BBQ Pulled Beef – 2 Ingredients!

bbq pulled beef

Here is a new recipe you might be interested to try out, it is BBQ Pulled Beef, that is easy to make! Anymore when it comes to cooking, I need something that is simple and not a lot of prep work! Clay is going through a growth leap where he wants constant attention, and he has to be right next to me. So to make a meal, the top requirement is easy to prep, and doesn’t take to much work to cook! I would rather make quick meals, than not give Clay the attention he needs, I don’t like it when he cries!

Obsessed with the Guy Fieri BBQ Sauce! 

Guy Fieri BBQ Sauce

Okay before I begin, I want to talk about the Guy Fieri BBQ Sauce Kansas City flavor…. this stuff is beyond delicious! I tried the Carolina one, and I didn’t care for it to much, but the Kansas City one is to die for! This is in no way sponsored, it is just a true love at first taste relationship! You can buy this online, or at most mass retail stores, I really recommend giving it a try!

We love the watching Diners Dives and Drives, with him hosting it, so when I saw this in the store I knew we needed to give it a try! This sauce really is a perfect flavor combo for this recipe, so I really wanted to share it with you guys!

bbq pulled beef

The one secret to this recipe is to sear the meat a little before you put in the oven. It adds a little bit of a different flavor to the roast, and also a different texture to meat, which makes it really tasty!!! After I sear both sides, I just pour around 1/2 the bottle of bbq sauce on top, and then toss in the oven to bake for the day!

BBQ Pulled Beef – 2 Ingredients!



  1. First off preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
  2. While it is preheating, in a skillet or in a dutch oven, you will want to put a little cooking oil in the pan Medium-Medium Low heat; and let it heat up a little.
  3. Take your beef roast and generously salt and pepper both sides of the roast (like 3 minutes each site), then once the oil in the pan is hot, place in pan and let it sear both sides of the roast.
  4. You just want it to brown it a little, it is not meant to cook the roast at all, you just want to have it a little brown.
  5. In a dutch oven or casserole dish with a lid, you will want to spray with cooking oil. Then add a thin layer of bbq sauce on the bottom of dish.
  6. Once roast has browned a little, lay the roast on top of the bbq sauce. Next take some more bbq sauce and pour over the top of the roast to coat it. I use around 1/2 the bottle.
  7. Cover the roast with the lid and bake in the oven for at least 7 hours.
  8. Once it has cooked, take it out, and pull the meat apart, it should fall apart easily. Stir it around in the sauce in the pan, and serve!
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It is best to cook in a dutch oven or a casserole dish that has a lid. It holds in the moisture and won’t dry out your meat in the baking.


If you don’t know what a dutch oven is, you can use it on the stove top, and then it can go directly to the oven. Where as a casserole dish can’t be used on the stove top. I learned that a few years back, when I was watching a cooking show! 
bbq pulled beef
Once you pull the roast out of the oven, it will be very tender. Just grab a fork and it will just shred so easily. Then you use the bbq sauce in the bottom of the pan to soak the meat in to make it nice and flavored! 
BBQ Beef
You can eat this plain, serve on a bun, or whatever your heart desires. It is really easy prep work and taste really yummy. You can cook this in a crock pot, it will just change the flavor some, and we just prefer it in the oven, as it gives it a new flavor. 
I hope you all enjoy this recipe, and make sure to check out some more recipes you might be interested in trying! 

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Out and About – Family Picnic Fun! #jjcolespringstyle

Family Time Today – We went to Vet’s Park To Enjoy Lunch! 

I received the tote and blanket from JJ Cole, as promotional items courtesy of JJ Cole. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

family picnic

Today we made our way out to Vet’s Park for a family picnic! The weather has been extremely hot lately so we haven’t been doing to many outdoor activities, but the weather wasn’t as hot this morning so we thought to head over and have a little family picnic in the park!

geeseAt Vet’s park they have a little pond, and they have tons of geese that seem to live on it, so it is always fun getting to watch the geese, and see the beautiful scenery! The park even has a little sandy beach area for volleyball, and you can walk all the way around the whole pond! We love to come here, feed the fish and geese, and just enjoy nature! We would come here a lot when I was pregnant with Clay, so it is always fun coming back!


JJ Cole sent us the  Aqua Radian Bucket Tote and the Citrus Breeze Outdoor Blanket, that works perfectly for a good family picnic. The outdoor mat/blanket is great for any occasion. You can lay it out to protect you from grass or dirt. It is a really nice durable fabric, and is soft to sit on. It is 5 ft x 7 ft when it is layed out. The inner lining is perfect, if you have a spill you can easily wipe clean! It is water-resistant, which for anyone with kids knows how important that is!


It does fold up really easily, and has a strap so you can easily carry it like a bag, which is great for hauling it around! When you have a child, you know how much stuff you need for one simple trip. Diapers, food, snacks, toys, extra clothes, and the list goes on. Then if you are having a picnic like us, we got to pack for ourselves as well! Having something that folds up and easy to carry is a must for me anymore. 

jj cole

The bucket tote, is very roomy! It offers 13 pockets total, so you can fit a lot of things in this tote! It has a really fun print on the outside that is very stylish, and I get comments on how pretty my tote is when I wear it! It is very easy-to-clean, and is water resistant canvas! It does include stroller grips, which in the one picture you can see I am using them. It makes it to wear you can clip the bag onto your stroller so you don’t have to carry it on your shoulder! It makes it super handy. I am beyond in love with this tote!

Family Time

We truly had such a fun day, and after we did a little shopping! JJ Cole made our family picnic a little easier, and I am very thankful for this brand. We have bought products from them in the past, and it is always exceptional quality, and of course very stylish! I absolutely love their fun prints they use, and I highly recommend their products to family and friends!

