Where to Eat on the Las Vegas Strip


We just got back from a trip to Las Vegas. I gave Chicken Legs the trip for Christmas. We had a great time! We ate at a ton of great places, watched the College National Championship Game, gambled and I even got my hair done! We also walked a lot. I guess that's a good thing considering everything we ate and drank!

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Taco Snack Mix {Football Friday}

Taco Snack Mix Recipe with Bugles

Taco Snack Mix - so addictive!! Bugles, pretzels, cheez-its, peanuts tossed in taco seasoning and oil. Great for snacking on during parties and tailgates!! Everyone RAVES about this yummy snack mix recipe!
Taco Snack Mix - so addictive!! Bugles, pretzels, cheez-its, peanuts tossed in taco seasoning and oil. Great for snacking on during parties and tailgates!! Everyone RAVES about this yummy snack mix recipe!

This is a variation on a recipe I posted earlier this year, Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix. It was a HUGE hit! Everyone goes nuts over it. I did a cooking demonstration at AllSouth Appliances one night. I was doing a Mexican food themed presentation and needed a quick and easy snack. I adapted the Buffalo Ranch Snack Mix and it was a total hit! People couldn't stop eating it. I took this down to one of the last home games at Auburn and everyone loved it. This makes a ton, so it is great for a crowd.

This recipe uses one bag of regular Bugles and one bag of cheese Bugles. If you can't find the cheese Bugles, you can just use two bags of regular Bugles.

Taco Snack Mix - so addictive!! Bugles, pretzels, cheez-its, peanuts tossed in taco seasoning and oil. Great for snacking on during parties and tailgates!! Everyone RAVES about this yummy snack mix recipe!





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Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip {José Olé Tailgate}

Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip

Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip - homemade ranch dip with raspberry jam and chipotle peppers. It packs a kick! Great with veggies, chips, taquitos. Also delicious on top of a baked potato! Simple and delicious dip recipe!
Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip - homemade ranch dip with raspberry jam and chipotle peppers. It packs a kick! Great with veggies, chips, taquitos. Also delicious on top of a baked potato! Simple and delicious dip recipe!

The Super Bowl is this weekend. I love the Super Bowl! I'm not really that into the game. The game is just what I watch in between all the commercials! I am also a big fan of the football food! We always just make lots of snacks and graze all night.

This year I am serving a big platter of yummy José Olé® snacks. Have you ever tried any of the José Olé products? They are an easy and delicious way to feed a crowd! They take less than 15 minutes to bake in the oven and are good and crunchy. 

Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip - homemade ranch dip with raspberry jam and chipotle peppers. It packs a kick! Great with veggies, chips, taquitos. Also delicious on top of a baked potato! Simple and delicious dip recipe!


We are serving José Olé Taquitos, José Olé Mextremes Taquitos and José Olé Nacho Bites. I am officially addicted to the Steak and Cheese Taquitos! I couldn't stop eating them! I love that they are made with real meat and cheese. I could totally make a meal out of them.

I wanted to serve something with the José Olé snacks. I had a great dip at a party over the holidays, and I thought it would be perfect with the snacks. I got the recipe for the Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip and whipped it up. It was AWESOME! OMG - SO good! 

There is a kick to the Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip from the diced chipotles. I suggest to start with a little bit of diced chipotles and add more until you get to the amount of heat that works for you. We ended up with 2 1/2 teaspoons of diced chipotle peppers. It wasn't spicy, but it did have a kick. The dip would also be great with some Fritos, veggies or as a salad dressing. I made a double batch and have one in a mason jar in the fridge for salads this week. I can't wait!

Raspberry Chipotle Ranch Dip - homemade ranch dip with raspberry jam and chipotle peppers. It packs a kick! Great with veggies, chips, taquitos. Also delicious on top of a baked potato! Simple and delicious dip recipe!

If you are looking for a convenient way to satisfy hungry appetites for the big game, give these José Olé snacks a try! 

