• Tobasco Cauliflower Stir Fry, A Savory Holiday Party Recipe

    November 24, 2014Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. If you’re attending, or even hosting, a holiday party this year, you’re probably on the hunt for a delicious recipe to wow your fellow guests. For me, I much prefer experimenting with a side dish to create a…

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  • Mexican Macaroni Salad with Chipotle Sauce Dressing

    October 3, 2014Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias While I am not a Latina myself, my husband is half & our children all have Latin roots; so cooking authentic meals or with authentic ingredients weaved into meals for my family that connects them with their…

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  • 3 Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas

    August 11, 2014Holly Sosa

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Collin & Aiden are both starting preschool this month & between my moments of Mama tears, I have been trying to brainstorm creative lunch ideas that are easy for me to make & that I know they…

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  • 6 Chilled Pasta Salad Recipes for Summer

    July 22, 2014Holly Sosa

    Come summer time here in the desert, I try to avoid using my oven as much as possible. It heats up the house a few degrees & creates a larger AC bill than I’d prefer. Keeping cool is the name of the game out here & I try to do that whenever possible. Including meals.…

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  • 8 Savory Grilled Cheese Recipes

    July 11, 2014Holly Sosa

    French Onion Grilled Cheese via Portuguese Girl Cooks Grilled cheese is one of my favorite lunch foods. When I make it for the kids, I try not to get too gourmet because everyone is picky, but I often will sprinkle a little parmesan & romano on the outside layers to give it a little more flavor.…

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  • Summer Pasta Salad & Liption Iced Tea #TEArifficPairs

    June 2, 2014Holly Sosa

    I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #CollectiveBias For those of you who follow me via social media, you know that iced tea & I, we have a relationship. She is there for…

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  • 12 Restaurant Copycat Recipes

    May 30, 2014Holly Sosa

    Living in a small town, we don’t eat out often. We have a few small restaurants that we can stop in if push comes to shove, but we are a good 30 minutes from any type of chain or fast food joint. This has been a great way for me to get creative with some…

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  • Toddler Lunch, Tortilla Pizza

    July 12, 2013Holly Sosa

    This is basically the most toddler friendly lunch you will ever make for/with your kids.  I love letting the kids help with things.  I feel like it gives them a sense of independence & pride when they can help do, “grown up stuff,” like making their own lunch. This particular version isn’t the healthiest, but…

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  • Toddler Lunch & Playdate, Two Birds One Stone

    June 27, 2013Holly Sosa

    When the kids are all together in our house it’s kind of a zoo.  Everyone is off doing different things & needing different things & hungry at different times & totally bored Mo-om at different times.  Because of this, I need to plan our activities & our meals ahead of time.  Partly because making a…

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  • Meal Stretching & Grocery Advice

    October 19, 2012Holly Sosa

    We are a one income family which means we live on a super tight budget once you factor in all of our bills.  By tight I mean tight.  Most people would be shocked to find out how much we can allocate for groceries in any given week. Since I cannot work during my pregnancy, I…

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