Jul 122017

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Looking for a quick and easy low carb breakfast option for when you’re busy or on-the-go? Jimmy Dean has you covered with their new Simple Scrambles!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I often have trouble finding time to make breakfast for myself and my husband in the mornings. We have both been following a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so we can’t just grab something like a donut to eat when we’re busy or on-the-go.

We usually eat bacon or sausage, eggs, and cheese for breakfast, but it’s often hard to find the time to cook it. Bacon especially takes a while to cook, and it’s something you really have to pay close attention to. My husband often rushes off to work without eating breakfast, simply because we just didn’t have the time to cook anything.

I recently heard about Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles, and I thought it would be a perfect solution for the mornings when I am too busy to cook breakfast for us.

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles come in three varieties – bacon, meat lovers and sausage. You can find them at Walmart, in the refrigerated meats section next to the pre-cooked bacon.

I love how easy these are to cook up. You simply peel the lid off, pour the (REAL!!) eggs in the cup, microwave for 45 seconds, stir, add the meat and cheese, and microwave for an additional 20-30 seconds. That’s it!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

I have to say, these Simple Scrambles taste really good! I was afraid they might taste a bit bland or rubbery, but they actually taste like something I would cook myself at home. I love that they are high protein and low carb, and are a fantastic option when I need a quick and easy breakfast. My husband will be taking these to work with him now too!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

The portion size of this product is just perfect. It’s not too much, but it’s enough to leave you feeling full and satisfied. They certainly did not skimp on the meat and cheese either!

Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles

We are planning on taking a family vacation soon, and really want to keep costs as low as we can. We are planning on bringing our own food and eating in our hotel room for most of the vacation. Eating out with toddlers is not really very fun, it’s expensive to eat out all the time, and it can also be challenging to follow a low carb diet when eating out at a restaurant. I will definitely be packing some Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles to take with us on our trip. Our hotel room has a microwave and a refrigerator, so we will be all set!

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 Posted by at 3:22 pm
Jun 122017

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

Cauliflower seems to be all the rage lately, and I have totally jumped on the bandwagon! I use cauliflower in place of rice and potatoes all the time. I even recently made a cauliflower ‘hummus’. It was delicious, and surprisingly, very similar to regular hummus!

With summer just around the corner, I am now thinking about how to use cauliflower in my favorite summer salads. It’s such a versatile vegetable that can be used so many ways. I can’t wait to experiment with it some more and see what other fun recipes I can come up with.

I have always loved potato salad, but my husband and I have been eating low carb for over 6 months now, and our diet no longer includes potatoes. Not to worry, though, because cauliflower makes a great faux potato salad!

Spicy Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

Cauliflower on its own can be a bit bland, so I added a little spice to this recipe by adding Colman’s Mustard. Mustard is always a staple in my home, and I usually have at least half a dozen different flavors on hand. It adds so much flavor to my dishes, and it also fits well into my low carb lifestyle.

Spicy Cauliflower Potato Salad

Colman’s Mustard is spicy, but it’s a nose hot, not a throat hot. It doesn’t leave your lips feeling like they are on fire, but it has a nice amount of spice to it. It’s kind of like a mix between wasabi and cayenne pepper, and it’s delicious!

Spicy Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad


  •        2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  •        2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •        Salt, pepper and paprika to taste
  •        2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  •        2 tablespoons sour cream
  •        1 tablespoon Colman’s Mustard
  •        2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  •        2 tablespoons finely diced celery
  •        2 tablespoons diced green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss cauliflower, salt, pepper, paprika, and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl until cauliflower is well coated.
  3. Arrange cauliflower on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 22-24 minutes, until cauliflower is slightly browned and crispy. (I prefer baking my cauliflower instead of cooking it on the stove because it gets more moisture out of the cauliflower and keeps the salad from getting soggy.)
  4. Remove cauliflower from oven and allow it to cool.
  5. Transfer cauliflower to a medium-sized bowl and add hard-boiled eggs, celery and green onion.
  6. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Colman’s Mustard, and a dash of salt and    pepper.
  7. Pour dressing over cauliflower mixture and toss until well combined.
  8. Cover cauliflower salad and place in refrigerator for at least one hour to allow the flavors to combine.

