Planter’s Holiday Nut Crunch Cake Pops

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Planters is celebrating this Holiday season by putting out some super yummy products! I got my hands on some Planters holiday nut crunch at Wal-Mart this week and since my kids have been BEGGING to make cupcakes, I decided to do them one better and make homemade cake pops. I have attempted cake pops before they were a complete fail. So I came back and decided to figure out how to make these little slices of Heaven!

This step-by-step tutorial is a no-fuss guide to making the perfect cake pops but there are steps you need to know in order to make these a success! They aren’t hard to make but there are some little secrets I will let you in on.

First you need to grab your favorite Planters Holiday Nut crunch. At Wal-Mart there is this super cute Planters Nut Sleigh display that you cannot miss! Next time you are in Wal-Mart, look for this to find these specialty nuts. 

 Below are the kinds of nut you can find on the instore display at Wal-Mart:


  • Holiday Nut Crunch
  • Cocoa Almonds
  • Brittle Nut Medley
  • Winter Spiced Mix
  • Holiday Collection Tin

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And my little girl is just like me, the way to her heart is sweets!

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 First you bake a regular boxed cake mix according to the directions. I chose a devil’s food cake but you can also choose a white cake.  


Let the cake cool then call in your best helpers to crush up the cake into a big bowl. You should have seen the look on these boys’ faces when I told them to tear up this cake…priceless!


Next add 1 can of icing. Mix until it’s spread throughout and it looks like this:


Next roll the “dough” into balls and set on a baking sheet. It’s better to err on the side of smaller balls than larger ones because once you add all the toppings they can get really heavy and fall off the sticks. Line it with either wax paper or a silicone baking sheet. Then place the baking sheet in the freezer. You can freeze overnight or just for an hour or so. 


Next is a crucial step! Get the pops out of the freezer. Melt 2 squares of your almond bark. Dip the end of the cake pops sticks in the melted bark and stick in the balls. Be careful not to push all the way through. When you are done with all the sticks, place the pops in the refrigerator until you are ready to finish them. Dipping the sticks in chocolate helps keep the sticks attached to the balls. 


Next, round up your toppings. First I got a bag of kettle corn from a local shop but you can also use just a bag of popcorn. You need to smash up the popcorn into smaller pieces or just grab the bottom kernels in the bag that are already small.


Put the popcorn in a bowl. Next open the crushed up peppermint and place in a bowl. Lastly, get your Planters Holiday Nut Crunch. You will need your food processor to pulse this mix up a little. Not too much because you still want some texture but enough to where you can cram as much of it as you want on the cake pop.


Below is how much I crushed up the nuts. I left them a little chunky.


Now the fun part! First leave your cake pops in the fridge and take them out one by one when your ready to dip them in the chocolate. Melt 4 squares of your almond bark according to the package. 


Do not dip the balls in right away. Let the chocolate cool for about 30 second. Next, carefully dip the balls in the chocolate. It’s sometimes hard to get the tops of the pops covered so use a spoon if you need to. Next let the extra chocolate drip off. Now this is important. If you start adding the toppings too soon, it will make the balls too heavy and they will drip off. Let the chocolate cool for about a minute then add the popcorn, peppermint and then top them off with the Planters Holiday Nut Crunch.


Once you start making these, pull out your colander and let the pops dry by sticking them through the holes in the colander. The good thing about this is once you dip these in chocolate, it forms a barrier around the cake and will keep the cake moist for a while!

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Every Christmas I love to make Christmas cookies with the kids. This year why not try and make cake pops with them?! I let the kids dip their own, and decorate them as well and they had a blast making them and eating them.

Planter’s Holiday Nut Crunch Cake Pops
  • Planters Holiday nut Crunch
  • 1 bag of crushed peppermint
  • 1 cake mix (and items you need to bake it) I used Devils food
  • 1 tub icing
  • 1 bag of popcorn
  • white chocolate almond bark
  • cake pop sticks
  1. Bake the cake according to the directions on the box and let cool.
  2. Crumble up the cake in a big bowl.
  3. Add the tub of icing and mix with the cake.
  4. Roll the “dough” into balls and set on baking sheet and put in the freezer.
  5. Melt 2 squares of the almond bark.
  6. Take balls out of freezer. Dip end of pop sticks in the almond bark and stick into balls.
  7. Put in fridge until ready to finish making.
  8. Melt 4 squares of the almond bark and take out one by one and cover the balls in white chocolate. While the balls are not dried yet, put all toppings on.
  9. Let cool then serve.



