black beans and roasted corn taco bar

4 Ingredient Roasted Corn and Black Beans

Last week I shared with you an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I like to do a simple taco bar with all of the traditional fixins plus a few items that are a little bit more unique. One item that has been a continued hit is my simple 4 ingredient roasted corn and black beans. The great thing about this recipe is you can treat it as a side dish, or you can add it to your tacos to give it some extra flavor. For my vegetarian friends, they can make a taco that has "meatiness" without the … READ MORE>

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Cinco de Mayo Taco Bar

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Some people have favorite holidays, I have favorite FOOD holidays. Aside from Thanksgiving and Easter, one of my favorite food holidays is Cinco de Mayo. Not only do I love, love, love Mexican food, it's an easy holiday to celebrate with friends. One of my favorite things to do is set up a Cinco de Mayo … READ MORE>

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Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas

After a month or two of winging dinner, I decided it was time to start menu planning again. In theory, menu planning sounds easy, right? I mean, you write down what you're going to make for dinner each night, shop for the ingredients and then stick to the plan. Not so much. Especially when you're like me and realize you've picked 4 chicken recipes in a row or that all your food has the label of "Asian." That's exactly what happened when I sat down to create my menu for the week so I went back … READ MORE>

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Spinach Artichoke Dip – Easy Dip Recipe

The Better Chip provided me with product and/or compensation for this post, however the opinions I shared are my own. When I was younger, each Sunday afternoon was spent at my Grandmother's house. She'd cook a huge meal and our entire extended family would hang out together. I remember her making all of our favorite foods (I loved her green beans) and afterwards, we'd all just hang out and talk. You know, without cell phones, iPads or other electronic distractions. For years I've been … READ MORE>

no bake cranberry energy balls #outshine frozen fruit bar drizzle

No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze

I created my healthy #Outshine No Bake Cranberry Energy Balls with Strawberry Glaze as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap. This year I have one of those dreaded decade birthdays. Not the over the hill one but the second best, the big 4-0. Having one of those big blow out parties where everyone eats and drinks too much really isn't my style. I much prefer to create memories that I will remember (instead of ones I want to to forget) so I decided a backpacking trip in Glacier … READ MORE>

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Ad: Breakfast Tostadas with Sausage

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias #TheWrightBreakfast It took me a while but I finally figured out that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now that I'm actually eating breakfast (and rather enjoying it), I'm venturing out beyond cold cereal and breakfast bars. Since time is of the essence in the mornings (I am sooo not a … READ MORE>

pumpkin bundt cake recipe

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This post featuring my pumpkin bundt cake was sponsored by Eggland's Best. An Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. Regardless opinions are 100% mine and yours may differ. Every Thanksgiving my mom makes about 3-4 large loaves of pumpkin bread. My brothers, who are in their 30s, still argue over who gets to lick the bowl. I make my share of pumpkin bread as well but each year during the holidays I also like to make a pumpkin bundt cake. … READ MORE>

cajun chicken pasta recipe

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I think you learn a lot about a person by the types of foods they eat or more importantly, the foods they won't eat. I've been dating this guy (more on that later) who has some particular food rules. The thought of anything cheesy and gooey makes him kind of sick and don't get me started on his lack of appreciate for some raw fish. To give him some credit, I have seen his eating habits evolve since we met and he's open to trying new things. He's added more vegetables to his diet and even, with … READ MORE>

loaded pierogies recipe

Loaded Pierogies

I remember the first dinner party I ever threw. I had just returned from a week in Napa and Sonoma where I attended my first cooking class. The food we prepared was so tasty that I wanted to share it with all of my friends. In typical over doing it fashion, I decided I would recreate all the dishes we were taught at the cooking class. Quickly, I realized that I had too much on my plate (pun totally intended). Now, if I'm entertaining I make one signature dish and then supplement it with quick … READ MORE>

Kale Waldorf Salad recipe

Kale Waldorf Salad

Disclosure: This article about creating holiday traditions is sponsored by West Elm. I fell in love with their Scape Serveware and it was the perfect serving piece for this Kale Waldorf Salad. Every person needs a signature dish. For my friend Staci at 7 on a Shoestring, she makes pea salad and my friend Kerri at The Maven of Social Media, she rocks the creamy artichoke and spinach dip. Me? I really like variety so I tend to bring different things all the time. I used to get requests for … READ MORE>