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Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Mushrooms Recipe

Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Mushrooms - only 4 ingredients! These mushrooms are fantastic!! Great with steaks and grilled meats. Such a simple recipe, but it tastes amazing! We love this easy slow cooker side dish recipe!
Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Mushrooms - only 4 ingredients! These mushrooms are fantastic!! Great with steaks and grilled meats. Such a simple recipe, but it tastes amazing! We love this easy slow cooker side dish recipe!

A few months ago we went to see Alton Brown Live at the BJCC. He was GREAT! He was extremely entertaining. He told stories, sang, and cooked. He performed for over 2 hours. If you are a fan of Good Eats you would be in heaven! It was one of the best shows we've ever seen.

During the show, Alton does a bit on "10 things I'm pretty sure I'm sure about food". One of the things on the list that night was to always wash your mushrooms. He said people will tell you not to wash mushrooms. Do you know what mushrooms are grown in? Poop. Yep. Poop. He said that black stuff on the mushrooms isn't dirt, it's poop. SO, always wash your mushrooms!!

On to the recipe. These mushrooms were fantastic! They smelled amazing while they were cooking. I loved how easy they were to assemble. There are only 4 ingredients. Mushrooms (washed), Ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix and butter. I just dumped everything in the slow cooker a few hours before dinner and we had a fantastic side dish with no work! We served these with some steaks and potato casserole. It was way better than any restaurant meal!

Slow Cooker Italian Ranch Mushrooms - only 4 ingredients! These mushrooms are fantastic!! Great with steaks and grilled meats. Such a simple recipe, but it tastes amazing! We love this easy slow cooker side dish recipe!



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"Cracked Out" 7up Biscuits

Cracked Out 7up Biscuits - bisquick, sour cream, Ranch, cheddar, bacon and 7up - the best biscuits! I could make a meal out of these things!

"Cracked Out" 7up Biscuits - bisquick, sour cream, Ranch, cheddar, bacon and 7up - the best biscuits! I could make a meal out of these things!

Just when you think there isn't any biscuit better than a 7UP Biscuit, I give you "Cracked Out" 7UP Biscuits. My regular recipe for 7UP Biscuits with cheddar, bacon, and Ranch mixed in. These are amazing. I could have eaten them as my meal (seriously).

Here are some tips on making these "Cracked Out" 7UP Biscuits. The dough is soft and sticky. Put a little Bisquick down on a cutting board or counter top. Put the biscuit dough on top of Bisquick and use your hands to pat out a slab to cut from. I put a sprinkling of Bisquick on top. Use a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter and cut the biscuits. These don't rise very much. Make sure when you cut the biscuits that the dough is thick. Reform the biscuit slab and cut out biscuits until you have 9 total. There shouldn't be much leftover dough. That is how you know the biscuits are thick enough.

"Cracked Out" 7up Biscuits - bisquick, sour cream, Ranch, cheddar, bacon and 7up - the best biscuits! I could make a meal out of these things!

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What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

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Turkey Vegetable Soup

Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe

Turkey Vegetable Soup - ground turkey, mixed vegetables, beef broth and brown rice - ready in under 30 minutes. Leftovers are great for lunch and it freezes well. My husband gobbled this up! I've already made it 3 times this month!!
Turkey Vegetable Soup - ground turkey, mixed vegetables, beef broth and brown rice - ready in under 30 minutes. Leftovers are great for lunch and it freezes well. My husband gobbled this up! I've already made it 3 times this month!!

I've made this Turkey Vegetable Soup a couple of times this month. It is SO good and actually pretty good for you too. BOOM! This soup has tons of great things in it! Ground turkey, tomatoes, mixed veggies, corn and rice. It has lots of great flavor. We like to eat it for dinner and again for lunch the following day. I freeze any leftovers for a quick lunch or dinner later in the week/month.

Turkey Vegetable Soup - ground turkey, mixed vegetables, beef broth and brown rice - ready in under 30 minutes. Leftovers are great for lunch and it freezes well. My husband gobbled this up! I've already made it 3 times this month!!
I made a few little swaps to the recipe. Ground Turkey instead of ground beef, lower sodium beef broth and brown rice instead of white rice. I actually preferred the swaps. I can't imagine that it would taste any better with the "regular" ingredients. 

