We are SO EXCITED to launch our Fresh & Lean Family Dinners summer meal plan today! Summertime eating is a favorite of mine. Who doesn't love all of the fresh produce and outdoor grilling during this season? Our summer meal plan showcases all of those delicious summer foods. Why Meal Plan? Meal planning helps keep your grocery bill within budget. (It also keeps me from eating out!) Meal planning helps you eat healthier. Meal planning eases the "whats for dinner?" . . .
4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the tradition, the friends and family, and the food. We do all of this because we LOVE this country. There is no better place in the world and I am grateful for those who have fought and given their lives so we can have a rich and full life. These 4th of July recipes are made to be delicious, but also to create memories and tradition. We have everything from main dishes, to sides and desserts, and even drinks. So dig in! Main . . .
A summertime favorite growing up was s'mores. We would make them while camping along with tin foil dinners and banana boats. Some roasted their marshmallows perfectly, some lit them on fire, and some just ate them raw. It was always a fun and delicious tradition. Years later when I became a newlywed, my husband and I bought an outdoor fire pit and had a few friends over for s'mores. I creates a s'mores bar with some fun new ingredients. Today, I want to share some of those with you! . . .
One of the new hot products out there now is the Electric Air Fryer. We have received so many questions and comments about this new appliance that knew it was something we needed to review! After owning an air fryer for a while we're ready to tell you everything you need to know about an air fryer. WHAT IS AN AIR FRYER? An air fryer is basically a mini convection oven. Because it is such a small space the air is able to get HOT VERY FAST, it circulates around the food and cooks it quickly, . . .
Lemonade is the perfect summer refreshment, right? We have some pretty killer lemonade recipes here on the blog. Be sure to check out our classic lemonade and our strawberry lemonade. Divine. But today I want to talk to you about my newest creation. Sparkling Lavender lemonade. The Benefits of Lavender I think every mom out there needs a little R&R, and this lemonade is just that. Lavender is kind of the swiss army knife of home remedies. It aids in: insomnia anxiety . . .
This spring I taught an instant pot class for Pinner's conference in San Diego. It was so much fun and had so much information and recipes I thought- why don't I have all this written down somewhere for others to access? I'm finally, now, getting around to writing everything you need to know about an Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker. Feel free to leave some of your own tips in the comments! Here is a link to all our instant pot / pressure cooker recipes. Instant Pot brand worth it? We get . . .
My first taste of this buffalo chicken dip recipe was at a 4th of July. I ate and ate and ate that dip. I couldn't believe I had never had it before, because it was soooo delicious! This post was created in partnership with Bare Snacks. All opinions are my own. Simple Ingredients You'll never believe how easy it is to create this buffalo chicken dip recipe. The ingredients are probably in your fridge. hot sauce blue cheese dressing cream cheese jack cheese . . .
Many people have told me that I make the best scrambled eggs recipe. Recently my husband was making himself a scrambled egg sandwich and asked me how I make my eggs taste so good. I had never really thought about my eggs being any different than your standard run of the mill scrambled eggs. How Are These Eggs Better? So - I asked my husband what was different about MY eggs vs other people's eggs. He said that they were simple and most importantly they were the perfect consistency. . . .
Pickled red onions and vegetables definitely do not get enough credit. They need to go on your to-try list NOW! I promise you wont regret it! They are so easy and incredibly tasty - adding a punch of flavor to any dish! A few years ago I visited the Yucatecan peninsula in mexico for a trip. After hiking the the mayan ruins we settled down for a delicious lunch at a hacienda. It was where I first became obsessed with pickled red onions and led to loving all the picked vegetables we often . . .
Homemade fries are one of our favorite quick weeknight sides we turn too. Throw some delicious meat in the instant pot and bake up some fries. We love all varieties like these cheesy potato fries and sweet potato fries. However, these garlic parmesan fries often take the cake! How to make garlic parmesan fries Here are some tips to making garlic parmesan fries POTATOES: Leave the skin on the potatoes for extra crispiness. Also choose potatoes that are shorter they make the perfect . . .
One thing I always call my mom and ask her is how to make hard boiled eggs. It's a simple task, but one I can never remember how to do. Recently I started making my eggs in the pressure cooker, and I'm converted. I'll include stove top instructions for the traditionalists, but I'm telling you - eggs in the pressure cooker are perfection. Simple Ingredients The ingredient list is pretty simple when it comes to hard boiling eggs. Water and eggs. To avoid cracked eggs, always start with . . .
Des and I been playing around with offering meal plans for a very long time - so we thought we would give you guys a little taste and see how you like it. The Dinner Time Curse I hate to admit this...but even as a food blogger...there are times I really struggle to get dinner on the table. I go thru times where I REALLY don't want to make dinner. Ordering a pizza or having my husband pick something up just sound a lot more appetizing that chopping, cooking, and cleaning it all up! But . . .