“Boo”licious Treats – Chocolate Covered Pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns

chocolate covered pretzel Jack-o'-lanterns

Are you attending any Halloween party’s this year and need to take a treat?  I made these chocolate covered pretzel Jack-o’-Lanterns one night while I was waiting for my husband to come home from work but they were so easy and fun to make that your kids would love to help out! I took them to a family… [read more]

Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip #Recipe #HormelFamily

Black bean roasted red pepper dip

Disclosure: This post was written in conjunction with my participation in the Hormel Extended Family Blogger program. I received Hormel food products to try out. All content is my own. Having grown up very near the Mexico border in San Diego, I was surrounded by Hispanic culture and food.  Many of my friends were Mexican… [read more]

Delicious Gluten Free Chicken and Dumplings #HormelFamily

gluten free chicken and dumplings

I know…I’ve yet to see a really appetizing picture of Chicken and Dumplings. What the what?!  Gluten free Chicken and Dumplings?! Yep, and they are delicious!  Sometimes it can be really difficult coming up with gluten free dinner ideas for those of us who aren’t accustomed to it.  And before you start getting suspicious that… [read more]

Delicious Berry Trifle – Recipe


I am always looking for yummy new recipes to try and when I came across this Red, White and Blue Trifle recipe on pinterest from skinnytaste.com I hit the jackpot. Not only was it amazing to eat but you would never believe that it ended up being a lower calorie dessert option! You can have… [read more]

Bringing the outdoor barbeque indoors! Oven Baked Pork Back Ribs Recipe #HormelFamily


Disclosure: As a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. I occasionally receive coupons and products to aid in my posts and recipes.  All content is my own. It’s hot outside…almost too hot.  And it is humid…waaaay too humid.  *Sigh* Louisiana… Unless I’m at the pool, this Southern California girl tries to stay indoors as much as possible… [read more]

Crowd Pleasing Applesauce Cookies – Recipe


Do you guys have a go-to cookie recipe?  Well this has become my go-to cookie recipe lately.  It is a yummy, moist and crowd pleasing recipe.   And it makes a lot of cookies so if you’re not taking them to a social get together then I suggest half-ing the recipe because if you don’t you will end… [read more]

Chicken Margherita Pasta Recipe with Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken

Tyson Grilled & Ready Products

Disclosure: I received the follow products for review purposes at no cost to myself. No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions and thoughts are my own. I love food that is yummy, but I also love food that is quick and easy to make.  I think that I’m not the only one who feels this… [read more]

The kids will love these antioxidant packed Fresh Berry Popsicles #Recipe


A few weeks ago we took the kids berry picking at Blueberry Hill farm here in Louisiana.  Since then we’ve been experimenting, making lots of yummy treats with the 11 lbs of berries we picked. One of our great successes was our fresh berry popsicles!  They may not look like much, but they are loaded… [read more]

Gluten Free Southern Style BBQ Lettuce Wraps #HormelFamily

Southern Style BBQ Lettuce Wraps

I’ve mentioned before that we’ve recently gone gluten-free.  My husband and both my boys are sensitive to the stuff so we finally decided to leave it behind.   Since then I’ve gotten creative with making some of our previous favorite meals gluten free.  In most cases this simply means finding a substitute for bread. The… [read more]

Double the amount of vegetables you eat with this Classic Stir Fry #Recipe #HormelFamily

House of Tsang

We’ve recently revamped the way our family eats.  I’ve always thought we were relatively healthy, but together my husband and I decided we needed to take our approach to healthy eating a step further.  We’ve almost totally eliminated refined sugars, gluten (my husband and my boys all have problems with gluten), and have doubled the… [read more]

Comfort Food Recipes by Hungry Girl and Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken – Review

I have a weakness, and it is called food. I just simply love it. And one of the biggest things that I love is pizza. I love to order a pizza, I love to make homemade pizza and yes I even love a cardboard frozen pizza. But as I have learned the hard way it… [read more]

Have you done your Easter dinner shopping yet? Shopping Tips and Recipe Ideas! #HormelFamily

Disclosure: I am a Hormel Extended Family blogger. As a HEF blogger I receive promotional items on occasion, no other compensation is provided. Easter dinner!  I love the chaos that ensues when family gathers, the din of little cousins enjoying one another’s company (aka: running amok).   This weekend we’re headed to Texas to celebrate… [read more]

Mini Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Dipping Sauce – Perfect Snack for March Madness!

Now that your basketball brackets are all filled out and March Madness is in full swing what better way is there to watch all the fun basketball games than to enjoy them with some yummy food!  If any of you are having guests over for a big game or just sitting around the house with your spouse and… [read more]

Join me at Thanksgiving Point for the Really Big Cooking Show! Spring Edition! – #Utah

Does anyone remember “The Really Big Cooking Show” I went to back in November at Thanksgiving Point?  Well, it was an event that featured cooking demonstrations, recipes, other culinary helps and giveaways.  They had vendor booths featuring food, jewelry, kitchen products and more!  I had so much fun that I just had to go again when I found… [read more]