Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta Toasts

This is such a decadent appetizer! I love it for summertime and it’s such a fresh, creative way to serve shrimp. Plus who doesn’t love cheese bread?! A baguette or some French bread would work for this too, if you want a crunchier end result, but I think ciabatta is just perfect! Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta…

Pickled Eggs with Beets

I love beets. I love beets so much. I could sit and eat them by the bowlful! And I love eggs, too. This puts the two together and is a classic at Eastertime, however I wouldn’t complain a bit if we started having these more often! 😋  Pickled Eggs with Beets Serves: 12 2-…

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

Round out your Saint Patty’s Day feast (or any party for that matter) with this decadent, moist, fudgy Guinness Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze from The Hungry Housewife! This would be a PERFECT Father’s Day cake too, or for a special guys birthday… Don’t forget to check out my other great St. Patrick’s Day meal…

Cookie Dough Dip

Let’s admit it… the best part about baking chocolate chip cookies is sneaking some of the raw cookie dough. So why not just skip the oven all together with this decadent dessert dip alternative… completely safe to eat “raw” too because there are no eggs! Cookie Dough Dip Serves: 6-8 1 stick unsalted butter, softened…

Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

Lighten up pizza night with this fresh caprese flatbread! Made with whole wheat naan bread and topped with freshly roasted grape tomatoes, creamy fresh mozzerella and topped with a sweet balsamic reduction and fresh basil, you won’t miss the calories of a traditional take-out pizza one bit! Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction Serves: 2 pizzas 2 pieces…

Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

These are mad easy and guaranteed to disappear fast at your next party! Might want to make a double batch! 🥓😉 Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies Serves: 78 Smokies  2 packs Hillshire Farms Little Smokies 2 16 oz. packs Bacon 1 c. dark brown sugar, divided 1 stick butter Preheat oven to 375 degrees. …

Buffalo Ranch Cheese Ball 

This was actually the first cheeseball I ever made! I made it for some co-workers and it was a huge hit! There are lots of fancy cheese ball recipes out there but who doesn’t love buffalo and ranch flavors? This would be perfect for any party, game days, and for adults and kids alike! Original…

Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese

I love these as a holiday appetizer because the red of the tomatoes with the bright green cucumbers just feels so Christmasy! But they are so fresh and light that they would certainly fit in at a summer gathering, shower, or any event! Recipe courtesy of Valya’s Taste of Home. Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese…

Pear & Ricotta Crostini

A simple, elegant appetizer with only five ingredients! You could do so many different variations of fruits and nuts with these as well, but this pear and walnut version with a hint of honey is delicious! Recipe credit: Martha Stewart Pear & Ricotta Crostini Serves: 16 small or 8 large pieces 1/2 baguette 1 1/4 c….

Stuffing Balls

Nan was good enough to share this family favorite recipe with y’all… stuffing balls! They are staple side dish now at our Thanksgiving table, and I promise if you make them this year, your family will be expecting them every turkey day as well! They are SO good!! 😋 Stuffing Balls Serves: 24 balls 2…

Spinach Artichoke Cups

This is a super simple twist on the classic spinach-artichoke dip. And who doesn’t love spinach dip, right? But these Spinach Artichoke Cups feel a bit more elegant, plus in my opinion are more party-friendly because you can grab one and go, no one has to mess around spooning dip onto their plates. They are one…

Pigs in a Blanket (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

These are a staple in our family. Nan makes them anytime my uncle George comes home to visit from Maine, every Christmas Eve, and a few other occasions throughout the year. I’m sure some of you may have had similar recipes, but Nan’s are the best! (Sorry not sorry 😎)… and we call them Pigs…