5 Signs you need a coffee break #BacktoBalance #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen
Blueberry Coconut Shortcake with Lemon Infused Whipped Cream #LittleChanges #IC #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen
44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year - Mama Harris' Kitchen
BBQ Chicken Nachos #PassThePepper #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen
Top TEN Recipes of 2014 from Mama Harris' Kitchen

5 Signs You Need a Coffee Break

5 Signs you need a coffee break #BacktoBalance #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBalance #CollectiveBias Can we chat for a sec? I don't know about you, but I'm the reigning queen of doing too much. I'll commit to a variety of projects, events and appointments without taking into consideration all of the other things I have going on. Because I'm usually overbooked and short on time, I'll put myself last and I won't take enough breaks to recharge my energy, then it ends up affecting me even more in the long run. It throws my days and my family time completely off balance and it can get hard to get back. We all need a break sometimes! My family and my kids constantly remind me to slow down and make things easier on myself. So the next time you find yourself anxious, stressed out, and feeling like there's not enough time in the day, give yourself a break and recharge. You deserve to get yourself back to balance! While taking a break of my … [Continue]

Blueberry Coconut Shortcakes

Blueberry Coconut Shortcake with Lemon Infused Whipped Cream #LittleChanges #IC #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Can you guess what my favorite kind of berry is? I'll give you a hint, it's not that common one that's in or on everything. It's blueberries! Did the photo at the top give it away? Whether it's choosing yogurt flavors, or deciding which fruit to add to parfaits and cereal, blueberries are my enthusiastic go-to choice. I love that there's (usually) no stems to remove, no messy seeds, and they pack a powerful punch full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Vitamin K and manganese which makes them a great choice for meeting nutrient needs. Not only that, they taste great and their flavor blends so well with many other foods. I know blueberries are associated with summertime as far as fruits go, but … [Continue]

44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year!

44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: My “44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year!” recipe collection is part of a  sponsored opportunity by Foodie.com. I personally selected each recipe to be added to the collection. As always, all opinions are my own. Yes, it's that time of year. Most people make resolutions for health and change and as we all know January is the prime time that folks decide to make those changes in their lives. I know that personally, even without making resolutions, after the holiday season I prefer to choose meals on the lighter side. Sometimes all of those macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy type meals get old, and I'm more ready to devour salads and soups that are on the … [Continue]

One of a Kind BBQ Chicken Nachos

BBQ Chicken Nachos #PassThePepper #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #PassThePepper #CollectiveBias Well, here we are in a New Year... Happy 2015! If you're a big sports fan, you know what this time of year means. You guessed it - the College Football Championships!! If you've been around for a while, you know that my family is a football one. With four boys and a husband who played football most of his life, it's a big deal around here. Even more-so now (if that's possible) that lil G is a sophomore in high school and getting more serious about figuring out which college he'll be attending and playing football at. We enjoy this … [Continue]

Top TEN Recipes of 2014 from Mama Harris’ Kitchen

Top TEN Recipes of 2014 from Mama Harris' Kitchen

We've finally made it to the end of 2014!! I can't believe an entire year has passed, so much has happened! From a full redesign of MamaHarrisKitchen.com, travelling to Arkansas and Florida, and even being on tv {!!} this year has been an eventful one. I've developed some recipes I'm pretty proud of, honed my photography skills a bit more and set some goals on where I'd like to take this little space of mine on the web. At the beginning of the year both the littlest boys were home with me 24/7 and now we have a kindergartner and a preschooler. Two of my kids are in high school and my eldest has a really great career ahead of him at a great company. 2015 is setting up to look like a very … [Continue]

America’s Test Kitchen – The New Family Cookbook {Review + GIVEAWAY}

America's Test Kitchen - The New Family Cookbook {Review + GIVEAWAY} #atkfamily - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of The New Family Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen to facilitate my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Since it's almost a New Year, and many people are creating new food resolutions, I have something special for you today. Whether you're choosing to cook more, planning to eat as a family more often, or opting for healthier recipes in the New Year - I have something special for you today. A few months ago America's Test Kitchen was kind enough to send me a copy of The New Family Cookbook to review. Now, this book is seriously no joke. It has a zillion (1,100) recipes and it's huge. Like, college textbook huge. Their aim is to be a … [Continue]

Holiday Entertaining with Cheese Fondue

Holiday Entertaining with Fondue #WayToWow #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #WaysToWow #CollectiveBias A new year is just around the corner and one of the many ways I love to celebrate is with my family enjoying some good food. Since we had the younger boys we typically just spend our New Years at home every year, and that's our form of holiday entertaining. We get some noisemakers, some sparkling cider, lots of snacks and I'll prepare a few of our favorite things and we will just enjoy our time together as we welcome in the new year. Sometimes our kids will have a friend or two over or we may invite some of our friends over. It's very … [Continue]

Broccoli and Bell Pepper Sauté

Broccoli and bell pepper saute using pompeian extra virgin olive oil #PantryInsiders - Mama Harris' Kitchen

One of my favorite side dishes any time of year is a mix of broccoli and bell peppers. It's delicious, and sauteing in Pompeian Olive Oil keeps the flavors fresh and delicious. With a few seasonings and a bit of lemon juice squeezed in, this is a tasty dish any time of the year, but I especially love it around the Christmas season. With the green and red veggies, it's perfect side with a honey baked ham, dinner rolls, or any number of meals. I also like to make it and add some chunks of cooked chicken to the mix, or sprinkle it with almond slivers. It's a simple dish to personalize to your liking, which is perfect because Pompeian allows you a fun way to personalize your Olive Oil bottles … [Continue]

A Cake Decorating Girls Brunch!

A Cake Decorating Girl's Brunch! #CakeBossParty #CakinWithMama #IC #sponsored - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Cake Boss. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. As always, all opinions are mine alone. This time of year is a big one for baking, as evidenced by the amount of sweet treats on Pinterest whenever I visit. It seems everyone is looking for the perfect dessert in preparation for Christmas. I have a secret to admit though, that you may already know. I'm terrible at decorating cakes. *insert sad face here* I love to bake, it's actually my favorite part of being a creator in the kitchen. I even come up with some pretty delicious cake and cupcake recipes. The … [Continue]

White Chocolate Spiked Egg Nog

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Egg nog, that traditional creamy drink that just takes you back to childhood. Yum. I was always a huge fan of egg nog, preferring it over anything else all during the holiday season. I remember going to my aunt's house for Christmas every year, and the adults would have theirs spiked and I would have my egg nog in a pretty wine glass and clink my glass with theirs while saying cheers to family and the holidays. Those are some of my best memories. As I've gotten older my love for egg nog has not wavered. I've tried it spiked before, but honestly preferred it in the traditional way for much of my adult life. There's just something to be said about tradition, nothing too fancy or … [Continue]