Three Tasty Tamari Chinese New Year Recipes To Try

Manic:  Trying to really stick to our New Year’s resolution to cook more meals from scratch using whole foods.  One of the options that my very health conscious mother told me about is to use Tamari in place of soy sauce so I was anxious to give several recipes a try with the tasty Tamari. […]

Simple Super Bowl Party Food & Decor Ideas

Living in Phoenix is super fun this week with all of the Super Bowl fun around town.  So I got in the spirit and looked on social media to find (and shamelessly copy) some great appetizer ideas that are football themed. The best part is just how simple these recipes are to prepare and set […]

Smart & Simple Super Bowl Party Grilling & Food Tips

Even if you are not hosting a Super Bowl party, you have got to check out these smart and simple food and cookout tips!  Did you know that you can turn your regular ol’ grill into an easy to use smoker?  Or how about spraying apple juice on the grilling meat to enhance the flavor […]

Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme & More Delicious Holiday Recipes

Three of my favorite recipes are featured in my most recent Shamrock Farms video that we filmed in my very own kitchen, so take a look to learn about Sour Cream Banana Bread, Pumpkin Supreme (my sister-in-law Stephanie’s amazing recipe from her South Texas family cookbook) and a super simple and smart breakfast idea called […]

Football Season Food For Tailgating & Celebrating

Football season is in full swing, so here are some ideas for fun football themed treats plus I share an easy and healthy recipe for a tasty chip dip that is made with avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, black eyed peas, corn and more.  It is a real crowd pleaser and my entire family loves this dip, […]

Healthy Quick Fix Family Food Ideas for Breakfast & Snacks

Manic:  Getting your kids fed quick but healthy foods both before school in the morning and after school when they need a solid snack before running to practice or rehearsal. Managed:  Having my kids taste test some quick fix food ideas.  Here are the recipes and foods that my kids and I give a thumbs […]

Three Last Minute Healthy Snack Ideas To Take the Party

Manic:  You have been invited to a party, but don’t know what to bring to contribute and you are almost out of time to grab something nice and something good. Managed:  No worries, I’ve got a few simple last-minute ideas that are easy, tasty and simple to transport to the celebration. 1.  Trader Joe’s Guacamole […]

Homemade Salsa in Seconds

Manic:  I’m making tacos and I just realized that I’m fresh out of salsa!  Did I mention that my family inhales salsa?!  Me included!  We love the stuff! Managed:  Remembered that I recently bought the Magic Bullet, so I decided to give the Bullet salsa recipe a try.  A cool little cookbook that comes with […]

Holy Guacamole: Avocados Are Good For You!

 Holy guacamole!  Avocados are good for your body and for your beauty.   This green goodie is a good fat too, so go ahead and indulge.  And buy an extra avocado for some home spa treatments.  Read on for my favorite and always-requested guac recipe, a home spa treatment and a few avocado-enhanced beauty products that […]