appetizers & snacks

Jalapeno Cranberry Bombs

Jalapeno Cranberry Bombs are a slightly spicy baked dough filled with ham, swiss cheese, cranberry sauce and pickled jalapeno peppers.  Cranberry sauce is such a take it or leave it item. Most people add it to their Thanksgiving dinner spread but rarely is it the first thing to disappear from […]

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich is loaded with cured meats, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pepperoncini’s for a quick meal that’s filling and full of flavor.  A few weeks ago Tom and I were in the grocery store together (a rarity!) and he said that we should pick up lunch for the […]

S’mores Flavored Popcorn

S’mores Flavored Popcorn is a quick popcorn snack, made to taste like s’mores with the addition of graham cracker cereal, mini marshmallows and mini chocolate chips.  Lately Tom has given me some great ideas for recipes and this s’mores flavored popcorn is one of them. A few weeks ago, I […]

Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho

Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho is the perfect summer appetizer or side dish. A chilled soup, made with watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery and fresh herbs, it’s a light and refreshing option for those hot summer days.  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Please read my Disclosure Page for more information.  I’ve wanted to […]

Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches

Open-Faced Tomato Sandwiches are served on artisan bread with a creamy cucumber and fresh herb spread for the perfect bite of summer flavors. It’s Farmer’s Market Week! There is nothing better than getting to pick out fresh produce, jams and breads from a local farmers market and making a meal […]

Watermelon Cucumber Bites

Watermelon Cucumber Bites are a simple and refreshing appetizer that are great for any summer party! Does anyone else get super excited when watermelon finally makes its way back into the grocery stores again? I honestly get kind of giddy. Of course, I’m pretty much the only person in my […]

Carne Asada Fries

Carne Asada Fries are the best Mexican appetizer to your meal. Flavorful beef on top of crispy fries topped with cheese, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream. There is a Mexican restaurant not far from my house that has the most amazing food. We’ve tried multiple things on their menu and […]

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Everything Bagel Cheese Ball

Everything Bagel Cheese Ball will impress any guests. Soft and cheesy on the inside and coated with crunchy seeds on the outside, you’ll love this easy-to-make appetizer for all of your gatherings. You’ve had Everything but the Bagel seasoning by now right? I am sad to admit that it was only […]

Salami and Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Salami and Cream Cheese Roll Ups are a simple two-ingredient appetizer perfect for any party or gathering where you need a simple but tasty side dish. There’s a great Amish Market/Flea Market near my house that has some of the best foods I’ve ever tasted. From soft pretzels stuffed with […]

Thanksgiving Tacos

Back in September, my friend Jenn and I took a very unplanned trip to the beach over Labor Day weekend. We both love the beach but didn’t have any plans to go down for the holiday weekend, because traffic is usually a nightmare. But then Jenn posted some image about […]