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I'm a tech-loving, camera-toting treehugger with a serious caffeine craving.

Holy Appetizers!

We went to my Dad’s for a family dinner last night, and the appetizers were out of this world!

I don’t have photos to share, but I have links to the recipes they used.

This Avocado Mango Salsa was just amazing. I could have taken the bowl and eaten it with a spoon!

Here’s the recipe for it:

Also, they had this fantastic Chorizo Fundido dip as well. So Good!

Here’s that recipe:

I highly recommend trying either (or both) of these recipes as soon as you can.



All Hail the Dip Queen

We had our monthly potluck at work yesterday, and the theme was “salty snacks and dips.”

We had a contest for “best dip”… and I won!

Here’s the post that my employer put on facebook:


The post:

“The official Employee Dip Contest at Kent District Library – Service and Meeting Center saw plenty of delectable contenders, but at the end of it all, one dip reigned supreme: Mom’s Secret Dip.

Congratulations, Jen Wheaton, you have been crowned the Dip Queen – and Mr. T approves!”

Here’s my winning recipe:

Take a container of sour cream, and add to taste:
-Garlic Powder
-Celery Salt
– Red Cap Adobo Seasoning  (in the Mexican food aisle)
Mix it up until it tastes the way you want it to.  J Easy Peasy!

Leftovers this good are Lovely!

We had a large meeting at work yesterday and Vault Catering of Grand Rapids provided the luncheon.

Today, I was offered leftovers, and jumped at the chance. Look how amazing this is! It’s some kind of chicken awesomeness in a wrap.

I don’t know what they call it, but I call it YUM.


According to my dear friend, Rob:

This is the breakfast of champions:



Candy’s Dandy

Some sweet photos:




Easy work lunch

I took a bag of Tyson chicken breast strips, and a bag of steamable green beans and potatoes, cooked them individually and mixed them together on a plate for a yummy, inexpensive lunch.


Accidentally Awesome

I stumbled across something amazing today. I was making a Birds Eye Cheesy Chicken Voila skillet dinner, which is pasta, chicken, broccoli, carrots and corn in a cheese sauce. For some reason, I opted to toss in some celery, green pepper and onion. I’m so glad I did! I threw a handful of sliced almonds on top before I ate it, and my goodness, it was outstanding! I ate it all before it even occurred to me to take a photo. That’s the only downside.


Mamma Mineo’s

We had dinner delivered to us from Mineo’s Pizza.

I had Mamma’s Specialty Calzone, and Hubby had Chicken and Fries.

It was our first time ordering in since we moved into the new house.

Mamma’s Specialty Calzone features: Light Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Italian Sausage, Chicken, Onions, Mushroom (but I had them leave the mushrooms out), Bacon and Mamma’s Cheese Blend. So. Dang. Good.

It probably would have been enough for two meals if I hadn’t been a piggy and ate 3/4 of it at dinner.

Hubby said that his Chicken and Fries were really good. He also got boneless BBQ wings, but he’s saving those for lunch.

It was all very good! I can’t wait to have them bring me dinner again!  🙂



The Taste of the Gardens Cafe at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is amazing.

I especially love their wraps.

This, my friends, is a ham wrap.


And the close-up: