Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

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

Appetizers · Baking · Cake · Cooking · Desserts · Kids · Snacks

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!

Appetizers · Cooking · Snacks

Scarecrow Crunch

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

Appetizers · Pie · Snacks

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.… Continue reading Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)

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

Appetizers · Baking · Candy · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner · Drinks · Snacks

Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

I love throwing Halloween parties. Mostly because I get to make delicious food and give it disgusting names. Here's a round-up of all the deliciousness I made this year and the nastiness I called it. Most of these items are easy to make (and can be done ahead of time) so you won't be slaving… Continue reading Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder

Baking · Desserts · Snacks

Oven Baked Apple Chips

First of all, my apologies for being away so long. Bad Tonya. Bad bad. I have allowed my life to become too full. Actually, I thought with both my children heading to school this fall, my schedule would free up substantially. Apparently having more time is the great lie of having school age children. Why… Continue reading Oven Baked Apple Chips

Baking · Breakfast · Cookies · Desserts · Snacks

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

In the past several weeks I made two monumentally bad choices. Probably more, but these two will probably haunt me the rest of my life. The first mistake was trying salt n' pepper pistachios for the first time. Please hold your judgement until you find out the other thing I've never had before. Pistachios pale… Continue reading Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Baking · Breakfast · Muffins · Snacks

Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins

I made these muffins because I was feeling too lazy to make my famous scones, but wanted a similar kind of breakfast item to bring with us camping. I hate being lazy. Especially when preparing for camping. My scones aren't even really hard, just more difficult than dumping everything in a bowl, then into a… Continue reading Glazed Cranberry Orange Muffins