Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes

Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes whip up in 30 minutes and make awesome sandwiches as well as topping for loaded fries and nachos! Get the full recipe on bydawnnicole.com

Maple Sriracha Sloppy Joes are a twist on a recipe from my SIL’s mom. They whip up in no time at all and they’re delicious (and way better than that canned stuff)! We’ve been making these sloppy joes for years since they’re fast, easy, and awesome! I’m always looking for easy ways to use up […]

Lemon-Berry Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Berry Sugar Cookies are a twist on my momma's Fruit Pizza. They're pretty, easy, summery and disappear in seconds when we bring them to cookouts! | bydawnnicole.com

These Lemon Berry Sugar Cookies are a twist on my momma’s Fruit Pizza. They’re pretty, easy, summery and disappear in seconds when we bring them to cookouts! My mom’s Fruit Pizza is a family favorite. I decided to try a little twist on them a few weeks ago and we brought them to a friend’s […]

Introducing Yummly!

Yummly!

  Introducing Yummly! is my new favorite place to play online…after all who doesn’t love food?! Have you guys heard of Yummly yet? It’s my newest addiction! You can read more about how it got started here. What I love most is that it’s so simple and user friendly. Plus, it boasts reviews and big […]

Slow Cooker Rosemary-Garlic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Rosemary-Garlic Pot Roast (Clean Eating, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly!) | bydawnnicole.com

This Slow Cooker Rosemary-Garlic Pot Roast is not only easy and delicious, it also happens to be clean-eating, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. Yay! I made this Slow Cooker Rosemary-Garlic Pot Roast on a recent Sunday (Side note: Making Pot Roast for Sunday Dinner felt oddly cliché). I’ve actually made this recipe several times but always forget to photograph it […]

Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef

Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef. A slight twist on a family favorite passed down from my grandmother. It's SO good! | bydawnnicole.com

This Slow Cooker Stout Corned Beef is a slight twist on a family favorite handed down from my grandmother. It’s so easy too! Every year around New Years my grandmother would have us all over to her house for corned beef and cabbage. It’s tradition we’ve carried on, but we usually do it for St. Patrick’s […]

Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad

Delicious Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad that's Paleo and Whole30 friendly | bydawnnicole.com

This Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad is one of my go-to things to make for easy lunches. The sweetness from the cranberries mixed with a little salt and crunch from the celery and almonds is such a satisfying combo! Plus, this chicken salad is Clean-Eating, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. One of the hardest parts of keeping on […]

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You'll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It's SO good and pretty too! bydawnnicole.com

Soda-Free Pink Party Punch. You’ll never miss the soda in this fabulous Strawberry-Lemonade Punch with Gelato. It’s SO good and pretty too!  When I was planning my girls’ birthday party, I searched for a pink party punch to serve that was soda-free to no avail, so I decided to just make something up and cross my […]

One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Mushrooms

One-Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Mushrooms #macnator #ad | bydawnnicole.com

This One-Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli & Mushrooms is an easy and delicious weeknight meal! Is there anything more delicious than a hot bowl of creamy mac and cheese on a cold evening? I love Horizon Organic Mac & Cheese because it’s a meal my whole family enjoys, and I especially love this recipe because it […]

Cran-Apple Coleslaw (Whole30 Compliant!)

This Cran-Apple Coleslaw has a ton of beautiful colors thanks to all the fruit and veggies. It is delicious as a side to oven-baked Salt & Vinegar chicken wings for dinner or add some grilled chicken for a simple make-ahead weekday lunch. And it's Whole30 friendly too! bydawnnicole.com

This Cran-Apple Coleslaw has a ton of beautiful colors thanks to all the fruit and veggies. It is delicious as a side to oven-baked Salt & Vinegar chicken wings for dinner or add some grilled chicken for a simple make-ahead weekday lunch. And it’s Whole30 friendly too! While I love salads, I don’t love that […]

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip

Bacon Sriracha Pimento Cheese Dip I’m over on The Pinning Mama today sharing the recipe for this Bacon Srircha Pimento Cheese Dip. It’s addictively delicious (and really easy to whip up)! This dip is the perfect recipe for Football-watching weekends and Superbowl Parties. It’s traditionally served with crackers but it’s makes a mean grilled cheese […]

14 Creative Nacho Recipes

14 Creative Nacho Recipes curated by: bydawnnicole.com

We have Nacho Nights at our house like most people have pizza night. We like to mix it up so I’ve been searching for some new ideas. As I started making a list, I realized it would make a fun round-up post to share with you all! Don’t these all look amazing? I can’t decide […]

Everything Butter

Everything Butter. All the goodness of an everything bagel mixed into butter. Awesome on toast and fresh baked rolls or bread! | bydawnnicole.com

Are you a fan of everything bagels? I love them but I’ve been eating largely Paleo this year (it’s helped me lose almost 65 lbs since having my third baby…despite all the butter and fats I consume!), so bread isn’t usually on the menu for me. This recipe takes all the spices and seeds that […]

Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts | bydawnnicole.com

Are you a fan of brussels sprouts? They are one of my favorite veggies and I eat them at least once a week. This is my favorite way to eat them (hello, sweet and salty goodness!) and they’re so simple to make too. We usually make them as a side dish but this is also really […]

Candy Cane Martinis

Candy Cane Martinis | bydawnnicole.com

Holiday decorating, cooking, gift wrapping, etc. is a lot more fun with one of these to sip on! Plus, they look so pretty and festive! They’re a great drink to serve to guests this holiday season. I found bags of crushed peppermint at World Market and it’s been inspiring a lot of recipes! I also […]

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops

Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops. These are great as hot chocolate stirrers or just to eat on their own! | bydawnnicole.com

I love the combo of Peppermint and Chocolate! These Candy Cane Marshmallow Pops are as easy as they are tasty. I love them on their own but they also make perfect hot chocolate stirrers. Gift them with some gourmet hot chocolate for a great hostess, neighbor, or teacher Christmas gift. That’s what I’m planning to gift […]

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