Easy Canning Recipe: Corn Cob Jelly #SundaySupper

Easy Canning Recipe: Corn Cob Jelly #SundaySupper

Saving Summer is the theme of our #SundaySupper today and it’s something that’s pretty near and dear to my heart. My garden is constantly over flowing with fruits and veggies that I can’t use up fast enough. Last year we had an over abundance of banana peppers and blueberries. This year it has been strawberries, blueberries and corn. Yes, corn. Welcome to my world. I live in Missouri and it’s pretty abundant here.
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Nighttime Snacking Ideas and a Movie with Kellogg’s Good Night Snack #goodnightsnack #shop

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Kelloggs Cereal Collage

We eat dinner fairly early. 5:30 most nights. What happens when you eat dinner that early? By the time the night wears on, you get hungry for a snack again. Obviously I’m not going to eat a big meal or a large snack before I go to sleep. But I’m also not going to go to sleep hungry, because first of all, then I can’t fall asleep OR I wake up hungry at 2 in the morning.

Kellogg’s has so many different varieties of cereal, that are perfect for my nighttime snacking needs and won’t make it impossible for me to fall asleep. They really are the perfect good night snack.

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Saving Just Got Easier! Summer fun with Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #shop

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Saving Just Got Easier! Summer fun with Paperless Coupons #WalgreensPaperless #shop

It’s summertime and that means lots of pool parties, BBQ’s and fun events.

It means we have a constant and steady flow of friends and family that visit frequently. This means we have to make sure we always have drinks and snacks on hand. We don’t want anyone going home hungry and I already have enough kids to eat me out of house and home, so I need a little extra help when it comes to keeping things stocked up.

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Retro Cold Pasta Salad with Ranch, Bacon and More!

Copycat Suddenly Salad

It’s time once again for Secret Recipe Club and I cannot believe a whole month has already flown by. How in the world did we get to August already? I feel like the summer has simply flown by.

Secret Recipe Club

This year we are homeschooling, so the “back to school” date doesn’t affect us, but I was surprised to learn our district goes back WEDNESDAY. Yes, August 6. I mean what? Geez. They just got out.

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5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes to Beat the Heat!

5 Summer Ice Cream Recipes

I don’t know where you are, but where I am (St. Louis) we’ve had some weird weather the past month. One week it’s so hot and humid you can barely breathe and the next week you start wondering if Fall is around the corner.  It’s definitely been a strange summer, but I am not complaining because I enjoy the fact that we haven’t hit temps like we did last year. But even with the “cooler than usual” temps, it’s still hot and we are still finding ways to beat the heat.

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California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

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California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers #SayCheeseburger #shop

Summertime is in full swing, and that means we spend a ton of time grilling! We love grilling at our house and we may or may not find ourselves outside in the snow in the winter making a mad dash to flip some burgers or steaks on the grill. Burgers are my favorite thing to grill, they grill up quickly, can be made in a variety of ways and changed to fit your mood or setting with different seasonings, herbs and toppings. My daughter and I love avocados, sprouts and many other things that are known as “California Style”. Guess it’s those avocados and sprouts that make it such, but neither of us are complaining. When we were looking for something for dinner recently, it was an easy decision to come up with California Style Stuffed Cheeseburgers. I’m so glad we did, because not only were they delicious, but all the flavors melded together just simply made the burger extra special and we were excited to enjoy more the next day.

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Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl w/Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow Farberware Cookware #giveaway

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

Seriously, it’s like a BLT in a bowl – this easy-to-make rice bowl is loaded with bacon, grilled chicken and avocado and tossed with a zesty pesto ranch dressing. It’s the perfect weeknight meal, because it’s fast and easy and is also fancy and amazing enough to serve at a party or event.

Before we get into this awesome rice bowl, I want to remind you about the Farberware cookware giveaway that I am hosting here on my blog. You can enter below and if you win, you can pick one of two sets of cookware. Go check it out now, enter if you haven’t already, check to see if you’ve done a daily entry and hopefully you will win! Good luck!

DO YOU NEED A NEW SET OF COOKWARE?

Of course you do, and these two sets that are up for grabs are perfect and contain everything you need for a well run kitchen! What’s super cool about this giveaway, is that you get to choose your set! The campaign is featuring Retro vs. Modern Recipes (#ThenandNow) and because of that, you will get to choose if you’d like the Farberware Classic Series 10-Piece Set OR if you’d like the more modern  Farberware High Performance Stainless Steel 12-Piece Set.  Enter to win at the bottom of the post with the Rafflecopter. Good luck, I hope you win!!

This fantastic giveaway is going on right now until August 3, 2014 at 11:59 EST.

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Now, back to the recipe!

You can grab the recipe I created right off the Farberware Cookware website: Chicken and Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

It’s the perfect recipe for dinner tonight! 

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing #ThenAndNow

Chicken & Avocado BLT Rice Bowl with Pesto Ranch Dressing

 

Add a Little Spice: Kick Up a Basic Breaded Chicken Recipe with Sriracha #ThenAndNow #giveaway

Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

Kicked-Up Spicy Breaded Chicken with Panko

Fresh herbs and spices perk up a simple classic breaded chicken recipe, but if you really want to take it another step, coat those babies in Sriracha Sauce before breading them in a crunchy Panko for a delicious, modern twist on a very retro recipe. It’s all just kinda amazing.

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Share a Coke and try this Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats Recipe #ShareItForward #Shop

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Share a Coke and try this Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats Recipe #ShareItForward #Shop

It’s Summer break in our house, the kids are finally off school and it’s time to cool down and have some fun with all our free time. Of course, that’s not really the case for me, because mom still has to work and the breaks come a lot less frequently. This means I have to carve out some time every day for the kids, and on the weekends we enjoy going to the pool, having a game or movie night and just spending time together. It’s all about family for us and with the Nationwide Share a Coke event coming to a Walmart near you, you can celebrate your family, friends, any loved one you want. We also made these Super Simple Ice Cream Coke Floats to enjoy!

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