Frito Salad …

Frito Salad is a recipe I grew up with at pot locks, picnics and family get togethers. It is SO simple and yet SO delicious!

It is always one of the first things to disappear from the table.

Each ingredient really provides this recipe with so much flavor and texture, it is no wonder it is a hit wherever it goes.

Frito Salad... this is one of my MOST REQUESTED recipes for get togethers! With so many fun and delicious flavors and ingredients, its no wonder its always a hit!

Frito Salad
This is one of my MOST REQUESTED recipes for get togethers! With so many fun and delicious flavors and ingredients, its no wonder its always a hit!
  • 16 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 16 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4.25 ounce can sliced olives
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2½ cups Mexican cheese blend
  • 18 ounce bag of Fritos
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 16 ounce Catalina dressing
  1. In a very large bowl combine, kidney beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, olives, pepper, green onions, celery, and cheese and mix well. Add Fritos and taco seasoning and mix well. Add ⅔ of Catalina dressing and toss with the Frito mixture. Add more dressing if desired.


Frito Salad... this is one of my MOST REQUESTED recipes for get togethers! With so many fun and delicious flavors and ingredients, its no wonder its always a hit!

No Bake Samoa Eclair Cake …

NO BAKE Samoa Eclair Cake... this dessert has layers of creamy, chocolate caramel graham cracker heaven! One of the BEST desserts I have ever had!

It is no secret by now that I love Samoa Girl Scout Cookies. I guess one might find it apparent in all the "Samoa" themed recipes I do :) This No Bake Samoa Eclair Cake is easily one of the best on the list! It is the perfect summer treat! It has layers of creamy heaven and the delicious flavors of "samoa" cookies brought in and enveloped into one of my favorite desserts on the blog already. The two ideas fuse together to bring about … Continue Reading »

S’more Ice Cream …

S'more Ice Cream Sandwiches... these are the PERFECT summer treat! Easy, tasty and a family favorite!

During the summertime, I am always looking for fun new treats for my kiddos. And what I discover time and time again is that it is the really simple stuff that captivates them the most. That's where these S'more Ice Cream Sandwiches were thought of. The concept is SO simple, the flavor delicious and it is also a great way to cool down the summer heat. These are such an easy treat to whip up for a crowd that will have everyone … Continue Reading »

Mini Strawberry Cream Pies …

Mini Strawberry Cream Pies.. These are simple, delicious sand the perfect summer treat!

I love Strawberry Cream Pie, especially with a graham cracker crust. The combo is heavenly. This recipe is super simple and makes for a fabulous summer treat! One thing to note with this recipe to carefully invert the crusts onto a work surface. I have tried to ply them away from the muffin tin with a knife or fork, but they get super crumbly. SO simply turn over the muffin tin and invert the sides to carefully pop them out. It works … Continue Reading »

Sweet Pork Nachos …

Sweet Pork Nachos... the sweet pork in this recipe is FABULOUS! It is SO easy to make and the flavor is OUTSTANDING! It makes this one unforgettable nacho recipe!

We have these two places here in Utah called Cafe Rio and Costa Vida. They are two different restaurants but very similar in menu options. They are both INSANELY delicious and one of my favorite places to eat! My favorite meat at both these places is called Sweet Pork. The flavor is HEAVENLY! I used a copy cat meat recipe (you can find that recipe along with sever other copy cat recipes from that restaurant HERE on my blog) Trust me, you … Continue Reading »

Saucy Peas and Carrots …

Saucy Peas and Carrots... this recipe is super flavorful and a great way to change up your traditional side dish!

Many of you may know this and some might not, but I have some pretty deep Greek roots. My grandma still resides in Greece and I wish I was able to visit her more often than I am able. This recipe comes from her. It is one my dad grew up on and is one of his personal favorites. This Saucy Peas and Carrots recipe is flavorful and super simple. If you are looking for a yummy way to change up the side dish for your dinner menu, then give … Continue Reading »

Pineapple Upside Down Cake …

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Trifle... This recipe is INCREDIBLE! Layers of cake, glazed pineapple mixture and cream... it is sure to be a hit wherever you serve it!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of my favorite desserts. I love how each and every bite is infused with a brown sugar pineapple sauce and how it melts in my mouth! The flavor is magical. This trifle takes every component that makes that cake special and transforms it into a delicious, beautiful, new dessert. If you are looking for an incredible dessert to serve your company... look no further! Seriously. This trifle is a … Continue Reading »

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken …

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken... This chicken is sweet, citrusy and has a refreshing taste! It is sure to be a hit on the grill!

I am SO happy its the weekend. Seriously. I have to resist the urge to make a paper chain count down for the weekend, weekly. We are always grilling in the summer, especially in the summer time. The Cilantro, Lime and Honey flavors make this chicken very fresh and tasty! The flavor is subtle, not overbearing. It is sweet and citrusy all at the same time! I love cilantro and the flavor really adds something special to the … Continue Reading »