Smart Snacking with Pistachios #FoolYourselfFull

This April Fools’ Day, play a prank on your appetite and fool yourself full with pistachios!

Smart Snacking with Pistachios #FoolYourselfFull

Hello, my name is Bobbi and I am a snacker. It can be really bad because I am an absent minded snacker AND a bored snacker.

Absent minded comes into play when I am sitting at my computer working (which is most of the time) and I get hungry. It is so easy to just grab a big bag o' something and take it to my desk. There I continue to munch, handful by handful, until OOPS the bag is empty. Uhh Oh! How much did I just eat?

How many calories were in that?


Asian Style Salmon Burgers with Hoisin Mayo and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

Asian Style Salmon Burgers with Hoisin Mayo and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries - Asian flavors come together to make this salmon burger light and bright and simply irresistible!

Has spring sprung where you are yet? It is trying it's darndest to here! We went from cold, gray, and drizzly everyday, to sunny and mild one day, cold and gray and drizzly the next. It is weather by Sybil right now, and the weatherman has no clue. On the days he says it will be sunny you can just about count on rain. But nevertheless, when the tease of spring shows up around here my mind goes to all things burger. Whether it is from the grill or my skillet, visions of meaty little patties snuggled between two toasty buns make me oh so very happy. It is a true obsession actually. I start wanting to throw everything on a burger, top it with a bun, and shove it in my face. Oh, I have it bad!!

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce - Tender baby artichokes roasted to perfection and served with a tangy garlic lemon dipping sauce is possibly one of the best to celebrate spring!

Roasted Baby Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce from

A friend of mine and I went to a farmer's market the a little over a week ago. I was super excited because I haven't been to a decent farmer's market since I moved from So Cal. Unfortunately we were a bit early it seems because there weren't very many vendors there. I was on the look out for springy type produce to work with and, well spring just hasn't seemed to have sprung here yet. 

I did talk to a very nice guy that sells jams and jellies from Johnson Berry Farm. We sampled a few of their pepper jams (you know I like it hot people), and I settled on one they consider "Xtra-Hot", their Golden Raspberry Habenero XXX jam. They do have two jams that have ghost peppers (yes I said ghost peppers) in them, but I didn't have the nerve to give them a try. I will suck it up and do it next time though because even though the habenero jam was hot, it wasn't OhhEmmGeeee hot so I think I will be able to handle it.

Now you all chant "Do it, do it, do it" and then I will feel sufficiently pressured into it. Then, if something goes sideways, I can just blame it on you. Hey, what are friends for right?

Chunky Monkey Rice Krispies Treats

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Chunky Monkey Rice Krispies Treats - Dress up your favorite Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® with caramel, peanuts, M&Ms, banana chips, and chocolate, for an out of this world fun treat that is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

Chunky Monkey Rice Krispie Treats from

Remember when you were little and your Mom told you not to play with your food? Well my friends, I am here to tell you to throw that notion right out of the window. Playing with your food is fun, and when you are working with things like Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats®, gooey caramel, M&Ms, salted peanuts, dried banana chips, and melted chocolate, you are guaranteed a ton of fun and a mouthful of happiness!

Chicken with 100 Cloves of Garlic (Yes, I said 100)

It may seem like a lot of garlic but trust me, it will give you juicy chicken with the most delicious sauce. You won't want to waste a drop of it! 

Chicken with 100 Cloves of Garlic Recipe found on

Highlights of this post:
  • I should not be allowed to wander aimlessly through a grocery store
  • You can peel a whole head of garlic in seconds
  • Garlic is good for more than chasing away vampires

A couple of weeks ago, my kids and I made a little road trip to check out a store that I haven't been to in probably 7 years now. I guess road trip is stretching it a bit. It is only about an hour away (about the same as Seattle if you go the other way). But for me, the girl that hates to drive? It might as well be on the moon! I love to travel, just hate the whole driving thing. So the task falls to Kevin, or my son, or anyone else that I can con sweet talk into taking the job. 

Slow Cooker Turkey Dip Sandwiches

Juicy herbed turkey breast with melted cheese and crusty bread, dipped in a wonderfully flavorful au jus. What is better than that, except maybe that it is done in the slow cooker!

God bless my slow cooker. I seriously can not believe that I left it unloved, on a pantry shelf, for so long. What was I thinking? I judged, and labeled, and allowed myself to put you into the cliche category that brought to mind visions of heavy condensed soup laden dishes. Please forgive me dear slow cooker, I hang my head in shame.

Skinny Green Goddess Dip

This Skinny Green Goddess Dip recipe lets you enjoy all the fresh flavors of the classic dressing without the guilt from all of that pesky fat and calories.

Skinny Green Goddess Dip in a green bowl with vegetables on a wooden board