Easy Grilling Recipe: Caribbean Jerk Meatballs with Dipping Sauce

Looking for easy grilling recipes? These homemade meatballs include tropical flavors like pineapple and cilantro and are then paired with a homemade jerk seasoning inspired dipping sauce.  If you are looking for easy grilling recipes, these Caribbean Jerk Meatballs will be a hit with the family! Grilling Meatballs Makes Dinner Easy! 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 … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Avocados and a Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

This post about Health Benefits of Avocados was inspired by a product I received to review. 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. It may also protect you from cardiovascular problems and … [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 … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Without the Sauce Pasta Recipe

Pasta is always an easy and quick meal to serve my family on a busy night.  There are a ton of ways you can serve it but of course, the classic red sauce is always easy because you just have to open a jar.  However, as odd as it sounds, I am not a huge fan of the classic red sauce.  I don't hate it or anything...I eat pizza, baked ziti, and lasagna on a regular basis.  However, if given a choice I would choose an Alfredo sauce or pesto rather than a jar of tomato based sauce.  I prefer my tomatoes fresh out of the garden rather than jarred any … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Mexican Chicken Tenders #sponsored

This easy dinner recipe is made possible with product samples from Salba Chia but all opinions expressed are my own. I try very hard to eat healthy on a semi regular basis.  I provide healthy snacks like fruit and yogurt for my kids, we eat veggies at least once a day and we limit fast food to the occasional busy lunchtime treat.  However, my kids are just like everyone else's in that they LOVE junkfood.  The want pop tarts and candy and kid's meals just like every other kid in America.  I have been working to find a balance that we are both … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Recipe

My husband has managed to get my kids addicted to chicken wings and every time we head out to a restaurant, that is what they enjoy getting.  Since I cannot afford for them to go out to eat every week, I figured I needed to find a recipe to easily make them at home.  I love the combination of sweet and spicy flavors combined together and this recipe has a great balance.  It is not flaming hot so if you want MORE heat, just kick it up with some cayenne pepper in the dipping sauce right before you serve it.  I warn you though, put down some … [Read more...]

Easy Vegetarian Recipe: Creamy Pasta And Vegetables

Well, we are counting down to the end of Lent and I am constantly on the hunt for a new vegetarian recipe to make for my family. Since my son gave up meat for Lent, we have gotten creative with a number of new pasta and rice based dishes, eaten lots of eggs, and have tried just about every vegetarian 'meat' type product on the market. I am running out of ideas and the boy has already asked me to please put bacon on the menu for Easter morning. While we always eat a lot of vegetarian meals, I admit it is much easier for me to come up with ideas … [Read more...]

Potato Leek Soup #Recipe

My son gave up meat for Lent this year so all of us have significantly reduced our meat intake this month.  Since mommy isn't making 2 separate dinners every night, I have been trying to get creative with high protein, non meat based meals.  Some great alternatives to meat for protein are beans, lentils, eggs, nuts, and dairy. Plant based proteins lack vitamin B12 so nutritional yeast makes a great supplement to add into the diet.  Nutritional yeast is just what it sounds like...a nutritious yeast supplement.  It isn't live so you can't use it … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Stuffed Peppers

When I was growing up my mom used to love making stuffed peppers.  I actually cannot remember what she stuffed them WITH but I remember eating them a fair amount. I decided to play around with a combination of sweet and spicy flavors as a filling to this recipe.  I used a spicy Italian sausage but you could use ground beef or ground turkey if you wanted.  You would need to add a bit more flavor and heat, though, to give the filling a kick.  These stuffed peppers fed my family of 4 for 2 nights.  I used some pretty big peppers and still had a … [Read more...]