I tend to entertain a lot during the fall and winter months. Between October and February tons of holidays and events can creep up and can become a little overwhelming when you’re responsible for feeding a crowd. Today, I’m sharing how to set up a DIY chili bar, which is one of my favorite easy entertaining ideas to use all season long. (Super Bowl anyone?!) They don’t require a lot of effort on your part and can be made to appeal to a variety of diets and tastes. I’m also sharing a delicious recipe for my favorite turkey chili too!
I couldn’t help but squeeze one last blog post into 2019, because this one is so simple and is a perfect appetizer to make to ring in the new year! My family has an on-going new year’s eve dinner tradition that I love. We always get together as a family to game plan our appetizer line up, then my mom gathers all the ingredients and makes all the yummy treats. (Don’t worry…we help too). For “dinner” we just fill up our plates with snacks. What’s better than that?! You get a little taste of everything and can keep going back for more until you’re stuffed! It’s the perfect way to indulge one last time before the holiday season is over. Whether you’re braving the crowd to celebrate with friends or staying in and celebrating in pj’s and eating appetizers like me, this easy apple and brie appetizer takes no time to throw together so you can enjoy them before heading out, bring them with you to a party, or snack on them while hanging on the couch.
I take my donuts very seriously. Some might consider me a donut connoisseur, but I just consider myself a huge fan. Glazed, sprinkled, filled, or plain, I love them all and don’t discriminate. So it was only a matter of time before I tried to tackle a project that’s been on my radar for awhile…finding all of the best donuts in Utah! If you’re a donut fan and a Utah local, or just passing through, I’ve done all of the hard (and delicious) work for you. I traveled around and tried out all of the best spots to get donuts in Utah and picked my faves. Plus, I’m even sharing a printable map with you guys so that you can travel around the state of Utah and eat donuts too!
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This time of year might just be my favorite. It’s still warm and sunny during the day, but you can start to feel fall creeping in a little bit in the evenings. Outdoor grilling and picnics are still in full effect, but tailgating, nights around the fire, and family dinners are starting to make the rounds. I’m always looking for easy recipes that can transition from summer to fall and today’s yummy recipe does just that! (Because who doesn’t love a good taco all year round?!) It’s easy, great for a crowd, and full of flavor! These pork tenderloin tacos upgrade a basic dish to something unique and scrumptious.
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Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, but when that slight chill of fall starts to hit in the evenings, I get really excited. Not only does that mean that Halloween is on the way (my fave holiday), but also that it’s Football season!
It’s time to start thinking and prepping all of your delicious recipes for tailgating season and I’m sharing a fun and easy recipe with you guys today that might be something you’d normally never think about for college grill-gating season!
I’m sharing 3 twists on a normal grilled cheese sandwich to elevate your tailgate and take these gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches to another level!
These gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are perfect for your tailgate menu! They are easy to make, easy to eat with your hands and mess free, and you can whip up enough for a football team really quickly! 😉 All very important tailgating musts!
I’m rounding up my very favorite food pool floats, just in time for pool party season! You can’t attend a pool party these days without your fave floatie in tow!
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It’s one word that just makes me all kinds of happy. What’s not to love about waking up late, saundering into the kitchen in pj’s, whipping up something delicious, and gathering around the table to enjoy the best meal of the day (in my opinion) with family.
I’m really not picky when it comes to most breakfast food, but my sugar loving heart always tends to go for the sweet stuff, which usually involves some sort of griddle masterpiece smothered in warm syrup.
I’ve had my fair share of pancakes, but I’m always on the hunt for easy recipes that can transform the typical short stack into something extraordinary. And that’s where today’s post comes in…
I headed over to my local Walmart store and picked up a few ingredients of some of my favorite flavors to combine together into one perfect brunch item…S’mores pancakes!
One of the reasons I love hot dogs…? They are so simple. It’s hard to mess them up.
And, yeah, you might not think of serving them at anything other than a bbq, but I’m sharing five fun ways to give them an instant upgrade and impress your guests for any event.
Taking a cue from a traditional sandwich in Philly, I paired some classic flavors to turn this dog into a Philly Cheese dog. Cut a slit down the center of your cooked dog and stuff with provolone cheese. Cover with hot sautéed peppers and onions for instant yum.
There’s nothing better than warm and creamy mac & cheese. I flipped the script a bit and instead of putting sliced dogs into my mac & cheese, I put the mac & cheese directly on my dog. Top with fresh cracked pepper and serve on a warm pretzel bun, and you’ve elevated the classic kids dish into something anyone will dig.
You don’t have to visit the islands or place a pizza order to get a little hawaiian flavor going on here. I paired a classic dog with fried Canadian bacon slices, crushed pineapple, and topped it all off with teriyaki sauce. The tropics are calling and this guy has answered.
Another sandwich lent it’s flavor profiles to this bad boy. Hot pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and hot mustard paired perfectly to make this Pastrami dog. I’m sure it would make any New Yorker proud.
Last but not least, and my favorite…the BLT. A bacon wrapped dog, covered in ranch coated iceberg lettuce (because what’s not better with ranch?), sliced cherry tomatoes, and bacon bits on top, just for good measure…of course. Does it get any better than this?
Whichever flavor you choose, these puppies will go fast and have your guests asking for seconds.