Author Archives : Mindy Boyd

The Perks of Making Instant Coffee at Home introducing the new Max Indulge by Maxwell House. Save time and money and get the coffee shop experience at home.

The Perks of Making Instant Coffee at Home


This post is sponsored by MAX by MAXWELL HOUSE. The Perks of Making Instant Coffee at Home We don’t need a specific reason, or occasion, to enjoy a warm and delicious coffee treat at our house, but I thought I would share The Perks of Making Instant Coffee at Home, (do you see what I did there?). My husband, Lee,…

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Almond Cookie Review & Giveaway – See our opinion of JSL Foods product and enter to win 3 products of your choice. Rice, noodles, wrappers, Asian cookies.

Almond Cookie Review & Giveaway


We are excited for this Almond Cookie Review & Giveaway, sponsored by JSL Foods! This Almond Cookie Review & Giveaway is our first post of its kind! I was contacted by JSL Foods to do a product review and giveaway and I thought, why not? Free food is always good, and I’m posting on this blog anyway. I also thought…

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Baked Cheeseburger Egg Rolls are an American twist on this Asian classic. Ground beef, onion, cheese Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a wonton wrapper.

Baked Cheeseburger Egg Rolls


 JSL Foods provided the product used in this post, all opinions are 100% my own. Baked Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (with dipping sauce) are a unique and tasty treat. Loved by kids and adults alike, they are perfect for parties or a fun dinner. This is the first time I have made egg rolls. I love having this blog because while…

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Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa features marinated pork and an apple salsa made with fresh fruits and vegetables. Impressive and delicious!

Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa


Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa is a delicious and impressive dish! I am super excited to finally post a pork chop recipe, and this Spicy Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa will not disappoint! And by spicy I mean flavorful, not hot. My daughter loves pork chops, probably because she gets tired of always eating chicken. We eat…

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Banana Breakfast Cake contains no oil and has a healthy 3 ingredient Greek yogurt frosting. Who doesn’t want a healthful version of cake for breakfast?!

Banana Breakfast Cake


Banana Breakfast Cake is a healthier (there is no oil) version of cake that is topped with a healthy 3-ingredient cinnamon-y Greek yogurt frosting. Three glorious words; cake for breakfast! When you think about some breakfast foods – like donuts, French toast, cinnamon rolls and some pancakes, this Banana Breakfast Cake just makes sense. Frosting it with a simple three…

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Roasted Hearts of Palm and Artichoke combines hearts of palm and artichoke with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. An easy vegan side dish.

Roasted Hearts of Palm and Artichoke


This post is sponsored by Reese Specialty Foods but the opinions expressed here are my own. Roasted Hearts of Palm and Artichoke is a delicious and healthy vegan side dish that is bursting with flavor! We are always looking for new and healthy side dishes that are easy to prepare. I am so happy with the way this Roasted Hearts…

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Ham Potato Skillet Breakfast features cubed potatoes and ham, green peppers, mushrooms, cheese and eggs. One pan and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Ham Potato Skillet Breakfast


Ham Potato Skillet Breakfast features ham, potatoes, green pepper, mushrooms, cheese and eggs all cooked in the same pan. An easy dish perfect for any meal! I am so excited to share this dish with you. After all, there are potatoes in there! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “I love potaotes”. They must be my all…

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Twix Poke Cake combines boxed yellow cake mix, caramel topping, chocolate pudding, whipped topping and Twix candy bars to make an easy and yummy dessert!

Twix Poke Cake


Twix Poke Cake features yellow boxed cake mix, caramel topping, chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and it is topped with chopped up Twix bars. I have said it before, dessert is my weakness. This Twix Poke Cake is so yummy! I mean, just think about it –  moist yellow cake, a layer of gooey caramel topping, a layer of chocolate pudding,…

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Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls have rice, beans, chicken, salsa, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and avocado. A great Mexican meal made at home!

Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls


Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls feature rice, black beans, grilled chicken, salsa, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. They are healthy and delicious! We love Mexican food at our house! I make a batch of Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken and we make tacos or these Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowls. They are so flavorful and we can personalize them to suit our own…

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35 Amazing Grilled Chicken Recipes has grilled chicken in the form of kabobs, salads, sandwiches, wings, thighs, breasts, and even a mashed potato bowl.

35 Amazing Grilled Chicken Recipes


35 Amazing Grilled Chicken Recipes While browsing around the internet I found these 35 Amazing Grilled Chicken Recipes and thought I would share them with all of you!     Honey Lime Grilled Chicken from Mindy’s Cooking Obsession.     BBQ Chicken Tostadas from Life Love and Good Food.     Grilled Chicken Kabobs from Do It All Working Mom.…

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Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken


Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken is marinated in spices and then grilled to perfection. Great by itself, but exceptionally delicious in burrito bowls and tacos. This recipe is like many recipes I make. It is a type of food that we eat out sometimes, and we make at home sometimes. I make this at home because I can change-up how I serve…

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Italian Roasted Broccoli features broccoli tossed in Italian dressing, roasted to perfection and then topped with Parmesan cheese crumbles. So simple!

