Recipes

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 5th, 2013
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A few months ago, Frank helped a family friend with some computer problems.  They offered to pay him, but he wouldn’t take it.  They wanted to do something to say thank you, so they gave us some fresh fish.  Yummy!  I love fresh fish and have to admit that we don’t tend to buy it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 21st, 2013
3 Comments
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Imagine if everyone made one small, smart decision a day.  How much would it help our planet and our own personal worlds?  As an individual, it doesn’t feel like very much, but together as a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Nov 13th, 2013
113 Comments
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I love to bake and especially enjoy baking with Pillsbury products.  As part of the Pillsbury Celebrate More Program, I received a variety of goodies perfect for the Fall season.  The Pillsbury products I received included Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix, Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Frosting and Pumpki...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 2nd, 2013
27 Comments
4448 Views
I love to bake and can always find something good to whip up with Pillsbury products.  As part of the Pillsbury Celebrate More Program, I received various goodies to sample in our home.  The Pillsbury products included Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix, Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Frosting and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Oct 31st, 2013
71 Comments
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In our home, dinner is the main meal where I make sure we all sit down at the table together as a family.  I have to admit that I’m not as good with breakfast.  In the mornings, the kids are usually eating breakfast while I’m making lunches and double-checking backpacks to make sure homework, permission […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 21st, 2013
14 Comments
4112 Views
Halloween is almost here and for our family, that means costumes, pumpkins, chocolates and spooky celebrations!  If you know me, you are well aware of my love for chocolate, not to mention my family’s love for chocolate!  Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year because it’s filled with chocolate and baked treats […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
Oct 20th, 2013
16 Comments
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With Frank and I starting work as soon as we wake up in the morning and then me getting the kids out the door to school, I am often left with little time to prepare a cooked meal in the morning.  What better way than to prepare a delicious and easy meal ahead of time […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 4th, 2013
1 Comment
1723 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In our home, food is not only something we enjoy eating, but it creates bonds and memories we can enjoy for a lifetime.  I have good memories from my childhood surrounded by eating experiences with my […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Oct 1st, 2013
6 Comments
3104 Views
Football season is here and that means it’s time to fire up the grill and start sharing some of your favorite Tailgating creations with family and friends.  Well, we love to grill here in our home – whether it’s over the open flame or in a pan on top of the stove!  In fact, we […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Sep 17th, 2013
36 Comments
5704 Views
It’s back-to-school time and the kids are still adjusting to the new schedule and activities.  With physical activity, reading, writing, and homework, the kids are super hungry by the time dinner rolls around.  There are some nights when we just need a meal that is yummy, easy to prepare and budget-friendly!  That’s where Pillsbury Pizza […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Aug 21st, 2013
186 Comments
6231 Views
I had never heard of Smartfood before this campaign and was curious more about the product.  On Thurday, June 20th, the Smartfood brand and SELF magazine named the top-10 SMARTest cities in America.  In coming up with this list, the brand looked at five criteria to align with the goal of living and eating well. […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Jun 7th, 2013
9 Comments
4712 Views
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. The other night, Frank grilled up some amazing Top Sirloin Steak on his new grill and it was so good!  We decided to use our leftover steak and a packet of Success White […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Apr 16th, 2013
12 Comments
4923 Views
I have never made Jambalaya before and was super excited to make it for the first time today.  Let me tell you – it turned out amazing!  As a member of the Johnsonville Sausage Delicious Dish Blogger Panel, I had the opportunity to create a delicious dish with a few secret ingredients – Johnsonville Better-for-You […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Apr 1st, 2013
9 Comments
9633 Views
I recently tried the Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken and it was so good!  It was easy to heat up, full of flavor, and totally juicy, which surprised as it was frozen chicken!  I heated our Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken in a pan on the stove and it heated up quickly and was gone […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Mar 5th, 2013
8 Comments
3243 Views
We love homemade Fried Rice in our family and with the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, it’s even quicker and easier to make!  For our recipe, we created Sweet & Sour Tri-Tip Rice Bowls.  They were super easy to make and so delicious!!! For our recipe, we used the Minute® Ready to Serve White rice, which […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 31st, 2012
27 Comments
2362 Views
Our family loves Johnsonville Sausage.  In fact, just the other day I made breakfast, which included eggs, sausage and pancakes.  One of our children said, “This is the best sausage I’ve ever had!”  He was definitely right! I had the opportunity to host a Johnsonville / Ore Ida Holiday Cooking Party and made the Amazing […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 10th, 2012
8 Comments
3551 Views
It’s that time of year when holiday baking goes into full throttle at our house!  I remember baking cookies and decorating with my mom growing up.  We would mix the cookie dough and then cut them into different shapes and decorate them with sprinkles.  Then we’d bake them and the sprinkles would melt.  That was […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Dec 6th, 2012
0 Comments
1147 Views
Who likes Twitter??  I do, I do!  Who likes Chef Boyardee??  I do, I do!  Who is gonna be participating in our #LittleChefs Twitter Party on December 6th?  I will, I will!  Here are the details.  Hope to tweet you there! What:  Join us for a Twitter Party to celebrate special holiday moments with family […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 28th, 2012
3 Comments
2417 Views
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Truvia® Natural Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The holiday season is here and baking is in the air.  With the holidays, I love to bake lots of yummy treats, but they tend to be high in calories and sugar.  If you […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Food
Nov 22nd, 2012
4 Comments
1329 Views
The November issue of ALL YOU shares secrets for smart shopping for the upcoming holidays including how to secure Black Friday deals and outsmart common online spending traps.  It also includes an affordable array of holiday gift ideas and tasty recipes for 30-minute suppers, perfect for busy weeknights and much more. Here are some highlights: […]...
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