appetizers & snacks

#FootballFoods: Cheeseburger Bombs

‘Tis the football season, which to me, means hearty appetizers, gooey dips and my husband yelling at the television. I’m not really a football person;  I’m kind of Switzerland when it comes to the sport. Tom is from PA and a Steelers fan. But we live in Maryland, which is […]

Turkey Cranberry Cracker Bites

I’m terrible at eating on the weekends. During the week, I tend not to have a lot going on, but my weekends are always super busy. Even if it’s not running errands, there are recipes to make and blog, photographs to take and edit and now a house that never […]

#FabulousFallBounty: Prosciutto Wrapped Blue Cheese Pears

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products from the above mentioned sponsors in exchange for participating in this event.  I’ve learned to stop making really involved and filling appetizers for Thanksgiving because no one eats breakfast but comes over early and fills up on those and then doesn’t eat dinner. Since the […]

Chinese Pork Meatballs

Disclaimer: I received free products from Steviva in exchange for creating a recipe for the #Sweetenitup blogger challenge. All opinions are my own.  The smell of these meatballs is going to make your mouth water. Have you ever eaten Char Siu? It’s the Chinese version or barbecue made with pork […]

Orange Crush + Popcorn

For the past couple of years now it’s become a tradition for my cousin and I to spend a long weekend with my aunt and uncle at their house in Bethany Beach, DE. Even though it’s just the two of us, we call it a girl’s weekend. Each year is […]

#BundtBakers: Cheese Steak Bundt

For the past couple of months, I’ve tried to participate in #BundtBakers, but my recipes have just not turned out and I didn’t leave myself enough time to find a new one to make. Finally, for the July theme of unusual bundts, I’ve managed to get a recipe that not […]

Improv Cooking Challenge: Balsamic Berry Crostini

Many, many years ago I found out that putting balsamic vinegar on berries brought out their sweetness. It was something I initially would have never believed or tried, but I’m so glad that I did. I love how the tart vinegar pairs with the sweet berries and while I don’t […]

#BrunchWeek: Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of #BrunchWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.  With all of the craziness associated with buying a house and moving into it, I never got around to sharing with you how Easter went. […]

#RecipeMakeover: Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

I don’t know about you, but when I’m at a party I always gravitate towards towards the portion of the table where the dips are located. With most dips made up of cream cheese, sour cream and/or mayonnaise and then topped with at least a cup of shredded cheese, it’s […]

Halloween Peanut Butter Popcorn Mix

Since last Thanksgiving, I’ve really made an effort not to have a ton of complex recipes being made for a party or holiday. When I first started cooking and inviting people over to eat my food, I would sometimes spend 12+ hours in the kitchen preparing. That’s crazy.   I […]