Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Of course a sandwich with leftover ham, mustard and mayonnaise always hits the spot, but why not try something new and different with the leftovers? Something as easy as a sandwich? What about kabobs? Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs to be exact. A perfect kabob marriage, if you ask me. Plus, they were super quick to prepare, and only required two ingredient: the leftover ham and pineapple chunks.

White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

White Bean Cheddar Melt Recipe

Honestly, I get bored with lunch. The same old, same old, well … it gets old. But it doesn’t have to. Enter the White Bean Cheddar Melt, a recipe I discovered at Bush’s Beans. Yep, white beans in a sandwich. I know. It sounds a little different, but different is good, right? Especially with this sandwich.

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon Recipe

Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Bean and Lemon Recipe

I’m a big fan of one pan recipes, especially ones that involve pasta of any kind. Although many pasta dishes can be heavy and filled with bloat-inducing ingredients. This one is an exception. This Skillet Orzo with Spinach, Beans and Lemon recipe discovered over at Bush’s Beans has just enough pasta without going overboard, combined with a healthier combination of ingredients.

Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies

Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies

The nice folks from Pillsbury invited me, along with several bloggers, to create some great new cookie recipes for the holidays. I took the opportunity to enlist our teenage daughter to help create these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies. They were easy and fun. Although they may look at little complicated, they’re quite simple. Really! The most difficult (if you can call it difficult) thing is planning extra time for chilling in between steps.

TASSIMO Brewer Giveaway


With the holidays quickly approaching my little list for gift giving are getting scratched down on every random piece of paper I can find. Cyber Monday will be here before you know it and online shopping has become my favorite way to shop each year to avoid the busy stores and traffic.

UncommonGoods Gift Ideas and a Giveaway!


With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, I’m trying to begin making my list and hunting down some of the items to spread out the spending a bit. The last few years I’ve waited until the last minute. Hopefully this year won’t be the same. So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear from the nice folks at about sponsoring a gift-giving idea post AND giveaway too.

Easy Chicken and Black Bean Burritos


Filled with chicken, beans, salsa, and spices they took no time to put together, and disappeared just as quickly. The ingredients are basic and easy to keep stocked for the perfect last minute go-to meal.

Ladies Night In with Dole Banana Dippers


This post is sponsored by Dole. What a fun time we had last week at the Girls Night In, sponsored by the new Dole Banana Dippers. We all chatted, laughed, and caught up on each other’s lives, while Sleepless in Seattle played in the background. Harses, harses, harses … Of course we had to have… 

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Dole Banana Dippers


This post is sponsored by Dole. With our busy schedules summer always affords a bit of time to catch up with girlfriends, and what better way than a Girl’s Night In? Everyone can come as they are, ready to relax and catch up. Of course a few sweet treats are always a nice addition—a requirement… 

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Mexican Black Bean Pizza


Mexican food is a favorite in our household, but much of it isn’t so much on the healthy side. With these Mexican Black Bean Pizzas, you can create your own crunchy and cheesy, but healthy version in less time that it would take to drive to your local Mexican restaurant.

Hibachi Style Garlic Steak and Shrimp


I rarely cook Asian inspired meals at home during the week. I don’t know why. Asian cuisine isn’t typically difficult. It’s just something that I don’t think about during the week, again, falling back on our “regulars.” I decided on trying to create a Hibachi Style Garlic Steak and Shrimp combo using the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Garlic & Herb.

Savory Roasted Chicken Potatoes and Vegetables

roasted chicken potatoes vegetables

White wine, lemon, and rosemary were added to tie it all together to create Savory Roasted Chicken, Potatoes and Vegetables, a one pan wonder that can be made in 30 minutes. And boy did our home smell wonderful while it cooked. Plus, I was able to enjoy a quick clean up afterwards and get on with more important things in our life.

Garlicky Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


The whole recipe was on the table in under 30 minutes and disappeared much quicker than that. We couldn’t get over how tender and flavorful the chicken was. It was a totally picky eater-pleasing plate.