If you want to have even more fun with Mr. Peanut check out the Blippar app! You can scan your Planters Holiday Nut products, and a hologram pops of of Mr. Peanut! I had to show my kids because I told them it was snowing inside our house! haha!

You can get more info. on the seasonal nuts and you can even take a Selfie with Mr. Peanut and more! This App is actually really awesome! It uses image reconigtion to identify the product then creates a whole world right on your phone with fun things to do, recipes and even a loyalty program for you to check out. I had to show my husband because it was really cool! 


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Spicy White Chocolate Cheesecake with Tabasco Sauce

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Let me tell you a little story…one day a friend of mine and I, let’s call her Penelope, were comparing cheesecake recipes when she started telling me about her spicy cheesecake. My first thought was, “Uh no thanks!” I am ok with spicy and sweet treats but my cheesecake is OFF LIMITS! Cheesecake is all about sugar and fluffy cream, and if I do say so myself, my grandmother’s recipe is out of this world.

But I am Cajun and we live off Tabasco sauce so I decided to give this recipe a chance. I came home after buying some Tabasco sauce and realized we already had 3 bottles in our refrigerator so my husband was pretty thrilled when he saw I came home with another bottle. He has been using it on everything lately and I told him of my plans for my spicy cheesecake. 


I figured he would throw up his hands and exclaim I could never change my recipe but he didn’t! He was totally on board and couldn’t wait to try it! I mean he uses the Jalapeño Tabasco sauce and Original Red on everything, why not try it in a cheesecake??! I had to make a dessert for our Thanksgiving dinner so why not bring this as some of our delicious party food

And don’t be intimidated. When I first made this cheesecake I was a little nervous because I had never attempted a cheesecake before but this one is easy as pie.


I went shopping at my local grocery store and found the Tabasco original Red Sauce, the Green Jalapeño Pepper, and Chipotle flavored sauces and scooped all of them up!

Below is the step by step instructions on how to make this cheesecake…your welcome!


First grind up half a box of cinnamon graham crackers! The secret to this yummy crust is the cinnamon graham crackers! Once they are finely grinded, put in a bowl and add a stick of melted butter. Stir, then put in a greased springform pan and cook for 8-10 minutes at 325 degrees. 


Then put 3 cream cheese 8 oz. blocks in a mixer and beat until smooth. Gradually add 1 1/4 cup sugar. Add 3 large eggs, one at a time. Stir in 8 ounces of sour cream. Pour in half a bag of white chocolate chips.


As you can see my  crust is not very level. It comes with the territory of not being a perfectionist. Feel free to make yours prettier than mine ;-) Pour the filling on top of the pie crust and cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour 5 minutes. Turn oven off and partially open the oven door. Let stand in oven for 15 minutes. Let cool on countertop. Cover and chill for 8 hours in refrigerator.


Next is the fun part..sauce making! To make the spicy sauce for the top of the cheesecake, pour half a jar of strawberry fruit spread. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and let heat up until the sugar is melted. 


I added 1/2 teaspoon of Jalapeño Tabasco sauce. This is where you can take creative liberties because if you like spicy you can add more. I kept tasting mine until I got the right level of spicy. It was a mild spicy taste since the Jalapeño is a milder spicy flavor so it wasn’t too hot. And just to kick it up a notch, I also added a little bit of the Tabasco original Red sauce. It depends on your taste but I added 1/4 teaspoon and it made it the perfect amount of spicy to balance out the tremendous amount of sweet in the cheesecake.I served this at our Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit!


Once the cheesecake is cooled, add the topping and let it chill in the fridge for 8 hours. 

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Happy Holidays from our family to yours! I served this delicious cheesecake at our Thanksgiving dinner at my sister-in-law’s house. And with Christmas coming up, this is a recipe you will want to try out at your family dinner! Life is too short not to have a little spice in your life.

