It's a hot and sweaty summer! We're cooling off in every way possible, beach, pool cold treats you name it. One of my favorite treats is a coke icee. I also really love a drink called "dirty coke" or "dirty diet coke." So when we mix the two of those and get a dirty coke icee its kinda incredible. It'll take plain ol' coke to a whole new level! What is a Dirty Diet Coke? (or Dirty Coke) A Dirty Coke, or Dirty Diet Coke is a mixture of coconut + lime. Seriously, it is the most heavenly . . .
I love oatmeal in just about every shape and form. The first time I tried overnight oats was on a girls trip. My friend volunteered to bring these for us for breakfast! I was so excited for a hot steaming jar of "overnight oats"...but when she handed me a chilled jar of oatmeal I was shocked! My shock quickly turned into happiness as I devoured the entire jar that morning. Smooth creamy oats, sweetened with honey, vanilla almond milk and banana. Chia seeds + our favorite toppings make . . .
During summer, when the heat is unbearable, the last thing we want is a heavy meal. We turn to grilled meats and veggies, light salads and ice cold lemonade. Instead of a green salad try making this beautiful rainbow quinoa salad for your next meal or party! In all honestly I do not like raw bell peppers...but there is something about this salad. The combo of the churchy veggies and seasoned quinoa that makes it all perfectly balanced. The beans, celery and savory quinoa are perfect! I made . . .
Have I ever told you that I hate tomatoes and onions? I'm sure I have. Because of this aversion I have always steered clear of the classic seven layer dip, but as I've gotten older I've become a little braver and now eat some dishes with tomato and onion. When I tasted seven layer dip I was floored and I loved it! How could I love tomatoes? I don't know, but I know that seven layer dip is about as delicious as it comes. Crunchmaster This past March, Des and I were able to attend Expo . . .
One of my loves is soft cheese. I love goat cheese, feta and blue cheese, and add one of these to pretty much anything and I'm in! Soft cheeses was honestly what I missed the VERY most during pregnancy. Darn those un-pasturized delicious cheeses! Bring on the blue cheese burgers, greek salads, goat cheese pizzas, and of course - blue cheese slaw! I created this delicious slaw using my mini kitchenaid stand mixer and the fresh prep attachment. There is such a difference between a . . .
This is my Grandma Doxey's Recipe for beef stroganoff. She makes it so great...like grandmas always do. My grandma would make this beef stroganoff often with leftover beef roast from her traditional Sunday roast and potatoes dinner. So if you have leftover steak this meal would be perfect for that! However if you are making from scratch, and fresh beef you can make it on the stove-top or in a pressure cooker! Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff Why would you want to use . . .
One of my husband's favorite desserts is a pizzookie from BJ's restaurant. A warm cookie straight out of the oven that is topped with ice cream? Yes please! With that in mind I wanted to create a skillet cookie at home for him for Father's Day. The secret to those crispy edges and soft center in a skillet cookie is melting your butter before creating your recipe. I know it sounds crazy - because melted butter in a regular cookie will create pancake flat cookies. But melted butter in . . .
Ribs are a man's best friends...but are they the cooks? Typically you have to boil ribs, slowly bake them for hours. Then smother them with BBQ sauce and grill them till they're all nice and sticky. SO MUCH WORK. So how about we cut your rib time down by hours! This country ribs recipe is fall off the bone tender, smokey with a tangy sticky glaze you cannot get enough of. I made this country ribs recipe for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and we have made it 1-2x a week ever since. . . .
It's time to honor dear ol' dad. In addition to a delicious meal, we hope you spoil him rotten. We have a round up of some fantastic gift ideas for the old man! Many of the items on this gift guide have been a huge hit with my husband over the years, so I first hand reviews on many of these items. All of the items on the image below are clickable to make it easy for you to check out the details on everything. We hope these items inspire you to spoil the man in your life coming up in a few . . .
It is officially, unofficially summer! The other day I whipped up a pot of summer corn chowder and thought I would share with you all this delicious way to toss in lots of summer produce. Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer foods - but serving plates of boiled corn gets a little bit boring during the warm months. I have a few ideas up my sleeve for savoring this delicious summer food, like this corn chowder and my sweet corn salad. Chowder For Beginners I know it is easy to be . . .