Saturday, July 23, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for July 25 - July 31

  10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan featuring recipes for Grilled Tri-Tip, Slow Cooker Cuban Pork, Easy Chicken Curry, Enchilada Pie, Grilled Salmon Kabobs, Smoked Pulled Pork, Cranberry Apple Coleslaw, Copycat Olive Garden Salad, Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake, and No Bake Berry Pretzel Dessert!
Happy Saturday, my friends! How has the summer been treating you so far? Phoenix hasn't felt nearly as crazy hot as usual for mid-July and for that I'm exceedingly grateful. Once again, I survived our annual family camping trip. While it's a fairly well-known fact that I may not always enjoy the "camping" portion of our annual get togethers, there is nothing better than seeing my family gathered together in the same place every year. The greatest gift my mom has ever given me is the plethora of siblings that I'm lucky enough to call my friends today.

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, please come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you!

This week's meal plan features recipes for Grilled Tri-Tip, Slow Cooker Cuban Pork, Easy Chicken Curry, Enchilada Pie, Grilled Salmon Kabobs, Smoked Pulled Pork, Cranberry Apple Coleslaw, Copycat Olive Garden Salad, Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake, and No Bake Berry Pretzel Dessert!

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Roasted Garlic and Bacon Guacamole

Roasted Garlic and Bacon Guacamole - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
The other night, my husband came home from work and couldn't believe it when he saw I had made guacamole. Right after he sampled it, he told the kids that it was a sign I loved them very much. I have a long history of gagging at even the thought of smashed up avocados. Maybe it's a texture thing, a flavor thing or just the funky green color. (Although, really? I eat and drink green things every day. I doubt that's it.)

There had been a sale on avocados and I bought a bunch of them for my avocado loving family. I went on a search for avocado recipes and I ran across this unique guacamole. I knew that between the bacon and the roasted garlic (yum!) if there was ever a chance of my liking guacamole, this was the recipe to try. That was an excellent decision.

Yes, I made guacamole and I LOVED it. There is a long-running joke in my family that I won't touch guacamole. To tell the truth, I just might have had nicknames for the nasty green goop when I have been offered it in the past. It had been years since I even tasted it. Maybe my taste buds have finally grown up.

I was on the phone with my sister while I was making this guacamole. She burst out laughing when I told her what I was doing. She asked if I was planning to taste it and when I told her I already liked it, she couldn't believe it. When I texted her the next day to tell her that I'd polished it off and eaten a ridiculous amount of it for lunch, she was as shocked as I was. This guacamole really is THAT good.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for July 18 - July 24



10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan Week 53 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Happy Saturday at last! Has this week felt as long for you as it has for me? I'm ready for some downtime and some delicious eats.

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, please come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you!

This week's meal plan features recipes for Pork Chops with Blackberry Peach Sauce, Coconut Chicken Tenders with Spicy Orange Marmalade, Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad, Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork, Summer Israeli Couscous Salad, Cheeseburger Salad, Fruit Salad in Pineapple Bowls, Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro Cashew Pesto, No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Pie, and No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Salad.

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!


Monday, July 11, 2016

Grandma's Coconut Chews

Grandma's Coconut Chews - traditional and gluten free recipes at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Chewy coconut filling layered onto a buttery shortbread crust; this recipe is so simple to make I have been making it since I was a child. This is my grandma's recipe (one of only a few that she made) and if you are a coconut lover, these can not be beat.

I hadn't made these bars in years and when I baked this gluten free version of the Coconut Chews and took them to some friends and family they were an enormous hit. I have a well known love of coconut and these bars are some of the best coconut treats I make.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for July 11 - July 17

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes 
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan Week 52 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Welcome to the weekend, my friends. I am ready for some downtime and hopefully a bit of rest before gearing up for our giant family camping trip next week. (If you've been reading this blog for long, you may remember a few past camping trips.) With 7 siblings and all of our combined families, we make for a heck of a crowd these days. It's pure controlled chaos and it's always fun!

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, please come say "hi" this week. I love connecting with you there.

This week's meal plan features recipes for Jalapeno Cheeseburger Party Buns, Bruschetta Stuffed Balsamic Chicken, Greek Style Shrimp Scampi, Reuben Hot Dogs, Perfect Grilled Steak, Grilled Chicken Strips, Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream, Shaved Asparagus and Bacon Salad, Mini Nutella Cheesecakes, and Toasted Coconut No Churn Ice Cream.

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!