I've always loved granola bars. In college I would carry them in my backpack for an quick and easy snack - and now I carry them in my purse to tide me over while I'm out shopping, or to hand to my little boys if their tummies start to growl. Better For You Homemade granola bars have half of the ingredients you find in a store bought granola bar, they are easy to make (my kind of food), and DELICIOUS! When Dole asked us if we wanted to partner with them to create a snack hack using some of . . .
With love in the air for Valentine's I wanted to make a delicious snack hack using healthy sugar free ingredients! Of course it had to be pink, or red, or both! So My kids and I came up with this crazy good ombre strawberry grapefruit smoothie! It is grapefruit season and my children have been completely obsessed. So much so that they beg for grapefruit for their lunches. I've been getting them Dole Sunshine ruby red grapefruit bowls since they cant exactly dissect a grapefruit during . . .
Traditionally fondue is cheese - but it has evolved into other dishes that consist of dippers dipped into a communal pot. Today we are doing a main dish fondue - sometimes called fondue bourguignonne. This dish consists of a hot oil or broth and you dip thin slices of meat or veggies. Broth Fondue Broth Fondue is such a fun main dish. I was first introduced to this broth fondue at a restaurant. We piled all of our veggies into the pot and pulled them out as they were done. Cooking . . .
We are almost done with January - how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I'm eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I'm too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive . . .
These thai lettuce wraps are my favorite, ALL TIME FAVORITE. They are inspired from a restaurant called Pei Wei. Every time we go I order these crunchy, sweet and spicy wraps. I crave them, anticipate them, love them. Then the last time I showed up to the restaurant they were gone. discontinued. disgraceful. The only thing left to do is to re-create the recipe for myself. This is the perfect lunch recipe for everyone who is starting their new year's diets and resolutions. Make a big batch . . .
This salsa is not what you are thinking. It is sweet, full of fruit, with a light tasty glaze. Not only is this sweet fruit salsa yummy with cinnamon sugar chips it would be great atop waffles, or atop a sugar cookie spread with cream cheese frosting. I've served this at numerous parties and functions and I ALWAYS get asked for the recipe over and over again. If you know how to chop a few apples, you can pull this recipe off like a pro. This is one of those recipes that my family . . .
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 . . .
I love chicken tortilla soup. The combination of flavors and textures is a party in my mouth. Chicken Tortilla Soup Inspired By Acapulco When I was in college there was an awesome restaurant called Acapulco. We enjoyed dining there and often times I would order their chicken tortilla soup as my entree. I loved that it was full of veggies - zucchini and carrots, and topped with homemade tortilla strips. Heaven in a bowl. So when I made up a pot of this soup for dinner I threw in some . . .
I don't know about you but my kids love go-gurt. You know - the yogurt that comes in a tube that can be eaten without a spoon? They are perfect for school lunches, but I have an even better option for you! Make your own! Skip the artificial colors and flavors and whip up some homemade go-gurt in minutes. Zipsicle Pouches I saw these pouches on Amazon last year and knew they would be so much fun. They are great for these homemade yogurts, but they are also great for homemade otter . . .
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 . . .
Who like's hummus? For those of you who said no, I'm willing to bet you haven't tried it, ha ha! I was scared to try it at first, swore I didn't like it, but it turns out I do! I like it a lot! I've been wanting to combine a few of my fav salad ingredients into a new hummus lately - beets and goat cheese. They have been my salad jam lately and I thought they would be wonderful together on a cracker as well. Crunchmaster As Your Dippers On the topic of crackers - I am still really enjoying . . .
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, . . .