Category: 4th of July

skinny but oh so blue cheese dip

Do you love dip?  I LOVE DIP!  Every party I have, whether big or small, there is always a dip of some sort.  Sometimes I will have the traditional ranch dip (or this amped up version), sometimes a dill pickle dip and sometimes something sweet to go with fruit.   Skinny …

red rice for dinner tonight…yes, please

Over the last few years I have become quite the fan of rice.  We did not eat it a ton growing up but lately I can’t get enough of it. Red rice..LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Hubby and I LOVE anything Mexican.  I mean anything…nachos, enchiladas, tacos (in all forms), burritos, fajitas…all …

It’s time for a BBQ

As I have mentioned before we grill a lot around here.  If it were up to me we would grill every meal in the summer, but I will settle for several in a week. For Friends and Family When The Hubby and I entertain the grill is normally on and many …

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 …

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 …

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 …

cheesy campfire goodness

Grilling has been about all The Hubby and I have been doing lately.  Summer is here and I don’t know about you but heating the house up wth my oven is not so fun…so out to the grill (or campfire) we go. Grilling more than just meat Grilling is not …

no more ranch packets needed

What is your favorite salad dressing?  Are you Italian all the way? Are you a thousand island fan?  Maybe blue cheese?  Even better are you a fan of the great Caesar?  For me…I am a fan of all listed but my favorite go to is the good ole standby…ranch.  There …

throwin’ a hissy fit for this dip…

The weekend is almost here & we are springing forward (ok thats not fun) but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have get together with friends and family…right?  I have had a rough couple of weeks and a nice little get together is just what the Dr. ordered and this Skinn(ier) …