Funnel Cake Fries

Funnel Cake Fries

Funnel Cake Fries with Marshmallow Fluff Dip!!!! My life is now complete. We love these SO much more than regular funnel cake because they’re so much easier to grab and eat without getting powdered sugar literally everywhere.     These are seriously so much fun. Treat yourself to Funnel Cake Fries this weekend!! 🙂     INGREDIENTS:   Making homemade funnel cakes from scratch is so easy. You only need a few ingredients, like flour, sugar, salt, milk,...

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Crunchy Taco Cups

Crunchy Taco Cups

How fun are these little Taco Cups made in a muffin tin?? Kevin LOVED them, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to make tacos another way again! They’re layers of crunchy taco shell, seasoned beef, spicy tomatoes, and gooey cheese all in one perfect bite.     They were such a huge hit because, you see, I am a soft taco kind girl. But Kevin prefers crunchy tacos. So whenever we had taco night, we always had to make two different kinds. BUT. These tasty little taco...

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Chili Lime Baked Shrimp Cups

Chili Lime Baked Shrimp Cups

These are the perfect party appetizer. Wonton wrappers are baked in the oven until crisp, filled with arugula, a lime sour cream, and then topped with a big juicy chili-lime baked shrimp.     The shrimp are a little spicy from chili powder, the lime brightens everything up and the arugula keeps the whole thing fresh. You can make the wonton cups in advance, but assemble the cups with the arugula, sour cream and shrimp just before serving.     Wonton Cups...

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Perfect appetizers – meatballs stacked with all of the ingredients for a deluxe bacon cheeseburger!     That crazy busy time of the year is upon us.  Back to school,  with all of the craziness that entails, football and tailgating, then before you know it the holidays will be here.  Us busy parents need help.  Some easy recipes to get us through, some snack hacks!   I baked the Farm Rich Original Meatballs on a cookie sheet.  While they were baking I skewered...

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Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle

Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle are perfect bites of freshness. Enjoy this healthy appetizer recipe year round!   Mini mozzarella cheese balls skewered with tender basil leaves and juicy tomatoes, drizzled with tangy-sweet balsamic reduction will knock. Your. Socks. Off.     Each layered is loaded with bold-yet-fresh flavors that combine in a bite that is nearly indescribable. It is SO good!   INGREDIENTS:   1 cup balsamic vinegar cherry or...

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Baked Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups

Baked Jalapeno Popper Phyllo Cups

Easy to make and even easier to eat, these baked jalapeno popper phyllo cups are the ultimate appetizer! Everyone is sure to adore this jazzed up, bite-sized, crowd-pleasing recipe!     This is totally one of those bonus recipe inception type of deals with a recipe within a recipe. You can follow the full schpiel and make the jalapeño bites as written above or simply serve the filling up as a dip with a small mountain of tortilla chips, some fresh bakery baguette,...

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Fig & Brie Appetizers

Fig & Brie Appetizers

One of the defining features of our front yard is a giant fig tree. Each summer we harvest over 100 figs and many of these get turned into delicious jam. We’ve learned that strawberry-fig jam is the best combination as it creates a bit more complex and sweet flavor. Today I am sharing a delicious recipe with all of you that features this amazing jam. This Fig & Brie appetizer is perfect year round; when enjoyed during the middle of winter it can be a glimpse into summer...

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Rosemary Almond Goat Cheese Crostinis

Rosemary Almond Goat Cheese Crostinis

These little crostinis are topped with goat cheese, almonds, rosemary and honey. They’re a perfect combination of flavors and textures, and make an awesome appetizer for entertaining!     One standout was these amazing little crostinis with goat cheese, rosemary, Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds, and a little extra drizzle of honey. They were tangy and sweet, and the rosemary gave them such great flavor.     INGREDIENTS: 1 French baguette Olive oil 8...

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Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

These Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are totally addictive – and if you’re looking for a low carb snack or lunch this is the recipe you need. Boring food isn’t going to keep me sticking to any kind of diet, I’ve learned that before. So what I set out to do is make more interesting food that’s going to make me actually want to eat it. Buffalo chicken anything always keeps me pretty interested. Wings are number one, which if you’re following low carb type diet isn’t the worst...

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Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This Spinach and Artichoke dip is dairy-free, but just as flavorful and creamy as the original version! It’s a perfect way to sideline meat and celebrate #MeatlessMondayNight on game nights! Since Spinach and Artichoke Dip is one of my favorite Monday Night Football treats, I thought it would be a great one to tackle. I had seen a yummy vegan version on Plant Powered Kitchen and thought it would be the perfect recipe to try some Silk Almond Milk in!      ...

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Dilly Cucumber Bites

Dilly Cucumber Bites

These fresh Dilly Cucumber Bites make a great healthy appetizer. Cucumber slices are topped with a fresh dill cream cheese and yogurt mixture, and finished with a juicy cherry tomato. Parties and get-togethers are a great excuse to make some of my favorite more indulgent treats, like brownies and cookies and cheesy dips. But this past month I had so many occasions to make snacks that I actually got a little sick of eating junk. Can you believe it?     Dill and...

