Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

Grilled Beer Can Chicken – The Juiciest Chicken Ever! #SandersonFarms

Hubby has been making beer can chicken for several years now out on the grill and it is truly my favorite grilled chicken recipes. It is the most moist and tasty chicken every single time. I grew up with my dad grilling all the time, but never did any of his chicken taste this good or was this moist (sorry Dad). The beer can chicken is consistently amazing! Graciously, Hubby did some video with me today to show how to prep and cook this amazing chicken using Sanderson Farms chicken (disclosure: I am being compensated by Sanderson Farms for sharing … Continue Reading →
Bravo Cucina Italiana 2-Course Dinner Menu Review

Bravo Cucina Italiana 2-Course Dinner Menu Review

Sunday evening Hubby and I were invited to try out the latest menu specials at Bravo Cucina Italiana Restaurant. Disclosure – this means our meal was free, but these opinions are my own. They are offering a 2-course meal starting at just $12.99 which includes your choice of salad and an entree. That is a really good price in  my area for a nice meal that includes both parts. The special menu, as you can see above, offers several options for both the salad and the entree. I think just about everyone would be able to find a combination they … Continue Reading →
Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers Recipe

Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers Recipe

The other night I went to a painting party and we were all supposed to bring a snack. I like to bring things that can sit out without having to keep them hot or cold so I made these amazingly delicious and flavorful Parmesan Ranch Ritz Crackers. You can eat them alone or you can add any kind of dip or spread you like on them as well. Our painting party didn’t have as many people as they had thought so I had leftovers to bring home and that has made Hubby extremely happy. He has been munching away at … Continue Reading →
Applebee’s Wood Fired Salads Review and Giveaway

Applebee’s Wood Fired Salads Review and Giveaway

My family and I were invited to try out the new Wood Fired Grill Salads at Applebee’s. For those of you that don’t know, Applebee’s is a casual restaurant with an every changing menu of foods for the entire family. The other night myself, Hubby, DIL and the twin babies visited our local Applebee’s to try out some of the new menu items (disclosure – I was provided a gift card for this visit, opinions are my own). My DIL, Caitlan, and I both ordered some of the new Wood Fired Grill Salads and Hubby opted for a wood fired … Continue Reading →
Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

Brio Tuscan Grille Restaurant Review

I was recently invited to try out the new menu at Brio Tuscan Grille (disclosure – I received a complimentary dinner for two in order to review the restaurant). They have multiple locations across the country, but I visited the Brio Tuscan Grille at Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis, Missouri. The restaurant describes itself as polished casual – a new term for me. It is a nicer restaurant but still on the more casual side. Still great for celebrations and special events, but also good for everyday dining. I can tell you right away that I was more impressed than … Continue Reading →
Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with These Cocktail Recipes

Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with These Cocktail Recipes

Have I got a great holiday for you this week! July 24 is National Tequila Day! Now there are, of course, plenty of margarita recipes you could use to celebrate National Tequila Day but I have some different drink recipes that use tequila. Thanks to Sparkling ICE for sharing these recipes today. Tequila is actually made from the blue agave plant and was first produced in the 16th century. The men who harvest the agave plants are known as jimadores and pass along their expertise from generation to generation. One other interesting fact (these were found on Wikipedia) is that … Continue Reading →
Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Gazpacho for a No Cook Summer Meal

Summer is in full swing and it is H-O-T and H-U-M-I-D here in St. Louis. This means I don’t want to turn on the stove to cook but we still want something good to eat at home. Gazpacho is a chilled tomato soup that requires no cooking at all with origins in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. There are tons of different recipes for gazpacho out there and I personally have never tasted one I did not enjoy. I love soup all the time, but in the summer it is nice to have a chilled soup like this. I’m guessing … Continue Reading →
Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer food safety is critical as this weekend so many of us will be having barbecues and picnics to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With the warm temperatures in summer it is so important to handle your food safely to prevent food-borne bacteria which loves the warm weather. None of us want to get food poisoning or have our guests get sick during the celebration. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1 in 6 Americans, that’s 48 million people, suffer from food-borne illness each year, resulting in roughly 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. The Danger Zone … Continue Reading →
Baby Brezza Formula Pro – A game changer for anyone making baby bottles!

Baby Brezza Formula Pro – A game changer for anyone making baby bottles!

O-M-G! The Baby Brezza Formula Pro is a total game changer for anyone making baby bottles! This machine measures and mixes the powdered formula and water just the right temperature into a baby bottle in whatever amount you need and it does it in about 30 seconds! It is kind of like a Keurig coffee machine, but for babies instead! With the twins we go thru about 12-14 bottles a day! That’s a lot of bottles. Before we got the Baby Brezza Hubby was usually the one making the bottles. After dinner he would make sure they were washed and … Continue Reading →
Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball

Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball (Family Features) Peanuts, nachos, hot dogs – all foods you’d expect to eat at the ballpark. But if you plan to enjoy baseball season from the comfort of home, it’s time to shake up your game-time menu line-up with a pork-filled twist. Check out this video, which celebrates baseball season and pork with recipes that will help make those nine innings (and whole season) an experience like no other. These recipes – which take a fresh, trend-inspired look at ballpark favorites of sports writers across the country – are just what you need to … Continue Reading →