One Bowl Easy Guacamole

As a nursing mom, I’m always hungry. So even though dinner was about an hour from being done, I needed something healthy, quick, and light to snack on since I accidentally skipped lunch. Thankfully, my avocados were ripe, and I found some pita crackers in the pantry. I didn’t want to just put mashed avocado on my pita since I wanted something a little more flavorful, but I also didn’t want to create something that would take a lot of time or clean up. Hence, my one bowl guacamole:

1 avocado, ripe, pitted, and halved

1/2 tsp garlic powder

A dash of salt

A dash of pepper

A smidge of cilantro paste

5 drops of lime juice

I started by scooping the avocado into the bowl, then I put the rest of my ingredients in there too. I mixed it all together with a fork, then used Toll House Sea Salt Pita Crackers to scoop it out and eat it with!

My partner happened to get home from work right as I was sitting down to eat it, so we finished off the bowl together. It was so easy to make, and we both really liked it.

I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did.




Apricot Chicken

What’s for dinner? It’s a phrase that is echoed across homes every day around 5 or 6 every evening. Tonight’s answer: Apricot Chicken. I was originally going to make the recipe that I got off Half Baked Harvest that I’ve made before (total hit!!), but as I began to make it I realized I didn’t have a bottle of Russian dressing, nor the ingredients to make Russian dressing from scratch. I had already poured the apricot preserves over the boneless, skinless, chicken breast and I needed a new idea. As I scoured the internet for ideas, I found an alternative recipe that sounded promising and I adjusted it to make it my own.

My recipe follows;

4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1/4 tsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 jar apricot preserves

1/4 cup ketchup

1 clove garlic

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Place chicken breast in a 9×13 Pyrex pan.

Pour coconut aminos, apricot preserves, garlic, and ketchup in a bowl and mix. When thoroughly mixed, pour over chicken. Evenly sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 45 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

I served it with white rice and sweet potatoes and spooned the extra sauce overtop the rice.

So good. So sweet. So easy. It’s like a dinner dessert. I’m definitely making it again.

Let me know if you try it and how it is!!

I tried Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino

If you haven’t heard already, Starbucks released a new, limited time, blended crème Frap inspired by the world’s favorite mythological creature – unicorns. It’s a magical twist on Starbucks’ already wildly popular concept – The Frappuccino.

If you’re lucky enough to have snagged one of these drinks before they were sold out, you know that the drink is a caffeine-free, pink and blue swirled wonderland that changes from sugary sweet and becomes this sour candied gem. It’s absolutely beautiful and it’ll be hitting up your Insta feed so try it out so you can be on trend too.

Exquisite Styles for Special Occasions

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Fall in Love with Layers

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Cocktail Ideas to Make Your July 4th Sparkle

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Garlic Butter Sauce

Last night, I slept over at my friend Cecelia’s house, and, due to the spontaneous-ness of the event I didn’t have access to my acid reflux medication that I usually take before dinner. As she was preparing spaghetti, I noticed that she was also making tomato sauce to go with the pasta. Those of you who also struggle with GERDs know the dilemma I was in. Thankfully, Cecelia knew I have medical conditions and  she was kind enough to ask if I would be able to have the sauce. I explained I would not, but I would be happy to make an alternative for myself (and any members of her family that would want some). After some thinking, I decided on a garlic butter sauce recipe I found on and the product was not only beautiful, but delicious as well. If you have ever been to Carrabas Italian Restaurant, you know that before every meal they serve you a herb and olive oil mixture to dip bread into. In return, you crave more of that little piece of heaven. Well, the garlic butter sauce I made last night tasted just like it. Here’s the recipe:
Take a third of a cup of butter and melt in a small saucepan. Add one clove of garlic. Mix in 1/4 tablespoons of dried basil and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano with a wooden spoon. Add sea salt to bring out the aromas and flavors. And voilà! You’ve got a sauce!blog-garlic butter1blog-garlic butter2