Tis the season for holiday family gatherings! These honey soy garlic meatballs, lightened up by using turkey meat and low sodium soy sauce are so easy to make and are a perfect appetizer to serve up at any gathering.
Bring on the holiday entertaining y'all! I try to save my favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas sides for those meals so that I really appreciate and enjoy my holiday dinners but I must admit, when I see stuffing hit the shelves, it's hard to resist. I LOVE stuffing. I partnered up with Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry again this holiday season which I always love doing because Puff Pastry sheets are so easy to work with and can be cooked in so many different ways. Last time I made aPuff Pastry brie flatbread so decided to switch it up and make an easy pastry cup full of all the fall flavor goodness, aka - yes you guessed it, stuffing. This recipe is so simple and perfect to serve up during the holiday months as an easy bite sized appetizer. I loved it because I got a little taste of stuffing without totally spoiling the Thanksgiving dinner I am so looking forward to. Top it off with a little cranberry sauce mixed with balsamic for extra flavor. I hope y'all are having a great holiday season and enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
Why avo-toast with your morning coffee when you can pesto toast with your evening wine? I'm just saying... Seriously though, now that Halloween is officially behind us we're on to my favorite holiday months - bring on the sweater weather, good food, and of course, the good wine. I feel like a giddy kid every year when November rolls around and I can start holiday decorating, looking forward to holiday meals with friends and family, and having a reason to cozy up and relax with my unnecessarily large collection of soft fluffy blankets and equally unnecessarily large collection of wine. Neither of which I'm apologizing for because they all felt like necessary purchases, and well you can never have enough of something you truly love, am I right?
Fact: If it wouldn't totally kill my health and diet I think I would live off of cheese and charcuterie boards. I'm an absolute cheese fiend...and it doesn't hurt that it pairs so darn perfectly with the glass of wine you can usually find in my hand. Much to my budget's dismay I've started collecting and aging wine and spending just about every weekend deciding which coveted bottle to open and what little snack assortment I can put together to go with it. The chocolates, the cheeses, the tapenades, the salamis - you name it and I probably have more on hand than I should. A vino lifestlye is one I'm okay with and my budget is just going to have to forgive me, ha!
I feel like goat cheese is always the missing ingredient to bruschetta - lot's of restaurants serve it that way now which makes my foodie heart so happy. These tartlets are a spin on my Goat Cheese Bruschetta recipe, which is one of my favorites. I love how light and refreshing any bruschetta is compared to lots of the classic fried or dip appetizers you find at most restaurants.
Is anyone else as excited as I am that summer is finally here?! I mean maybe not officially but Memorial Day Weekend approaching just screams summer is finally here. As fun as summer is it also means lot's of entertaining - Memorial Day, 4th of July, baby showers, you name it. If you're anything like me it also means white wine season... I mean it's only appropriate to step up the refreshing wine game for beautiful outdoor days, right?! With that in mind I love having easy to whip up appetizers or shareable plates that impress guests, and well, pair well with my wine. I made this Puff Pastry flatbread for a get together recently and it was a total hit. I topped it with brie, honey, apple, and onion for a really yummy mix of flavors, and the Puff Pastry makes it so light and airy. I hope y'all enjoy as much as I do.
Anyone else feel like summer crept up on them this year? Like having a total panic "I forgot to do my beach bod diet and it's already beach weather OMG" kind of moment? I'll be honest, that's totally where I'm at this year and it sucks, not to mention there's a bunch of fun holidays coming up (I love MDW & 4th of July weekends!) AND some trips I have planned. I've said it to myself before and realistically will probably say it again ( but hopefully not ), better luck next year! Anyway, I am so excited to share this recipe with you as I teamed up with Frank's RedHot to bring you guys a perfect holiday weekend (think Memorial Day) recipe to put on the table that is not only delicious, but won't break that calorie bank. I love this because typically all the fun holiday foods aren't also healthy, and well let's be honest, that veggie tray get's a little boring time after time. These are super easy to make, are packed with protein and veggies & will make you and your family/ guests feel just a little bit better about all the other goodies we both know you'll snacking on! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
hi y'all! Some of my favorite recipes I make tend to be a mix of what I have in the kitchen that needs used up ... it's amazing the creativity that sparks when you're feeling lazy. I had some leftover mozzarella and pesto from the naan flatbread I made last week (so yummy) and had my eye on these totally delicious pretzel buns the bakery had made up so sliders it was. I know these aren't anything super complex but they were so darn good. I can't believe I hadn't tried this combo before. I got a "you will totally need to make these for us again" from my man which is always the tell tale sign that the recipe was a winner. We ate these up for dinner but they would be a great party appetizer, barbecue addition, or game day recipe to serve. Enjoy!
Ever heard of cajun garlic bread? Nope? Neither had I. I was making cajun shrimp to go over pasta the other day and decided to turn my garlic bread into cajun seasoned garlic bread just for the hell of it. This is such a simple post but I had to share with you guys because it turned out so yummy! I got a stern "you better save the rest of that bread" from my guy as we started to clean up dinner, always a tell tale sign that the recipe of the night was a good one. I mean what's not to like about anything involving butter, bread, cheese, and some good seasoning? I know this will become a staple dinner addition whenever I cook up a cajun style meal. I hope y'all enjoy!
How cute is this witches brew dip, y'all?! If you have followed any of my previous posts you can probably tell I love festive holiday cooking, I have so much fun with it! I love looking at everyones cute ideas on Pinterest and feel like one of the big trends the last couple years has been the pumpkin throwing up guacamole...I wanted to find a way to switch it up and put a fun twist on it! As much as I love that idea we've got to get a little original sometimes! With queso being my favorite dip, and green being a great Halloween color, I figured a creamy queso guacamole would be the perfect solution. It was SO good y'all! I mean what's not to love about a healthy dose of cheese & avocado, right? Not only did it taste great but I loved the way it came out specifically for Halloween. You can call it witches brew, monster slim, etc... whatever fits your dishes or theme! Best part is it only takes a few minutes to make and larger batches would be super easy to create. If you're having a Halloween party you'll be able to get a fun festive appetizer out on the table quickly so you can spend more time on other recipes, with your guests, or sipping on a cocktail. Happy Halloween, I hope y'all enjoy!