DIY Tortilla chips- with a hint of lime


Am I a broken record?  Posting Another Tortilla Chip Recipe? On this blog, I have shown you how to Make your own Tortilla chips,  Make Heart shaped tortilla chips for Valentines Day, Make Pumpkin spice tortilla chips, and NOW, I am going to show you how to make Tortilla chips with a hint of lime. It's funny, I have had "Tortilla Chips-with a hint of lime"  on my " List of things to make"  for about a year now.  I was determined to figure out which store-bought spice would taste like the Lime … [Read more...]

Crush The Cups Plus get free Cameron’s Coffee


Thank you to Cameron’s Coffee for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to Crush the Cups! #Crushthecups Please visit Cameron's Coffee for more product information  #Crushthecups  About a year ago, after having my second son.  ( who turns 1 on Wednesday!)  My husband surprised me with my very own single serve coffee machine. See, I have ALWAYS had a bit of a caffeine addiction.  I usually drink 1/2 a pot of coffee each day, plus an occasional trip to … [Read more...]

Healthy Key-Lime- Pie Ice Cream


In blogger world, we always attempt to post recipes a few weeks before each season or holiday.  This way, when people are " out there" looking for ideas, we hope they will read our posts.  :) Well, because I have cooked sweet potato recipes and winter comfort food since the beginning of August, I am sick of it already!   I don't think I can buy one more squash or look at another Christmas cookie!   ( Isn't that sad?  two weeks before Christmas, and I don't even want a Christmas cookie?) So … [Read more...]

DIY Handi-Snacks


Did you have a favorite snack when you were a kid? I always loved Handi-snacks.  Scooping up the cheese with that little red plastic spreader.  Or Dipping the Pretzels in the cheese.  They were always so good.  My parents never bought pre packaged snacks like Handi-snacks. I think my parents we onto something though.   Because do I buy overly processed, pre-packaged snacks for my kids? Nope! :) I don't like buying anything where I don't recognize the ingredients. I decided to try … [Read more...]

Molasses BBQ Pulled Chicken


I have made slow cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken sandwiches A LOT lately. It's easy, my family loves it.  PLUS I have loaded my sandwiches with pickles.  I have been on a pickle kick lately.  ( and NO, I am not pregnant. that's not funny, right now, so don't even ask.) I really do enjoy BBQ pulled chicken, but for the longest time I just didn't have a " go to" recipe for it.   It's funny, because people put all sorts of food products in their BBQ pulled chicken.  Beer, Dr Pepper, Vinegar, … [Read more...]

Chicken Taco Stuffed Avocados


When my so-called "frugal husband" visits Costco, he always comes home with  way more than what he intended.  I'm serious.  He, all of a sudden thinks that our kids need new clothes, finds random kitchen appliances and brings home WAY more produce than we can ever eat. So, a few weeks ago,he drove out of the area for work, and stopped at Costco for dinner on the way home.  ( the nearest Costco is an hour away) And like usual, brought home a TON of things.  Including a bag of avocados, which I … [Read more...]

DIY “LUCKY CHARMS” Marshmallows


I know That Lucky Charms Cereal has more sugar than one person needs for an entire week.   But, as a thirty something who grew up watching sugar cereal commercials. I feel nostalgia over Lucky Charms. I remember when they introduced the RED BALLOON marshmallow, followed by that RAINBOW marshmallow.  OMG it was SUCH A BIG DEAL!  I remember discussing new Lucky Charms Marshmallows with kids at the bus stop.   Genius Marketing, they had us! My kids aren't so … [Read more...]

DIY Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets


I am realizing that you can freeze almost any food.  It's almost become a motto of mine.  ( I talk about freezer meals enough, that I think it annoys my friends just a little)  But seriously, making large batches of food and freezing meals is SUCH a time saver,  I can't even reiterate it enough. My favorite freezer meals?  Nothing fancy.  Taco meat.  ( I make HUGE batches of taco meat in the crock pot. And I always keep taco shells handy)  and my DIY Freezer Friendly Chicken Nuggets, which … [Read more...]

Healthier Parmesan Garlic Bread


I LOVE making garlic bread!  The first few years Greg and I were married, we had it for dinner ALL the time.  Never store-bought, but always homemade.  I LOVE pairing  easy homemade garlic bread with a salad for a quick-lunch or dinner. Making Homemade garlic bread is easier than you think.  It can also be healthier than you think. I learned how to make this AHmazing garlic bread from my Italian mom.  And she makes awesome homemade Italian food.   She  has always used "butter spread" in … [Read more...]

Sriracha-Maple Roasted Cashews


I I have had this recipe in the back of my mind for a week or two now.   I have jumped on the trendy " Siriracha" train and I love the stuff.  So far on this blog I have made Crispy Baked Sriracha Chicken, Sriracha Deviled Eggs, and now, I am sharing with you my new obsession, Sriracha Roasted Cashews. These are so gooey and delicious! I made three different batches of these before I achieved my desired consistency.   Two in my slow cooker,  and one in the oven.  I think both ways … [Read more...]