mushroom barley soup

Mushroom Barley Soup Recipe

This barley soup is perfectly balanced with the delicious taste of smoked sausage, portobello mushrooms, zucchini and fresh parsley.  The soup is easy to reheat and delicious topped with some sprinkled Parmesan cheese.  The original recipe omitted the sausage and included lemon juice and mint. INGREDIENTS 6 cups of chicken stock 1 1/2 cups of […]

split pea soup recipe

Ham & Split Pea Soup Recipe

Soup is one of my favorite things to cook for our family and also one of my favorite comfort foods.  I often try to cook meals that will result in leftovers that we can take to the office or school for lunch.  In all honesty, I have never been a big fan of split pea […]

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Arnold Healthfull Bread & $25 Visa Giveaway #loveyourbread

Recently we had the opportunity to try out Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. We like to make sure we’re getting a delicious product that is also healthy and nutricious. Arnold® Healthfull® Bread meets those needs. About Arnold® Healthfull® Bread • New Arnold® Healthfull® Bread will have you falling in love with three different varieties full of better-for-you […]


Stock Up and Save With P&G at Walmart Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but there are certain staples in my home that I always like to have on hand.  Right now you can stock up on some of your favorite staples during Walmart’s Stock Up and Save event that runs through April 30th.  You can save on the following items: · Tide Liquid […]

Shrimp Pasta

Shrimp Pasta with Lemon and Capers

Hello, all!  I hope life is treating you well these days!  I’m SO glad it is finally spring and loving the wonderful weather!  Spring makes me long for outdoor dining and dishes covered in fresh herbs.  It also makes me want to limit my time in the kitchen so that I can spend more time […]


#SayFreezewithKidfresh for National Frozen Food Month Giveaway @KidfreshFoods

Did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month?  Kidfresh wants you to #SayFreezewithKidfresh to celebrate the occasion.  Kidfresh is my #1 go to frozen meal option for my special little kid.  Their meals are all natural, free of artificial ingredients or colors.   No More Mealtime Drama! We at Kidfresh are parents, too. We know […]

One True Heart

One True Heart Novel by Jodi Thomas

This is a guest post written by Jodi Thomas. When I began ONE TRUE HEART I knew I wanted to write a story about a man, Drew Cunningham, who was afraid to live because he believed a terrible tragedy was he fault. One night in the Amarillo airport he meets a woman, Millanie McAllen, who […]

Rodan + Fields Reverse

Rodan + Fields Reverse Treatment Review + Giveaway

One of my favorite things to do is to experiment with beauty products.  At the end of the day, I like to retreat into my bathroom and pamper myself with a beauty treatment.  Whether it is a home facial, or just a new lotion, it makes me feel like I’m spending a few minutes of […]

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World Water Day March 22 #WaterNow Giveaway

Did you know that this Sunday marks World Water Day?  March 22nd was declared as World Water day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to address the lack of access to clean water by millions of people.  Water is a necessary resource for sustainable living, yet 748 million people lack access to clean water – […]

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Tips for Better Sleep #sponsored @BetterSleepOrg

Are you ready for daylight savings time? It happens tomorrow, and to prepare I have been participating in the Daylight Saving Time Sleep Challenge.  The whole time change can be disrupting to our sleep, but despite this, many people don’t get the proper number of hours of sleep as it is. There are also many […]