Cindy Ensley

Blogger - Hungry Girl por Vida
Cindy has always been drawn to all things creative. To her, cooking is the ultimate creative outlet, blending the practical with pretty. On her blog, she loves to make and share recipes that are as visually appealing as they are delicious. Her work has been featured in/on Artful Blogging magazine, Couch Magazine (Germany), HuffPost Taste, Food & Wine Magazine Blog, Women’s Weekly Magazine (UK), and more. When she’s not scheming up new recipe ideas, Cindy can be found hanging out in central Michigan with her husband and two pups.
June 27, 2015
Inspired by the classic Southern cake, these over-the-top flapjacks are nothing short of fabulous. READ MORE
November 24, 2015
This no-fuss cookie tart is full of flavor and perfect for the holidays! READ MORE
November 19, 2015
Classic cocktail meatballs get an extra flavor kick from cranberry sauce and chipotle peppers in adobo. READ MORE
October 5, 2015
These customizable Cheerios snack bars are crazy-easy to make at home, thanks to a few ingredients you probably have in your pantry. READ MORE
November 1, 2013
It’s the day after Thanksgiving! Make use of all those Thanksgiving extras with this festive biscuit sandwich bar. READ MORE
August 1, 2014
Just a few simple tweaks enhance this chocolate-y, all-American dessert. READ MORE
October 19, 2015
Spiced applesauce cookies are a quintessential fall dessert, and this recipe—complete with an irresistible browned butter frosting—is no exception! READ MORE
March 15, 2015
Who says you have to pay big bucks for big deli flavors? Crock-cooked boneless pork ribs and tangy pickled peppers give these sammies heft; melt-y pepperjack makes them pop. READ MORE
July 25, 2014
Layers of brownie, graham and no-bake cheesecake elevate these parfaits to decadent heights. READ MORE
March 10, 2014
This saucy noodle dish packs a one-two punch of flavor and protein, with roasted meatballs, broccoli and a umami-packed no-cook sauce. READ MORE
February 18, 2014
A sweet, crumbly topping makes this classic treat into something a little more special in this Streusel Topped Banana Bread. READ MORE
December 13, 2014
This warming, slightly spicy winter sangria is so easy! Just mix it up in the slow cooker and you’re good to go. READ MORE
June 7, 2015
Versatile, juicy and ultra-affordable, see how we transform pesto-kissed chicken thighs into two family friendly dinners. READ MORE
November 17, 2014
Fresh thyme, apples, sage and crème fraiche give this slow-simmered chicken dinner irresistible depth. READ MORE
April 27, 2014
Betty blogger Cindy Ensley reinvents a family recipe making it easier (and portion-controlled). READ MORE
August 24, 2014
Proving once again that bacon makes everything better, this slow-simmered appetizer screams summer. READ MORE
March 31, 2014
Winner, winner, skillet chicken dinner. READ MORE
August 6, 2014
Betty blogger Cindy Ensley puts a skillet-baked, streusel-topped twist on a quintessential summer recipe. READ MORE
October 21, 2013
Rotisserie chicken and a few Old El Paso pantry goods come together to make these easy and versatile burrito bowls. READ MORE
August 6, 2013
Switch up your campfire classic with these cool S’mores Ice Cream Bars. READ MORE
August 4, 2014
Fresh mint provides an earthy aspect to this sweet-tart thirst-quencher. Serve straight-up or spiked, it’s delicious either way! READ MORE
April 15, 2015
Lemon bar lovers, this sweet-tart blondie recipe will be your new obsession. READ MORE
April 17, 2014
This cake is a party on a plate. READ MORE
May 2, 2014
Sweet and salty, with a bit of chew and chocolate, these bars are nothing but (the best kind of) trouble. READ MORE
August 20, 2013
Peaches and cream become simple, hand-held treats with these Peach and Cream Cheese Hand Pies. READ MORE
November 10, 2013
Tender pumpkin-laced dough is swirled with warm spices, baked up into golden buns and then smeared with a nutty brown butter icing. READ MORE
