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Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Short Rib Empanada Recipe

Recently we discovered a new easy dinner dish in the form of a Baked Short Rib Empanada.  The obsession with the Short Rib Empanada began one evening with leftovers from my Slow Cooker Short Rib Poutine.  Ella had recently made some sweet Guava Paste Empanadas for her Spanish class and they were delicious and got...
25 Easy Easter Party Recipes

25 Easy Easter Party Recipes

The Easter season is around the corner and I am already thinking about what we should take to all the parties we are going to.   I decided to put together some of my favorite recipes and ended up with a list of 25 Easy Easter Party Recipes.  I have ideas for everything from appetizers to...
Hanky Panky Recipe

Hanky Panky Recipe

This weekend I made one of our favorite appetizers for a party with our cousins.  It had been years since I have dusted off this Hanky Panky Recipe, and I had forgotten just how easy it is to make them and what a crowd pleaser they are. Hanky Pankies are a simple mix of ground...
Easy Appetizer Recipe:  BBQ Chicken Dip

Easy Appetizer Recipe: BBQ Chicken Dip

When we are invited to parties I try to always show up with a dish in my hand.  And usually that dish is an appetizer for the crowd.  One of my favorite go-to appetizer recipes is for a BBQ Chicken Dip.  It is super easy to make and super scrumptious to eat. This dip takes...
Game of Thrones Dinner Party

Game of Thrones Dinner Party

To celebrate the return of Game of Thrones this Summer we put together a Game of Thrones dinner party.  It was a feast fit for a King (or a QUEEN!!).  I took to Pinterest to find ideas for the dinner party and I was so overwhelmed…so many people have thrown some epic Game of Thrones...

Prosciutto Asparagus Appetizer

While planning an epic dinner party this summer I found a new favorite dish to make, a Prosciutto Asparagus appetizer.  The Prosciutto Asparagus appetizer was incredibly easy to put together.  The biggest downside is that they disappear in less time than it takes to cook them!  Everyone scarfed them up at every party I have...
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...