Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

  I use my slow cooker all year long but even more so during the summer! Days during the summer with all my kids home are long and hot! By the end of the day I can’t even think about heating up my whole house by turning on the oven! So slow cooker it is! My husband isn’t a huge pasta fan. I still make pasta but my husband would choose rice over pasta every. single. day! I love this rice from Rice Select. I really liked the shape and texture of the long grain rice. I noticed when I …

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Every Sunday night my mom cooks our family dinner. She always goes way above and beyond and has way too much food for the 20 of us. Yes 20 of us eat dinner together every Sunday and yes she cooks enough food for 20 and always has extras. My parents decided this year to buy a cow! They halved it will a friend of theirs and when it got to the right size they had it butchered and cut into lean delicious meat. We had our first taste of ground beef from their cow the past Sunday and boy was …

Caramelized Pear, Bacon and Brie Bites

Caramelized Pear, Bacon and Brie Bites

Happy New Years Eve! I am a huge believer in setting goals and writing them down to help you achieve them! I have goals posted up in my closet that I read every day while getting dressed and it helps me to be able to see them each and every day to help achieve them!  I am also a huge lover of appetizers and party food! When I was trying to develop a recipe for Krusteaz to share for New Years I couldn’t help but think of something bite size! And believe it or not this is my first recipe …

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

Crockpot Chili Con Queso

I have made my fair share of queso dips. I love try new ones with different types of cheese. I think queso dips should be easy. Except for the fact that 95% of the queso dips that I make are not easy. Until I made this one. It was my dad’s birthday dinner and my mom asked me to make queso for the meal. I looked through the 5 queso dip recipes that I have made recently. Then my mom gave me this recipe. It is a “dump recipe” and sometimes I feel like thats what simple recipes should be!  …

Baked Beef and Bean Chimichanga

Baked Beef and Bean Chimichanga

Baked Beef and Bean Chimichanga Recipe We are Mexican food lovers and this chimichanga recipe is an absolute favorite. We have it almost weekly. Which unfortunately means that I am always looking for variety. My eldest son is a taco lover and the middle is a quesadilla lover. My husband loves enchiladas and I love just a little bit of everything. Chimichangas aren’t a regular in our menu. Mostly because I used to deep fry these babies. And Im not going to lie sometimes I still do. But for this time I baked them. Stuffed these tortillas rolled them up …

Grilled Peach and Berry Salad

Grilled Peach and Berry Salad

This pregnancy I have been on a huge salad kick! I eat it almost daily for lunch and there is a salad somehow involved in our dinner at least 4 times a week. I have my favorites and my go-to’s but I am always trying to add some type of variety to them. This salad is usually my strawberry salad. But when I picked up a 30 lb box of freshly grown peaches I knew just what to do with them. That same day I also picked up a huge flat of raspberries. So I decided to throw those in …

“Kitchen Sink” Overnight Breakfast Casserole

“Kitchen Sink” Overnight Breakfast Casserole

I am a huge breakfast casserole fan. Like it is probably one of my favorite breakfast foods. I would pick it over pancakes, waffles, and french toast every day. My husband and kids on the other hand would pick the rather. So whenever I make breakfast casserole it is for me. So this time that I made it I threw in some left over roasted veggies and it was probably the best breakfast casserole I have ever eaten. I just loved it and had it for breakfast the few days after that. You can omit the veggies or throw them …

Loaded Cornmeal Waffles

Loaded Cornmeal Waffles

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Breakfast is probably my favorite meal to cook. And it definitely is my kids favorite meal to eat! Only problem is that sometimes we eat the same meal over and over again. We usually do sweet buttermilk waffles or pancakes. But then I gave these cornmeal savory pancakes a try! Exceeded my expectations for sure! They are a great savory with a little sweet breakfast that you need to add into …

Easy Queso Dip

Easy Queso Dip

Football season is a fun time of year in our home! My oldest son has become a huge football fan over the past couple of years. For Christmas his list only had football items on them. Such as a mouth piece, shoulder pads, football, football pants, Arizona Cardinals jersey, black eye paint, football gloves and so on. I actually love watching football with my husband and boys. And on top of everything I love appetizers. Especially the not so healthy typical football appetizers! With football season coming to a close and the super bowl coming up I thought I would …

Family “Cast Iron” Pizza Night

Family “Cast Iron” Pizza Night

My husband and I go on a date almost every single weekend. With 3 young kids and very limited time after work and other activities date nights are a must! A few weekends ago our babysitter cancelled last minute and left us home with the kids. So we decided to make it a fun family Friday  night! We made 3 different kinds of pizza in our cast iron pans then made caramel corn and hot chocolate! We watched a movie together and it turned out to be a very fun night! I have realized that when you decide to let …