How to shred chicken in your stand mixer

Life Hack: How To Shred Chicken in Your Mixer

As I was preparing chicken tacos the other night, a friend asked me what I was doing when I put the cooked chicken into my Kitchenaid stand mixer bowl. When I told her I was just shredding it quickly, she was amazed. You can shred chicken in your mixer? Yes! It takes just a few seconds, and is so much easier than pulling it apart with two forks.   I know this is a simple post–basic. But I just learned about this trick…

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20 Boozy Margarita Popsicle Recipes

20 Boozy Margarita Popsicle Recipes

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! These 20 boozy margarita popsicle recipes are sure to be a hit with the adults at your pool parties this summer! Classic Margaritas Skinny Margarita Popsicles by Just a Taste Strawberry Margarita Popsicles by Bakers Royale Creamy Margarita Popsicle Recipe by Host the Toast Classic Margarita Ice Pop by Hostess With the Mostess Did you know that you can find these recipes by searching for Ice Pops, Poptails, Momsicles, and Popsicles?    Margaritas with a…

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Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie with Almond Milk

Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie With Almond Milk

Smoothies have been a large part of my daily routine for quite some time now. Making a smoothie every day that includes protein, fruits, and vegetables really cuts down on my cravings for snacks at night, making it easier to keep off that extra weight that likes to creep on us after we turn 30. Here is my recipe for my favorite fruit and veggie smoothies with almond milk.   I’ve always used Silk Almond Milk in my smoothies–it has more…

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Oatmeal Energy Cluster Recipe

Oatmeal Energy Clusters from ABCs The Chew

Have you watched The Chew on ABC? It’s like Pinterest for your television! When I saw this recipe I knew it would make a great cookie replacement for my sweet tooth. The Chew’s Oatmeal Energy Clusters You’ll need: 2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt   And here’s how to put them together: 1. In a large bowl, mix together…

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie recipe

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie Recipe

This recipe is by far my family’s favorite. We often make it with coffee ice cream, but cookies and cream is my personal favorite. You’ll need: Greased pie plate 25-30 Oreos (chopped or crushed) 3/4 stick of butter, melted 1 container of cookies and cream ice cream Magic shell for topping 1. Chop the Oreos, then put them in a large bowl. I use a Pampered Chef chopper to do this, but when the boys were little they loved when I put…

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Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu

Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu #100FootJourney

Disney’s new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey arrives in theaters on August 8th! Please enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe straight from Le Cordon Bleu chefs!     In Disney’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to…

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50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

I think my favorite thing about summer might be making popsicles (or ice pops, as I call them)–you can freeze anything and turn it into a treat! Here are some of my favorite creamy dessert popsicles of the summer. We have a Zoku pop maker and love it, but to be honest… I’m ordering some other ice pop molds just because I love the classic look! Fruit Dessert Popsicles Fruity Creamy Swirly Yogurt Pops from Sophistimom Creamy Coconut and Blood…

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Celebrate summer with grilled pizza (and Drumsticks!)

Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pizza #SummerGoodies

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Summer is here, and we are celebrating every way that we can. We love summer because we can enjoy the sunshine a little longer, eat dinner a little later, and spend more time together as a family. Last week, we grilled pizza with the boys and then surprised them with their favorite–NESTLÉ®…

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Nor-Cal Skinny Margarita

Nor-Cal Skinny Margarita Recipe

Lately I’ve been celebrating a bit. I published a book about blogging, you know. There are a million little milestones to celebrate along the way and if I celebrated with a margarita each time, I’d be in trouble. These super skinny margaritas do help a bit, though. They’re delicious, and low calorie. A friend of mine recently introduced me to the Nor-Cal margarita, a margarita that many Crossfit members indulge in because of the low sugar content. They’re yummy, and…

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Are you hungry? My signature easy guacamole recipe is heavy on cilantro, and includes only 5 ingredients. Enjoy!   Ingredients 2-3 ripe avocados 1 bunch cilantro 1/2 onion 1 tomato pinch of salt     Chop the veggies. Bigger is better in my opinion.    Smash the avocado with a fork, but don’t smash too much. The best guacamole is chunky guacamole! Mix your veggies together and add a pinch of salt. This is called pico, and is an excellent…

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BOLD Cucumber Sandwich: A no-carb recipe

BOLD Cucumber Sandwiches: No Carb Recipe

My family recently tried the new Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meat and we love them! Their new flavors, Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, Cajun Style Turkey Breast, Maple Honey Ham, and Chipotle Season Chicken Breast are so flavorful that they can easily be used alone without extra sauces and spices. My favorite part? There are no artificial preservatives and no artificial flavors! I’m sharing my recipe for BOLD Cucumber Sandwiches today! To make these cucumber sandwiches, you’ll need: Cucumber, skinned Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh…

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Peanut butter & Chocolate Shakeology Recipe: Add coffee ice cubes for a treat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

I make this peanut butter chocolate Shakeology drink every other day or so as a meal replacement. It’s a way for me to get all of the nutrients I need and get rid of those cravings I get for sweet stuff during the day. I am usually a huge snacker, and replacing one meal a day with a protein smoothie or Shakeology (I alternate every other day) is the only thing I’ve found that helps me avoid digging for chocolate…

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Life Hack: Iced Coffee and Smoothie Tip

Life Hack: Frozen Coffee Cubes

My love for coffee runs deep. Blended coffee. Iced coffee. Coconut oil coffee. Even coffee popsicles. We love coffee. One way to make these coffee creations even yummier is to use frozen coffee cubes to make them. It eliminates the need for ice and ensures that you get nothing but coffee in every sip. How do I do it? It really is the most simple recipe. I brew a cup of coffee and add it to my silicone ice cube…

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Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe

Sweet And Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee Recipe

My morning coffee is sometimes the only thing that gets me out of bed. Even living in the desert doesn’t take away how great it is to wake up to a hot cup of coffee. I’ve recently started adding coconut oil to my coffee and I love it. In addition to the health benefits, it makes it a little easier for people with sensitive stomachs to drink coffee because it makes the coffee feel a little less acidic. My husband…

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Mardi Gras Martini Recipe

Mardi Gras Martini Recipe

Maybe because it’s the state where I fell in love and was married, but I love all things Mardi Gras! I remember watching the parades all over the state of Louisiana and loving the celebration each year when Mardi Gras rolled around. Now that we’re living in Arizona we aren’t heading to any Mardi Gras parades this week, but I will be sipping one of these and celebrating in my own way! Mardi Gras Martini Recipe What You Need (makes…

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Healthy Casserole Recipe - chicken sausage and vegetables

Healthy Casserole Recipe

This post is sponsored by Pyrex. It’s winter. I want chili. Casserole. Lasagna. Unhealthy stuff. I want unhealthy stuff. Because who wants a salad in the middle of winter? I decided that this year is the year I substitute. Turkey and black beans with the chili. Zucchini lasagna instead of with noodles. And casserole without the heavy soups and creams. Pyrex sent me a baking dish that’s perfect for a healthy casserole. Their 3-quart baking dish comes with a lid and carry…

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