Cajun Potato Andouille Skillet

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Several weeks ago, my hubby and I decided it was time to straighten up our act and get as healthy as we can once again before we have to pay for our unhealthy ways.

This means regular exercise and eating food that is actually good for you, and skipping the temptation to pick up take out and make dinner at home using as few ingredients as possible.

I am always looking for fast and easy to put together dinner ideas that I know my husband will like and will be in line with our homemade healthy new lifestyle.

This means meat and potatoes will always win in my house.

Thankfully I was recently asked by Aidells® to create some unique tips for using a new product and I wanted to share the recipe I made with you because it was a hit with my hubby and I.

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You can find Aidells® Meatballs and Aidells® Links at your local Meijer store, and there are SO many ways that you can use these to create wonderful meals for your family. Check out the Aidells® links recipes for more inspiration.

When I was shopping at Meijer the other night I saw these and just knew right away that it would be something my guy would love. I also thought of the perfect dinner idea when I was adding them to my cart.

More about Aidells® Links:


*No Nitrites

*No Added Hormones

*All sausages are hand-crafted with real, hand-picked ingredients in small batches with care.

*Fully cooked and ready in just 8-10 minutes: sauté or grill over medium heat or bake at 375 degrees.

Aidells® Links have an uncompromising taste, emphasize bold and unique flavors and real, hand-picked ingredients.

I had a tough time choosing just one, so I grabbed all three packages and headed home to see what fun new recipes I could come up with.

what's for dinner

I just got word that you can get a really great deal on Aidells® dinner links at Meijer during the month of May and see a live in-store demo on 5/1, so you should totally pick up a package and try my super simple and homemade healthy recipe the next time you need to get dinner together fast.110914-mperks-cap*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: Make sure that you check out your Meijer mPerks coupons for a $1 off any one Aidells® dinner links before you head to the store.

There are several varieties to choose from including:

Aidells® Dinner Links Cajun Andouille (12oz)
Aidells® Dinner Links Chicken Apple (12oz)
Aidells® Dinner Links Pineapple Bacon (12oz)

I chose all three, but I knew exactly how I wanted to use the Cajun Andouille in a skillet meal I knew that it would be just perfect for.

One Dish Dinner

I can’t wait to report back to tell you how I used the other two varieties…Pineapple Bacon is up next!

And for the moment you’ve been waiting for 😉

Cajun Potato Andouille Skillet Dish

Cajun Potato Andouille Skillet


1 package Aidells® Dinner Links Cajun Andouille (12oz)
8-10 small red potatoes sliced(any potatoes will work)
2 small onions sliced
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper


Add 1 TBS Olive Oil to skillet and heat on medium heat.

Add all ingredients to skillet and cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring frequently.

Reduce heat to low and cover skillet for 10 minutes.


I told you it was super easy!

*Although I received compensation for this post, all opinions expressed are solely my own. 

Cajun Potato Andouille Skillet

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Diet Dr Pepper® Spring FUNd Contest

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Right now when you buy Diet Dr Pepper® products from Walmart you can win in the Sweet Spring FUNd contest!

I don’t usually drink anything but water, but every once in awhile I like to have a special treat. Since I am aware that summer is right around the corner, I have been watching how many treats I have.

The other day when I was at Walmart picking up some last minute baby shower supplies, I found these mini Diet Dr Pepper® cans! Aren’t they adorable?


I figured I would pick up a package to have at home for the rare occasion when I want to treat myself with something sugary sweet and not feel guilty for overindulging before that bathing suit fits just right.


Plus when you buy Diet Dr Pepper® at Walmart, you could win big in the Spring #SweetFUNd contest that is going on through April!

First head on over here to play the instant scratch off game after entering your name and email address for the chance to win a $5 Walmart eGift Card instantly.

scratch offAfter trying your luck at the instant scratch off game, you’ll get another chance to win a Walmart eGift Card with your purchase of Diet Dr Pepper®. You can win eGift cards valued at $50, $500 and $1000!!!

It’s a super easy contest to enter. Just buy any Diet Dr Pepper® product and then upload your receipt to see if you win.


Step one take a picture of your receipt and then upload it after clicking on the upload button like the picture below.


After the receipt shows up in the preview window, click the submit button and you should see the following message.

Your receipt was successfully uploaded. We just need to validate your purchase. Once we have, we’ll send you an email confirming your entry for your chance to win! If you’re a winner, you’ll receive an email on or around May 10 letting you know the good news.

If you have made a purchase of more than $10 of Diet Dr Pepper® products in one transaction, you will receive two entries to for a chance to win!

Also upload receipts every day in April for additional entries.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Diet Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Blackberry Lemonade

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Blackberry Lemonade 


I love when the weather starts to get warmer and I can pull out my favorite summer drink recipes like this Blackberry Lemonade recipe that I am happy to share with you today.


4 Cups of pureed Blackberries
1 1/2 Cups sugar
6 lemons, juiced with NO seeds
4 Cups cold water
4 Cups ice cubes


Add the washed blackberries into a blender along with a 1/2 C sugar

Puree the blackberries with sugar until well blended– set to the side

Pour the other 1 C of sugar into a large pitcher

Add the cold water and fresh squeezed lemon juice

Stir well to blend

Pour the pureed blackberries into the lemonade filled pitcher

Stir well

Add ice to the pitcher

Stir the Blackberry Lemonade again before pouring into individual glasses filled with ice

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