Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip

Add a little fall flair to your usual soft pretzel snack, Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites with Bourbon Maple Cream Cheese Dip are simple to make and only require a handful of ingredients.  Ready in minutes and perfect for parties of 10 or 2. I finally got around to digging up some Halloween decorations.  It's been pretty busy around here and, like I mentioned yesterday, I just returned from a conference in Kansas City.  It was a totally blast and I learned a ton from a bunch of bloggers that … [Read more...]

Two-Ingredient Everything Parmesan Crisps

These easy appetizers are crispy, salty and completely addicting.  So simple to make with just two ingredients, Everything Parmesan Crisps will be your new favorite snack for absolutely EVERYTHING. I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I returned home from Kansas City on Saturday where I attended my new favorite food blogger conference, Chopped.  It was jam-packed with new learning opportunities and incredibly motivating people.  I started off the conference with an intimate photography … [Read more...]

Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing

Perfectly proportioned for snacking but loaded with bold, spicy flavor.  These Mini Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Russian Dressing are a great tailgating snack and a must have for parties.  Simple to make, easy to bake. Crossing things off my bucket list is always so satisfying...except when you do the one thing that then you need to do again and again.  Like go to New York City and visit Katz's Deli....and order a pastrami on rye or a giant, gut-busting Reuben sandwich.  Either way, be … [Read more...]

Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers

Sweet tomato jam and cheddar pair well in these addicting appetizers.  Tomato Jam and Cheddar Palmiers are simple to make with refrigerated puff pastry and add a surprisingly sweet treat to your appetizer table. Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope you're week is going swimmingly....the sun has returned to my corner of the earth and I'm bringing back summer just a little bit.  All this Halloween mumbo jumbo is jumping the gun a bit but I hope it's helping you plan your blow out Halloween … [Read more...]

Grilled Fajita Nachos

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®.  All opinions are my own. Smokey cedar planks are the perfect backdrop for these easy Grilled Fajita Nachos.  Chicken, steak, peppers and onions are all piled onto crisp tortilla chips and topped with creamy, melty VELVEETA®.  The perfect snack for summer and tailgating season.   Nachos for dinner.  It’s pretty simple.  I have had a pile of nachos for dinner countless times.  My obsession began when I lived in a tiny suburban … [Read more...]

Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Cheesy nirvana on top of a grilled pizza crust!  Grilled Philly Cheesesteak Pizza has all the makings of the classic Philly cheesesteak but made just for summer by grilling the entire thing right on the grill rack.  Crispy and incredibly amazing. Just in case you were wondering which ‘burb I reside in…the secret’s out.  I’m a Philly ‘burbs girl all the way.  Born here…moved for a bit…back with a vengeance, I … [Read more...]

Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Disclaimer: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Ronzoni, all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RonzoniSummer  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV   Light and healthy, Spinach Blue Cheese and Chickpea Pasta Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are stunning and delectable.  A great dish to serve when hosting a lunch or playdate, kids will love it too! I've been eating all the things lately.  You know...ALL the things.  Pizza, hot dogs … [Read more...]

Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. Surprise your barbecue guests this summer with a surprise inside a burger!  Cheese Stuffed Sliders with Balsamic Onion Jam are sure to be a hit on National Cheese Day as well as all summer long. I love small food.  I feel like if I am eating small food, I’m eating less…even if it ends up being more.  And then I can try a bunch of different things and I’m not committed to eating one item that I may not like.  I’m always … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Extra cheesy, creamy and tangy....Pepperoni Pizza Dip is just like your favorite pizza without the crust. Serve this treat at your Super Bowl party this Sunday and your guests will be hooked after the first bite. Like any normal person, I'm a pizza lover.  I like it all, any topping, any cheese, sauce, no sauce, veggies, meat-lovers....I will eat just about anything.  Put an egg on it....I'm there!  But I don't always love the crust.  Scratch that....I don't like the crust at all.  When I … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Dipped in hot sauce and wrapped in bacon, these Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders have half the calories of the fried version.  Serve them with this light Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce for the tastiest, guilt-free game day snack ever. Bacon gets a bad rap.  It's true.  Sure, some versions are loaded with sodium....and fat....but if you use it in moderation and in a way where you render off most of that fat it can be your friend.  It can make something you don't really love much taste … [Read more...]