Watermelon = summer. It's just a fact of life. There's nothing better on a sweltering July afternoon than devouring a giant slice of juicy delicious watermelon. Getting all that sticky sweetness running down your chin. Even better when the watermelon is the size of your head. Preferably while walking Main Street in Disneyland, listening to… Continue reading Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa
Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip
Independence Day is coming this weekend! Break out your stars and stripes, fireworks and booze! Because we're celebrating "Merica"! Whip up this festive bean dip and you'll be the hero of the day! Start with refried beans mixed with taco seasoning. Then add your favorite salsa. Some olives. Are my kids the only ones who… Continue reading Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip
Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs
Perfect hard-boiled eggs require very specific boiling time, and the max you can boil at a time (perfectly) is about 12. My hard-boiled eggs recipe has served me well for many years. But there's a new sheriff in town. Alton Brown. More specifically, his gloriously creamy, perfectly cooked, dozens at a time baked eggs. With… Continue reading Alton Brown’s Baked Eggs
Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!
Easter is coming! Here's a round-up of some of my favorite springtime breakfasts, sides and desserts, perfect for your family get-together this week! Just click on the recipe title to be taken to the full recipe! Enjoy and Happy Easter! Lemon Monkey Bread This easy breakfast roll is bursting with lemon flavor and the freshness… Continue reading Easter Foods That Are Easier Than You’d Expect!
Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness
Here's a round-up of a few of my favorite dishes for Saint Patrick's Day! Click on the titles to be brought to the details on how to make each deliciously Irish item, or just head to the bottom of this post to print out all the recipes and get cooking! The Best Corned Beef Dinner… Continue reading Saint Patrick’s Day Deliciousness
The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!
If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 13, chances are, you've seen The Lego Movie and have endured enjoyed endless hours of "Everything is Awesome" being sung, hummed, whistled and generally trapped in your subconscious. My little rugrats can be found most days sprawled on the floor singing as they create… Continue reading The “Everything is Awesome” Totally Amazing Lego Party!
Since it's Halloween, you absolutely must have a few sweet things to munch on. Try this easy Scarecrow Crunch or as I call it for grown up parties "Tooth Decay Fodder". It's a perfect mix of sweet and salty with enough good (bad) stuff in there for every kind of munchie tooth! Love this recipe… Continue reading Scarecrow Crunch
Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)
Deconstructed apple pie equals awesome chip and dip. This stuff tastes like the filling of an absolutely perfect apple pie. Spiced homemade chips are the perfect shovel for getting all that apple goodness into your mouth. Yuuuuuum! Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's… Continue reading Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)
Mixed Booger Salad with Snot and Scabs (Twisted Chicken Caesar Salad)
This simple twist on a Caesar salad gets a hit of gag inducing grossness from the name. I'm very proud of it. It's pasta tossed with romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and (if desired) chicken. I rip up a rotisserie and throw it in there. I leave the dressing on the side (labeled "snot) so the… Continue reading Mixed Booger Salad with Snot and Scabs (Twisted Chicken Caesar Salad)
Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)
One of my favorite party appetizers involves pickled veggie wrapped in cheese and meat. These Flayed Witches Fingers are easy to whip together with all store-bought ingredients. I used a jar of pickled green beans I got from my mom-in-law, but you can easily use jarred asparagus from your local supermarket. Slap some softened cream… Continue reading Flayed Witches Fingers (Ham and Asparagus Roll Ups)