Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin Cupcakes

Paleo Pumpkin Cupcakes for Healthy Halloween

Each year, about this time, I get a taste for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin spiced latte, everything pumpkin! There's a local restaurant that serves THE BEST pumpkin bread. I could honestly go for a plate of just that. Until now. Today I'm sharing a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes that is amazing! These cupcakes are far better tasting than the bread at the local restaurant I mentioned. Best part? The ingredients are all Paleo-friendly. If you aren't familiar with Paleo, this means these cupcakes are also good for you. No flour, no sugar, no preservatives...just all-natural ingredients. I can't wait for you to give these a try. I bet your family will ask you to make them time and time again.  Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Homemade Snacks for Sports

Homemade Snacks for Sports

School has started everywhere and that means that everyone is getting back into their routines.  For some that means the kids are back to playing sports with practices in the evenings and on the weekends.  Plus game days and possibly some travel.  There is a lot going on!  Now add in its your turn to be the snack parent.  You know, the one that brings the refreshments for all the players after practices.  Or after a game.  You are in charge of nourishing a tiny army of hungry kiddos. Sure, you can grab a big ole box of stuff to bring but you're super parent.  [Note - a super parent is any parent with kids!  Its a hard job and we are all super!]  You want to make the tasty treats from scratch.  It may seem like you spent hours in the kitchen whipping up these homemade snacks for sports.  … [Read more...]

20 Tailgating Recipes

20 Tailgating Recipes Perfect for Game Day

Football season has begun!  I'm from Texas so yes, football is considered its own season, y'all!  We get excited, we get loud and we tailgate this time of year.  And, of course, with any football game there is food!  Tailgating food needs to be portable, manly and easy to make.  Here are 20 tailgating recipes to help you celebrate the football season! Appetizers, sides and main dishes for the big game! 1. Bacon Guaca Hummus // I bet if you whip up a batch of this hummus, it will disappear in minutes! 2. Grilled Mahi-Mahi Kebabs // Impress your friends with the fancy mahi-mahi kebabs! 3. Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork Sandwiches // Make and ahead and prepare the day of the game!  Its a win-win! 4.  Copycat Outback Cheese Fries // Portable and covered in cheese and bacon?  These … [Read more...]

Crowd Pleasing Potluck Ideas

Crowd pleasing potluck meals - perfect for parties

I'm not sure about you, but I love a great get together.  Two things come with a great together - good friends and good food.  When my friends and I get together we normally have a big dinner at someone's house.  We all pitch in and bring things so that the host doesn't end up making everything.  But sometimes it tough to try and come up with a dish for a potluck dinner.  [Trust me, I know!]  So I'm sharing up some crowd pleasing potluck dishes!  We have appetizers, drinks, main courses and of course desserts.  Everything you need to have a perfect potluck! Appetizer Ideas - Appetizers seem to always draw a large crowd.  Probably because its easy to dip and chat at the same time! Caramelized Onion Parmesan Dip Skinny Veggie Dip Drink Ideas - The person who brings the drinks is … [Read more...]

7 Taco Tuesday Recipe Ideas

7 Must have taco recipes for taco night tuesday

One thing that I love is trying new recipes.  I was born and raised in South Texas so I am a huge taco lover.  You can toss practically anything in a tortilla and call it a taco.  And I will most likely try it because I love tacos that much.  We make tacos at home often so I am excited to try some of these Taco Tuesday recipe ideas.  And if you really wanted to you can try one new taco recipe per day for a week!  You can never have too many tacos, right? 1.  7 Layer Tacos // The bigger the taco, the better, right?  Absolutely! 2. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos // These tacos look perfect for using up leftover chicken. 3. Quinoa Taco Bowls // These taco bowls are meatless and still protein packed because of the quinoa!  And full of flavor too! 4. Texas Tacos // I love anything that … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas

Quick and easy back to school breakfast ideas

Let's face it, Back-to-School season is both exciting and daunting. Students are excited for new possibilities and a fresh, new start. It's daunting for moms and dads because of we have the responsibility of making sure the kids get a healthy breakfast before taking off for a long day of school activity. Send them to school on a full belly and they can concentrate on their assignments. Send them to school on an empty belly and they listen to their bellies rumbling instead of the teacher teaching. I've gathered a bunch of quick and easy breakfast recipes and ideas that will keep them full and focused until lunch time. /1/ Mini Whole Wheat Cinnamon French Toast Waffle Dunkers - Running late this morning? These french toast waffle dunkers can be made days in advance and frozen ahead … [Read more...]