Monthly Archives: May 2017

Baked Spaghetti with BBQ Chicken & Bacon

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, BBQ sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

This creamy, dreamy Baked Spaghetti recipe is tossed in a cheesy, bbq sauce with shredded chicken & crispy bacon for a delicious meal made in under an hour!

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On a day to day basis,¬†there’s a good chance you’ll find me in one of two places, in the kitchen or at the grocery store. Fitting, since I’m a food blogger and all! ūüėČ

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Lasagna Bolognese: Two Ways

Whether you’re looking for everyday delicious¬†or elevated gourmet, in these two recipes for lasagna bolognese, one is made in 30 minutes for weeknight dinners, while the other is a¬†slow cooked traditional lasagna bolognese, perfect for weekend celebrations!

 

 Learn how to make a slow cooked lasagna bolognese, great for weekend celebrations, or a 30 minute lasagna bolognese, perfect for weeknight dinners!

 

For this post, I partnered up with my friends at Anolon to create delicious recipes for both easy weeknight meals and elevated weekend dinners, all using their Umber collection of cookware, including the 7.5 quart stockpot and 11 piece set of pots, pans and lids.

 

To start off, I created an easy weeknight one pot lasagna bolognese that’s made in only 30 minutes!

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Berry Cream Fillo Baskets

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they’re perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ’s!¬†

Berry Cream Fillo Baskets are a deliciously simple dessert, made in only 10 minutes, they're perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July or Summer BBQ's!

These berry cream fillo baskets are the perfect bite-sized patriotic dessert for a summer cook-out! I’m a fan of the popular¬†“flag cake”, but after a huge plate of BBQ I thought something small and light would be better!

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Spiked Ginger Lemonade

This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it’s so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

I partnered up with Bundaberg to create this delicious cocktail with their tasty ginger beer!

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This easy ginger lemonade recipe can be served as a mocktail, or with vodka as a cocktail, it's so refreshing and perfect for warm summer days!

It’s summer time, and the living’s easy! Time to pour up a glass of this refreshing ginger lemonade recipe and relax!

Memorial Day is on the horizon (like it starts tomorrow, woo hoo!) and I came up with the perfect cocktail to celebrate the occasion, Spiked Ginger Lemonade.

It’s essentially a combination¬†of homemade lemonade and a Moscow Mule and it’s incredible!

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Cheesecake Bars

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, they’re filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars are a deliciously easy dessert, made with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, they're filled with chocolate, peanut butter goodness!

No bake cheesecake bars, yes, please, all summer long!!!

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Spicy Buffalo Macaroni Salad

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe gives a flavorful kick to a traditional pasta salad with the addition of jalapenos, cayenne pepper & buffalo sauce!

This spicy macaroni salad recipe was originally posted on the blog in May 2012 when the Bond family threw a BBQ for Memorial Day Weekend. It was the first time I cooked original recipes from the blog for my friends and family in Oklahoma!

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Cajun Turkey Cobb Salad

This gluten free Cobb Salad recipe is colorful, flavorful & so easy to make! It’s topped with Cajun turkey, avocado, tomatoes & creamy Cajun ranch dressing!

This gluten free Cobb Salad recipe is colorful, flavorful & so easy to make! It's topped with Cajun turkey, avocado, tomatoes & creamy Cajun ranch dressing!

Yes, I said CREAMY CAJUN RANCH DRESSING, and yes, it’s the greatest thing ever!

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Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

Yesterday was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to combine two of the most trendy ingredients of the summer, salmon and chipotle,¬†in a new dish!

Salmon is the superfood fish that is packed with Omega 3’s which help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while keeping your mind sharp and skin glowing! This colorful and vitamin-rich fish has been one of the most searched foods of the summer and I just so happen to think that I’ve created the perfect salmon recipe!

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Grilled Fruit Sangria

Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!

Red Wine Sangria is given a delicious twist in this refreshing cocktail recipe that features cinnamon sugar grilled peaches, apples, oranges and lemons!

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and what better time to bust out the grill and grill up a juicy, delicious cocktail! Wait, what, grilling a cocktail, are you crazy?!