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Goat Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta

Goat Cheese and Tomato Bruschetta

These bruschetta with goat cheese and tomato can be served as an appetizer, or as a starter, so give some freedom to your imagination! Very cool and very simple to make, these little sandwiches can be found across Italy of course, but also in the south of France around the Nice area. Radish and celery bring a slightly spicy freshness to cheese. The choice of bread is important so try to find a good country bread that you will slice by yourself at the last minute for not to...

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Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

This Smoky Sun Dried Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the perfect dip for a party! For a special occasion, this hummus is great served in mini glasses (I used shot glasses) with long skinny vegetables.     INGREDIENTS: 1½ cups (15 ounce can) cannellini beans or chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved 2 cloves garlic 1 cup roasted red bell peppers ½ cup sun dried tomatoes (not the ones in oil) ÂĽ cup tahini 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ÂĽ teaspoon Spanish smoked...

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Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-ups

Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-ups

I love roll-ups (or pinwheels if you prefer) for entertaining. Not only are they simple to make, but they look beautiful and are full of flavor. These roll-ups channel the flavors of a classic Italian sub. To start, a layer of cream cheese is loaded with Italian seasonings and sub sandwich veggies. This stuff is yummy. I especially love the addition of the banana peppers.     With the cream cheese layer evenly spread on a tortilla, you can start building the other...

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Spirng Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups

Spirng Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups

These spring herb cream cheese appetizer cups scream spring and are easy to make – they come together in minutes they are a stunning addition to any appetizer spread. These spring herb cream cheese appetizer cups are the perfect thing.     These cream cheese appetizer cups use spreadable chive and onion cream cheese. This is a beautiful thing for two reasons: No need to soften a brick of cream cheese. When you are looking for a quick appetizer idea, you don’t want...

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Easy Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

Easy Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

These meatballs are a little bit different…in a very good way. They start off with your favorite biscuit or baking mix (I used Bisquick). Add a little cheese, a little spicy sausage and you’re off to a good start. I used Italian sausage for these sausage balls but you can use any type of sausage you like – spicy or not spicy – it’s up to you.   INGREDIENTS:  1 lb hot or spicy Italian sausage 3 cups biscuit/baking mix 1 egg, lightly beaten...

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Sun Dried Tomato, Pesto, and Garlic Bites

Sun Dried Tomato, Pesto, and Garlic Bites

These Sun Dried Tomato, Pesto, and Garlic Bites are an easy bite-size appetizer recipe that is perfect for your next Oscar party! Appetizers, drinks, and swag bags, oh my! There are so many cute, and delicious ideas on this list I don’t even know where to begin!   Our recipe is for a simple, but elegant, Sun Dried Tomato, Pesto and Garlic bite-size appetizer, made with creamy, garlic whipped cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and a little pesto. They are beautiful little...

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Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs

Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are no exception. Cream Cheese Deviled Eggs are something so spectacular you’ll kick yourself for not trying them sooner. The cream cheese adds such creaminess and smoothness to the filling that it’s impossible to resist.     INGREDIENTS: 10 hard boiled eggs 4 oz cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tsp Dijon mustard or plain yellow mustard 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper or white pepper paprika to sprinkle on top  ...

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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Get ready for summer with this festive appetizer! Sweet strawberries, tart balsamic, flavorful basil, and tangy goat cheese, all on a comforting baguette.     And seriously, this strawberry and goat cheese bruschetta was so easy to throw together, and hits all the right marks: sweet strawberries, tart balsamic, flavorful basil, and tangy goat cheese, all on a comforting baguette. It’d make the perfect low-hassle appetizer at a house party, and you know what? We’re...

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Ricotta Cheesecake and Fruit Lollipops.

Ricotta Cheesecake and Fruit Lollipops.

This is a really easy, no-fuss recipe. I know we all need recipes like that in our life once in a while so I thought that I’d share it with you today. The kids thought the Ricotta Cheesecake and Fruit Lollipops were too cute and it was a fun way to get them to try something new! I loved that it was a fun way to serve dessert and encourage them to eat some extra fruit with just a little bit of cake. Yum!     The ricotta cheesecake recipe was super simple to make...

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Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers

These Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers are the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer! They’re stuffed with two kinds of cheese, bacon, and more, then baked till melty and delicious!     It’s Friday! Who’s excited for the weekend? I know I’m looking forward to some downtime. I feel like things have been all go-go-go lately, and I love taking some time to just sit around on the couch and not do anything!       If you’re ready to get your Pau Hana (after...

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Irish Potato Bites

Irish Potato Bites

These little Irish Potato Bites are a simple and delicious appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day! Just a few more days until we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Have you picked out your green to wear? I’m going to admit I don’t go all out for the holiday but I sure do love some of the food that you get to make to celebrate it. This year I’m making my Mint Oreo Layered Dessert, with whipped cream, mint Oreos, cream cheese, and pudding. Yum!! But before we get to dessert my...

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