Back to School Breakfast with Jimmy Dean

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Back to School Breakfast with Jimmy Dean

For the past few weeks we’ve been getting ready for back to school.  Band camp is behind us, school fees have been paid, the class schedule is in hand, and on Wednesday of this week, Noah will be going for his first official day as a high school sophomore.  Incidentally, a lot of people don’t know it, but sophomore literally means “wise fool.”  (Just a little fun fact for you!)

When it comes to breakfast time, I try to be anything but foolish, and I want to send our child off to school with a full stomach, so he can stay focused and WISE!  During the week, I’m happy to turn to my good friend from the freezer Jimmy Dean for delicious and easy breakfast options! [Read more…]

Yogurt & Cereal Parfait and a $15 Giveaway

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Yoplait Original

Did you know Yoplait Original Yogurt now comes with 25% less sugar?  That gives you just another excuse to eat Yoplait for breakfast or your mid-morning snack or serve it to your yogurt-loving little ones as part of a complete breakfast.

Yoplait Original comes in 25 flavors. I recently shopped at Publix and stocked up on some. Publix carries popular favorites– Strawberry, Blueberry and Peach, and just in time for back to school, they have a money-saving coupon. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 263 – With Pancakes

It’s Thursday night….which means it’s time for another edition for Friday Favorites.  So sorry I missed out with the features last week.  I had a family medical emergency.  Long story short, my husband was in the hospital for a week, so I spent my entire week at the hospital, and I only came home to shower, eat, and feed the fur babies.  I tried to do a little bit of work remotely on my phone and tablet, but that was next to impossible.  Anyway, I’ve had a few days to get settled back in and I hope I can get the blog fully back in to swing next week.  And I’m excitedly ready for a party, complete with features, so here we go!  This week we have tasty takes on a classic favorite breakfast food….Pancakes!

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Friday Favorites – Week 256 – With Breakfast Recipes

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Welcome to Friday Favorites. Today we have another great round of breakfast food! (Quite possibly my favorite stuff in the whole world, except for dessert, of course!)

And while I’m on a breakfast kick, I’d love to invite you to enter my Aldi Barissimo Coffee Giveaway  and a giveaway from Big G Cereals coming up this weekend! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 253 – With Breakfast Recipe Ideas + Call for Co-Hosts & Contributors

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Welcome to Friday Favorites!  I have just a couple of announcements before we get to this week’s party.  First of all, if you’re coming in early tonight, there’s still time to enter my giveaway for a $200 gift certificate to Lush Decor!

Also, I’m hoping to collaborate with more bloggers in the future.  One way I want to do this is by adding a co-host to this linky party OR combining this party with another ( if someone out there already hosts a party and is also wanting a co-host or a combined party).

And then I’d also like more guest post contributors to do food posts or provide content in other areas.  I’m looking for folks I can contact when I need guest posts for a special events like (Mother’s Day, Summer Recipes, Back to School Ideas, etc.) or anyone who’d just like to contribute on a regular basis.  It’s not a paid position but it’s a good opportunity to add to your portfolio and get extra traffic for your blog.  Also, if you become an ongoing contributor,  I’ll feature you on a special “contributor page.”   If you’d like to be a guest blogger in the future or a linky part co-host, simply fill out the Sign Up Form.

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Guest Post: Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Christine at If I Had Anything to Say

Today we have another holiday guest post. This one is from I’m Christine.  She blogs over at If I Had Anything to Say.  Today she is sharing her Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins. They sound delicious!  Check it out!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Hi! I’m Christine, and I blog over at If I Had Anything to Say . I’m a mom of six who enjoys cooking, reading, writing, shopping, home improvement projects and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. I like to say that I blog my life, so over in my little corner of the web you’ll find recipes, great reads, family topics and other fun. One of my kids has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for almost 13 years, so sometimes I blog about real life with diabetes too.

