Category Archives: Cooking

Breakfast Made Easy With Vitatops #VitaTops

Holla Everybody!  I’m here today to chat with you about a fantastic and EASY breakfast option called VitaTops™.  If you haven’t already tried them then you are seriously missing out.  A lot of times we are so crazy busy in the morning trying to run out the door I forget to eat breakfast.  By lunch time I am literally starving and I know that isn’t good for me.  Obviously!

Enter VitaTop muffins….they take less than a few minutes and they are a full of fiber and protein to fill my belly.  They are 100-150 calories, low fat, high fiber and only made with clean and simple ingredients. Each muffin top has its own unique health benefits from Organic ingredients, Superfoods like flax & Chia seed, protein-rich and Gluten Free.

I brought my breakfast buddy Connor with me to Target to stock up on some of our favorite Vitatop flavors.

They come in:

Deep Chocolate VitaTops

Wild Blueberry VitaTops

Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter VitaTops

CranBran VitaTops

Protein Banana Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Chip VitaTops

Chocolate Mint VitaTops

Apple Crumb VitaTops

Triple Chocolate Chunk VitaTops

Banana Nut VitaTops

Sugar Free Velvety Chocolate VitaTops

Golden Corn VitaTops

Our favorite flavors are the Chocolate Chip, Deep Chocolate, Blueberry, and Chocolate Peanut Butter.

They are so good I not only eat them for breakfast but I have them for dessert too!

A little chocolate if you please???

I found my VitaTops Muffin Tops at Target! You can find yours at your nearest Publix, Kroger, Stop & Shop, or Shop-Rite locations.


Dinner Delivered by #Chefd + Enter to WIN!

This post is sponsored by Chef’d.  All opinions are my own.

This season has been so busy y’all.  I just finished up all my Christmas sessions for the year and praise the Lord I can finally relax.  I’m a Wife & Mom, I blog, I also work part time for a wonderful Dentist, and I do photography on the weekends.  My days are crazy busy and a lot of the time I’m just trying to hold everything together the best I can.

Chef’d invited me to try a couple of menu options from their website and to say I was a little excited was an understatement.  I absolutely abhor the question “What is for dinner???”  It’s something I constantly struggle with.  I’m not the best cook, I like to cook on occasion…but overall I genuinely struggle with meal planning during the week.

Chef’d comes delivered right to your door step!  Like a magical fairy that answers your prayers and delivers fresh food over night…SURPRISE!  Chef’d is the first and only online meal kit marketplace with no membership or subscription fees; you order the recipes you want, when you want them, and all of the fresh, pre-portioned ingredients will arrive at your door within 48 hours.

All items are carefully packed and organized.

I made the Mediterranean Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Parmesan Zucchini.  Your kit comes with a step by step instruction sheet for each recipe as well.

There is still some slicing, dicing, and baking to do, but everything is pre-measured and ready to go.  Just like on those cooking shows I watch on TV.

Me and my little helper 🙂

Yummy…and FRESH!  The zucchini and pasta were so good!

We really enjoyed our menu items from Chef’d and will definitely be trying some more dishes.  You can customize meal plans and even shop based on dietary restrictions.

This is a great gift idea for the foodie in your life!  Why not give the gift of a great meal with a Chef’d gift card?


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Dinner’s Ready with Reynold’s Heat & Heat

This post is sponsored by Reynolds™ but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

When I get home from a long day the LAST thing on my mind is “what’s for dinner?”  I’ve told y’all before I’m not the best cook.  I have a handful of go-to meals up my sleeve for the weeknights, but I would really like to start cooking more at home to save money.

I recently tried these new containers by Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat.  These can be found at your local Walmart and are priced very reasonably.


These Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers are a great alternative to plastic and are made with natural plant fibers.  These are good for reheating dinners at home or work in the microwave too!

We had tacos for dinner last night.  I put our meat and beans in the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat containers and I had a taco salad for lunch today!  


No more melting plastic in my microwave!

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Like my Mom always said “Waist not, want not”.  Next time you’re at Walmart check out the Reynolds Disposable Heat & Eat in the food container isle.  


It’s Football Time with KING’S HAWAIIAN! #GameTimeGrilling

This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® but the opinions are all my own.

