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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Tailgate

How to Host a Football Party on a Budget

Food, drink and decor ideas for your next football party. Budget friendly.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am not sure what is better: watching a football game or hanging out with your friends. Enjoying sports, spending time with your friends and eating your favorite foods is always a winning combination. That’s why I love tailgating and homegating.

Throwing a Homegating Football Party can be a big expense. Football party food, beverages, party supplies + decorations quickly add up. This post is full of ideas, tips + recipes on how to have a great time on game day without going broke.  Continue Reading…

30 Minute or Less, Italian, My Favorite Recipes, Sides

Hello, Portabellos! Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms

You are going to love our recipe for portabello mushrooms.

Guys. Let’s talk about this recipe for a minute. It isn’t hard. It isn’t really fancy. But Oh-My-Wow is it so good. These Marinated Tomato and Pesto Portabello Mushrooms are a dish you would expect to find in a restaurant. (Like…a nice one. The kind with cloth napkins and no prices on the menu and no peanut shells on the floor.)

Portabello mushrooms are the perfect side dish. Or, for my veggie-loving friends out there, this is hearty enough for a main course.

Beautiful fresh portabellos, topped with tart-martinated tomatoes and mozzarella…broiled to perfection and served with basil pesto. Is it possible to be in love-love with a recipe? Like romantically?

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30 Minute or Less, Beef

Cast Iron Filet Mignon + Buttered Wine Mushrooms (How to do Date Night Right)

How to do date night right? Pan sear a 2 inch filet mignon and serve with buttered wine mushrooms.

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So let’s talk about date night. No, I’m not talking about going out on the town. I’m talking about THE really special evenings when you want to cook an amazing meal for the person you love. Yourself. The kind of meal that says “I love you, I really really do.”

In my world, cooking a 2-inch filet mignon is the language of love.

Relationship status? Not complicated.

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30 Minute or Less, Mexican, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings, Tailgate

Make a Mega Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

Mexican Gameday Sub Sandwich with Salsa Verde

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No boring sandwiches allowed on gameday, ya’ll. We are turning the flavor all the way up with these Mexican-inspired Gameday Sub Sandwiches. Layers of meats, cheeses and veggies with bold pops of peppers and salsa verde.

My favorite part? Sharing this with my football-crazy family and friends. You’ve gotta try this sandwich with our creamy and tangy Salsa Verde Sandwich Sauce. It really takes this sandwich over the top.

We are on a mission with Pace®Salsa and Walmart to Ban the Bland.

 

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30 Minute or Less, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings

Rock Your Lunchbox: Pecan Chicken Wraps with Homemade Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Wraps

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These Pecan Chicken Wraps are going to knock your socks off. From the savory and tender grilled chicken to the crunchy pecans, you will fall in love.

Tossed in our homemade honey mustard dressing and paired with sweet pears, this grilled chicken salad makes the ultimate chicken wraps. Every bite is sweet and savory, full of crunch and flavor.

And wait until you try this pecan mix…

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast

No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites

No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites are going to be your new breakfast BFF. These lovely little munchies are a grab-and-go delight that will fit right into your morning routine.

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You are going to love these. Just save this post, print it out, get the goods to make these goodies. No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites are going to be your new breakfast BFF. These lovely little munchies are a grab-and-go delight that will fit right into your morning routine.

Made with wholesome and hair-healthy ingredients like roasted almonds and whole grain oats, these bites are lightly sweet. Coconut, cinnamon and cranberries round out this recipe for layers of flavor.

Yes, I said hair-healthy ingredients. You see, there’s a story behind this recipe… (there’s always a story, isn’t there?)

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

School days, school days. Ain’t it fun? The morning rush, the after school activities, assignments and school functions keep most calendars packed. But what about the middle of the day? It is our duty as parents and caregivers to make sure our kids are getting fed. Whether that means nutritious school lunches or our own lunch box creations.

My favorite way to put a smile on my kid’s face (through food) is to pack her lunch box with fun and colorful foods. Small sizes, totally snackable, and tasty.

We have put together a list of Lunch Box Idea Starters to help you and your precious little angels make their mid day meal more exciting.

(No worries, I’m all about quick and easy.) BONUS FREE PRINTABLE FOR LUNCH BOX NOTES

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30 Minute or Less, Kid Friendly Recipes, Mexican, Pork

Why Wait for a Tuesday? 30-Minute Taco Night

30 Minute Taco Night

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #RealFlavorRealFast @SmithfieldBrand

You guys know how much I love to cook. I mean, obviously, I write about food and take pictures of it and share non-stop on the interwebs, right? Right.

The toughest time of year for me as a home cook AND food blogger is Back to School. You know, that crazy-hectic time of year full of lists and shopping and paperwork.

With not enough time to get everything done, and even less time to prepare meals, you need go-to recipes like this 30-Minute Taco Night to keep the family fed and connected.

So grab a few grocery items and blow off some Back to School steam with a fun-filled family fiesta.

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30 Minute or Less, Pasta, Sides, Vegetarian

Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

You know how I adore pasta, right? No? I thought it was in the newsletter : “TERI HEARTS NOODLES”. File this Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta recipe in the Super Easy Section. Lightly seasoned fresh baby spinach wrapped around buttered angel hair pasta.

So. Simply. Good.

No worries, this pasta recipe is not too heavy. Plus you get to twirl your fork to your heart’s content.

Serve as a side dish, or double the recipe for a meat-free meal.

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