6 Tips for Cooking with Kids & Italian Cheesy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Cooking with kids in the kitchen can be a bit stressful, especially if you are a control-freak like I am. LOL. I am not one who plays well with others and between you and me, I do not like others in my kitchen. That being said, I know how important it is to bring the kids into the kitchen so that not only are they comfortable there, but so that they can continue to grow to take care of themselves. So, when the folks at Red Gold Tomatoes asked me … [Read more...]

Not Your Mama’s Mac and Meat Recipe & #HelpCrushHunger

What if I told you that by making my Not Your Mama's Mac and Meat recipe, you could help feed a hungry family?   Want to know how making my Not Your Mama's Mac and Meat recipe can help hungry families? Well, it is simple, it all starts with the tomatoes. As you know, I find it very important to share a family meal. Not only does it give us, as a family, a chance to discuss schedules and days, it also helps build a strong family … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers – Perfect for grilling season

The sun is shining and the days are longer, which means that grilling season is officially upon us. Now, one could celebrate by having the same ol' hamburgers and hotdogs or one can make it extra fun and grill up some Grilled Chicken Fajita Skewers.  As you know, I am a Red Gold Tomato Ambassador and I just love it. I love coming up with new recipes using different styles of Red Gold Tomatoes and when I am all burnt out, I know I can go to the … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Caprese Salad Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect dish for that Summer picnic? Well, my easy Summer Caprese Salad might just be what you are looking for! The other night Hubby and I were discussing how crazy life has gotten. As you all know, my brother moved in with us last year to attend college here in San Antonio so we officially have a house full of eight people and a dog. Add on school, work, soccer, swim, and cheerleading and life can get ahead of us. Now, … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Fiesta Salad recipe

Has this ever happened to you? You are just getting ready for bed and someone kindly reminds you that you are supposed to bring some sort of salad to your event the next day? Ugh, talk about timing, right??? HA! My biggest issue is that our fridge literally sucks and tends to freeze all my veggies so I don't store too many, at least, not enough to make a fresh salad at the last minute. Since I am a Red Gold Tomatoes Ambassador, I always have cans … [Read more...]

It’s a tomato taste test – the RESULTS are in

I am not sure if you heard the great news but earlier this year I was asked to become an official Red Gold Tomatoes Ambassador. Since I had been cooking with Red Gold Tomatoes for years, it was really a no-brainer to me. To get me started as a Red Gold Tomatoes Ambassador, Red Gold wanted me to really test the difference between their canned tomatoes and Hunt's. So, they sent me a package to do a tomato taste test. They sent along a check … [Read more...]

Our Summer BBQ Staples #grillitnow

What are your BBQ staples? When it comes to BBQing in Texas there are definitly some BBQ staples that are a must... Of course, a great grill, a grill-master, and family are top on the list, but also we expect great food.  When we throw a BBQ, we throw a FEAST! HA!!! Our BBQ staples are ones that we always have on hand, in our freezer or pantry.  Some of our Summer BBQ stapes are lean beef... I mean, come on, we are all trying to be healthy … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Rustic Italian Chicken recipe & slow cooker giveaway

To say our days are busy is a huge understatement. From the time we wake in the morning till bed, we are on the run. We have two kids in elementary school and the third in PreK. After dropping kids off, I often hit the gym, then complete my daily errands. Once those are done, it is time to pick kids up and drive either to swimming or soccer, every-single day! Yup... it is not fun; but we do what we do for our kids, right? Does this mean that we … [Read more...]

Half & half lasagna; one dish – half with spinach half without…

I admit that making lasagna has always scared me, I mean, it is a bit intimidating. I problem for me is that I am actually not a big fan as I feel that the store-bought lasagna is heavy and really taste-less. Then when talking to a friend she advised that I try making it on my own, skipping the 'tomato sauce' and instead using crushed and diced tomatoes. Hmmm, wow, something I never thought of and I knew I had to try. Thankfully, with the help … [Read more...]

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