Mini Mac & Cheese Pot Pies

MINI MAC & CHEESE POT PIESSince my family’s palate is very sparse, I have to find new ways of serving up the things they’ll actually eat.  I have a pretty good recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that I don’t mess with, but when I saw a magazine ad for Mini Chicken Pot Pies, I was itching to make some mini comfort food and thought “mmm… Mac & Cheese.” 

With as many likes that my not staged, dark and grainy Instagram picture received, I figured I had to blog them 🙂

Double Coverage Game Day Snack with Cheez-It Crunch’d

It’s just a few weeks now until the ‘Big Game.’  I was really into football this year, but since my team suffered a loss yesterday, February 1st is going to be more about the food for me than the actual game .

I personally think Big Game parties are all about grazing.  A little of this, a little of that.  Savory. Salty. Sweet. Crunchy. Chewy.  A combination of all of the aforementioned.

Quick & Easy Mini Bruschetta

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  Are you searching for the perfect recipes to serve guests at your New Year’s holiday parties?  If so, how about these Quick & Easy Mini Bruschettas.

Sweet Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe from MasterChef Junior

MasterChef Junior gives the best junior home cooks in America the chance to showcase their culinary abilities and passion for food through a series of delicious challenges.  Host and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay is joined by restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot on the MasterChef Junior judging panel.

Back to School Chiquita Bites Snack Ideas

APPLE CARSHere in our Texas community families are counting down the days until school starts.  August 25th.  That’s just a little more than 3 weeks!  And that’s when the chaos of early mornings, afternoon pickups, dance lessons, soccer games, homework, girl & boy scout meetings….well yeah ALL of that begins again.  Time is precious but there is only so much of it in our days and sometimes it’s just easier to have things prepared for us in advance.  For healthy snacking that’s already prepped for you, Chiquita Bites have you covered.

Fruity Pebbles Apple and Peanut Butter Stackers

fruity pebbles apple stackers

I love Fruity Pebbles.  There I said it.  I am not kidding.  When my sister came to visit with her boys last year she was in my pantry and said “it was so nice of you to buy Fruity Pebbles for the kids for breakfast.”  Umm yeah, okay, I went along with it 😉

It all stems from when I was a kid.  You couldn’t get Fruity Pebbles in Canada (maybe you still can’t?  I don’t know!).  We would do our twice a year shopping trips over the border and my ‘treat’ was a box of Fruity Pebbles.  I would ration that cereal like it was gold.

The Perfect Cookbook for Mother’s Day, Barbecues and Beyond: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Toby Amidor provides delicious, yet healthy recipes to whip up for mom on Mother’s Day or to add pizazz to summer barbecues and celebrations, all featuring Greek yogurt in her new cookbook: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen!

Toby is a leading nutritionist, dietician and recipe developer who currently contributes to the Healthy Eats Blog for the Food Network, US News & World Report, and many others.  She’s also a sought after recipe development consultant who’s worked with celebrity chefs including Elie Krieger, Jamie and Bobby Deen, among others.

Chili Garlic Crab Dip – Low Fat, Great Tasting

A&W TEN - Chili Garlic Crab DipWhen we purchased our home last spring, one of the things that appealed to me about it was this great backyard deck for entertaining.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Snowman Waffle Pops #FROZENFun

Do You Want to Build a Snowman? #shopAre you as excited as my daughter is about the release of the Disney movie FROZEN on DVD on Tuesday, March 18th?  And I’m excited about the price rollback of the DVD at Walmart from $16.96 to $14.96.  Even better…if you pick up some specially marked 24 ct. boxes of Eggo Waffles there’s a $5.00 coupon on it for the FROZEN DVD as well.  Waffles and a movie…that’s some affordable entertainment right there folks!

Win Your Home Team Over at the Big Game Party

The best football game party is going to be at your house this year!  Just in time for February 2nd, El Monterey has the Best Taquitos of the Big Game for you and your friends to munch on while you cheer for your favorite team.

El Monterey has four new amazing tastes for their Taquito line up.