August 20, 2017

Parmesan Red Potato Wedges

Parmesan Red Potato Wedges are coated with shredded parmesan cheese, herbs, and spices before baking in the oven until they are golden and crispy.  They are irresistible!


Ah, potatoes.  I just love potatoes, don't you?  If you are one of those people who thinks potatoes are boring, well then I don't think we can be friends.  I can say with confidence that, for as long as I can remember, potatoes are my very favorite food!

Potatoes are like a blank palate that can be transformed into delish appetizers, side dishes, and even main dishes.  That's why I was so excited when potatoes were voted in as the ingredient of the month for the Feast & Devour cooking club I participate in with some of my blogger friends.
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August 4, 2017

Mint Chocolate Chip Skillet Brownies

This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

These dense and fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Skillet Brownies are egg free, naturally sweetened, and made with gluten free chestnut flour!

These dense and fudgy Mint Chocolate Chip Skillet Brownies are egg free, naturally sweetened, and made with gluten free chestnut flour! #ad @nutsdotcom

This is an unconventional brownie recipe.  Sweet, fudgy, dense, and delicious, but totally unconventional nonetheless.  Do you ever shy away from a recipe because it's not made the way you've always thought it should be?

C'mon, be honest.  No judgment zone right here.

I will admit that there was a time when I would have taken just one look at the ingredients for this recipe and I would have gone running for the hills.

I mean, brownies made with no sugar?  And chestnut flour?  What the heck is that all about, right?
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July 25, 2017

Pineapple Shrimp and Kielbasa Kabobs

This post has been sponsored Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE™. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

This Pineapple Shrimp and Kielbasa Kabobs recipe pairs tender marinated shrimp with lean turkey kielbasa and fresh vegetables for a colorful kabob that cooks on the grill in less than 10 minutes!

This Pineapple Shrimp and Kielbasa Kabobs recipe pairs tender marinated shrimp with lean turkey kielbasa and fresh vegetables for a colorful kabob that cooks on the grill in less than 10 minutes! #Ad  @Rubbermaid

Oh, kababs.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  Seriously though,  I could go on for days about how much I love kabobs!  I mean, what's not to love?

Just look at all of those beautiful colors lined up like a rainbow.  Almost too pretty to eat if you ask me.  Packed with lean meat and lots of fruit and veggies, these kabobs are truly a complete meal on a stick.  So fun, so colorful, and super duper flavorful.  Kabobs are the whole package!
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July 20, 2017

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter Blondies

These White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter Blondies are a better-for-you brownie made with coconut oil, almond flour, honey, and fresh cherries.

These White Chocolate Cherry Almond Butter Blondies are a better-for-you brownie made with coconut oil, almond flour, honey, and fresh cherries. #feastndevour

Cherries are one of my most recent favorite indulgences.  Snacking on a bowl of sweet, delicious cherries is a sweet treat I can feel good about eating.  They are anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, and so so good.

Growing up, when I would think of cherries the only thing that would come to mind was bright red, drenched in sugar, jarred maraschino cherries.  Preferably served in a shirley temple or on an ice cream sundae, naturally.

It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered how amazing fresh cherries are.  Maraschino cherries are now considered an afterthought for this girl!  Fresh cherries are not only my favorite snacking fruit, but I also like to use cherries in breakfast recipes like overnight oats and in dessert recipes like these Almond Butter Blondies.
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July 14, 2017

Garlic Steak and Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

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

Garlic Steak and Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a fun and flavorful twist on steak night made by stuffing oven-baked spaghetti squash with thin-sliced ribeye steak, fresh vegetables, lots of garlic, and two kinds of Organic Valley Cheese.

Garlic Steak and Cheddar Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a fun and flavorful twist on steak night made by stuffing oven-baked spaghetti squash with thin-sliced ribeye steak, fresh vegetables, lots of garlic, and two kinds of Organic Valley Cheese. #GetCheesy #ad

If there's one meal that I prepare for my family for dinner more often than any other meal in my arsenal of family favorites, it's steak and potatoes.  Nothing fancy, just give me a simply seasoned steak, a baked potato, and a little salad and I'm one happy lady. Simple, but oh, so good.
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July 10, 2017

Grilled Pork Chops with Avocado Salsa

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This Grilled Pork Chops with Avocado Salsa recipe is the perfect way to add bold, fresh flavor to your next grilling night or backyard barbecue!

This Grilled Pork Chops with Avocado Salsa recipe is the perfect way to add bold, fresh flavor to your next grilling night or backyard barbecue! #AllNaturalPork @Walmart @SmithfieldFoods #AD

We are smack dab in the middle of summer break I couldn't be happier about it. Summer, in general, hasn't always been a favorite of mine until recently.  There once was a time when I would dread the long summer days for one reason and one reason only.  We didn't have a pool.

The humidity and Florida heat are unbearable without having a pool in the back yard to cool off every now and then when you're spending time outside.  I may be spoiled, but this momma likes to beat the heat in a sparkling body of water!  The good news is that two years ago we bought our forever home and I got my #1 non-negotiable...a big ol' swimming pool.
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July 6, 2017

The Best Dry-Rubbed Grilled Chicken

The Best Dry-Rubbed Grilled Chicken recipe made with the perfect combination of seasonings is on the table in less than 20 minutes and is flavorful, juicy, smoky and absolutely delicious!

The Best Dry-Rubbed Grilled Chicken recipe made with the perfect combination of seasonings is on the table in less than 20 minutes and is flavorful, juicy, smoky and absolutely delicious!

Are you ready to give your grilled chicken breasts a facelift?  If you are, you totally need to try this simple dry rub the next time you grill!  A dry rub is simply that: a spice mixture that is rubbed onto chicken without any liquids involved.  It really couldn't be any easier to pull together and it will bring tons of flavor to your basic grilled chicken!
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July 1, 2017

Moscato Peach Punch

This post is sponsored by 7UP®.  All thoughts and opinions are, as always, 100% my own.  Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

Moscato Peach Punch is perfect for all of your summer soirées, made with crisp Moscato wine, sweet peach nectar, and refreshing 7UP.


If I'm going to be honest, I have to say that planning a party is almost as fun as attending a party.  I don't mean for that to sound like I'm anti-social or anything.  Quite the contrary.  I adore anything from casual gatherings to celebratory events with friends and family.

What I mean is that, when it comes to hosting a get-together, crafting the perfect seasonal menu, shopping for the best deals, and pulling everything together, I'm your girl.  It's like an art if you really think about it.  An art that I thoroughly enjoy.  Truth be told, I've always been an artsy kind of gal and, well, food is my jam!  I do write a food blog after all!
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June 26, 2017

Black Bean & Avocado Dip

This Black Bean & Avocado Dip recipe pairs hearty black beans with creamy avocado and bold salsa for a cool dip that is perfect for dipping tortilla chips or, my favorite, carrot chips!

This Black Bean & Avocado Dip recipe pairs hearty black beans with creamy avocado and bold salsa for a cool dip that is perfect for dipping tortilla chips or, my favorite, carrot chips!

So, let's talk for a minute about how this recipe is very similar to another bean dip recipe here on The Two Bite Club.  To be fair, the other recipe uses a different kind of bean, but the basics are the pretty much the same: beans, avocado, salsa, and a little seasoning.

I honestly didn't realize the similarities until after I made this black bean dip, photographed it, and started typing out the recipe.  Whoops!  I just had to share anyway, though, because you can never have too many variations on bean dip if you ask me.  And I scarfed this one down like nobody's business, which means it's def blog-worthy!
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