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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Carne Asada Sweet Potato Fries

This delicious spring-inspired recipe for Carne Asada Sweet Potato Fries has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

Although I sure do miss the cold weather of Wintertime, there is something about the crisp, fresh air of Springtime that can't be beat! The mornings are the best - especially for heading out to your local farmers market. We have several in our local area to choose from, all of them unique and wonderful! This past weekend our family headed out to explore the treasures at one of our favorite farmers markets and to pick up ingredients for these Carne Asada Sweet Potato Fries. My kiddos have recently started requesting the Carne Asada Fries when we dine-out at our favorite Mexican restaurant - but let's be honest, it's not a healthy dinner option. The Carne Asada fries are deep-fried russet potato fries smothered in cheese, carne asada, guacamole topped with more cheese. I decided to healthify this entrée by adding fresh produce from the market and using less meat and cheese - and by ditching those greasy, fried french fries with all-natural Sweet Potato Fries.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Apple Pie Hummus

Oh yes, you read that right - Apple Pie Humus! I was inspired to make this delicious creation by the tasty Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips that I kept seeing at the store. Although I wanted to buy a bag to just stuff my face with, I knew that wasn't an actual valid reason to buy a bag... But now I've got myself a reason - to pair with this Apple Pie Hummus! Made with Easy-As-Pie Apple Pie Filling, this Apple Pie Hummus is a breeze to make and has all the flavors that we love in Apple Pie. It's almost hard to believe that there is a can of garbanzo beans in this dip - it tastes like an apple-y dessert that was made just for springtime. Is dessert hummus even a thing? If there wasn't before, I'm thinking this Apple Pie Hummus could certainly qualify for the job now!

Monday, May 4, 2015

15 Ways to Bring "The Force" into Your Kitchen

Today is National Star Wars Day! Whether you root for the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire - today we put our differences aside and join together to party. It's a day to celebrate everything Star Wars {even Jar Jar Binks!} and let everyone else know that our space opera is the best, above all else! Star Wars and being in the kitchen are two of my favorite things, so I decided to put together a list of fun products that combine the two. Whether your looking to add a Star Wars flair to your kitchen or the perfect gift for a Star Wars Foodie in your life - here are 15 Ways to Bring "The Force" into Your Kitchen! May the 4th be with you!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bruschetta Chicken Kabobs + a Char-Broil Kettleman™ Grill

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Char-Broil for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Grilling season is here and I couldn't be happier about it! I grill year-long, but there is something special about Spring and Summertime that you don't get in the winter months. From the long days to the sounds of kids giggling while running through the sprinkler, it's just the feel of this special time of year that I love. This year I am even more excited for the warm season because have a new addition to our backyard - Char-Broil's new Kettleman™ TRU-Infrared™ 22.5" Charcoal Grill! It's been years since I've grilled on a charcoal grill and I was totally excited about getting back in the saddle with this Char-Broil beauty. I've been using a propane gas grill and although it is a breeze to just push a button and get started there is something so much more satisfying about firing up those charcoal briquettes myself and preparing the grill for cooking. It's a hands-on process that is oh-so gratifying!