Shrimp and Grits Bites

If you’ve ever lived in Texas or traveled here, you know that the weather can turn at any moment. It can be a sunny 95 degrees one day while the next day it can drop below freezing and snow. All corners of the state can be having different weather patterns as well. This weekend...

Steak and Hummus Pita Bites

I just so happen to be sharing these Steak and Hummus Pita Bites on National Hummus Day.  I don’t participate much on National food holidays but Sabra hummus just happens to be one of my favorite food products. My kids love to get home from school and immediately tell me that they are starving....

Poblano Chicken Tostadas

How is it that we are already in the month of May? I can sincerely say that I’m not ready for summer to be here and for kids to be out of school. Is that bad to say? I’ve got one toddler who can keep herself busy for hours on end but lately has...

Summer Squash and Bacon Quiche

It’s like the best of both worlds collided with Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day happening just days apart this year. I would gladly wake up to these Skillet Huevos Rancheros or have fish tacos for lunch and dinner this Sunday. Maybe someone should watch the baby while I put back a few margaritas...

Weston 6 month

(6-month photo) I’m almost in complete denial that I’m writing about Weston turning six months old. The time has flown by and I have LOVED every single minute of it so far. Well here we are six months in and I haven’t done a single post for him except his birth announcement. His actual...

Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

Years ago when I created A Zesty Bite, it was to showcase family recipes. Over the years, it’s evolved in to so much more. I still showcase family favorites but most of them have a twist to them, or I’m creating new ones that will live on forever. One day I hope that my...

Italian Pasta Salad

It’s hard to write a post about warm, sunny days ahead.  Today we experienced a windy day with the sky turning a nice burnt orange color.  These are the days where chap stick stays in your purse and you don’t venture outside unless you have to pick up kids.  People in the rest of...

Nacho Bites

The school year is winding down for us and I can’t say that I’m all that thrilled about it.  Yes, I said that.  I look forward to getting work done and having a little peace and quiet every few hours.  With three kids home that means more yelling, more fighting and more children screaming,...