Popperbelly #Recipe

When I was a kid, we would go to the Greentree Festival in Kirkwood.One of my favorite food booths was always the one that made the pepper bellies.

You slice open a bag of Fritos. Pour in some chili, sprinkle some cheese and add some onions, sour cream and jalapeños to top it off. It’s perfect for a chilly fall day.

At home, I make frito pie. The same, but usually don’t have jalapeños or sour cream stocked.

Today, I went to make a frito pie for the family for a football snack and thought hey, I have jalapeño poppers in the freezer. Let’s pop those in the airfryer and eat those, too! Hubby liked the idea but asked if I could cut up the poppers and put it on the Frito Pie. I thought that was a fantastic idea! So that’s how we came up with a Popperbelly.

This was absolutely perfect! The poppers added a creaminess and a little kick.


Cheese (shredded or Velveeta)
Frozen Jalapeño Poppers

Black olives
Sour Cream

Directions :
Cook your frozen jalapeño poppers to your liking. Cut into fourths. (I do an airfryer at 350 for 7-8 minutes)

Heat up some chili (microwave or stove top)

Crush up some Fritos and add to the bottom of your bowl.

Add hot chili

Then cheese
A couple of Fritos for crunch
Add your poppers
Add onions, black olives, sour cream (optional)


Protein Boxes are perfect for Grab ‘n Go breakfasts!

This month was a big month for our family. My husband started a new job and our son started kindergarten. Which also means, mommy has more time for herself these days. But I’m always looking for ways to save money and save time. Grab and go snacks are always so easy and convenient when putting lunches and snacks together.

My husband used to get the protein boxes from Starbucks, but they just seem so expensive. It’s too easy not to do myself. And much cheaper in the long run. So I started making protein boxes for him to take for breakfast.

2 Hard Boiled Eggs

A small handful of grapes

Half of an apple, sliced

A packet of Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter

Mixed Nuts

Cheese (Babybell or string cheese)

  • I got these great protein box containers from dollar tree and a hard-boiled egg containers are from Amazon.

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

Pasta Salad with Shrimp

1 box of pasta
Frozen pre cooked shrimp
Onions, finely chopped (optional)
Bell Peppers, finely chopped (optional)
Ranch Dressing

Prepare pasta as directed. Drain and run under cold water. Drain again.

Be sure to thaw and then peal and de-vain your shrimp. Chop up your shrimp, onions and peppers. Add to a big bowl. Add pasta. Add ranch dressing. Mix until well combined.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Pull out of fridge. Stir again. You may want to add some more ranch. Mix again. And put back in fridge for at least an hour before serving.

ABC Sandwiches

For those of you that don’t like tomatoes and choose not to indulge in BLTs, here is an amazing alternative.

Shorty after my husband and I met, several years ago, he made this sandwich for me. At first, I was a bit hesitant because I’m not a big avocado fan. I guess I’m very selective on how I enjoy them. But I was ready to try this sandwich he loved so much. It was something his mom used to make him when he was younger. ABC Sandwiches.

It was one of the easiest, tastiest sandwiches I had had in a long time. I was a PBJ or ham and cheese kinda gal. But this was so different, and there were so many individual textures that kept me interested.

So here is the incredibly easy and delicious sandwich recipe.

ABC. avocado, bacon & cheese. What’s not to love?

ABC Sandwiches






Mayo (optional)

Black Pepper (optional)


Cook your bacon. Set aside.

Slice avocados.

Select your cheese. We use sharp cheddar.

Use whatever bread you enjoy, lightly toast it.

Then put a little mayo & fresh cracked pepper on the inside of the sandwich bread.

Add cheese, bacon & sliced avocado.


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