Some long overdue updates…

I’m sorry about the disappearance. I truly did not intend to be away for so long. As most of you know, I also work full-time and go to school full-time… so life gets busy quite often. This past fall has been incredibly so. Work got hectic, school got busy and I had ...Read More

DIY Frozen Seafood Meals

I absolutely LOVE the microwave steamer bags that Ziploc puts out because they make prepping entire meals ahead of time so easy. Like most of us, I run a pretty busy schedule and it doesn’t always allow me to make three meals a day at home. One of the best things in ...Read More

Operation Sunscreen

I am partnered with a project to help get sun care packages over to our soldiers in the Middle East. If you want to help, or just want more info, feel free to email me directly arlene@donteatdirt.com I am also committed to doubling any package bought through me. That means if you ...Read More

Sweet Potato Freezer Mashies

Here’s one of those good idea… no wait, great ideas that dawns on you one day when you weren’t thinking about it. Then you spend the rest of the day wondering why you never thought about it.If I’m going to make mashed potatoes, I should make sweet potatoes and mix in cauliflower. ...Read More

Egg-cellent Avocados

I wander through Pinterest a lot when I’m bored and looking for new ideas. That’s how this whole thing started… I found this post about broiling avocados and thought to myself  ”Self, why the heck didn’t we think of that?” Then of course, I was flooded with a ton of ideas for ...Read More

What a Crock of Chicken!

I keep a fairly busy schedule, as most of us do these days, so I love an easy recipe that comes out delicious and healthy. I also tend to cook ahead or at least prep ahead when I can. This is a recipe that allows you the convenience of both. The other ...Read More

National Grilled Cheese Day

I don’t know about you, but grilled cheese is a major comfort food for me. I’m already a pretty big cheese lover… but melt it between buttery slices of perfectly grilled bread and I’m SOLD! When it comes to food, I’m also a bit of an adventurous type. I like to open ...Read More

Easy Steak Marinade

This easy steak marinade is a fantastic way to have your steaks bursting with flavor! You can mix it in a blender or magic bullet, or use an immersion blender if you like. I did mine with a magic bullet. Easy Steak Marinade Prep time 2 mins Total time 2 mins   Author: Arlene ...Read More

Smoked Andouille Sausage Bowl

This was a meal born out of a sausage craving. I was in the mood for a little bit spicy and super filling. So I went scrounging around to see what all I could throw together to make the flavor I was looking for. So, I tossed some rice, seasonings and corn ...Read More

Slimming Tip: Eat at Home

Eat home-cooked meals at least five days a week. A Consumer Reports survey found this was a top habit of “successful losers.” Sound daunting? Cooking may be easier than you think. Shortcut foods can make for quick meals, such as pre-chopped lean beef for fajitas, washed lettuce, pre-cut veggies, canned beans, cooked chicken strips, ...Read More