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Posted on August 16, 2017

Picnic in the Park featuring Papa John’s New Gluten-Free Crust Pizza

Food/ Little Me and Free

If you didn’t know, we are moving to Houston, TX at the end of this month. I can’t believe the time is almost here. I will be leaving a city I love, but looking forward to our new adventure. Since I have been doing a lot of packing lately, including most of my kitchenware, I have been cooking a lot less. When I was asked to try out the new Gluten-Free Crust Pizza from Papa John’s, I of course jumped at the opportunity, especially because it was one less meal I had to worry about preparing. Read more

Posted on August 11, 2017

Reese Heart to Heart Grilled Chicken Salad


This is a Sponsored Post on behalf of Reese Specialty Foods – all opinions shared are my own. #Sponsored #ReeseSpecialtyFoods #HeartToHeartKitchen

I love salads. I grew up preferring to eat them over anything else. I have tried many, many different types of salads, and have spent hours in my kitchen combining various ingredients to make up new ones. All that being said, this is one of my favorite salads I have ever made. I call this salad the Heart to Heart Grilled Chicken Salad because it contains Reese Hearts of Palm and Reese Artichoke Hearts. I enjoy using both of these ingredients in salads, and they also taste great on pizza. This salad is very filling and great for parties. I like to pair it with a glass of crisp, white wine.

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Posted on July 6, 2017

Keeping It Fresh: Spinach Salad Featuring Rubbermaid FreshWorks


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeeHowFreshWorks #CollectiveBias

Until recently I was always throwing away produce that had gone bad, until I discovered Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ Food Storage containers. I found Rubbermaid FreshWorks in the food storage aisle at my local Kroger. There is no telling how much money I have wasted over the years by not storing my veggies and fruit in these containers. The containers are sized for optimal storage of most commonly purchased produce. I stored mushrooms and strawberries separately in the FreshWorks medium size containers for about a week. I also stored blueberries for over a week inside a small FreshWorks container before preparing them for one of my favorite Spinach Salad Recipes. Read more

Posted on July 5, 2017

My OREO Creation Contest


“Down in New Orleans, where the blues was born. It takes a cool cat to blow a horn. On LaSalle and Rampart Street, the combo’s there with a mambo beat. The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo. Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo. Mardi Gras mambo, ooh. Down in New Orleans…” – Mardi Gras Mambo 

Now when I hear the Mardi Gras Mambo, I think of Mardi Gras, and of course King Cake. Since I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, only a one hour drive away from New Orleans, I grew up going to Mardi Gras Parades and eating King Cake. I enjoy eating King Cake because it is such a sweet treat. Recently I was challenged by OREO as part of the “My OREO Creation Contest” to come up with my own unique flavor. So I decided to combine my love for King Cakes and OREO’s into one bite of deliciousness. The King Cake OREO would be a Cinnamon cookie on the outside, and a creamy cream cheese flavored inside; including layers of purple, gold, and green in honor of Mardi Gras’ colors. Read more

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