Your Little Birdie Cooks

Collection by Anna Jenkins

Anna Jenkins
Low Fat Recipes Delicious Chicken and Pineapple Skewers- easy and low fat. Perfect for weight wa. Ww Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Grilled Recipes, Healthy Snacks, Clean Eating, Healthy Eating, Good Food, Yummy Food

Delicious Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

I am super excited that we booked a family vacation for this fall- a Disney cruise! So many parts of the trip are exciting including swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas. Checking that off the bucket list this fall. And then I realized the dread of pictures... in a swimsuit... on Facebook. Isn't that always the worst! So, for the next 6 months my husband and I are focusing on our weight and keeping the goal of a picture in our swimsuit that doesn't make us cringe! To that end, look for some…

Creamy Garlic Pasta- oh my heavens this side dish will steal the show! I add the juice of half a lemon to mine. Entree Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Creamy Garlic Pasta, Great Recipes, Favorite Recipes, How To Cook Pasta, I Love Food, I Foods, Food To Make

Creamy Garlic Pasta

We had this yummy pasta as a side dish and it stole the show! We both wanted more of this instead of the main dish. I highly recommend it. Oh, and it is even better the second day when everything has really settled into the noodles. The recipe from The Cheese Pusher can be found here.

Your Little Birdie: Abuelo's Restaurant Cheesy Mexican Potatoes Fun Recipes, Other Recipes, Copycat Recipes, Potato Recipes, Recipe Ideas, Cooking Recipes, Mexican Dishes, Mexican Food Recipes, Mexican Potatoes

Abuelo's Restaurant Cheesy Mexican Potatoes

I love Abuelo's Papas Con Chile. If you are from West Texas, Abuelo's is the "nice" Mexican food restaurant and their papas are the best. They serve these over Spanish Rice and I promise, you won't miss the rice. When I found the recipe online, I had to try it. And, they are almost exactly the same! The key to these potatoes is the mix of cheesy gooey goodness and the spice of green chiles, jalapenos, and bell peppers. Check out the recipe from Mommy Travels here.

Chocolate Spice Bundt Cake- tastes like Starbucks' Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Southern Comfort, Southern Style, Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Cakes Today, Different Cakes, Cinnamon Bread, Cake Tasting, Corona

Chocolate Spice Bundt Cake

Have you discovered Mix and Match Mama yet? It is a fun foodie blog that I discovered recently. She has taken a basic bundt cake recipe and made 100 different cakes with slight variations of it. I love bundt cakes- they present well, icing can be less than perfect, and they travel well. I made her Cinnamon Roll Bundt cake this Spring and last week I tried her Chocolate Spice version, her personal #5 favorite of 100. Both were easy and tasted great. In fact, when I was washing the bundt cake…

My Trader Joe's Grocery Review- prices, favorites, must haves Shopping List Grocery, Apples And Cheese, Little Birdie, Extreme Couponing, Trader Joe's, Edamame, Food Lists, Ground Beef, Meal Planning

My Trader Joe's Grocery Review

We just recently got a Trader Joe's in the big city next to the suburb I live it. It is a big deal that they came to Texas and everyone has been talking about it for months. My friend and I took a little field trip there a few weeks ago. We both did our research looking online at the top selling products and things we HAD to purchase. We each spent just under $100 and came home with new things to try with our families. A couple of general comments- the store is small, but I think we are used…

Keep cilantro fresh for WEEKS with this trick! Could also use with methi (fenugreek) Drink Recipes, Mexican Food Recipes, My Refrigerator, Healthy Foods, Healthy Recipes, Little Birdie, Growing Herbs, Bright Green, Glass Jars

CIlantro and Radishes

I spoke to my MOPS group a few months ago about Meal Planning and Grocery Budgeting and had the best time looking for ideas we could use online. When I saw an easy way to keep cilantro fresher longer, I had to try it. Cilantro is a Mexican food staple in Texas, so I buy it often. It is only 28 cents a handful which is nice, but it never last long. I feel like I am always throwing it out and buying fresh. This cilantro has been in my refrigerator for 5 weeks! It is still standing tall, bright…

Quick and Easy Stromboli Frozen Bread Dough, Pepperoni Slices, I Love Pizza, Pizza Rolls, Stromboli, Dessert Recipes, Dessert Ideas, Dinner Is Served, How To Dry Oregano

Quick and Easy Stromboli

I love pizza rolls and calzones and Stromboli so much more than I love pizza. I am not a sauce girl and pizza is often overwhelmed by sauce. I love more bread, cheese and toppings! So, finding an easy Stromboli to make at home was appealing to me. This recipe from Meals in Minutes cookbook by Gooseberry Patch was quick, easy, and yummy! Plus, it re-heated well for lunchtime leftovers the next day! Quick and Easy Stromboli from Meals in Minutes, by Gooseberry Patch 1 loaf frozen bread dough…

Mix and Match Egg Muffins- super delicious and makes enough for grab and go all week! Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating, Cooking Recipes, Sausage Breakfast, Breakfast Recipes, Breakfast Ideas, Egg Muffins, Those Recipe, Protein Pack

Mix and Match Egg Muffins

My friend Kati and I had a recent conversation about eating healthier. We both grew up on comfort food and have a "comfort" in making those recipes. It is the ones full of veggies or without cream of something that are harder to recall. She told me about these egg muffins she makes for her husband each week and I knew I had to make them for Marcus. He grabs string cheese and an apple most days on the way out. These would be similar in calories, but much more filling and protein packed. After…

