Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Easy Foil Packet Recipes and Cooking Tips – Main dish, side and dessert!

Foil packet cooking is becoming a trend, again. Putting your ingredients in foil packets lets you pack in a ton of flavor and clean up is much easier. “En papillote”, which is French for “in parchment” is the style you are actually using when cooking in foil packets. The pouch that is formed allows steam to build up for cooking the ingredients which leave food very moist and the flavors … Continue Reading →
Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Summer Family Fun – Ideas and Recipes for Backyard Family Time

Even though we are getting closer to the end of summer there is still plenty of time left for summer family fun. Just head out to your own backyard for a day full of fun and quality time together making amazing memories. When it is time for dinner, work together as a family to create a fabulous family dinner of Grilled Panzanella Salad and Cheesy Flatbread Pizzas. Top of the … Continue Reading →
7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

7 Easy Marinades, Sauces and Rubs for Fabulous Grilled Meals This Summer

Summer is still in full swing and sitting on the patio while grilling dinner and sipping a cold drink is a great way to relax and enjoy the season. Using marinades, sauces, and rubs is an easy way to change-up the same foods you are used to grilling and boost the flavor. While you can mix them up from scratch, it is even easier to get some help from McCormick … Continue Reading →
Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net … Continue Reading →
Football Shaped Foods for the Big Game Plus Free Printable Super Bowl Bingo Cards

Football Shaped Foods for the Big Game Plus Free Printable Super Bowl Bingo Cards

The big game day is coming, Super Bowl LI (the 51st event) on February 5, 2017. If you are hosting or attending a party below are some fun football shaped foods that you can make for the football game. Some of the ideas are even things you don’t have to cook! I’ve also included a download of some free Super Bowl Bingo cards for you. These are just a fun … Continue Reading →
Chicken Appetizer Recipes

Chicken Appetizer Recipes

We all have lots of recipes for chicken wings to serve as appetizers, but how about some new ways to use chicken in your appetizers and little bites? I’ve been working with Sanderson Farms (disclosure: I am compensated for my work with them) for a few months now and am happy to use their 100% natural chicken. While I love so many classic appetizer recipes, most of them are not … Continue Reading →
4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

4 Amazing Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving

I love using the slow cooker, and other cooking tools, whenever I can to make my life easier especially on the holidays like Thanksgiving. The folks at McCormick have come up with four amazing recipes that will be perfect this Thanksgiving, or any day, that you can make right in your slow cooker. If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner and have to cook multiple things you know that we all … Continue Reading →
Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Chicken is a favorite food for most kids and the great thing is that it can be eaten cold which means it is perfect for kids lunches. I’m working with Sanderson Farms right now (disclosure – I am being compensated) and they asked me to come up with some bento box type lunches for the back-to-school season. Sanderson Farms was started in 1947 and is the 3rd largest poultry provider in … 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 … 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) … Continue Reading →