• Not Your Mama's Spicy Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili + Heartburn Relief
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    Not Your Mama’s Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili + Occasional Heartburn Relief

    I received compensation from Alka-Seltzer® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #MyFoodMoment #CollectiveBias One of our favorite recipes throughout the year, no matter how the weather is treating us, would have to be a big bowl of black bean sweet potato chili. The only problem I always run into when eating a big bowl of chili would be the fact that I’ll get occasional heartburn and sleeplessness right before going to bed. Anyone that gets occasional heartburn before bed can tell you, it feels horrible. I’ve tried a number of different things over the years, none have really helped. Until the other day I was at Walmart…

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    Deep Fried Oreos Made Simple & Homemade

    I’ve only had deep fried oreos once before i made this blog post and they’re my new favorite sweet treat. I first made earlier this year at work, when we had a theme night of carnival foods aka where everything was fried. Except at that point, they ended up making like 50 some packs of Oreos. Have you ever been to a carnival and gotten over priced deep fried Oreos? Yea, that and funnel cake is my favorite sweet snacks to munch on down. I thought it would be a fun recipe to try with the kids, we did it basic the first time around, next time we’re gonna change…

  • 4th of July Red White and Blue Jell-o Cups Patriotic Treats
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    4th of July Red White and Blue Jell-o Cups Patriotic Treats

    Are you looking for a last minute patriotic treats for the 4th of July party? You’re in luck, these Red White and Blue Jell-o Cups are the easiest yummy treat that will be the hit of the party. They’re super easy to make and honestly you can make them any size for the size of the party. These are perfect for kids or adults, if you’re going to be at an adult 4th of July party, you can also toss in some alcohol for fun! You can never go wrong with a little vodka or rum. I can’t do jello shots like I once could in my 20s, haha. What…

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    Butternut Squash & Cranberries Kale Quinoa Salad

    What I love most about summer time, besides being able to spend time with the kiddos. It’s about all the fruits and veggies that are in season. My kids have always been huge fans of salads, which is amazing. They’re always up for trying new foods, so I thought making tasty healthy recipes with quinoa loaded with some veggies would be the perfect kickoff to our summer vacation. Since being out of work at Elon for summer break. I miss being able to cook everyday, who knew you would miss cooking everyday. So over summer break, my personal goal is to try new recipes that I can bring into the…

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    Keepin’ Cool This Summer With My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

    This post is sponsored by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream but the content and opinions expressed here are my own I don’t know about you, but around here in North Carolina we have some crazy summertime weather. We can have all four seasons in one week normally, but the summertime is the worst. We get these crazy humid summers where it goes above 100 degrees most days. So stop with the boring snacking and make your chosen bites more bold, beautiful and all around better with these My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream balls! What the heck is Mochi? It’s a sweet rice dough that was made popular in Japan and traditionally it’s…

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    Let’s Get Down to Fiesta With These Cinco de Mayo Recipes

    Celebrating a fun holiday like Cinco de Mayo doesn’t mean you skimp on great flavor,” Cooking with loved ones is a great way to explore fun new flavors in the kitchen and make wonderful memories at the same time,” says Julie Gould, Brand Manager. “Bold flavors start with the spices you use and Spice Islands elevates premium spices to another level of flavor. We search the world for spices and herbs of the highest quality. Then we craft and package them to deliver the most authentic and intense flavor possible.  Our line of premium spices helps give consumers the confidence they need to allow them to explore more in the kitchen. This…