Cheese Taco Shells

Cheddar Cheese Taco Shells from

I was scrolling through my facebook feed the other day and saw my friend Kate had made fricos (cheese crackers) and draped them over a dowel a la home ec class for pretty little cheese tuile taco shells. And it hit me like a ton of cheese: Cheese Taco Shells. Why had I not thought…

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Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers

Cheesy Jalapeno Potato Poppers made in partnership with the US Potato Board

If Brillat-Savarin was correct when he said, “You are what you eat.” then it is quite likely that at this point I have achieved the status of 4/5 potato. I love them every day of the week and twice on Sundays. They’re my spirit food, people. I married a man who loves potatoes and together…

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Toasted Tortellini Bites

Toasted Tortellini Bites from Toasted Tortellini Bites from

Into every life, a little snack must fall. If you’re in my household, there’s a good chance a great many snacks will find their way to your mouth. I am a snack fiend. I’m not talking about chips and pretzels, either, even though I have a great affinity for both of those. I’m talking about…

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Whipped Roasted Garlic Feta Hummus

Whipped Roasted Garlic Feta Hummus in partnership with @Sabradippingco

Dips. They’re my jam. I have made a dinner of dips and dippables more times in my life than I can possibly count. I just love dip so much I could squeak. High on the list of dips I love the most are hummus and Whipped Feta. Hummus is one of my go-to foods because…

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Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings from

Easy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings are my streamlined version of this recipe, making an equally delicious result with significantly less mess and swearing. We just finished up our birthday season around here. Fitting five kids’ birthday feasts in to a span of 86 days that also includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s is not…

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Apricot Jalapeño Baked Brie

Baked Apricot and Jalapeno Brie

Raise your hand if you have a party or family event coming up in the next three weeks. Yeah? I’m willing to bet that almost everyone out there has a hand up in the air. Are you supposed to provide a dish to pass? I have the ultimate in ease and WOW factor for you….

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Marmite Chex Mix

Marmite Chex Mix tastes like Worcester Sauce Twiglets! from

Oh my gosh. Where to start with this one? This is going to have to be a little stream of consciousness, so please bear with me. Maybe I should start with the fact that I am a confirmed anglophile. I love British literature, history, architecture, food, and television. I especially love British comedy. Keeping Up…

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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce from

Disclosure: Today’s post for Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Sauce is sponsored by Ocean Spray®. All opinions and recipes remain, as always, my own. Don’t misunderstand me, I love pumpkin. That being said, when fall rolls around, I’m not lined up for the pumpkin pastries, cakes, lattes and whatnot. I’m the girl who is elbowing everyone…

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Slow-Cooker Black Bean Bacon Corn Dip

Slow-Cooker Black Bean Corn Bacon Dip from

It is well known among my family and friends that I have a serious dip problem. And by that, I mean THEY will have a serious dip problem if they serve it and I am around because it will disappear faster than they can blink. If that dip is a hot dip? Shoot. They just…

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The Ultimate Queso Blanco Dip

The Ultimate Queso Blanco Dip from #IAmDeliAmerican #Client

This conversation was sponsored by Land O Lakes Deli American, but all opinions and recipes remain, as always, my own! When I think back to my childhood, I find that the majority of my memories are of or surround meals, the preparation of dishes, procurement of snacks, or some other variation on the theme of…

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