4.6 from 7 reviews

Spicy White Chocolate Cheesecake with Jalapeño Tabasco Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 cups or half a box of cinnamon graham crackers
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3-8 oz cream cheese blocks
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • half a bag of white chocolate chips
  • half a jar of strawberry fruit spread
  • ½ t Jalapeño Tabasco Sauce
  • ¼ t of Original Red Tabasco sauce or to taste
  • ½ cup sugar
  1. Heat over to 350 and combined crushes graham crackers and ½ cup butter. Firmly press into a greased springform pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Beat Cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sugar.
  3. Add one egg at a time.
  4. Stir in sour cream then fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into crust.
  6. Bake at 325* for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Turn oven off.
  7. Partially open oven door and let stand in oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from over and let cool.
  9. Add fruit spread and remaining ½ cup sugar to sauce pan and let melt.
  10. Add hot sauces to taste.
  11. Let cool then add to top of cheesecake.
  12. Cool in fridge for 8 hours.


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Make it a NESTLÉ® Thanksgiving with 3 ingredient Mini Pumpkin Pie’s and a Digiorno Rising Crust Pizza

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This Thanksgiving is special because #1. We are having Thanksgiving dinner at our house and #2. We are moving. Now you wouldn’t normally think those 2 things go together but this year they do! Most of my friends think I am crazy and while that is true, I can’t pass up having a meal around our table. So while I still plan to spend a whole day making my grandmother’s crescent rolls and probable whipping up our family favorite Banana Caramel Pie, we are letting Nestle help us have a fuss free, easy as pie Thanksgiving.

Every year we have a pumpkin pie but this year I decided to use Nestle Pumpkin Spice refrigerated cookie dough to make mini pumpkin pies. It’s a 3 ingredient, 5 minute pie idea and I could not believe how much it tasted like our original pumpkin pie! The Pumpkin Pie Spice cookie dough is made with 100% Libby’s pure pumpkin with a blend of spices and Nestle’s White chocolate chips. It’s only available for a limited amount of time so grab some while you can.


I never knew Nestle made this flavor but I found some at Walmart!

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All you need to do is heat your oven to 325 degrees. Generously grease a muffin pan. If you do not grease it good enough the cookie dough will stick.


Press the cookie dough into the bottom of each muffin pan like you would a pie crust since the cookie dough is acting as your pie crust.


Spoon a spoonful of Libby’s pumpkin puree into each “pie crust”. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is cooked. It is very important you do not undercook these since the cookie dough needs to be stiff, otherwise it will fall apart.   

Take out of the oven and let cool. Run a knife around the cookie dough to try and loosen the edges. Once they are cooled about 20 minutes, try to get them out of the pan. 

Top with whip cream and enjoy. The Nestle Pumpkin Pie spice cookie dough has so much flavor, it makes the dish!

To top off our dinner, we bought a Dignorio Rising Crust Supreme Pizza from Walmart.


As a family, instead of turkey we normally do something different like steak or shrimp.  This year we are doing pizza! You can imagine since we are moving everything is in boxes and I can’t find anything so we don’t have access to all of our cooking supplies. So picking up a Dignorio Rising Crust pizza not only saves time but our sanity! This pizza is a crowd pleaser and I love they have gone back to using their original sauce! With cheese from Wisconsin and tomatoes from California, you can’t go wrong with this pizza.

What are some food traditions or ideas you are baking up this year for Thanksgiving? 

Check out the Nestle Website for more Flavorful Moments. 

If your a Pinterest junkie like myself, check out the Nestle Thanksgiving board for lots of yummy recipes below!


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Imagine® Louisiana Creole Bread Bowl Recipe

Tracking Pixel  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces.


Recently my family and I got to stay with my husband while he worked out of town. I wasn’t sure if it was a true hotel or a condo situation but I knew I wanted to have my husband a hot dinner when he got home the first day we got there.

Thankfully when we got there, it was more of a condo with a stove and everything but no spices or any food on hand. My brood and I ran to the store to get the ingredients we needed for that nights dinner which was only onion bread bowls and sliced chicken. 

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I had my Louisiana Creole Imagine® Culinary simmer sauce with me so thankfully I needed very few ingredients to pull this off. 

I had dinner ready in under 5 minutes and my husband came through the door with a hot dinner on the stove and the smell of home even though we were hundreds of miles from home.

First I put the sauce in a sauce pot and turn it on medium high. I then added the already cooked chicken and let it warm up.


I bought onion butter dinner rolls. I sliced the tops off and scooped out the insides. I then ladled the soup and and voila, dinner in under 5 minutes!


These Imagine® sauces come in the following flavors:

  • Portobello Red Wine
  • Latin Veracruz
  • Thai Coconut Curry
  • Louisiana Creole  

They are super convenient and all are organic. You can have a gourmet meal ready  in under 10 minutes with these sauces. I like to keep these on hand when we travel or when I get behind during the day and need dinner ready in a hurry.

