3 Keys for Healthy Snack Ideas

There's a little secret I've been hiding from my readers.  Come a little closer, my dears. Are y'all envisioning the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz? You better not! This is good stuff! Since I hit the dreaded "50" (plus a couple or three more) there have been a few obstacles in my path to staying healthy and vital. Other … [Read more...]

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

When my husband and I were in the middle of the busy child rearing years (oh, only about the last 25 years or so) we knew we could count on date night on special occasions. His birthday, my birthday and our anniversary. Can anyone else relate? It was hard to find the money to both go out and pay a sitter but I knew I could look forward to … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo Party and Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias To celebrate my youngest daughter's 17th birthday she invited several of her friends over for a themed Cinco De Mayo party. Teenagers + taco bar and fixin's = tons of food and fun! As … [Read more...]

Mexican Taco Dip Recipe

My husband may be a hazel-eyed blonde but somewhere in his DNA is a passion for all things Mexican food related. The hotter the better is his motto. As in hot sauce. And salsa. And hot peppers.   Blender brews that chase the rest of us out of the kitchen with tears in our eyes. He researches peppers and grows … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Ideas for Holidays and Beyond

  How on earth is it already New Year's Day? Is it just me, or did time really start flying this year? Somehow I don't want to admit that it definitely has something to do with getting older.  My family embraces many traditions for our favorite holidays. Our best Thanksgiving memories center around consuming a big meal while … [Read more...]

Blue Frozen Punch For Any Party!

I bet you thought I was going to tell you all about a kids Disney Frozen party!  Nope! No little kid's party happening here but I did make a blue frozen punch that would be perfect for children or adults! Recently I hosted a baby shower for my daughter Rachel who is due in January. (Below are my two daughters and my … [Read more...]

Memories of Southern Sweet Tea

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, but my infatuation with the product is all me!   I am a southerner to the core. I say y'all every day just 'cause I like it and that's what good southern girls do. Where I come from is a big part of who I am.   I had no idea what a … [Read more...]

Ranch Oyster Crackers

If you're a sports fan it's an exciting time of the year! Super Bowl, college basketball, Winter Olympics.  If you just like to cuddle up on the couch with that special someone, it's a great time of year for that, too! All of the above are an excuse to make this easy recipe for you to nibble on! Ranch Oyster Crackers have … [Read more...]

Veggie Christmas Tree Appetizer

  I don't know about you, but I tend to go straight for the dessert recipes when I make something for a Christmas or holiday party. This time I went for cute and healthy (or at least healthier than my Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites). See what I mean? Chocolate is my best friend. Sigh. Back to cute and healthy. This is an easy … [Read more...]

Wonton Cup Appetizer

  Disclosure: Today I'm sharing a fun Wonton Cup Appetizer made with Tyson Ground Chicken. This is a sponsored post for the Collective Bias® Social Fabric Community. Insights and opinions are all mine! With the biggest holiday season of the year just around the corner (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year) I am always on the … [Read more...]

Sausage Roll Ups with 4 Ingredients

These Sausage Roll Ups are a party favorite at our house with only 4 ingredients and easy enough for the kids to help! Combine one 8-oz pkg softened cream cheese with one pound cooked sausage. Cut crusts off sandwich bread. Place sausage filling in center of bread, roll up and wrap with half of  a piece of bacon and secure with … [Read more...]

Dried Beef Cheese Ball

My youngest daughter saw me editing these pictures and started oohing and aahing. Yes, this is our favorite cheese ball. Easy, delicious and always a hit with family and guests. To me, nothing says "welcome" like a homemade cheese ball served with  your favorite crackers and the best frozen punch. This is a tried and true recipe that I … [Read more...]

Instant Russian Tea

The slightly sweet smell of an evergreen tree. Christmas tree lights twinkling in a dimly lit room. Strains of beautiful music from Point of Grace A Christmas Story CD.  Sound perfect? The one day that stands out in all our family traditions is Thanksgiving Day. From our family meal of turkey and all the fixin's to hunting down the … [Read more...]

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

I saw this recipe recently, knew we had an abundance of potatoes and decided to try it. Oh.my.word. It was divine. This dish makes a great appetizer, accompaniment to a meal or snacks for the kids.  Since it has bacon in it is qualifies as a meal with meat and that makes my DIY hubby happy. Since the workload is lighter and more fun … [Read more...]

Frozen Jello Punch

Every mom needs to have a few special recipes that she is famous for. For me, those recipes include my Almost Like Candy Bars, Instant Russian Tea recipe and my Slow Cooker Taco Soup. Another one that is at the top of the list? This frozen jello punch recipe! I've served it at my daughter's wedding, our 25th wedding anniversary, my … [Read more...]

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