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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June 23, 2017

BLT Grilled Chicken Tacos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of by Mission®. All thoughts and opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

BLT Grilled Chicken Tacos are a fresh and summery twist on tacos made with classic BLT ingredients, dry-rubbed grilled chicken, and a cool avocado ranch drizzle.

BLT Grilled Chicken Tacos are a fresh and summery twist on tacos made with classic BLT ingredients, dry-rubbed grilled chicken, and a cool avocado ranch drizzle. #MissionOrganics #ad @missionfoods

I think I could eat tacos every day.  Actually, scratch that.  I absolutely, 100%, without a doubt could eat tacos every single day of my life.  Gimme all da tacos.

Here's the thing, though: sometimes certain people in my family, *cough-my husband-cough*, quickly tire of going the Mexican route.

Crazy, right?  I'll never understand it.
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June 20, 2017

Two Bite Blueberry Muffins

Two Bite Blueberry Muffins are simple and delicious basic mini muffins filled with sweet blueberries. They make a great breakfast, lunchbox addition or snack!

Two Bite Blueberry Muffins are simple and delicious basic mini muffins filled with sweet blueberries. They make a great breakfast, lunchbox addition or snack! #feastndevour

Summer brings lots of great things around here.  Summer brings staying up late, sleeping in, endless hours of pool time, and occasionally ice cream for breakfast.  What summer also brings is two kids that often have trouble keeping themselves busy for those super long days with no plans set in stone.

I frequently get requests to go to Universal Studios or Chuck E. Cheese (thanks, TV commercials!) because being at home with nothing to do is sooooo boring.  Or so the kids say.
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May 30, 2017

Hemp and Black Garlic Hummus

Hemp and Black Garlic Hummus is a super food packed snack that is great for dipping chips or veggies.

Hemp & Black Hummus | The Two Bite Club

Okay, I know what you're thinking.  Hemp and black garlic?  What the what?

First, no, it's not marijuana, just in case that's what you were thinking.

Hemp is pot's way cool not-gonna-get-you-high cousin that has loads of nutritional value!  I'm talking more omega fatty acids than tuna, 33% protein, and nice and high in fiber.

Think of a hemp seed like a flax seed: both are uber nutritious and delicious.
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May 25, 2017

BBQ Ranch Cobb Salad

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

A BBQ Ranch Cobb Salad is a twist on the traditional cobb salad, topped with crisp bbq roasted chickpeas and cool, creamy Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing.

A BBQ Ranch Cobb Salad is a twist on the traditional cobb salad, topped with crisp bbq roasted chickpeas and cool, creamy Litehouse Homestyle Ranch Dressing. | The Two Bite Club | AD #SeeTheLite
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Spring time and summer time means time to get back outside for entertaining.  Outdoor get-togethers are the best if you ask me.  Who wants to be indoors when you can be basking in the sun, grilling burgers and dogs, sipping on lemonade, and serving up lots of fresh veggies and delicious fruits?

Throwing a good old-fashioned barbecue is my kind of party!
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May 1, 2017

Homemade Drop Doughnuts

Homemade Drop Doughnuts are the perfect sweet treat for a weekend morning, made with a quick, one-bowl batter that is fried until puffed and golden brown.  Dress your doughnuts up with your favorite toppings like cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and chocolate!

Homemade Drop Doughnuts are the perfect sweet treat for a weekend morning, made with a quick, one-bowl batter that is fried until puffed and golden brown.  Dress your doughnuts up with your favorite toppings like cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, and chocolate!

Several months ago, I decided that I wanted to write a blog post featuring a recipe for some easy to make doughnuts.  I typed up the recipe, save it to my drafts, and that's where it sat for months and months.  Now, normally, when I start a recipe, I finish it.  Nothing lives in my draft folder for too terribly long, so it was a little out of the ordinary for me to walk away from this one, so to speak.

I've now decided that the reason why I put off making these doughnuts must have been something akin to fate.  You see, I was destined to make them with my little lady on National Take Your Child to Work Day!
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April 24, 2017

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Roasted Eggplant Dip is a cool and creamy Mediterranean-inspired appetizer that is perfect for dipping pita chips or fresh veggies.

Roasted Eggplant Dip is a cool and creamy Mediterranean-inspired dip that is perfect for dipping pita chips or fresh veggies.

Eggplant is one of my very favorite veggies to grow in my garden.  For some reason, I initially thought that eggplant would be tough to cultivate, but it has ended up being one of the lowest maintenance, highest producing vegetables I've ever grown.

I'm not sure if it's just luck or the perfect storm of conditions in my neck of the woods, but either way, I'll take it.  I love eggplant!
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April 20, 2017

Candied Lemon Peel

Making Candied Lemon Peel is a way to practice the 'waste not, want not way' of life by transforming the lemon peel you would normally discard into an irresistible sweet snack!

Making Candied Lemon Peel is a way to practice the 'waste not, want not way' of life by transforming the lemon peel you would normally discard into an irresistible sweet snack!  #feastndevour

Years ago, my husband and I lived in a home that had these amazing mature orange and grapefruit trees.  It was like a citrus goldmine!  I would make tons of fresh orange juice for the kids and plenty of fresh grapefruit juice for my vodka. ;)

Even after juicing and juicing and juicing, we would always have some fruit leftover.  We harvested way more oranges and grapefruit than one family could possibly need so, naturally, we shared with our family.
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April 14, 2017

Three Cheese Spinach Strata

This Three Cheese Spinach Strata is a cheesy, french bread filled, make ahead egg casserole that makes a hearty breakfast or brunch.

This Three Cheese Spinach Strata is a cheesy, french bread filled, make ahead egg casserole that makes a hearty breakfast or brunch.

Let's talk about how awesome breakfast casseroles are.  You think they're totally awesome, right?  How could you not?

First, there's the fact that breakfast casseroles usually save you so much headache in the kitchen.  I mean, think about it.  You could make a traditional breakfast and try not to burn the toast while you're juggling a skillet full of eggs and a griddle spattering bacon grease everywhere.  Or you could do a little prep, throw everything into a glass baking dish, and have a mimosa while the oven does all the work.

I pick mimosas.  Breakfast casseroles rule!
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