Monthly Archives: September 2017

Balsamic Chicken & Butternut Squash Noodle Bowls

Grilled balsamic chicken & roasted butternut squash noodles are topped with a pomegranate apple arugula salad in this healthy, gluten free bowl recipe!

Grilled balsamic chicken & roasted butternut sqaush noodles are topped with a pomegranate apple arugula salad in this healthy, gluten free bowl recipe!

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse & features affiliate links to some of my favorite kitchen products that helped me make this delicious recipe! 

The leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are dropping and I’m trading in zucchini noodles for butternut squash noodles, yes, it’s true, fall has officially arrived!

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Sous Vide Sliders

 Sous vide burger sliders are easy to make, with very little prep, and will result in the most flavorful, juicy burgers you’ve ever had!

Sous vide burger sliders are easy to make, with very little prep, and will result in the most flavorful, juicy burgers you've ever had!

Last week I joined my friends at Cox Communications in Baton Rouge for another “Cox Smart Home” event. I spent the day in the kitchen sharing tips and tricks for how to make your kitchen “smart” by incorporating WiFi enabled devices and appliances into your cooking.

One of the WiFi enabled devices in the smart home kitchen was the Anova WiFi enabled sous vide. I used this device at past events to make Steak Crostini‘s to share with guests of the event, but this time I decided to switch things up!

Since it is football season in Baton Rouge, I decided to serve some of my favorite game day recipes, like Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip and Football Shaped Nutella Rice Krispie Treats. I then decided to make sliders in the sous vide, because they’re perfect for tailgating! Prep the sliders and toss them in the sous vide, remove them from the sous vide, take them to the tailgate, then give them a quick sear on the grill and you’ve got the most delicious and juicy sliders you’ve ever had in your life!

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Football Shaped Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is filled with all of the ingredients that make a delicious jalapeño popper, cut into football shapes for game day!

This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is filled with all of the ingredients that make a delicious jalapeño popper, cut into football shapes for game day!

This recipe hits a trifecta of awesomeness…

  1. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of the delicious ingredients that make a jalapeño popper!
  2. It’s easy to make in just a few minutes!
  3. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich in the shape of a football… come on people, it really doesn’t get any more awesome than that!

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Spiked Cranberry Lemonade

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it’s light, refreshing and flavorful!

Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that's perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it's light, refreshing and flavorful!

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!

For those of you that follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen an Instagram story, or caught a Facebook Live recently, where I’ve been sharing all about the “Fixer Upper” I purchased with my boyfriend Kurt!

We did all of the demo ourselves and then spent the last month sitting around waiting for permits to be approved by the city of San Diego. Magically this week, it happened! The permits were approved and that means the remodel can begin. This definitely called for an impromptu celebration!

I grabbed a bottle of Tropicana Lemonade and made a super simple cocktail. Simple, but so delicious and definitely going in my happy hour regular rotation!

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Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders

In this scrumptious recipe for Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders, lean pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, then shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.

In this tasty slider recipe, pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.

In my world, there’s nothing better than simple slow cooker recipes. I’ve shared over 200 of them on the blog over the last 6 years and I’m always testing out new slow cooker recipes to share!

This Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe originally appeared alongside these Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos in a blog post back in 2013, but with the popularity of both recipes, I decided they each deserved their own posts!

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Pumpkin Toast

Pumpkin Toast is the fall version of Avocado Toast, it’s easy to make with a variety of toppings, from sweet to savory, perfect for breakfast or a snack!

Pumpkin Toast is the fall version of Avocado Toast, it's easy to make with a variety of toppings, from sweet to savory, perfect for breakfast or a snack!

With the first day of fall coming up on Friday, I decided it was time to find as many new ways to eat pumpkin as possible!

As the worlds biggest fan of avocado, I could not love avocado toast anymore, but during the fall and winter months when avocados are harder to find, I felt like avocado toast needed a suitable substitute and pumpkin toast is where it’s at!

Loaded with fiber, potassium and vitamin C, pumpkin is great for heart health and boosting your immune system! I topped my pumpkin toast 7 ways, some sweet, some savory, some perfect for breakfast, others great as a sweet snack and all of them perfect for serving friends and family at all of your fall and winter parties!

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken Sliders

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Today’s post is sponsored by my awesome friends at King’s Hawaiian, makers of the most delicious little rolls on the planet 😉

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders are easily made by tossing chicken, pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ sauce in a slow cooker for a few hours, then serving on Hawaiian rolls!

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been sharing some scrumptious new recipes featuring King’s Hawaiian’s new line of BBQ sauces, from Coffee Rubbed BBQ Steak Sandwiches with their Kona Coffee BBQ Sauce, to BBQ Chicken Salad Sliders with their Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, to a Spicy Chicken Panini with their Big Island Lava Sauce, there’s been a lot of BBQ deliciousness happening around here!

Now what I haven’t done yet is introduce you all to a recipe featuring their Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce, which just so happens to make the most delicious Hawaiian Chicken ever!

Seriously, all you need is a bottle of this awesome sauce, some fresh diced pineapple, chicken and a slow cooker and you’ve got one seriously easy and scrumptious Hawaiian Chicken recipe!

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Buffalo Cheesy Garlic Knots

Mouth watering garlic knots are filled with cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce in this delicious recipe for cheesy garlic knots, perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Mouth watering garlic knots are filled with cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce in this delicious recipe for cheesy garlic knots, perfect as an appetizer or party snack!

Garlic knots, the delicious creation that twists up pizza dough and smothers it in garlic butter, creating one of the most delicious snacks ever!

When I lived downtown San Diego, I used to frequent a little pizza shop that sold garlic knots in a bag by the half dozen. My friends would order pizza slices at said pizza shop, I would order a dozen garlic knots and literally just eat them out of the bag, like the civilized food blogger I am 😉

Needless to say, I’ve had a long standing love affair with garlic knots and today I made them even better by filling them with cheese and smothering them in buffalo sauce, creating Buffalo Cheesy Garlic Knots, also know as THE MOST DELICIOUS SNACK EVER!

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!

I first shared this recipe on the blog 4 years ago and it’s been one of the most popular recipes ever since, so I decided it deserved some fancy new pictures!

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Teriyaki Chicken Zoodle Bowls

Grilled chicken teriyaki is served over zucchini noodles and topped with pineapple salsa in these healthy, gluten free and delicious zoodle bowls!

Grilled teriyaki chicken is served over zucchini noodles and topped with pineapple salsa in these healthy, gluten free and delicious zoodle bowls!

Hello September! It’s football season, but it’s still warm outside, Labor Day has passed but it’s technically still summer for another 3 weeks, it’s that interesting time of the year where I’m half pumpkin everything and half “give me the last of the cherries, watermelon & strawberries!

Today I’m still feeling the summer vibes with these Chicken Teriyaki Zoodle Bowls, that you may or may not want to serve in an actual pineapple, because, how fun is that!

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