• 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 and so GOOD This year for the Big Game I am going to be making A Skinny Blue Cheese dip.  This dip will not only be delicious with veggies and chips but it will also pair GREAT with these Skinny Buffalo Tenders.   So what makes it skinny, you ask?  Well, to start with I use nonfat greek yogurt mixed with reduced…

  • Naked Buffalo Tenders (Keto/Low Carb)

    I don’t know about you but the Super Bowl is a big deal in my family.  We usually have some sort of get together with friends and family.  When it is party time that means is time for food and lot of it!! It’s not just about the Game Now for the women we primarily watch the game for the commercials and for the half time show, but I know the guys watch the game for the actual game.   I mean who can forget the Janet Jackson show or the Beyonce show…the list goes on and on.  Of course there are also some great football memories as well, but…

  • grilling in the winter (I live in Texas)

    One of the best parts of living in SE Texas is that we can grill out year round.  It was in the 30’s last week and now we are in the 60’s.  Tomorrow will be in the 70’s.  Gotta love Texas!! A little sweet We are HUGE fans of honey mustard anything.   I may have been known to judge restaurants by how much I like their honey mustard.  Needless to say this Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken has to be good. To make the perfect honey mustard marinade I started with equal parts mustard (I used dijon) and honey.  Then I added in a little mayo for some extra creaminess, some…

  • It’s still summer

    OK…I know.  It is September, Starbucks has pumpkin spice latte’s coming out go their ears and halloween candy is popping up at your stores…but guys it is still officially summer!!  Fall is does not start for another 15 days and that means we have just enough time for one more summer dessert (that I personally make year round). It’s all about the curd… SO I am a HUGE fan of lemon curd and always have some in my refrigerator,  I use it for everything from breakfast to desserts.  For me this is a staple year round, it is just so, so good! Now I know the idea of making curd…

  • Grill the weekend away…

    What are your plans this weekend?  Are you taking a little time away?  Hanging out with friends and family?  Are you grilling?  In my house we will be grilling for sure…and who knows what else. Whats on the grill? Are you doing burgers (like these sliders)?   How about those fries I posted yesterday?  Maybe some BBQ chicken or fish?  The possibilities are really endless, including the beginning of a delicious dessert like these grilled pineapples. This last week The Hubby branched out a bit and threw some veggies and sausage links on the grill…and it was AMAZING!! Sausage? The Hubby and I love Costco.  We get everything from meat…

  • The more spicy… the more better

    Are you a sauce person?  I am a HUGE sauce person.    I like sauces on everything from pasta to  dessert, but with fries is a must. Sauce, why? Ok, I understand that not everyone is a fan of sauce with their fries, but I urge you to just try it. There is just something so yummy about a creamy sauce paired with a crispy fry (like these grilled ones).  It just that makes the experience so much better. Spicing things up For fries I like a spicy sauce.  You could use jalapeño peppers, green chilies or black pepper but for this time around I used sriracha.  Lately I have become…

  • Fries without any frying…

    yep…you read that right.  I give you fries all done with any frying, even better they are primarily done on the grill. Fries any way, anytime… I love potatoes any way you give them to me, but I really, really love fries.  I mean is there anything better then a hot batch of fast food fries?  Maybe the non-fast food version…but still fries. I am that girl that will actually crave them, and The Hubby is that amazing guy who will actually go get them when I want them…he is so awesome. As much as I love fries I am not picky about the variety of fry…I love the original version and…

  • simple, grilled salmon that is so good

    Simple is sometimes so, so good.  You know like an apple on a hot day, or just a simple scoop of vanilla ice cream…sometimes simple really is best. Salmon can be simple? Sure it can be, but it is a special simple.  This salmon is seasoned with a favorite little blend, giving it a ton of flavor while still letting the fish be the star.    You could definitely use some fresh herbs or additional spices if you wish, but this is a favorite blend for us. Grilled?  Why? Why not? I mean it’s summer here in SE Texas and that is grilling weather.  Anytime we can cook outside and…

  • grilled BBQ chicken at it’s best…

    Cooking on the grill is one of my most favorite things ever!  Let me be clear…when The Hubby cooks on the grill it is one of my most favorite things…especially when it is this chicken!! Start it off right I start this BBQ chicken off with my most favorite marinade.  I find it gives the chicken a lot of flavor and also helps to tenderize the chicken a little. If you do not have time to marinade, thats ok, just make sure to season it well. What cuts are best? With chicken there are so many options.  You could grill chicken breasts, drumsticks, thighs to the whole leg quarter.  Whatever…

  • The BEST Chicken Marinade

    Marinades…oh let me tell you I love me a good marinade.  They can be the make or break to a meal. What makes this the BEST marinade? First it is the combo of seasonings and fresh ingredients.  There are your basics of salt & pepper, but then I also added in some paprika, cumin & chili powder for some extra flavor.  Next comes some depth with Worcestershire sauce…this is my favorite ingredient to add that little extra something that will make you smile.  Next comes the fresh ingredients…the fresh chopped onions, fresh parsley and fresh garlic.  The combo alone with he olive oil is great, but wait there is something…