Easy Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

The weather is warming up and that means spring and summer entertaining are not far behind.  Grilling out, pool parties, and block parties are popular ways to socialize when the sun is shining.  If you are looking for a summer side dish or appetizer, try this easy black bean corn salsa recipe.  Black bean salsa is a great topping for grilled fish or chicken.  You can also scoop it up with tortilla chips or just pile it on your plate to eat by itself!What I Love About Black Bean Salsa There are a lot of things to love … [Read more...]

Sweet Pickled Red Onion Recipe with Rosemary and Garlic

This sweet pickled red onion recipe takes only 5 minutes to make.  Sweet pickled onions are a delicious salad topping or an easy addition to sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, or tacos.Spring and summer are fast approaching and that means changes to our weekly menu.  Warm weather foods in my house include lots of salads, sandwiches, and burgers on the grill.  I love red onions on my salads and came across a delicious kale salad recipe that called for picked red onions. Pickling red onions is so incredibly easy so I thought I … [Read more...]

Avocado Fruit Smoothie Recipe with Blueberries and Chia Seeds

For the last couple of months, my blender has gotten quite a workout.  My daughter was in a bad accident and broke her jaw in three places.  She is, thankfully, on the road to recovery but I am plying her (and all of us!) with loads of healthy smoothies for maximum nutrition.  This avocado fruit smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy ingredients and easy to make.  If you are looking for nutritious smoothies to start your day, this one is perfect!Avocado Smoothie Benefits So, why add avocados to your fruit … [Read more...]

Creamy Lavender Hot Chocolate Recipe for a Better Night Sleep

Life has been incredibly stressful lately, and that stress has been keeping me awake at night.  I bet you know the feeling, right?  Do budget issues, health concerns, and work deadlines seem to pop up in your brain the minute your head hits the pillow? Homemade hot chocolate to the rescue!  When stress levels are high, this creamy lavender hot chocolate recipe is just the thing you need for a better night sleep!Tips for Making Homemade Hot Chocolate Making homemade hot chocolate takes only a few minutes.  It is also … [Read more...]

Football Game Day Snack Ideas and a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

These football game day snack ideas and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe are sponsored by Babbleboxx.  All  opinions are my own.Unless you have been hiding your head in a book for weeks, you probably know that there is a big football game coming up soon.  Its a really SUPER football game who's real name shall not be used by anyone but we know what it is, right?  Do you love football?  Have friends over for the big game!  Of course, you need football game day snack ideas in order to keep them well fed, right?  Well, Babbleboxx sent a collection … [Read more...]

Easy Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Popular Chinese New Year Activities

This easy potsticker dipping sauce was sponsored by Ling Ling.  All opinions expressed in my post are my own.I grew up in a rather small town in New England.  There was not a lot of exciting food options available and I didn't even try potstickers until I moved to Houston after college.  Today, I can honestly say that they are an all time favorite in my house.  I make an easy potsticker dipping sauce to go with them and they are always a hit with the family.  With Chinese New Year coming up soon, I thought I would share my soy dipping sauce … [Read more...]

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Are you on a mission to get healthier this year?  This banana oatmeal smoothie recipe is a great way to start your day!  Loaded with rolled oats and a heaping spoonful of almond butter, this healthy smoothie recipe will keep your hunger at bay so you can focus on your to do list.  No more HANGRY mom running errands and being tempted by the drive through!Is it OK to put raw oats in a smoothie? Yes, it is totally FINE to use raw oats in your morning smoothie.  And it really doesn't matter if you use rolled oats, steel … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Lemon Truffle Recipe

Every year, I make a TON of homemade candy.  I like to add new flavors occasionally and this white chocolate lemon truffle recipe was my new flavor last year. I had never attempted white chocolate truffles before and was a bit nervous.  Honestly, though, the recipe is very similar to a traditional chocolate truffle.  In my opinion, this lemon truffle is honestly one of my favorite holiday candy recipes now.  It is incredibly easy and the lemon flavor is delicate and not overpowering. Tips for Making These Homemade … [Read more...]

Prosciutto Fig Pizza with Blue Cheese

This Prosciutto Fig Pizza recipe has been sponsored by Bays English Muffins.  All opinions expressed here are my own.I did not grow up with the bold flavors of Blue cheese, nor did I ever hear of something as exotic as prosciutto until I was in my twenties. I was raised in New England with bland flavors of the New England Boiled Dinner. Now, I love baked beans and apple pie but I didn't have a very broad palette when I was young.I have since grown to love exotic flavors! If you crave bold flavors, this Prosciutto Fig Pizza with … [Read more...]

Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe

This Southwestern Quinoa Egg Breakfast Bowl Recipe has been sponsored.  All opinions expressed here are my own.I have recently discovered the joy of breakfast bowls.  They are an incredibly easy way to get loads of grain, veggies, and protein, into your diet without a lot of work.  In fact, you can assemble all the ingredients for several days worth of breakfasts on the weekend. Then eat deliciously every morning for days.  This egg breakfast bowl recipe was a quick and healthy breakfast idea.  Once you have the … [Read more...]