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30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

30-Minute Cheesy Nacho Beef Skillet

This quick weeknight skillet dish comes together in just 30 minutes when using ingredients right from your pantry! So, I know my recipe posting has slowed WAAAYYY down.  I’ve been busy with another big project in my life that I’m not quite ready to share.  (NO, I’m not pregnant.)  😉  I’m so secretive, huh??  Sorry!  […]

Explore Distinct Tastes with Starbucks® Single Origin Coffees

Starbucks Single Origin

This summer I had the opportunity to try Starbucks® Single Origin coffees as part of their blogger community program.  I’m thrilled to share my experience in that I loved the Guatemala Laguna de Ayarza K-Cup® Packs and the Rwanda Rift Valley K-Cup Packs.  The Guatemala one became one of my favorite choices for my morning […]

Cilantro Lime White Rice

Cilantro Lime White Rice - copycat recipe of Chipotle Mexican Grill

A copycat version of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s famous cilantro lime rice.  Easy and refreshing. We love Chipotle Mexican Grill, but we do not have one in the entire state of Mississippi.  That’s just wrong!  I’m hopeful someday soon one will pop up in town, but for now, we make our own when the cravings hit.  […]

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Garlic-Caper Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

A quick weeknight favorite after the pork chops marinate overnight, ready to be grilled the next day with rich flavors of capers, garlic and rosemary. We’re starting to use our grill more now that the evenings are starting to cool down.  The entire month of July we were being scorched with 100+ degree weather with […]

On-the-Go with Starbucks® Cold Bottled Beverages

Starbucks® Iced Coffee and Bottled Frappuccino Coffee Drinks

There are fewer things in life that offer me a pick-me-up like Starbucks® coffee.  That’s why it’s natural for me to partner with Starbucks in sharing about their bottled beverages that are the perfect on-the-go pick-me-up. This summer, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of iced coffee.  Last year, a Starbucks store opened right down the […]

Bacon Edamame Succotash

Bacon Edamame Succotash - An easy, healthy and FLAVORFUL side dish or a satisfying meal.

A classic succotash contains sweet corn as it’s main showcase with a form of shell beans mixed in.  We’re bringing it up a notch up by adding crispy bacon, edamame and roasted red peppers.  This satisfying side salad can also be served as a healthy main dish. I actually found this recipe in my mailbox.  […]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort: Our Family Vacation Tradition #SummerAtTheCastle [Birmingham, AL]

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa: Summer at the Castle - Our family summer vacation tradition.

After spending such a fun and entertaining weekend last year at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Resort in Birmingham, Alabama, we decided to make #SummerAtTheCastle a family tradition.  This luxurious golf resort and spa is a perfect destination for a family-friendly getaway. Since moving to Mississippi over three years ago, Birmingham, Alabama became one of […]

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa (For Tacos or Burrito Bowls)

Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa - Just like Chipotle! Slowly cooked, tender and flavorful shredded beef for tacos or burrito bowls.

Just like Chipotle! This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa is slowly cooked to a tender state creating a perfect shredded meat for your tacos or burrito bowls. We love us some Chipotle.  Unfortunately, there is not ONE in the entire state of Mississippi.  We had locations nearby during our six years in Chicago and the two […]

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Mixed Berry Shortcake with Yogurt Cream

Our favorite berry shortcake recipe inspired from a sweet family friend.  A simple mixture of pantry ingredients is dipped into a butter and sugar bath then baked into a scrumptious fruit and cream summer treat. Who doesn’t love a summer berry shortcake for dessert on a warm bright evening?  Heck, I’m all about having shortcake […]

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch

Layered Fiesta Dip with Greek Yogurt Ranch - use store-bought guacamole, salsa and Hidden Valley dry ranch mix for this very easy and convenient layered dip that's pretty, too!.

A kid-friendly party snack with a few simple layers of your favorites, including ranch dip made with Hidden Valley’s newest dry mix specially formulated to mix with Greek yogurt. With the 4th of July holiday coming up, you might be searching for a few appetizers and dips for a party you’re hosting or one you’re […]