Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

Mexican Wonderpot Recipe

 Recently a friend recommended a recipe for an Italian Wonderpot and I was instantly hooked. It’s got the brains of slow cooker recipe but much quicker – and you don’t have to remember to put it in hours ahead of dinner time. As I prepared this meal for the umpteenth time, a Mexican version popped… [read more]

Homemade, Allergy Friendly Granola Bars – Recipe

Allergy friendly granola bars

When big brother was diagnosed with severe nut and peanut allergies over 4 years ago we soon began to discover how difficult finding healthy, prepackaged, allergy free foods is. I’ve come to realize that, in regards to prepackaged snack foods, “healthy” usually means it contains nuts.  I totally get that nuts are healthy, but for a person… [read more]

Sweet, Tangy Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa Recipe

Mango Salsa, oh how I love thee.  Okay, so I’m not really a fan of plain mango, but mango salsa is absolutely to die for! There is something about the mingling of mango, cilantro, and onion that gets my taste buds singing. Hopefully, this mango salsa recipe will have your taste buds singing too! If… [read more]

Get your Game on with El Monterey Taquitos – Avocado Lime Dip Recipe and Giveaway

El Monterey Taquitos

Disclosure: Thank you to El Monterey for sponsoring this content and recipe. All content and opinions are honest and are my own.   “I’m only here for the food.” Yep. That’s me.  I love game time get togethers for one delicious reason: the food.  While I have several girl friends who really get into the… [read more]

Healthy Eating Options from Tyson® Grilled & Ready®

Grilled_Chicken_and_Wild_Rice_Soup

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. Did any of you make the New Years Resolution to become a healthier you?  Either by becoming more active or by choosing healthy eating options?  Well then I have got some wonderful tips to share with you!  Tyson Foods has created a new program called… [read more]

3 Ingredient Quick and Easy Cookies – Recipe

Quick and Easy 3 Ingredient Cookies

When I was growing up I loved coming home from school and having an after school snack. They 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… [read more]

Southwestern Bacon and Roasted Red Pepper Muffin Tin Quiche

muffin tin quiche with crust, southwestern bacon quiche, quiche with cumin

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

Baked fish with Mushroom Butter Sauce

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

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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

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

trifle

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]

Create Some Fun with DIY Candy Necklaces

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Now this activity may not be suitable for everyone.  It may result in hyper kids bouncing off the walls but it may also result in tons of fun, giggling, crazy, wild entertainment and fun memories for you and your cute little kiddos.   And before I begin I have to admit that I am one that limits… [read more]