almond clementine and apple salad with lemon vinaigrette - celebrate heart health month this February - Mama Harris' Kitchen
Vegetarian Italian Sausage with tri-color rotini - Mama Harris' Kitchen
Valentine's Day Cherry Chip Pizookie for Two - Mama Harris' Kitchen
spicy sweet potato fries with creamy sweet sriracha sauce 2 quick dips for game time grub #gametimegrub #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen
Pimento Queso Dip with Heart Shaped Tortilla Chips #FoodieBeMine - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Almond, Clementine & Apple Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

almond clementine and apple salad with lemon vinaigrette - celebrate heart health month this February - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Thank you to CVS for sending items to keep my family heart healthy year round! This year has been a whirlwind already. I entered the year planning so much for myself and my family, including vacations and travel, experiencing new things, new organizational and time planning goals, and of course personal and combined health goals I wanted to achieve. One of those goals is to take better care of myself and commit to healthier living for my entire family. This includes meal planning by the week and taking walks after dinner, among other things. Heart disease runs up and down my husbands family history and we both have family members with diabetes. Personally, I've been both underweight and now overweight and both extremes can take a toll on your heart. Thankfully we both got a great bill of health on our recent physicals, but why wait until something is wrong before you make a change? February is heart health month and I got some goodies from CVS to help us maintain our new … [Continue]

Vegetarian Italian Sausage with Tri-Color Rotini {GIVEAWAY}

Vegetarian Italian Sausage with tri-color rotini - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I received complimentary products from Valley Fig Growers in exchange for this post and giveaway. As always all opinions are my own. About six months ago my 14 year old daughter, RiRi, decided on changing her eating habits by becoming a vegetarian. Since then I've had the challenge of creating meals for her either by adapting whatever I'm making for the family and making a smaller serving for her with an alternative, or I make something vegetarian friendly for the whole family. I have to admit, even though it's her change in eating habits that it has changed the way we all eat as a whole. We've tried alternative products that I don't think we would have tried otherwise and found some pretty tasty substitutes. As we all know February is the month for love and the holiday we love to spend with that someone special, Valentine's Day. Not only is it the month for love, but it's also National Heart Month as well. I thought it would be interesting to create a recipe that can be … [Continue]

Cherry Chip Pizookie

Valentine's Day Cherry Chip Pizookie for Two - Mama Harris' Kitchen

I've devoted a lot of this week to researching recipes that epitomize the celebration of love. I know, it's a tough life in this food bloggers life, but I do the dirty work so you don't have to. You can thank me later. I think there's one recipe that my family requests from me more than any other combined. My chocolate chip cookies. Yes, they are loaded with 2 cups of milk chocolate chips. Yes, they are ridiculously easy to make, and much better than any store bought cookie. Yes, I've considered selling them. Seriously. I could make some serious money with these. My oldest son, Boobie, has taken them to family gatherings, brought them to school and work, and shared them with … [Continue]

2 Quick Dips for Game Time Grub

spicy sweet potato fries with creamy sweet sriracha sauce 2 quick dips for game time grub #gametimegrub #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias Although the BIG GAME is now over, that doesn't mean sports season is over in my house. Matter of fact, it's pretty much game time all year rounds since we have boys that play baseball, football and basketball and we are fans of many sports. Even when there's no games on tv that we are particularly interested in, we have a lot of birthdays and more often than not our parties tend to be sports themed so I'm always looking for some new game time grub. With the romantic holiday coming up and the other games that are popular in March, I thought it … [Continue]

Pimento Queso Dip with Heart Shaped Tortilla Chips

Pimento Queso Dip with Heart Shaped Tortilla Chips #FoodieBeMine - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I know some of you aren't sure what your plans are. Whether you are preparing for a romantic night in with your love or you want something to snack on while you're preparing for a night out together, this appetizer is perfection for date night. With heart shaped tortilla chips and a creamy, cheesy dip with a little kick to it, this appetizer is sure to please! The tortilla chips are baked so you don't feel as guilty dipping them into the cheesy goodness of this pimento queso that's made with garlic white cheddar cheese, medium cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese. The pimentos and red onions add beautiful color to this dip and the seasonings … [Continue]

14 Easy Chocolate Treats that are Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

14 Easy Chocolate Treats Perfect for Valentine's Day - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: My “14 Chocolate Treats, Perfect for Valentine's Day” recipe collection is part of a  sponsored opportunity by Foodie.com. I personally selected each recipe to be added to the collection. As always, all opinions are my own. Can you believe that Valentine's Day is already coming up? It's just about a week away, and while many people are preparing for this day by trying to figure out the best gift, the sparkliest jewelry and the prettiest flowers, I'm preparing the way I always do. With food! Whether it's a birthday, holiday, special event or a party my love language is always expressed through food. I love to prepare treats and favorite meals for family and friends when I'm … [Continue]

Baked Barbecue Chicken Taquitos

Baked Barbecue Chicken Taquitos with Kraft Barbecue Sauce #Evergriller #sponsored - Mama Harris' Kitchen

One thing I love about living in Northern California is that we can grill practically year round. I have to admit, there's times I'm envious of my friends that get to experience a white Christmas or actually see all four seasons. However, I remember our beautiful weather and how fortunate we are to go outside and grill during what is typically the coldest winter months, and I thank my lucky stars. No matter which team you were rooting for this past weekend, I think we can all agree that many of our favorite game day foods are typically made on an outdoor grill. In January, Kraft Barbecue Sauce celebrated the launch of their newly revamped line of of sauces with a new package design and … [Continue]

5 Signs You Need a Coffee Break

5 Signs you need a coffee break #BacktoBalance #ad #cbias - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBalance #CollectiveBias Can we chat for a sec? I don't know about you, but I'm the reigning queen of doing too much. I'll commit to a variety of projects, events and appointments without taking into consideration all of the other things I have going on. Because I'm usually overbooked and short on time, I'll put myself last and I won't take enough breaks to recharge my energy, then it ends up affecting me even more in the long run. It throws my days and my family time completely off balance and it can get hard to get back. We all need a break sometimes! My family … [Continue]

Blueberry Coconut Shortcakes

Blueberry Coconut Shortcake with Lemon Infused Whipped Cream #LittleChanges #IC #ad - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Can you guess what my favorite kind of berry is? I'll give you a hint, it's not that common one that's in or on everything. It's blueberries! Did the photo at the top give it away? Whether it's choosing yogurt flavors, or deciding which fruit to add to parfaits and cereal, blueberries are my enthusiastic go-to choice. I love that there's (usually) no stems to remove, no messy seeds, and they pack a powerful punch full of fiber, … [Continue]

44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year!

44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year - Mama Harris' Kitchen

Disclosure: My “44 Quick & Healthy Meals for the New Year!” recipe collection is part of a  sponsored opportunity by Foodie.com. I personally selected each recipe to be added to the collection. As always, all opinions are my own. Yes, it's that time of year. Most people make resolutions for health and change and as we all know January is the prime time that folks decide to make those changes in their lives. I know that personally, even without making resolutions, after the holiday season I prefer to choose meals on the lighter side. Sometimes all of those macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes and gravy type meals get old, and I'm more ready to devour salads and soups that are on the … [Continue]