March 14, 2014
Thin-sliced eggplant replaces the pasta in this hearty veggie-filled casserole. READ MORE
June 29, 2015
Crunchy Chex cereal, gooey marshmallows and freeze-dried berries lend Fourth of July flair to this crowd-ready pan of no-bake treats. READ MORE
September 23, 2013
Apple-flecked churros with salted-caramel dipping sauce are an indulgent spin on a fall-time favorite. READ MORE
September 3, 2013
Teeny turkey and zucchini meatballs boast a gooey mozzarella surprise inside in this easy weeknight pasta dish! READ MORE
March 28, 2014
Enjoy all rich flavors of Black Forest cake, encapsulated in an indulgent, two-bite dessert. READ MORE
December 11, 2013
Ditch the powdered stuff and whip up a batch of decadent hot cocoa truffles. They’re easy to make and oh-so delicious! READ MORE
October 11, 2014
Lunch hour lost its luster? Stock your freezer with these grab-and-go burritos for a deliciously filling meal that’s ready when you are. READ MORE
January 22, 2014
The flavors of buffalo wings comes together in salad form with plenty of fresh and crunchy vegetables, crispy garlic croutons, spicy-sauced chicken and a light, Greek-yogurt based, blue-cheese dressing. READ MORE
January 15, 2014
Betty blogger Cindy Ensley shares a lightened up version of this childhood classic. You won’t miss the meat! READ MORE
July 11, 2013
Betty Blogger Cindy Ensley of Hungry Girl por Vida channels the flavors of her favorite summertime treat into these fun ice-cream wafflewiches. READ MORE
August 8, 2014
The newest doughnut craze sweeping the nation has blogger Cindy Ensley of Hungry Girl por Vida reaching for her waffle iron to make delicious glazed waffle doughnuts. See how she does it! READ MORE
May 11, 2015
All you need are a few simple pantry ingredients to put this delicious chicken dinner together. READ MORE
June 29, 2015
Grill up a salmon masterpiece with our easy-to-follow guide. READ MORE
July 14, 2014
This platter of juicy grilled pork and spicy plum salsa looks super-impressive, but is remarkably easy to pull off. READ MORE
June 20, 2013
With crisp greens, savory pork, a little sharpness from the red onion, toasty almonds, creamy and pungent gorgonzola, fruity vinaigrette and sweet-tart dried cherries, the combination is hard not to love. READ MORE
June 8, 2015
Prep the bowl components up to two days ahead of time for super-easy night-of prep READ MORE
August 12, 2013
No need to hunt for green tomatoes at the market! Make these Fried Cherry Tomatoes with easy-to-find cherry tomatoes from the grocery store. READ MORE
May 30, 2015
No offense, baked Brie, but this bacon-broccoli-cheese dip has stolen our hearts. Even better? You can make it ahead, freeze and bake when company comes! READ MORE
April 22, 2015
Plan ahead for hurried mornings and prep a batch of freezer-friendly breakfast bites today. READ MORE
December 6, 2014
Prep these sweet (and slightly tart) scones ahead of time and freeze until you’re ready to bake! READ MORE
November 22, 2013
A double-dose of ginger and a hefty hit of fizz make this big-batch punch just right for the holidays. READ MORE
December 19, 2013
More than just a drink, eggnog’s the perfect ingredient to infuse some delicious holiday flavor into these tender, nutmeg-laced cupcakes. READ MORE
June 15, 2015
This combo of two family favorites—quesadillas and enchiladas—is the definition of delicious. READ MORE
August 13, 2013
Two kinds of apples come together to make a sweet ‘n’ tart apple freezer jam perfect for topping warm pancakes. READ MORE
June 27, 2014
Betty blogger Cindy Ensley puts a peanut butter-y spin on a classic summer dessert. READ MORE
April 5, 2014
Because when there’s no time for baking, there’s always time for dessert. READ MORE
August 25, 2014
Beat the heat with a gorgeous, three-ingredient shortcake. READ MORE
December 22, 2013
