Barbecue Chicken Nachos

Barbecue Chicken Nachos

There are lots of big football viewing parties happening this time of year and nachos are a snack everyone loves. How about changing things up though and trying these barbecue chicken nachos instead? I’m going to give you the base recipe for the bbq chicken nachos, but you can of course customize them any way you like. Don’t be afraid to try new and different combinations of toppings either, barbecue … Continue Reading →
Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

Recipe: Smoked Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon

  Okay, so some chefs will say the jalapeno popper movement is past its prime, but honestly people still love them. If you are one of the lovers of poppers go ahead and make them anytime you want and rejoice! Today I dressed this up by adding crab meat to the mix!  You can use canned crab meat or fresh, whichever you like, I used canned in my recipe and it great. These … Continue Reading →
It’s National Pistachio Day! Health Benefits of Pistachios

It’s National Pistachio Day! Health Benefits of Pistachios

    Today is one of those fun holidays, National Pistachio Day! To celebrate I thought I would share with you all some of the health benefits of eating pistachios. 1 ounce serving of pistachios is 49 nuts and 160 calories There are 6 grams of protein in a 1 ounce serving of pistachios Pistachios are naturally cholesterol-free and sodium-free (be careful buying packaged pistachios that may have had salt … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Super Bowl Food Stats PLUS Super Bowl Recipes

Infographic: Super Bowl Food Stats PLUS Super Bowl Recipes

The Super Bowl is not just about football, it also is about food and a lot of it. This week’s infographic shows some of the major foods that are consumed during the game and how much of each. The chicken wing statistics really surprised me. I knew they were popular but the amount consumed just on one weekend is astounding! I’m one of those few people who is really not … Continue Reading →
Healthy Popcorn Snacking Options

Healthy Popcorn Snacking Options

  Today is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with popcorn but make it healthier. We all know popcorn can be quick and easy with microwave popcorn but it has a lot of stuff in their that is not good for us. At the movies none of us are quite sure what that butter topping they put on it is exactly either. I promise you that you can make healthy popcorn easily … Continue Reading →
Fire Roasted Texas Caviar

Fire Roasted Texas Caviar

Need a dish to take to a party? This Fire Roasted Texas Caviar is great any time of the year. I originally made this recipe at a local cooking class but have since modified the recipe to make it my own. There are a lot of recipes for Texas caviar, but for my version I like to roast the corn, onion, and peppers which gives it another level of flavor … Continue Reading →
National Popcorn Month and Science of Popcorn Infographic

National Popcorn Month and Science of Popcorn Infographic

This week’s infographic is all about popcorn since October in National Popcorn Month. I have always been a fan of popcorn. When I was young my dad always made popcorn in a skillet on the stove – a black pan with a green lid. Over the top he added some melted butter. When I saw Dad making lots of popcorn and putting the finished into a brown paper bag I … Continue Reading →
The Better Chip Review

The Better Chip Review

The folks at The Better Chip sent me some samples to try out recently. Good stuff. Hubby and I both enjoyed tasting the different varieties. What makes these unique is that it is not a flavoring they add to the outside of all the same chip – instead the ingredients are actually in the chip! Fresh Corn – This was one of my favorites. It actually has fresh whole corn … Continue Reading →
Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars & Snacks Review and Giveaway

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars & Snacks Review and Giveaway

Just about all of the kids around the country are back in school now I think and so parents are always looking for quick and easy after-school snacks or quick breakfasts on the go or a little extra something to add in to school lunches. Sunbelt Bakery sent me a big box of there granola bars and snacks for my family to try out and I think they are perfect … Continue Reading →
Homemade Microwave Popcorn – Healthier and Cheaper than store bought packages

Homemade Microwave Popcorn – Healthier and Cheaper than store bought packages

Popcorn is one of those snacks that everyone seems to love. Growing up it was always a treat when popcorn was made. My Grandma H. had an electric cooker and this cool colored aluminum bowls she always put it in. At the indoor movies we always got a bucket full. But best of all was Dad’s popcorn. He had an old skillet that was seriously beat to hell that he … Continue Reading →