Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Favorite Kitchen Items

It's Prime Day! So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite kitchen essentials that are available on Amazon Prime. This post contains affiliate links meaning that I may receive a small commission from you clicking the links and purchasing from them. But, these items are ALL in my kitchen and my thoughts are completely truthful and my own opinions. I wouldn't share anything with you that I wouldn't use myself. Happy shopping! And remember that Prime Day ends tomorrow, it's only 1 1/2 days!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pretty and Pink Cherry Chiffon Salad

This is the perfect salad to bring to a potluck or share with your family this Valentine's Day! It takes less than 10 minutes to make and everyone absolutely loves it!

We just had my younger brothers stay with us for the weekend and my eight-year-old brother thought it was great because of the marshmallows, you can always get kids to eat stuff with marshmallows haha! I had so much fun with them down here while my parents were at meetings in Las Vegas. We went swimming, hiking, made some pizza for National Pizza Day! And we watched movies and ate lots and lots of food. I wish that I didn't live over 3 hours away from them because whenever we leave it's not super fun. But, I get to see them the beginning of March, really looking forward to that! I loved sharing this dessert with them and it actually had quite a few leftovers, so you can definitely feed a lot of people with this dessert!



Friday, January 19, 2018

Caramel Popcorn


It's National Popcorn Day and I'm over here celebrating! I love love love popcorn! I can't believe how warm and dry the weather is out here in Southern Utah this year. It's kind of scary, so hopefully we'll get some moisture soon! As much as I love the movie theater, sometimes I just prefer sitting at home and watching a movie with some popcorn in my pajamas and fuzzy socks. I'm so much more comfortable and it's way cheaper too! But, I sweat that my attention span is totally lost during a full-length movie unless I have something to munch on. And that's usually (okay, always) popcorn! I love the microwave stuff, picking up a bucket from the theater and bringing it home, or even air popped corn from home. But the special treat is the rarely-made caramel popcorn.


When we were first married and I discovered how good this stuff was, I made it a ton. Bad idea, surprisingly (not really) it's not that good for you. So now, we decided to make it a special treat when we want to indulge in the goodness of it. It's a savory caramel sauce that is made perfection with the sweetened condensed milk. My in-laws make it and it's one of the best things ever! I'd say that it's part of the reason why I married my husband, but I actually never even had it until we were engaged. I'm pretty particular about food and if I haven't liked something before, I'm not very willing to try it. When I was younger, I had caramel popcorn but but it was more of a hard coating than this and I didn't like it. So, after they told me "caramel popcorn" I was pretty much thinking no way, but I took a little so I wouldn't be rude and I was hooked. Best stuff ever.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Taquitos

Taco Tuesday is one of my very favorite things to make. They always taste amazing because you can totally cater them to what you're feeling like that day! Well, I'll be honest and tell you that Michael is usually in charge of Taco Tuesday, so he always makes them...another reason why they're the best! There's such a hype about Taco Tuesday, I'm totally making up a new day later in the week: Taquito Thursday (or Friday or Saturday....I could seriously eat these things any day)!! Here's to more salsa and tortillas because they're the best things ever.

This is another slow cooker meal, so definitely a huge winner in my book! I found these from @motivationmindy on Instagram and she raves about them too. They honestly taste so good. I dip them in a little bit of ranch. Have you tried the Greek Yogurt Ranch before? I'm a huge fan, the calories aren't high and when eating it, it doesn't make you feel like you're eating something gross. I was kind of thinking the taquitos would taste a little funny because sometimes homemade things son't taste as good as restaurants in my opinion. But, I will never buy taquitos again, not frozen or from a restaurant because these are that dang good! They're perfect for weeknight dinners for something quick. I also love them on the weekends because I like to eat "fun foods" on the weekends for dinner. Pizza, taquitos, sandwiches, burgers, etc. are so good when you make them at home and I like to have a fun, relaxing dinner on the weekends after I've cleaned the house and just want to relax and hang out.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

It's time for those Holiday parties! Here is a list of 22 recipes that will for sure be hits with everyone that you're with!

Cheese Ball

Who doesn't love cheese balls? This ranch cheese ball is so easy to make and everyone always loves it! I started making these in high school for my cheerleading team dinners and felt so proud of myself for not buying one haha. So, I thought it's about time I put my famous recipe up!