Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe!


Celebrate Las Posadas With This Easy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail Recipe! Las Posadas is such a great holiday. It helps me and my family put focus on the real reason for the season. To me Christmas is about the birth of our Savior and also about family, friends and loved ones. During the holiday season I try to spend as much time as I possibly can with my loved ones. Especially for Las Posadas which is a holiday that is centered around family and friends. I love the tradition of visiting family members houses during #LasPosadas. It is a great time to catch up and make memories but is also a great time to eat some amazing food. Thanks to #HERDEZ I am always able to create a great dish for my family and loved ones. This year I decided to make Mexican Shrimp Cocktail! It is a family favorite and something extra special for Las Posadas! Ingredients: 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp (cooked) 3 medium tomato diced 2 cucumbers seeded and sliced 1 small white onion diced 1/2 cup finely … [Read more...]

Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies + Safeway Stock Up Sale!


**This shop has been compensated by Safeway. All opinions are mine alone. #AStockUpSale #CollectiveBias #Safeway     Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies Did you know that Safeway is currently having a Stock Up Sale? It is a great way to celebrate the fall season and stock up on some of your favorite items for your family. Safeway is one of my favorite places to shop because I always know that I will find just what my family is looking for. They have everything I need from after school snacks to family meal items and baby necessities. Plus they are only a few blocks from my house so it's nice and convenient! Recently I stopped by my local Safeway and purchased some of my favorite General Mills products. Some of the products included Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheese Burger Macaroni Hamburger Helper, Yoplait Original Strawberry Yogurt, Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla Yogurt, Nature Valley Crunchy Oats n Honey Granola Bars, Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup and … [Read more...]

Pickled Red Onions

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Pickled Red Onions Now I will eat just about anything pickled. I am addicted to pickle, pickled peppers, cauliflower, carrots and now.....Pickled Red Onions! Honestly I don't know why I did not give these a try years ago! They are fantastic on just about everything I make. Chicken, Tacos, Burgers, Fish and more! Yum! Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Total: 15 minutes Servings: 10 Ingredients 1 large red onion ¾ cup fresh lime juice ¾ cup distilled white vinegar 3 tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt ½ jalapeno pepper Instructions Combine fresh squeezed lime juice, jalapeno pepper (seeds removed), vinegar, ½ cup water, sugar, and salt in medium pan. Bring to boil. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove mixture from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes. Put onion slices in medium bowl, add warm mixture from pan, and stir. Cover mixture with lid and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Stir occasionally! Serve with your most favorite burger or … [Read more...]

10 Minute Blueberry Syrup + Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps = Quick Breakfast!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias 10 Minute Blueberry Syrup + Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps = Quick Breakfast!  #WrapNGo #CollectiveBias Summer time is extra busy at my house. Summer sports, camping trips, more kids in my at home day care, summer reading programs, swimming lessons and more. It is crazy! That is why it is important for me to have a quick and easy breakfast plan to get the day started off right. Thanks to Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps I am able to do just that! The Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps can be quickly microwaved for a great meal. Plus with all this fresh fruit around I am able to make a quick 5-10 minute syrup each week so the kids can be ready for a great breakfast on the go. I came across the Foster Farms® Pancake Wraps on my Ibotta coupon app as I was shopping at Walmart. I had not tried these before but seeing how much easier they would make my life. I had … [Read more...]

Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! #TaiPeiGoodFortune #CollectiveBias #ad


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Host a Stress Free Dinner Party with Tai Pei + Firecracker Dipping Sauce! As most of you know I love hosting dinner parties for my friends and family. I enjoy having guests over and making memories with my loved ones. The only down fall to some of the parties is the time and stress of the cooking. There is already a lot that goes into planning, decorating, inviting...etc.... That is why when I host a party my "go-to" appetizers are Restaurant-Inspired  Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls! Thanks to #CollectiveBias and #TaiPeiGoodFortune I was able to put together a little Asian inspired dinner party for a few of my friends.   Before the party I made my grocery list and headed to Walmart. The Tai Pei Egg Rolls and Spring rolls are located in the freezer section of your local Walmart. I knew exactly where to go because we purchase these every single week. They are … [Read more...]