Spicy Cauliflower Potato Salad
Spice up your summer dishes with Colman’s Mustard! Find lots of incredible recipes on their website here.


 Posted by at 5:37 pm
Jun 012017

This is a sponsored post for Colman’s. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer is almost here, and one thing I am really looking forward to is all the yummy food I will be eating! My family gets together quite often during the warm summer months, and we always have a great time catching up with each other, playing with our kids in the back yard, and eating delicious foods, of course!

One of my favorite summer dishes is deviled eggs. My husband and I have been on a low carb diet for over 6 months now, so eggs have become a staple in our home. I love deviled eggs because they are so versatile and delicious. You can really flavor them up any way you want, and they are a perfect ‘grab and go’ food. No plate required! As a Mom of two busy toddlers, finger foods like this are definitely my friend.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

One ingredient I always add to my deviled eggs, no matter which flavor direction I go in with them, is mustard. I love mustard so much that I always have about half a dozen different flavors of it in my refrigerator. You can really add so much flavor to your favorite dishes by adding a bit of mustard. It just gives it so much more depth.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

I was recently given the opportunity to try out Colman’s Dry Mustard. I have never tried this product before, but I was very intrigued by it, as I love mustard so much. I also love all things spicy, and when I heard this mustard had a great kick to it, I knew I had to try it!

Spicy Deviled Eggs

I added the Colman’s Dry Mustard to my deviled eggs, and it sure did give them a nice ‘kick’! The heat from this mustard is not throat hot, but nose hot. It’s sort of like a cross between wasabi and cayenne, and it’s delicious!

Colman’s Dry Mustard can be used in lots of recipes to really bring out the flavor and heat. Add a pinch to pasta, sprinkle on your pizza or serve on sushi! I can’t wait to add this mustard to some of my other favorite dishes, like summer salads and dips!

Spicy Deviled Eggs


  • 2 Tablespoons Colman’s Dry Mustard
  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 5 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoon dried chives
  • 3 tablespoons Sour Cream


  1. Hard boil, cool and peel eggs.
  2. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and carefully remove yolks.
  3. Place yolks in a bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Mixture should be smooth and creamy.
  5. Spoon yolk mixture back into the egg whites.
  6. Garnish with additional dried chives, if desired.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

What dishes will you add Colman’s Dry Mustard to?

 Posted by at 12:01 am
Nov 282016

Beat the bloat this holiday season with a low carb cheese board! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post. 

Cheese boards are a popular appetizer choice during the busy holiday season, and it’s easy to see why. I mean, who doesn’t love cheese?! Cheese boards are so great because they are really easy to put together. You just get a bunch of your favorite cheeses and finger foods, arrange them on a board, and call it a day. It’s a nice way to offer your guests a lot of variety, without a whole lot of effort on your part, and you don’t have to worry about dirtying up a whole bunch of dishes either.

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When making cheese boards, people usually tend to load them up with a whole bunch of carbs – slices of crusty bread, crackers, bread sticks, etc., and lots of sugary fruits like grapes and figs. While those foods are delicious, they can be an unwelcome temptation to people who are trying to watch their weight, or for people with certain medical issues. This holiday season, I decided to offer my guests a low carb cheese board instead.

How to Make a Low Carb Cheese Board

My low carb cheese board starts off with some delicious cheese, of course! I love Stella cheeses. They are so flavorful, and really quite reasonably priced. That makes it easy to pick up a few different varieties to please all of my guests. I also like the fact that I don’t have to go to a fancy cheese store to find them, as they are available at Walmart and my local grocery store. They have quite a large selection of cheeses (16!!) to choose from, too, which is great. I chose four different varieties of Stella cheese for my cheese board – Parmesan, Romano, Asiago and Italian.

Stella Cheese

The Parmesan and Romano are both hard cheeses, so I decided to use them to make some cheese crisps in place of crackers. All you have to do to make these is shred the cheese with a grater, lay it out on a paper plate, top with any seasonings you want and pop it in the microwave for one minute. Let them cool for another minute, remove from the plate, and they will crisp right up! You can also make these in the oven by laying the cheese out on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper and cooking for 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees.

