Smokey Mesquite BBQ Meatball Sliders Recipe with Kraft Fresh Take

Dozen Smokey Mesquite BBQ Meatball Sliders

Today I'm really excited to share a new partnership with Kraft Foods. Creating recipes for my family is something I love to do but it actually becomes fun when it comes with a challenge. This month I was given the task of turning a Kraft Fresh Take variety into a new and delicious recipe for my family to enjoy. Kraft Fresh Take Challenge Use the Kraft Fresh Take Smokey Mesquite BBQ variety to create a recipe that uses one protein (other than … [Read more...]

RECIPE | Bacon & Cheddar Soft Baked Pretzels

Bacon and Cheddar Soft Baked Pretzels Recipe

Every time the kids drag us out to the mall there's three things that are guaranteed to happen. First, we always have to stop at Charley's in the food court to get a hot, fried sub. Usually it's the chicken philly or an ultimate club for me. After that, they drag us down to the center of the mall for ride on the carousel. It's not my favorite thing to do since I spend a good five minutes afterwards trying not to lose my lunch.   Our … [Read more...]

Big Game Sweet Roasted Pepper Dip & Cheese-It Crackers

Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip

Super Bowl Sunday is just a week away and we're getting our kitchen prepped for the big game. While neither of the teams are of any particular interest, the game itself is an occasion worth cooking for. This year we're mixing up our big game menu with some new dishes including one from former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson and his wife Torsha who teamed up with Kellogg’s to create some snack recipe ideas. Everyone around here loves a … [Read more...]

Fleischmann’s Yeast Big Game Giveaway & Three Cheese Bread with Pizza Dip Recipe

Pizza Dip with Cheese Bread

When it comes to Super Bowl Sunday there's 3 kinds of people in this house. Whether you're watching it for the game or the commercials, there's one thing for certain, the food is always awesome. While the boys are glued to the television I spend my afternoon in the kitchen whipping up a variety of finger foods to snack on. We've got the usual variety of wings, pizza, chili and this year we're adding something new. There's nothing better than … [Read more...]

Game Day Dallas Cowboys Crock Pot Tex Mex Chicken Nachos Recipe

tex mex chicken nachos

Slow cookers are without the best way to cook food, at least in my opinion. There isn't a single meal that doesn't come out moist, tender and full of flavor. It's also a favorite because I can toss in the ingredients and forget about it for a few hours. Holidays and special events are no exception especially when I can cook in bulk without dirtying a bunch of pots. Now that Crock Pot has a new collection of personalized slow cookers available, … [Read more...]

Recipe | Sausage Cheddar Ball Bites Appetizer

Sausage Cheddar Ball Bites Recipe

During the holidays appetizers are one of my favorite things to make. Well, I like making desserts too but appetizers are always easy. Over the years I've experimented with different flavors and recipes but one we always go back to is the Sausage Cheddar Bites. Cheese is a favorite no matter what form it's in. But these aren't just a holiday appetizer. We like to make them for lunches, use them as the meatballs for a spaghetti dinner or even … [Read more...]

Recipe | Easy Pork BBQ Potato Skins

Pork BBQ Potato Skins

Recipe | Easy Pork BBQ Potato Skins   Print Prep 10 mins Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 10 mins   Author: Cat Davis | Type: Appetizer Serves: 16 skins Ingredients 8 whole small Russet potatoes 4 tablespoons extra light olive oil 1 cup diced bacon 1 package Oscar Mayer Carving Board Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork ⅓ cup Stubb's Original barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons butter, melted coarse sea … [Read more...]

Shopping at Dollar General | Holiday Crescent Wreath Appetizer Recipe

holiday crescent wreath appetizer

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I've lived within two miles of a Dollar General store for several years now and we've often used it as a quick stop for something we need in a hurry, like ketchup or milk. Surprisingly, it's also a place you can use to stock up on staples for holiday recipes with many items being priced lower than other grocery stores we visit. We recently took the family to Dollar … [Read more...]

Recipe | Roasted Garlic Bagel Crisps with a Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip

bagel crisps with cream cheese bacon dip

Months ago I gave up my snacking habits for more nutritious meals throughout the day. I can't say that it has been easy and I don't occasionally have slip ups. It's especially hard to avoid snacks during family get-togethers and events where appetizers are calling your name. So if I'm going to slip-up and snack I'm going to make it a good one which is why I love this bacon cheddar cream cheese dip with roasted garlic bagel crisps. I can enjoy … [Read more...]

Recipe | Mixed Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Mini Pizzas

fresh mozzarella mini pizza

This week I was in line at the grocery store and a cooking magazine cover caught my eye. It was the Better Homes and Gardens Good & Fresh magazine featuring this gorgeous Mixed Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Pizza. Right below the title it boasts that this recipe is only a measly 380 calories. Had I read deeper into the magazine I would have known that was 380 calories per slice. Crud! There really is no such thing as "diet pizza" but that … [Read more...]