Chili is a staple in our house come fall/winter time. A huge perk is any dinner I can make in the crockpot. It’s so convenient to start in the middle of the day after school drop-off and not have to worry about it again until dinner time! This chili recipe feeds about 8-10 people so it’s perfect if you want to invite friends over or have plenty of leftovers!
- 1 9x13 pan
- 2 cans of Refried Beans (We like to use Rosarita canned vegetarian beans)
- 4 Avocados
- 1 24 oz Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- 1 can of Olives
- Green Onions
- Starting at the bottom, open your can of beans and spread evenly at the bottom of the pan.
- *Get your avocado mixture and spread evenly over the top of the beans.
- Add a layer of sour cream. I use about 3/4 of the container
- A layer of Salsa on top
- Spread a good amount of shredded cheese
- Toss on olives and cut up green onions to sprinkle over top
- *For avocado mixture I just like to mashup avocados in a bowl, squeeze some fresh lime juice over top and salt for flavor and mix everything together.
Ethan and I are coffee lovers. We love going out to get a latte, drinking coffee at home, and even going on morning coffee dates when the kids stay the night at the grandparents house. One of the best purchases we have ever made was our Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine. I’ve talked about this glorious machine before and totally recommend it to EVERYONE! It’s saved us so much money and all of our family and friends love it when they come over.
This holiday season is going to be a different one for me. I am trying to lose this last little bit of baby weight. If you have any tips send them my way! So in this attempt to be good for the holidays, I am going to be laying off the sweets, well as much as I can!!! I mean common it’s the best time of year with all of the treats! I wanted to come up with a fun cocktail recipe that was still delicious but cut back on the calories. Sparkling Ice is the perfect fizzy water to add to this creation because it has ZERO calories!
In case you didn’t know, Cinco De Mayo is on Friday. Who is ready to Fiesta!?
We usually have a little Cinco de Mayo party every year with family and some friends which is so much fun. This year though, this mama will not be having any margaritas or pina coladas! Total bummer!
Being a host of a party I love doing pot luck style. It takes some pressure off of me to cook everything and I love trying the different recipes people come up with! So if you’ve been invited to a fiesta this Friday, this super easy and totally tasty bean dip will be great to take!
What’s your favorite pot luck dish?
This post is sponsored by HelloFresh
As always all thoughts are my own
I’ve teamed up with HelloFresh and couldn’t be more excited about this concept! Especially considering we were out of town for the holidays and came back home with no food in our fridge but we did have food at the door!
They have a good selection of plans to choose from. Considering we are a family of four we got the Family Plan, which serves 2 adults and 2 children. You get three hand picked meals that contain meat, fish, and veggie recipes. The Veggie Plan has vegetarian meals only. This meal plan comes with 3 recipes also and serves 2 – 4 adults. Last but not least the Classic Plan. You get to pick from six meal recipes. Just like the family plan it comes with fish, meat, and veggie recipes.
Kellan and I had so much fun with these recipes. The best part about the family plan is that the flavors are super kid friendly. Nothing is too spicy but the do provide extra spice for anyone who wants to add it.
The first day I made Garlicky Shrimp Scampi. I will be the first to admit I am not a seafood person. I have never, not once, cooked seafood in my life. I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe and yes I ate it! The recipe was incredibly easy to follow along and told me exactly what to do and when to do it. I’m notorious for starting something too early and it gets cold before everything else is done.
Let me just say, I’m excited that they come with a recipe book because these are going to be some recipes we start to rotate in our dinner menus!
The second day we made a Tomato Bisque that was incredible!!! I am seriously in love with this recipe and so surprised how easy it was to make! Kellan and Knox decided to help me in the kitchen this time. We had so much fun making this one together. If you can’t tell both of my boys love cheese and bread! They take after their mama!! I’m a soup out of a can kind of maker and I just love how fresh and healthy everything tasted. I’ve already went and bought the ingredients to make it again because I loved it that much!
The third recipe was Chicken Satay Skewer. This was the kids favorite because well lets be honest, you can never go wrong with chicken for kids. It had a tasty peanut sauce to make and the snow peas were so delicious that I actually could have eaten them all!
This was so fun and definitely something we’ve never tired before but I can’t wait to for our next order! If you’re interested in trying it out and want $35 off of your first order use code HEYERIN35.
Mimosas are a New Year tradition in our house! Granted for 2 year I had a mimosa minus the champagne, so the orange juice was delicious, but we love doing breakfast and mimosas! I wanted to add a little twist this year to the traditional mimosa that we make and I came up with three mimosa recipes that I know you’ll love!
I rimmed the glasses with corn syrup and our organic sugar.
What You’ll Need:
Cooks Brut Champagne
Malibu Coconut Rum
Maraschino Cherry Juice (I couldn’t find grenadine at the store anywhere so I just used this)
In a seperate glass add 1/3 orange juice, 1/3 pineapple juice, 1/3 Champagne, 1 oz Malibu Rum, splash of cherry juice. Mix together and pour in to glass. Strawberry for garnish
Pineapple Mango Mimosa
What You Need:
Cooks Brut Champagne
In a separate glass mix 1/2 pineapple juice, 1/2 champagne, and dice up fresh mango. Frozen mangos would work too. Pour into champagne flute and enjoy!
Orange Creamsicle Mimosa
What You Need:
Cooks Brut Champagne
Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
Heavy Whipping Cream
In a separate glass mix 1/3 cup of orange juice, splash of heavy whipping cream, and 1 oz Pinnacle whipped vodka. Mix and add to glass. Top off with champagne, add an orange for garnish and enjoy!
I hope you guys like these drinks and let me know what your favorite New Years drink is?
This delicious treat is something I always love making around Christmas time!
It’s so simple and easy to make and only has THREE ingredients!
What you need:
1 bag of popcorn
Almond Bark (or vanilla coating)
3 Candy Canes
Follow the popcorn directions. 2 minutes is perfect for my microwave.
While the popcorn is popping I take the wrappers off of the candy cane break them up and put in a ziplock bag. I used an ice cream scoop to smash the candy canes. If you have a food processor that might work better. You don’t want any big chunks. Keep crushing until you have small to tiny pieces of candy cane and set aside.
I cut three bars of almond bark and microwave for 45 seconds. Take out and stir. If it’s still a little chunky place back in microwave in 10 second increments until it’s completely liquid.
Pour half of the almond bark onto the popcorn stir and mix it all together. Keep adding more until most of the popcorn is coated. You don’t want too much but just enough to coat all of the popcorn. After you’ve mixed all of the almond bark had half of the bag of candy canes to the popcorn. Mix around and add other half of the bag.
If you’re impatient like us it’s ready to snack on, you’ll just have messy fingers while you’re eating it. We decided we’re going to gift some to our friends so we got a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the popcorn out, a let set for 15-20 minutes. I found some old mason jars we had and put them in their and we decorated the outside.
If you try it let me know how you liked it!
What is your favorite Christmas treat?