Stella Cheese Board

I made plain Parmesan, rosemary Parmesan, black pepper Romano and crushed red pepper Romano cheese crisps. They came out so good, and I loved the flavor of all of them! They have a really nice crunch to them, and your guests will never miss the crackers!

Stella Cheese Crisps

I see a lot of people just stick a big hunk of cheese and a knife down on their cheese board, and that always bothers me. My guests did not come visit me to have to work for their food! It’s fine to do that with soft cheeses that are more suited for spreading, but I like to cut my firmer cheeses up into bite-sized pieces so guests can just pop them onto their plate or in their mouth, and not spend time cutting up their own cheese. It just makes things flow better too, when people are lined up to get their food.

Stella Cheese Board

I added four different meats to my cheese board – ham, hot capicola, prosciutto and pepperoni. Just have your deli slice these thin, then roll them up tightly and place them on your board.

Stella Cheese Board

Instead of loading up my cheese board with a bunch of sugary fruits, I loaded it up with a selection of low carb vegetables. These pepperoncinis, Mediterranean mushrooms, olives, pickles and banana peppers have a lot of flavor and perfectly compliment the meats.

Stella Cheese Board

Your guests will have fun experimenting and trying out new flavor combinations. I love pepperoni and a banana pepper on a black pepper cheese crisp!

Stella Cheese Crisp

If you want to add some fruit to your low carb cheese board, berries are a good option. I added a few strawberries in, as they are not terribly high in sugar and they bring a little pop of color and freshness to the cheese board.

Finally, I added some almonds to my cheese board. Guests always love to snack on nuts, but some nuts like cashews and chestnuts are high in carbs. Almonds, Brazil nuts, Macadamia Nuts, peanuts and pecans are all great low carb options to add to your cheese board.

Stella Cheese Board

This holiday season, give your guests an appetizer they’ll feel good about – a delicious low carb cheese board featuring a variety of Stella cheeses. Check out their website for some more great recipes, along with tips for the perfect wine pairings! Additionally, you can enter to win a trip to Napa Valley! How awesome would that be?!

What will you add to your low carb cheese board this holiday season?


 Posted by at 10:52 am
Nov 262016

My kids are both showing a lot of interest in Christmas this year, so I’ve been researching fun advent calendar ideas for kids. I never had an advent calendar when I was a kid, but I always thought it looked like so much fun. If you’re not familiar with advent calendars, they are calendars containing small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day of Advent (the 24 days leading up to Christmas).

There are some really creative advent calendars available now, so if you’re looking for fun advent calendar ideas for kids, you’ll want to check these out! They are a really great way to get your kids excited for Christmas. They will love opening a door on their advent calendar and finding a surprise each day! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post.


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2016


Take a festive tour of the galaxy with the LEGO® Star Wars Advent Calendar. Open up a door each December day to reveal a Star Wars themed minifigure, starship, vehicle or other themed collectible. Once you’ve collected all 24 gifts, unfold the playmat and create your own epic Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and space-based adventures. This is the perfect holiday gift for any life form. Includes 8 minifigures plus a Battle Droid.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar


Have some festive fun counting down the days to your little one’s favorite holiday with this Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar. 24 doors reveal buildable, turtle-themed surprises. Turtle figure can be equipped to look like Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael or Leonardo using any of the 4 included bandanas.

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar


Add excitement for kids with this LEGO LEGO Friends LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41131. Open a door each day in December for holiday fun. This advent calendar toy includes Emma and Naomi mini-doll figures. There are 24 secret compartments a child can open, each containing its own buildable surprise. The LEGO Friends holiday-themed calendar includes musical instruments, a microphone and DJ decks, a hamster, a fireplace, a snowman and ice skates. When you open up a new compartment each day, you can count down to Christmas. With this LEGO advent calendar, you can visit the website each Sunday to find new building instructions. Children will enjoy the anticipation it brings

LEGO City Advent Calendar 60133


Give children a fun holiday-themed toy set with this LEGO City Town LEGO City Advent Calendar 60133. Your little ones will enjoy the anticipation it brings. LEGO City features 24 different surprises, one for each day of the season. This advent calendar toy includes Santa’s sleigh and presents, a snow scooter, a Christmas tree, a helicopter, a shop, a cookie stand and much more. The set also includes several buildings, vehicles and mini-figures. Each door can be opened to reveal the surprise of the day.

