Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie & Other Simple Swaps with Silk Cashewmilk

Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. I have found that 'better for you' substitutions make eating better easier than ruling out foods. If I can have a good alternative, I'm more likely to stay away from the bad foods. This keeps me from falling off the bandwagon and going back to my unhealthy favorites. Recently, Silk sent us a package with their new … [Read more...]

Peppermint Brownie Logs

These peppermint brownie logs are sure to be a hit Christmas dessert to your holiday dinners! And they are easy to make, just spice up your favorite brownie recipe for this treat!

Holiday desserts are so fun to make - and they don't have to be complicated at all! You can take an ordinary treat like brownies, add a few ingredients, and turn it into something festive for your events. That's all it takes for these Peppermint Brownie Logs to be a hit at your holiday get togethers! Peppermint Brownie Logs If you already have your favorite brownie recipe, start by making … [Read more...]

The Melting Pot’s Holiday Events Lineup for Atlanta

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James and I love going to The Melting Pot to eat. It's more than a meal - it's an experience. We reserve the restaurant for special occasions, like birthdays and anniversaries, to keep it special. This holiday season, The Melting Pot has a ton of events to the local Atlanta area to get you in a festive mood! 25 Days of Fondue- Starting Dec. 1, follow The Melting Pot on Facebook as they … [Read more...]

Healthier Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

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With so many good foods served for the holidays, it can be hard to watch your weight. I always say I am going to cut back on the carbs and pick less treats from the dessert table. However, once I see my family's homemade pies and cakes, I usually cave. I enjoy as many as I can fit on my plate, not stopping until I've at least tasted it all. Then the guilt sets in after the meal. Oh, and that … [Read more...]

Pretzel Snowmen – A Cute Holiday Treat!

Pretzel Snowmen

Holiday treats are so much fun to make! In our house, we like to take ordinary snack items and transform them into cute, festive goodies. Take these Pretzel Snowmen, for example! Aren't they cute? We are considering making some for our big Christmas dinner at the first of December. I am sure everyone would love these delicious and adorable treats! They are especially a hit with the … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Milkshake with TruMoo Milk

Triple Chocolate Shake Recipe

This post brought to you by TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever have that craving for a perfect chocolate milkshake? One that makes you want to hop in your car and head to the nearest restaurant to order one from their dessert menu. Now you don't have to, because today I am sharing an awesome Triple Chocolate Milkshake! To make our milkshakes, we use TruMoo chocolate milk. We opt … [Read more...]

Fall & Thanksgiving Bento Boxes with NatureBox

Fall & Thanksgiving Bento Box Ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, there will be some unhealthy eating around here. Who could refuse their aunt's pumpkin cheesecake or homemade fudge? Our 4 year old will especially be hitting the dessert table at family dinners, so we have to make sure he's getting healthy options elsewhere. NatureBox is one way we are giving him better snacking choices between holiday … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole Recipe with the Hamilton Beach Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole

With Fall here and the days getting shorter, we have been relying on our slow cooker. Sawyer loves having time to play outside after James gets home from work, so we need to have dinner ready to go so they will have some light left. Hamilton Beach recently sent me their Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker to try out, and we have put it to the test for busy Fall weeknights. … [Read more...]

15 Delicious Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin desserts are perfect for any Autumn holiday - and many can be great "just because"! Since it is getting time to visit pumpkin farms and decorate the house for the Fall season, I began researching desserts I could make beyond the traditional pumpkin pie. Below are 15 of the yummiest looking pumpkin desserts I came across. Be sure to add any of your favorite pumpkin sweets in the … [Read more...]