What Have You Been Up to This Summer?! 

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Chili Cheese Frito Casserole – Quick To Make and Scrumptious

Makes for a Great Dinner – Nice and Hearty
chili cheese frito casserole

I made this chili cheese frito casserole last night, I had no idea what we have been missing! This is really pretty quick to whip up, and makes for a nice hearty meal! Adam is a huge fan of frito chili cheese pies, so I thought this could be a recipe he would enjoy a lot. It doesn’t taste fully like a classic frito chili pie/walking taco. I didn’t want to give anyone the impression this is going to taste exactly like it. But it is similar on flavor and equally good. 

adam and clay

Adam had gotten off a little early yesterday so he was spending time with Clay and letting me get a few things done around the house and get supper around. I was taking pictures of supper for this post and Adam and Clay wanted to get in on the action and get a picture together! It turned out so good, you can truly see the love between these two! I had told Adam this meal is easy enough that he might be able to cook it! Haha, he doesn’t really cook at all except for the grill, so finding meals that are simple are right up his alley!

chili frito casserole

As you can see it is packed full of meat, beans, tomatoes, cheese and more. I love the layer of sour cream on top, it adds a really nice flavor to the mix! Plus it has two layers of chips, and you can always add more chips for the crunch you desire. You can split this up and freeze half of the meat mixture to make for two different meals, but Adam loves his meat so we made it one jam packed hearty casserole! 

Chili Cheese Frito Casserole Recipe 

Chili Cheese Frito Casserole – Quick To Make and Scrumptious


  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 bag of frito chips
  • 1/2 packet of taco seasoning
  • diced onions (optional for topping)


  1. First off preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  2. Next spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a pan cook and ground up the hamburger, once that is all done toss in your tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chili beans. Also mix in 1/2 a packet of taco seasoning.
  4. In the bottom of the pan, add a thin layer of frito chips. Then pour the mixture into the pan, and then spread 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the meat mixture.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  6. Take it out of the oven, spread the sour cream on top of the mixture, then top with more chips and the rest of the shredded cheese.
  7. Bake an additonal 10 minutes to let the cheese get melted and browned a little.
  8. Serve and enjoy! Feel free to top with onions if you would like for your tasting.


You do not need to use the whole bag of chips, just add a good layer for top and bottom to your liking.

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If you make this recipe I hope you all enjoy it! We sure liked it and will for sure make it again in the future. I am always up for a good casserole!

What is your favorite casserole recipe? 

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Clay is 8 Months Old Today!

Clay 8 Months Old

Wow another month has come and gone, and Clay is officially 8 months old today! He is growing so fast but I love each day and watching him master new milestones! He is such a fun little guy and keeps us laughing and on our toes for sure!

Some New Milestones: 

  • He is sitting up by himself, he doesn’t need us helping him anymore with that! 
  • He is still crawling like crazy, and slowly acting like he wants to start standing while holding on to things. 
  • He said mom, momma the other day. It was so cute! 
  • Clay is mastering eating himself, he can feed himself a bit easier now. 
  • Drinking out of a sippy cup pretty well! 

8 months

Some things He is Enjoying: 

  • He loves to fake cough and then laugh about it. That is my favorite thing right now, he is so funny!! 
  • Scout is still his favorite toy, he loves hearing him say his name, it truly grabs his attention quick! 
  • Peek-a-boo is a fun game him and daddy play nightly together. 
  • When you make the roar sound to him he just loves it and giggles and smiles. 
  • His favorite snack is the sweet potato puffs, he just munches them right up. 
  • Still a bit shy when he first see’s someone, then after a bit he warms up and will smile and interact! 
  • He seems to love going to stores and shopping, he loves just looking around and seeing people and fun things! Hopefully that lasts as he gets older! 


We celebrated Adams first Father’s Day yesterday, it was so fun! He is such an amazing daddy and he deserves to know how much of an amazing dad he is! We went to the zoo on Saturday and then celebrated Father’s day with his dad on Sunday!

I hope you all enjoyed this update, and had a wonderful weekend! 



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LivRelief – Get to the ROOT Of Pain #TryLivRelief

Get rid of those muscle aches and pains today

This post is sponsored by LivRelief. All opinions are 100% my own. LivRelief 

It is never fun when you have had a long hard day and suffer from aches and pains, that is when LivRelief can come to the rescue! I know for me and Adam, we both get back aches a lot. He works in the oil field so he is constantly working hard, and it really wears on his muscles! He tends to get back pain and shoulder pain a lot. So having something on hand like LivRelief is something that is a must in our home! For me it is tending to our 8 month old!

Clay ApleyI chase Clay around, and all the bending and weird movements have started giving me a lot more back pain than I have had in the past. We have had many days where we take turns needing to have each other apply some relief cream to help us get through the days! 

I have had a chance to put LivRelief to good use this past week! My back has been killing me, I am not sure if it is the bed causing my back to hurt or all the bending with Clay, but needless to say I have been hurting. I had Adam rub some on my back before bed the other night and it really helped to relieve the pain. It truly had no real smell to it, which is so nice, and their was no burning, like other topicals I have used. I know for us we will be keeping this on hand to use for sure, when we are feeling the need! I would recommend this for sure to friends and family. I don’t have to be embarrassed putting it on and running errands, from a weird smell like other creams.

 No Burning or Tingle When You Apply 


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LivRelief doesn’t burn or tingle when you apply it, or leave a strong smell of menthol or worse on your skin you can smell all day! It has a nice faint fragrance, that smells nice!

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