We are HUGE fans of Zupas Cafe in Utah. This was like the mecca for the perfect soup, salad, and sandwich place. We always grab their Nuts About Berries salad and this Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. Since we live quite far from the actual restaurant then we make copycats at home, of course. Make them together and your belly will be so happy. Let's break down this salad. Nuts about Berries Salad There are three main components added to the salad to make the ever popular nuts about . . .
Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper. We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices. She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers. I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad. This post is sponsored by Redmond Real Salt. These salts are truly my favorite and all opinions . . .
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! . . .
Several years ago I was at a craft night. A friend brought this spinach dip and I could not get enough. It was simple, flavorful, and yummy. I asked her for the recipe and it is seriously a cinch! Minimal ingredients, but lots of flavor! Favorite Dips Dips are one of my favorite treats. They make eating veggies so darn delicious! If you haven't already check out our taco dip or pesto hummus. Seriously so good! How To Make Easy Spinach Dip The ingredients are simple: . . .
Do you like lemonade? Then you'll love limeade! It is refreshing and tart and delicious! This recipe is a twist on a classic limeade - Brazilian Limeade! It has a creamy, sweet component that will keep you pouring glass after glass. I recently made this at a party and I received an inbox full of recipe requests the next day! How To Make A Simple Syrup First you want to make a simple syrup - equal parts sugar and water. Heat on your stove top just until the sugar is dissolved. . . .
I don't know about you, but whenever I make up a protein shake for myself, by kids beg and beg until I pour some of mine into a cup for them. So - when Kidzshake reached out to use and asked if we wanted to do an Instagram post with them I jumped at the chance! Today we are making a shake JUST for the kiddos - this kids peanut butter cup protein shake is going to rock their world. Simple and Delicious My husband makes a protein shake really similar to this that my kids adore, so I'm . . .
Growing up red enchiladas were always a favorite...that love has spilled over into my own little family as well. These are always a delicious, easy, comfort food that we enjoy. My mom always relied on the seasoning packet for these babies - 'cause lets face it - canned red sauce is...well...yucky. So I have a red enchilada sauce recipe that will knock your socks off. Items From Your Pantry I actually really like the good ol' seasoning packet as well, but making homemade is nearly as easy . . .
Halloween is my verrrrrrry favorite holiday!!! I love the decorations, the costumes, and the food! Today I want to share a treat that whipped up for our little Halloween Party. I call it Candy Corn Popcorn - but really it is a twist on our Marshmallow Popcorn Recipe. Find the recipe HERE, or check out the Halloween version below. Candy Corn, Love It Or Hate It In all reality, I hate candy corn. There are candy corn lovers, and there are candy corn haters. I fall into that hate . . .
Today I want to chat about WATER! The source of life. I am actually a water lover. I enjoy a nice big glass of ice water almost as much as a nice big glass of Diet Coke. But let's face it - sometimes it gets boring. Flavored sparkling water is a big trend right now, but I'm here to tell you that making your own still, infused water is just as good, if not better than those expensive canned waters. Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottle Waste Today we've teamed up with Dopper to bring water . . .
When Des and I went to Disneyland last month one of our FAVORITE things we ate were the skewers at Bengal BBQ. Bengal BBQ is located right across from the Tiki Room and they serve the most delicious and fresh food. Let me tell you, it is such a welcomed treat after eating churros, corn dogs, and ice cream cones. I knew right away that I needed to re-create this at home. At the park we ordered Chieftain Chicken Skewer and the Safari Skewer. The Chieftan Chicken Skewer is a simple . . .
I have a really fun recipe for you today! I have some really creative gourmet twists on the classic hot dog - perfect for a hot dog bar this 4th of July. If you've missed some of our potluck ideas this week, we have them all linked here. The Inspiration for Gourmet Hot Dogs A few years ago my husband and I took a trip to Kauai. Near our hotel was a little hot dog shack called Puka Dog. We ate there on a whim and we were hooked! We had to go back again before we left. They are unique . . .
I grew up with a family that loved to hunt and fish and camp. I have really fond memories of fishing with my dad and then cooking up our catch for dinner. Some have an aversion to sea food, but I kind of adore it - especially salmon. It is packed with healthy omegas and leaves you satisfied without feeling like you ate a brick. Salmon with a Kick I've been making this recipe every since I was a newlywed. It's fast and tasty, which is kind of my motto. The combination of the flaky salmon, . . .