Thursday, November 7, 2013
Now you can enjoy your favorite Spicy Queso Blanco Dip at home. Our Applebee's copycat recipe couldn't taste better. This creamy cheesy dip with a little kick is loaded with 2 cheeses, fresh herbs and just enough heat to make your tongue tingle.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Fried pickles are a fabulous appetizer that you may think you can only enjoy at your local Hooters restaurant. NOT true. Now you can enjoy your favorite fried pickles at home with our simple recipe that is ready in a snap!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
No game day party, get together or gathering is complete without a fabulous spread! Chad and I are not sport fanatics, but we love a good game. Even when it was just the two of us we had a tradition of having a fajita bar, salsa, guacamole and chips. It was so much fun and so delicious. When the food is good it seems to hurt a little less when your team loses, not that I would know anything about that. Right Chad?
Saturday, October 26, 2013
While we were in the midst of planning our Haunted Halloween Party I was brainstorming all sorts of cool party food and I realized that I could turn my favorite salsa into a bloody mary salsa just by adding a few ingredients. What appetizer could be more fun for an adult party?
Thursday, October 24, 2013
We are so excited to be partnering with Kings Hawaiian® to bring you this fabulous Holiday perfect recipe. I love the holiday season, love parties and love love love holiday parties. Although I used to be the gal to spend all day in the kitchen and have a few of my besties over to help before the party, simple is now my middle name. I love little time savers in the kitchen. When I can find time savers for a party its a double bonus. Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend with my friends.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Living in the southwest guacamole is incredibly common. I have to say I have sampled truckloads of guacamole in the years I have lived here. But, there is one that always sticks in my mind. The guacamole from Chipotle is incredibly memorable. I knew I had to recreate it so I could enjoy it at home.
Monday, October 7, 2013
We are so excited to be partnering with Terrapin Ridge Farms. We love fun dips, sauces and toppings and that is just the beginning of what we found on their site. Playing with their sauces, spreads, dips and glazes was so much fun. I can not believe all the flavors that are available.
I remember, a few months ago while vacationing we ran into this great boutique shop that sold salsas, jellies and jams. We spent hours in there sampling the different flavors. I have such appreciation for unusal flavor combinations and we were looking for something to really knock our socks off.
After working with Terrapin Ridge Farms over the last few months I am completely and totally blown away by the fabulous flavor combinations available from one brand. I was most taken by their commitment to quality. They use the very best ingredients and most are all natural and gluten free. Which makes me feel great about serving them to my 3 year old.
While I enjoyed playing with all of their products, and believe me there are an array of amazing flavor combinations, my favorite was their Sriracha Sauce. I swear it is perfect heat for me. Living in the southwest we eat a lot of hot peppers, spices and hot flavors. I like heat but I am more of a medium heat kinda girl. Where Chad loves Serrano and Habaneros, they can be a little much for me. This Sriracha Sauce is perfect. It starts off with the classic sriracha and they add tomato puree and some smoky spices to really knock it out of the park.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
When you break it all down I am a simple gal. I like to make things from scratch, but in the end some days, convenience is king! I have been a long time lover of sandwiches and truly enjoy dressing them up. Now don't get me wrong the PB&J that my daughter enjoys more times that I could handle is not what I mean by sandwich lover.
I enjoy meat packed sandwiches that have cheese and scrumptious sauce dripping from them. I love a nice grilled crusty exterior and did I mention cheese? That is a sandwich that you can call a meal!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Finding the perfect finger food to blow your friends minds is a tough feat, whether its for game day or card night. But these certainly fit the bill. Chad has been begging for pretzels since we made out Pretzel Rolls last year. Well I finally decided to make them. I don't know what I was waiting for. I guess I needed to create something outrageous and simple at the same time. With these cheesy stuffed pretzel bites, I have succeeded! They are crazy good.
Monday, August 26, 2013
'Bite size' finger food seems to be the theme around here. We have enjoyed countless quinoa bite lunches. Then came the pizza bites and you had to know the cheeseburger bites would not be far behind. Bite Size Bacon Double Cheeseburger Puffs tastes just like a burger in a bite size puff. They are soft, tender and a little buttery just like a hamburger bun.
Loaded with makings of our favorite burgers: beef, bacon and cheese. They are a complete hit. Chad raved about them. He was so excited. He kept dipping them in ketchup and saying "Its amazing they taste just like a bacon double cheeseburger". I was in total agreement. Well there you have it....
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Finding meal options for my 3 year old is a never ending battle. Her picky phases change more than the tides. It seems I can never keep up. I am forever trying to feed her healthy balanced meals. Being an avid recipe developer comes in handy in this case. She has been in a bite size food phase lately so I decided to make Bite Size Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Puffs that I can make ahead and freeze.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
I fondly remember cheese, sausage and Triscuit crackers on the appetizer table of every party my family ever hosted since I was a child. So, naturally when we were asked to partner with Triscuit we were extremely excited!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Can you believe Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. You may remember our 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip and our 4 Layer Pizza Dip that we have raved about. Loaded with our favorite flavors all packed into an awesome dip. We love these dips that double as a meal.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the Gourmet Garden brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.
It has been an amazing week with Gourmet Garden. I can't begin to tell you how hooked on their herbs and spices I am. Well, I guess I can try... These herbs and spices translate perfectly in every recipe I have tried. I have cooked them, added them to raw dishes, made drinks with them, made pesto, I even add them to my eggs in the morning and beat them together and make an omelet.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Game day or Valentine's Day these are an impressive appetizer! Cheesy Sun-dried Tomato Turkey Meatball Poppers are packed with Italian flavors, cheesy and moist meatballs loaded with sun-dried tomatoes, and tasty fresh herbs and spices.
Friday, January 25, 2013
I have a 'thing' for meatballs, you could even call it love. I adore them for so many reasons. Meatballs are limitless, any meat, or no meat. Any flavor, any style. Serve them for dinner, game day appetizer, fancy them up for a cocktail party. There are absolutely no boundaries or rules with meatballs, okay perhaps one rule...
Monday, January 21, 2013
I have to admit, I am not a big TV sports fan. Don't get me wrong, I love a good game in the ball park! Baseball, football, volleyball. But, watching sports on TV has never done anything for me. That is EXCEPT for the Super Bowl. I love to watch that game and of course have a really fun party.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
These incredibly scrumptious and flavorful Baked Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers prove that Game Day doesn't have to be filled with high calorie and fat laden appetizers. Park these bad boys on the table and the guys and girls will gobble them up!!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
There is no better food option on New Year's Eve than finger food and appetizers! We have picked out our favorites to share with you. These disappear like magic at our parties and I am sure they will be a huge hit at yours too!