campfire tex-mex nacho fries with velveeta #liquidgold5 #ad | Mama Harris' Kitchen
garlic butter shrimp over cucumber radish salad with kerrygold butter and blarney castle cheese | Mama Harris' Kitchen
Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Chimichurri sauce #GrillPork National Pork Board (ad) | Mama Harris' Kitchen
easy steak omelette with mushroom and tomato using grilled steak marinated in hot sauce #KingOfFlavor #ad | Mama Harris' Kitchen
Nectarine & Plum Cobbler #PANFan #IC (ad) | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Campfire Tex-Mex Nacho Fries

campfire tex-mex nacho fries with velveeta #liquidgold5 #ad | Mama Harris' Kitchen

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own. Now that our youngest kids are getting older, we are beginning to plan more adventures for our family. One thing we look forward to is going camping together as a family. I think our boys would have a blast and would love to do fun things like build a tent, fish, and tell some spooky stories around the campfire. Something we're also looking forward to is fun campfire meals like these Tex-Mex nacho fries. They're super easy to put together and feed about 3-4 people per "bowl". Recently we had a mock camping adventure, creating fun times in our own backyard. Of course we had our big barbecue pit, but if we were to go camping we'd surely take along the smaller more portable one and nothing else would change about this recipe. These nacho fries combine great Tex-Mex flavors, including black beans, corn, tomatoes and jalapenos along with liquid gold aka VELVEETA®. All the ingredients are easy to pack for a camping adventure … [Continue]

Garlic Butter Shrimp Over Cucumber Radish Salad

garlic butter shrimp over cucumber radish salad with kerrygold butter and blarney castle cheese | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Lately I've been doing a lot of cooking outdoors. We've really been enjoying the weather and our backyard, but today I decided I wanted something quick and simple to eat. I had picked up some fresh shrimp from the deli at one of my favorite stores and I'd received some Pure Irish Butter and Blarney Castle Cheese from Kerrygold as a part of their Loyalty Program, so I figured I'd try my hand and combine everything to create the perfect salad for dinnertime. I used the salted butter with some garlic and lime juice to create some delicious garlic butter shrimp. I resisted the urge to throw them on a pasta, because SERIOUSLY they would be perfect in one! Instead, I opted to make a simple green salad with baby spinach and Spring Mix greens. I'll admit it's just one of those premixed green, but it worked out perfect because it was so convenient to just place what I needed on the plate and move onto the next task. My husband loves nights like these where dinner is ready in less than 20 … [Continue]

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Chimichurri

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Chimichurri sauce #GrillPork National Pork Board (ad) | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The National Pork Board and the #GrillPork campaign. As always, all opinions are mine alone. If you've been around for a while you could probably guess that I prefer boneless meats to bone-in. I'm aware that the bone-in meats tend to be juicier and tastier, but for me I like to cut into my meat without a bone getting in the way and having to cut fat out. I know I have issues, but judging by the popularity of my first boneless pork chop recipe it seems I'm in good company with a lot of you, just don't judge my picture taking abilities back then - embarrassing! Boneless pork chops, or New York Chops, are my absolute favorite … [Continue]

Easy Steak Omelette with Mushroom and Tomato

easy steak omelette with mushroom and tomato using grilled steak marinated in hot sauce #KingOfFlavor #ad | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBias We've been spending a lot of our weekends grilling in our backyard. We just can't help it, the kids can play and get some sun, the dogs can roam around, and we can hang out and enjoy the California summer nights. We recently bought a large charcoal grill and in the coming weeks we will be upgrading our backyard with some new tables and chairs as well as a covered area for the scorching midday sun. This past weekend was no exception to our weekend plans, we enjoyed our time in our backyard, had some family and friends over, and just … [Continue]

Nectarine and Plum Cobbler

Nectarine & Plum Cobbler #PANFan #IC (ad) | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When I was little I had two very distinct favorite fruits, nectarines and plums. My mom would always purchase these fruits and I would bite into them just like you would an apple. In fact, to this day, I much prefer a plum or a nectarine to an apple and really only like my apples either cooked or already sliced. There's just something about the sweetness of a plum or a nice, firm and ripe nectarine. A few weeks ago I tried my hand at a peach cobbler, and shared the finished product on Instagram. I … [Continue]

Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

black bean burger with chipotle mayonnaise #KingsfordFlavor #cbias (AD) | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #KingsfordFlavor #CollectiveBias Now that grilling season is upon us, I've discovered that sometimes coming up with recipes for the family can be a bit difficult. Especially since RiRi has been a vegetarian since last Fall and the rest of the family loves our traditional grilling meals. I've played around with a few different recipes here and there that she's been happy with, but I wanted to make her a black bean burger that even the meat eaters in our house can enjoy. Whenever we go out to eat she'll always order a garden burger or veggie burger, and she tried one … [Continue]

Red Dawn – A Three Ingredient Cocktail

red dawn - a three ingredient cocktail with Southern Comfort, lemon lime soda and cranberry juice | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Last year I shared a seasonal cocktail that's perfect for the holiday season and leads right into NYE festivities. I hinted at another cocktail I frequently make that's been a favorite since I was a college student with a part time job as a cocktail waitress. Even though that seems like many moons ago, one of my favorite drinks is still the one that was named after me, the Red Dawn. See, back then I loved to change up my appearance. I went from brown to blond to red in a matter of two months, and I showed no signs of slowing down. At this particular time, my hair was a bright and fiery red and I had a lot of fun as a redhead. At that time some of the bartenders were making up different … [Continue]

Black and Blue Sweet Rolls with Lemon Glaze

black and blue sweet rolls with lemon glaze | Mama Harris' Kitchen

It's the time of year for fresh fruit and farmer's markets, and I love it! I know I have berries on the brain lately, but I just can't help it. When the weather warms, I just seem to prefer fresh fruit or tutti fruity desserts, Recently I received some pure Irish butter from Kerrygold as a part of the their loyalty program, and I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it. Dessert pastry with fresh berries, of course! What I love about Kerrygold's butter, aside from it's pure deliciousness, is that it's made with milk from grass-fed cows that are free of growth hormones. It's perfect for baking because of the higher butterfat content that leaves pie crust flakier and everything so … [Continue]

Bacon Wrapped Queso Stuffed Jalapeños

bacon wrapped queso stuffed jalapenos with VELVEETA® #LiquidGold5 (ad)

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA® . All opinions are my own. It's the season for entertaining outdoors! The time when we clean up the patio furniture, dust off the trusty barbecue pit, invest in plenty of summer toys for the kids and invite all our friends and family over for some good eats fresh off the grill. For National Cheese Day, which is June 4th, I came up with a special recipe that's cheesy and delicious, with only a handful of ingredients that are perfect for adding to the grill with your hot dogs, burgers, vegetables and any other summertime favorites. One of my favorite finger foods, bacon wrapped queso stuffed jalapeños! Queso dip is already a favorite at our parties, … [Continue]

Strawberry Bourbon Jam filled Mini Hand Pies

Strawberry Bourbon Jam filled Mini Hand Pies #BourbonBBQ with Driscoll's Berries and Four Roses Bourbon AD | Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Driscoll’s and Four Roses Bourbon. As always, all opinions are mine alone. It's now summertime in the Harris household! I know that across the country this time may arrive in different times, but today I'm preparing myself for the upcoming months of hanging out with the kids. This past year brought a lot of changes, including a kindergartner and a preschooler, whereas in years past those two were home with me while the older kids were at school. Since everyone will be home, I'm looking forward to some fun memories being made. Speaking of fun, we've been practicing for summer these last few weeks by grilling outside every … [Continue]