Appetizers

Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Take Advantage Of Winter Fruit and Make This Easy Winter Fruit Salad

Winter fruit is the best!  Combine apples, grapes, clementines and kiwi together with a squeeze of lemon and have a dish that everyone will be coming back for. Living in Colorado, there isn’t a lot of choices for fresh produce in the winter, without spending a […]

A One Pot Side Dish To Accompany Your Favorite Mexican Inspired Meals – Easy Mexican Street Corn Recipe

A One Pot Side Dish To Accompany Your Favorite Mexican Inspired Meals – Easy Mexican Street Corn Recipe

A creamy, spicy, cheesy bowl of deliciousness.  What’s not to love about Mexican Street Corn? Traditionally, Mexican Street Corn also called Elotes, is served on the cob covered in a creamy chili sauce with some cheese and lime juice.  Mexican Street Corn is messy, but […]

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Start Your Year Off Right With Black Eyed Peas – Black Eyed Pea and Corn Salsa

Happy New Year!  2016 is going to be a great year full of budget friendly meal plans and delicious kid approved recipes.  Like I mentioned yesterday, tradition says that black eyed peas are good luck when eaten on the first day of the New Year. […]

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016!  Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

A Lucky Recipe To Bring You Fortune In 2016! Easy Pasta Fagoli (Pasta Fazool) with Black Eyed Peas

According to tradition, eating Black Eyed Peas on New Years Day will bring you good fortune in the year to come.  This Pasta Fagoli is a fast and delicious way to eat your black eyed peas. Traditionally, pasta fagoli, pronounced “pasta fazool”, is made with […]

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year!  Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

Appetizers To Ring In The New Year! Easy Homemade CrockPot BBQ Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs make a great appetizer any time of the year.  Whip up a batch of juicy homemade meatballs for New Years Eve in about 30 minutes, and let them slow simmer in the crockpot all day.  For other awesome New Years Eve Appetizer Recipes, […]

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

An Easy Last Minute Christmas Appetizer – Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe

Grandma’s Bruschetta Recipe always reminds me of Christmas!  The red tomatoes, green basil and mint and then the white from the garlic and onions just screams Christmas.  There is something so special about family recipes – especially around the holidays and this fresh and easy […]

Bacon Lovers Rejoice!  This Easy 6-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball Is Sure To Be a Hit At This Years Holiday Party!

Bacon Lovers Rejoice! This Easy 6-Ingredient Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball Is Sure To Be a Hit At This Years Holiday Party!

It’s not a big surprise how much we like jalapeño poppers in our house.  We’ve made bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers and even a jalapeño popper chicken and rice casserole, but this recipe for this easy Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball takes the cake!  It’s so easy […]

A Simple Thanksgiving Appetizer That Can You Can Make Ahead Of Time – Mini Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

A Simple Thanksgiving Appetizer That Can You Can Make Ahead Of Time – Mini Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe | #FoolproofThanksgiving

Yesterday, I shared something new for me at Mom’s Bistro, and shared a simple sewing tutorial for DIY Can Koozies in preparation for Christmas, but not until I wrote and shared that post did it hit me that we always seem to have a Thanksgiving […]

The Easiest Meatless Monday Recipe Ever – 15-Minute Bean Tostadas Recipe with Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans

The Easiest Meatless Monday Recipe Ever – 15-Minute Bean Tostadas Recipe with Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans

This recipe for 15-Minute Bean Tostadas is perfect for busy weeknights, leftover night or like how I was inspired, and used up my leftover Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans.  I like serving tostadas on Thursday nights, for Thursday Night Football.  I will make the setup almost […]

Mexican Made Easy | An Easy Homemade Recipe For Refried Beans That Will Make You Ditch The Can| Easy and Delicious Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans Recipe

Mexican Made Easy | An Easy Homemade Recipe For Refried Beans That Will Make You Ditch The Can| Easy and Delicious Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans Recipe

I love a recipe that I can use in multiple recipes.  Like my CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce, or Chicken Cutlets, or even a juicy and delicious Herb and Garlic Roasted Chicken, and this recipe for Homemade CrockPot Refried Beans will make you ditch the can once and for […]

Another Use For Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy One Hour Kid-Friendly Italian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Another Use For Leftover Spaghetti Sauce – Easy One Hour Kid-Friendly Italian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Tender cabbage leaves are filled with savory Italian meats, cheese and topped with my go-to recipe for everything, CrockPot Spaghetti Sauce.  These cabbage rolls are sure to impress anyone you serve them too, even your kids.  We call Cabbage Rolls “Meatball Surprise Packages” because everyone […]

A Halloween Dinner You Can Make In Only 15 Minutes!  Make These Mini Mummy Pizzas With Your Kids This Halloween | Halloween English Muffin Mummy Pizza Recipe

A Halloween Dinner You Can Make In Only 15 Minutes! Make These Mini Mummy Pizzas With Your Kids This Halloween | Halloween English Muffin Mummy Pizza Recipe

Pizza is a staple for Halloween.  I remember as a kid, having to order our pizza for Halloween dinner at 4 in the afternoon so that we could have it before we went out trick-or-treating.  Pizza is still a staple in my home as an […]

These 20-Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups Are Soon To Be Your New Go-To Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Leftover Chicken | 4 Ingredient Mini Chicken Enchilada Recipe

These 20-Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups Are Soon To Be Your New Go-To Chicken Enchilada Recipe with Leftover Chicken | 4 Ingredient Mini Chicken Enchilada Recipe

We absolutely love chicken enchiladas.  It’s usually the first thing that comes to mind when I want to use my leftover chicken up.  The recipe for the 20 Minute Chicken Enchilada Cups came when I ran out of dishes for Chicken Enchiladas one day at […]

Put A Fast and Healthy Spin on Taco Tuesday!  Simple 30-Minute Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Put A Fast and Healthy Spin on Taco Tuesday! Simple 30-Minute Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Got a surplus of zucchini from the garden?  Use it up and give your next Taco Tuesday a healthy spin, and serve your tacos in zucchini boats instead of shells!  This is a great recipe to encourage kids to eat their veggies, and the leftovers […]

A Game Day Dip Every One Will Love!  Quick and Easy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe with Primizie Caramelized Garlic Crispbreads | Primizie Snacks Review

A Game Day Dip Every One Will Love! Quick and Easy Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe with Primizie Caramelized Garlic Crispbreads | Primizie Snacks Review

As you may have noticed over the past couple of weeks since football started that I have been sharing a lot of snacking recipes.  One of my favorite things to do on Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights is to just snack all night!  We always […]

Fall Has Arrived!  Celebrate The First Day Of Fall with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon And A Bonus Grilled Cheese Recipe

Fall Has Arrived! Celebrate The First Day Of Fall with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Bacon And A Bonus Grilled Cheese Recipe

This sweet and savory soup is the perfect fall dish.  Sweet apples are the ideal paring to mellow butternut squash, and the use of homemade chicken stock, onion, and a slight hint of spice provides a savory balance. Fall is here.  I love this time […]