chocolate pinwheel cookie ice cream sandwiches with baskin robbins snacknado flavor ice cream from Mama Harris' Kitchen
quick recipe ideas chicken finger foods for dinner #WeeknightHero #cbias #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen
ginger lemon honey roasted carrots from Mama Harris' Kitchen
Orange Cream Fruit Dip with M&M's® Crispy #CrispyComeback #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen
browned butter pistachio blondies with white chocolate chunks - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Pinwheel Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

chocolate pinwheel cookie ice cream sandwiches with baskin robbins snacknado flavor ice cream from Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post created in connection with my appointment as a Pink Spoon Ambassador with Baskin-Robbins. As always, all opinions are my own You ever go somewhere and no matter how many times you've been there your heart warms with great memories of your youth? That's how I feel about my love for Baskin-Robbins. Something about those pink spoons and the many ice cream flavors behind the glass just brings back such nostalgia for me. It's not even that we visited Baskin-Robbins that often, I think I just really loved ice cream as a kid and Baskin-Robbins was the perfect little ice cream parlor. I always had my favorite fruity flavors, but I've learned to try new things as I've gotten older and I always enjoy trying out the limited time monthly flavors that Baskin-Robbins introduces to us. Now that I'm officially a "Pink Spoon Ambassador" for Baskin-Robbins it's officially my duty to try the new flavors each month. I know, life is sooo hard! If you didn't … [Continue]

Quick Recipe Ideas: Finger Foods for Dinner

quick recipe ideas chicken finger foods for dinner #WeeknightHero #cbias #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias Years ago, in my single mom days, Campbell's soups were my mealtime lifesavers. I loved grabbing a can of cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery soup and essentially making the recipe on the back of the can. All you needed was some chicken, rice and cheese and you had a super easy meal that looked more complicated than it was. It was perfect for me, because I really didn't do much cooking back then and it gave me the confidence to continue to try new things and new recipes. So when I noticed that Campbell's had a line of Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking, I was all over it willing to try some new recipes and also show my older kids around the kitchen with easy ways to fix something fun and simple. Of course when I think of cooking with soup, my first thought is either slow cooker recipes or a casserole of some sort. I really wanted to … [Continue]

Ginger-Lemon Honey Roasted Carrots

ginger lemon honey roasted carrots from Mama Harris' Kitchen

Alright guys, today I come with a simple side dish that's (in my opinion) just perfect for the season. Have you ever tasted roasted carrots? Oh my, the first time I tried them I was smitten. They were just sooo good. I didn't know carrots could taste like that! Now, of course I love my carrots. I've served them on a platter for parties with some form of ranch dip, and of course I've cut them up and added them to a pan when making a roast or peeled them into strips to put in a salad. Carrots are good, and I'm a lover of good food. But oh man, roasted carrots? If you haven't tried it yet, you are surely missing out! When I made roasted carrots the first time, I cut them into little … [Continue]

Orange Cream Fruit Dip with M&M’s® Crispy

Orange Cream Fruit Dip with M&M's® Crispy #CrispyComeback #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #CrispyComeback #CollectiveBias This year we are doing something a bit different for Easter. Normally we stay home and arrange an Easter egg hunt for the little guys, surprise them with Easter baskets and keep it pretty low key. I'll make a ham and some roasted asparagus, everyone will munch on some deviled eggs and peanut butter cookies and we'll keep it simple. Well, this year we've decided to take a road trip and visit our family in Las Vegas. The boys can have a blast with their cousins for Easter and we'll make some pretty fun memories. We are so excited! I was at my … [Continue]

Browned Butter Pistachio Blondies with White Chocolate Chunks

browned butter pistachio blondies with white chocolate chunks - Mama Harris' Kitchen

When I was little my mom and I would often travel to Southern California to visit my grandma and my uncles. Most of these visits consisted of long car rides, we only flew there maybe once or twice. It would be about a 6-8 hour drive, but usually it was longer with stops. We'd stop to eat or pick up snacks, and sometimes even to rest. I remember this one little store that we'd stop at every time, and I'd always pick up dried banana chips, trail mix and a bag of shelled pistachios. I just loved those things! I'd pick up either green or red, but I remember the red pistachios specifically dying my fingers a bright pink color. I never understood the draw people have to sesame seeds, I much … [Continue]

Simply Delicious Baked Boneless Chicken Breast

Simply Delicious Baked Boneless Chicken Breast - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Picture this: It's a busy night in the middle of the week. You've just picked up the kids from school, they are doing their homework and your spouse is running late after work. One (or more) of the kids has to be dropped off at football/baseball/soccer/wrestling/cheer/dance practice (take your pick) and there's nothing much in the fridge to cook that takes 30 minutes or less. You just see that bag of chicken that you took out to defrost a few days ago that needs to be cooked, but you're not sure what to make. I can help!! I used to hate eating boneless chicken breast, unless it was fried and dipped. Seriously. HATE. Chicken breast, at least in my experience at various restaurants, … [Continue]

Raspberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Raspberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie - Mama Harris' Kitchen

What is it about warmer weather that makes you instantly crave smoothies and bright colors, or is that just me? I'm not sure, but I'm telling you this raspberry pineapple banana smoothie embodies the seasonal change. I mean, it's made with pineapples which always makes me think of some tropical destination and bananas which I basically throw into every smoothie I make because it adds that creaminess and texture that just works so well in a good smoothie. And raspeberries.. ahh, I love raspberries. Don't you? As a California girl, raspberries are pretty common year round, but there's just a special something about mixing raspberry with pineapple that's just so springtime fresh to me. Don't … [Continue]

Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice

Cabbage Rolls with Brown Rice, perfect for Spring! #ChooseSmart with Smart & FInal #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias Can you believe that it is already March? Next thing you know, Spring is right around the corner. I'm looking forward to the change in season, as Winter hasn't been too kind to my family this year. I've been ill a few times since November and even as of last week had bronchitis. RoRo and RiRi have both been sick the majority of that time too, each of them also having bronchitis and RoRo also having a sinus infection. I thought we were in the clear and finally getting better, but now even today D-Man is sick with a high fever!! I honestly cannot … [Continue]

Almond, Clementine & Apple Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

almond clementine and apple salad with lemon vinaigrette - celebrate heart health month this February - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Thank you to CVS for sending items to keep my family heart healthy year round! This year has been a whirlwind already. I entered the year planning so much for myself and my family, including vacations and travel, experiencing new things, new organizational and time planning goals, and of course personal and combined health goals I wanted to achieve. One of those goals is to take better care of myself and commit to healthier living for my entire family. This includes meal planning by the week and taking walks after dinner, among other things. Heart disease runs up and down my husbands family history and we both have family members with diabetes. Personally, I've been both underweight and … [Continue]

Vegetarian Italian Sausage with Tri-Color Rotini {GIVEAWAY}

Vegetarian Italian Sausage with tri-color rotini - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Valley Fig Growers in exchange for this post and giveaway. As always all opinions are my own. About six months ago my 14 year old daughter, RiRi, decided on changing her eating habits by becoming a vegetarian. Since then I've had the challenge of creating meals for her either by adapting whatever I'm making for the family and making a smaller serving for her with an alternative, or I make something vegetarian friendly for the whole family. I have to admit, even though it's her change in eating habits that it has changed the way we all eat as a whole. We've tried alternative products that I don't think we would have tried otherwise and … [Continue]