May 16, 2015

Crispy Skin Salmon Piccata

Crispy Skin Salmon Piccata is made by pan-frying fresh salmon until the flesh is tender and the skin is perfectly crispy, then topping it with a bright, lemony, buttery piccata sauce.

Crispy Skin Salmon Piccata |

I started really liking fish after I graduated from Florida State.  I started working at a cafe right on the beach and ate lunch there most days.  Of course, being at the beach and all, there was a ton of fish on the menu.  I'd have tuna, mahi mahi, and tilapia all the time, but for some reason, I never ordered salmon.

Not sure why, because salmon is super yummy.

May 6, 2015

Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower is a healthy play on buffalo wings made by oven-roasting cauliflower florets and tossing them in a spicy buffalo wing sauce.

Lately, I've had a slight obsession with all things buffalo flavored.  Which surprises me about myself, because I used to dislike hate buffalo anything.

I don't know what was wrong with me.  Buffalo sauce rocks.

While I do love chicken wings, the traditional vessel for tangy spicy buffalo sauce, I'm rather picky about them, in general.  They have to be crispy.  Rubbery chicken skin is just gross.

May 5, 2015

UrthBox Subscription Box Review

UrthBox is a monthly subscription box company that offers over 20 different box options including Classic, Gluten Free, Vegan and Diet.  I was sent an UrthBox to review for this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I was contacted by the folks at UrthBox to see if I'd like to do a review of their snack box, of course, I said yes!  Food, as you know, is my thing and I was excited to try out their monthly subscription box service.

I have to admit that I am a kid at heart when it comes to mail.  I love getting packages, so the subscription box idea really appeals to me.

April 27, 2015

Chicken Fajita Couscous Bowls

This post is sponsored by Sargento®.  Chicken Fajita Couscous Bowls are made by topping cheesy salsa couscous with marinated chicken, onions, bell peppers, shredded cheese, and all of your favorite fajita toppings.

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I love, love, love watching foodie shows on TV.  I could seriously watch instructional cooking, cooking competitions, and restaurant makeovers all day long.  If the show has food involved, I'm in.  One of my favorite competition shows is Chopped!  Have you ever seen it?  Such a good show.  Let me give you the rundown on what it's all about.

In each episode, four chefs compete. Their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish that is judged on their creativity, presentation, and taste with minimal time to plan and execute.  I'm always in awe of how incredibly quick thinking and creative the chefs are!  I totally think I would freak out under the pressure.  Do you think you could handle it?

April 26, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge is decadent treat made with a chocolate chip base, sweet peanut butter fudge middle, and crushed pretzel top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge |

I adore the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.  It is a match made in heaven that never gets old.  I like salty and sweet, too.  Scratch that.  I love salty and sweet together.

Salted chocolate?  Yum and yum.

April 22, 2015

Chicken Salad Cucumber Rounds

Chicken Salad Cucumber Rounds are healthy little bites that are perfect for lunch, a bridal shower, a baby shower, Mother's Day Brunch, or a simple snack!

Chicken Salad Cucumber Rounds |

Every time I am baking or grilling chicken, I always make sure to make a little extra so that I can make chicken salad with the leftovers.  Once up upon a time, I didn't eat chicken salad because I was anti-mayo.  I'm still not a huge fan of mayo on its own, but I've come to realize that it's pretty great in lots of recipes.

As far as chicken salad goes, I like mine pretty basic.  I'm not really into the addition of nuts.  I don't like my chicken salad super duper crunchy.  And I'm not a huge fan of sweet additions either.  I've seen lots of recipes that add grapes or cranberries.  Yeah, no thanks.

April 20, 2015

Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing

This Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing recipe rivals any store-bought dressing I have ever tried.  This recipe is made with lots of fresh parmesan cheese, garlic, and mustard, but no raw eggs or anchovies.

Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing |

I consider myself a caesar dressing snob.

Well, maybe not a snob, but I like what I like.  I've found that most people are incredibly picky when it comes to dressing choices.

I have tried bottle after bottle of caesar dressing and have only come up with one brand that I will buy on a consistent basis.  But, unfortunately, none of them ever came close to the cheesy, garlicky, creamy dressing of my dreams.

Until now.

Mark my words, I will never buy creamy caesar salad dressing from the store again. This dressing is spot on what I have been looking for, but could never find in a bottle.

April 18, 2015

5 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Breakfast Parfait Recipes {with Publix Liberté Yogurt + Cash Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Liberté.  Make-Ahead Mason Jar Breakfast Parfaits, made with silky Liberte® Mediterranee yogurt, fresh fruit, and oatmeal, help you to make a healthy choice at breakfast time all week long.

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There are so many reasons why this post is all me.

First, I need make-ahead recipes like these to keep my healthy eating on track.  I can sometimes be a little lazy when it comes to making healthy choices.

I really have the best of intentions, I swear I do, but when it comes right down to it, I'm going to grab the potato chips before I take the time to make a salad or a yogurt parfait.
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