Snowman Cookies


  Snowman Cookies We have been snowing for the past few days here in the Colorado mountains. It is a beautiful sight. The only down fall to this white falling from the sky is the bitter cold. We have not been spending much time outside recently which has given us more time for indoor fun. Recently I was able to make some fun Snowman Cookies with my daughter!   Ingredients 1 Package Oreo Cookies ½ lb. Almond Bark or Candy coating ¼ cup Regular Chocolate Chips ¼ cup Mini Chocolate Chips ¼ cup Candy Corn Instructions Melt the Almond bark in the microwave in a small bowl. I usually do 60, 30 and then 15 second increments stirring between each until smooth. Place an Oreo in the melted Almond bark. Flip it using a large fork. Ensure the cookie is completely coated. Keeping the fork tines level, gently tap the handle of the fork on the rim of the bowl. Use a straight up and down motion so the cookie doesn’t slide off of the fork. This will … [Read more...]

Pretzel Turkeys – Perfect Thanksgiving Treat!


    Pretzel Turkeys - Perfect Thanksgiving Treat! As most of you know I have chosen to home school this year. One of the reasons that I have chosen to home school is so that I can have fun coming up with creative ways to learn. I love making fun treats with the kids. Especially when it comes to holiday treats. Recently we were able to make some fun Pretzel Turkeys! These were not only great tasting treats but they were also easy enough for the older and younger kids!   Pretzel Turkeys Ingredients Pretzels Candy Corn Rolos Reese’s Pieces Sugar Pearls   Instructions Preheat oven to 300˚. On a sheet tray lined with parchment paper lay your pretzels with the salted side down with the double rounded end pointed toward you. Place three candy corns on the single round end. I start with the middle one and just place the tip under the middle of pretzel and the top part resting on the top of the pretzel. Place the other … [Read more...]

Halloween Monster Mouths!


** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Halloween Monster Mouths!       I always have a house full of kids and I love making fun items with them for the holiday's! Recently the kids had a week long Fall Break which allowed us to spend a whole week doing nothing but fun crafts and recipes to get us in the Halloween spirit! One of the treats that the kids decided to make were Halloween Monster Mouths! These were not only a hit with them....but I loved them because they were healthy! Oh and did I mention super easy to make? Check out the recipe and instructions below!   Ingredients: Sliced Apple Betty Crocker Fruit By The Foot - any color 1/2 cup peanut butter about 20 marshmallows ( or you can use Fruit Gushers to mix it up)   Directions: 1. Spread peanut butter on two apple slices. 2. Take about 4 inches of a Betty Crocker Fruit … [Read more...]

Black Bean Dip Tailgating Recipe + Wilton Armetale Bowl Review & $300 Value Giveaway!


Black Bean Dip Tailgating Recipe + Wilton Armetale Bowl Review & Giveaway! Tailgating season is upon us! This is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love football, grilling with friends, and hosting parties! Recently I was sent a Wilton Armetale Bowl for the purpose of this review. I was excited to give this a try because this is not just a regular bowl. This amazing Wilton Armetale Bowl can be placed in your grill, oven, fridge or even your freezer. This feature makes cooking and taking a cinch! When the bowl arrived I decided to make a Black Bean Dip which is one of my favorite Tailgating go to's. It is so easy to make and now that I don't have to transfer from cooking pot to bowl it is even easier!   Ingredients: 2 8oz cans Black Beans 2 cups shredded cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup salsa Directions: 1. Place two can's of black beans (drained) into Wilton Armetale Bowl. Place in oven on 350 degrees and cook for 10 minutes. … [Read more...]

Glitter Grapes! – Great Healthy Snack for School Lunches!


Glitter Grapes   With school back in session have have been racking my brain trying to come up with new ideas for my daughters school lunches. My goal is to pack healthy lunches for my daughter but also add a variety of great tasting foods that she will love to eat while she is away. One of the snacks I have been making here recently is Glitter Grapes. Well this is the name that my daughter has given to her new favorite snack 'Jello Grapes'. I had never heard of adding Jello to grapes before but one of my friends told me about it and so we decided to give it a try!   Glitter Grapes are very easy to make! Just take 1b of grapes, remove them from the stem and wash thoroughly.  Once grapes are washed place them on paper towel to help remove excess water. As grapes are slightly drying on paper towel you can empty a box of dry Jello mix into a bowl. The Jello can be an flavor you choose. My daughter wanted Peach Jello for this recipe.   Once the … [Read more...]

