White Cheddar Smokey Pasta Salad – Summer is Better with Cheddar

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

Cheese. Oh how I have a love for cheese. WhenAward-winning Black Creek® premium Cheddar cheese reached out for me to try their cheese and write about it, um, yes please! I had never tried it before but I couldn’t wait. the fact that this brand focuses on aging their cheese for optimal flavor, is right up my alley. I love strong cheese and the aging process gives cheddar such an oaky, nutty and delicious flavor.

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Keeping a Healthy 2018 While Still Enjoying It

 

Pure I, like many others started 2018 with a New Year’s resolution to have the healthiest year yet. I made all the promises; eat healthy, work out, lose weight, get enough sleep, drink enough water, cut out carbs, cut out sugar, keep my calories under a specific number and the list goes on and on.

Boy, that is a lot of restrictions for trying to have a healthy year. So where is all the fun? It is the beginning of April and that means that if you have stuck to your New Year’s resolution, then you are three months in and three months are down.

It is easy to let the fun fall to the wayside because you are so focused on your goal. But only 8% of people keep their resolutions and number one is losing weight or getting healthy. [Read more…]

Cracked Pepper & Bacon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Deviled Eggs

I love deviled eggs. And I thought what do I love when I eat eggs? Bacon of course, so they seem to go hand-in-hand. With Easter being this weekend, this is a perfect recipe to serve, or to make after your kids find all those hidden Easter eggs.

I love the eggs standing up. I think they look prettier, and not so regular looking and mixes it up a bit. But it is totally up to you.

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Basil & Lemon Creamy Pasta with Dorot Gardens, Your Personal Sous Chef

 

Cooking can take so much time. I feel like I can be in the kitchen for hours when I only intended to make dinner in 30 minutes, but with all the chopping and prep. But now, that has all changed. In fact my world has been turned upside down in the kitchen in the best way.  Dorot Gardens is my new best friend in the kitchen.

Herbs already chopped up in individual pockets and ready to cook with. Oh.My.Gosh! This will change everything! I love that I can make so many recipes without having to chop up the herbs. Not to mention, I have bought so many herbs that just don’t store very well and go back so quickly. With Dorot Gardens I can keep my chosen herbs in the freezer and literally pop out the pre-portioned herbs for my recipe in just seconds.

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