Baked Sausage and Potatoes {#Recipe}

Baked Sausage and Potatoes Recipe |

A friend gave me her version of Baked Sausage and Potatoes.  I tweaked it and made it work for my family. The first time I made this recipe, my husband and kids scarfed it up!  I didn't think my boys would like it but they ate one bowl and then went for more.  I can't say I blame them, though, because the potatoes are super soft and the sausage is full of flavor! A meal that takes less than 10 minutes to prep is something I am all for!  Baked Sausage and Potatoes cooks for up to an hour in the oven, but I don't have to stand in the kitchen mixing and flipping. 5.0 from 2 reviews Print Baked Sausage and Potatoes Author: Sara Phillips Recipe type: Dinner Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  60 mins Total time:  1 hour 10 mins   Ingredients 1 pkg (2 links) Turkey Sausage - I use Butterball everyday hardwood smoked - sliced 6-8 potatoes, scrubbed and diced 1 TBSP olive oil Fiesta Uncle Chris Gourmet Steak Seasoning, to taste 1 can … [Continue]

Holiday Gift Guide: Disney Infinity 2.0

Disney Infinity 2.0 |

**Full Disclosure: I received a copy of Disney Infinity 2.0 in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. While other people are sitting around the table playing cards or board games, my family is sitting on the couch playing video games while we laugh and talk.  I know it seems silly, but it is one way we spend time bonding with one another.  I am really excited about Disney Infinity 2.0 - MARVEL Super Heroes - and all the fun to be had while we play. The biggest reason I wanted to add Disney Infinity 2.0 to our game collection is because I am a huge Disney fan!  It's going to be such a blast to collect the figures, too. About Disney Infinity 2.0: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, features more than 20 new interactive figures from across the Marvel and Disney universes.  It will take players deep into the Marvel Universe with classic characters and original storylines - all while offering players more opportunity for unprecedented freedom and endless … [Continue]

Baked Eggs in a Hash Brown Nest #GoldRichYolk

Baked Egg Nests with GoldRich Eggs

**Full Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Goldrich Eggs.  The opinions and ideas included are my own.  #GoldrichYolk We eat breakfast for dinner a lot - and it's usually the same ol' fried or scrambled eggs with toast and either bacon or sausage.  We actually really like the same ol' dinner but in an effort to change things up, I made these Baked Egg Nests with GoldRich eggs.  And, OH BOY are they good! James and Colin gobbled up the baked egg nests and even had seconds. … [Continue]

Devil’s Food Crinkle Cookies {#Recipe} #fbcookieswap

Devil's Food Crinkle Cookies Recipe |

This year is the third year I've participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I think it's so much fun to make cookies and send them to three random people!  Not only do I get to send cookies out into the world, I also receive delicious treats, too! When I signed up, I paid $4 to participate.  That money is donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  This year, there are four brand partners, Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Brownie Brittle and California Olive Ranch. Each brand partner matched the … [Continue]

San Antonio Spotlight: Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch |

**Full Disclosure: I was able to experience the Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch at no cost to me.  All opinions are my own. One of my favorite childhood memories is driving around our neighborhood and looking at Christmas lights.  I want my kids to have the same kinds of memories but it seems like people just don't want to put up lights anymore.  You can drive down streets that only have one or two houses with beautiful, twinkling lights.  In an effort to spend some quality time … [Continue]

Schlotzsky’s Handcarved Ribeye Steak {through 12/28}

Schlotzsky's Hand-Carved Ribeye

**Full Disclosure: I received Schlotzsky's gift cards so I could sample the Handcarved Ribeye Steak line.  All opinions are my own. Last month Schlotzsky's unveiled a new line - Hand-Carved Ribeye Steak!  I had the opportunity to try a variety of items from the new line.  It was difficult, but I decided to pick up the Chophouse Steak Wrap, Steak & Bacon Smokecheezy Sandwich and the Hand-Carved Ribeye Steak Flatbread for my family and I to sample. The Chophouse Steak Wrap: Tender … [Continue]

Holiday Gift Guide: Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker

Gift Idea for Boys - Mini Portable Speaker |

**Full Disclosure: I received the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. James enjoys listening to music.  He puts his headphones on, turns the music up and drifts off to his own little world.  I don't mind that James likes music, but I do worry that he's going to ruin his hearing with loud tunes.  So this year, James will find the Kinivo ZX100 mini portable speaker in his stocking! About the Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker:  The … [Continue]

Get in the Christmas Spirit with Netflix #StreamTeam

Netflix Christmas Movies

**Full Disclosure: As a member of the Stream Team, I was provided a Netflix subscription and an iPad Mini.  No compensation was received.  All opinions are my own. Being all snuggled up on the couch with my kids, a blanket and some hot chocolate is one of the things that makes this time of year so special. December 1st is the day I 'allow' the start of all things Christmas.  On that day, the kids and I pulled out our (3) Christmas movies!  After we watched those, we headed to Netflix and … [Continue]

Make DIY Reindeer Food and Fuel Santa’s Reindeer!

Make Your Own Reindeer Food |

Feeding the Reindeer on Christmas Eve has been a yearly tradition in our home.  Every year as soon as we put the tree up, my kids ask to make the food.  It is SUPER easy to make and it keeps for a long time.  So I wanted to share this DIY project with you. What You'll Need: Snack size zippered baggie - one for each kid - or a large glass jar 1 cup of Oatmeal per bag 1 TSBP of glitter per bag Instructions: Put the oatmeal & glitter in the zippered baggie. Seal the baggie … [Continue]

Wordless Wednesday: Animals at Sea World #Wildside14

Rosie and I |

Happy Wednesday!!  … [Continue]

Proactiv+ Review #MC #Sponsored

Proactiv+ Skin Care |

**Full Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Proacitv+.  I received samples of Proactiv+ to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I've had issues with mild acne since I was a teenager.  I thought all those pimples would go away once I turned twenty ... and then thirty ... but they didn't.  In fact, I feel like most of the time my mild acne is worse now than it was fifteen years ago!  It's tough to be an … [Continue]

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without HoneyBaked Ham! #HoneyBakedHoliday #ad

HoneyBaked Ham in the Oven |

**Full Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HoneyBaked Ham.  All opinions (and love of HoneyBaked!) are my own. A few weeks ago I told you how much I love Thanksgiving.  I am rather fond of Thanksgiving but Christmas is just a little more special.  In addition to all the quality family time and delicious food, there is the Reason for the Season, all the beautiful, twinkly lights, time with friends and gifts! I rarely host Christmas dinner but I have taken dinner to the host's … [Continue]

Guardians of the Galaxy and DIY Cassette Tape Cookies #ad #OwnTheGalaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy Mix Tape Cassette Cookies #shop |

**Full Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #OwnTheGalaxy #CollectiveBias My husband and I used a date night to see Guardians of the Galaxy at a pre-release screening.  We both absolutely loved the movie and couldn't wait to purchase it for our own movie collection!  I am going to pick up our copy of the Blu-Ray/DVD/HD release of Guardians of the Galaxy  tomorrow (December 9). Early last week, I was at … [Continue]

Canon is a great gift available at Best Buy! #HintingSeason #CanonatBestBuy

Canon T5i at Best Buy

**Full Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions are my own. I recently upgraded my DSLR to a Canon.  I adore it!  You'll almost always see it on my shoulder because it produces amazing photos and has fantastic features.  I am incredibly happy with my camera but I don't like to share it.  I much prefer to be the person behind the camera.  Once in awhile, though, I'll … [Continue]