Thanks go to Pillsbury™ for sponsoring this post and encouraging others to make memories at home. All opinions are my own.
I was asked if I wanted to partner with Pillsbury™ on their Made At Home campaign. That was a no-brainer – of course, I wanted to work with them!
The reasons I wanted to work with Pillsbury™ are quite simple. Pillsbury believes:
- That values are the foundation of every family.
- Everyday moments can be lasting memories.
- Home is where families come together and bond.
- Freshly baked food is at the heart of family memories at home.
Plus, their products are sooooo easy to use. In fact, they’re used in my Quick and Easy Chicken and Dumplings:
and in my Cinnamon Monkey Muffins:
Lessons From the Past
Growing up, one hard and fast rule in our home is that we had dinner at the table, as a family, every single night. Unless there was an emergency, you could look in our window and you would see our family gathered at the table. This was the time that we shared about our days and really connected as a family. We did this all over food. The act of sitting at the table, passing around the food we made and talking to each other is a solid part of my childhood that I always fondly remember. (That and the quarters that my dad would give us if we could answer trivia questions correctly!)
Fast forward to 2018 and with my own family, starting new traditions is going to be my priority. My goal will be for us to disconnect and leave the electronics out of the room. To share about our days. And perhaps play games at the table after dinner. But the fundamental part that is important to me is that we will be spending time together as a family. I want us to create those same memories that I cherish from my own childhood.
As I said before, food is an important part of our family traditions. If the food isn’t good then no one will want to stay at the table. We bond around food and it is this food that is woven into the traditions of my family. Pillsbury recipes Made at Home are truly the way to create special memories with my kids and to spend quality time together.
With Pillsbury™ recipes being easy to make, it’s a great way for me to teach my kids how to cook. I am looking forward to showing my son simple skills, like how to chop an apple, so that he can help make Caramel-Apple Sticky Buns when we have breakfast for dinner.
Spending time together is what traditions and memories are made of.
For the Caramel-Apple Sticky Buns recipe and other delicious Pillsbury™ recipes, click here.