Friday, September 19, 2014

Enjoy snacks on the go and enter for a chance to win 1,000 dollars for your next adventure with Jif To Go Dippers #Sponsored #MC #GetGoing

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Slow Cooker Ranch Pot Roast

This has got to be one of the easiest Pot Roast recipes I have ever made and the best part is that your slow cooker does all the work for you!

Slow Cooker Ranch Pot Roast
Serves 6
Cal 283, Carbs 20.8, Fat 13, Fiber 2, Protein 23.3

2 lb boneless chuck roast
1 package dry ranch seasoning mix
1 lb small Yukon potatoes (I used fingerling)
1/2 yellow onion, cut into chunks
1/2 bag baby carrots
1/3 cup water

Place roast in bottom of slow cooker. Top with veggies and sprinkle seasoning mix over top. Add water, stir, and cover. Cook on low 7-8 hours. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Pot Pasta

I'm tired. This cold I have been battling for the past week is really kicking my butt! I really didn't feel like cooking tonight or even blogging but since this was such an easy dish I just had to share! Only four ingredients and incredibly delicious!


TO THIS-In only Ten Minutes!

One Pot Pasta
Serves 6
WW PP=10
Cal 393, Carbs 44.3, Fat 17.5, Fiber 5, Protein 14.6

12 oz spaghetti (I used ronzoni smart taste)
12 oz. Italian three cheese smoked sausage, sliced 
1/2 cup sun dried tomato pesto (or any sauce of your choice)
2 garlic cloves

Add 4 cups water to a large pot over medium high heat, combine spaghetti, sausage, and garlic. Season water with about a tsp salt.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until pasta is coked through and liquid has reduced, about 10 minutes. Stir in pesto and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BBQ Cowboy Casserole

It seems as if there a billion different versions of this tasty casserole and each one is unique. I like to make mine with tater tots and it is incredible! Something about potatoes and casseroles make me drool and with the weather cooling down I was ready to indulge in a comforting casserole like this!

BBQ Cowboy Casserole
Serves 8
Cal 182, Carbs 7.2, Fat 8, Fiber 1, Protein 17.2

1.5 lbs lean ground beef or turkey
2 tbsp. bbq hamburger seasoning (I used McCormick Smoked Applewood)
1/3 cup BBQ Sauce (I like stubbs)
1 can petitie diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 bag tater tots

Brown ground beef, drain, and add in the hamburger seasoning, bbq sauce, and tomatoes. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

Transfer meat to a large baking dish. Top with half of the shredded cheese and top with tater tots. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Create something sweet with Monk Fruit In The Raw #Sponsored #MC #MonkFruitInTheRaw

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Did you know that September is Childhood Obesity Month? I know most kids love sweets and I know mine does but I don't like to give him sugary snacks. With Monk Fruit In The Raw I can create delicious sweet treats without the added sugar and calories because Monk Fruit In The Raw is a wholesome low calorie sweetener made with real fruit. You can use it in any recipe as a substitute for sugar. I love to bake so I was looking forward to using Monk Fruit In The Raw. Last weekend we went apple picking and I've been wanting to make fresh crock pot applesauce. What a perfect opportunity to use Monk Fruit In The Raw. I used the Bakers Bag and all you do is substitute the Monk Fruit In The Raw for every cup of sugar. If you prefer sweetening up your coffee or tea, Monk Fruit In The Raw also comes in packets.

This applesauce was an instant hit with my family, especially my picky little boy who requested seconds! This was one of the best (if not the best) batch of applesauce I have ever made. I was really impressed! I've been loving Monk Fruit In The Raw so much that I was also sprinkling it over fresh sliced berries. Delish! I'm excited to share my Crock Pot Applesauce recipe with you so that you can try it for yourself and realize how delicious it it! With only four ingredients and the crock pot doing all the cooking for you it's great recipe to make during your busy work week. This applesauce also makes a great topping or side dish!

Crock Pot Applesauce
8-10 large apples cored and sliced
1/2 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup water

Place all ingredients into the crock pot. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy! (Note: if you prefer a smoother applesauce blend before serving)

For more information on where you can find Monk Fruit In The Raw and additional information please visit there website...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crispy Buffalo Stuffed Baked Chicken

Funny, but I bought the ingredients for this dinner a few weeks ago and I just get around to making it! The last week has been crazy busy and I can't believe it's the middle of September already. Crazy! Anyhow, if you are obsessed with all things "Buffalo" then you are going to have to make this recipe. It was a hit!

Crispy Buffalo Stuffed Baked Chicken
Serves 4
Cal 232, Carbs 12.2, Fat 11.5, Fiber 1, Protein 23.7

4-4 oz. chicken breasts (pounded thin)
1/2 package shake n bake extra crispy
4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 buffalo wing sauce (I love Franks)
1 tsp garlic powder
sliced green onions

Pre-Heat oven to 375 and spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, garlic powder, shredded cheddar, and wing sauce.

Pour shake n bake in another bowl and set aside.

Lay out each piece of chicken and spread an even amount of the cheese mixture in the center of each chicken breast. Roll up chicken and coat in the shake n bake.

Place each piece of chicken into the baking dish seam side down. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until juices are clear.

Cut in half and drizzle with extra buffalo wing sauce and chopped green onions. Enjoy!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Enjoy mike's pink hard lemonade and support Breast Cancer Awareness #mymikesmoment #MC #Sponsored

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for mike’s hard lemonade. I received a Circle K gift card to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Have you tried mikes pink hard lemonade? I've always enjoyed all of the mikes hard lemonade flavors but the pink hard lemonade is a definite favorite of mine and I always get excited when summer arrives because I get to enjoy this tasty adult beverage. Made with real lemons including the juice and the zest, it has a nice citrusy taste with just the perfect amount of sweetness. A perfect refreshing drink and enjoying one of these beverages is a great way for a busy mom like me to unwind at the end of a crazy week.

My local Circle K is right down the street and I like how convenient it is. I am always in and out in a matter of minutes. I know mikes hard pink lemonade is very popular as when I went to my local Circle K to purchase it last week they were sold out. Luckily, it was back in stock when I stopped by today! Yay!

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., is best recognized for its iconic mike’s® hard lemonade, and currently is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Wow! Did you know that mikes pink hard lemonade (which is a seasonal favorite) was released in 2009 to raise awareness for breast cancer? Since then mikes pink hard lemonade has contributed more than 1 million dollars to breast cancer research. So when you drink pink you are not only enjoy a tasty cocktail but you are also helping to raise awareness for breast cancer.

For more information on mikes pink hard lemonade please visit their website

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