Appetizers and Snacks

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Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Queso

Posted on Jan 20th, 2015

Just three ingredients is all you need to make this dreamy Slow Cooker Queso.  Today you're going to learn things about me I should probably…

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Savory Parmesan Ranch Granola

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

This shop, featuring cheesy, snackable Savory Ranch Granola, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. As always, all opinions are…

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Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2014

There's nothing like the fearlessness of a teenager to get you out of your crostini rut. These Roasted Balsamic Cranberry Brie Appetizers are so…

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Pear, Honey, and Cheddar Biscuits

Posted on Sep 17th, 2014

These tasty little Pear, Honey, and Cheese Biscuits are an easy appetizer for a party, but don't be surprised if you eat enough to turn them into a…

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Waffle Fry Slider Burgers

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

Pssst! I'm closing up my reader feedback survey this weekend, so if you haven't filled it out yet and would like to voice your opinion, click…

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Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese + Thoughts on Ferguson

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

Today, I'm sharing this simple summer appetizer made with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a mound of warm tangy goat cheese. Plus, I share why I…

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Tabbouleh Salad

Posted on Jul 30th, 2014

This classic Tabbouleh Salad is so refreshing and a great way to use up garden fresh mint and parsley! The other day I was watching Family Feud…

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad Stuffed Bell Peppers

Posted on May 13th, 2014

This Tex Mex inspired Chicken Salad is packed with bell peppers, cilantro, and lime for a bright, fresh flavor. Tis the season, my friends. No,…

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Pizza Fondue

Posted on Mar 27th, 2014

Sometimes, it's all about the delivery system. I mean, where would raisins be without ants on a log? Or kale without the green smoothie? Or…

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Copy Cat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014

In my opinion, there are two reasons to go to Red Lobster. 1. Shrimp Scampi and 2. Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Oh wait, there's a third: Dipping number…

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Easy Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014

Last week we learned how to make super easy croutons. Today, we learn how to make an eggless, anchovy-less Caesar dressing in under 5…

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3 Bean Cilantro Lime Salad

Posted on Jan 27th, 2014

Ah, the infamous Three Bean Salad. We all know it well. It's present at every potluck, summer picnic, and cookout, but it never seems to be anyone's…

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Potato Chip Crusted Jalapeno Ranch Cheeseball

Posted on Dec 27th, 2013

A classic cheeseball is spiced up with jalapenos, ranch seasoning, and a crunchy potato chip coating! The food blogging world is a wild and…

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Raspberry Brie Phyllo Bites #GGHoliday2013

Posted on Dec 11th, 2013

Friends, THANK YOU so much for all your support and kind comments on Facebook and Twitter over the past week. Between the stomach flu plague, the ER…

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20+ Nacho Recipes for Tailgating, Holiday Parties, and More

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013

I know, I know. It's the day after Thanksgiving and all you want to do is eat chard and drink flax smoothies all day. But guys, the holiday season…

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5 Minute Lightened Up Amish Peanut Butter

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

All it takes is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make this killer Amish Peanut Butter Spread. Your apples will thank you. Our family usually has our…

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Wonton Apple Pies with Caramel Dipping Sauce

Posted on Nov 8th, 2013

These Wonton Apple Pies are a super fun way to get your apple pie fix. Great for parties or Thanksgiving day snacking! Well guys, it's November…

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How To Make Healthy Sweet and Salty Trail Mix #SundaySupper

Posted on Sep 29th, 2013

Healthy, versatile, and totally adaptable, nothing curbs a crunch craving quite like a healthy, homemade sweet and salty trail mix. Every…

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Tomato Bacon Jam

Posted on Sep 24th, 2013

Sweet and smoky, this tomato bacon jam is like a surprise party for your tastebuds. I know, I know. We've all moved on. We're in fall mode. How…

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Crescent Wrapped Jalapeno and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Sep 20th, 2013

These Crescent Wrapped Peppers stuffed with La Terra Fina's Jalapeno and Artichoke Dip are a quick and easy appetizer everyone will love! There…

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Crispy Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

Posted on Sep 12th, 2013

It's week three of Football Friday and I've got some easy, crispy, gooey Wonton Mozzarella Sticks to get your tailgating weekend started off…

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Three Cheese Lasagna Dip

Posted on Aug 30th, 2013

What is it about dips that are so irresistible? Is it the layers of flavors and textures? How crazy easy they are to make? The joy of dunking a…

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Broiled Nectarines with Cashews, Bacon, Arugula, and Balsamic Cream

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

Fact: I am terrible at ordering at restaurants. The usual sequence of events goes something like this: I read through the entire menu, picking…

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Homemade Hummus and Spicy Turkish Ezme Salad #SundaySupper

