Fresh Take on Meatless Recipes

I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years. I know this may surprise a few of you with all of the meat recipes that we post on the blog. My dear Husband is a meat eater so I had to learn how to cook meat for him. I tend to make a vegetarian meal and a meat meal most nights or adapt a meal that can fit both of us.

I don’t know about you but I find myself gravitating towards the same recipes most weeks and really want to focus on spicing up our dinner menu. I am working with MorningStar Farms to share these great new fresh takes on Meatless Recipes.

I thought I would put together a fun foodie collection showcasing great meatless recipes that are a bit more than just your normal MorningStar Veggie Burger. Don’t get me wrong I love a good MorningStar Veggie burger or Spicy Black Bean Burger but it is nice to have a variety of options.

One thing I have found is the MorningStar Farms veggie products are the perfect base to a recipe. You can break up a Spicy Black Bean Burger or a Meditrranean Chickpea Burger and put it into a salad. I also love the Buffalo Chik’n Patty during football parties. I don’t feel like I am missing out on any appetizers when I can whip up a Buffalo Chik’n Patty and use it on nachos.

Each of these recipes use a great meatless MorningStar Farm product!

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Host the perfect Football Party with Sam’s Club Tailgating Essentials

Many thanks to Sam’s Club for sponsoring today’s story and getting me ready for tailgating! This time of year is all about football, friends and getting together to cheer on our favorite team!

Today we are going to talk about how to host the perfect football party with Sam’s Club Tailgating Essentials. To help all of us plan our perfect football party Sam’s Club has created a Tailgating Essentials website with everything we need for the perfect event!

For me the perfect football party starts with amazing food! Here are a few of the essentials that we always have on hand for our football parties.

First off I make up super easy Chili Cheese Dip that takes 2 ingredients and you have the perfect appetizer.

Chili Cheese Dip

Velveeta loaf




1 pound Kraft Velveeta cut into cubes.
hormel chili






1 Can Hormel Chili No beans


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Daily Diary ~ Island Bliss in Isla Holbox Mexico

Hola from Isla Holbox Mexico!

Yesterday we arrived in Isla Holbox and stepped back in time a bit. While there is the modern convenience of Wi-Fi on the island there is also an old school charm that is not to be missed. There are no cars on the island. The majority of the transportation is done by golf cart or scooter. Even the local taxis are golf carts.

I am staying with a couple of other writers at Villa Flamingos and it is gorgeous! The moment you arrive you are greeted by a wonderful staff and a view of the water. One things that is really cool about Isla Holbox is how far out you can walk in the water. Because of the sand around the island you can walk out for what seems like miles with water only up to your ankles.

Villa Flamingos

Villa Flamingos is filled with gorgeous thatched roof structures with bright pillows and beds you can spend your day on. The resort has a great artistic feel and is beyond beautiful.

We spent our first day on the island exploring a bit and really getting to know what the island has to offer. Everyone here has been beyond friendly. They have opened their arms to us and made us feel like honored guests…. 

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