Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Caramel Apple Cupcakes and Frosting recipes

I couldn't help it, I'm ready to start fall baking, so I wanted to bake one of our favorite cupcakes. These Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting not only taste amazing but fill my house with one of my favorite fall smells.    I know isn't fall yet, but the kids are in school, mornings are cooler, and it's just a constant reminder of what's right around the corner.  I … [Read more...]

Three Fun & Easy Back To School Lunch Ideas for Kids

fun and easy lunch ideas for kids

My kids have been back in school for almost two weeks, and I’ve been trying to come up with a fun back to school lunch ideas.  So far my kids have requested three of them again, so I figure they are by far the coolest, lol.  However, you'll probably want to send an extra package of Wet Ones® with them so they can not only clean their hands before they eat but after they have fun creating … [Read more...]

Special K® Strawberry Cereal Bran Muffins Recipe

Special K® Strawberry Cereal Bran Muffins Recipe | | @jenblahblahblog

We hear it all the time, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  With it being back to school season, I am always looking for ways to spice up breakfast for the kids and myself with nutrient-rich breakfast options like Special K® Red Berries cereal. I'm excited to share my partnership with Special K® Red Berries cereal and our super yummy Special K® Strawberry Cereal Bran Muffins … [Read more...]

Fast and Easy Recipes With Your Panasonic FlashXpress

Xpress Tuna

Is your schedule filled with all the daily events? Is it even fuller now that the kids have gone back to school? I think we can all agree that sometimes it seems there aren't enough hours in the day. We get the kids up, ready for school, drop them off, and head to work or back home to our adult responsibilities. Before you know it, it's time to pick up the kids, help with homework, and still try … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

  Raise your hand if you love Spanish Rice and would like to learn how to make it in less than 5 minutes and have the rice be perfectly cooked!  I know, it got my attention too, a easy Spanish Rice recipe in under 5 minutes with perfectly cooked rice, texture, taste, and color!  Thanks to our partnership with Minute® Ready to Serve we have a quick and easy Spanish Rice … [Read more...]

Easy & Fun Back To School Lunch Idea – Tuna Boat Sandwich

the tuna boat sandwich

The other day I sent my daughter to school with one of her favorite’s – The Tuna Boat Sandwich, lol. It’s super cute, totally fun, and according to my daughter all the kids loved it. Between you and I this is the very first time I’ve sent the Tuna Boat Sandwich to school because it’s normally a summer sandwich due to its messy status lol. Easy & Fun Back To School Lunch Idea - Tuna Boat … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo

Tonight you join us for an experiment on progress. As I have started writing this I don’t know how exactly it’s going to turn out, but it should be a fun journey. Tonight we are going to try this awesome Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo Casserole Recipe. Now I’m not normally a Gluten Free kind of person. I really, really like bread. But more and more people are trying out Gluten Free products for a … [Read more...]

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

peanut butter and jelly grilled

My kids started school last week and we wanted to do a little celebrating with this fun grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich recipe!  There is both ups and downs when it comes the way I feel about my kids heading back to school.  Regardless of how feel about the situation I still have to come up with fun lunchbox ideas as well as afterschool snack ideas that the kids like. … [Read more...]

Best Ever Juicy Burgers Recipe + Sweepstakes

juicy burger recipe

I love the traditional hamburger, but I admit it's always awesome when you run into a unique burger recipe, like the Best Ever Juicy Burgers Recipe!   Best Ever Juicy Burgers Recipe You're going to need: ½ cup of Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs 1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix 2 pounds ground beef or turkey 8 of your favorite hamburger … [Read more...]

Yummy Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas Arepa Recipe

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas Arepa sandwich recipes

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Living in New Mexico it’s hard not to fall head over heels in love with Mexican food, wonderful Hatch Green Chili, products like P.A.N. Cornmeal, and awesome recipes like this Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas Arepa … [Read more...]

