Liza

Jan 282015
 

Lately I have been in the mood for my Mom’s Taco Salad.  It’s a great recipe (I’ll share it with you all one of these days), a little different than a traditional taco salad.  It’s not hard to make, but it does take a little advanced planning.

This Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe has all the yummy flavors of a taco on one plate. No big shell needed, just add a few crushed tortilla chips to give you that nice crunch.Thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Words & opinions are my own.

I was trying to decide what to make for lunch recently and after going through all the cabinets, fridge and freezer, I realized that I had everything on hand to make tacos.  Which meant that I had everything I needed to make the Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe from the Kraft Recipe Hub.  Hubby likes taco salad, also, so I decided to whip this recipe up for lunch. Continue reading »

Jan 272015
 

This shop and smoky ketchup recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, photos and recipes are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias

When it comes to dips, I don’t limit myself to just chips.  That’s not to say that I don’t love a good chip and dip, because I do.  But I also like to dip chicken strips, fries, onion rings, pizza, and if the sauce or dip is particular good, a spoon.

Smoky Ketchup recipe and Copycat Outback Bloom Sauce recipe with Alexia Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Rings #GameTimeGrub

Hubby has been craving onion rings lately.  They’re not something I’ve ever made before, though my Mom made homemade ones frequently when I was a kid.  Instead, I just picked up a bag of Alexia Crispy Onion Rings when I was shopping at Walmart the other day.  Far easier and much less messy than homemade, for sure, something that has extra merit on game day when you’re trying to feed a crowd. Continue reading »

Jan 262015
 

This shop and my trifle recipe & milkshake shooters have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, photos and recipes are mine alone. #GameTimeMVP #CollectiveBias

Over the weekend I spent some time working on more of my menu for game day.  When I’m trying something new, or even just a variation on something I make often, I like to give them a trial run to ensure they work out the way I think they will.  No one around here minds needing to eat some of the same things twice, I promise.

Game Day Recipes: Butterfingers Peanut Butter Cups Minis trifle recipe & milkshake shooters with DiGiorno Cheese Stuffed Crust 5 Cheese Pizza #GameTimeMVP

I’ve been kind of loving the ButterFinger Peanut Butter Cups since they came out, and when I saw the new ButterFinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis at Walmart not that long ago an idea started to form.  My Mom makes an amazing chocolate trifle with crushed up candy bars.  I thought it would be perfect to replace the candy bars with chopped up ButterFinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis so I picked up a bag to bake with (as well as a smaller bag to snack on). Continue reading »

Jan 202015
 

Bubbles has been asking me for the last few days if it was Valentine’s Day yet.  In order to smooth the transition after Christmas, I kind of talked up Valentine’s Day and how it wasn’t that far away, and that how after Valentine’s Day it would be her birthday.  No need to be sad about taking down the Christmas tree, because we had two other reasons to decorate.

White Chocolate Candy Valentine Hearts are an easy Valentine's treat that you can make to keep or give as gifts. Only 2 ingredients and easy enough to make that your kiddos can help or make on their own!

So far she’s colored a number of construction paper hearts which she then taped to the inside of the front door.  After assessing her work she suggested that I should probably pick up a few more decorations the next time I was at the store.  Thanks to the Target Dollar Spot we now have a few other items up, too. Continue reading »

Jan 162015
 

I received an Avalon Bay Air Fryer for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

I kind of love fried foods.  Don’t you?  I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in Maine where we always had plenty of potatoes which meant lots of homemade french fries, or what, but that crispy outside with the warm, soft inside – yeah.  It’s good.

Air Fried Homemade Potato Chips recipe made in the Avalon Bay Air Fryer

I don’t always love the extra calories that come with frying, though.  Many of you may be in the same boat, especially since this time of year a lot of people are recommitting to their health and healthy eating.  Which may mean you’ve sworn off fries, chips, mozzarella sticks, fried fish, or a number of other things. Continue reading »