Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sea Salt Blondies

This delicious recipe for Sea Salt Blondies combines a sweet dessert with a pinch of salt for a scrumptious treat by itself or part of an ice cream sundae!

Sea Salt Blondies Recipe

It’s official y’all, I’m Stagecoach bound, and I’m taking the blondies with me!

That’s right, for the next 4 days I’ll be camping out, grilling burgers, and listening to some of the best country music by Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood!

I’ve wanted to go to Stagecoach for years. (For those that don’t know, it’s the country music version of Coachella, way more up this Oklahoma girls alley!) I’ve never had the opportunity to go until this year. Kurt and his friends have been camping out and attending the country music festival for 3 years, so I hopped on board. Of course, they immediately put me in charge of the food!

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One Pot Pasta Carbonara

This One Pot Pasta Carbonara recipe contains all of the traditional carbonara ingredients, made in a new, easy way, in only one pot in 30 minutes!

One Pot Pasta Carbonara Recipe

A couple of weeks back, Kurt and I headed over to Flour & Barley, a new San Diego restaurant just a few blocks from my condo.

While the restaurant specializes in pizza & craft beer (hence the name!), it was their Pork Belly Carbonara that really stole the show! Don’t get me wrong, the pizza & craft beers were delicious too, but I couldn’t stop thinking about that creamy, dreamy pasta dish!

I decided to head home and put my “Bond Girl Twist” on the dish by making it a one pot meal. I’ve expressed my love of One Pot Meals various times on the blog, and it mainly goes like this, one pot = less dishes = my love!

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Pineapple Mango Kale Salad

Fresh pineapple and mango add a tropical flare to this delicious gluten free and vegan kale salad recipe tossed in a homemade avocado vinaigrette dressing!

Vegan Pineapple Mango Kale Salad Recipe

April is Earth Month, so what better time to celebrate the almighty Earth that gives us the plants and trees, which grow the delicious food we eat every day!

To celebrate Earth Month, I’ve created an organic kale salad that is so delicious, and good for the planet!

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Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole

Fresh blackberries & jalapenos are combined in this simple & delicious guacamole recipe that’s perfect for dipping up all summer long or serving on tacos!

Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe

Oh hey there, it’s Whitney here, checking in from 40,000 feet in the air! Yay for Southwest In Flight WiFi!

I’m currently en route to Oklahoma to see my family and celebrate my future sister-in-laws bridal shower!

If you like fried chicken, steaks and cowboy hats, be sure to tune into my Instagram page for all of the fun Oklahoma pics!

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops are tossed in a balsamic herb marinade, then wrapped in a bacon weave for a delicious & impressive dinner recipe that is so easy to make!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

A few weeks back, the co-founder of ButcherBox, reached out to me about sharing a link to my Beef Ragu recipe with his e-mail subscribers.

Of course I was excited that he wanted to share the recipe, but as I looked into ButcherBox, I was equally as excited about his company!

At ButcherBox, they find the best 100% grass-fed beef, organic chicken and Heritage Breed pork in America and deliver it directly to your doorstep each month.

Growing up in Oklahoma, we had a “meat man” that would deliver beef to our house each week. The idea of ButcherBox definitely really rang true to my Oklahoma upbringing.

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Ceviche Taco Bowls

A delicious mahi mahi ceviche recipe fills these easy to make taco bowls for the perfect appetizer or Cinco De Mayo party snack!

Ceviche Taco Cups Recipe

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and I’m so excited because it’s one of my favorite foodie holidays!

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Blackberry Serrano Cornbread

Fresh blackberries and serrano peppers add sweet, tangy and spicy flavors to this quick and easy homemade cornbread recipe.

Blackberry Serrano Cornbread Recipe

Growing up in Oklahoma, cornbread was a regular staple in our house, at my grandmas house, at my great grandmas house, pretty much everyone in the fam was serving up cornbread as a side dish with everything from chili to roast!

For years I’ve been whipping up this Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread recipe to go with just about everything, but today I’m putting a twist on my classic cornbread recipe!

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Chili Lime Rice & Shrimp Taco Salad

Mexican rice & chili lime shrimp kick up the flavor in this restaurant style taco salad recipe, that’s so easy to make at home!

Chili Lime Shrimp & Rice Taco Salad Recipe

Last weekend my Dad snapchatted me a picture of himself making my Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Mexican Rice, with the recipes from my blog pulled up in the background.

I know what you’re thinking, yes, my Dad is on Snapchat, and yes, my Mom is on Snapchat, and yes, they’re 60 years old!

This is the direct influence of having a daughter that’s a social media enthusiast and professional food blogger. Every time my parents come to visit, I give them tutorials on the latest social media channel. They get on it and suddenly I’m getting snaps from food truck festivals, football games and road trips with Snapchat filters. The moral of this story is, my parents are not normal parents, they’re cool parents! (Mean Girls reference, anyone?!)

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Top 3 Things To Do In California Outdoors

Whitney Bond at Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego

Almost 13 years ago, I made the big move from Oklahoma to California, and I’ve been loving the California lifestyle every day since!

I love to be outside, and the weather in California makes it possible to be outside almost 24/7/365! There are also so many fun things to do in California, from amusement parks to sporting events to lots of great shopping, but my favorite things to do in California are outside!

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Green Curry Chicken Fried Rice

This 20 minute Green Curry Chicken Fried Rice Recipe is quick and easy to make, it’s gluten free and perfect for weeknight dinners!

Green Curry Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Hi, it’s Whitney here, coming to you with another quick & easy, one pot recipe that I know you’re going to love!

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Healthy Swaps with Healthy Choice

This post brought to you by Healthy Choice.

Healthy Swaps with Healthy Choice

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Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule

Fresh grilled pineapple adds delicious flavor to a classic Moscow Mule in this tasty cocktail recipe, perfect for Summer BBQ’s!

Grilled Pineapple Moscow Mule Recipe

Today is Opening Day at Petco Park and the beginning of baseball season in San Diego!

To help kick off the Padres season, I joined my friends at San Diego 6 News this morning for a segment on “Hot Dog Toppings To Pair With Your Favorite Cocktails”.

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