Looking for a last-minute gift or stocking-stuffer idea? With just a few supplies, you can whip up a ton of these fun spice mixes and still have time to spare. READ MORE
April 3, 2014
Forget frozen, these delicious fresh-made fish sticks are too easy! READ MORE
February 17, 2014
Crisp salami, garlic and pita croutons; combine with bold condiments to make this salad a fresh and flavorful meal in itself. READ MORE
November 23, 2015
Give simple button mushrooms an elegant flavor upgrade with this creamy, delicious slow-cooker recipe. READ MORE
February 5, 2014
Get a creamy, satisfying pasta dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes? Betty blogger Cindy Ensley shares a one-pot wonder that promises just that. READ MORE
February 17, 2014
Are you ready for some country? Get some down-home comfort food on the table tonight with this easy, freezer-friendly casserole. READ MORE
November 25, 2013
Share the magic of homemade holiday cookies with these fun-to-make jar gifts! READ MORE
January 30, 2015
Can't decide between cheesecake and brownies? Try these quick-fix brownie cups, filled with an indulgent cookie butter cheesecake. READ MORE
August 27, 2015
Move over sloppy joes, there’s a new family favorite sandwich in town. READ MORE
December 16, 2013
Spicy gingerbread melds with chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting in this easy, from-scratch cake. READ MORE
November 10, 2014
Take a break from traditional enchiladas and enjoy this bacon-ranch infused twist tonight. READ MORE
January 15, 2015
Does “eat more veggies” appear on your list of resolutions this year? If so, try this Southwestern twist on stuffed zucchini, made easy with Suddenly Grain Salad. READ MORE
February 22, 2014
Two comfort-food classics come together in one heavenly skillet. READ MORE
July 16, 2013
What do you get when you combine a cinnamon-y sweet breakfast cereal and a classic creamy dessert? This pie, that’s what! READ MORE
April 9, 2014
A combination of two classic treats—carrot cake and doughnuts—this recipe is one mash-up you don’t want to miss. READ MORE
January 21, 2015
Knock brunch out of the park with this delicious coffee cake, flavored with brown butter, flecked with bourbon-soaked cherries and swirled with crunchy pecan streusel. No one will ever guess it starts with Betty Crocker cake mix! READ MORE
January 8, 2014
Savory stroganoff meets tender veggies and flaky pie crust to make these individual mini pies. Perfect with a salad for dinner or tucked into a lunchbox. READ MORE
September 5, 2013
Breakfast for dinner is a fun and economical solution for switching up weeknight meals — you can bank on brinner! READ MORE
April 25, 2013
Pantry staples and a store-bought rotisserie chicken make quick-work of the prep for these taquitos, perfect for a busy weeknight. READ MORE
August 14, 2013
The first day of school is always full of excitement and anticipation. Begin the year with a celebratory pancake bar full of fun toppings for a custom breakfast to keep those young minds fueled for lots of learning! READ MORE
January 25, 2014
Skip the drive-thru and doctor up a delicious English muffin breakfast sandwich at home with homemade pesto and better-for-you turkey sausage. READ MORE
October 15, 2013
Give your morning routine a boost of protein by using Bisquick® and Yoplait® Greek Yogurt to mix up some extra fluffy Vanilla Protein Pancakes. READ MORE
June 27, 2013
Easy to clean-up foil packets make summer dining a breeze. READ MORE
June 25, 2013
Do-ahead ingredients make assembling these fruity, sparkling soda floats quick and easy.
July 21, 2015
Classic shrimp cocktail and crunchy tostadas come together in this incredibly easy summer supper. READ MORE
June 26, 2015
Fussy Fourth of July desserts are so not worth your time. Soak up every bit of sunshine and serve up slices of this frosty “cake” topped with whipped cream and berries. READ MORE
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