Homemade Steak Butter with Kansas City Steaks Gift Boxes

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kansas City Steak Company. All opinions are my own. 

Do you have that *one* person on your list who has everything? Not quite sure what to get them? Look no further — everyone can appreciate a delicious meal, like a roll of homemade steak butter and Kansas City Steaks gift boxes.

Homemade Steak Butter with Kansas City Steaks Gift Boxes

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$100 Sam’s Club Gift Card Giveaway from Tyson Crispy Chicken Bites #MealsTogether #CBias

Sams Club Gift Card Giveaway

 This giveaway is sponsored by Tyson and Collective Bias. 

A few months ago, I tried Tyson Crispy Chicken Bites from Sam’s Club. These were a big hit at our house, especially when I made these Mango and Black Bean Chicken Wraps. I really enjoyed how easy the Tyson Crispy Chicken Bites were to prepare, and how yummy they tasted.

So when Tyson asked me to give my readers the chance to win a $100 Sam’s Club gift card, I was thrilled. You can buy a lot of Crispy Chicken Bites with that! You can read more Crispy Chicken Bites recipes by clicking here.

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Iced Latté Popsicles

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Since my son, Andrew, first switched to milk from formula, we’ve been drinking Silk Soy Milk by the gallon. The Nerd and I are both lactose intolerant, so it should have come as no surprise that our son would be, too.

I just love the smooth, creamy taste of Silk Soy Milk, but I don’t really drink very much milk. So when I was asked to try the new Silk Iced Latté, I thought it would be a great fit for me.

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Southwest Chicken Quesadillas

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of  Collective Bias®  and Tyson Foods.

For me, dinner is one of the hardest meals of the day. As a work-at-home mom, I am so busy during the day that I rarely think of dinner before it’s almost time to eat. It seems like more often than not, I’m throwing something together at the last minute. And when you have a toddler who is just discovering his taste in different foods, that can sometimes be difficult.

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Peeps Cupcakes

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Can you believe that Easter is just a little more than two weeks away? It’s so early this year, I feel like I’m totally unprepared. Andrew is old enough to be able to hunt Easter eggs for real for the first time, though we tried last year.

I’m hoping to make things special for him this year, but with working from home and getting ready for Blissdom, my time is pretty limited. If you’re as busy as I am, these Peeps Cupcakes are the perfect solution — they’re super easy and really cute. Your little ones will love them!

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Tomato Basil Lasagna Rolls – Celebrating 30 Years with la Madeleine

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Last week, I was invited to join one of my favorite Dallas restaurants — la Madeleine — in celebrating their 30th Anniversary. It was a wonderful party, with red, white and blue desserts to celebrate the French heritage of owner Patrick Esquerré.

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Silk Soy Milk Truffles

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Silk Soy Milk is a staple in our house. When Andrew was a few months old, he had *horrible* acid reflux, which turned out to be a milk intolerance. When he turned 1, we immediately switched him from soy formula to Silk Soy Milk.

The Nerd and I are both lactose-intolerant, so it’s no surprise that our family of three goes through several cartons of Silk Soy Milk each week.

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Wright Brand Bacon Buffalo BLT #MealsTogether #CBias

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Last weekend, we had the chance to meet Jay Novacek at the Wright Bacon Bowl at Sam’s Club in Plano. Growing up, my dad and grandpa were HUGE Cowboys fans. I remember going to visit my grandparents to watch the games. My dad still makes a point to watch the Cowboys on Sundays during the NFL season, so I knew I wanted to get #84’s autograph for him.

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Mini Chicken Pot Pies

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One of my favorite comfort foods that’s perfect for a cold winter night is chicken pot pie. I grew up eating the stuff and I just love it. But with such a small family, I like to cook large meals so that I can save leftovers for a second meal.
These Mini Chicken Pot Pies are made in small, wide-mouth mason jars so that you can put the lid on them and freeze them for a later date. Just pull out how many pies you want to make and put them right in the oven. The jars are designed for canning and can handle extreme temperature changes without breaking.

Plus, they’re really cute so you could serve them if friends come over!

Mini Chicken Pot Pies

Adapted from: Pillsbury.com
(Makes 8 mini pies)


2 boxes refrigerated pie crusts
1/3 c butter
1/3 c chopped onion
1/3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 3/4 c low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 c milk
3 c cooked chicken, shredded
1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (carrots and peas)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare jars by washing and drying. Cut each of the pie crusts (there are four total) into quarters. Press each quarter into a jar, making sure the crust completely covers the jar.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and sauté for two minutes, until fragrant. Stir in flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Gradually add broth and milk, stirring continuously and cooking until thick.

Add the frozen vegetables and cook for a few more minutes, stirring continuously. Add in the chicken.

Spoon chicken mixture into the prepared pie jars, filling to the brim. Top with the remaining pie crust quarters, using the tops of the jars to cut the dough to size, or creating a lattice pattern using thin strips of dough. Remember to make sure there are vents in the tops of the pies if you don’t use the lattice pattern (it will have vents on its own).

