Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe and Paleo Diet Approved Taco Wraps

I received a copy of The DIY Pantry: 30 Minutes to Healthy, Homemade Food to facilitate my homemade taco seasoning recipe creation but all opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.The seasoning isle in the grocery store is one of my favorite isles to shop in.  I have a weakness for spices, sauces, and rubs to help spice up my meals and bring a little excitement to our food.  You can totally change a meal just by switching the types of seasoning you use!  One thing you have to be careful of when buying sauces and … [Read more...]

Pasta with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts #15MinuteSuppers

There are some foods that I eat quite a bit of, whether I should or not.  I love cheese and could eat my weight in fresh berries.  Since going gluten free recently I have had to cut out bread which has always been a huge weakness for me.  Bacon and Brussels sprouts have never been high on my list of things to eat a lot of.  While I love bacon, I know it isn't really good for me and no one in my house likes Brussels sprouts except me.  However, when I saw a recipe being put together on The Chew for  Angel Hair with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and … [Read more...]

Ham and Cheese Pasta Recipe with Vegetables #15MinuteSuppers

This pasta recipe was made possible by a product that I received at no charge for review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.On busy weeknights I do not have a lot of time for rice to steam or potatoes to bake.  I want things done quickly and that usually means I head right to the pasta in my pantry.  I always make sure to keep a variety on hand so I can choose just the right one for whatever pasta recipe I decide to come up with.  Usually I just wing it and create some pasta recipe on the fly...adding things willy nilly as I go.  … [Read more...]

Pan Fried Tilapia Recipe with Basil and Feta #15MinuteSuppers

I am a huge fan of seafood and not only is it good for you but most of it can be made start to finish in a short amount of time.  In fact, I sometimes overcook my fish because it cooked so much quicker than I expected!  One of my favorite fish varieties to purchase is Tilapia.  It is a mild white fish that is not too expensive and is on the 'sustainable species' list at my local Whole Foods.  I try hard to make sure that the seafood I buy is not endangered and is caught using sustainable methods.  If you want some pointers for buying this kind … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Italian Couscous with Sausage #15MinuteSuppers

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put into my kid's college fund!Evenings in my house are pretty hectic most nights.  I'm sure you know the routine as well as I do.  Kids get home from school and you need to figure out how to cram in homework, a tennis lesson, dinner, showers and possibly a few minutes of relaxation before you hit your pillow.  It may be tempting to take a turn through the drive thru to feed your kids but you don't need to … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Homemade Sloppy Joes

I am not a huge fan of buying things premade.  I much prefer to start my meals from actual food ingredients...meat, veggies, spices.  That, to me, is real food.  Of course, real food isn't always as quick as processed food but just because it is made from scratch doesn't mean it has to be hard or time consuming.  Yes, you will need to do more than just open a can but you will not need to spend all day in the kitchen, either.  This homemade Sloppy Joes recipe starts with a few basic ingredients but does not require that you be a skilled chef in … [Read more...]

Easy Grilling Recipe: Caribbean Jerk Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

This easy grilling recipe was inspired by a product I received from McCormick through the Houseparty Chatterbox program but all opinions expressed are my own.The kids may be back in school but that doesn't mean summer weather is gone. In fact, for us down here in Georgia we will be enjoying warm weather for quite some time. My husband and I grill just about year round so whenever I come across an easy grilling recipe I tell the husband to fire up the coals. I love when he cooks on the grill because it makes my job of getting dinner on the … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of the Avocado and a Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

This avocado recipe was inspired by a product I received to review but all opinions expressed here are my own.Last week there was an in depth article on the avocado in an article on Yahoo.  The authors basically called the avocado a perfect food.  What did they mean by that?  Basically, the avocado has an incredible number of health benefits.  Scientists have suggested that adding more avocados into your diet may help you stay thinner, protect you from cardiovascular problems and diabetes, and help you maintain a more youthful appearance.  … [Read more...]

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe and a Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest

This spicy chicken sandwich recipe is sponsored by Mezzetta but all opinions expressed here are my own.Now that the kids are back in school our evenings have gotten a bit chaotic again. Homework, practicing instruments, and running from one activity to another means a lot less time for making dinner. That doesn't mean I have to order a pizza every night or rely on fast food as long as I plan ahead a little bit on the weekend. Chicken breast are one of those things that I like to throw on the grill or cook up on the stove just to keep them … [Read more...]

Need Easy Grilling Recipes? Try This Spicy Tomato Burger! #sponsored

This idea for easy grilling recipes was inspired by a product to review from Red Gold but all opinions expressed are my own.Living in the south means we get pretty good grilling weather just about all year round.  We have a Green Egg ceramic grill and my husband loves to find easy grilling recipes that allow him to get out and cook over an open fire even after a busy day at work.  I am all for the husband grilling since it means less work for ME!  If you are looking for easy grilling recipes, this burger recipe is right up your alley.  … [Read more...]