Appetizers/Snacks

Easter Snack Mix Recipe

April 16, 2014
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This Easter snack mix recipe will be a perfect treat for any Easter gathering — and would also be a great surprise inside Easter eggs! With Easter right around the corner, we’re seeing bunnies and eggs everywhere. And if you’re anything like us, you’re trying to remind our children of what Easter is really about. […]

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Quinoa Crab Cakes

March 31, 2014
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 A lightened up version of crab cakes that you can feel great about serving to friends, families and picky kids alike. I’m so excited to have Alyssa from Queen of Quinoa here to guest post today.  As you all clearly know, I love quinoa — as demonstrated by my wealth of quinoa recipes. It is […]

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Savory Corn Cakes {The New Southwest giveaway}

March 17, 2014
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These savory corn cakes are easy to make and will be a perfect side to any southwest meal. We even ate them for breakfast! It’s giveaway central here lately! Make sure to enter to win a copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes as well as an iPad Air! Today, I’m excited to tell you about another friend’s […]

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Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies)

March 16, 2014
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This puppy chow recipe is one that will quickly become a favorite — and there’s a (small) fun twist to make it even better! Puppy Chow. Muddy Buddies. Where do I begin with my love for these? (Before I lose you though — I’m giving away a iPad Air today — make sure to enter […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

March 15, 2014
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You’ll find a St. Patrick’s Day recipe on this list no matter how you like to celebrate the day! Beverages, breads, desserts, main dishes and even breakfast!  I cannot believe St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner — can you? I swear this is shaping up to be the fastest year ever. Why do […]

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Pizza Mac and Cheese Muffins

February 27, 2014
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Kids and adults will both love these Pizza Mac and Cheese muffins — two of your favorite treats, macaroni and cheese and pizzas, rolled into one cute package. What could be better? This isn’t my first go-around with turning macaroni and cheese into a muffin so that you can eat it with your hands. (Been […]

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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza with Bacon and Green Onions

February 25, 2014
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The ultra decadent macaroni and cheese pizza would make a great splurge meal or a fun appetizer if cut into small squares.  I try to cook fairly healthy meals for my family, things like quinoa, hearty salads, and lots of great chicken recipes. But I believe in all things in moderation. This leaves room for […]

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Cinnamon Cheesecake Mini Cheese Balls

February 13, 2014
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These cinnamon cheesecake mini cheese balls are perfect party treats and are easy to make and even easier to eat. Still looking for a sweet treat to serve on Valentine’s Day? These sweet mini cheese balls would be perfect. Little bites of cheesecake goodness in one neat little package. Most cheese balls are savory, served […]

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White Grape Homemade Fruit Snacks

February 10, 2014
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Fruit snacks are easy to make at home — and you control the flavors and ingredients. You will love these homemade fruit snacks. While fruit snacks are admittedly very much a “kid food,” I can’t help but love them myself. So what better thing to do than to make them yourself at home? Clearly grape […]

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Carrot Cake Scones

January 29, 2014
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These carrot cake scones would make a great breakfast or brunch treat. Carrots, cinnamon, walnuts and coconut make these delightful scones a true winner.  I used to hate scones. Is it bad to start a post about scones saying that I hated scones? Well, I’ve never been the type to care about that sort of […]

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