Cinco de Mayo

Copycat Orange Julius -- made with just 5 fresh and healthy ingredients! |

5-Ingredient Fresh Orange Smoothie (Orange Julius Copycat)

‘Tis the season for all things Vitamin C, eh? Actually, this may be totally weird to point out, but I have to say that there’s a little phenomenon that exists in our culture that always makes me smile.  I’m guessing you may have noticed it before.  The It’s-Going-Around Phenomenon. It...

Sloppy Joe Tacos |

Sloppy Joe Tacos

At the time this post goes live, pretty sure that life will find me laying out on the beach in Mexico, with four girlfriends by my side, a pina colada in hand, no computer in sight, listening to the waves, soaking up some much-needed sunshine, talking for hours and hours...

The Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever |

Best Chicken Enchiladas Ever!

I know that food bloggers are never prone to hyperbole.  ;) But with these enchiladas, I stand by the title that I gave to this recipe when I first blogged about it in 2009.  These seriously are the best chicken enchiladas ever! Actually, I’m ok saying that because I actually learned...

2-Ingredient Queso Dip -- ready to go in 5 minutes, and so irresistibly good! | #appetizer #gameday

2-Ingredient Queso Dip

I love the guys in my life.  But I have to admit, there’s nothing quite like a full-on girls night. A few weeks ago, my friend Sara a group of friends up to her new house for just that.  Boyfriends and husbands were swapped for beach towels and bottles of...

7 Layer Dip -- a fresh recipe for this classic dip that's always a crowd-pleaser! | #appetizer #gameday

7 Layer Dip

Guess who’s going to the World Series for the first time in 29 years?!?!?!?!?! Kansas Cityyyyyyyyy!!!!!! The last time the Royals made it into the World Series (around this time back in 1985), you probably would have found me rocking my favorite pumpkin suit while cheering on the team.  (Ok ok,...

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken |

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

I absolutely love food blogging.  But I have to confess, there’s one thing about my pre-recipe-developing days that I really miss sometimes about cooking — not measuring stuff. Before I started sharing recipes with you, I was totally “that cook” who prided herself on rarely pulling out a measuring cup...

Fresh Peach Margaritas | #cocktail

Fresh Peach Margarita

I had every intention of turning these peaches into a fresh white sangria. But then chips and salsa snacking happened during happy hour.  (What’s new?) And you know what I like to drink with my chips and salsa.  (What else?) So yeah, rain check on the sangria.  (Delicious decision.)

Bacon Breakfast Tacos |

Bacon Breakfast Tacos

I made you some breakfast tacos, y’all! Actually, this recipe was inspired by my recent trip to Austin — a.k.a. The Land Of Breakfast Tacos — to kick off my partnership with Old El Paso as part of their Freshest Bloggers program.  I will tell you about that in...

Skinny Margaritas | #cocktail #drink

Skinny Margarita

This spring, I finally had the chance to meet a local style blogger whose site I had been crushing on for years — the lovely Julie of Coordinately Yours. This girl is my total kindred spirit when it comes to entertaining.  She loves welcoming friends and family into her home...

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa Recipe | #glutenfree #vegan #mexican

5-Ingredient Mango Salsa

One of the things I love best about living in my neighborhood is the almost daily conversations that everyone has about fresh produce. Nope, not the weather.  Fresh produce. This is entirely due to the fact that we live across the street from the largest outdoor market in Kansas...

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas 3

Fresh Strawberry Margarita

Hey, hey, it’s my birthday!  And I made margaritas to celebrate! Actually, I had all intentions of making a cake, but it’s Cinco de Mayo week here on the blog.  (The best holiday ever to coincide with my birthday each year!)  And we all know that chips and salsa and...

Cilantro Lime Farro | #vegan

Cilantro Lime Farro

For any of you who might be obsessed with Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice, I have been gotten hooked lately on a healthier, protein-rich, ancient-grain version that I think you might like: Cilantro Lime Farro! Have you tried farro yet?  I was introduced to it last year, and wondered where...