June 25, 2018

Skillet Peach Cobbler #CookoutWeek

Nothing says Southern to me more than my heavy cast iron skillet. I have created so many yummy dishes and food memories with it and it never disappoints! To start off this special week- both my birthday and CookoutWeek- I wanted to share one of my very favorite desserts. Peach Cobbler is on the menu today after we picked peaches this past weekend in hill country. This simple yet decadent dessert is filled with fresh picked fruit and baked in a cast iron skillet until bubbling.Top with ice cream for a delicious summer treat!

#CookoutWeek 2018 is here!  

During the next week, I am joining over 50 of my blogger friends to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s'mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies... you are in the right place! This week, we are also hosting a HUGE giveaway thanks to our generous #CookoutWeek sponsors. Enter below to win.

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June 21, 2018

25 Fruity Summer Smoothies

Happy National Smoothie Day and the First Day of Summer! To celebrate this awesome day I have put together this collection of 25 Fruity Summer Smoothies - icy cool drinks to enjoy all summer long!
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June 20, 2018

Chef Salad on a Stick

I love fun food and what is more fun than food on a stick, right? We enjoyed dinner on the patio tonight and I made a platter of Chef Salad on a Stick skewers for us to eat. They were simple to make and tasted great- even my toddler was excited to eat salad, y'all! Serve with a side of dressing for dipping and enjoy!

In honor of Buddig's 75th Anniversary they are having a #ThankYouMealMaker video contest. I made this fun dish, Chef Salad on a Stick, inspired by my Meal Makers, my parents, who always made fun food for me to try growing up!
Check out my latest video and see who I thanked for being my Meal Makers. 

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June 13, 2018

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges

Looking for an easy to make appetizer that everyone will love? These 
Bacon Wrapped Avocado Wedges are delicious savory bites of creamy avocado and crunchy oh-so-good bacon. Yep, that's it! Just two ingredients is all you need.
I am always on the lookout for easy party appetizers like this for potlucks, barbecues, 
and parties during the summer. These appetizers are made with just two ingredients. 
It doesn't get easier than that! 

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June 6, 2018

Sunrise Smoothie for Lactation Support

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. 
As a Mom of two I know mornings are rough. Getting everyone up and ready and where they need to be on time has always been a struggle for me. Smoothies are my go to on these hectic days when I need something healthy, filling, and fast. This Sunrise Smoothie is made with my favorite juice, yogurt, and frozen fruit with added flax seed and Brewer's yeast for the wonderful health benefits including increasing your milk supply and helping with digestion for nursing Mamas like me.

I breastfed both my babies for 18 months {Ava} and 26 months {Stella} and I cherish that sweet time together and bond we have. I drank Mama milk tea and made lactation cookies and smoothies often to help increase my milk supply. Whether you are a nursing Mama or not, this delicious smoothie is packed full with good for you ingredients to help you start your day right!

Also check out this recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Lactation Cookies . 
My little helper, Ava loves smoothies as much as I do and she helped me prepare this Sunrise Smoothie today to start our morning. Scroll down for the recipe and to learn more about 1 Natural Way and how you can receive a breast pump for FREE just like me through your Tricare insurance. 

Since we are on the topic of breastfeeding, I have a fantastic company that helped me, as a pregnant military spouse, by providing a Tricare Breast Pump with all the bells and whistles when I needed it the most. 
1 Natural Way helps moms provide breast milk to their babies through products, education, and service.
They offer a variety of products including Breast Pumps, Compression Socks, Medela Accessories, and Spectra Accessories for pregnant and new Moms. If you are a military family like me, you can get all of these items from free through Tricare! 
Learn more here
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June 4, 2018

Buttermilk Ranch Dip

This creamy 4 ingredient dip is made in minutes and perfect for dipping veggies, fries, and chips. It is also delish served with my Fried Pickle Burger and honestly I love it with just about anything!  
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May 30, 2018

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches #MasterSummer

This post is sponsored by Tyson, Unilever, and Ball Park Buns products. 
All opinions are mine.
It is finally warm and sunny outside and that means we spend a whole lot of time in our backyard. Whether we are grilling, gardening, partying, or playing we love being outside in our yard having fun in the sunshine. Today I am sharing my Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, which are the perfect summertime messy but good meal to serve at your backyard parties all season long! 
We love entertaining in our backyard and now that the weather is warm and the Texas sun is out we are ready to entertain. We love grilling but sometimes I like to use my slow cooker or oven to bake a simple family meal and we enjoy eating with friends and family on our backyard patio. Then, of course, we have s'mores in our fire pit! That's my idea of a perfect summer meal!
 I have had a Sam's Club membership since before I was married with kids but now that I am a Mama I shop there all the time! I love the bulk items and great savings and now that summer is almost here we shop for all our backyard entertaining supplies!
 For my Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich recipe I bought all my ingredients at Sam's Club including Tyson Chicken breasts, Ball Park Tailgaters Crustini Buns, and Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. 
It really saves me time and money to buy in bulk at Sam's Club! 
 Find more featured recipes for all your summer entertaining here: http://www.samsclub.com/mastersummer.
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