A Super Bowl Story & Recipe


Super Bowl weekend has held a special place in my heart since the year 2012. For those of you that may not remember, Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl that year. I didn’t actually go to the game {unfortunately, I’m not made of money…yet :)}, but I spent Super Bowl weekend attending the festivities in Indianapolis.

To date this is definitely one of the coolest experiences I have ever had…and I’m not even a big NFL fan.

So in honor of Super Bowl weekend, I thought it would be fitting to share a little bit of my experience with you…oh and of course I also have a yummy, skinny buffalo chicken dip recipe I’ll share in this post too!

Superbowl XLVI

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Bikini Bites: Mini Shrimp Egg Rolls

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you…but I’m so glad it’s time for the weekend.

Weekends are perfect for relaxing, shopping, crafting, cleaning or perhaps trying something new…like a new recipe!

In today’s Bikini Bites segment Danielle has created a simple recipe that you might want to give a whirl this weekend 🙂

Mini Shrimp Egg Rolls

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Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Good Morning!

This year for Christmas it seemed like everyone in my family got a Ninja blender.

{And when I say everyone I really mean my mom and sister, but of course that means my dad and I did too since we each live with one of them. Oh the joys of having a roommate!}

I’m a huge fan of blenders…you see when you are “learning” how to cook you can’t possibly mess anything up in a blender.

Throw everything in…and if it doesn’t taste right keep throwing more stuff in until it does.

Piece. Of. Cake.

So, in the spirit of eating healthy in the new year {and me wanting to test out the new blender} I thought I’d share one of my new smoothie recipes with you today.

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Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

Hi Friends!

In the spirit of the holiday season starting this week {Yay!!!} I thought it would be a good time to share some recipe and cocktail ideas.

You might remember these two recipes I shared with you a few weeks ago…

Zucchini Cranberry Bites


Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

Well these recipes were a part of a Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop.

So fun…right!?


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Bikini Bites: Lean Green Bean Casserole

Good Morning!

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching you may be looking for a new recipe to try this year.

Perhaps something a little more lean…so you can have that extra piece of pecan pie 🙂

{It’s all about moderation, right!?}

Well…in today’s Bikini Bite’s segment Danielle has created a “lean” spin on a Thanksgiving casserole favorite!

Lean Green Bean Casserole

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Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini


Bikini Bites: Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

Good Morning!

As promised yesterday I have another recipe to share as a part of the 2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop!

2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…ok maybe not but isn’t the idea that Christmas is right around the corner super exciting!?

One of my favorite things about the holidays is getting together with family and friends and sharing a few laughs and lots of cocktails.

Or maybe I meant a few cocktails and lots of laughs…

You get the idea 🙂

Christmas time = cocktails!

And boy do I have a fun cocktail recipe to share with you in today’s Bikini Bites segment…

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Martini

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Zucchini Cranberry Bites


Bikini Bites: Zucchini Cranberry Bites


It’s never too early to start planning your holiday parties.

From the decorations, to the cocktails and the food…it’s enough to drive anyone a little cray cray!

And who really has time to make an elaborate food spread!?

Well…if you do kudos to you 🙂

But if you are anything like me a simple 3 ingredient recipe is always the way to go.

Especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

In today’s Bikini Bites segment Danielle has seriously made the easiest holiday appetizer recipe ever!

Zucchini Cranberry Bites

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Bikini Bites: Candy Corn Fruit Parfait


Happy Halloween week!

I like to celebrate holidays for at least a week…so in honor of Halloween Danielle has made a tasty {adult} treat for you to indulge in at least once, if not more this week 🙂

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Apple & Cheese Quesadilla


Bikini Bites: Apple & Cheese Quesadilla

Good Morning!

Most of you know I can’t stand onions…unless they are fried or cooked so well that you can hardly taste them.

And if they aren’t you can bet I will be picking them off of whatever it is I’m eating 🙂

I know it’s childish…but I HATE onions with a passion!

So when Danielle told me about a new quesadilla recipe she made featuring apples {yum!}, wine {love it!}, cheese {gotta have it!} and onions {hold the phone – not trying it!}…I was more than a little hesitant to eat it.

But I can’t share a recipe without actually trying it myself. I knew it was time to suck it up and take one for the team.

{Looking back now I can say I’m glad I did!}

Here’s today’s Bikini Bites recipe:

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Bikini Bites: Cider Sangria

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you…but I’m thrilled that it’s Friday.

And thrilled that it’s time to enjoy some much needed cocktails.

In the spirit of another Fall weekend, Danielle has created a Fall-ish cocktail for today’s Bikini Bites segment.

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