Candy Decorated Christmas Trees – Egg Allergy Friendly

Finding holiday treats for kids with egg allergies can be a challenge.  For the last few years all I have wanted to do is decorate gingerbread houses with my kids.  But since they have egg allergies I never attempted it…until last year.  We were invited to our friends house to build gingerbread houses. My friend said… [read more]

3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe

When I was growing up I loved coming home from school and having an after school snack. Snacks ranged anywhere from fresh fruit, a piece of bread, or my all time favorite, cookies! And once I got older I loved to bake cookies and try out new recipes. Now flash forward 15 (or so) years and… [read more]

Southwestern Bacon and Roasted Red Pepper Muffin Tin Quiche

This month Hormel gave the Hormel Extended Family Bloggers a challenge to come up with our very own holiday creations using 2 Hormel ingredients.  I thought, and thought, and thought some more. By now those of you who read my blog know I love good food, but I also love great tasting food. I generally… [read more]

Tips for Making Holiday Cooking Less Stressful #PAMSmartTips

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. You guys, Thanksgiving is next week and I’m kinda freaking out about my upcoming holiday cooking!!!  I have butterflies in my stomach just writing about it! Why the freak out session? For the first time in my 34 year existence… [read more]

Favorite Game Day and Tailgating Recipes! #HormelFamily

With the weather cooling down, fantasy leagues maxed-out and team colors proudly on display, one thing is certain – football season is upon us! That means it’s time to take advantage of the autumn weather, head out to the stadium or your own background and fire up the grill and host your own tailgate party!… [read more]

“Boo”licious Treats – 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

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

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 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

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

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]