Saturday, May 28, 2016

19 Recipes No Picnic Basket Should Be Without

19 Recipes No Picnic Basket Should Be Without from

Everyone has their specific food they love to take on an outing or to a get together once the weather allows it. However, there are always those staple items that seem to be at every picnic and you can’t forget them or it just doesn’t feel complete. Here are a few of my favorite recipes for those staple picnic foods, plus a few new ones to love.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus - Forget about fuss, and mess, with this quick and easy sheet pan salmon dinner. It is a healthy and delicious meal that you will have on the table in less than 30 minutes! From

Aaahhhh salmon season has officially opened here in Washington. I just spied the first Copper River salmon at the store the other day #BeStillMyHeart  So this Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus immediately popped into my head.

It is funny. When I first moved here from San Diego I was not a salmon fan. Actually I wasn't much of a fish eater at all. Oh, I had my occasional tilapia, but the couple of times I tried salmon left me seriously wondering what all of the hubbub was about. I just wasn't feelin' it.

But over the course of the time that I have lived here, salmon has become an obsession with me. I seriously get all giddy inside when I start seeing those gorgeous fresh caught fillets gracing the window of the butcher shop. 

Think 5 year old at Christmas, yup that's me 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

16 of the Best BBQ Sauce and Rub Recipes

16 of the Best BBQ Sauce and Rub Recipes from

Yay, let's talk about one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.......BBQ #drooling

As soon as the temps stay above 60 with no rain, we live outside, and start throwing everything on the grill. Meat, veggies, fruit, you name it. I pretty much think just about everything tastes better cooked over a fire.

Except maybe mac and cheese.

The cheese would stick, and the noodles would fall through the grates.

Ya, that would big a big mess!

BUT, most everything else is fair game!!

We all know that grilling season really kicks off on Memorial day right? Then we have Father's Day, and then we are smack in the middle of summer. So, being the awesome blogger that I am, #SoHumble I thought I would throw together a list of a few of my favorite BBQ sauces and rubs to help you get your BBQ grub on. These are MUST make people!!

So make a list, and check it twice because I ALWAYS miss ingredients, and get your grill on!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Big Pig Burger

The Big Pig Burger is an "In yo face" explosion of piggy goodness that requires a large appetite, and lots of napkins! From

You know I have mentioned that I am on a BBQ kick right? 

Ya I know, I have mentioned it a LOT. I tend to blabber, 

just ask Kevin.

"Did you hear what I just said?"


Yup, that's pretty much how it goes 

But I am just a bit obsessed, now that the weather has warmed up. 

I seem to focus in on one type of food for a while and it can get a little crazy sometimes! I can make my family want to run for the hills screaming because I am making them eat yet another version of mac and cheese! I don't understand. 

I mean how can you have too much mac and cheese? Am I right? 

OK don't leave me hanging here, tell me I am right. I need backup people!

Anyway, this current obsession errr kick has my family tickled pink. I pick up the phone and call the kids to see if they are coming over for our, what has now become a weekly thing, family dinner. The first thing I am asked is, "Are you making another burger Mom?" *sigh* they only love me for my burgers.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

22 Easy "Peasy" Recipes

22 Easy "Peasy" Recipes - Looking for something to do with all of those wonderful Spring/Summer peas? Well, here are 22 fabulous recipes for you to love!

22 Easy "Peasy" Recipes from

When it comes to seasonal veggies, I really think the humble little pea can get overlooked a bit. His big brothers asparagus, corn, and tomatoes, get quite the attention. So the lonely little pea can get pushed to the side like a plain girl at the homecoming dance. 

But not in my house people! Oh no, here we celebrate the pea by throwing it in salads, soups, casseroles, skillet meals, pasta, or just into my hungry little mouth. 

So, I began to wonder if there were more people out there like me that harbored this adoration for the little green guy, and my question was answered with a resounding YES by just about everyone I asked. 

WOW color me shocked. Where in the heck have I been all of this time? I guess I was in the kitchen eating peas!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

20 of My Must Have Kitchen Tools

20 of My Must Have Kitchen Tools and Gadgets. Perfect for Mother's Day gift for the foodie Mom in your life

With Mother's Day just over the horizon, and my kids asking me what I want, I thought about everything that I have. It is funny, but some of my favorite gifts, and gadgets, and very inexpensive, but I can't live without them.

If you dig into my kitchen, these are a few of the tools that I use on almost a daily basis. So if you are looking for a last minute gift for the Mom in your life (or for yourself), these are a few that I would wholeheartedly recommend!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

30+ Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

30+ Recipes for Cinco de Mayo - Get your party started, and have your guests saying Olé, with these fabulous Mexican inspired dishes and drinks!

30+ Recipes for Cinco de Mao - Fabulously delicious Mexican inspired dishes and drinks.

Well, it is almost upon us my friends. Yup, Cinco de Mayo. 

They day that we get to celebrate all things Mexican. 

So, in case you haven't locked down your menu yet, I decided to gather a few recipes from here, as well as my fave blogger buds, and put together a round-up of some delicious dishes and drinks for y'all to share with your family and friends. 

Trust me, you will want to make ALL of these recipes!! I know I am going to!