Hello! If this is your first time stopping by, Welcome! I am so happy you are here. If you saw me on WRIC 8 News this morning you may be looking for the quiche recipe I shared today. It’s coming! I’ll have it up in the next few days. I would love for you to subscribe to my mailing list so that you don’t miss it. I send out a weekly recap of all my posts. I share everything from recipes, crafts, our travels, general health, and fitness related posts.

While you wait you may be interested in some of my other recipe posts:

Easter Garden Pudding Cups

Sausage & Rotel Pasta


Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

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Do I have a treat for you today! This Sausage and Rotel pasta dish is a huge hit in our house. You want to know the best part? It’s a one pot dish! Those are my favorite because they are so easy to clean up. I am all about easy dinner cleanup. This is a feel good meal and crowd pleaser. It is a bit on the spicy side so just a word of caution in case spicy is not your thing.

Sasusage & Rotel Pasta

The ingredient are pretty simple. I went the organic route. Feel free to change up the ingredients to suite your taste and shopping style. Cooking is not an exact science. I will give you measurements but I like to go by taste. This dish may also come out a bit different every time. To me, that’s the beauty of cooking.

Sausage & Rotel Pasta ingredients

Start by heating the coconut oil on medium in a skillet. Saute the garlic and onion a few minutes. Your nose will tell you when it’s done. Don’t you just love the smell of garlic and onion on the stove?! Next, add your sausage. Cook until it warmed through. Add the can of rotel. Add in the pasta. Pour in the chicken broth until the pasta is submerged. Turn the heat to medium high. Cook until the pasta is tender. You can cover with a lid to speed up the process. Once everything is cooked sprinkle cheese on top and let it melt. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta

Sausage & Rotel Pasta
  1. 2 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 1 small onion diced
  3. 1 tsp minced garlic
  4. 1 pkg smoked sausage sliced
  5. 1 can Rotel
  6. 12 oz pasta
  7. 2 cups chicken broth
  8. salt & pepper to taste
  9. 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  1. Heat coconut oil in skillet on medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant about 4 minutes. Add smoked sausage and cook until heated through about 5 minutes. Add rotel, dry pasta, and chicken broth until the pasta is submerged. Simmer on medium high heat until most of the liquid is absorbed about 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle on cheese and let it melt. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Sausage & Rotel Pasta

What’s your favorite one pot dish? Tell me in the comments.

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Well we made it through March! So if it’s alright with all of you, I’m going to keep this link up going. I have really enjoyed vlogging this month. I have also enjoyed watching all of yours. Let me know what you think. Do you want to keep it open ended or do you want prompts? If you want prompts, what are some suggestions?

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Thank you to Netflix for partnering with me and my blog. I am a proud member of the #StreamTeam

Spring is in the air, finally! I feel like the winter went on and on. I am a room mom for Nathan’s class. I am in charge of their spring party. We will be doing a craft during the party. After doing some digging online I decided on a pinwheel craft. I feel like pinwheels are perfect for spring. They are easy enough to make that a room full of 6 and 7 years old can do it. I’m excited to bring this craft and in and see how much the kids love it. I always loved pinwheels as a kid.


They are pretty simple to make. The design possibilities are endless. Here’s what you will need:


Colored paper or card stock cut into squares
Small buttons
Glue stick

DIY Pinwheel Craft supplies

The first step is to glue two paper squares together. You need to make sure to cover the whole surface and not just the edges. After the glue has dried cut diagonal on each corner half way to the middle. Next, pull half of each corner to the center. Make sure not to crease the folds. You can secure it to the middle with glue or you can use the pushpin to hold it. Make sure the pushpin is pushed through all the corners you folded into the middle. Stick the pin through a small button. This will help your pinwheel spin better. Lastly, attach the pinwheel to the pencil by pushing the pin through the eraser. That’s it folks! 

DIY Pinwheel Craft Steps

Easy DIY Pinwheel Craft

We will also be watching a movie at the party. I turned to Netflix for some suggestions. I always find movies on Netflix I would have never thought about. I’m thinking about one of these:


I think the party is going to be a huge success! 
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I was given complimentary product to try in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #sweatpink

We have all been there. You have a hefty meal on your plate and you can’t stop eating. You eat and eat until you feel like you could burst. And then you are miserable. Why do we continue to torture ourselves like this? I found a solution! I am so excited to tell you about MealEnders today. I was skeptical at first. But once I had a chance to try them for myself, I’m sold.


Let’s start with what they are exactly. A first-of-its kind weight management product, MealEnders are lowcalorie, drug and stimulant-free Signaling Lozenges, designed to help people learn to avoid overeating and master portion control by clearing the desire to consume more than needed from the mouth and mind. Unlike extreme diets, meal replacements, appetite suppressants or supplements that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders work with the body’s natural hunger rhythms using a combination of behavioral psychology and sensory science. 

How they work: MealEnders consist of two components: a sweet, outer reward layer and a cooling/tingling inner core. The outer layer provides a measured dose of “dessert,” usually associated with the end of a meal. The inner core engages the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that senses “taste” sensations in the mouth) with long-lasting cooling/tingling sensations to cue the end of eating and clear the palate. By keeping your mouth and mind occupied for up to 20 minutes (the Overeating Zone—when you are full, but often continue to eat because your brain has not yet received the “fullness” signal), MealEnders naturally transition you away from the desire to overindulge, giving your body’s natural satiety process time to catch up and let you know your full. How cool is that?

I love that they really work for me. I love sweets. I tend to want dessert even when I’m full. I just pop one of these babies in my mouth and I’m good to go. They come in four different flavors Chocolate Mint, Citrus, Cinnamon, and my personal favorite Mocha. I have a chance for you to win all four! Just enter using the rafflecopter below!

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