Chipotle Ranch Dip Recipe Need to make this one for next quilt group gathering.looks yummy! Dip Recipes, Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Creamy Jalapeno Dip, Chipotle Ranch, Ranch Dip, Little Birdie, Looks Yummy, Food Processor Recipes

Chipotle Ranch Dip Recipe

I was asked to bring chips and dip to a party recently and decided to make my favorite Chipotle Ranch Dip. This dip is the spitting image of a local restaurant's beloved Creamy Jalapeno dip. If you have ever visited Chuy's, you've likely consumed this dip in mass. What I like about this dip is that is tastes like their creamy jalapeno with a little kick of cilantro, which I love! Chipotle Ranch Dip note: I don't have a source for this.... I've had it for a few years and can't find the…

Easy Kid Popsicles with gummy bears inside! Popsicle Molds, Crazy Kids, Gummy Bears, Auntie, Popsicles, Great Recipes, Sweet Treats, Good Food, Cooking

Easy Kid Popsicles

My niece was visiting us for VBS earlier this summer and I wanted a fun food for her to help me make and also eat while she was here. So, after searching Pinterest, we bought the supplies needed for these crazy kid popsicles! You simply place a handful of gummy bears in your popsicle molds and then fill them with Sprite before freezing them. The Sprite takes on much of the gummy fruit flavors. The kids loved them!

Quick and Easy Caprese Freezing Basil, String Cheese Sticks, House Salad, Tomato And Cheese, Big Salad, Bite Size, Appetizers For Party, Caprese Salad, Frozen

Quick and Easy Caprese

My husband is a big salad guy, but Abby and I are not. I love a restaurant house salad, but at home they never taste as good. So, Marcus ends up eating a boring bag salad with dinner most nights. The other night I switched things up and made him a quick and easy caprese salad and I think it might be his new favorite. Quick and Easy Caprese 2 handfuls of cherry/grape tomatoes, sliced in half 1 cube frozen basil 2 string cheese sticks, cut into bite sized pieces. Place cube of basil in bowl…

Toasted Coconut Pound Cake Coconut Pound Cakes, Summer Cakes, Little Birdie, Toasted Coconut, How To Make Cake, Macaroni And Cheese, Breakfast Recipes, Brunch, Cooking

Toasted Coconut Pound Cake

I made this last week for Good Friday brunch and it is delicious! The buttermilk gives it a true pound cake texture and all the toasted coconut inside and out make it a rich coconut flavor. It is a wonderful spring and summer cake to make and share! Get the recipe from Little Bits of here.

Broccoli and Bacon Salad. Perfect green side for a potluck. Broccoli Salad Bacon, Bacon Salad, Potato Salad, Food Tips, Food Hacks, Crockpot Recipes, Snack Recipes, Best Bacon

Broccoli & Bacon Salad

At our Sunday school party last month, a friend brought this Broccoli & Bacon salad. I don't normally like broccoli, but my plate was full of carbs and I needed something green. Plus I thought with bacon it must be good. And, it was good! I made it for Christmas Eve lunch with family and we all liked it. Well, except the picky kids. We also shared leftovers with other family and friends, and the verdict was good from them too. It makes a lot and doesn't stay well long, so it is perfect for a…

yOuR liTtLe BiRdiE: Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos make them Paleo style.x the canola and the tortillas. Little Birdie, Oven Racks, 2 Ingredients, Chipotle, Pot Roast, Cilantro, Cravings, Delish, Tacos

Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos

I made these for dinner and was so impressed by how simple they are, yet so tender and flavorful. My husband called dibs on the leftovers AT THE TABLE! Delish! Chipotle Pot Roast Tacos courtesy of HEB grocery store and their Cocinaware line 2-3 pounds boneless shoulder cut chuck roast salt and pepper 2 T canola oil 16 oz. jar chipotle salsa tortillas- white corn or flour toppings- tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, avocado, etc. Place oven rack on bottom 1/3. Heat oven to 325. Season roast with…

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken Good Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken Strips, Honey Mustard Pretzels, Honey Mustard Sauce, Pretzel Chicken, Local Fast Food, Cinnamon Spice, Baking Ideas, Eat

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken

I am bored with planning meals and God willing, I have many more years of meal planning ahead of me. So, this 2 week period, my husband and I went through my hundreds of recipe pins and decided which new dishes we wanted to try. We are trying 8 new things over the next 14 days. I'll share them with you over the next month. Hopefully, we find some new dinners for the regular rotation! We eat lots of chicken and we never fry it. But, we both love a good fried chicken strip from the local fast…

Your Little Birdie: Recipes- Healthy Chia Seeds, The Fresh, Greek Yogurt, Fresh Fruit, Fruit Salad, Almond, Protein, Healthy Living, Strawberry

Chia Seed Pudding

I saw Giada's chia seed pudding online and was intrigued. So, on my last trip to Trader Joe's, I picked up a bag to see what chia seeds were all about. They have lots of protein, fiber and omega-3 which is all great! And in this recipe, you honestly don't even taste them. They just thicken up the pudding and give it a little texture. The recipe is basic- almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla, and maple syrup. With the fresh fruit and the nuts added in, it really was delicious. It didn't taste…