Recipes

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jul 13th, 2017
23 Comments
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This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Mar 4th, 2016
22 Comments
2878 Views
In our home, we love to eat Chicken Salad Sandwiches! In fact, two of our kids take it for lunch almost every day. A great way to enjoy Chicken Salad Sandwiches is with Oroweat® Whole Grains 100% Whole Wheat Bread. From sandwiches to toast to bread puddings and more, Oroweat® Breads are staples in our favorite […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 14th, 2016
10 Comments
2616 Views
This is a sponsored post with San Luis Sourdough® Bread Co. All opinions are mine. I’ve loved sourdough bread for many years and when I first moved here to the Central Coast, I immediately fell in love with San Luis Sourdough® breads. San Luis Sourdough® breads are known for their unique slow-bake process (it takes over […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 13th, 2016
54 Comments
5985 Views
Growing up, we always had canned chicken noodle soup on hand. While I still do enjoy that soup, especially when I’m not feeling well, I love my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup way more! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I wanna say it’s probably the best Chicken Noodle Soup I’ve ever had. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 30th, 2015
47 Comments
4604 Views
One of the appetizers that I love to make (and eat) and that our guests love to eat as well are my Homemade Deviled Eggs! Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make too! Ingredients: 12 Hard Cooked Eggs 1 cup Mayonnaise 2 tsp Yellow Mustard Dash of salt and pepper […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 7th, 2015
32 Comments
4413 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySteamed #CollectiveBias I love salad and I love chicken! So, when I recently discovered Healthy Choice® Simply Cafè Steamers, I thought – why don’t I create Lettuce Wraps with the two? Oh my gosh – I have to say that it [&hell...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 4th, 2015
1 Comment
2299 Views
I love kitchen appliances! Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the Black + Decker 6.5-Quart Multicooker. I love it! What do I love it? First, it has a removable pan – making it easy to remove your meal from cooker. Second, it fits a lot of food – very important for our big […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Food
May 17th, 2015
21 Comments
5259 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored We love to make S’mores in our family! We try to make them each time we take the kids camping and they love it! Ok, so I’ll be honest – my wife and I love them too! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 20th, 2015
32 Comments
7662 Views
As a mom who cooks a lot for a big family, I am always on the lookout for new recipes.  With a few of our kids being somewhat picky eaters, I am careful about what new recipes I do make for everyone to try.  A great site to find a lot of recipe possibilities is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 12th, 2014
34 Comments
5218 Views
I love everything about Brownies!  The ease of making them; the smell of them baking in the oven; and the taste of them when they’re fresh out of the oven.  What’s even better than brownies by themselves?  Making Brownie A La Mode – complete with French Vanilla Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce.  Oh my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 2nd, 2014
31 Comments
4521 Views
If you have kids, you’re probably pretty familiar with the phrases, “I don’t like that” or “I don’t want to eat that.”  I am always on the lookout for new recipes and love putting together collections of recipes that the whole family can enjoy.  I headed over to Foodie.com to browse for some Kid-Friendly Pasta [&helli...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Aug 25th, 2014
37 Comments
4176 Views
The summer is coming to an end and it’s time for the kids to go to back to school.  That means waking up early and making sure the kids are ready for school, their lunches are packed and they’ve eaten breakfast.  While I would love to make them eggs, pancakes and sausage every morning before […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Aug 1st, 2014
40 Comments
3562 Views
I didn’t really know who Julie Child was until I watched the movie, “Julie and Julia.”  What an awesome movie!  And I have to say that her recipes sounded amazing!!! In my recent visit to Foodie.com, I added a few recipes that sounded amazing and that were inspired by Julia Child.  The recipes ranged from […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jun 9th, 2014
11 Comments
5826 Views
Food allergies are never any fun, but can you imagine being lactose intolerant or having dairy sensitivities? That means no ice cream, no milk shakes, and no milk with your cookies.  I went through a dairy sensitivity myself caused by a prescription I was taking.  I couldn’t drink milkshakes, eat ice cream or dip my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 1st, 2014
1 Comment
2388 Views
Can you believe it’s already June?  The kids are gonna be out of school soon and that means it’s that time of year to pull out the camper and fire up the grill for some great camping memories with family and friends.  We love to go camping!  Frank is primarily in charge of setting up […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Mar 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
2913 Views
If you know me, then you are probably pretty familiar with the fact that I love sugar!  I drink Iced Tea often and usually use 4-5 packets of sugar in a 16 oz glass.  It’s so funny to see the looks on our kids face and hear their comments about how I don’t get hyper […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Feb 13th, 2014
3 Comments
8578 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Working full-time from home sometimes leaves me lacking in energy when it comes time to make dinner.  I want to prepare a meal that is quick, easy, and tastes good.  I also want it to be […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 15th, 2014
5 Comments
8123 Views
I love to bake!  I could bake cupcakes, cakes, and brownies all day long!  Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but I do really love to bake.  Cooking on the other hand.  Well, let’s just say that I let Frank cook more often than naught.  It’s not that I don’t like to cook, because I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 13th, 2014
2 Comments
1800 Views
We’re going into the second week of January, but I’m still trying to recover from the holidays.  With lots of shopping, entertaining and cooking, it sure can take a lot out of ya!  With the holiday entertaining came cooking and the discovery of some really yummy dishes!  I recently discovered and loved the Broccoli and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 30th, 2013
11 Comments
2822 Views
It’s almost the New Year, which means new healthy goals for a lot of individuals out there!  Have you ever heard of Monk Fruit In The Raw?  This was my first time being introduced to it.  Monk Fruit In The Raw is a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener, made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit, native to South […]...
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