Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Desserts, Holiday | 0 comments

pumpkin spice cheesecake

 

It’s time for pumpkin pie! But if you’re like me, you may not be a huge fan of plain old pumpkin pie. I saw this recipe two years ago on Sweet Treats and More and I really wanted to try it, but I couldn’t find the Pumpkin Spice pudding flavor anywhere. This year, I saw it all over the place, so I grabbed a couple of boxes and put this yummy treat together. I’m calling it Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it seems to sum it all up nicely. 

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Let’s Get Real #66

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Link Party | 2 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

** If you are interested in co-hosting Let’s Get Real with us, we would love to have you. Please email Christina at: jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com. It’s super easy to host and a whole lot of fun.

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A Big Welcome to our very Special Co-Hosts Erin and Cameron from Eat Real Stay Sane! Make sure you give them a big Let’s Get Real welcome!
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Holiday, Kids | 4 comments

stocking stuffer ideas for kidsEvery year, I struggle with what to buy for the kids for stocking stuffers. I don’t want to fill them with candy since Christmas is overloaded with sweets already. I also don’t want a bunch of dollar store toys that are going to break ten minutes after we open them. I find that practical gifts are more useful and just as fun. My boys love to open their new toothbrushes every year! :) I sat down and thought about the things we have purchased for our boys over the years and polled my readers and friends in our Pinterest, Posts and Pals Facebook group for some ideas for girls (since I don’t have any of my own). What I came up with is a list of over twenty ideas for both boys and girls that is sure to come in handy this Christmas season! 

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Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Appetizers/Snacks, Featured, Holiday, Side Dishes | 2 comments

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

cheesy stuffed mushrooms

 

My family has already planned our Thanksgiving menu for a VERY large gathering this year. Turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, corn bread casserole, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, broccoli salad, and stuffing. My all-time favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is stuffing. Honestly, I just love all the side dishes. I could go without eating any turkey at all! :) Fortunately for me, we always have lots of leftovers, so I’m making plans to use them up in more creative ways than just another plate of Thanksgiving dinner. These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are easy to put together and serve as a pretty appetizer or even a side dish.

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10 Minute Clean with Pledge® and Windex®

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cleaning Tips and Tricks | 10 comments

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

10 minute cleaning tips

Does this sound familiar to you? You roll out of bed in the morning and hit the ground running. Get the kids up, get everyone dressed (where did I see that shoe?), make breakfast (remind kids several times to actually EAT breakfast,) pack lunches, sign homework, and pile into the car to get the older kids to school. Then home again to get started on chores around the house while the little ones concentrate on making sure you feel wanted and needed. Suddenly you glance up and it’s 10:30 and you still haven’t showered. So you plug in the favorite DVD for the kids (don’t judge) and hop in the shower for about 4 ½ minutes. DING! Your phone is demanding your attention. You dry off and check your messages. OH NO.

“Hi! We were heading up to your area and thought we would drop by for a quick visit! See you in 10.”

Can you possibly get a clean home in 10 minutes? Yes, you can. Or, as I call it, “clean enough.” You only need a few great products and handy tools and you don’t have to open the door while cringing with embarrassment.

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Let’s Get Real #65

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Link Party | 6 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

** If you are interested in co-hosting Let’s Get Real with us, we would love to have you. Please email Christina at: jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com. It’s super easy to host and a whole lot of fun.

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Overnight French Toast Bake

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Breakfast | 3 comments

baked french toast

 

I like to make French toast for dinner every couple of weeks. It’s a great way to use up old bread and the boys love anything they can put syrup on, especially for dinner! I’ve been looking for a good baked French toast recipe to try something new. This recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything is just right- not too sweet, not too “eggy” and so easy to make. And since it soaks all night, it’s the perfect breakfast for holiday mornings like Thanksgiving or Christmas! 

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