On our final day we ventured into Liberia to try a famous restaurant. The restaurant is owned by 3 brothers, first it started out in a tiny house but their food was so good it grew and grew. It's now about 3 houses combined and basically takes up a whole block. They had all sorts of delicious sea food, casados, fried rice and for dessert flan cheesecake. I really wanted to recreate this dish so we could make it at home. They served it out of little ramekins and I thought it would be perfect to . . .
My dear friend Erin, years ago, invited me to a cookie exchange during the holidays. At this gathering we were served the most delicious dip - Jalapeño Popper Dip. It was warm, creamy, with a little kick, and served alongside tortilla chips and fritos. Since that day, Erin has served these delicious dips at many get togethers - fight nights, football games, and bbqs. Perfect For A Party So when I asked her what I should take to my recent bunco night she instantly suggested . . .
Cranberry salsa has become my go-to recipe for winter. I love bringing it to all parties, to all family gatherings, for appetizers or snacking. I LOVE this cranberry salsa. Cranberry Salsa I love that it is full of rich red cranberries (full of all their healthy vitamins) I love that it is full of fresh veggies and flavors. Pair it with creamy cheese and gourmet crackers. The last time I made this cranberry salsa I added to a large cheese plate with several different crackers, . . .
I love dip. I feel like everything is better with a little dip...veggies, chips, fruit, french fries...pretty much everything! So naturally - with pumpkin season upon us, I had to throw a pumpkin pie dip into the mix. Pumpkin Pie Dip For Your Holiday Spread This pumpkin pie dip is a PERFECT appetizer for your Halloween or Thanksgiving spread this year! It pairs perfectly with apple slices, pear slices, and my personal favorite - gingersnap cookies! We have a stellar ginger cookie . . .
Over the years this Lemon Raspberry Red Velvet Trifle has become one of my very favorite desserts. I especially love to take this to party's, celebrations or simple get togethers. It fits the mood for everything. And because its cake in a bowl it transports even more beautifully! . . .
I have yet to serve this to a soul who does not end up LOVING this recipe. Seriously, my biggest mac n cheese critics have all walked away asking for the recipe. In all honestly it's not too far off from every other mac n cheese recipe out there-- BUT there are a few secret ingredients that you may be missing when your making your mac n cheese. First...obviously....is about the cheese... Sharp Cheddar for Delicious Mac 'n Cheese You can add all the different variety of cheeses you want, and . . .
Well this dessert is going to rock your socks! Simple enough to whip up the morning before your barbecue, yet delicious enough to make everyone go back for seconds. I recently made this fresh strawberry pie for some neighbors we had over for dessert. Their cute little boy ate it up and kept asking for more. Licking his lips he said, "Oh this is good! Mom will you please get the recipe?" I was flattered of course, but then again I knew it would be good! And if your wondering if this is the . . .
Many years ago I was introduced to a little piece of heaven called the Oreo Truffle. A friend would make them once a year and sell them at a fundraiser auction. They were always the hot ticket. When I learned how easy they were to make I was shocked! This delicious piece of candy is only a few ingredients!? It couldn't be! These guys are so so perfect for valentine's day! Your valentine will love a box of these as their gift. My husband was so excited to come home and savor . . .
This pumpkin cake is killer. Its moist, fluffy, full of pumpkin and spice and topped with cream cheese frosting. I have never made this cake without the pan being scraped clean at the end of the day. The last time I made it we all ate a piece before taking it to the party because we knew we wouldn't have another chance to eat it later. Pumpkin Cake - Love At First Taste The first time I had it was at a family holiday party. My aunt had made it- she cut the cake into huge pieces. I looked . . .
While you are packing your kids fun, healthy and creative lunches -- may I suggest that you pack on for yourself as well? It may sound crazy - but it is giving yourself a little gift. The gift of self care through a healthy and filling lunch. Packing a lunch for mom will not only help you with portion control, but it will also keep you out of the drive thru while you're out running errands. And I promise you'll be so much more satisfied with a lunch like this than you would with a greasy . . .
In case ya didn't know, cupcakes are soooo last year, and trifles are sooo this year. OR so says my nine year old. For her birthday she wanted red velvet cake.... but not just your regular old cupcake. We had to change it up a bit. Make it a little more sophisticated, a bit more fancy. We made these individual red velvet trifles. And let me tell you, all the other lil' ladies who came to her party gobbled them up like crazy. Don't tell my husband this, but I even let them eat them in the living . . .
My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love everything about it. So when my friend Katelynd mentioned that she created a killer white chocolate raspberry cheesecake recipe, I was all over it. I bugged her about it about a thousand times. She was so kind to give me and you a step by step to this delicious dessert. First off, let me introduce you. This is Katelynd. Momma to four littles, including a set of twins, baker, crafter, and business owner. Katelynd sells her handmade wood . . .