Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad


I recall the first time I learned about Broccoli Salad. My first thought was “Raisins AND Bacon in the same recipe? And with broccoli? That sounds gross!”

But, I was wrong! I reluctantly tried it and to my surprise, I fell in love with it.

This recipe is perfect for potlucks, barbeques, and parties. It’s a quick and easy dish that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until time to eat. Those are my favorite types of dishes to take to parties because you don’t have to worry about heating up your dish. Just grab it from the fridge when it’s time to eat, add a spoon and it’s ready to eat!

The original recipe that I received had sugar and apple cider vinegar in it. I eliminated those and created my own recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

5 cups broccoli florets
1/2 c raisins
1/4 c chopped red onions
1/2 c sliced almond
1/4 c bacon pieces
2 tbsp mayonnaise
Salt, a dash
Pepper, a dash

Mix ingredients together in a medium bowl. My favorite mixing bowls are from The Pioneer Woman.

Chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Love this broccoli salad recipe? Try this delicious Big Mac Salad recipe.

The BEST Guacamole Recipe, Ever!

The BEST Guacamole Recipe, Ever!


This is hands down, the best guacamole I’ve ever had! And the best part? It’s super simple to make. I honestly think it will become a staple in this house. The kids devoured it as soon as I finished taking photos of the food for this blog post. That’s how good it is!

Let me preface this by saying I was not a fan of guacamole at all. Not sure why, though. Maybe it was because of the ingredients in the ones that I’d tried? Who knows! One day something just clicked and I was like, “This is what I’ve been missing out on?!?” I am now kicking myself for all of those times I’ve ordered dishes that had guacamole with them and I declined the guac. What was wrong with me?

3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 glove garlic, minced

1. Cut the lime in half. Squeeze one half of lime juice over the avocado.
2. Mix avocado with the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.
3. Add the other half of the lime juice to the mixture and stir.
4. Let sit at room temperature for 1 hour and then serve.

The Ultimate List of Mermaid Inspired Party Treats

The Ultimate List of Mermaid Inspired Party Treats

Love mermaids?

In European folklore, mermaids (often called sirens) were natural beings that had magical powers. They loved music and often sang. Much of the modern interpretation of mermaids can be credited to Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” and the Disney movie of the same name. Over the years, mermaids have become a popular party theme.

I have collected a list of the perfect treats for your next Mermaid party that anyone can make. Check out these awesome party treats that are the perfect addition to any mermaid-inspired party. If you love mermaids, you’ll be sure to have fun making these awesome treats!

Mermaid Cookie Pizza
Sprinkle Filled Birthday Cookie Dough Dip
Mermaid Cookies from Easy Family Recipe Ideas
No-Churn Mermaid Ice Cream
Ocean Water Drink
Simple Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Bars


Mermaid Cupcakes
Mermaid Tail Cupcakes 
Mermaid Ice Cream 
The Little Mermaid Ariel Inspired Cupcakes
Overloaded Dairy-Free Cotton Candy Milkshake
Mint Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes

Big Mac Salad

Big Mac Salad

Big Mac Salad


Who doesn’t love a Big Mac? What if you could have a healthier version? Would you try it? I came across the recipe for this salad a few months ago and couldn’t wait to give it a try.

It’s very simple as it only has four ingredients; chopped pickles, shredded cheese, cooked hamburger meat, and thousand island dressing. Just mix and eat!

I have to say that my favorite pickles and Thousand Island dressing are what make this recipe so yummy!

The question that is on everyone’s mind at this point is, “Does this really taste like a Big Mac?” My answer? Yes and no.

Yes, it reminds me of the taste but for obvious reasons it does not taste exactly like a McDonald’s Big Mac because Thousand Island dressing and McDonald’s Big Mac sauce are not the exact same flavor. But, I think it’s a great alternative and is Keto-friendly and you don’t feel like you are missing out on a Big Mac!

I know that I’ve seen several different ways to make this recipe. However, this is my favorite way to eat it and is my go-to recipe as it’s quick and easy. Do you have another recipe for Big Mac Salad? What’s your favorite way to eat it?

Love this recipe? Check out another salad recipe!