This is totally going in our regular lunch/dinner rotation!

Turkey Vegetable Soup - ground turkey, mixed vegetables, beef broth and brown rice - ready in under 30 minutes. Leftovers are great for lunch and it freezes well. My husband gobbled this up! I've already made it 3 times this month!!


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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders {Football Friday}

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe with 3 ingredients

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders - only 3 ingredients! Chicken, Buffalo sauce and Ranch! These things are SO good! GREAT for tailgating. Can serve on buns, nachos, tacos or on top of a salad. Can freeze leftovers!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders -  only 3 ingredients! Chicken, Buffalo sauce and Ranch! These things are SO good! GREAT for tailgating. Can serve on buns, nachos, tacos or on top of a salad. Can freeze leftovers!

Are you working on your Super Bowl menu? Well, these Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders should be on it! Chicken breasts slow cooked with buffalo wing sauce and Ranch dressing mix. Super simple and super delicious. This would be great for a Super Bowl party. People could assemble their sliders right out of the slow cooker!

We opted to serve the Buffalo Chicken on slider buns with some melted cheddar cheese and Ranch dressing. The cooked chicken would also be great on nachos, in tacos, on top of a salad or big hamburger buns. I like to make the chicken and put half of it in freezer bags for a quick dinner later. Anyway you decide to serve this Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, I guarantee it will be a hit!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders -  only 3 ingredients! Chicken, Buffalo sauce and Ranch! These things are SO good! GREAT for tailgating. Can serve on buns, nachos, tacos or on top of a salad. Can freeze leftovers!




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Pizza Pasta Bake

Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe with cheese soup

Pizza Pasta Bake - cheesy pasta bake with pizza sauce and your favorite pizza toppings! Hamburger or sausage, egg noodles, cheese soup, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and pepperoni. Great weeknight meal! Kid-friendly and a good freezer meal! We love this easy pasta casserole recipe!
Pizza Pasta Bake - cheesy pasta bake with pizza sauce and your favorite pizza toppings! Hamburger or sausage, egg noodles, cheese soup, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and pepperoni. Great weeknight meal! Kid-friendly and a good freezer meal! We love this easy pasta casserole recipe!

I am a big fan of pasta casseroles and pizza. When I ran across this recipe, I knew I would love it! This was so simple to make. I cooked the meat while the noodles were boiling and just tossed it together. It took about 30 minutes from start to table. This would be a great casserole to make ahead of time and refrigerate for a few days to eat later in the week.

I used sausage and pepperoni in this casserole, but feel free to add peppers, onions or even mushrooms. You can really play with the meat and veggies in this casserole. We ate this for dinner and lunch the next day. It really reheated well. I would definitely make this again! 

Pizza Pasta Bake - cheesy pasta bake with pizza sauce and your favorite pizza toppings! Hamburger or sausage, egg noodles, cheese soup, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and pepperoni. Great weeknight meal! Kid-friendly and a good freezer meal! We love this easy pasta casserole recipe!




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Gooey Pecan Bars

Gooey Pecan Bars Recipe with cake mix

Gooey Pecan Bars - cake mix crust topped with yummy pecan pie filling. Serve warm with ice cream! Perfect for holiday meals! Everyone RAVES about this easy dessert recipe!
Gooey Pecan Bars - cake mix crust topped with yummy pecan pie filling. Serve warm with ice cream! Perfect for holiday meals! Everyone RAVES about this easy dessert recipe!

These Gooey Pecan Bars should come with a warning label. They are dangerously good! They are over-the-top good topped with vanilla ice cream!

These Gooey Pecan Bars start similar to Gooey Butter Cakes, but the topping is basically a pecan pie filling. I used Cinnamon Amelia's Spicing Pecans in this recipe. The was really good. I wrote the recipe to include cinnamon in the batter. If you use the Amelia's Spicing Pecans, omit the cinnamon in the batter.

Gooey Pecan Bars - cake mix crust topped with yummy pecan pie filling. Serve warm with ice cream! Perfect for holiday meals! Everyone RAVES about this easy dessert recipe!




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