Cheese, bacon and kale quinoa Cups


These little cheese, bacon and kale quinoa cups were delightful to eat.  They're also probably the most "hipster" recipe that I have ever posted.  If you know any hipsters, then you know they love their kale, bacon and quinoa. :) I was asked to participate in Sargento® Chopped Series.   This was really exciting, as Chopped is one of my favorite shows. To check out the Chopped at home contest, check out their website.  If you enter, you will have a chance at winning $10,000. I was asked … [Read more...]

Cherry Sangria


< Hello!  I am writing to you folks from Door County!   I am up here visiting my parents and celebrating Memorial Day with my family!   One of the best things about Door County is the food!  Fresh Whitefish, Smoked Salmon and the CHERRIES! Tonight, I made this white wine Cherry Sangria for my husband and parents to enjoy.   It was a hit!  My favorite part was eating the wine filled cherries at the bottom!  If you like this recipe, you might want to try my Sangria Frozen Fruit Cups … [Read more...]

Sriracha Roasted Corn


I reach for frozen vegetables.  A lot. I know, that it is " food bloggish" to use all fresh, organic vegetables from the farmers market.  But let's be real here for a minute, because that doesn't happen in my house every day. My kids usually don't have a problem eating frozen mixed vegetables. frozen peas or frozen corn.  No, it's not Kale.  But my kids are healthy, and they love their frozen vegetables. Sometimes, my husband and I like to add more flavor to our frozen veggies. This … [Read more...]

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Blizzard


This post contains affiliate links  Are you a fan of cookie dough like I am?   When I have cookie dough in my fridge, I pretty much act uncivilized.  ( which is why I usually don't keep it around) On Sunday, I shared with you my Vegan and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites.  I made them for the sole purpose of making a Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Blizzard. Do you like peanut butter?  then this is the treat for you.  This blizzard is easily made in the blender, gluten-free, … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites


These mini peanut butter cookie dough bites are delightful.  They're little.  They're vegan. They're gluten-free.  AND they are naturally sweetened with maple syrup. I actually made these because they are going to be a component of another recipe that I will post later in the week.  I actually thought that I would find a healthy peanut butter cooke dough recipe  online that I would like, but I didn't.  I had to come up with this instead. These only take about 10 minutes of prep work.  You … [Read more...]

10 Minute- Weeknight Quesadilla using Birds eye® Steamfresh® Protein Blends


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® . The opinions and text are all mine. Earlier this week, I posed about my trip to Meijer and introduced you to all of Birds eye's new flavors!   I received so many fun ideas from you guys, fun ways these new vegetable flavors can be incorporated into easy weeknight meals. You see, part of this assignment was to come  up with an easy weeknight recipe using these new Birds eye® Steam fresh flavors.  Since visiting … [Read more...]

Vegan Lemon Cheesecake Frozen Pops


A few months ago, I posted my Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Soft Serve.   I used cashews to achieve a cheesecake like flavor in that recipe.    Do you know what I love even more than Strawberry Cheesecake?   LEMON CHEESECAKE.  Seriously, lemon desserts are my favorite.  Whenever I follow a lemony recipe, I usually end up adding twice as much lemon than it calls for. last weekend, I treated myself to some new silicone popcicle molds.  I really love this set.  it comes with a book of really … [Read more...]

Birds Eye® Steamfresh Vegetables and Meijer giftcard giveaway


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Birds Eye® . The opinions and text are all mine. My life as a busy mom.   Many nights, when things get crazy, I often turn to steam fresh frozen vegetables.  For a while, I didn't think there would be a difference between the steam fresh frozen vegetables and the regular ones.  But, once you try the steam fresh frozen vegetables, you don't go back! I love how easy it is to just reach into your freezer and throw the whole bag … [Read more...]

Snickers Stuffed Dates


Do you know what I love about food blogging?  Coming up with a new idea that actually turns out to be something delicious!  Last night, when I was falling asleep, I was 1/2 way dreaming about new recipes I could make. You see, last week I posted a Salted Caramel Frappe, where the caramel taste came from a date.  So, I was thinking that if maybe that date could be the caramel flavor of Snickers.  I have always loved cheese stuffed dates, but decided to try stuffing the date with Snickers … [Read more...]

Healthy Almond Joy Popcorn


I don't usually post recipes so close together.  But with my computer being in the shop this week, I have had some extra time to cook.  I wanted to get this recipe in before the weekend. A couple of months ago, I made Healthy Almond Joy Soft Serve.   This recipe was so good, that I decided to use the Almond Joy theme in another application.  Popcorn! The best thing about all of the almond joy flavors, is that they are healthy!   I used mini chocolate chips in this recipe.  If you wanted to … [Read more...]