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Courtesy of Food Network

Courtesy of Food Network

Hosted by Tyler Florence, Food Court Wars pits two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs against one another as they battle to win their own food court restaurant, rent-free for a year. Each week it’s a different U.S. city mall. The mall wants to open a brand-new “local” eatery in the food court that offers a fresh region-specific menu. Stakes are high as teams must test their concept, market their brand, and run their outlet for a full day feeding hungry shoppers. The team whose restaurant makes the most profit wins their eatery space – a prize worth $100,000! The losing team must vacate the premises.

Courtesy of Food Network

Courtesy of Food Network

Premiering Sunday, February 23rd at 8pm – “House of Doggs vs. Matts’ Beignets”

Host Tyler Florence heads to Traverse City, Michigan, where husband and wife, Nick and Autumn, combine their love of music with their fondness for food when they opened their rock-and-roll hot dog restaurant. With only seasonal business and a cursed location, they hope to expand their brand so Nick can quit his construction work and focus solely on their hot dog business. Best friends Matt and Matt not only share the same name, but also share a passion for beignets which they hope to transform into a broader, successful culinary concept. These two teams will face-off to prove that they have what it takes to win over the hungry residents of Traverse City, Mich.

Please check out the March 23rd Episode which features two successful neighborhood

restaurants battling for their own food court spot in Lewisville, TX.

Premiering Sunday, March 23rd at 8pm ET/PT – “Full Circle Sliders vs. Jonathon’s Gravy Train”

Newlyweds Jennifer and Lara plan to turn their fun neighborhood gastropub “Full Circle Tavern” into a food court concept. Lara gave up her job to join self-taught chef Jennifer in the business, so they’ve got to make sure it’s a success. Jonathon and his wife Christine own and operate a small neighborhood restaurant called Jonathon’s Oakcliff. In the two years they have been open they have received high praise from the local “foodie” scene. It’s time for this husband and wife team to take their brand to the next level and expose more people to Jonathon’s amazing food. Which team will emerge victorious with a chance to win their own local mall food court spot in Lewisville, Texas.


SUPERBOWL SUNDAY – Healthy Turkey Chili


Still haven’t figured out what to make for Superbowl Sunday?!?  Make this easy healthy chili recipe today and serve it tomorrow for your friends and family. This is sooooo much better the next day!!!


Servings: 8


  • 6 Poblano Chilis (roasted/charred/chopped)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt / Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
  • 6 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
  • 2 Pkg Ground Turkey – Extra Lean (1.25 lb)
  • 1 Box Chicken Broth (32 oz)
  • 2 T Ground Cumin
  • 1 T Ground Coriander
  • 1 Can Corn
  • 2 Cans White Cannelini Beans
  • 2 T Masa
  • 2 T Lemon Juice
  • 1 T Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Modelo Especial or Imported Mexican Beer


  1. Preheat the oven to broil (high) and place rack in the middle. Place poblano chilis on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle a little salt/pepper over them. Make sure they are coated on both sides. Place them in the oven for 10 min. Once they have charred and skin is blistered, flip them over and broil for another 10 min. Every oven is different so keep an eye on them so they do not burn. Once they are done, put them in a bowl and place plastic wrap over them. Let them steam for 10 min; this will help the skin come off easier.

Mini Healthy Breakfast Quiches


Healthy Egg Quiches

I am a wife and mom of 3… always looking for something quick and easy to fix in the morning. Holding a baby, trying to dress my 8 yr old for school and waking up my oldest for college doesn’t leave me much time for breakfast which usually ends up throwing some pop-tarts in the toaster.

I found this recipe through Jillian Michaels that you can change-up to fit your tastes. I made it healthy for my family because my husband is a big gym head! You can also sneak in some vegetables in get some greens into your kids bodies. I actually premixed this the night before and stuck it in the fridge. Threw them in the oven and they cooked in 30 min. We also had a few left over that were just as great the next day. So super EASY!!!!!

Try it out and let me know what you think or if you did a different variation that ROCKED!!!

Broccoli and Cheese Crustless Quiche
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
(3) Servings

– 2 eggs, beaten
– 4 egg whites, beaten
– 1/2 cup sour cream, reduced-fat
– 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese, low-fat
– 5 oz frozen broccoli, drained, chopped
– 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

– Pre heat oven to 350.
– Coat mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray.
– Combine all ingredients together in mixing bowl.
– Pour into muffin pan to the top. (Will puff up but will go down when you take them out.)
– Put muffin pan on the center rack. Cook for 25-30 min (till tops are golden).
– Eat! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 212 – Fat 11g – Carbohydrates: 6g

***Note: You can make this completely healthy by using only egg whites, fat-free sour cream, fat-free cheddar cheese.



Let me first start off by saying there are a million and one blogs out there about food… but I hope MY blog will inspire you to experiment with food, as I strive to every single day!

The definition of FOOD according to Websters Dictionary is a material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.  Essentially, people eat food to survive! In this day and age, food has evolved into complex flavors, shapes, visualizations and it has the ability to give you joy, excitement, sadness, euphoria, etc.

My first memories of food where of my mother coaxing me to eat meat from an unnamed source which turned out to be goat… but I loved it! Most or possible all children’s palates are not mature enough to eat sophisticated flavors but I think my mom exposing me to different types of food created this desire for cooking at an early age.

Hopefully in this blog, I will be able to express in full detail how much I enjoy eating food as well as creating fun exciting dishes everyone can appreciate!