• Food

    Make a Standout Cheese and Charcuterie Board

    This post has been so popular! We’ve updated for 2020. Last weekend we hosted our annual Christmas party. Each year our friends gather, bring unwrapped gifts for a local toy drive and even Santa pays a visit. It’s one of my favorite parties that we throw. It’s such a hectic time of year, it’s nice to get our close friends together for one night to celebrate. It’s also the reason why I keep the party menu as simple as possible. This year we had Costco pizza’s (TIP: order them uncut and then you can cut them into small squares), a kale and feta salad, a couple other dips from Costco,…

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    Budget-Friendly Chili Recipe That’s a Guaranteed Crowd Pleaser

    Our family chili recipe is one of my go-to recipes for a game day crowd, fall day or chili cook-off. Legendary Vollmer Chili Football season always makes me want cool weather and comfort food. Living in San Diego, we don’t get cool weather until the end of football season so comfort food will have to do and my family’s chili recipe is my go-to. Growing up, our house was football central. Uncles and cousins would all come over to watch the Lions each week. Cooking for a big crowd was something my parents perfected. Chili was always a go-to for us since it was easy and my family’s recipe isn’t…

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    Halloween Rice Krispie Treats Everyone Will Love

    This post has been updated with some pro-tips that I’ve learned after making these for a few years. We love going to The Yard House. My husband and I love the food and beer selection, the girls love the special treats that come with the kids meal. I decided to recreate their recipe but make them into easy Halloween Rice Krispie Treats, perfect for all of the Halloween activities we have coming up this month.  To make these Halloween Rice Krispie Treats you need the not so secret ingredient, Halloween Oreos. They taste just like regular Oreo’s but have an orange creme center that takes these Rice Krispie Treats from…

  • The only homemade guacamole recipe that you will need. Simple, easy, versatile and kid friendly. This authentic Mexican recipe makes a great dip, appetizer, condiment or side dish for any dinner, potluck or party. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July or summer BBQ. Easy storing instructions and tips on how to shop for avocados. #recipe #guacamole #entertaining #avocado #appetizer

    The Only Guacamole Recipe You Need

    This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through and purchase, I receive a small commission from the retailer at no additional cost to you. I would never link to anything I don’t actually use.  I have a giant love affair with avocados so it’s only natural that I have an easy, go-to recipe for guacamole. Having lived in Arizona and Southern California for 20 years, I’ve had my fair share of really great guacamole, and it’s surprisingly so simple to make if you have fresh ingredients. Guacamole Secret The secret to great guacamole is in the avocados and it all starts at your grocery store. There…

  • Easy, layered, no bake pistachio dessert that is both sweet and salty with a whipped topping. Perfect for Easter Bruch, Mother's Day Brunch, St Patrick's day or just a summer BBQ. Can be made nut-free! #dessert #pistachio #nobake #allergyfriendly #recipe

    Pistachio Delight an Easy No-Bake Dessert

    Pistachio Delight dessert was a childhood favorite in our house and it’s the one dessert that my friends will request that I bring to parties. It’s a pistachio dessert with a Ritz cracker crust. It’s so simple, no-bake and so very good. I still get texts from old friends asking me for my mom’s recipe. Just like my chili and chicken soup, this dessert is super nostalgic for me, it’s a great treat to bring for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, a festive St. Patty’s Day dinner or just a summer BBQ. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the…

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    Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

    Cheesy stuffed meatloaf is one of my family’s favorite dinners. Growing up, our comfort foods where soup and chili but meatloaf was always a good comforting meal. I know I’ve stumbled on something good when even my Mom calls me to make sure she’s making my recipe right. I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to meatloaf and I usually serve it with mashed potatoes. Since I’m trying to watch my carb intake, I’ve made this with mashed cauliflower and it’s just as good. Seriously, you wouldn’t even know it’s not mashed potatoes. Or, if there are any leftovers, I just go for a super low carb snack…