The Elf on the Shelf Advent Calendar


Count down the days until Christmas with “The Elf on the Shelf.”

Barbie Advent Calendar


Celebrate the holidays in signature style with this Barbie Advent calendar. Open 24 days of compartments to discover a fab fashion, cool accessories and even a gift.


Kurt Adler Paw Patrol Advent Calendar


Count down the days to Christmas with your favorite Paw Patrol buddies with this Kurt Adler Paw Patrol Advent Calendar.

Despicable Me Advent Calendar


Your little ones can build all kinds of merry mischief when you count down to the holidays with the Minions Movie Advent Calender. Featuring 24 different holiday-themed surprises, which they can open and build each day, it adds to the fun and excitement of Christmas. It comes with three never-before-seen buildable Minions in special festive outfits along with an array of interchangeable parts such as arms, feet and googles.

Monster High Advent Calendar


Build a haunted holiday surprise every day and count down to the festive fun with the Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Monster High! The advent calendar features 24 mystery windows. Open one each day to discover a different buildable Monster High-themed surprise, including three buildable mini fashion figures, small character-themed builds, and winter accessories like a tree and skis.

Play-Doh Advent Calendar

With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, there’s no knowing what festive creations you’ll be able to shape for the season — and beyond! Play-Doh and all related properties are trademarks of Hasbro. Includes 24 surprises, playmat, and 5 cans of Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound.

Mega Bloks Smurfs Advent Calendar

24-day calendar with a new surprise every day (24 Days to build and collect). Over 150 pieces including 2 buildable Smurfs. Mega Bloks has released another smurfing hit with this Smurfs Holiday Advent Calendar Build picture-perfect winter scenes with presents, a snowman, a sled and more to smurf the Holidays like a Smurf. Smurf your Holiday Season the Blue way with the Smurfs Holiday Advent Calendar from Mega Bloks.

Peanuts Advent Calendar

Spend the Christmas season in Peanuts style with this fun advent calendar from Galison. Each window reveals holiday antics from all your favorite Peanuts characters.

Kurt Adler Sesame Street Advent Calendar, Multicolor

Help your little one to count down the days to Christmas in adorable style with the Kurt Adler 9.5 in. Sesame Street Advent Calendar. All your Sesame Street pals are featured on this wintery scene, including Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Telly, and many more. Each day, flip a door around to reveal a number.

Kurt Adler 9.5 Frozen Anna and Elsa Advent Calendar

Count down the days ’til Christmas with Anna and Elsa with this Frozen Advent calendar from Kurt Adler! Queen Elsa and Princess Anna are featured here opening gifts with their snowman friend, Olaf! Turn each door to reveal the next number as you count down ’til Christmas.

Fisher Price Thomas & Friends Minis Advent


Christmas on the Island of Sodor is the most festive time of all, and now children can celebrate the holiday with this special MINIS-themed Advent Calendar. There’s a different MINIS “gift” inside every door, including 6 exclusive minis with holiday-themed decorations. Children will love counting the days to Christmas and receiving a special “gift” for each day.


Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar


Includes 18 Tsum Tsum figures, 6 large, 6 medium and 6 small in holiday attire. It also comes with 6 holiday themed accessories, and 6 seasonal head pieces. Open a new window each day to reveal a surprise! Collect, stack and display your favorite holiday themed Disney Tsum Tsum characters! Each holiday accessory is stackable and can be used to stack a large, medium & small Tsum Tsum figure on its own or used to build out an even taller stack with other accessories! Head pieces fit on each large Tsum Tsum figure for the perfect holiday decoration.

Which one of these fun advent calendar ideas do you think your kids will like the most?

 Posted by at 12:42 am
Nov 252016

Happy Black Friday, everyone! Are you excited to snag some great deals?! I’ve been on the lookout myself, and I just couldn’t pass up sharing this one I found with you! This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission if you click on a link in this post and make a purchase.

