Holiday Parties Made Easy and Yummy with King’s Hawaiian and Walmart

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® Holiday at Walmart but the opinions are all my own. Are you ready for the holidays? ‘Tis the season of festivities, and I can’t wait to plan a holiday party with friends and family. My first rule is to make sure that preparation and clean-up is simple and easy! I want to be able to enjoy the party and not worry about the food and mess. We usually invite families with a mixed age group, and, therefore, the menu has to be appetizing for everyone. To minimize the holiday stress, I rely on King’s Hawaiian and Walmart to help! The party planning begins with a quick trip to Walmart. My one stop go-to store for all my holiday needs! I grab a cart and get ready to conquer my holiday shopping list. The list is simple and … [Read more...]

Buckwheat, Cherry & chocolate granola bars

Last week I was walking around an outdoor market in London and I found myself craving a sweet treat, so when I stumbled upon a stand selling dried fruit snacks I went for the 'chocolate & cherry tart' mix: as soon as the sweetness of the cherries and the bitterness from the chocolate reached my tongue, I was suddenly reminded of how wonderfully these two flavours taste when combined. After a little daydreaming and mental recipe planning, I decided to revisit this pairing and transform it into a healthy treat. Granola bars are one of my favourite  breakfast options on weekdays: they are easy to pack up, can be made in advance and are fairly nutritious. These are made with three different types of cereals, seeds and a healthy dose of coconut oil and honey. They make a perfect … [Read more...]

DIY Jalapeno-Habanero Hot Sauce

  Sometimes things just happen for a reason. Do you believe that? Me too. This year I planted 3 jalapeno plants in my garden. I love jalapenos in so many ways – pickled, stuffed and grilled, chopped in a salsa or just sprinkled on food. I love spicy. Well, imagine my surprise when one of those jalapeno plants turned out to be something different.. A habanero plant. These are the bad boys of the pepper world – seriously HOT. Meant to be eaten with quite a bit of measure, and really not enjoyable stuffed or grilled – unless you like pain. So, what to do? I certainly didn’t want to waste them. It struck me! Hot Sauce! Why not make my own hot sauce? [sc:adsense ] Turns out hot sauce is easy to make and easy to customize, flexible with the peppers you have grown or … [Read more...]

Easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe {a #GrillPorkSweeps Giveaway}

Do you host an annual BBQ at your house? Are you always looking for a new and tasty recipe that will WOW your guests? Today, I have a pork chops recipe that is a snap to prepare and just as easy to grill. With only 15 minutes of prep time, you'll have plenty of time to welcome guests and sit back and have a cocktail or two. This Memorial Day, Walmart is the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites like pork chops. Look for this popular cut when shopping the meat case and visit Grillpork.org for more grilling inspiration. Ready to get started? Let's grab your ingredients. If you don't already have these items in your pantry, you can find them all at WalMart. You'll need: 1/3 Cup of Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce 1/2 Cup … [Read more...]

Peach Sunrise

I think this peach sunrise would be fabulous for any family get together or even book club night.  You could make a pitcher and everyone could sip while chatting about the latest novel. Peach sunrise I love summer for so many reasons.  I love the slow pace that life seems to take.  I love the freedom to do anything our hearts desires.  I love the summer holidays.  I love getting together with family.  Besides the heat and the mosquitos, I really love it all. And if I had to pick an absolute favorite out of all of that, it would be getting together with family.  Family events normally have food and I'm a food girl! We just came home from vacation in Michigan and got to spend tons of time with family.  We were there for a little over a week and got together as much as possible.  And … [Read more...]

Sweet and Savory Grilled Pork Ribs Recipe

The weather is already warm here in Florida. Now is the perfect time to light up the grill. WalMart is the ultimate source for your barbecue essentials and great pork deals on your grilling favorites like bratwursts, pork chops and ribs- Extra Meaty Back Ribs, St. Louis Style Spareribs and Spareribs. Look for these popular cuts when shopping the meat case. My husband has perfected his rib smoking capabilities over the years, and yesterday he grilled some pretty amazing ribs for us. His ingredient list is really short and his prep time is more simple than you would think. Once he puts them on the grill, the cook time is a cinch. Gone are the days of complicated ribs. No more boiling or broiling before grilling. Just rub them down with a couple of seasonings and a secret ingredient {well, … [Read more...]