a nice dinner alone and never end up making it because of schedules or babysitter problems or life in general getting in the way. It is those times that I like to have a few “fancy” dishes that look like they came from a fine restaurant but are really easy to to make at home. I recently make beef tips with béarnaise sauce, made with white wine vinegar, and roasted asparagus for just one of those nights.

Steak Tips with Bearnaise Sauce

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Mini Stuffing Muffins

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Holy almost mid-November already. Where is time going? Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet? We like to try and get together for a little pre-Thanksgiving with our friends {a Friendsgiving if you will} so I am definitely heavily focused on Thanksgiving recipes right now. Our meals with friends tend to be the kind where you can grab a few things and eat them on the move between one group of friends to another or while trying to keep all the kids at the table and eating. These mini stuffing muffins are the perfect option for that kind of meal because they are one bite and require no utensils!

This is the greatest idea to make Thanksgiving parties so easy! Make mini stuffing muffins so they are one bite and don't require any utensils.
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Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry

Quick weeknight meals are a must in our house so I am so excited to partner with Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces for this post to show you how a great meal can be made in under 15 minutes. As always, while I may have been compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Weeknights are crazy in our household. I try to skip take out and limit eating out to once per week so having easy to make dishes that come together quickly are a must. On top of that, they actually need to taste good too so my family will eat them. That can be a tall order unless we want to eat spaghetti every night! This chicken and vegetable coconut curry is perfect for the times when I need something on the table fast that also tastes great.

Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry that is ready super fast and is so delicious. I can't wait to try it.
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Halloween Snacks: Monster Cookie Dip

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So, Halloween is this week. Eek! Are you like me and still planning out all the details of the day/night? We have our costumes but our annual pre-trick or treat dinner is still really up in the air. We invite a bunch of friends, with their kids, over to enjoy dinner before we go raid the neighborhood collecting candy. I love it but I am seriously stressed this year because my menu hasn’t fully taken shape. Thankfully, I have a few Halloween party food go tos I can rely on like monster cookie dip.

Monster Cookie Dip
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3 Ways to Add Color to Your Home

I am always excited to share my thoughts and experiences of some of my favorite products with my readers. While this post was compensated, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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My house is pretty neutral when it comes to paint, furniture and even a lot of the artwork. So, I am always looking for ways to add color to my home. Of course, I want any changes I make to be quick and easy and not cost a ton of money because I will probably want to change it up in a few months. So, I thought I would share 3 ways you can easily add color to your home that are inexpensive and easy.

Three Easy Ways to Add Color to Your Home #HintofColor #SparkleTowels

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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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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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