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Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots {Celebrate International Merlot month with Decoy}

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots

Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social! Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Apricots recipe. The best lamb stew ever! It’s so hearty and comforting. It’s a one pot meal with simple ingredients, perfect for any weeknight or special occasions. A delicious lamb stew that is made without flour or butter.   October is International Merlot month, a…

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Breakfast Potatoes Skillet with Kielbasa Sausage

Breakfast Potatoes Skillet with Kielbasa Sausage

Here’s another brunch recipe to try this weekend. Simple Breakfast Potatoes Skillet with Kielbasa Sausage, green bell peppers, yellow onions, fresh corn, and seasoned with chipotle pepper, coriander, salt and black pepper.  Who doesn’t love simple breakfast recipes? I do, that’s for sure! Learn how to make breakfast skillet with these simple ingredients and easy seasoning. This hearty Breakfast Potatoes Skillet with Kielbasa Sausage recipe is just perfect to start your…

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

This post is sponsored by Real California Milk but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. A No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites recipe that is made with simple ingredients and without protein powder. It’s the perfect healthy snack to support those muscles and also feed your cravings.   This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites recipe can be made ahead of time and can be saved…

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Chai Spiced Granola and Yogurt

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Oregon Chai®. The opinions and text are all mine. As much as I try not to get too caught up in the stresses of the week, I seem to get sucked back in, every day.  From work to kids to appointments… even the silly things I worry about that I shouldn’t, it can all be too much to shoulder. …

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Character and Class: Our Stay at the Loews Boston Hotel

Disclosure: In partnership with Loews Boston Hotel My family had a wonderful reunion last week in the seaside town of Gloucester, MA.  We extended our time in Massachusetts to see the great city of Boston, and were put up by the Loews Boston Hotel for our stay.  When I told my friends I was going to Boston for the first time their eyes all lit up… I knew I was in for a treat.  …

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Turkey In the Garden Sandwich

Turkey In the Garden Sandwich

This post is sponsored by Bistro Favorites, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. A turkey in the garden sandwich recipe is made with  Bistro Favorites 100% Natural Sliced meats, fresh vegetables and a homemade cranberry sundried tomato dip on slices of ciabatta, the delicious rustic Italian bread. Tired of the same old sandwiches? Are you ready to step up your game? Try this Turkey In the Garden Sandwich.…

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy

salisbury steak meatballs with mushroom gravy

  Thank you Idaho Spuds for sponsoring this post. VeggieMash mashed potatoes are a blend of 100% Idaho® grown potatoes and real vegetables for a new take on a family favorite! Be sure to click on the tags to shop directly from the photo   The ultimate comfort food: Salisbury Steak Meatballs that are made in a slow cooker, smothered in a delicious beef gravy and perfectly served on Idaho Spuds VeggieMash . Meatballs…

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Spicy Smoked Sausage Soup

Spicy Smoked Sausage Soup

Sponsored post by me on behalf of FARMER JOHN®, MISSION®, & TABASCO® Sauce. The opinions and text are all mine. Calling all spicy food lovers! This delicious spicy smoked sausage soup is so hearty and easy to prepare! Made with simple ingredients, this soup has the right amount of protein, vegetables and spices. It’s a quick one-pot meal recipe that can be ready in about 30 minutes or less. With…

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Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe

Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe with Ground Beef, served with Mission Tortilla Strips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. In preparation for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or get-together I am going to share a delicious Instant Pot Queso Dip Recipe made from scratch; ground beef, diced tomatoes and green chilies, jalapenos, white onion, garlic,  Monterey Jack, Sharp Cheddar, chili powder, cumin, butter, cornstarch, evaporated milk, salt and pepper.  Pair it…

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Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco Sauce

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own. Delicious Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Romesco Sauce, served on Mission® Gluten Free Soft Taco Tortillas. This easy meatless soft taco recipe is perfect for vegetarians and those who have a gluten-free diet. These cauliflower tacos are so flavorful! I seasoned the cauliflower florets with ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika powder…

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Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich

  This post is sponsored by Arla® Cream Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Today, I am going to share a fun recipe using all my mystery basket ingredients from the Chopped at Home Challenge with Arla®. Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich. Mediterranean Garden Chicken Sandwich Ingredients:  This chicken sandwich recipe is inspired by Mediterranean flavors, because one of the main ingredients I used is a…

