Fire Roasted Game Day Salsa


Fire Roasted Game Day Salsa

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One of the things my boys and I love to do is eat chips and salsa. Add to that the fall football season, soccer season, or basketball season and we’ve got a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  It just so happens that my wife loves salsa too. We’ve researched Texican restaurants our whole lives and never found the perfect salsa.  Thankfully for me, Gena concocted her own genius recipe that is great for me, and my boys.  It’s got a kick, but it’s not too spicy to enjoy.  I’m going to give you the secret to this game-day masterpiece. If your family likes salsa like mine, make sure you make a lot.

This game day salsa is a staple in our house. We use it on our cheese enchiladas, breakfast burritos, and alongside any Mexican food meal. This stuff goes quick!

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How to Wow the Wife with a Home Cooked Meal (That’s Easy To Prepare!)

brought to you by Kroger – all opinions are mine.

My wife and I don’t get to go on many dates. Like most parents our age, our lives are busy and the stress of getting a baby-sitter and carving out a huge chunk of the day for just us is hard. I do love to cook for her and want to be able to surprise her with a delicious home cook meal that she does not have to prepare from time to time. That is why I am thankful for Kroger‘s new Prep+Pared meal kits. [Read more…]

Build A Pizza At THE Family Friendly DFW Hotspot – Skinny Pizza

This post was brought to you by Skinny Pizza.  All opinions are mine.

Sometimes being a family of five can make picking a restaurant and ordering a disaster.  I'm a full time youth worker, so I work with many large families on a regular basis. One thing just about every parent and child can agree on is PIZZA. The only person who may not agree with having another pizza night, is the parent who is on a diet. SKINNY PIZZA offers a great compromise for kids and parents.  For kids, they have the small personal customized pies, in a very fun creative pizza-building process. And for the adult they offer the same fun process, with very healthy options for all diets. For my wife, Gena, she needed the gluten-free crust for her gluten sensitivity. For my grandmother, she wanted a salad, and had 4 awesome choices.  For me, I was able to find my favorite meats and cheeses.  And for my picky middle son, he got his pasta, and loved it.  You can't get a much more family-friendly menu than SKINNY PIZZA's. When looking for the nearest location, I was pleased to find one on Addison Circle. It was a very private circle drive, nestled in the heart of DFW. The modern, urban, neighborhood feel, gave us a unique experience for dining. This location has a very appealing storefront with patio dining that stretches across the whole store front.

Once you walk in the front, you are presented with a organized menu broken down into simple steps, even my 6 year old understood. With a big family, and party of 7, it made ordering pretty pleasant, compared to your traditional sitdown restaurant.

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What Do You Do With Cracked Eggs? Cook An Egg-Burrito (omelet).

Chances are, you've heard of the fast-growing backyard chicken fad.  My wife caught that bug, as usual, before the trend really took off.  So, we get more then our fair share of eggs. Finding more than one or two ways to cook eggs has become important to me and my wife. Luckily, one thing I learned way back was how to make an omelet. Some people may think omelet's are reserved for IHOP and breakfast chefs. If you have just a few simple tools, and everyday ingredients, you can make a hearty omelet, fast and mess-free. That's right, I said mess-free! Most cooks don't think of eggs, as a mess-free ingredient. But if you cook it right, it leave little to 0 trace in the kitchen.

The key to a good omlelet is the correct egg-to-pan ratio. If you are really hungry, or want to split an omelet in half, then I suggest using 3 eggs, like I do in the video below (notice the pan I picked for a 3-egg omelet):  

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ShiftCon 2016 Post-Conference Reflections

Gena and I had a blast in New Orleans, at the SHIFTCON eco-wellness influencer conference. I learned so much that I knew very little about: ECO-WELLNESS. More importantly, I got to meet companies that are making an impact, by SHIFTING to a more eco-friendly way of doing business.

A couple of dozen of us served as volunteers at the conference. Gena and I like serving people, so we had fun getting there early to get people registered as they came in.  It was an easy, and fun task, and came with some pretty sweet perks.

I want to share with you my top three favorite brands I had never considered, until I arrived at SHIFTCON. 

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Oven Grilled Shrimp – Perfect for a Valentine’s Date

Oven Grilled Shrimp – Perfect for Valentine's Day

Every man loves meat, but man and woman are not created equal. So how are you going to make that special Valentine's Day dinner tasty for both of you? Oven grilled shrimp seasoned with Grub Rub, is the tastiest, healthiest, and easiest way to meet in the middle.  (Grub Rub doesn't have MSG or preservatives.)  Recently, my wife made this recipe for us, and I haven't ever enjoyed shrimp as much as I did then. This is a recipe you'll want to steal and put in your pocket for Valentine's Day. But because it's so easy and no-mess, it serves well for a summer picnic too! 

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Mama’s Chili: Easy and Healthy Chili Recipe

Easy and Healthy Chili Recipe

Winter is just upon us and it's warm dinners are paramount. There are so many chili recipes out there, and everyone thinks their mother or father makes the best.  Rather than claim that my chili is better than yours, I'm going to claim something else. My easy and healthy chili recipe is easier, and most likely, healthier and cheaper than what you'll find online. Not only that, it tastes great and kids love it.  With my Mama's chili, you can cook and eat in as quick as 20 minutes, depending on the amount you're serving.

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