We are in the process of moving and I am starting to see how hard it is going to be to prepare great, healthy food with little to no ingredients to kitchen utelentils on hand but with food items like the Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, it is going to make my life much easier and less stressful as we prepare to move.

To find yummy ingredients you can make while on vacation or while you are moving, check out my new “The Moving Menu” tab!

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Go here for more info! 

Enter our Pan with a Plan Sweepstakes for a chance to win a sauté pan, four Imagine Simmer Sauces and a $25 Visa gift card. Just comment on their Facebook page telling them what flavor you’re most excited to try and you’ll be entered to win! Forty Eight winners will be selected over the 6-week promotion. Each week, eight winners will be selected to receive a “Pan with a Plan” prize pack (includes a saucepan, four Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces, and a $25 grocery Visa gift card. 

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Daisy Cottage Cheese roll ups


Today’s post is sponsored by Daisy Brand, but my love for their Daisy Cottage Cheese is all my own!

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I live in Colorado…a state where people bring their own food to dinner parties because everyone is on a different diet and if your not healthy they will kick you out!! Just kidding, but I am seriously trying to loose this last 10 ish pounds of baby weight and I am tired of the same ole same ole!

On my diet, there is no bread, no sugar, no fun and no high fatty foods. Sounds fun right??! Well I have lost 75 pounds so it might not be the easiest thing in the world but it’s working. I will say, I can tell a remarkable difference when I eat clean than when I eat sugar. I have more energy, and just feel more clear headed. I plan to take a lot of these eating practices into my eating habits once I am done loosing weight but right now I am on limited calories. 

I am in LOVE with this dish I created and if your either trying to eat clean or lose weight, you MUST try it out!

I love that Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese makes eating clean simple and fits into my diet by having no more than 4 ingredients, and none of the additives and preservatives found in other leading brands. Yeehaw for that! 


About Daisy Cottage Cheese:


Because it has just 90 calories and 13 grams of protein (26% of your daily value!) per 1/2-cup serving of 2% cottage cheese, you can enjoy low-fat, 100% natural cottage cheese without giving up the delicious taste.


I get really excited when I find a new dish to make on this diet and this one has sent me over the moon!


Here is the cast of characters for this yummy and low fat lunch option. I used healthy daisy cottage cheese, large tortillas, turkey slices and a cucumber but you could also use squash.


First I got out my tortilla and spread hummus all over it. 


Next I placed 4 slices of turkey on top of the hummus.


Then I spread a nice layer of Daisy Cottage cheese. I chose the low fat version since I am trying to lose weight.


Then I peeled a cucumber, then sliced it thin with my peeler. If you get down to the seeds it is hard to slice to just slice on the flesh.


Put a layer of cucumber slices on top of the Daisy Cottage cheese. 


I rolled it up then put a toothpick through the top so it would unroll while I sliced it up.


And that’s it!

4.8 from 5 reviews

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  • 1 tub of Hummus
  • 1 tub of Daisy cottage cheese
  • 1 package of sliced turkey
  • 1 cucumber or squash
  • tortillas
  1. Spread hummus on the tortillas.
  2. Place 4 slices of turkey on top.
  3. Spread a layer of daisy cottage cheese on top of turkey.
  4. Place sliced cucumber on top of turkey.
  5. Roll up and slice into small pieces.

 For more info on Daisy Cottage cheese, go here!

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Cinnamon Pull Apart bread recipe

cinnamon pull apart bread    My friend Donnie Currie is writing a fabulous book all about bread and it’s finally ready to be pre-orered on amazon! In celebration of this huge accomplishment I whipped up a little recipe for you to try while you check out her book on amazon!  I am a bread kind of girl. I eat, sleep and dream in bread! If you have never made yeast bread before and are afraid to try, try out this recipe! I bet you will be successful and your family will thank you! It’s a classic cinnamon roll recipe but in a fantastic pull apart design. I used my favorite Good Cook loaf pan. I used 1 mini pan and 1 large pan. I have lots of little fingers in my house so I thought the mini pan would be perfect for them. Oh who am I kidding I wanted the big loaf all to myself! Donna’s book is called “Make Ahead Bread”. Here is a little snippet from here book: “The make-ahead bread concept focuses on a long, slow rise, so that the dough rests for a day or two, allowing it to develop flavor (called fermentation by pro bakers). This means that home cooks no longer have to be a slave to their kitchen when they have dough resting. Instead, they could be at work, playing with their kids, sleeping—or doing anything they want.” Screen Shot 2014-02-15 at 12.44.14 PM Go here to pre-order her book! All pre orders will receive a free loaf pan with purchase! If you order before February 28th, go to this link here and put in your info to get your free loaf pan! But it get’s even better! You can also score 25% off any Good Cook purchases just use promo code: BakeBread