Bake 15 minutes until crust starts to turn golden brown. Cover in foil and bake another 15-20 minutes.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Last summer, I got a craving for Chicken Tortilla Soup and even though it was 80 degrees outside, I made some. And it was good.

But last week, the weather was cold and rainy and again, I got the craving. But this time, I decided to throw together some different ingredients to see what I could come up with. And it was BETTER.

I credit it all to this recipe from Our Best Bites, which calls for fresh lime juice to be added to the soup right before it’s served. THAT, my friends, is the secret to life and great Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Chicken Tortilla Soup


Rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg taco seasoning
32 oz chicken broth
1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn
2 cans Rotel tomatoes and green chiles, drained.
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed and chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Juice of four limes
Shredded cheese
Tortilla chips
Sliced Avocado

In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, heat some olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté, until right before onions are translucent. Add the garlic and jalapeños, and sauté a few minutes more, until mixture is fragrant.

Add the shredded chicken, then sprinkle in the seasonings, stirring to coat. Pour in the chicken broth and then add beans, corn and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the lime juice immediately before serving. Garnish with shredded cheese, tortilla chips and sliced avocado.

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Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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Happy New Year’s Eve! Growing up, in true Southern fashion, my family always made sure to serve black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. They are supposed to bring luck in the New Year.

As you can imagine, eating plain ol’ black-eyed peas can get kind of boring. So this year, I looked for a way to change things up. And I found this dip.

It’s really yummy and would be the perfect way to serve this Southern tradition on New Year’s Day.

Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Adapted From: Paula Deen

2 (15-oz) cans black-eyed peas, drained
1 (15-oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 cans Rotel, drained
1 c chopped red bell pepper
2 – 3 Tbsp chopped fresh jalapeño pepper
1/4 c chopped red onion
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp sugar
Pinch dried oregano
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c vegetable oil


In a large bowl, stir together the black-eyed peas, corn, Rotel, bell pepper, jalapeño and onion.

In a jar fitted with a tight lid, mix together the vinegars, oils, salt, pepper, mustard, sugar and oregano. Drizzle the dressing into the bowl, adding just enough to coat the vegetables but not drench them.

Chill in the refrigerator until time to serve. Serve with tortilla chips.

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Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

Easy Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. I love holiday decorations, Christmas music, and the excuse to do lots and lots of baking — especially when the recipe is an easy one, like these holiday chocolate chip cookies.

While stocking up on baking essentials (you know, like candy canes and butter — lots and lots of butter), I found these Nestle Toll House Holiday Morsels and knew I had to make some holiday chocolate chip cookies.

These cookies are super-easy to make but still look fun and festive. They would be a great treat to serve at a holiday party or bring to a potluck!

Easy Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted From: My Recipes.com

1 c butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c all-purpose flour $
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag Nestle Toll House Holiday Morsels


Preheat oven to 400-degrees F. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to the wet mixture, stirring until dough is consistent. Stir in Holiday Morsels.

Drop by the spoonful onto a lined baking sheet and bake at 400-degrees F for 8-12 minutes, until bottom edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool for a few minutes, then transfer to wire baking racks to cool completely.

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HoneyBaked New Recipe Turkey Breast

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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? I’ll admit that I’m in denial, as I won’t actually be celebrating a traditional Thanksgiving this year. We are leaving on Tuesday next week for a two-week trip to Paris. I am super-excited, but a little bummed at missing one of my favorite holidays. I mean, what’s fall in Texas without turkey, cornbread dressing and all the fixin’s?

So enjoy an extra helping of cornbread dressing for me, would you?

I really can’t complain much, though. We got to have a little mini Thanksgiving celebration with just our family the other night, thanks to HoneyBaked’s New Recipe Turkey Breast. The folks known for their delicious ham have revamped their turkey breast recipe and asked me to give it a try. I whole-heartedly agreed!

Precooked and sliced, HoneyBaked’s New Recipe Turkey Breast is so convenient for busy families. The turkey dinner comes with frozen sides, so you just pop those in the oven. I heated our turkey up just a bit before serving.

The brown sugar glaze on the turkey was divine. We chose macaroni and cheese (Andrew’s favorite) and green bean casserole as our sides. They were so good and had me longing for some cornbread dressing to go along with it.

This would be the perfect solution for a busy weeknight meal, or a great alternative to making a huge Thanksgiving meal. Since there’s just the three of us, sometimes it’s hard for me to tone down my need to make giant feasts. This would help with that so much.

HoneyBaked New Recipe Turkey Breast Facts

HoneyBaked Turkey Breast comes in three-pound packages that make 8-10 servings. It is best if refrigerated immediately and eaten within five days of purchase.

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I definitely recommend the HoneyBaked New Recipe Turkey Breast dinner. My family loved it!

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Disclaimer: I was asked to try and review HoneyBaked’s New Recipe Turkey Breast Dinner and received a free product sample to facilitate my review. Information was provided by HoneyBaked, but all opinions and photographs are my own.

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