Chicken Chili Recipe and a Giveaway!

Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick & Company for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. With Fall in full swing, soups in the crockpot are my go-to dinner. I think I make soup at least once a week, if not more. With a crockpot (possibly one of the greatest inventions ever next to electricity) all I have to do it throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot and flip it on. Then at dinner time, I don't have to wonder … [Read more...]

Frozen to Gourmet in 10 Minutes

Frozen to Gourmet food in 10 minutes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Some of you might have figured out by now that I am a big fan of QUICK.  I created a puff quilt pattern for the sewing machine because there was NO WAY I was going to hand stitch that quilt together.  90% of the recipes I make for dinner are something that can be whipped up in about 20 minutes or less. So frozen food?  Hmm....usually … [Read more...]

The Best Chicken Piccata Recipe Ever

The Best Chicken Piccata Ever

One of my favorite dishes of all time is Chicken Piccata.  It's this breaded chicken served with a yummy lemony sauce, usually with spaghetti or angel hair noodles.  I've ordered it at tons of restaurants and believe it or not, ever single time I eat it at a restaurant, I think, "Mine is better than this."  Some people like Cheesecake Factory's chicken piccata recipe but I think it's all wrong.  It's not breaded and the sauce tastes like pure … [Read more...]

What I’m Eating & A Shrimp Recipe

grilled basil shrimp and curry rice

So if you read my post yesterday, you saw that I'm training for a half marathon.  This is part of my ongoing weight loss/getting fit process.  And it was super easy to be motivated to eat better after 8 days of eating pure garbage.  At first, I wanted to try the Paleo diet.  That's where you eat non processed foods and no grain or dairy, and a few other rules.  So I tried it.  I did it for about a week and I didn't really see any spectacular … [Read more...]

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

shrimp tacos with mango salsa

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!  I am sharing a recipe with you today that I recently made using some awesome new Mccormick's spices.  I took on a challenge to come up with an easy and delicious taco night recipe  using these spices.  I have to tell you, I am seriously excited about having these spices in my collection because summer is all about fresh Mexican food!  I love making anything with fresh salsas--fruit or regular.  I love Mexican and … [Read more...]

The Best Grilled Salmon Recipe Ever!

best grilled salmon recipe

Some of you may love fish, some of you may hate it.  But let me tell you fish-haters, you HAVE to try this grilled salmon recipe!  It's seriously amazing.  And there is no fishy flavor at all.  I can't eat fish all the time but when I do make it, it has to be amazingly good so I want to make it again.  And this, my friends, was amazingly good!  And very easy to make.  If you've never made salmon before and are curious to try it, do this recipe … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken

sesame chicken recipe

Today's Recipe of the Day: Sweet & Spicy Sesame Chicken! If you are a Chinese food fan, you should try this recipe!  Sesame chicken is a great recipe for both adults and kids because it's basically like chicken nuggets with a little sauce!  If your kids don't like spicy food you can leave out the heat in the recipe or just serve it to them without the sauce. This recipe is a little more involved than more normal recipes but if you want … [Read more...]

Tomato, Artichoke, and Sausage Farfalle

farfalle paste with tomato and artichoke

Today's Recipe of the Day:  Tomato, Artichoke, and Sausage Farfalle I made this last night, adapted from another recipe and it. was. amazing.  SO flavorful.  And the tomatoes!  Ah...I'm drooling right now thinking about those tomatoes.  They were so rich and juicy and awe-inspiring.  I used Fire Roasted diced tomatoes and I think that made a huge difference.  They are dreamy.  I also used artichokes packed in oil with seasoning.  I have never … [Read more...]