Fiesta Ranch Dip Recipe + Delimex and Bagel Bites Make Great #AfterSchoolSnacks! #cbias #shop


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Fiesta Ranch Dip Recipe + Delimex and Bagel Bites Make Great After School Snacks! As most of you know I decided to take the plunge into home schooling. School started two weeks ago for us and we are finally getting into the swing of things. For example every day at 3:00 my daughter begs for her #AfterSchoolSnacks. I as a home schooling parent can see just how hard she works all day long and when 3:00pm rolls around she wants a way to fill her belly and express her creativity. Thank goodness Bagel Bites helps her do both at once! I am so glad that #CollectiveBias, Bagel Bites and Delimex have been brought into my life!       Bagel Bites are a great after school snack to purchase. I also love getting fun toppings for my daughter to add to her Bagel Bites. Today for her after school snack she had some diced olives, basil leaves, pepperoni and sliced … [Read more...]

Turkey Taco Bites


Turkey Taco Bites   I have been focusing on eating healthy this year. Basically if it is not healthy then I don't want to put it into my body. This has actually been a lot easier then I anticipated. I cleaned out all the cupboards and freezers of all the junk and I make sure that I am not hungry when I go grocery shopping..that helps me stick to my list better. :) One of the ways I have been focusing on eating healthy is by cutting down on the amount of red meat that my family eats. We have been trying out new recipes that contain fish, chicken and turkey.   Ingredients for Turkey Taco Bites -   1 lb. ground turkey 1 packet of taco seasoning (any brand) ½ C. shredded cheese 3-4 romaine leaves, ripped to fit the tortilla chips ½ C. diced tomatoes Sour Cream (optional) Taco Sauce (optional) 1 bag of regular size tortilla chips   Directions -   #1. Cook the 1 lb. ground turkey and drain grease. Add the taco seasoning … [Read more...]

Creative Deviled Egg Ideas For Easter Using Kraft Fresh Take Meal Kits! #FreshTake #CollectiveBias #shop


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 Creative Deviled Egg Ideas For Easter Using Kraft Fresh Take Meal Kits! #FreshTake #CollectiveBias I have had Deviled Eggs every year for Easter for as long as I can remember. Each year my entire extended family gets together and without fail you can bet that I will be bringing Deviled Eggs, my Grandma will be bringing Jello Salad, my Aunt brings Crab Dip and my Dad will be making an Eclair Cake! The four of us have perfected our recipes so well that the family would not know what to do without these family get together staples!  This year I decided to put a twist on my deviled eggs. As I am writing out my Walmart shopping list I have come up with two sure fire deviled egg recipes that I know the family will love. I am thinking this years deviled eggs will have two distinctly different flavors. One will … [Read more...]

Easter Caramel Corn

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Easter Caramel Corn   The look of excitement on my daughters face is one of the greatest joys in my life.  I love to see her shining eyes and a smile on her face. That is why I have been building the anticipation for Easter with lots of Easter time crafts and snacks. Today I have another adorable Easter time snack to share with you. This idea is really easy and fun for the kids just like my Adorable Bunny Pretzels and my Pudding Box Planter Cookies that I posted recently. Ingredients: 4 cups plain air popped popcorn 1 cup butter 2 cups light brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 bag of Easter candy, any type you want. I used jelly beans 1 cup Almond Bark , melted and divided into 4 seperate bowls-to drizzle over popcorn Food Coloring   Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. 2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. … [Read more...]

Bunny Pretzels – Fun Snack For The Kids!


Bunny Pretzels - Fun Snack For The Kids! We are counting down to Easter and Spring Time here at my house. This past week I have watched the grass in my front yard begin to green, the flowers start to peek through the dirt and the snow clouds turn to rain clouds.  With all these beautiful changes comes the renewal of Spring! As we count down the days to Spring my family and I have had a blast doing "spring time" activities. We have recently got the bikes out of the garage, broke out our flip flops.....and started making ready for spring time snacks! Items Needed: Mini pretzels White chocolate chips, melted Red gel frosting Black gel frosting Directions: Place pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place melted chocolate in a piping bag or zip lock bag with a small corner cut off. Pipe melted chocolate into the holes of the pretzels first, then carefully outline the pretzel and fill in remaining empty space. Allow chocolate to harden for 10-15 … [Read more...]