Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Top 10 Tips for Propane and Charcoal Grilling

   Can you believe it Friday will be May 1st! Which here in Conway is also the start of Toad Suck Days now I am not 100% sure what all that entails but you know we will be going to join in the tradition and will have an interesting recap the beginning of next week. May is National BBQ Month, so today I have a treat for you all. The grill expert of Married and Hungry is going to share his Top 5 Tips for both Propane and Charcoal grilling to get you in the BBQ mood! Of course this expert is none other then my Hubby. Enjoy his tips!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Married Monday: Importance of Praying With and For your Husband

   Last week we discussed the importance of spending time with God and how it can affect your marriage. This week we are going to discuss why prayer, praying for your marriage and husband are important. Prayer is your lifeline/connection to God. We have the ability to talk with the one who can perform miracles and can help in any circumstance!

Praying with Your Husband

   Praying together deepens your communication, unites you spiritually, and it helps to build your marriage. You say things to God that you may not say to your spouse in a normal conversation, but praying together your spouse will hear those things.  This will let them know the things that are on your heart, the things that are troubling you, and same for you.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs

    If you weren't aware chicken thighs are awesome! We eat them often they are my favorite probably because they are so moist no matter how you cook them. I have wanted to stuff chicken for a while now but could not think of what would be good to use. I finally realized it when I saw a recipe for pesto stuffed breast.

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs. Click for recipe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's in that McNugget? Behind the Chicken at McDonald's!

 I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s of Central Arkansas and am being compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions though are my own.

   McDonald’s serves a lot of chicken! Of course, you already knew that though, I mean, who hasn’t ever tried a McNugget? They have many different types of chicken as well. I just found out they brought back the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit and was so pumped, plus they are 2 for $3!!! I am excited to share with you today TRUTH about the chicken that McDonald’s uses and how they make their McNuggets.

The Chickens

    McDonald’s recently released its new antibiotic policy. "McDonalds is committed to using chicken that is not raised with antibiotics important to human medicine. McDonald’s has been working closely with farmers for years to reduce the use of antibiotics in our supply, and are committed to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine in chicken production for McDonald’s USA by March 2017." Statement from McDonald's Corporate office.
   They will still use antibiotics to treat sick animals as needed, if it is medicine used in treating humans then that bird will not be purchased by McDonald's.

The Meat

McNuggets are made using white-meat chicken from the breast, rib, tender, and grind it with a bit of skin. Even though the meat is formed, it is 100 percent real chicken. They are formed in four shapes and partially fried then flashed frozen.  And then fully fried before serving. 


McNuggets from the local McDonald's

Chicken sandwiches are made using 100% real chicken. Each sandwich has its own formula for which meat is used. The grilled chicken uses a breast filet with NO preservatives that is seared in-house. Crispy sandwich uses a breast filet as well. The McChicken is a blend of dark and white meat,

Artisan Grilled Sandwich


Chicken Selects are made using chicken tenderloin that is then battered and fried.

Chicken Selects 

What is your favorite McDonald's Chicken??  Personally, I am a huge fan of the southwest chicken but the selects are so good!! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Married Monday: The Importance of Spending Time with God


   Do you spend time everyday alone with God? I’m guilty of not taking out the time and really sitting with God. I say prayers throughout the day but really focusing on that time and not letting life sneak into my mind I am not so good at.  I’m one of those people who do a devotional every few days instead of remembering to every day. I can tell the difference on the days where I do remember, my attitude is better, I’m happier and just feel more joy.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Feature Friday: Who I am Reading

   As a blogger I enjoy writing and sharing with you all. As a creative person I like learning and thinking of new ways to do things.  As a reader I like reading and learning. As a creative blogger I love to read other peoples blogs learn from them and generate new ideas.  So today I am going to share with you who I am following now on the great space of the internet. Some I follow for to feed my food nerd side others to gain more knowledge on marriage and how to be better.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Roasted Vegetables

  My latest love in the kitchen has been roasting, especially vegetables. Roasting brings out a whole new flavor to the vegetables, many that I would not eat any other way.

   I have been roasting vegetables on Sundays to use for my lunches throughout the week.  It is an easy tasty way to eat healthier at lunch. I have used a variety of different types; my most common are turnips, potatoes, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and sweet potatoes. 

Roasted Vegetables. Easy steps on roasting root vegetables!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Married Monday: Going on Adventures

MM: Going on adventures with your spouse!

   We have all heard that you should could continue to date your spouse long after your married, and I wrote out a list of dates that you could go on. What happens though when life starts to get in your way and date nights sometimes fall to the side? Well then it is time to go on an adventure together. Once a month or so get out and try something new together. This is even better than a weekly or monthly date night.

MM: Going on adventures with your spouse!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Has it Really Been 9 Months!!?

It has been a while since I did an update on our lives. So I wanted to take today and share what has been going on.

   Well it has now been 9 months since we got married and moved down to Conway.  It seems crazy to think it has been that long and to think that’s all it’s been.  It feels like yesterday I was walking down the aisle to become one with the love of my life. Looking forward to our honey moon and the move, I looked at some pictures yesterday from the cruise and wish I could go back. On the other hand it feels like this is the only normal I have ever known, being married and living with my Hubby.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Strawberry Angel Food Trifle


   This dessert looks fancy and is a great addition to any dessert table. The secret though is that it is one of the simplest desserts to make! It will look like you slaved away on it, but it only takes just a little bit to make!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Married Monday: Character Traits to Look for in a Husband

   The last three weeks I have broken down character traits that all good wives should have. Today I am going to talk about some that husbands should have.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Easter Reflections

    Easter is a sign of spring, and people think of fluffy bunnies, little chicks, candy and delicious Easter lunch. Though these things are cute and fun they are not why we celebrate Easter. Many of you know this story but today I am going to share it anyways, in faith that it will reach someone who needs to see it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Caramel Oatmeal Cookies

Caramel Oatmeal Cookies! A delicious recipe!

   I was in the mood for some cookies and didn’t have a lot of things to add into it. I remembered though I had some leftover oatmeal from my Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bake, I didn’t have raisins, though. They are my favorite oatmeal cookie add in, I did however have some caramel bits from my Apple Pie Egg Rolls. So I said what the heck I will add them in. Here are the results. Pure Deliciousness!