Healthier Nachos for Super Bowl Snacking

Healthier Nachos for Super Bowl Snacking

The Super Bowl is coming up and there will be lots of eating happening. The problem is that most of the food we are used to preparing is not so healthy. Nachos are always a favorite, but there are things that you can do to make them a bit healthier and chances are most folks are not even going to know because they will still taste delicious! The folks at … Continue Reading →
Buffalo Wing Phyllo Bites (Fillo Bites or Filo Bites) – Easy Appetizer Recipe

Buffalo Wing Phyllo Bites (Fillo Bites or Filo Bites) – Easy Appetizer Recipe

During the holiday season I want some easy appetizers that I can throw together quickly that just about everyone will like. The folks at Athens Foods shared this great recipe for Buffalo Wing Phyllo Bites that is just what I am looking for. Phyllo is, I believe the original spelling of the dough, but I see it often as Fillo, like on the Athens package, or sometimes even Filo (one … Continue Reading →
Goldfish Puffs Snacks for Teen Game Night

Goldfish Puffs Snacks for Teen Game Night

Who doesn’t love Goldfish snacks? I loved these myself when I was young – and still do! When my son was little it was a favorite snack and he loved when we went to different restaurants and they gave him a little bag of Goldfish crackers. Even now as a teenager (18) he still will always eat Goldfish crackers. When we have family game night I set them out and … Continue Reading →
Ultimate Guide to Nuts [infographic]

Ultimate Guide to Nuts [infographic]

I love nuts! This must be something I inherited from my mom because she loves nuts too. Raw, roasted, salted, glazed, you name it, I like it! However, my least favorite nut is the peanut (really a legume). Oddly enough that is Hubby’s favorite nut. Opposites attract I guess. As I have been losing weight I have found that a small handful of nuts is a great snack for me … Continue Reading →
Crispy Turkey Pepperoni Chips Recipe

Crispy Turkey Pepperoni Chips Recipe

As I have mentioned before, protein is a high priority in my diet these days. However, I do still crave certain types of food sometimes – especially chips. Carbs are not the best thing for me to have though all the time. I had found a pin about pepperoni chips and thought I would try to make them. This was another Pinterest triumph! I was so surprised how much I … Continue Reading →
Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

I have been seeing recipes and mentions of roasted chickpeas, or roasted garbanzo beans, a lot lately. Last night I thought I would give them a try. If you are unfamiliar with chickpeas (garbanzo beans) they are often found cold on salad bars, the are pale little round things. Hummus is also made primarily with chickpeas (I love hummus). Roasting them makes them crunchy! They are also a great source … Continue Reading →
Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

This is definitely a splurge recipe, but it is delicious! I made this to take to my mom and dad’s house on Christmas and everyone loved it. There is no potato in the dip, it’s just all the yummy stuff you put on a baked potato. We served this with Ruffles potato chips. You really need a nice hearty chip like this for this dip which is fairly thick. I … Continue Reading →
Fun with Lit’l Smokies and Giveaway (Little Smokies)

Fun with Lit’l Smokies and Giveaway (Little Smokies)

So it is not a party without Lit’l Smokies, right? I know here in St. Louis anything made with Lit’l Smokies seems to be a party food favorite. The folks at Hillshire Farm sent me some ideas and coupons to try them out. I played around with these the other night and wanted to share. I added in a few of my own ideas too. All of the recipes/instructions for … Continue Reading →
Halloween Food Ideas

Halloween Food Ideas

My mom is the big Halloween fan in our family and holds the annual party. Even though I do not have my own party I still love looking at all the fun and creepy ideas for Halloween foods and treats. I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Some of these Halloween foods are cute, some of the Halloween food is just gross looking! Yikes! Pick what will … Continue Reading →
National Guacamole Day and Easy Guacamole Recipe

National Guacamole Day and Easy Guacamole Recipe

Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day? Nice! Here is an easy recipe to make your own guacamole at home, but if you prefer to buy already made that works too. May I suggest some nice crispy tortilla chips and a margarita to go with that guacamole?   Guacamole really is easy to make and tastes so much better than any store bought pre-made guacamole. You can easily … Continue Reading →