Why, yes, yes I am kind of crazy, but we’re not actually grilling the sangria here, we’re grilling the fruit that goes in the sangria!

Two years ago, I created this Grilled Strawberry Lemonade¬†and it was such a hit on the “Grill Your Whole¬†Meal” segment I hosted on San Diego 6 News, that I couldn’t wait to find more drinks to grill up!

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Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!

Jerk chicken kabobs with pineapple and bell peppers, the perfect 5-ingredient, gluten free recipe to toss on the grill and serve with honey lime sauce!

There’s nothing I love more than firing up the grill for dinner on warm summer nights¬†and weekend BBQ’s!

This weekend we put our first offer in on a house (eeeeek!) It’s so exciting and terrifying at the same time. This house needs A LOT of work, so I’ve been putting some serious spreadsheet skills to use creating a list of all the work that needs to be done, a timeline for the renovation and budgeting.

Even though it seems totally unnecessary, one of the things at the top of my list is an outdoor patio addition. I love entertaining, especially outdoors in San Diego, so this is really important to me! After living in an apartment for almost a year without having a space to entertain outside (or really inside for that matter!) I can’t wait to get in the new house (fingers crossed!) and fire up the grill for that first outdoor BBQ!

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Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they’re made with canned crescent roll dough for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls are sweet, decadent and delicious, they're made with canned crescent roll dough for an easy breakfast or brunch recipe!

Mother’s Day is coming up in just 3 days! Have y’all been shopping yet? Go get your Momma something nice, you know, because she brought you into this world and all! ūüėČ

I’m so excited because my Mom will be flying into San Diego tomorrow from Oklahoma for a quick one night stop on her way to Hawaii (lucky duck!) so while I won’t see her on Mother’s Day, at least we’ll get to have an early Mother’s Day celebration while she’s in town! And you better believe¬†I’m making her these Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls!

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One Pot Shrimp Piccata Pasta

In just one pot and 20 minutes, whip up this delicious shrimp piccata pasta cooked in a scrumptious lemony, garlic, white wine sauce!

In just one pot and 20 minutes, whip up this delicious shrimp piccata pasta cooked in a scrumptious lemony, garlic, white wine sauce!

Lemon, butter, wine, garlic and capers, oh my!

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Fajita Meatball Sliders

You’re going to love these fajita meatball sliders on Hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They’re easy to make in under an hour!

You're going to love these fajita meatball sliders on hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They're easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian! Thanks for sponsoring today’s post and for providing the world¬†with super yummy Hawaiian rolls!¬†

I’m here to let you in on a little secret, King’s Hawaiian makes Jalapeno Rolls that are now sold in grocery stores nationwide!

That’s right, those deliciously sweet little rolls that we’ve all come to know and love are now available with a little kick, and let me know tell you, the combination of sweet and spicy makes me SO happy!

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Onion Fried Burger

The Onion Fried Burger is a popular Oklahoma recipe combining half ground beef and half grilled onions for a deliciously flavorful burger recipe!

The Onion Fried Burger is a popular Oklahoma recipe combining half ground beef and half grilled onions for a delicious, flavorful burger recipe!

If you’ve never been to Oklahoma, you probably haven’t¬†had an Onion Fried Burger. This delicious burger came about during the Great Depression when ground beef was expensive and onions were cheap. A burger joint in El Reno, Oklahoma created this burger, originally called “The Depression Burger”.

What was originally created as a means to survive the great depression, turned into one of my favorite burgers of all time!

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Breakfast Taquitos

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and what better way to start the celebration than with your first meal of the day!

Breakfast Taquitos are so easy to make! You can even prepare them the night before, then bake them up in the morning, making the start to your day so simple!

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One Pot Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Tortellini

Buffalo chicken and cheese tortellini are cooked in one pot in a cheesy buffalo sauce for a seriously delicious meal made in only 20 minutes!

Buffalo chicken and cheese tortellini are cooked in one pot in a cheesy buffalo sauce for a seriously delicious meal made in only 20 minutes!

I’ve been on a real buffalo sauce kick lately! From Buffalo Frito Chili Pie to Buffalo Shrimp Tacos¬†to this scrumptious Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Tortellini, I just can’t get enough of my favorite sauce lately!

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