Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

Homemade Sweet Potato Chips | Quick Microwave Snack Recipe

For the past couple of weeks we have been enjoying daily rounds of warm, fresh sweet potato chips...as a family. We got the ok to add sweet potatoes to my little guys diet - so now we are certified lovers of all things apple and sweet potato. This (why have I not done this before) recipe was given to us by CJ's nutritionist.  These chips are the simplest to make and the fact that they are so fresh and natural makes them pretty fantastic too. CJ gets his plain, though I like to add some sea salt to ours. I have yet to experiment with Continue reading

Game Day Food on a Stick Appetizers {Super Bowl Party Food} – Tuesday {ten}

In the spirit of the upcoming Game Day festivities, I thought I would round up some fun party food ideas for this weeks Tuesday {ten}. We all know food on a stick is an all time fair favorite of many and popping practically anything on wooden or metal skewer makes food options ten times more the fun. While they may take a little more time to prepare, the presentation is by far sure to impress your guests {even if it is a bunch of guys on game day}. These tasty little treats make clean up a snap and of course leave one hand free to hold your Continue reading

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe with Carapelli Olive Oil

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe with Carapelli Olive Oil

This post brought to you by Carapelli. All opinions are 100% mine. With the holiday party season quickly approaching, it's time to hit the kitchen and start gathering your quick and easy appetizer recipes. One of my favorite savory go-to's is Caramelized Onion Dip as it is simple and convenient to put together - plus budget friendly if you're serving a large crowd. If you have ever caramelized onions you know there is really not much to it other than a little patience - Though using a premium olive oil when sautéing is key to enhancing the Continue reading

Italian Hass Avocado Fries Recipe { & Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest}

Italian Hass Avocado Fries Recipe { & Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest}

This post brought to you by Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine. Football season has officially arrived and it's time to start pulling out your favorite game day recipes. If your a fan of avocados you already know they go way beyond the popular guacamole tailgating dishes. From appetizers to main dishes, there truly are avocado recipes for just about every occasion. Hass Avocados, the most popular avocado in California, are the only variety that are produced year round - making them always in season and Continue reading

My Tuesday {Ten} – a roundup of ten appetizers & mini desserts

My Tuesday {Ten} – a roundup of ten appetizers & mini desserts

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}.Since I'm in party mode I thought I would share 10 appetizer & mini dessert recipes this week, that have been in my inspiration folder waiting for just the right celebration. {keeping it short & sweet} The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes Continue reading

Sausage Cheese Ball Appetizers {GF}, a Betty Crocker Baker’s Challenge & Gluten Free Prize Pack Giveaway!

Sausage Cheese Ball Appetizers {GF}, a Betty Crocker Baker’s Challenge & Gluten Free Prize Pack Giveaway!

I have a few gluten free goodies to share so I thought I would pack them all into one awesome post... There is a delicious {so incredibly delicious I could not even tell it was GF} appetizer recipe, some pretty cool contest details for all the GF connoisseurs in the kitchen and a fabulous GF giveaway to kick-start every ones weekend! First Up: Hold the gluten, grab your apron and start your ovens! My good friends over at Betty Crocker is hosting their first-ever gluten-free recipe contest; The Baker’s Challenge Gluten Free Recipe Continue reading

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes Recipe {that can be made gluten-free}

Last week I had the pleasure to introduce you to the Gluten Freely website. If you have not yet taken a peek, I thought I would indulge you a little more by sharing one of their fabulous recipes for Mini Mac and Cheese Cakes. This tasty spin on an all time favorite can be made gluten free {if need be - thanks to General Mills} and are sure to be a huge hit, especially with the little kiddies. I have tested this recipe with both gluten-free and regular ingredients and I have to say we really enjoyed each version. I was actually surprised that Continue reading

Twisted Cheese Straws {recipe}

Our summer weekends are pretty much spent entirely outside so I am always looking for easy snacks I can quickly put together throughout the day. The pastry dough makes these treats light & crispy and the filling adds a burst of cheesy flavor. Twisted Cheese StrawsClick Here For Printable Recipe Ingredients 3/4 Cup of Grated Cheese of your choice 1/2 Teaspoon of Chili Powder 1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/8 Teaspoon of Salt 1 Large Egg 1 Tablespoon of Water 1 Sheet {1/2 a package} of Frozen Puff Pastry Continue reading