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

We are Mexican food lovers. 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 and baked them. Topped them with some green enchilada sauce, cheese, sour cream, and …

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 …

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

I am the biggest buffalo fan you will ever meet! I love it on anything and everything! So when my mom made this dip for our “Oscar’s” party I had to have the recipe! She has made it a few times since then and it never disappoints! And bonus is that it is in a crockpot! I feel like when you are throwing a party or something it is always good to throw in a good yummy crockpot recipe that doesn’t take too much time when you are trying to get everything else done!  Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip 3 Tablespoons …

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Bundles

Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Bundles

When I started to make dinner the other night this is not what I had in mind. It started as just panko crusted chicken parmesan with a side spinach salad. I decided to have a little fun with these chicken bundles and threw in some ham to make it a chicken cordon bleu type of dish and luckily I threw in some spinach for my kids to eat and this dish was perfect! I loved it this way but it would be good with some spaghetti sauce on top too!   Cheesy Chicken and Spinach Bundles ingredients  4-6 small chicken breast, pounded …