Memorial Day Coffee-Rubbed Burgers with Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Memorial Day, Food

Photo Credit: The Chunky Chef

Can you believe we are already kicking off our Memorial Day weekend celebration? My gosh, where did the time go so fast?

If you need a different and interesting recipe to wrap your taste buds around for this Memorial Day holiday cookout, then here is a surefire conversational piece to set your table with. Just imagine combining coffee, and Dr. Pepper into a big juicy Angus beef burger.

You’re probably scratching your head and saying huh? What a combination right? Yeah, I thought the same thing too until I came across this recipe by Amanda from the kitchen of The Chunky Chef.

Click here to get this recipe for juicy burgers seasoned with a spiced coffee rub paired with peppered bacon and homemade Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce. If you plan to delight your guests with this Coffee-Rubbed Burger with Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce, be careful because they may never leave! 😀

#HappyMemorialDay on #FoodPornFriday!


Make Mother’s Day Heartwarming and Personal

Mother's Day,

Oh, there are so many days I wish my mother was still here, not just because it is Mother’s Day, but because of the type of person and Godly mother she was. I wish I had the opportunity to sit and talk with her one more time. Today, we celebrate mothers, be they biological, adoptive, step, surrogates, aunts, sisters or guardians.

More often than not, people want that personal touch, to be held and spoken to, not through a text message or e-mail, but with that human-to-human connection. So step away from your artificial devices today and if you have a mother or someone who is like a mother to you who is still living, call her or pay her a visit if you live near her. Make the people who are near and dear to you feel that way. Don’t let artificial technology create the illusive divide that makes something special become an afterthought. Kudos to all of you who are putting something extra special into your celebrations with your special mom!

Happy Mother’s Day! 


Make a Roasted Shrimp & Poblano Salad for Mother’s Day

Roasted Shrimp & Poblano Salad, Mother's Day, Food Porn Friday, The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Image credit: Mike Garten | The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen

Looking for an easy dish to make for that special mom on Mother’s Day? Well, here’s a healthy spicy salad, Roasted Shrimp & Poblano Salad, from The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen.

This recipe yields 4 and only takes 35 minutes to prepare. The ingredients include shallots, peppers, canola oil, chili powder, radishes, lime, avocado, deveined shrimp and mixed greens. The Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 215; Protein 17g; Carbohydrate 9g; Total Fat 12g; Saturated Fat 2g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Sodium 940mg.

Click here for ingredient measurements and directions for this amazing Roasted Shrimp & Poblano Salad for Mother’s Day. Bon appetit and Happy #FoodPornFriday!

Cinco de Mayo: Food, Culture, Fun and Festive

Grilled Fish Tacos, Cinco de Mayo

Image Credit: Cooking Classy

It’s time to get your Cinco de Mayo Jarabe Tapatío (Mexican Hat Dance) on, as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend. After all of the dancing and festive indulgences, kick back and enjoy a few appetizers that make your May 5th celebration ¡muy deliciosa!

Here are two easy-to-make ideas that will add an appetizing punch of goodness to your holiday food spread. First, this Grilled Fish Tacos with Lime Cabbage Slaw recipe by Jaclyn at Cooking Classy, delivers an incredible flavor combination using fish as your primary ingredient. This taco will knock your socks off. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare, 8 minutes to cook and serves 3. Click here for the recipe.

Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Recipes

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Are you ready for this recipe for Slushy Margarita Shots by Click here for the recipe on how to make these Cinco de Mayo Slushy Margarita Shots. Enjoy!

Happy #FoodPornFriday!

What If Wednesday: To Love Each Day

Love, Valentines Day

Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but do we only turn up the volume of our love meter on this day? Can you imagine how much more tranquil and united we would be if we gave the gift of love each day as passionately as we do on this 14th day of February? Imagine that?

Happy Valentine’s Day on #WhatIfWednesday