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Tiny Prints Holiday Card Collection

I love shopping at Tiny Prints for holiday cards and photo gifts for friends and family. Photo gifts are such an excellent gift idea! For the past few years, I have made my Mom and Mother-in-Law photo books of my kids for Christmas, as well as photo mugs, calendars and more. They are always a huge hit. Grandmas LOVE photo gifts!!

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 Posted by at 12:01 am
Nov 172016

If you love cranberry as much as I do, you’ll totally flip over these delicious cranberry desserts!

Cranberry is such a wonderful fall and winter flavor, don’t you think? I look forward to that fresh, tart flavor year after year. Most people only think about canned cranberry around the holidays, but there are so many awesome cranberry desserts that can be made using fresh cranberries, too.

Cranberries are not only flavorful, but they are really good for you too. They are loaded with antioxidants that can help with your heart, brain and skin. That’s a great reason to add more of them into your diet, right? I think so!

Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming right up, and I can’t wait to try making some of these delicious cranberry desserts. I’m sure they will be a huge hit with my family, and it will be fun to try something new! Take a look at the list of cranberry desserts below and delight your family’s taste buds with a tasty treat this holiday season. Need an idea for a potluck? These recipes would work well for that occasion too! It’s always fun to bring a new recipe no one has ever tried before and be the hit of the party!

10 Cranberry Desserts to Crave

Cranberry Cheesecake – From Gate to Plate
Chocolate Orange Cranberry Fudge – Beyond Frosting
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – Sunny Sweet Days
Sweet & Scrumptious Cranberry Bread – Busy Being Jennifer
Low Sugar Cranberry Coconut Macaroons – Food Done Light
Cranberry Walnut White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bites – The Frugal Fairy
Cranberry Loaf with Eggnog Icing – JaMonkey
Cranberry Cashew Bark – All She Cooks
Orange Cranberry Biscotti – Cooking on the Front Burner
Cranberry Tea Cookies – PPR Giveaways & Freebies

Don’t these cranberry desserts all sound amazing? I can’t decide which one I like the best!

Which of these great cranberry desserts will you try making this holiday season?

 Posted by at 10:00 pm
Nov 162016

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ClubTysonFFL

It’s football season again, and I’m so excited to share a couple of quick and easy game day recipes with you! My friends and family love football, and we are from New England, so I bet you can easily guess who our favorite team is.

When I have company over to watch the game, I don’t want to spend the whole time in the kitchen slaving over the stove. I have two toddlers, so I am already busy enough tending to them, without adding extra work. I want to be able to relax, watch the game, and spend some quality time with my friends and family.

I keep our game day gatherings pretty low key. I don’t go all out with decorations and fancy food with crazy ingredients and lots of steps. I’m on a pretty strict budget and I just don’t have the time for all of that. The food I serve on game day is quick and easy, affordable, and also very tasty. Ball Park® Franks and Tyson® Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wyngz are both available in bulk packages at Sam’s Club, so I can save time and money on my game day food! Both products are super easy to cook, and so versatile that I can do quite a lot of different things with them.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

When I think about what kind of food to serve during a football game, barbecue and buffalo flavors both come to mind. During a recent game day, I made Buffalo Chicken Naan Pizzas and Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Hot Dogs. They were both a big hit!

The recipes I’m sharing in this post are for smaller portions, so they can be used to feed your family any night of the week, but they can be easily doubled or tripled if you have a large amount of people at your game day gatherings.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

I absolutely love these Tyson Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wyngz. They are a cinch to cook – just put them on a foil-lined pan sprayed with cooking spray and toss them in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Super easy! They also have an amazing buffalo flavor. If you love spice, you’ll love these tasty Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wyngz. I love putting them in salads, on pizza, in sliders, and they are fantastic just dipped in ranch or blue cheese dressing. There are really so many wonderful things you can do with these!

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

Nom nom!

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

I had so much fun making these Buffalo Chicken Naan Pizzas. They are spicy, cheesy, and perfect for game day because you can just dig in and eat them with your hands – no utensils required!

