There is nothing better than a recipe that is both ridiculously easy and delicious, in my humble opinion, and this raspberry fluff is both of those things! [Read more…]
This Jalapeño Ranch Burger is so good! The combination of creamy jalapeño ranch, with melty cheese, avocado and angus beef patty is actual perfection!
I can’t decide if it’s a blessing or a curse, but I do not like traditional burger toppings. When faced with them, I often opt for just a plain cheeseburger. I know, so boring?! But when I can, I always always go for a burger with avocado or guacamole on it. That, with some melty cheese and creamy jalapeño ranch – best burger of all! You need to experience this delicious combination. [Read more…]
I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, there is nothing better than a fresh pasta salad in the summertime! Coming from a pasta salad connoisseur, trust me when I say that this easy bruschetta pasta salad deserves a full five stars!
Pesto, mozzarella, basil, fresh tomatoes, garlic, balsamic…. these flavors just cannot be beat! They meld so well together and will work perfectly for all your summer barbecues and family get togethers! Not gonna lie though, we eat this baby all year round!
Here’s the recipe!
The perfect combination of flavors, this fresh bruschetta pasta salad is sure to please everybody!
- 12 oz bowtie pasta cooked al dente
- 3 tbs pesto
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatos halved
- 1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella diced
- 4 leaves fresh basil shredded
- balsamic vinegar to drizzle, optional
Mix pesto, olive oil, garlic, and pepper in a bowl and set aside.
Cook noodles until al dente, drain, rinse with cool water, add to dressing mixture and stir to coat.
Add in halved tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil and stir to combine.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, if desired. Enjoy!
It doesn’t get any easier than that, am I right?!
Some of us prefer the salad with balsamic drizzle and some prefer it without, so I made it optional! I personally love the balsamic and feel like it really adds to the flavor of the salad! Just start with a tiny bit if you add it so you don’t drown out all the other yummy flavors by pouring on too much! If you give this recipe a try, let us know which way you preferred it in the comments!
Mmm! Happy barbecuing friends!
You know how some people could eat chips and salsa forever and ever? I’m not a salsa person. But I AM a jalapeño ranch person. There is a Tex Mex place here called Chuy’s that has the most amazing Jalapeño Ranch dip. I discovered it a few months after we moved here, and ever since I keep it in my fridge pretty much at all times. I was buying it by the pint and we just always have to have it. It’s good with everything! Anyway – recently I decided to try to make it at home and it turned out so good. This recipe doesn’t taste exactly like the restaurant version but it’s close. And it’s SO so good. [Read more…]
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As some of you may have seen on our Insta stories, about a month ago my husband and I decided it was time to get a new mattress for our master bedroom. His parents generously gave us one as a wedding gift (almost ten years ago) and we had been using it ever since. We took good care of it, rotating, etc. But finally it was just too lumpy to go on. I had noticed several months ago that I wasn’t sleeping as well, and was waking up with more aches and pains, but I just attributed it to being pregnant. Then, one morning Bryce said, “I am just so achy every morning when I wake up, are you?” at that point we had strong suspicions that it might be our mattress.
Well, now that we have a new one I can say with 100% certainty, it was the mattress! Before I was waking up 3-4 times a night “to go to the bathroom” and waking up with pain, and now I am sleeping through the night waking up feeling rested (although still pregnant, haha)!
We did a lot of research before deciding what kind to go with and so I thought I would share with you guys a few things you should consider before buying a new mattress of your own! Plus, we love our Hybrid Sleep Evolution Memory Foam Mattress from DownEast so much, we want to GIVE ONE AWAY to one of you lucky readers!!! [Read more…]