5.0 from 2 reviews

Cinnamon Pull Apart bread recipe
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ⅓ cup honey (bread does not need sugar, contrary to most store bought variety!) 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup flax seed (optional)
  • 1½ cup warm water
  • 4-5 cups flour
  • 1 T yeast
  • Filling:
  • 6 T of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • Raisins are optional
  • Topping:
  • 1-2 T butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  1. Pour warm water, oil, honey or sugar is you prefer, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Pour about half of flour into bowl and mix.
  3. Add yeast and rest of flour and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Put in a bowl with a warm towel of it and let rise until double, somewhere between 1.5 and 2.5 hours (or longer if you want).
  5. Heat over to 375.
  6. Punch down dough and put on flour surface.
  7. Roll out into a big square.
  8. Mix together filling and spread out on dough. (you can add raisins of you want)
  9. Cut into small squares with a pizza cutter or dough scraper.
  10. Grease a Good Cook loaf pan and place squares in pan by stacking them one after another.
  11. Cook until brown on top around 15-20 minutes.
  12. While it’s cooking make your icing.
  13. Melt butter and add vanilla, and powdered sugar.
  14. Add milk until consistnecy is right. If you have to add more sugar that’s fine too just keep adding milk and sugar it’s it’s how you like it.
  15. Take bread out and top with icing!


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Siracha Tuna Chopped Salad recipe with Starkist Tuna Creations

Mindy Fuller winner of the “name your picnic ingredient”. Winner has 24 hours to message me on Facebook!

*I was sent 4 packets of Tuna Creations to craft this post. All opinions are my own. 

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Did you know July is national picnic month?I have the perfect on the go salad you can take on the next picnic you are planning featuring Starkist Tuna Creations! comes in a variety of flavors (Herb and Garlic, Ranch, Hickory Smoked, Lemon Pepper, and Sweet and Spicy)and is a source of lean protein, that is a convenient inclusion to any on-the-go activity. All StarKist products are available at grocery stores nationwide.

What I love about these packets is they are ready to eat to bring them wherever you need and there is no need to cook them! Plus I am obsessed with all these flavors! I used the lemon pepper with this recipe but any of the flavors would have been delicious! 

My husband had been on a work trip for the past 2 weeks and came over feeling bloated and yucky from eating out so much. I made him this salad and he LOVED it! It feels pretty good to take care of your man by cooking for him with the help of Starkist Tuna Creations!

4.6 from 9 reviews

Siracha Tuna Chopped Salad
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2-4
  • Chopped salad
  • Siracha sauce
  • Salad:
  • Chopped salad
  • grape tomatoes
  • grilled pineapple
  • cut up avocado
  • salt
  • 1 half yellow onion (optional)
  • Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup light olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 half orange
  • generous squirt of siracha sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt
  1. Mix the ingrediants for the dressing and set aside.
  2. Put all the ingrediants into a bowl for the salad. For the pineapples you can grill them on a grill but I didn’t have time so you can get that blackened look just in a pan with a little coconut oil.

 And if you want to build the perfect picnic basket, check out a few of my favorite products!

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 Hubert’s Lemonade, bottles up the best that summer has to offer and is available at select fine retailers

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Carr’s Whole Wheat Crackers, baked to a golden brown with distinct amazing taste!

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A fresh fruit platter and a cute picnic basket from Target!

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Wild Oats Organic foods NOW at Walmart with GREAT prices!

 *I was sent these samples free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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I know lots of my friends say they want to eat organic foods but they are just to expensive but with the help of Wild Oats and Walmart, that is going to be a thing of the past!

Wild Oats is a organic food company that is making it easier for everyone to be able to eat organic foods. They are rolling out their brand of foods in Walmart and their prices are so amazing! Check out some of the prices here! 

