Appetizers · Cooking

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

Appetizers · Cooking

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)

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

  Spice cupcakes have been a Halloween tradition for me since childhood. These "deathcakes" are full of cinnamon and pumpkin topped with a glorious cream cheese frosting. Delicious. Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post. It's full of devilish and delicious ideas! Print Recipe for… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Deathcakes (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting)

Appetizers · Cooking

Sriracha and Cream Cheese Wonton Bombs

Sweet appetizer perfection Batman. These spicy, creamy, crisp and soft wonton bombs are going to completely blow your mind. Ka-pow. You won't believe how easy these are. Cream cheese has never been more deliciously spiced, perfectly creamy and just flat-out incredible. You'll wonder what magic sriracha holds that can amp up such a simple snack.… Continue reading Sriracha and Cream Cheese Wonton Bombs

Cooking · Dinner

Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna

Sometimes, it's really awkward to be a food blogger. I always feel really silly when I'm at a party taking pictures of food. But, since some of the best things I make are taken elsewhere to be consumed, I really don't have a choice. So, I whip out my trusty Canon and snap a couple… Continue reading Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh how I love love love these cupcakes. The spices, the pumpkin, the cream cheese frosting. It all combines for an absolutely perfect taste explosion. All individually packaged up in a convenient wrapper. Does anyone else think unwrapped cupcake holders look like tutus? No? Just me? Anyway. These are my favorite fall cupcakes - and… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Baking · Bread · Breakfast

Clone of a Cinnabon

I used to love Cinnabon. Really, I still do. I just can't afford them anymore. Financially or physically. For a playoff Sunday of football, I figured I could make an exception. At least on the physical part. These are exactly like the real thing - and a dozen don't cost anywhere CLOSE to $30. Best… Continue reading Clone of a Cinnabon

Baking · Desserts

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This recipe started with a Baileys and Chocolate Cheesecake recipe I found. I have never made a no bake cheesecake because I very much enjoy the baked kind - and I've heard all kinds of stories about no-bakes not setting up right. Anyway, I thought I'd give it a try. I intended to make it… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Baking · Snacks

Cream Cheese Mints

I had big plans for today. I had shopping to do - places to be. In the midst of making my grocery lists, my little boy got sick. So, I was stranded in the house all day with limited ingredients. The pumpkin pie poppers I'd planned to make will have to wait until I can… Continue reading Cream Cheese Mints

Baking · Desserts

Thumbprint Cookies

I love this recipe for an old standard - thumbprint cookies. I have always hated the "thumb" part of making thumbprint cookies - my thumbs are not anywhere near the proper shape. Reshaping the imprint halfway thru baking with the back of a measuring teaspoon makes for nice even round hollows to fill with delicious… Continue reading Thumbprint Cookies