Super Bowl Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

With the Super Bowl happening this weekend I thought I would gather up some of my favorite recipes for football party food. There is a little something for everyone in this list. Yummy dips and snacks and some soups and stews if you are having a big crowd. I have even included some healthy snack recipes since so many people are still working on their New Year’s resolutions of losing … Continue Reading →
National Slow Cooking Month – Recipes and Tips

National Slow Cooking Month – Recipes and Tips

Welcome to National Slow Cooking Month! I grew up watching my mom use her slow cooker, mostly to make roasts, and it was one of the first wedding gifts I used when I set up my own kitchen as an adult. I know that the HotPot (aka pressure cooker) is really big right now, but I still love my Crockpot (aka slow cooker) even more. The best thing about a … Continue Reading →
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 →