BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Bagel Thin Pizzas

Sweet, salty and tangy pizzas with applewood smoked bacon, barbecue sauce and fresh pineapple hit the spot! These crispy mini pizzas make the perfect party appetizer, easy lunch or weeknight dinner.

BBQ Bacon Hawaiian Bagel Thin Pizzas – Quick and easy, crisp pizzas with  bacon, barbecue sauce and fresh pineapple. So good!

Let’s face it. None of us like to cook much in the summer. And I’m a guilty one.

I’d much rather be lazily soaking up the sun in a sparkling pool, sipping a cold cocktail, and forgetting about my list of to-do’s. But, when I do peel myself off the hammock and cook myself a summer meal, I like it to be quick and easy!

During the warmer months, in my kitchen, food is as simple and healthy as possible. And full of belly-filling goodness. Heaping, fresh sweet corn and tomato salads. Charred steak and bell pepper fajitas. Flaky, buttery white fish with a splash of lime. That is how I cook from May to September (our summers run a BIT long here in Austin).

Another scrumptious, fast dinner solution? Homemade mini pizzas, using my favorite quick-and-easy pizza canvas – Thomas’ Bagel Thins. I use these for EVERYTHING – hot and cold sandwiches, breakfast sides, and toasted with a bit of peanut butter for a midday pick-me-up snack. They crisp up perfectly for a delicious 10-minute pizza in your oven, too!

Pulled Pork Jalapeño Pineapple Pizza with Bacon and Cilantro


Gooey, golden pizza (plus dough recipe) topped with pulled pork, pineapple, bacon, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro. The perfect summer meal with a big salad on the side! This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food. I am partnering with them...

Slow Cooker Root Beer Baby Back Ribs


Tangy, tender and fall-off-the-bone delicious! All you need are 3 ingredients, plus salt and pepper, for these finger licking good barbecue ribs made easily in your slow cooker. Here in Austin, you can throw a stone in any direction and hit a good barbecue...

3-Ingredient Oreo Thin Mints


Just like your favorite Girl Scout cookie! These no-bake minty chocolate treats are made easily with 3 ingredients – Oreos, peppermint extract and melted dark chocolate. When it comes to Girl Scout cookies, I have my favorites (ahem, Samoas) but definitely do not discriminate. The perfectly peppermint-flavored, chocolaty Thin...

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein


Just as good as your favorite takeout noodles, but healthier! All you need are noodles (or spaghetti), fresh veggies and a handful of pantry staples. You won’t believe how delicious this is! When my wallet tightens, my first indulgence to hit the curb is usually...

Fit Foodie 5K in Austin / June 12-14, 2015


Join me at the Fit Foodie 5K this weekend in Austin, Texas (Mueller Lake Park from June 12-14)! This ultimate celebration of fitness, food and fun will be filled with tasty eats and sips, cooking and fitness demonstrations, and a Sunday sweat session featuring yoga, pure barre,...

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Serve this tangy, tender slow cooked buffalo chicken on buttery toasted buns, or as lettuce wraps! I also mix it into mac and cheese for a zesty kick. You’ll love this versatile weeknight-friendly buffalo chicken. I have had some pretty outstanding Buffalo wings at...

English Muffin French Toast


Fluffy, syrupy and scrumptious French toast made from English muffins! Sizzle in butter, top with berries and dust with powdered sugar for a decadent weekend breakfast. Some people need coffee to start their day – I need breakfast. Though I’m very noncommittal when it...

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bites


Crispy tater tots wrapped in sticky, salty applewood smoked bacon and coated with a tangy homemade barbecue sauce. Incredibly easy and addictive. The ultimate party finger food! This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food. I am partnering with them...

Hot Cheesy Crab Artichoke Dip


Dip a chip (or baguette, crackers and cut-up veggies) into this creamy, tangy crab-artichoke dip! It’s so easy to whip up, full of cheesy goodness, and perfect for parties. You can even use it as a yummy sandwich spread! Summertime in my city means...