• 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 is just something so comforting about this good ole standby especially when its all homemade!! Not only do I like it for ranch dressing but I am also a fan of it for dips, as a seasoning…really in any way possible.  I have been known to use it on chicken or pork chops to add some herby goodness and also on some…

  • 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) Hissy Fit Dip is a must have. If you have spent anytime on Pinterest you have probably seen several posts for this cheesy dip that is loaded with tons of flavor and yummy goodness!  I mean lets be real anything with cheese, sausage, cream cheese and sour cream has to be good and this dip is not only good it…

  • fajita skewers please…

    Who is ready for grilling season…I AM!!  There is just something so great about getting outside and cooking over an open fire (or having The Hubby do it) and experiencing the great flavors that come with it.    It just seems to make everything taste better, even the stuff that isn’t cooked on the grill….and especially these fajita skewers. Living in SE Texas definitely has its perks and one of the big ones is almost year round grilling and these fajita skewers are a must make.  Fajita’s are a favorite when we go out to one of our favorite Tex-mex restaurants but they can be loaded with extra fat and…

  • the skinny on cornbread

    If you were to ask The Hubby what his favorite all time side is you might be surprised what his answer would be…some might say mashed potatoes (Ok I would say mashed potatoes), some might say rice or broccoli but The Hubby would say cornbread.  He LOVES cornbread!!  There is just one problem…cornbread can be crazy fattening and not very conducive to a healthier eating plan, so I have been working on a lightened-up version of The Hubby’s favorite…only in muffin form! So why muffins…two reasons really.  They make it easy for portion control and they are cute….so its a win all the way around.  If you do not want to make…

  • slow going spinach artichoke dip

    The Super Bowl is just a few days away, no matter who you are rooting for, or even if you know who is playing (lets be real you only watch the commercials)… it is time to start thinking about all the yummy party food you get to eat!  Now if you are watching what you are eating this time of year can be a little hard…but don’t worry I have a lightened-up slow cooker spinach artichoke dip that everyone is sure to love and you won’t have to feel guilty indulging a little. My favorite thing about spinach artichoke dip is the creamy, rich, cheesy part.  I love how the…