Monkey Meat… it’s not what you think

Monkey Meat! It's a delicious 3 ingredient sandwich spread that kids go bananas over!

Before you run away, let me clarify – no monkeys were harmed in making this Monkey Meat. There are also no bananas… let me explain… We’re talking family recipes this week, and this Monkey Meat is an OLD family recipe. I was actually just introduced to Monkey Meat last month, and I was extremely intrigued at the name alone. I was at a family reunion, so my mom and her three siblings were there, and at the mere mention of {Read More}

Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe

Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe

I’m going to give you a fair warning here: This Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe is the most addictive hummus you’ll ever consume and it’s so so easy to make! A couple months ago I purchased a couple tubs of hummus at the grocery store to try out. One was a roasted garlic flavor and one was a caramelized onion flavor. The roasted garlic one was delicious, but oh ma gosh, that caramelized onion hummus was phenomenal. It was gone before I {Read More}

Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers

Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers

Last May I flew to Miami for the BlogHer Food Conference and while I was there I attended a fantastic party by the bay, hosted by Wisconsin Cheese. The setting was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cheeses that we sampled. It was such a fun night! Luckily the cheese love didn’t end there. I was asked by Wisconsin Cheese to create a mouthwatering recipe using the cheese of the month – Muenster! Done! These Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers {Read More}

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

These Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos are everything you love about a classic California Roll but deconstructed and piled high on a bed of crispy fried won-ton wrappers!  Last Friday my two oldest kids came home from school with a pile of papers in their arms and then inform me that it was their last day of school. Hold the phone… what!?! The teachers have officially gone on full blown strike. Two weeks before summer was supposed to start. I’m {Read More}

29 Nacho Recipes That Will Rock Your World

29 Nacho Recipes That Will Rock Your World!

Chips and gooey, melty, wonderful cheeeeeeeese! Could there be anything more wonderful in life? I’m a huge fan of nachos, in fact, we have a Sunday nacho tradition. Every week when we get home from Church I whip up a big pan of nachos then we all gather around and dig in. It’s something we look forward to all week. If you think about it, there’s no wrong way to eat a nacho. As long as there is a base {Read More}

California Avocado Toasts – 4 Ways

California Avocado Toasts - 4 Ways!!!

When that 3pm hunger strikes, be prepared with these California Avocado Toasts! With these four easy variations you’re going to want to make a new one each day!  I’m a huge fan of snacking. But what I love most about choosing those creamy California Avocados is that I know I’m getting something good for me, and they taste great too! When paired with cheeses, nuts, and even fresh berries, they’re the ideal snack! This first toast is one of my all time {Read More}

BBQ Burger Bites

BBQ Burger Bites

Get ready to devour these tiny BBQ Burger Bites! They’re mini burgers that are filled with bbq sauce, onion, cheese and bacon all in a golden and crispy crescent cup. BONUS – it’s just 6 simple ingredients! We’ve been living up in Canada for a little over a year now. It’s been a great experience, but there are still lots of things that I really truly miss from living in the States. I’m going to say the #1 thing I {Read More}

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

Spinach and Artichoke Fondue

A few months ago I took a girl’s trip to Las Vegas with one of my best friends. She’d never been before so we did just about everything one can do in Las Vegas in just 4 days. We went to the Hoover Dam, went shopping, dancing, did an aerial arts class, saw some shows, way more gambling than I care to admit, and of course – we ate. Oh you better believe we ate. We ate so hard. On {Read More}

Carne Asada Nachos with Avocado Pico de Gallo

Carne Asada Nachos with Avocado Pico de Gallo

Who doesn’t love a good nacho?! I’m in love with these Carne Asada Nachos with Avocado Pico de Gallo. They remind me of this little drive through Mexican restaurant I used to live by. I would always pick up a large styrofoam container filled with tender shredded beef, and piled high with nacho toppings. It was a guilty pleasure of mine. The carne asada is actually so easy to make since it’s cooked right in your slow cooker. Just rub {Read More}

Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels

You’re going to love these easy, creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pinwheels for a quick weeknight dinner! Last week my kids had Spring Break and my husband happened to have a week off of work, so e.v.e.r.y.o.n.e. was home. We decided to go on a little adventure to this island off the coast of Northern British Columbia called Haida Gwaii. My husband insisted that we go camping, as in tents, campfires, bugs, bears, etc. Keep in mind – “Spring Break” up {Read More}