Today I’m sharing with you a recipe of my own. The holidays are great for sweets and treats, so sometimes it’s great to enjoy something a little healthier that doesn’t skimp on holiday appeal or taste. We enjoy these muffins for breakfast, and they’d be a great breakfast for your Thanksgiving morning!

5-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal Mix

1 cup flour

3 T. brown sugar

½ t. Baking powder

1 t. baking soda

¼ t. salt

1 ½ t. cinnamon

½ t. nutmeg

½ t. ginger

¼ t. cloves

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 large egg

½ c. buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a regular muffin tin with paper liners, or spray with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to combine; set aside. In a

small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, egg and buttermilk. Pour pumpkin mixture all at once into dry ingredients; stir until flour is completely incorporated, but do not over-mix.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups ¾ full. Bake muffins 18-20 minutes or until the tops spring back when touched lightly with a finger. Cool muffins on a rack for 5 minutes; remove from tin and cool completely.

Five-grain Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Caramel Apple Waffles with Aunt Jemima

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Aunt Jemima Waffles

 There’s nothing like hot waffles for breakfast… that soft, chewy confection with the crispy, crunchy edges drenched in butter and syrup, has always been a classic favorite of mine.  And Aunt Jemima makes it so easy a kid can do it.

Making Breakfast

This weekend Noah was making home made waffle in kitchen with just the push of a button.  Now that’s convenient!

These days, however, the waffle has branched out.  If you stroll the internet, you’ll find waffles topped with fruit, cream cheese, peanut butter, and even chocolate!  Waffles also make a great bread substitute for your bacon, egg, & cheese sandwich, breakfast casserole recipes, and more!  Recently I bought some Aunt Jemima Homestyle Waffles, and they inspired me to think outside the box (literally)  and recipe especially for this fall season. [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 232 – With Breakfast Treats

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Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by for this week’s party.  Last week we had a lot of great breakfast recipes linked up, so if you’re looking for any ideas for the new school year, please take a look at last week’s party. Today we have a few of those recipes; I’m calling them breakfast treats, as they all look delicious and sweet!

And to go along with this week’s breakfast theme, I have an awesome giveaway for you!  My Mom’s Morning Essentials Giveway just started up, and it features several varieties of coffee, along with creamer, cereal, and other items from our friends at CVS! [Read more…]

Mom’s Morning Essentials and a Giveaway

Moms Morning Essentials


As a CVS Gold Emblem Blogger, I get a chance to sample all kinds of great snacks, candies, and other yummy items!  With back to school season in full swing, there is a ton of focus on breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas for the kids, but what about mom?  Today we are shifting the focus over to mom with help from some great CVS Gold Emblem products.  If you just aren’t quite yourself until you’ve had your morning coffee, today’s post is for you! [Read more…]

Breakfast Savings at Publix

Breakfast Savings at Publix

Today we continue with the topic of back to school savings and back to school food with Cheerios and Publix.  Publix is making breakfast more affordable with their printable coupons, and right now they have a a featured coupon on Cheerios and Florida Orange Juice.

Cheerios are available in a range of flavors the whole family loves, from the original Cheerios in the yellow box, to Honey Nut Cheerios, to fun flavors like Dulce de Leche and Fruity, and new Cheerios Protein, available in two irresistible flavors: Cinnamon Almond and Oats & Honey. All Cheerios are made with whole grain first ingredient, and do not have high fructose corn syrup.

And for the perfect Back to School breakfast combination, pair Cheerios with 100% Florida Orange Juice — an excellent source of vitamin C, providing at least 100% of the Daily Value. A delicious 8-ounce glass of 100% Florida orange juice is also a good source of potassium and other vitamins like folate and thiamin. And as a complement to whole fruit, drinking an 8-ounce glass of 100% Florida orange juice is an easy and refreshing way to add more fruit servings to your mornings.

  • Save $2 when you buy any 1 Cheerios 10.9oz or larger AND any 1 100% Florida Orange Juice 59oz or larger” (this sale will include both flavors of Cheerios Protein)

Click here to pick up your printable coupons.