Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Chicken

This is HANDS DOWN my all-time favorite salad. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and it's perfect for a crowd or a single plate for one.

This is HANDS DOWN my all-time favorite salad. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and it's perfect for a crowd or a single plate for one.

In all honesty, I'm not really one for salads. They bore me. I've been on one too many diets that have consisted of nothing but grilled chicken salads, and I'm pretty much over it.

That being said, you'll know that I'm being completely honest when I confess that there is pretty much nothing I would rather eat these days than a big bowl of this strawberry avocado salad with blue cheese crumbles, walnuts, poppyseed dressing, and yes.... grilled chicken.

Because OMG it is THAT GOOD!



And gorgeous, right?? Just look at those colors!

I love this salad for it's looks alone. It's just a happy looking salad, don't you think? Not a depressing diet salad. 

Although, don't get me wrong, it's plenty healthy! But it's certainly not boring or monotonous or lackluster while being so. 


Marzetti makes my absolute favorite poppyseed dressing (it's usually in the produce section). I've used others that are okay, but this one is just the right consistency. Not too thick, not too thin, and just the right amount of tangy and sweet. 


Enjoy!!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Huevos Rancheros in a Hole

This huevos rancheros play on egg in a hole recipe highlights fresh flavor and bright hispanic taste and color!



One of my favorite dishes I experienced on my LDS mission was the simple plate of huevos rancheros. I had never had huevos rancheros (as well as many Latin-influenced foods) but I loved it when I first had it. The simplicity of eggs topped with fresh Latin ingredients is a natural combination. The only thing I had really ever had with my eggs before was cheese....also the left over syrup with my pancakes. Yes, I was a food simpleton.


I grew up eating eggs in a hole, and recently saw a recipe for avocado and eggs in a whole. That got the thought train going, and next thing you know, I had huevos rancheros in a hole. I tried it, loved it, and thought I would share! Hope you enjoy this simple breakfast! It is refreshing, healthy, and of course, delicious!

Keaton

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

30+ Delicious Poke Cakes

More than 30 poke cakes that are terrific for summertime including 4th of July Berry Poke Cake, Lemon Poke Cake, Thin Mint Poke Cake, and Cookie Dough Poke Cake!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

This easy weeknight dinner was a big time hit at our house!


This easy weeknight dinner was a big time hit at our house!

This simple weeknight dinner is one of my very favorite ways to spice up pasta night at our house! 

The kids and my husband LOVE spaghetti, thank goodness. It's nice to know we have at least one meal a week that everyone will eat. But I get a little bored with the same old spaghetti dish on repeat. When I feel like I just can't do it one more time, I break out this baked up version!

Some things are the same as a traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Like... the spaghetti and meatballs. Also, the sauce. The differences aren't super apparent just by looking at it, but your tastebuds will notice right away! Underneath all that cheese (which is upgrade #1) are layers of parmesan and egg coated noodles and ricotta cheese. They're simple and subtle changes, but oh-so-good!

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as we do!

This easy weeknight dinner was a big time hit at our house!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Pretzel Cheddar Dogs

This pretzel, cheddar dog combination is simple and amazing!


This pretzel, cheddar dog combination is is simple and amazing!


There are some things in life that you get your self on a "treat yo self" type day. One of those things for me is a soft pretzel with a good cheese sauce. I don't know why, but a nice, hot, soft pretzel is one of those foods that speaks comfort and delight to my soul. I rarely ever buy them or have them, but I absolutely love them. 


My wife, Lillian enjoys these as much as I do and all variations of pretzel. For example, if we go to a restaurant and there is a pretzel bun option, she's getting the pretzel bun. Because of our mutual enthusiasm for soft pretzel, Lillian followed  a homemade soft pretzel recipe and was brilliant enough to wrap them around cheddar wursts and then cook them. Result = amazingness. This has become a regular dinner in our household. We almost always have cheddar wursts at home, in case we need a great, quick dinner. We shared this with the rest of our family and it quickly became a hit with them as well. It is now a regular dinner for our family as a whole! I'm convinced there isn't anyone around that could turn one of these down. 

All you do is make the pretzel dough recipe, wrap them around the dog, dip them in boiling water, sprinkle them with salt, and throw them in the oven.



Hope you guys make use of this recipe as much as we do. We absolutely love it!

Keaton

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

20 Memorial Day Recipes

Enjoy these spring-themed recipes that highlight fresh fruits, meat, and desserts for your Memorial Day weekend!

Enjoy these spring-themed recipes that highlight fresh fruits, meat, and desserts for your Memorial Day weekend!

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