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This post is sponsored by Tradewinds and Mom It Forward. All opinions are my own. Nothing says summer like a cool refreshing glass of Tradewinds Tea. It helps beat the heat and has great flavor, especially when there’s several to choose from such as unsweet, sweet, raspberry, hint of lemon, and green tea with honey. My family and I love Sweet Tea and Tradewinds Tea makes the best sweet tea. Did you know that you can cook with it too? It adds extra flavor with a hint of sweetness. I had fun experimenting and found this recipe for Sweet Tea…

When you’re in the mood for Mexican and want to make something simple, then this recipe for Taco Tater Tot Casserole is it. Get a great taste from a combination of flavors from Mexican with the black bean, taco seasoning, Mexican blend cheese to potatoes from the tater tots. This is great for the entire family, even kid-friendly as it got a thumbs up from mine. It’s super easy to make and perfect for any busy night of the week when you don’t feel like cooking forever in the kitchen. Want to kick it up a notch? Feel free to…

Nothing tastes good on a cold day like Meatball Stew. This is the perfect comfort food and can be made in batches and frozen for when you need that grab and go dinner during the winter. There are many different ways you can make Meatball Stew but I am sure you are going to love my recipe. It is yummy and hits the spot every time. Enjoy! Meatball Stew Serves 6-8 Meatball Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 egg 1/4 cup crushed crackers (or dry bread crumbs) 1/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper…

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Ohio Poultry. Recipe & Photo Credit: Ohio Poultry It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and most families have the traditional turkey for lunch or dinner. In most cases, there is leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. Did you know that the U.S. turkey consumption has increased 102 percent since 1970? Yes, it’s a fact! And the average family has eaten turkey more than 4 times in the last 12 months. That’s a lot of turkey! While turkey is the 4th most-popular protein choice for Americans, we are looking for ways to create more meals with the…

I love-making this Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot Casserole recipe for my family especially on busy night where I don’t have a ton of time to cook. Usually I will cook and shred the chicken a day or 2 before I make the casserole to help save time. Of if you cooked too much chicken from a meal the night before you can save it for this casserole. It is one of my family’s favorite dish to eat and usually no leftovers. It’s so easy to make that you can’t go wrong with this dish. Chicken Bacon Ranch Tater Tot…

This recipe for Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta has the delicious taste of scallops and shrimp with a bit of kick to it. It’s a great dish for seafood lovers and can be made right in your cast iron pan. I used Penne pasta in this recipe but feel free to use any kind of pasta you want. Squeeze a little bit of lemon over the dish to bring out that sweet and salty flavor in the seafood. Don’t like it spicy? Just skip the Cajun seasoning and the Jalapeños. Cast Iron Cajun Seafood Pasta Ingredients 1 box of Penne…

This copycat P.F. Chang’s Pepper Steak recipe tastes just as good as the restaurant. It is simple to make and only requires one pan to do so. I used the Copper Chef as my pan and you can find more information about the Copper Chef after the recipe. Enjoy this meal just the way it is or serve it over rice! Copycat P.F Chang’s Pepper Steak Ingredients 1 pound flank steak cut into 1/4-inch thick strips 4 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 pound broccoli, cut into bite-size florets 2 large carrots cut into fine sticks, halved 2 cups sliced…

This One Pot Citrus Chicken made with delicious veggies and citrus fruit is great for a quick meal especially on a busy night. And the best part is you are only using one pan so you don’t have a large mess of dishes in the kitchen. This is one simple meal that can be done in 30 minutes or less and full of flavor. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend getting one. They will last longer than you regular cookware and have so many benefits to them such as healthier cooking, easy clean up, and…

This recipe for Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is great for potlucks and those nights when you just want something not too heavy with a little bit of crunch. I love how this salad is filled with fresh ingredients with a sweet-tangy taste to it. It doesn’t take long to make and is great for those busy nights. My kids love Ramen Noodles so changing it up from the traditional Ramen Noodle soup to the salad was a hit with them. Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad (Makes about 8 servings) Ingredients 1 bag of coleslaw mix (16 oz) 2 Packages…

This Crunchy French Toast recipe is just like the way my grandmother made me when I was a kid. Adding the raspberry whipped topping gives it hint of fruit flavorful for a hearty breakfast. This recipe also makes a great Valentine’s Day breakfast for anyone special. Crunchy French Toast with Raspberry Whip Yield: 3 (or 6 slices) Ingredients 3 Eggs ¾ Cup Organic Valley Half & Half 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract ½ Tsp. Cinnamon 6 Slices French Brioche Bread 2 Cups Nature’s Path Organic Sunrise Crunchy Maple Cereal 4 Tbsp. Butter ¼ Cup Frozen Earthbound…