Tailgate Sipper - perfect cocktail for the Super Bowl! Fresh pineapple, bourbon, and a secret ingredient make these extra delicious!

Happy February!

We’re less than a week away from the Super Bowl! How excited are you?!

I had planned a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras next week which would’ve put me there for the Super Bowl and I was looking forward to cheering for my Broncos with my NoLa fam but it’s looking like I’ll be home in Texas instead.

You better believe that everyone in my house will be wearing Broncos gear head to toe for the game. Including the dogs!

Because I AM SO EXCITED.

I’ve had a heck of a week and haven’t had time to plan food or drinks or anything for the big game but I’m thinking about something with 10 pounds of cheese and lots of jalapenos.

That sounds good.

Calories don’t count during the Super Bowl anyway, right?

Didn’t I hear that somewhere?

Tailgate Sipper - perfect cocktail for the Super Bowl! Fresh pineapple, bourbon, and a secret ingredient make these extra delicious!

If you are looking for a drink to serve, this Tailgate Sipper would be great for the game! Not only does it have a fun festive name, but it’s also delicious.

Fresh pineapple, bourbon, lemon juice, and a surprise splash of vanilla!

Some of my favorite things!

This is a great recipe for those of us (me!) who don’t like to buy 3 bottles of liquor for one drink. This one just calls for the bourbon! And then you know I buy the already cut pineapple to make my life a little bit easier and the rest of the stuff was already in my kitchen. Really doesn’t get any easier!

Let me know what you plan on making for the Super Bowl in the comments. Bonus points if it includes lots of cheese and jalapenos!

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Weekly Family Menu - featuring 5 dinner ideas, a weekend breakfast, and a delicious dessert!

Happy weekend guys!

I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing one. Last week was total chaos for me so I’m happy to not have anything planned today or tomorrow.

I need a vacation.

We’re changing things up a bit on our weekly family menu plan. No more Meatless Monday (although we’ll still be including meatless meals regularly, I’m sure) and no more labeled days. Plus, we’ve added an extra dessert or snack or appetizer to the list. So a total of 8 recipes now! You’ll definitely find something you want to make.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Rich and delicious Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting! Perfect for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day!

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting - perfect for Valentine's Day! These are so pretty and so delicious!

What do you make on Valentine’s Day?

I don’t know why but I always go for something super rich and decadent and full of chocolate. And usually Chipotle before that. But for dessert, it’s always flourless chocolate cake or brownie pudding or something that would be too rich for any other day of the year.

This year I’m in the mood for red velvet.

Because what says Valentine’s Day more than bright red baked goods?!

Also, have we ever talked about how much I love conversation hearts? I’ve been through 4 bags of them this month. FOUR! And the last bag I bought was the gross, kind of sour ones that are pretty awful! And yeah, I still ate the. entire. bag.

I am a conversation hearts addict.

Like, I’m seriously considering stocking up on them for later this year when I’ve run out of all the Cadbury eggs I plan to buy and am going through serious holiday candy withdrawals.

Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting - perfect for Valentine's Day! These are so pretty and so delicious!

Back to red velvet!

I made these Red Velvet Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting recently when I was desperate for chocolate but also wanted something with frosting. But I didn’t want chocolate cake with frosting.

Because I like to make things difficult on myself.

So these aren’t, like, your typical red velvet recipe where there’s cocoa powder and vinegar for that classic red velvet taste. These’s are made with melted chocolate for that fudge brownie texture we all know and love!

They turned out great, especially with that frosting! Make them for your Valentine, your bestie, or your office! They will definitely be a hit with everyone!

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Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls are light, healthy, and so scrumptious! Perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love!

Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls - chicken, mushrooms, and spinach in a delicious marsala sauce. This is light, healthy, and so delicious!

Happy Monday!

My kids are off school today and I am SO EXCITED. I still got up stupid early but whatever, I don’t have to take anyone to school! Yaaaaaaay!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I’m pretty stoked that the Broncos will be at the Superbowl this year! Actually, really, really stoked. I only wish I was back in Colorado to witness my fave grocery store put Broncos stickers all over everything in the store.

I’m obsessed with these Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls. They are the perfect light lunch or dinner! Lots of veggies, some chicken thighs (you could use breasts but thighs are so good!), and a delicious marsala sauce! All over fluffy quinoa!

It’s also really quick to put together and in the time it takes the quinoa to cook, you can be almost done with the chicken and veggies!

I made a batch of this and had it for lunch for several days in a row and it was just as fantastic the last day as it was the first!

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Weekly Family Menu - featuring 5 dinner ideas, a weekend breakfast, and a delicious dessert!

Happy weekend!

Finally, right?!

I feel like for a short week this one just dragged on and on.

I will be spending my weekend counting down the hours until the Broncos game. I AM SO EXCITED.

This week’s family menu plan is looking delicious, as always! Some cheesy nachos, Taco Tuesday, a healthy way to do comfort food, a fun twist on meatloaf, and yummy slow cooker sandwiches! Plus breakfast and a rich chocolate-y dessert that would also be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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