Category: Recipes

Sweet & Spicy = AMAZNG BBQ Sauce

I have a secret dream.  One that I have never told anyone…EVER!  I dream of winning a BBQ sauce competition. Really? Yes, for reals.  I have a recurring dream (or maybe its a nightmare) that I win a BBQ sauce competition at the Houston Rodeo.  After having that dream for …

maple loving good

Pork chops are a go to dinner for The Hubby and I.  I just love how versatile it is and how EASY it is to prepare. The other white meat… Those commercials always made me laugh so hard.  This one still makes me laugh…I don’t know that I have ever …

couscous like never before

A coucous salad is a must have for me in the summer.  Anytime I go to a restaurant that has a couscous side dish option it is always at the top of my list, only behind mac-n-cheese. Why Couscous? First, couscous is little pasta balls.  They have a delicious texture …

grilled & good for you veggies

We love to grill here in the sparkles n sprouts house.  As I am sure you have seen we grill everything from burgers, to pork to fish….but these grilled veggies are a new favorite. Veggies, REALLY? OK, I know what your asking.  Veggies are really a favorite?  YES, these veggies …

it’s a nacho weekend

I LOVE NACHOS!  There you go, I admit it.  They are one of my favorite items to order and make when I am craving tex-mex. Now a nacho is not just a nacho, there are tons of varieties of nachos you can have but this one is a favorite for …

creamy, cheesy goodness

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVE a creamy mac-n-cheese.   I am not a picky mac-n-cheese eater.  I will throw down the blue box or a homemade pot of cheese and noodles anytime, anywhere and be so HAPPY! Noodles, noodles and more noodles… Now there …

a S’more isn’t just for camping…

S’mores are a favorite of mine.  I love the combo of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows…it is summer in a  bite. NO campfire needed… One of the hardest parts of having s’more is they are traditionally cooked over a campfire, or at least a flame of some sort, but the beauty of these …

Happy 4th of July!

This 4th of July weekend is when we celebrate the Freedom we have here in the USA.   Thank you to all those who have served, will serve and the families of those.  We are so blessed to be living in this great country and I am so thankful for …

honey butter corny, corn, corn

It is summer and that means it is time for CORN! It doesn’t matter how… I don’t know about your family but my family eats corn anyway we can. We love boiled corn, corn on the corn, kernel corn, creamed corn and of course popcorn…but my favorite is grilled corn for …

celebrate with cookies

The 4th of July is just around the corner (like next week) and these cookies are a perfect way to celebrate!! These are not just chocolate chip cookies? So what makes these so special?  Simple, pudding.  Yes there is pudding mix in the cookies, making them super moist and tender …