Grilled Margarita Chicken Recipe

Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Chicken but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I love summertime because that means more outdoor grilling on hot summer days, which mainly involves my husband’s doing while I sit back and enjoy a cold beverage. But, I do occasionally come up with tasty meals and grill them up myself when I am feeling adventurous.

Now, I know there are some people that prefer certain types of grills. We’ve owned numerous types, but my favorite will always be a toss between wood-pellet and charcoal. There’s just something about the charcoal and smokey wood pellet flavors that deliciously seep into the meat. 

But for this recipe, I used my mom’s gas grill since we were all hungry and I wanted the Foster Farms Simply Raised chicken to cook quickly.

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Easy Apple and Pomegranate Brie Turnovers

Easy Apple and Pomegranate Brie Turnovers Jump to Recipe Print Recipe

This post is sponsored by Joan Of Arc Cheese but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

This last weekend, I decided to make some delicious apple and pomegranate brie turnovers at my mom’s house.

My siblings and our spouses have been trying to help mom around the house after the passing of our dad. We clean up, cook food, bake treats. She loves apple pie, so I figured an apple and pomegranate brie turnover would be a perfect easy snack or treat. I’m all for simpler recipes since I don’t have a lot of time to prep and cook with 2 small kids that require a lot of attention.

You might be thinking cheese and fruit doesn’t exactly sound appealing melted together, but let me tell ya, it’s delicious! So so delicious!

Cheese is kind of like chocolate; it’s good on almost anything. Lol

Easy apple and pomegranate brie turnovers

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Our Independence Day 2017

Our Independence Day 2017

When I was younger, my parents/grandparents used to take us to the Fort Vancouver so we could watch the fireworks display every year for the Fourth, which is the biggest fireworks display west side of the Mississippi (or so they claim). Well, they had been canceling it, banning fireworks in the city, then reinstating the fireworks display as of recently. So I figured since they were doing the fireworks, and we had no camping plans this year, that we would take our daughter to watch the fireworks. I want to make traditions and memories with her that she can look back on with us. Plus, it would be the first time she would see fireworks and actually be aware. The last time was on the beach in Hawaii, but she was 7 months old and oblivious. lol

That late afternoon, we went to my mom’s for a BBQ and to swim. I decided to do a simple OREO Dessert treat to bring along using Red Velvet OREO’s, milk, whipped cream and added strawberries and blueberries to make it a little more festive. Surprisingly, the fruit on top wasn’t half bad with it.

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Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Simply Raised fresh chicken but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Comfort food to me means carbs and sugars, and what better comfort food is there than mac and cheese!?

Why Foster Farms No Antibiotics Ever Simply Raised Fresh Chicken bacon mac and cheese of course!

It’s about the only thing that I can currently get my daughter to eat, so in order to get some protein in there that’s healthier, I buy the Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken which contains no antibiotics ever at Target and incorporate it into our mac and cheese.

I like this chicken because it’s locally grown here in the PNW and California with no antibiotics ever. It’s fresh, all natural chicken that is American Humane Certified and fed a 100% vegetarian diet, without any added hormones or steroids. Foster Farms has been family-owned since its founding in 1939, which has been committed to producing only the highest-quality poultry for you and your family.

It’s also local, partnering with local family farms in the Pacific Northwest (depending on consumer location) so you can be rest assured the chicken you’re buying is delivered fresh within 48 hours or less.

And I’m not sure what’s going on with her eating habits, but my sister who has 3 kids assures me it is normal and a “stage” that’ll surely pass. I just hope it passes soon!

If you haven’t made mac and cheese before, it’s pretty simple and quick to put together. I need simple right now since I am trying to run a business, a blog and entertain a now toddler. Mom life; gotta love it!


Chicken bacon mac and cheese


Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe


1 lb. macaroni pasta (or whatever noodles you prefer)
1 lb of chicken
1/2 c. of chopped bacon (I buy the precooked stuff from costco in a bag)
3 green onions chopped (or skip)
4 c. milk
½ c. flour
½ c. butter
6 c. freshly shredded sharp or white cheddar, or whatever cheese you prefer.
2 T. butter
1 T. salt
pepper to taste
2 T. of olive oil for chicken

(makes 10-12 servings)


  • Boil the pasta as stated on package directions.
  • Cut up the chicken into 1/2″ cubes. Toss them in a medium skillet with the olive oil over medium heat and cook about 10 minutes or until edges are opaque.
  • Chop up the green onions and toss them in with the chicken. Once chicken is about done, toss the bacon in.
  • Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Once melted, sprinkle in flour and whisk it until smooth for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the salt and pepper.
  • Slowly pour in the milk, whisking it until smooth until thickened.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese until it’s a melty cheese sauce.
  • Pour over cooked noodles and top it off with the chicken, bacon and onions and stir altogether.

Chicken bacon mac and cheese

And enjoy!

Head on over to the Foster Farm page where you’ll find other great recipes that are a little more healthy and are considered the #newcomfortfood.  The new comfort food is a modern interpretation of a classic comfort food dish with a healthy twist.

Simple Blended Strawberry Raspberry Lemonade

Since it was a nice day out, I wanted something refreshing and since I couldn’t have a margarita, I decided to blend up some strawberry raspberry lemonade in my Ninja Blender and call it a mocktail for the day.

blended strawbery raspberry lemonade

All I used was Simply Lemonade with Raspberries that I got on sale at Safeway and some frozen organic strawberries that I got from Costco. This big 5lb bag of strawberries lasted me a long while.

Directions for Blended Strawberry Raspberry Lemonade:

2 cups of ice in the blender
3 cups of Simply Lemonade with Raspberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1-2 tsp of sugar if you don’t like it too tart
You can even add some actual raspberries as well, but I didn’t have any on hand.


This gave me 2-3 glass fulls in my 16oz mason jar that I purchased from Ross. Cute little 4 piece set for only $8 that I couldn’t pass up.

blended strawberry raspberry lemonade