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day


  • 5 cups Tyson Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wyngz
  • 2 loaves of Naan bread
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons diced green onion + more for garnish
  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • ½ cup shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • ½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with cooking spray. Bake 1.5 cups of Tyson Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wyngz for 15 minutes.
  2. While the chicken is baking, prepare the sauce.
  3. To make the sauce, combine ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, green onion, and ¼ cup blue cheese in a small bowl.
  4. Divide the sauce and spread equally over both loaves of Naan bread.
  5. Top each loaf of Naan bread with equal amounts of Colby/Monterey Jack cheese blend.
  6. After the chicken is done baking, chop it into bite-sized pieces, divide, and top each loaf of Naan bread with equal amounts of chicken.
  7. Divide remaining blue cheese and Mozzarella cheese, and top each Naan bread with equal amounts.
  8. Place Naan bread pizzas directly on the center rack of a preheated 400 degree oven (just leave the oven on after the chicken has finished baking and it will be ready to go!), and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Your friends and family will love these pizzas, and I’m sure they will also love these Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Hot Dogs!

Ball Park® Beef Franks are so juicy and delicious, and I love how they plump up as you cook them. They are ready to eat in just a few minutes and you can put pretty much any toppings you want on them. I remember eating these all the time as a kid, and they bring back so many great memories of camping and gathering with friends and family on game day.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

The pineapple, jalapeno & red onion relish I made was a perfect combination of sweet and spicy and really paired so well with the hot dogs.

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

The barbecue sauce and melted pepper jack cheese took these franks to another level!

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day

Quick and Easy Recipes for Game Day


  • 4 Ball Park Franks
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 pineapple rings, diced
  • ½ of a jalapeno, diced (take the seeds out if you don’t like a lot of spice)
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 2 slices pepper jack cheese


  1. Grill hot dogs over medium heat for 6-10 minutes, or boil for 4-5 minutes.
  2. While the hot dogs are cooking, prepare the relish. You could also make this shortly before your guests arrive to save more time.
  3. To make the relish, combine pineapple, jalapeno, red onion and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Line a deep casserole dish with hot dog buns.
  5. When hot dogs are finished cooking, place them in hot dog buns.
  6. Top each hot dog with relish, ½ tablespoon barbecue sauce, and pepper jack cheese.
  7. If you really want to get into the game day spirit, arrange your cheese to look like the threads on a football. If you don’t want to spend the time doing that, just throw it on top!
  8. Place hot dogs in preheated 350 degree F. oven for 5-7 minutes, until cheese has slightly melted.

These hot dogs are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and are sure to be a big hit!

What are some of your favorite game day recipes that are quick and easy, and affordable too? Let me know in the comments!

 Posted by at 1:18 pm
Nov 022016

I absolutely love Mexican food. I really think I could eat tacos and quesadillas every day of the week and be completely satisfied. There’s just something so amazing about that flavorful combination of salsa and melted cheeses, don’t you think?

This morning, I was craving Mexican food before I even had my morning coffee, so I decided to use the Naan bread I had on hand to make a Mexican breakfast pizza. If you’ve never had a breakfast pizza before, you totally should. It’s hearty and satisfying, and a great way to start off the day. I love that you can put anything you want on it too!

Naan Mexican Breakfast Pizza

For this Mexican pizza, I used scrambled eggs, a medium salsa, shredded Monterey Jack/Colby cheese and topped it off with one of my favorite garnishes – green onions. It was so delicious!

Naan Mexican Breakfast Pizza

The thing I love most about this pizza is how quick and easy it is to make. There’s no fussing around with making a pizza crust because you just throw your toppings on the Naan bread. After you put whatever your little heart desires on top, pop it in the oven for 8-10 minutes, and it’s done! That’s faster than ordering a pizza for delivery!

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and don’t be afraid to experiment and add your own favorite toppings. This pizza is big enough to serve 2 people a light breakfast, or if you’re really hungry, just eat the whole thing by yourself!

Naan Mexican Breakfast Pizza


  • 1 loaf of Naan bread
  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack/Colby cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • Diced green onions for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Top Naan bread with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
  3. Spoon the salsa evenly around the pizza.
  4. Add scrambled eggs.
  5. Top with remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
  6. Bake on a baking sheet for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and top with green onions. I used a full tablespoon, but I really like green onions. You may want to use less depending on your preference.