Italian Roasted Broccoli


Italian Roasted Broccoli features broccoli tossed in Italian dressing, roasted to perfection and then topped with Parmesan cheese crumbles. So simple and delicious! I am so excited to announce that my 16 year old daughter will now eat broccoli! She has never liked it, but now she will eat it every way I make it (so far). Even this Italian…

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Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner combines chicken breasts, broth, rice, and frozen mixed vegetables and is so fast it can be ready in about 25 minutes!

Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner


Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner is an easy, delicious and comforting one pan meal that is on the table in about 25 minutes! I have made a chicken over rice kind of dinner for several years. It was fast, but I made the sauce in one pan and the rice in another. I wanted to make a chicken and…

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Hummingbird Cake (without nuts) has banana and pineapple, and does not have nuts. Topped with traditional cream cheese frosting.

Hummingbird Cake (without nuts)


Hummingbird Cake (without nuts) features bananas, pineapple and a simple and delicious cream cheese frosting. Brought to you by my 16 year-old daughter. My daughter found this recipe for Hummingbird Cake on Pinterest. It comes from the website Yesterdish. We changed it up a bit because she doesn’t care for nuts in cake, and I wanted it to be a…

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Honey Glazed Baby Carrots combine carrots, butter, and honey to make a delicious and healthy 3 ingredients vegetarian side dish the kids will love.

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots


Carrots, creamy butter and sweet honey are all you need to make these delicious and healthy Honey Glazed Baby Carrots. A vegetable side dish even the kids will love! These Honey Glazed Baby Carrots couldn’t be any easier! We basically love just about every vegetable at our house. I mean, they are so versatile and good for us. We make them…

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Super Easy Taco Pizza: Premade pizza dough, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. Quick, easy and kid friendly.

Super Easy Taco Pizza


Super Easy Taco Pizza features pre-made crust, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. It is, as the name implies, super easy! Lee and I absolutely love taco pizza. We usually order it out and it is somewhat pricey. So I decided to make this Super Easy Taco Pizza at home to save us some time and money. There is…

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts


Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts: a healthy and quick side dish! This is another one of those super simple dishes that I love so much to make. So, my kids won’t touch Brussels sprouts with a ten foot pole, but they are one of Lee’s favorite vegetables (really!). So these Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts make him and me…

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Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta


Pasta with Peas and Ricotta is a quick and delicious meal. I have teamed up with some fellow Instagrammers for this post. The theme is pea recipes for spring. So, in light of that I decided to make Pasta with Peas and Ricotta. After deciding what I wanted to make I got on the internet to get some ideas and found a…

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BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are nearly 4 inches around! They are thick, yummy and stay together very well when you pick them up. So easy to make.

BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are nearly 4 inches across and thick enough to actually stay together when  you pick them up! I can’t take credit for this recipe for BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I adapted it from The Pinning Mama. I can, however, take credit for making them with chocolate chips instead of raisins (I also omitted the cinnamon). Raisins are…

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Apple Cinnamon Pancakes features pancake batter with the addition of brown sugar, cinnamon and apples. A great way to add fiber to your pancakes!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


Apple Cinnamon Pancakes transform ordinary pancakes into delicious fruity yumminess that is higher in fiber than traditional pancakes. It doesn’t have to be morning for us to enjoy a nice stack of pancakes at our house. In fact, we probably eat them more for dinner than we do for breakfast. We don’t just eat ordinary pancakes, we like to make…

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Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are so yummy! All you need is store bought crescent rolls, pie filling, powdered sugar and milk to make this easy treat.

Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers


Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are flaky goodness with a yummy fruit filling. I love recipes like these Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers because I can whip up something yummy just about any time. These are great for breakfast, brunch, dessert or a snack. The best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes! Some days I love being in the kitchen. But some…

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Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits combine flour, buttermilk, grated butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Brush with milk and bake to perfection!

Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits


Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits are soft and they have yummy layers of flaky goodness. No biscuit cutter or pastry blender required! Can I just tell you that I love biscuits?! They are so easy to whip up. No yeast is involved, so you can have warm biscuits to eat in about 25 minutes. This Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits recipe is my most favorite.…

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Chicken Salad combines chicken, cucumber, yogurt, avocado, salt, pepper and lime juice to make a dish with no mayo that is quick, easy and super healthy!

Super Healthy Chicken Salad


Super Healthy Chicken Salad is quick, easy, and mayonnaise free! I am always looking for ways to make dishes lower in fat and calories, allowing us to eat better overall. So when I was coming up with this recipe for Super Healthy Chicken Salad I decided to substitute the mayonnaise with a mixture of mashed avocado and plain yogurt. We…

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Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy) only requires 5 ingredients. Bacon, fat, flour, milk, salt and pepper is all you need to make this classic comfort food!

Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy)


Bacon Gravy only requires 5 ingredients and is super easy to make. We don’t eat bacon all that often, but Bacon Gravy is one of my most favorite ways to eat it. When I first got married I wasn’t sure if you could make country gravy with bacon instead of sausage. So I called my mother-in-law and asked her, she told…

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy and cake-like. I was inspired to change the traditional chewy cookies into cake-y cookies that are so delicious!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies


Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy, cake-like, and so delicious! I love cookies, they are the perfect little treat! Chocolate chip cookies are ond of my favorite and I love that I can change up the texture and appearance by tweaking the recipe a little bit. These Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite, because I love cake-like anything!…

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