Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini

Hi there! I’m Christin, the gal behind the blog Blue Crab Martini where I dish up (mostly) healthy food, shake up creative cocktails, and give a glimpse into what life on the Chesapeake Bay is all about. I hope you stop by and visit me sometime! Today I’m so excited to be sharing this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini with you as my first contributor post here on Shannah’s beautiful blog!

Are you going out for Valentine’s Day this year?

If you’re like me, the answer is a definitive NO! Why? Because after spending the day chasing my two kids, attending sports practices, mopping the floors, cooking dinner, and trying to hold on to that last little ounce of sanity, there is absolutely no part of me that feels like getting dolled up and going out. No sparkly dress and 4” heels for me this year! Instead we’re planning a nice quiet evening at home.


Shake up one of these Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martinis for Valentine's Day! #ValentinesDay #martini #cocktail |

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Turkey, Spinach and Macaroni Bites

Weeknights around here are crazy. I get home just in time to cook dinner and then it is time to check homework, take showers and get the kids in bed. I like to spend as much quality time with the kids as I can so I aim for meals that are delicious but easy to make. Right now, the only thing my four year old will eat with a spoon is guacamole so I have to make sure we have some finger friendly foods on the table too. I spend a lot of time trying to think outside of the box to ensure he gets more than just chicken nuggets and French fries. One of my favorite ways to get vegetables into him {and his sister} is to mix them with some of their favorite foods. That is how I created these turkey, spinach and macaroni bites.

Macaroni and Cheese bites mixed with healthy spinach and protein packed turkey. This is a great kid friendly food!

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Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

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We keep a pretty hectic schedule around here which means I don’t get a ton of time to myself. It also means that treats and sweets are typically shared at least 3 ways. I love my kids and family but sometimes a little “me” time is definitely in order. I am also trying to really watch what I eat and limit high sugar sweets though. The frozen yogurt bites we typically make are a HUGE hit with the kids so I decided to try making some dark chocolate frozen yogurt bites which are perfect for me!

Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt Bites

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#Ad General Tso’s Wonton Cups

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Game day is coming! Just think: we are less than one week away from the BIG game. I’ve been looking over my list of 100+ foods ideas and even the Whole30 friendly football appetizers for the past few days. Of course, I know that wings are a must at our party no matter what else I am making. In addition to regular wings, I also plan to make General Tso’s wonton cups too using the delicious Tyson prepared wings!


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Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

I am beyond thrilled to partner with Fleischmann’s to bring you this perfect game day recipe! Even though this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Ok, so we are exactly one week away from the big day. That means you have one week to decide what to serve to all those hungry sports fans in between plays and commercials. The guys in our group always love anything buffalo chicken related so I will be serving a new take on my spicy sausage pinwheels: buffalo chicken pinwheels {or pizza wheels as the kids call them}!

These buffalo chicken pinwheels are the perfect game day food!

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Layered Mediterranean Dip

Let’s talk party food. I love parties and I love food even more so I am always the first one at the food table. One thing I look for is a yummy dip that I know I can keep coming back to! This layered Mediterranean dip would totally be the dip bowl I stood next for the entire party.

Dips are the perfect party food! This one is full of flavor and looks awesome on the buffet table!


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Shanghai Meatball Stir Fry

Every year, I vow to plan out my meals and chop my veggies on Sunday so I am ready for the week. Some weeks that actually happens. Other weeks…not so much. I love making Shanghai meatball stir fry but don’t always have the time to prep all the ingredients from scratch. Thankfully, I discovered Eat Smart Salad and Stir Fry kits which come in handy for days like that.

Shanghai Meatball Stir Fry with Quinoa

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13 Whole30 Super Bowl Recipes

I’ve talked a lot here and on social media about my adventure doing Whole30 this month (I even had a friend share her words of wisdom!). I started on January 5th without thinking about how that might impact our Super Bowl plans though. I’ll still be finishing up Whole30 when we host our Super Bowl party which means I need some Whole30 Super Bowl recipes to make so I can actually eat! Just in case you are in the same boat, or maybe just want some healthier options at your party, I’ve gathered up 13 recipes that are Whole30 compliant and perfect for game day!

13 Whole30 Super Bowl recipes - Perfect for game day and completely Whole30 complaint.

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Double Chocolate SNICKERS Brownies

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Every year, after we’ve recovered from the holidays, Mathlete and I start talking about what our next social event is going to be. Sure, my birthday is in early February but we usually like to have a low-key get together at our house before then. The logical choice is a party to watch the Big Game since a) we love football and b) it is the first major social event of the year. He  is in charge of TV stuff and I am in charge of food. Because everyone is so interested in the plays being made on the field, it can be hard for the food to get much attention. So, I wanted to wow everyone with some delicious food and started off with double chocolate SNICKERS® brownies.

The cheers for these brownies might be louder than the cheers for the big game this year! Double chocolate snickers brownies are sure to be a winner!

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Tips and Tricks for Surviving Whole30

I mentioned earlier this week that I was doing Whole30 for the month of January. I’m on day 4 now and feeling pretty good. My good friend Liz is actually the person who inspired me to finally try Whole30 so I’d thought I would have her share some of her thoughts on it, tips and tricks for surviving Whole30 and even her goals for this round. {Psst…at the end there is a link to 30 recipes to get your through Whole30 too}

So…meet Liz



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