the best of 2013

(Photo credit: Therese Barrett Photography Lubbock)  I can’t believe that 2013 has come to an end!  There are so many things that happened this past year and maybe thats why I felt like it went by so fast for our family. Olivia was just a month or two old when my mom had a...

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

Merry Christmas!  As the year comes to a close I want to thank each and everyone of you for coming to A Zesty Bite.  Whether you have been a loyal fan for the past couple of years or you are new to my blog, I thank you! We just finished celebrating the holidays with...

Cauliflower Chicken Casserole

Twelve months ago I wrote a post about a recipe called cauliflower gratin.  It’s been almost a year since that post and I have decided to bring it back except in casserole form.  My family loves casseroles because of the ease of most of them and because you have days of leftovers.  That means...

Ham and Spinach Galette

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of the National Pork Board. Quiches are one of my favorite breakfast or lunch meals out there.  I love that they come with a flaky golden crust and then filled with any topping your heart so desires. Another thing I love is pizza.  It comes...

Bacon and Vegetable Quiche with Herb Crust

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost a week away and I am still shopping.  I’m going to drive myself insane this next week just to ensure that I have all the gifts ready for my families arrival.  Please tell me that I am not the only one slacking right now. Things have...

Stuffed Sausage Biscuits

This is a sponsored post by the NFRA. Well, who doesn’t just love breakfast! I mean I’ve had breakfast for dinner twice this week already and I’m ready to have it again.  Sometimes we are just looking for that easy meal to put together so that we can get things done around the house....

Mint Chocolate Cookies

It’s my favorite time of the year when we are able to share our baked goods with other fellow food bloggers.  Yes, its time for the annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I have participated in this swap for the past two years and Julie and Lindsay do an amazing job of organizing it...

Chicken Mexican Cups

Since I have announced that we will be hosting a Mexican themed Christmas dinner for my family, my mind has been racing with ideas.  I’m working on appetizer ideas that are quick and fun.  This past week I made these stuffed jalapeños and this week I wanted something fun and unusual. I was thinking...