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!

[Read more…]

#Ad General Tso’s Wonton Cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias

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!

general-tsos-chicken-bites-3_wm

[Read more…]

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!

[Read more…]

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!

 

[Read more…]

5 Must Haves for Your Super Bowl 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.

Over the weekend, some incredible football was played and the two teams going to the Super Bowl this year were set. That means, around the country, tons of people starting planning their Super Bowl parties. I know I definitely kicked my planning into high gear knowing it was just a few weeks away. As I was planning, I was trying to think of the requirements for a great party and thought I would share my 5 must haves for your Super Bowl Party!

5 Must Haves for a Great Super Bowl Party

[Read more…]

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.

[Read more…]

Pad Thai French Fries

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of Thai food. From Thai Butternut Squash soup to a host of other things, we eat Thai inspired dishes a lot in our house. Mathlete spends a lot of time begging me to make/eat something other than Thai inspired dishes. So, when I was dreaming up recipes to serve at our upcoming party for the BIG GAME, I knew I wanted to bring a Thai influence into at least one of the #GameTimeGrub options. Our party will be filled with mostly men so I knew French fries would be a hit and decided to make Pad Thai French fries.

Delicious Pad Thai French fries are the perfect thing to serve at your the party for the BIG Game this year!

[Read more…]

Paleo Balls of Fire

Happy 2015! I hope the new year is treating you well so far. Way back on January 1st {can you believe it is the 5th already?!}, I started Whole30 with at least half of the rest of the population it seems. Unlike last time I tried it, I went into this one completely prepared with menus, shopping lists and tons of initiative. I hope that is a winning combination! One of my absolute favorite things to make for Whole30 are these paleo balls of fire.

These are the perfect snack, lunch or anytime recipe for Whole30!

[Read more…]

25 New Year’s Eve Appetizer Ideas

You are totally going to give me the side eye but I want to talk about New Year’s Eve. Yep…we haven’t quite made it to Christmas yet and already I am looking to the next holiday. Why? Because, after Christmas, you have less than a week to get prepared for New Year’s Eve! Only 6 days until the biggest party of the year. So, I want to help you get prepared by sharing 25 New Year’s Eve appetizer ideas so December 26th doesn’t hit and you go into major panic mode on what to eat.

25 New Year's Eve Party Appetizer ideas

[Read more…]

Easy Apricot Meatballs

This post brought to you by Farm Rich. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Just Us Four.

Hosting events during the holidays {or any time} can really be stressful. There is the menu planning, guest counts and so many other things to think about. Finding a few items that you can use instead of having to make everything from scratch can be a true game changer. My favorite “holiday hack” is using premade meatballs and then dressing them up with a delicious sauce to totally transform them into the perfect party snack. A recipe that is always a hit at parties is my easy apricot meatballs.

Easy apricot meatballs are the perfect party snack! With a hint of spice mixed in with the sweet sauce, they will have everyone commenting how delicious they taste.

 

[Read more…]