Fried Chicken Dinner Party | Casual Summer Entertaining

Fried Chicken Dinner Party | Casual Summer Entertaining

Fried Chicken Dinner Party - Casual Summer Entertaining |This post is sponsored by #CollectiveBias and The Coca-Cola Company. The story and opinions read here are entirely my own ~ #SweeterTogether It's time to take full advantage of the natural ambiance of the season and move those dinner parties outdoors. Dining al fresco is one of the simple pleasures of the summer season. Whether you're gathering a couple close friends or hosting a casual sit down affair, this Fried Chicken Dinner Party menu is a summer classic sure to please. The Continue reading

Grilled Corn on the Cob | with garlic, hot sauce, & herb butter

Grilled Corn on the Cob | with garlic, hot sauce, & herb butter

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Garlic, Hot Sauce, & Herb Butter | This post brought to you by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine. Each week we've been making trips to our local farmer's market. Alongside of supporting and connecting with the family farmers in our area, we have been enjoying tasty seasonal produce - delivered at the peak of freshness. Last week we began to see the harvest of one of our summer favorites, corn. It's a classic cookout staple and the perfect side dish when grilling. Corn on the cob has never tasted so Continue reading

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

For the past couple of weeks we have been enjoying daily rounds of warm, fresh sweet potato chips...as a family. We got the ok to add sweet potatoes to my little guys diet - so now we are certified lovers of all things apple and sweet potato. This (why have I not done this before) recipe was given to us by CJ's nutritionist.  These chips are the simplest to make and the fact that they are so fresh and natural makes them pretty fantastic too. CJ gets his plain, though I like to add some sea salt to ours. I have yet to experiment with Continue reading

All Natural Homemade Applesauce Recipe: How to Make Stovetop Applesauce

All Natural Homemade Applesauce Recipe: How to Make Stovetop Applesauce

We have recently been given the ok to add apples back into my little guys diet after a long year of solely being fed by a feeding tube.  As you can imagine, I am overly excited {and a little apprehensive as well}.  When limited to just apples and water the most creative one can get is homemade applesauce - but no one is complaining around here. This homemade applesauce recipe is incredibly easy to make especially with the help of a few kitchen gadgets. There are so many varieties of apples available - some of which I have detailed below, Continue reading

Italian Hass Avocado Fries Recipe { & Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest}

Italian Hass Avocado Fries Recipe { & Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest}

This post brought to you by Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine. Football season has officially arrived and it's time to start pulling out your favorite game day recipes. If your a fan of avocados you already know they go way beyond the popular guacamole tailgating dishes. From appetizers to main dishes, there truly are avocado recipes for just about every occasion. Hass Avocados, the most popular avocado in California, are the only variety that are produced year round - making them always in season and Continue reading

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Last week I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Gluten Freely website. If you have not yet taken a peek, I thought I would indulge you a little more by sharing one of their fabulous recipes for Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes. This tasty spin on an all time favorite can be made gluten free {if need be - thanks to General Mills} and are sure to be a huge hit, especially with the little kiddies. I have tested this recipe with both gluten-free and regular ingredients and I have to say we really enjoyed each version. I was actually surprised that Continue reading