Easy Healthier Ricotta & Neufchatel Summer Parfait Recipe + Enter the #SoGoodTogetherContest!

Cheesecake is a summer classic dessert that we all love. If you are looking for a lighter version alternative, try making it with ricotta and Neufchatel. Neufchatel is a creamy white cheese made from whole or partly skimmed milk in Neufchâtel, France. I found everything I needed to make this recipe at Smart & Final Extra! This dessert is super easy to make. It’s light, has low carbs, and gluten-free.

Summer Recipes from Smart & Final Good & Well Expo!

This past weekend we visited GOOD & WELL EXPO hosted by Smart & Final Extra! in Laguna Niguel, California. They had about 15 vendor booths, cooking demos with Celebrity Chef Jamie Gwen, product samples of the healthy brands they carry, and discount coupons good through Memorial Day weekend. It was a great way to learn about the product lines, and to taste them all. Many of them I did not know they sell. I really enjoyed watching the cooking demonstrations because Chef Jamie kept it simple and she’s fun to watch. Right after, they passed out samples and she gave out copies of her recipes. (I will share them below). Here is a sample list of some of the things you may find…

SuperBowl Recipe: Shrimp Queso Fundido

Pot luck is always best and everyone usually brings a favorite dish to share relieving some of the stress for the host. I’m making a Queso Fundido this year and sharing my recipe below! Something about melted cheese makes everyone want to salivate! It has always been one of my favorite appetizers, and it is such a versatile dish, because you can add any protein to it like shrimp, lobster, and of course classically Chorizo.

FAMILY MEAL RECIPE: Garlic Shrimp with Cheese Tortellini with Parmesan Garlic Bread

Both my husband and I come from large families. Our family meals are always important, because it brings us all together no matter how busy and hectic our schedules are. Now that I have my own household to run, I want us to continue that tradition. Sometimes dinners are the only times we see each other. In honor of Family Meal Month in September, I’d like to share my simple and hearty Garlic Shrimp and Cheese Tortillini Recipe brought to you by SMART & FINAL. I love shopping at Smart & Final because they have everything. When cooking for my family, I always have to buy things in bulk because I’m cooking for six. Sometimes I can freeze what I don’t use. They always have a great selection of ingredients with great prices!

EASY RECIPE: Daddy and Me Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by Leyna Doan for Smart & Final. Father’s Day is all about Dads and this Father’s Day I want to celebrate Dads by getting my husband in the kitchen with our daughter. You see, I remember cooking with my Dad when I was little. My Dad didn’t cook very often but when he did, he always had so much pride in it. His fish dish is still one of my favorite dishes, and I still cherish our memory together. Thankfully, he is still with us today, but miles away, and it got me thinking. My husband doesn’t cook much either, but our two-year old … READ MORE >>