Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cinnamon Granola {Slow Cooker Recipe}

This slow cooker Cinnamon Granola is perfect with milk or on top of ice cream or yogurt. You can add nuts or dried fruit during the cooking process if you desire.

This Cinnamon Granola is actually named Fruit and Nut Granola but I didn't use any fruit or nuts when making this so I had to change the name, obviously. It comes from Gooseberry Patch's Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites cookbook. 


I know it's still summer, but there's 2 reasons I am posting this recipe: 

1. It's granola. You can eat it any time of the year.
2. It's a Fall cookbook and I am giving one away and you need time to win it, get it sent and start using it for fall. 'Cause fall is right around the corner, if you can believe it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

25 {non-alcoholic} Summer Drinks

Slushies, punches, fruit drinks, oh my! I love delicious drinks. I don't drink alcohol so I found 25 yummy drinks that are non-alcoholic. Great for everyone! Check them out...

Some are from Mandy's Recipe Box, others are from amazing bloggers! All look incredible. Let me know if you try any of these recipes. I'd love to hear how they turn out for you.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

$100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

I am a monthly contributor over at Pretty Providence and I love it! You need to hop over there and check out their awesome site. Anyway, how does $100 sound? I know, eh. Sike! Buy yourself something reaaaal nice.  Also, say that in Cousin Eddie's voice from Christmas Vacation.

  I've teamed up with Pretty Providence and the other contributors to bring you this giveaway. Here is a little bit about each blog; if you’re not already following these women make sure you check them out. Then scroll down and enter using the rafflecopter widget. Just click on the link and it will take you to the form. Good luck!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Totally Talented Tuesdays #23

Hey! I'm glad you're here! Have fun linking up and checking out new recipes and other fun ideas.
Here is last week's most viewed post...
Cleaning tips
10 Uses for Dawn
from Men Clean

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Peanut Butter Cup Bars

If you have wanted to try your hand at making homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but never did it, these Peanut Butter Cup Bars are for you! They are close to the Reeses's copycats, but easier because they are bars. A bonus: it's a no-bake recipe!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Frozen Food: How Fresh Stays Fresh

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am constantly trying to find moments of quiet, non-hectic moments in my day. I have 4 kids ages 12 to 17 months. That alone keeps me busy. Like right now as I am writing this, my 17-month-old son is trying to "help" me type. I love being a mom and oftentimes I get lunch when I can squeeze it in between the laundry, taking care of my kids and the constant errand running. My oldest is a huge help, thank goodness. But when school starts up again, she will be gone for the day. Thank goodness for frozen food. No lie. It saves me lots of times. Especailly at lunchtime. 

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I am a fan of frozen foods. Not everyone is. But there are lots of benefits of frozen foods. I have no problem grabbing a frozen meal for me or my family on a busy day. There great brands out there that are so delicious: ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Heinz, Hillshire, Kellogg's, Nestle, Pinnacle and Schwans. Click over to see the difference between fresh vs frozen. You'll be surprised. Frozen food is made from real recipes and real ingredients. Freezing food simply locks in the just picked, just baked foods at the peak of freshness.