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Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

This recipe for a sweet and creamy Cole Slaw is about as Southern as it gets. It's excellent as a side for pork, brisket, smoked sausage-dogs, chicken, burgers, and sandwiches, or right on top of a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich, Memphis-style. It tastes very similar to the slaw of a certain three-letter chicken place, but I like my version so much better because I know exactly what's in it. ;)

Cute, Eco-Friendly Lunches Made Easy With Planetbox {Review}

Cute, Eco-Friendly Lunches Made Easy With Planetbox {Review}

Tags: Lunch, Easy

I have been looking for eco-friendly lunch options for years. We pack our lunches for school everyday and I hated how many baggies and plastic utensils that were being thrown out; I couldn't conscience being a part of the disposable generation.

Quickie Creamy Tomato Curry Meatballs

Quickie Creamy Tomato Curry Meatballs

I just made these creamy tomato curry meatballs for dinner last week and they were phenomenal! A little bit spicy (or not, to your taste), a lot creamy, and such a difference from a traditional tomato-based meatball sauce. I got the idea for these from an Indian restaurant staple that I adore: Curried Lamb Balls. But since lamb is not something that I can just pick up from the grocery store in my area, I had to make some substitutions; I used shortcut ingredients and a quickie sauce base that will get these on the table in no time! Since these are not exactly a low-cal choice, I tried to balance it out by serving with a seven whole grain rice and some steamed veggies. You can make sub sandwiches with these, serve them over egg noodles or rice, or add in a sneaky veggie like Cauliflower; The options are endless!

Get a Fierce Mani with Jamberry Nail Wraps {Review + Application & Removal Tutorials}

Get a Fierce Mani with Jamberry Nail Wraps {Review + Application & Removal Tutorials}

Tags: Lunch, Wrap

I love, love, love having pretty nails, and usually I paint them, but recently I was given the chance to test-drive some Jamberry nail wraps through the lovely Jamberry Independant Consultant, Alicia Sherman. I've tried the nail wraps you buy in the drugstore and I wasn't that impressed. I've heard great things about Jamberry, so I was curious as to how different they were. I applied them, I tested the wear-length, and I removed them, and here's what I found.

Spinach Feta Mozzarella Quiche {Recipe}

Spinach Feta Mozzarella Quiche {Recipe}

This is another one of my favorites that my mother used to make, or something like this, and it makes the perfect brunch or lunch dish, as well as a meat-free dinner. She never measured anything, so when I went out on my own, I received loose directions about cooking times, and developed this version by trial and error. This quiche is crumbly, and stuffed to the gills with spinach, tangy Feta, gooey Mozzarella, caramelized onions, garlic, and salty Parmesan. You can also add bacon, chopped ham, sausage, or chicken for a savory kick if you want to change it up.

Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad {Recipe}

Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad {Recipe}

I'm a sucker for a quick meal, but that doesn't mean I want to sacrifice taste. This Sweet & Savory Roasted Chicken Salad is made from a deli roasted chicken, so if you're short on time, you can still whip up a delicious meal without waiting hours or heating up your kitchen! Perfect for a quick dinner, to take along to a picnic, or serve at a cookout, this chicken salad has a sweet, nutty taste that everyone will love. Serve over a salad, in sandwiches, or on the side, and see why this will always be my go-to chicken salad recipe! Note: If you've never handled a whole chicken, I'll walk you through taking it apart. Also, this recipe can easily be doubled.

Gluten-Free School Lunch: Sandwich on a Skewer

Gluten-Free School Lunch: Sandwich on a Skewer

Whether you need gluten-free lunch ideas for the kids, or they're just plain bored with sandwiches, serving the filling ingredients on a skewer is a fun way to get them interested in eating a healthy lunch (and asking for more!)

Quick & Easy School Lunch: Homemade Pizza Lunch-able

Quick & Easy School Lunch: Homemade Pizza Lunch-able

Bringing school lunches can get boring. They want the same sandwich day in and day out, or they beg for pre-packaged store-bought lunches. You know the ones I mean. Well, you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost and add in some healthy items too.

How to Shake Up Your Kids' School Lunches

How to Shake Up Your Kids' School Lunches

Are your kids stuck on PB&J? Tired of throwing the same old sides in? Sometime we just need a little switcheroo (or even a marker) to make our kids' school lunches exciting again. I've got some ideas and tips to bring a smile to their faces at lunchtime, and saving some dough will bring a smile to yours too. Keep reading to enter the giveaway for a $25 gift card to buy your own back to school lunch ingredients!

Chicken Caprese Sandwiches with Bold and Zesty Basil Sauce {Recipe}

Chicken Caprese Sandwiches with Bold and Zesty Basil Sauce {Recipe}

Have you heard of The Great Chicken Challenge? House-Autry has launched this fun promotion to create the most delicious chicken recipes in the country with the help of fans, and anyone can submit a recipe! I submitted a recipe for a Chicken Caprese sandwich that was, well, a little boring. The House-Autry chefs revamped it and made it into a spicy, zesty masterpiece! Keep reading for that recipe and find out how to take the #GreatChickenChallenge for yourself (and win prizes too!)

Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread {Recipe}

Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread {Recipe}

I don't know if Pimiento cheese spread is a Southern thing, but I do know that I grew up with this stuff. It was a favorite of my mom and oldest brother, but it took me a while to like the taste. Once I did, though, I loved it! It's made from shredded cheddar cheese mixed with diced, sweet Pimiento peppers and a few other things, and it makes a beautiful, creamy spread for sandwiches and crackers. If you've never had it, it's worth trying, and homemade is so much better than the store-bought versions.

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets {Recipe}

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets {Recipe}

Before the cool weather hit, I wanted to share this delicious little stuffed pocket recipe with you. Crispy on the outside and melty on the inside, these Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Pockets are stuffed with salty ham, sweet pineapple and bell peppers, and ooey, gooey cheese! They'll hit all of your comfort food cravings and are the perfect appetizer for a get-together!

Snuggle Up in Cute & Cozy Wraps

Snuggle Up in Cute & Cozy Wraps

Tags: Lunch, Wrap

The cute just keeps coming! The newest, cuddliest products from Richard Leeds International are the Cozy Wraps: the cutest, snuggliest character wraps with details that will leave you delighted. They come in fun styles for every taste, so you're sure to find a favorite for everyone on your gift list.

Alaska Cod Po' Boy Sliders with Homemade Remoulade

Alaska Cod Po' Boy Sliders with Homemade Remoulade

With holiday entertaining still in full swing for New Year's, I've got a delicious, crowd-pleasing recipe for you. Everyone loves sliders, but these have a twist. They're modeled on the Po' Boy sandwich using delicious Alaskan Cod breaded in a Creole-spiced batter, served on a crusty, rustic slider bun, and piled on a platter with all of the fixins so your guests can dress them how they like. I've also included the recipe for a homemade Remoulade sauce for that authentic Po' Boy flavor.

A Lean Cuisine Stock-Up + Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs Recipe

A Lean Cuisine Stock-Up + Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs Recipe

When I get super-busy and am slugging down coffee all day, it's hard to remember to stop for lunch sometimes. I have to admit that when I do remember and there's nothing to grab and go, I'll wait until dinner when I'll be cooking anyway. Not a great choice, I know. That's why I love to stock up on easy, better-for-you frozen meals (on sale!) that I can just pop into the microwave and healthier side recipes that I can make ahead and warm up for the perfect lunch pairing.

Easy Spring Lunch: Veggie Pasta Salad with Crusty Bread & Pesto

Easy Spring Lunch: Veggie Pasta Salad with Crusty Bread & Pesto

There's nothing like spring for making fresh and delicious meals...like this easy, cold veggie pasta salad. It's an easy-peasy dish that can be made in less than 10 minutes and is full of crunchy, fresh taste. Pair that with a sliced french loaf and a delicious pesto and you have a fast and filling (and nutritious) lunch for two.

Why I Love 4-H & the Food Smart Families Program

Why I Love 4-H & the Food Smart Families Program

I've always been a big believer in balanced eating. I grew up with a mother who loved cooking and fresh, healthy foods and while I didn't really appreciate being the only kid in the lunchroom without soda, potato chips, or candy, I fully appreciate it as an adult and I've tried to pass that mindfulness down to my kids. When I drool over an heirloom tomato sandwich, my daughter can't wait to try it. When I'm cooking with a new food, my son always comes up with suggestions for delicious flavor combinations. They're interested, and that's a good thing.

Healthier Snacks for the Whole Family + A Lunch Packing Cheatsheet Printable!

Healthier Snacks for the Whole Family + A Lunch Packing Cheatsheet Printable!

I try to feed my family as healthily as I can, but that doesn't mean giving up our favorite snacks. I think moderation is key when snacking, but so is making better-for-you choices. If you're eating a balanced diet the rest of the time, you don't have to cut out the things you enjoy, like those BBQ chips. You can have your chips and eat them too, and to that end, I've made a cheatsheet for packing healthier lunches in a hurry for those busy people out there. Just choose a food from each category and lunch is done (including your snack!)

Let's Get Grilling: Kosher Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Bread Franks

Let's Get Grilling: Kosher Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Bread Franks

With grilling season in full swing, many of us are enjoying lots of summer get-togethers. Today I've got a great twist on a grilling classic for you that will feed the largest of crowds and it's kosher, too. These all-beef franks are wrapped in turkey bacon and then grilled along with their herbed garlic bread buns. If you haven't had a sandwich, burger, or frank on garlic bread, you've been missing out! It's an easy way to add maximum flavor to your dish to wow your crowd.

Taco Roasted Chipotle Chicken Salad Wraps

Taco Roasted Chipotle Chicken Salad Wraps

I love a good, crunchy salad wrap for lunch, or even dinner, and this one is made even tastier with taco roasted chipotle sauce on freshly sauteed chicken. It can be a great make-ahead meal that is just assembled on a busy night and the leftovers are still amazing the next day for lunch. If you love salads, but wish they were easier to eat on the go, this is how to do it. :)

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