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Cauliflower Berry Smoothie with Keto Collagen

Cauliflower Berry Smoothie with Keto Collagen

This post is sponsored by Ancient Nutrition, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If you are searching for a path to a healthier lifestyle, then you have likely heard of the term “superfood”. Superfoods provide essential nutrients that the body needs to function properly. Keto Collagen is one of the hottest superfood products right now, and is perfect for those who want to step up their…

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Master Your Summer with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

Master Your Summer with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own. Summer is a great season for get-togethers, outdoor summer events, and everything in-between. It’s the perfect time to enjoy fresh, in-season produce and juicy meats on the grill. Today, I want to show you an easy grilling recipe that can be prepared and cooked with little effort, and makes for a fun meal for any…

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Szechuan Peppercorn Chicken

Szechuan Peppercorn Chicken

If you are craving Chinese take-out then try this delicious Szechuan peppercorn chicken recipe, made with the numbing, tongue-tingling sezchuan pepepercorn, aromatic garlic and ginger.  It has an easy marinade sauce of soy sauce, cooking wine and corn starch. My husband and I are a big fans of authentic Sezchuan food.  We have two regular dishes of spicy boiled fish and spicy lamb cumin stir fry that we often grab…

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Flame Grilled Burger with Chipotle Mayo

Flame Grilled Burger with Chipotle Mayo

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Flame Grilled Burger with Chipotle Mayo. Easy summer grilling with Ball Park® Patties.  Made with 100% all-natural* premium beef, served with crispy bacon, fresh veggies and homemade Chipotle mayo. With the warm summer months ahead, it’s the perfect time to soak in the sun and gather with family and friends. When the…

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Strawberry Smash Mocktail – Find Your Flavor Inspiration with Perrier!

Strawberry Smash Mocktail - Find Your Flavor Inspiration with Perrier!

This post is sponsored by Perrier® Carbonated Mineral Water, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. It’s a fun journey finding the true heart of a city. Here in San Diego there are quite a few spots that are lively and bustling, but a few in-particular have a unique authenticity about them. One of those areas is North Park, which is kind of an uptown spot that…

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Asian Cabbage Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp

  Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dansk® Everyday Dinnerware. Today I am going to share my favorite easy summer recipes: fresh Asian Cabbage Mango Salad with Grilled Shrimp, easy grilled pork chop, and gazpacho, all served on the beautiful Dansk Kallan collection. I’ve been a big fan of Dansk for my entire life. They always create beautiful designs on cookware, dishes, plates, flatware and serve ware that are…

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Ground Beef Quesadilla with Chipotle Seasoning

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This cheesy ground beef quesadilla with chipotle seasoning is a quick Mexican-inspired game-day food or the perfect late-night snack. It’s served with mixed bell peppers and corn, also Mexican cheese on tortilla. Looking for last minute game day food recipes? You’re in luck. I am going to show you how to make an easy ground beef quesadilla with few ingredients. The homemade quesadilla seasoning from ingredients that you could easily find…

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Sausage Breakfast Skillet with Potatoes and Vegetables

Sausage Breakfast Skillet with Potatoes and Vegetables

Sausage Breakfast Skillet with Potatoes and Vegetables. A hearty breakfast to start your day. It’s made of all your favorite breakfast flavors and ingredients. Easy to make, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Father’s Day is a great time to show how much you care about dad. It’s also the perfect day to enjoy a special activity or meal. During Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, we almost always opt for staying…

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Vegan BBQ Burger aka Pulled Jackfruit

Vegan BBQ Burger aka Pulled Jackfruit

This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. A delicious meatless, Vegan BBQ Burger recipe: A jackfruit burger, served with homemade BBQ sauce. It’s healthy vegetarian alternative for burger lovers where you don’t have to sacrifice on taste. Father’s day is around the corner. Today, I am going to share my recipe idea that you can make at home to celebrate…

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Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Apple Salsa Recipe

Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Apple Salsa Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Fresh Pork.  The opinions and text are all mine. Mouthwatering flavor – Smithfield Marinated Harwood Smoked Bacon and Cracked Black Pepper Tenderloin, served with delicious homemade strawberry apple salsa recipe and grilled summer vegetables.  Perfect for a family dinner, large party or gathering or even a special occasion. Grilling season is upon us, and many of you may already…

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