I was sent a few sample to try out myself. I was sent Wild Oats Tortilla chips, black beans, chipolte hot sauce and bay leaves. I asked one of my friends recently if they could name “the” dish of Colorado, what would it be? Being from Louisiana I can quickly think of a few dish contenders but for Colorado, we were stumped….and then we decided it had to be green chili! If I wasn’t on a diet and trying not to eat dairy, I would have added some heavy cream and cheese but since I am, this is the PERFECT one pot meal, low on calories, healthy and delcious! It took me 5 minutes to throw in the crockpot, and we had dinner for the night!

Organic Wild Oats Products NOW at Walmart!
Recipe type: main dish, soup
  • 1 whole chicken, cooked (I used a rotiseerie chicken)
  • 3 cans of green chili’s
  • 2 Wild oats bay leaf
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 can of Wild Oats black beans
  • Wild Oats Chipolte Hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Wild Oats organic tortilla chips
  1. Put all ingrediants in crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Serve with chips.

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Walmart, the nation’s Largest Grocer Works with Organics Pioneer to Relaunch Brand and Save Customers 25 Percent or More on Organic Groceries. I love to eat organic food and serve them to my family as well and the only deterrent sometimes is the price. I was looking at a bag a organic flour. It was $11 for 15lbs, then I looked over to the 50lb bag or regular flour that is only $9 and it made me sick because I know more people would buy organic if they could afford it!

Originally introduced in 1987, Wild Oats will relaunch at Walmart starting this month with a new, more affordable price point on quality products covering a broad variety of categories – from salsa and pasta sauce to quinoa and chicken broth. Customers will save 25 percent or more when comparing Wild Oats to national brand organic products.

When I lived in Little Rock, AR I shopped at a Wild Oats Market and loved it! They had great food at great prices and I am so excited to see them teaming up with my BFF Walmart! 

Check out these products next time you are at Walmart and let me know what you think!

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4th of July Fruit dip recipe

*Terry Eakle winner of the flash giveaway! You have 24 hours to message me on Facebook! 

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4.7 from 15 reviews

4th of July Fruit dip
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • Fruit to dip in dip.
  1. Beat cream cheese, powered sugar, and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream.

 I totally forgot about this recipe until Good Cook sent me this brand new Pro FRESHionals cut fruit bowl and asked me to come up with a recipe to go along with the bowl. I remember making this years ago and honestly eating an entire bowl of it, so I dig up my old cookbook and found this!

It’s so easy to make….in fact I just got back from a wedding shower and made this for the shower. But if your having a 4th of july bash, this is a must make! You can do everything ahead of time except cut the bananas. Cut up your watermelon and blueberries. I put my blueberries in a little baggy so they wouldn’t be hard to find. Whip up your  fruit dip, but make sure to but up your bananas right before it’s time to eat so they won’t turn brown!

What makes this bowl so amazing, is not only is it super cute and actually looks like a watermelon but it has a nice lid so if you need to transport your fruit and it keeps your fruit fresher, longer since it keeps the cut up from away from any juice the fruit might make.  

Fresh fruit is now in season so take advantage and get this bowl for yourself from Bed, Bath and Beyond to keep your fruit fresh and delicious for longer.

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Protein Bombs. Healthy Protein on the go!

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 I am continuing my quest to shake off this baby weight and found a great recipe for protien on the go!

There is a adult and kids version! For my, I eat 2 of these at a time as a snack with some type of fruit to veggie. This is a great way to sneak some protein into the kids because they just love that they get to eat some chocolate chips! Included below is the nutritional info but it is for the entire batch so if your only eating 1 or 2 at a time, the calorie and fat count is great. 

Protein Bombs
Yields 10
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
233 calories
25 g
2 g
13 g
6 g
2 g
49 g
11 g
14 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233
Calories from Fat 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 2mg
Sodium 11mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 14g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 cup oatmeal
  2. 1/2 cup almond nut butter (or you can use peanut butter)
  3. 1/3 cup honey
  4. 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  5. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (for the kids version only)
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix everything above in a medium bowl. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Take out of fridge and roll into balls.
  3. These freeze great so you can freeze them in bags and take them out as needed.
Callie Washer from TLC's Extreme Couponing

You can use any type of chocolate chips. I just had some easter ones on hand but dark chocolate or white chocolate would also be yummy!

I had a little helper and he talked me into a pile for the recipe and a pile for himself. How convenient right?!


protein bombs together  

Of course if you are not dieting, go ahead and throw some chocolate chips in the adult version but since I am I took them out. My little girl loved them because they had pink chips in them.



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