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

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

September 23, 2017

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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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, Featured, Southern Grill, Tailgate

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

August 24, 2017
Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, tailgate recipes and ideas are mine alone. #GrillGatingHero #GrillGating

Excited? Stoked? Giddy? Yes. Giddy. That’s the word I am feeling right now. Giddy about these Dr Pepper® Chicken Wings. And giddy with excitement because college football season is FINALLY here. Seriously, I adore football. It drives my family crazy, because I’m fairly vocal about it. (Fairly vocal = borderline obnoxious.)

I love everything about the game of football. The strategy. The pure luck. The wins, the losses, the drama, the tradition. I love the weather of the season, the school colors, the football parties of fall. And the FOOD.

When I first decided to start a blog, I had to pick a topic. You know, the one central theme that my blog would be about. It was a no-brainer for me. I was going to blog about football. Yep: Southern Mom in her 40’s Blogs About Football.



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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Featured, Mexican

21 of the Best Salsa Recipes in the Universe

August 10, 2017
21 Best Salsa Recipes

I am officially making Salsa a Food Group. I’m penciling it into the food pyramid, because we all need a serving of salsa every day.  This is the peak time of year for salsa making. The garden’s have put forth their bounty. The markets are full of produce. People are eating light. We have 21 of the Best Salsa Recipes for you to enjoy.

From traditional restaurant style salsa recipes made with classic ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro to fresh fruit salsas made with pineapple, strawberries or mango.

Get creative in your kitchen, and make one (or all) of these delicious salsa recipes today. Share with your family and friends. Trust me, they are looking for the next great salsa recipe, too!


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Appetizers & Snacks, Featured, Italian, Vegetarian

Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

July 17, 2017
Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and Summer Bruschetta recipes are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #SipsOfSummer #CollectiveBias

Ever have a summer afternoon to relax and unwind with a meaningful meal? Or friends stop by and you want a recipe idea that filling and easy to make?

We created three ideas for summer bruschetta perfect for special days. Each recipe is delicious alone or make all three.

This trio of summer bruschetta recipes is best served with great wine and good friends.


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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Grilled

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

May 22, 2017
Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KickinItWithKikkoman #CollectiveBias

Grilling season is in full swing!  If you can cook it on the grill, you can bet we are going to try it. Including these savory and sweet Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs.

This recipe is perfect for parties and cookouts. The best part of this easy grilling is the flavor. You get that salty and tangy teriyaki POW with a little sweet pineapple mixed in.

Plus, these yummy grilled meatballs only take 6 ingredients. Six! These are great to make ahead and have ready to throw on the grill at your next summer cookout. (A perfect appetizer recipe for Memorial Day!)

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Appetizers & Snacks, Sandwiches & Sliders, Tailgate

Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

April 30, 2017
Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

Kentucky is known for many fine things. Horse racing. Basketball. Bluegrass. Bourbon. But how about a Kentucky Hot Brown? This legendary open faced turkey sandwich is well-known throughout the state as being one of the best things to ever appear on a plate.

Once you try this recipe, let me know what you think…but we nailed it.

These Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are so good. Yummy turkey, buttered buns, fresh ripe tomato, cheese gravy (yes, I said CHEESE GRAVY), and bacon.

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30 Minute or Less, Amie Jo's Choice, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Easy Crescent Roll Pepperoni Pizza Cups

April 2, 2017
Pepperoni Pizza Cups

Is it just me or are kids always hungry?!  ALWAYS. Give them something cheesy and delicious that is a breeze for you to make. These easy crescent roll Pepperoni Pizza Cups are a great snack recipe that you can make in less than 30 minutes with just 4 ingredients.

Yes. Four ingredients that your kids already love.

Combine them all into a melty portable size snack they will go crazy for. We call this fun food!

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