• Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Marinade
  • Apple Spinach Salad with Sweet & Sour Poppyseed Dressing
  • Corn Chowder {lactose-free!}
  • Clams with Smoky Bacon and Tomatoes
  • 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Grilled pork chops in an easy marinade prepared with peach preserves.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Marinade

***This is a sponsored post on behalf of the North Carolina Pork Council.  All opinions shared are my own! I LOVE to grill, especially in the summertime.  But with a busy work schedule and a 1 hour daily commute, I sometimes find it difficult (especially on weeknights!).  That’s why I’m sharing this EASY recipe for…

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Apple Spinach Salad with Sweet & Sour Poppyseed Dressing

Apple Spinach Salad with Sweet & Sour Poppyseed Dressing

*** This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of KitchenAid.  All opinions and text are mine. When I was invited to participate in the KitchenAid Apple Challenge, the first thing that crossed my mind was, “How can I make a simple and healthy apple recipe that is perfect for the last days of…

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Corn Chowder ~ A lactose-free, creamy and delicious corn chowder with bacon, potatoes & seasonings!

Corn Chowder {lactose-free!}

***This post is sponsored by Silk.  All opinions shared are my own! When I was invited to participate in creating a unique recipe with Silk’s new vanilla cashewmilk, I thought it would be a challenge.  Nope… I totally SCORED on the first try with this creamy, lactose-free and sinfully delicious Corn Chowder! It doesn’t matter…

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Clams with Smoky Bacon and Tomatoes

Clams with Smoky Bacon and Tomatoes

Living on the coast of North Carolina, I’m fortunate enough to have access to fresh local seafood.  Clams are one of my favorite shellfish — I can eat them pretty much any way they’re prepared!  One of my new favorite ways to prepare clams is this simple recipe for Clams with Smoky Bacon and Tomatoes….

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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

I realize it’s a sweltering hot time of year for many of us, but I couldn’t resist sharing this EASY 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe!  Because I love barbecue THAT MUCH! But I don’t love just ANY kind of barbecue.  It has to be the Eastern North Carolina style.  I grew up on it…

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BLT Caesar Flatbread Pizza

BLT Caesar Flatbread Pizza

Today’s recipe for this simple, easy and insanely delicious BLT Caesar Flatbread Pizza is brought to you by the North Carolina Pork Council. When I was asked to come up with a recipe using bacon, my mind started wandering all over the place.  I mean, what is bacon NOT good in??? It’s no secret that…

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Cucumber Ranch Pasta Salad

Cucumber Ranch Pasta Salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Hidden Valley®. The opinions and text are all mine. I absolutely LOVE ranch dressing… and cucumbers!  So when I saw the new Hidden Valley® Cucumber Ranch dressing, it inspired me to flavor up one of my favorite summertime pasta salads and I came up…

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Watermelon Beer Margaritas - Easy & delicious margaritas prepared with watermelon puree, tequila, beer & limeade concentrate!

Watermelon Beer Margaritas

With Cinco de Mayo approaching, I’ve been on a quest to come up with a new ultimate fruity beer margarita.  While browsing images at work the other day for a project, I came across a photograph of a watermelon.  End of story. Today, I bring you the newest addition to the beer margarita family:  Watermelon…

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Quick & Easy Pork Stir Fry - Prepared in 30 minutes or less!

Quick & Easy Pork Stir Fry

I was recently asked to be a part of the North Carolina Pork Council Blogging Network to create pork recipes that everyday folks like you and me could enjoy after a busy day at work or on the weekends.  Of course, I happily accepted! My first recipe “challenge” was to come up with a recipe…

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Hippie Juice ~ An EASY, lower calorie version of Hippie Juice using Crystal Light Pink Lemonade

(Lower Calorie) Hippie Juice

Stop.  Stop right there.  I know what you’re thinking.  You’re thinking this looks like a dainty little pink cocktail in a pitcher, right?  Think again. I’m here to tell you this recipe for Hippie Juice is dangerous.  Did you hear me?  Because I’m gonna say it again… this stuff is dangerous. Here are your ingredients: …

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