Do you think your family would enjoy this Naan Mexican Breakfast Pizza? Would you add any other ingredients to yours?


 Posted by at 2:16 pm
Nov 022016

Can you believe November is here already?! It’s almost Thanksgiving, and I am getting so excited for all of my favorite foods – turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, stuffing, green bean casserole, and of course, all of the delicious Thanksgiving desserts!

No matter how full you are after eating Thanksgiving dinner, you can’t help but find just a little more room in your belly for your favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Isn’t it funny how that works? My family always brews up a big pot of coffee and indulges in a beautiful selection of Thanksgiving desserts. I am so excited to see what everyone is going to make this year!

I’ve been thinking about what I am going to bring for my Thanksgiving dessert, and I found so many awesome recipes while browsing on Pinterest. I put together a list of 50 of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts, including dumplings, pies, brownies, bread pudding, cookies, fudge, cake and so much more! I can’t wait to bake some of these tasty treats to share with my family!

50 Must-Have Thanksgiving Desserts

  1. Amish Apple Dumplings from Tastes of Lizzy T’s
  2. Amish Peanut Butter Cream Pie from The Baking ChocolaTess
  3. Apple Brownies from TipHero
  4. Apple Pie Bread Pudding from Will Cook for Smiles
  5. Apple Soda Dumplings from Lydi Out Loud (shown above)
  6. Autumn Leaves Crusted Apple Pie from Kudos Kitchen by Renee (shown above)
  7. Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies from The Recipe Rebel
  8. Buckeye Fudge from Barefeet in the Kitchen
  9. Butter Tart Squares from The Recipe Rebel
  10. Caramel Apple Fudge from Lil’ Luna
  11. Caramel Apple Sheet Cake from Chef in Training
  12. Caramel Pecan Carrot Cupcakes from Garnish and Glaze
  13. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes with Butter Pecan Frosting from Half Baked Harvest
  14. Chocolate Cream Pie from Jamie Cooks It Up
  15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Hugs and Cookies
  16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with Crunchy Toffee Topping from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
  17. Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie from Healthy Seasonal Recipes (shown above)
  18. Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices from Mom Loves Baking
  19. Cinnamon Sugared Pecans from Cooking Classy
  20. Coconut Crescent Layer Bars from Sincerely, Mindy
  21. Cranberry & Cream Trifle from Spend with Pennies
  22. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies from Mom on Time Out
  23. Dark Chocolate Cream Pie from Chocolate, Chocolate and More
  24. Gingerbread Biscotti from She Wears Many Hats
  25. Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites from Created by Diane
  26. Mini Pumpkin Pies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Topping from Hello Little Home (shown above)
  27. New England Apple Cider Cake from A Family Feast
  28. Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie from Food’s Master
  29. Old Fashioned Southern Sweet Potato Pie from Sage Trifle
  30. Pecan Pie Cheesecake from Baking Beauty (shown above)
  31. Pecan Pie Cake Roll from Home. Made. Interest.
  32. Perfect Pumpkin Roll from Chef in Training
  33. Pumpkin Almond Croissants from Love and Confections (shown above)
  34. Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  35. Pumpkin Creme Brulee from My Organized Chaos
  36. Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle from Taste of Home
  37. Pumpkin Marshmallow M&M Blondies from Sincerely, Mindy
  38. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler from Lauren’s Latest
  39. Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Flavorite
  40. Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from Two Sisters Crafting
  41. Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies from Sincerely, Mindy
  42. Pumpkin Spice Truffles from Sally’s Baking Addiction
  43. Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce from The Country Cook
  44. Sugar Cream Pie from The Domestic Rebel
  45. Sugar Free Pumpkin Bread from Wholesome Yum
  46. Tiramisu Tart from Bake with Christina
  47. Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Pie from A Family Feast
  48. Turkey Crust Pumpkin Pie from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
  49. Vanilla Magic Custard Cake from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts
  50. White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake Bars from The Silly Girl’s Kitchen

Which of these Thanksgiving desserts do you think your family would enjoy the most?

100 Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes

 Posted by at 1:20 am