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Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

Homemade Soft Pretzel Recipe

My husband and I both value and cherish the traditions we have created over the years with our children.  One of our family’s favorite traditions is Homemade Soft Pretzel baking each December while we spend the weekend away at a little cabin in the woods. Our homemade soft pretzel recipe came from a cookbook that...
Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

I always find myself asking people for recipes when I go to a potluck, and my school’s Christmas lunch was no exception.  My friend brought Slow Cooker Meatballs and they were delicious, so of course I had to ask her for the recipe.  When I found out how easy they were to make I just...

Easy Halloween Party Snack

I always love to host a Halloween Party, but sometimes I do not have the time to make it as fun and creative as I would like.  Sometimes I have to cut corners and take the easy way out.  But just because there are not enough hours in the day does not mean that you...
Fiesta Baby Shower

Fiesta Baby Shower

Last year my family gathered for a festively themed “Fiesta” Baby Shower for my cousin Megan and her husband Bryan.  My cousins and aunts spent so much time focusing on the details of the party to make it creative and unique.  Even Ella got in on the planning fun and made a hilarious diaper cake.  The...
Mini Cheeseburger Appetizer Recipe

Mini Cheeseburger Appetizer Recipe

Sometimes when I host a party I don’t want to serve a meal because we just don’t have the space to seat everyone at once.  When I’m hosting a big crowd I often opt for serving finger foods instead of a meal.  I always try to use the easiest of recipes and food that will...
Easy Bacon Jalapeno Popper Recipe

Easy Bacon Jalapeno Popper Recipe

It’s officially “party season”…there are football parties, holiday parties, office parties and for our family there’s game night parties.  We have been making Bacon Jalapeno Popper Appetizers lately for parties (and even as a side dish for dinner once or twice) and they are quite popular.  So popular in fact, that they often disappear within minutes of...
Five Fabulous Truffle Oil Recipes

Five Fabulous Truffle Oil Recipes

Ever since I had my first helping of Truffle Fries at a restaurant I’ve been in love with all things truffle.  Since our budget doesn’t allow for us to eat out every night I bought myself a bottle of White Truffle Oil from The Flying Olive (located at the Friendly Market and at Jungle Jim’s Eastgate)....
Party Planning with Remke Markets

Party Planning with Remke Markets

Back in the day…before I had four kids and seemed to have more time on my hands I would spend hours and hours preparing for parties and making elaborate and delicious food to serve to my guests.  Now I’m all about saving time whenever I can, but I still want to serve great food when...
Pesto Cream Cheese Dip

Pesto Cream Cheese Dip

You must know by now how much I love easy appetizer recipes.  Well here’s something you might not know about me, I cannot go to a party empty handed.  That’s where all of my easy appetizers come in…I have a collection of easy appetizers that I can throw together in no time at all so I...
Ranch Crackers

Ranch Crackers

We are getting ready for a family vacation and I’m putting together some snacks for us to munch on in the car during the long drive.  While Trail Mix is always a staple on our trips, I’ve added a new snack to the mix this year, Ranch Crackers.  My Auntie Annie introduced me to this...
Truffle & Parmesan Pita Chips Recipe

Truffle & Parmesan Pita Chips Recipe

Pita chips are great for pairing with dips and hummus, and they are really easy to make at home.  For a long time we’ve been making Pita Chips for parties with a simple combination of pita bread, olive oil, salt and pepper.  And they are always devoured at parties.  Recently I decided to jazz things...
Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

The first time I had Strawberry Bruschetta I fell in love with it.  My Aunt Patti created this recipe and served it at my cousin’s Rehearsal Dinner.  They were gobbled up at the party!  It’s a perfect sweet and savory combination.  Looking at this ingredients list you might wonder if it works…but trust me, it...