Triple Berry Granola

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Snacks. They are totally my weakness. I am almost always on the go so snacks tend to become my meals and meals never actually happen. I always look for snacks that are easy to carry along with me and taste great. If they have a little crunch and sweetness to them, like this triple berry granola, then the snack is a total winner.

Triple Berry Granola

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Mexican Pozole

I am so excited to partner with CansGetYouCooking.com to share with you one of my new favorite recipes! Even though this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is no secret that I love Mexican food. Just about any Friday evening, you can find me at the local Mexican restaurant digging into guacamole and a margarita. When we were in Vegas, a friend saw Pozole {also known as Posole} on the buffet and asked me about it. I realized at that point that I had never actually had it! So, of course, I grabbed a bowl and tried it. I couldn’t leave it behind in Vegas though so I decided to make it at home too.

Easy Mexican Pozole

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Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

This post brought to you by Malaysia Kitchen for the World. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Just Us Four.

I love trying new foods. I grew up in a really small town where the local Chinese joint was considered “exotic.” When I moved into a larger city with access to all kinds of cuisine, I really embraced them all and spent quite a bit of time trying all the different restaurants. One that I hadn’t had before and really wanted to try before was Malaysian cuisine. I couldn’t find a local restaurant to try easily so I thought I would attempt to make a dish at home inspired by the flavors of Malaysia. These Malaysian Chicken Meatballs were the result of some experimenting and I absolutely love how they came out.

Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

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Easy S’mores Donuts

I am so excited to share with you my newest donut flavor as a way to highlight delicious TruMoo’s Limited Edition Chocolate Marshmallow Milk. As always, even though this post may be sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love donuts. There, I totally admitted it. No matter how much I love eating clean and enjoying all the real foods of Whole30, I still have a soft spot for a delicious donut. Of course, I am always trying to think of new donuts to try {as if Red Velvet, Eggnog and Peppermint Mocha weren’t enough}. This time, I am taking aim at one of my favorite childhood desserts and making s’mores donuts.

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Fiery Turkey Bacon Grilled Cheese

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There are days when you just crave comfort food. Gooey, cheesy and delicious comfort food like a grilled cheese sandwich. I love making grilled cheese sandwiches at home and playing around with the ingredients and types of cheese that go inside. After our party for the big game, I had some leftover candied cayenne bacon and knew it was going in a grilled cheese. That is how this turkey bacon grilled cheese came to be my favorite new lunch sandwich.

Turkey Bacon Grilled Cheese

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A Super Night for a Party!

I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy as a Gold Emblem Super Bowl Party Host. I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.

Have you recovered from the aftermath of the BIG game? Between all of the talks about the plays, the commercials and, of course, the food, I think I have finally covered all the topics I wanted to discuss with friends about the big game. My favorite topic: the food. And, even though the party is over, there are plenty other games in other sports to come so I wanted to share my top 10 sports party foods based on what we had at my Super Bowl party.

7 snack ideas for a super party!

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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Red Velvet is hands down my favorite type of dessert. I love it when Valentine’s Day rolls around because it means that red velvet is so much easier to find. Of course, for me, red velvet treats have to come with cream cheese or they just aren’t “right.” I made red velvet cheesecake bars and they were the perfect combination of red velvet flavor with cream cheese mixed in!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

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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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FitTea for Energy #FitTeaDetox

I am partnering with FitTea to share with you a great way to boost your immune system and promote fat burning. As always, while this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

With two kids, a hectic schedule and a penchant for sweets, I need all the help I can when it comes to energy, my immune system and my waistline. When I heard about FitTea and their message: “Give us a few weeks and we’ll give you a new waistline”, I knew I definitely wanted to give it a try. After all, a smaller waistline is definitely something I am always striving for!

FitTea package

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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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