It’s FOOTBALL time y’all!  We are big TCU fans in our house.  Of course I am torn between two families…my family in Arkansas are big Razorback fans, and my husband went to TCU.  Arkansas just played TCU and lost…. 🙁

There’s nothing like a fall weekend with friends and family eating good food and watching football.  It’s the obligatory thing to do on the weekends am I right?

So, we love our football…but we also love good FOOD!  Last weekend the boys were watching the game and I headed to HEB to make some yummy ham & cheese sliders.  This is definitely one of my go-to recipes for football and party food!hawaain

KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls are great for lots of sandwiches, but this is our favorite!



You can choose the original or go a little spicy with the Jalapeno rolls

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Layer with ham


Top with cheese 🙂


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Spread the butter/mustard/poppy seed mixture on top!dsc_5519

And ENJOY like my precious boys here 🙂  They love watching football together…it gets a bit loud in there I must say!  Ha ha!

KING’S HAWAIIAN® also has a fab new line of grilling sauces & we LOOOOVE to grill while the weather is still nice outside.  Here is my hubby cooking up some yumminess on the grill!  That’s the KING’S HAWAIIAN® Kona Coffee BBQ sauce!07042010-25

We try to cook at home during the week to help save and prepare our meals in advance.  These sauces make preparation easy and simple!


Also, I was browsing in the Food Network Magazine this weekend and LOOK!!!  These cute little “spooky sliders” using KING’S HAWAIIAN® rolls are so adorable!  See recipes below:


Happy Football season from our little Horned Frog to yours!





  • 3/4 cup melted Butter
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 tsp Dried Minced Onion
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
  • 9 oz thin sliced Deli Ham
  • 8 oz thin sliced Swiss Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Combine butter, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, poppy seeds, and dried onion.
  • Slice the rolls to make sandwiches. Remove tops and set aside.
  • Place the bottom pieces into the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the ham onto the rolls.
  • Top the ham with the Swiss cheese.
  • Place the tops of the rolls onto the sandwiches.
  • Brush or pour the liquid mixture evenly over the rolls.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until the rolls are lightly browned and cheese has melted.
  • Separate into individual sandwiches to serve.


It’s Pizza Night!

School began this week and that relaxed spell we were in all summer just went *poof*!

I feel like this week has been nothing but go, go, go!  The last thing on my mind when I get home from work is a “What’s for dinner Mom?”  Needless to say that usually falls on me anyway, and I am always looking for yummy, and easy meals to make.

One of our favorite things to make is a homemade pizza.  It’s so easy, and usually takes less than 30 minutes to prep and cook.  Connor usually helps me pick toppings and it’s something we can do together after school on a weeknight.

Here’s our favorite pizza:

We use Mezzetta Authentic Pizza Sauce.  The sauce is light and fresh, and is a great base for our pizza. When it comes to Mezzetta’s Marinara, they know the best tomatoes are grown in the sun-drenched soils of the San Marzano region of Italy – so that is where they source every single tomato for their ultra-premium Marinaras.


This fall, Mezzetta is celebrating their food sourcing adventures: They’ll tell you the stories of their sauces – how they source ingredients from California to Europe, how they create the sauces (hint: incredible ingredients from truffles to chilies!), and all the ways anyone can experiment with the sauces in the kitchen.

Add the Mezzetta pizza sauce:



Add your toppings and enjoy!

Mezzetta wants you to Discover Italy and is giving away their biggest prize yet!

An all-expenses paid trip: Insight Vacation’s Country Roads Puglia & Neapolitan Riviera Tour – a 10 day tour PLUS a bonus day for touring a tomato farm in San Marzano. This Italian adventure includes round-trip coach air transportation for 2, hotel accommodations, a cooking class, and the farm tour.


About the Mezzetta’s Explore Italy Sweepstakes: One (1) Grand Prize Winning Entry will be selected. The Grand Prize consists of a trip for Winner and one (1) Guest to attend culinary experiences (cooking class and farm tour) in the San Marzano region of Italy and explore other cities of Italy. The Grand Prize trip consists of the round trip coach air transportation between the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence and Rome, Italy, the culinary experience and tour of Italy.