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Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini is so abundant at my local grocery store ...so this week I bought like 12 zucchini and wanted to make something different other than saute them or stir fry them. Someone post on instagarm about stuffing mozzarella cheese and putting mini pepperoni on top of a...

Chicken Lasagna

A few weeks ago when I was making out my rough draft of WEEKLY MEALS...I had PLANNED on making lasagna for dinner tonight...but since we were trying to cut out as much carbs as we can... I decided to try it this way...I DO make another dish that is similar to this...

Zucchini Beef Enchilada

Since the summer started we have been eating so badly!!  We literally have no MEAL time at all. We eat when we want and what we want. So, we all decided that we needed to get on a healthier EATING  PLAN. I know that I can not CUT out all carbs right away...so I will...

Classic Banana Bread

I have ALWAYS love eating banana bread or muffins!! Whenever I have ripen bananas I would ALWAYS make banana bread. I used to make a banana bread or muffin....every single week!! I am not sure why I stopped making them. I guess its because ...I never have banana that...

Spaghetti Sauce

I think in my next life I want to come back as an ITALIAN haha...I love pasta pasta!!! I make some sort of PASTA at least once a week...even though we try to stay away from CARBS..I still have to have it at LEAST once a WEEK. If I can...I would have some sort of PASTA...

Brioche French Toast

My family is DEFINITELY a BREAKFAST/BRUNCH kind of FAMILY!! We can eat breakfast food anytime of the DAY!! I always have breakfast food in my refrigerator. You can always FIND eggs and bacon for sure!!! I love having a mixture of sweet and salty items for BREAKFAST. I...

Patriotic Popcorn

For July 4th ...I made so many treats for my family to MUNCH on throughout the day. I love making these treats because we are outside most of the day by the pool and many of these treats are something that we can just grab and go. Also, its great to put them in...

Grilled Corn

I must have ate my WEIGHT in these corn on the cob!! These are PERFECT for the summer or at your NEXT BBQ function!! Make sure that when you buy them...get ALOT because they are perfect as a side or just something to nibble on. These are usually on special during the...

July Birthday

  Gosh, JULY is such a busy month with all these BIRTHDAY!! I think I know of at least 20 people who have BIRTHDAY is JULY..including my FAVORITE guy...my husband. This year we didn't celebrate it as big as LAST YEAR. Last year he MADE 50!! So, this year he just...

One Sheet Pan Fajitas

Today, was a LITTLE ROUGH getting up. We stayed up WAY TO LATE last night. After all the festivities...we ended up watching the movie DUMBO and eating up all our JULY 4th treats and LOTS of BUTTER POPCORN!! If you haven't seen the movie DUMBO...you should watch it!!...

Freedom Bark

I hope you guys had a great 4th of JULY!! We had an amazing time with family and friends. Basically, we just ate our way through the day LOL. Those are usually the BEST way to spend celebrating our FREEDOM right??? I find that most of my holidays now consist of BAKING...

Fourth Of July Foodies

Are you ready for some FUN IDEAS for July 4th celebration?? What are you doing for July 4th?? We usually hang out by the POOL and just eat!! Other years we did ...BBQ, Crawfish Boiled or just have a HUGE POTLUCK and just enjoy the day with FAMILIES and FRIENDS!!...

Copy Cat Mr B’s BBQ Shrimp

This is my version of Mr B’s BBQ shrimp recipe. Every time I go to a restaurant and they have BBQ SHRIMP on the menu...I always ORDER it. I love Mr B's BBQ SHRIMP and my other favorite place is High Hat Cafe. When my local grocery store have these JUMBO SHRIMP on...

Caramelized Pork Spare Rib

When the kids were younger...every week I would make a HUGE pot of Suon Ram Man ( Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Spare Rib) and we would have it for a quick meal for at least 2-3 days. I am so thankful for this dish because it heats up so well and my kids that were on...

Honey Lime Chicken

During the SUMMER its so hot and we are in the pool everyday that I don't like to stand in front of the HOT STOVE so I usually like to cook something FAST and quick...so I can join the kids out in the pool. If I turn on my stove ...I am usually gonna make 2-3 items in...

Chicago Steak

A few weeks ago I went to Sam's and they were sampling steak with this seasoning and I was HOOKED!! Its super flavorful!! I used to just season my steaks with salt and pepper...but I think my family is kinda tired of that. So, I am so happy that I found this...

Taco Cups

We have TACOS every SINGLE week. So, I always make EXTRA taco meat for the kids to snack on during the week. All they have to do is warm them up and put them in a taco shell, make a nacho or make a burrito. A few years ago....I would make these little cups with soft...

Charcuterie Board GALORE

Happy FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!! Even though our SUMMER started weeks ago!! Today, was just another day for us...swim swim swim...eat eat eat...and movies after movies. I love our LAZY days of summer. Here is what I have been doing a lot this summer...making LOTS of...