Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Twisted Fish restaurant review

I know that these restaurant reviews from our Seaside trip last month are quite spread out but this is the last one, I promise! This was our fancy restaurant dinner while out on our birthday weekend getaway. Still, I have mixed reviews of the restaurant. There were some things that seemed super classy and cool while other things were just cheap.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce recipe

I love enchiladas. Usually I use a creamy white sauce because it goes well with everything else that I put in them. It's just tasty. While trying to make something different and change up the menu some, I made enchiladas with red sauce. I don't buy the red enchilada sauce because I nearly never cook with it. Because I already had everything started, I needed to do something with it, so I decided to make my own enchilada sauce. I completely pulled this from a hat and it paid off, it was really yummy and the whole family loved it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Yuck Stops Here Link Party Week 25

Oh my, my, my has time flown. I wish that I could say the same with pregnancy but that time seems to drag so slow, especially when you're waiting for the time to be able to find out the sex! We had our first ultrasound this week, and yep, it's a baby. See?

That has been the excitement for our week. Oh, and we got a kitty for my son's birthday. It's an 8 week old kitten and dang, that's almost like having another toddler. I'm constantly telling one no, or get off that, or something along those lines. They'll learn to live with each other eventually. My kiddo keeps trying to pick up the kitty, by the neck. We're trying to correct that really quick. Anyways, on to the sharing!

Avocado Free Guacamole for Guacamole Day

Don't get me wrong, I love tacos. they are delicious and yummy and you can make them with just about anything. One thing that I just can't get behind no matter how many times it's offered, or different ways that I try it, I just am not a fan of avocados.

When I was younger, like 5 years old younger, my Papa Ben was a truck driver that used to haul avocado from California to Washington and all over the PNW. Any of the avocados that the stores wouldn't take, we would get to keep. There were so many avocados. Let me tell you, they don't go with everything and they aren't that great after a while. If you're like me and don't like avocados than this avocado free guacamole recipe is something that you might be able to get behind.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Know the Facts: Nut allergies are deadly, here's some alternatives plus a giveaway

This Saturday is National Peanut Day and while many people might be sharing their favorite peanut related products and recipes, I'm going to be doing the opposite and laying down the facts on nut allergies and how deadly they can be. Most people don't know that nut allergies are one of the two most deadliest food allergies of any food that you could be allergic to (the other is shellfish.) While most feel that simply not eating nuts is enough, with nut allergies, whether tree or peanut, it's not. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7 Fall treats nobody should miss

I love autumn because there are so many delicious treats that just don't seem appropriate any other time of the year. There are quite a few holidays during the fall, so finding appropriate treats isn't difficult. Here are the seven treats that I think nobody should miss during the fall.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Yuck Stops Here Link Party Week 24

While I would love to say that I'm finally glad that autumn is here, I haven't seen much autumnal weather. In fact it's supposed to be over 90 this weekend. I sure do wish that we had some cooler weather. Perhaps I wouldn't feel so tired and sluggish all the time. This week, we've been dealing with all the back to school fun of dentist, doctor, and other appointments that always come along with the back to school year.

Yesterday, I had my first doctor appointment for a medicinal check and my blood pressure was low. I received a call this morning saying they want to monitor me so that I don't pass out or hurt myself or the baby. It's been a crazy week with all the back to school appointments. That's partly why when I saw these yummy Milky Way Brownie Bites from 2 Kids and Tired Cooks I knew they were my favorite pick of the week. That and because, pregnant. I don't think I need another reason than that.