Posted on Aug 11th, 2013

On Friday we learned how to make ridiculously smooth, creamy hummus. We skinned beans. It was kinda awkward. But in the end, it was totally worth…

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How to Make Ultra Smooth Homemade Hummus…or The Hummus Dreams Are Made Of

Posted on Aug 9th, 2013

Alright everybody. Take a deep breath. Here's the long, drawn out, overly dramatic story about how I finally discovered the perfect, ultimate,…

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Rosemary and Olive Oil Focaccia Bread

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

One day long ago, in our tiny little newlywed apartment, I got this insane desire to make homemade bread. Okay, no biggie, right? Except YES…

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Grilled Sweet Corn Salsa

Posted on Jul 4th, 2013

  The first summer that the Mr. and I were married, he made a surprising discovery. One day after coming home from work, we had this…

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Broiled Oranges with Toasted Coconut for #SundaySupper

Posted on Mar 31st, 2013

Today I'm going to keep things simple. I'm going to rub sugar into bright, juicy oranges, broil them up, and top them with coconut. And I'm going…

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza (On a Stick!) for Superbowl #SundaySupper

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2013

I was raised a Browns fan. *Cue the violins.* The Browns have only made the playoffs five times in my lifetime, and not once in the past decade.…

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Festive Greek Dip

Posted on Dec 27th, 2012

I don't know about y'all, but I'm in full-on holiday recovery mode. The past two weeks have been a frenzied marathon of cleaning, wrapping,…

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Pao de Queijo (Cheesy Puffs of Gluten Free Goodness)

Posted on Oct 16th, 2012

A few months ago a new restaurant popped up in the Arena District called Rodizio Grill, which is a brazilian steakhouse. If you've never been to a…

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Bruschetta with Feta and Mozzarella

Posted on Aug 21st, 2012

When we were in Cape Cod last summer we celebrated a late anniversary at a restaurant called The Ocean House. It was a cozy sort of place with a view…

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Olympic Greatness: Jalapeno Ranch Chicken Fire Balls

Posted on Jul 27th, 2012

The opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games are tonight, which pretty much means the Mr. and I are settling in for 2 solid weeks of volleyball,…

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Watermelon Salsa

Posted on Jul 24th, 2012

The Mr. and I love watermelon. And we're definitely capable of pounding a hefty pile of watermelon in one sitting. But buying a giant 5 lb…

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BLT Guacamole

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012

Guacamole should be the poster child for the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover."  I mean honestly, it's a pile of green goop. You don't look…

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Open Face Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Parmesan Crisps

Posted on Jun 25th, 2012

I know, I know. The title for this post is waaaaay too long. The sad truth is, this is the shortened version. I also wanted to include "with herbs…

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Hummus, Red Pepper, and Roast Beef Crostini

Posted on May 7th, 2012

You know the people that make entertaining seem effortless? You arrive at their house and are greeted with the smell of "Fresh Ocean Linen with Hint…

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Meat Candy

Posted on Mar 15th, 2012

The Mr.'s birthday was last weekend which meant three things were bound to happen: 1. A Party. 2. An ice cream cake. 3. A crock pot full of…

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Last Minute Super Bowl Party Recipes

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2012

Is it just me or was February a sneaky month this year? Last thing I remember I was cleaning up wrapping paper and then BOOM...February was here. I…

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Turkey Enchilada Roll Ups

Posted on Nov 26th, 2011

Thanksgiving is the day that reminds me most of God's extravagant love for us. Is there any clearer picture of His great abundance and provision than…

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Crispy Chicken Fire Balls

Posted on Oct 30th, 2011

You've probably figured out by now that I'm sort of obsessed with fall. Fruity baked desserts, hearty soups, colored leaves--it's all great. But it's…

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Jalapeno Feta Dip

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2011

Question: What do you get when you combine a block of feta cheese, a few spicy jalapenos, and a couple roasted garlic cloves? Answer: The best. dip.…

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Roasted Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

Posted on Sep 14th, 2011

You may have remembered me mentioning a garden awhile back. This garden was supposed to be simple. Neat. Orderly. And produce perfect produce that…

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Pesto Tomato Crostini with Balsamic Reduction

Posted on Aug 24th, 2011

3 things I learned today.1. My puppy is the cutest. (See photo)2. German Village has stupid parking laws. And apparently I'm an offender now. (See…

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Crazy Good White Chocolate Popcorn

Posted on Jul 31st, 2011

This recipe doesn't really have a name. I totally just made that title up five minutes ago.It went something like this:White Chocolate Popcorn. No,…

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My Favorite Party Chex Mix

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

This sweet and salty Ranch Chex Mix is an addicting snack and always a hit at parties! My senior year of college I lived in a house with seven…

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