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Southwest Chicken Quinoa Salad

This Southwest Chicken Quinoa Salad is made with leftover chicken from the night before that has been seasoned with cumin, salt, and pepper. The other night we had tacos and my delicious restaurant-style Mexican Cheese dip. When we were finished, we had a lot of meat leftover – both ground beef and shredded chicken breast …

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

This Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes Recipe is a Cheesecake Factory Copycat recipe! They can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. One of my favorite restaurants to visit is The Cheesecake Factory. Every time I go, I try to get a different dish, so that when I come home I can recreate …

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Kid-Friendly (And Affordable) Vacation Spots Guaranteed to Satisfy Your Travel Bug

Parents planning a kid-friendly vacation should mentally prepare for the whiplash of emotional ups and downs (and financial twists and turns). Whether you’re trying to convince your little ones to venture out of their chicken-nuggets-and-fries comfort zone or power through jet lag notorious for putting a damper on family vacations, expect complaints from cranky toddlers …

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Get a Travel Loan and Take That Bucket List Trip You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Do you want to travel somewhere that you never thought you would be able to afford? Is your travel bucket list full of places to visit like Spain, Italy, or even somewhere like California to Disneyland? It’s still possible for you to visit even if your wallet says otherwise!  One way to accomplish this is …

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Christmas Crack – a delicious salty crunchy and chocolatey treat

This Christmas Crack recipe has been around for many years! You may know it as Saltine Cracker toffee but around here, we call it Christmas Crack! Around here, the holidays mean lots and lots of baking. Yesterday, Kayla and I did something we have been wanting to do for a long time. We made some …

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Prosciutto Brie and Honey Topped Crackers

This recipe for Prosciutto Brie and Honey Topped Crackers has been sponsored by Breton Crackers. All opinions listed are 100% my own. I LOVE when the holidays roll around because I get to eat more cheese and crackers during this time than any other time out there. My husband is a meat and potatoes man. …

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Jams and Jellies That Make the Perfect Christmas Gift

Do you love to give homemade goodies to your friends and family for Christmas? These jams and jellies make the perfect Christmas gift that keeps giving all year long. Over the years when money has been tight, I have found that making homemade goodies to give as gifts works even better than a store bought …

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3 Recipes you HAVE to Try on Your Next Camping Trip

It’s a complete myth that going off-grid for an outdoor camping adventure means you need to sacrifice delicious homecooked food. Whether you are going on a romantic getaway or just want to get out and enjoy the great outdoors with your family, you can have some of the best food cooked right over a campfire. …

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How to Make a Fun and Festive Grinch Punch

Spend the Christmas holidays doing all the fun and festive things like having a Grinch party and serving this delicious Grinch Punch! When the kids were little and the holidays rolled around, I tried my hardest to have fun themed days. There were times when we would have a Polar Express day, a Winter Wonderland …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Buckeye Candy

This chocolate peanut butter buckeye candy recipe is the ultimate Christmas candy! I make these every year to give to friends and they travel well. Learn how easy it is to make these and you can start a new candy tradition today. This post was originally published on December 3, 2012 and has been recently …

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