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Stubb’s Green Chile Fish Nachos

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in All, Main Dishes, Sponsored | 38 comments

The flavors of the Southwest shine through in these quick and easy Green Chile Fish Nachos

Stubb's Green Chile Fish Nachos

Fish…on nachos? 

Stick with me, folks, because I guarantee you WON’T be disappointed. These fast, flavorful Green Chile Fish Nachos come together quickly after a generous soak in in one of my kitchen’s secret weapons, Stubb’s Green Chile Marinade. 

I know I’m usually harping on the fact that Grady is my picky eater, but Bridget has a few holdouts on the food front, too. I’ve already mentioned her dislike for eggs, but I also need to add fish to the list of things she will not eat. 

Why? She says she doesn’t like the flavor. 

I say, she hasn’t tried the RIGHT flavor. 

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Greek Chicken Wraps

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 15 comments

Use a rotisserie chicken to have Greek Chicken Wraps on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Greek Chicken Wraps

Please tell me I’m not alone. It’s 4:00, and I don’t have any idea what I’m making for dinner. I know, I’m a food blogger, but it happens to me, too. My day gets away from me, and all of the sudden the kids are asking me what’s for dinner. And that is when I turn to a rotisserie chicken for help. Make these Greek Chicken Wraps, and you have a tasty dinner as well as lunch for school the next day. How’s that for a winning combo?

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Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in All, Main Dishes | 6 comments

These Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Subs take the guesswork – and effort – out of dinner tonight! 

Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

Easy. Slow Cooker. Meatball. Subs. 

Do I even need to say anything more? 

That’s the whole package right there, isn’t it? At least it is in my house. Cheesy goodness for my son. Saucy meatballs for my husband. Toasty bread for my daughter. And – the best part – EASY for me! 

These Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Subs are a quick, crowd-pleasing meal that will be immediately jettisoned to top billing on your list of simple weeknight meals. 

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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in All, Main Dishes, Sides and Salads, Sponsored | 0 comments

Add a little variety to the lunch box with Southwestern Quinoa Salad.

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Lunches for school: My biggest challenge every year.

Raise your hand if you have this same dilemma.

I’ve shared with you before about Charlie’s expansive palate, which makes packing a variety of things in his lunch pretty easy. Some days, he even asks for a GREEN SALAD. Oh, my heart, that boy!

And then there is Greta, who happens to be a little pickier. However, the one thing that Greta cannot get enough of is quinoa. Who would have thunk that? Not me; it still surprises me to this day. I started making this Southwestern Quinoa Salad this summer, and it’s her new favorite. It’s also now at the top of her school lunch requests. Coming from a girl whose knee jerk reaction to anything is chocolate, this is something big!

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Baked Mexican Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Chamoy Sauce

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in All, Appetizers, Main Dishes, Sponsored | 31 comments

East meets West in these Baked Mexican Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Chamoy Sauce! 

Baked Mexican Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Chamoy Sauce

“Cham-what?!?”

That’s the response I received from Grady when I told him what I was making for dinner a few weeks ago. 

I can’t say I blame him; I had no idea what Chamoy was, either, until May when I shamelessly licked nearly every last drop of the sauce off my plateful of Salmon Tostada. Fortunately I was in a room full of food bloggers, and no one looked at me funny for my overzealous reaction to Chamoy Sauce (well, except maybe Lisa…). Now I can’t get enough of the stuff and am finding new ways for my family to enjoy it, too, like in these Baked Mexican Egg Rolls with Sour Cream Chamoy Sauce

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Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Main Dishes, Sponsored | 16 comments

Add some fun to your next grill out with these festive Banh Mi Hot Dogs. 

Banh Mi Hot DogsPicnics, parades and fireworks. That about sums up our low-key approach to the Fourth of July. Nothing fancy here, but holidays are supposed to be an excuse not to do a whole lot, right? 

When the kids were younger, we’d hit the local parade, and they would jockey for the best candy position along the parade route. Now, at ages 11 and 8, they have strict orders not to steamroll the smaller kids in their attempts to get candy, but they still can’t wait to go every year. Our afternoons are spent making homemade ice cream (more on that later this week!) and prepping an easy meal from the grill. We’re fortunate enough to live close to the community center, so when darkness falls, we pull out our lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks right from our driveway. 

But just because we’re low-key for the Fourth doesn’t mean we don’t add some festivity to our food. Take these Banh Mi Hot Dogs with Kettle Brand® Potato Chips, for example. Grilled dogs? Technically, yes, but totally amped up with the Vietnamese flavors of a classic Banh Mi Sandwich and a crunchy bite from Kettle Brand® Krinkle Cut™ Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper Potato Chips. Major yum with minimal fuss.

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