Turkey Swiss Green Chili & Avocado Panini Sandwich Recipe

Turkey, Swiss, Green Chili and Avocado Panini Sandwiches reicpe

I made Turkey, Swiss, Green Chili and Avocado Panini Sandwiches for dinner last night and my daughter requested one for her school lunch tomorrow.  What can I say, she's a smart girl because they are one of my favorite sandwiches as well. I’ve always enjoyed making my kids lunches because I love being creative and sending them to school with an awesome character sandwich, their … [Read more...]

Very Cherry & Kiwi Lime Frozen Yogurt Push-Up Popsicles

easy very cherry frozen yogurt pop

I recently make my kids some EXTRA VERY Cherry and Kiwi Lime Frozen Yogurt Push-Up Popsicles and they were a HUGE hit not only with the kids, but my sister and I have fallen in love with the whole push up pop idea.  Why?  Well, we already LOVE making frozen yogurt because it's easy and totally yummy, but the push-up pops are almost 0 mess with the kids.  I probably just jinxed … [Read more...]

How to Make Chocolate Bowls with Balloons

How to Make Chocolate Bowls with Balloons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IceCreamHero #CollectiveBias My girls have been asking me since the start of the summer to make chocolate bowls with balloons for our next family movie night.  I've put it off for long enough.  They are fixing to return to school and they have been so good this summer.  It … [Read more...]

Love Cupcakes? Check Out These Awesome Cupcake Recipes


Who doesn't love cupcakes? Then you're going to love these awesome cupcake recipes!   Decadent, rich, sweet and simply delicious treats that are so easy to bake (especially with the kids!) and even easier to eat! I tend to go for quick and easy and use a boxed mix but lately I have been wanting to bake from scratch a little bit more. I came across some truly mouthwatering recipes (just … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Honey BBQ Meatball Sliders

Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Honey BBQ Meatball Sliders Recipe

Did you know there are more than 300 varietals of honey in the United States and each add their unique flavor to recipes, like this Mozzarella Stuffed Honey BBQ Meatball Sliders Recipe I used Sue Bee’s Clover Honey on.  Firmenich also voted honey the 2015 Flavor of the Year, which I couldn’t agree with them more.  Honey is one of my favorite ingredients; it provides a perfect balance … [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars + Giveaway

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

You already know we love desserts, especially when it’s an easy no-bake recipe that involves chocolate and peanut butter, like these EASY No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars! The kids might be starting back to school soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hot outside. While I love to bake, I try to save most of my crazy baking experiments for the cooler months because the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mocha Coffee Recipe + Giveaway

yummy Chocolate Mocha Coffee Recipe

It’s often the smallest gestures that we remember and that have an impact on our day.  We can all create a memorable NESCAFÉ Clásico moment!  Surprise your family and friends with an easy yet totally tasty coffee drink before summer is over. The other day I surprised my sister with a Chocolate Mocha Coffee, which is one of her favorite!  Of course in her favorite coffee cup. … [Read more...]

Honey Baked Chicken Breast Salad Recipe

honey baked chicken breast salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AHugeSale #CollectiveBias #Albertsons WOW, thanks to our trip to Albertsons last night we had a healthy and yummy dinner - Honey Baked Chicken Breast Salad!  Can you say YUM!  Normally we'll grill the chicken breasts but it was HOT today, and nobody wanted to go play on the grill, … [Read more...]

Ice Cream Sundae Fundae Cookie Bowl

Sundae Fundae Cookie Bowl

You may recall that a few weeks ago we journeyed to Kroger to acquire ICE CREAM TOPPINGS from Smucker’s. Once the essentials were acquired it was time to head home. Mission accomplished, now what? Time for #SundaeFundae! Now, let me first point out that my daughter LOVES to bake. Not on her own. We tried that once. It didn’t go well. Some sort of combination of flour, salt, green food coloring, … [Read more...]

4 Easy and Fun Recipes for Back To School

Easy & Fun Recipes for Back To School

Summer is time for fun and games and it’s a great season. But, like all good things, summer must come to an end. That’s right, it’s back to school time for everyone. It may be a drag to some, but it truly is the chance to start fresh and begin anew. It’s also a chance to get back into the routine that us adults are more accustomed to. Kids are going to need their brain food during school and we, … [Read more...]