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Festive & Easy Valentine Food Inspiration

February 12
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I love to see inspiration for festive Valentine food!  Adding holiday touches is such a simple and sweet way to turn a snack, a treat table, or even a meal into something extra special!  So now that the “happy hearts” celebrations are just days away, I thought I’d share some fun finds and effortless ideas to create festive snacks for your favorite Valentines!  With this week so packed with holidays, the easier the better…in my opinion!  And easy never needs to mean less…at the end of the day it’s the thought that counts so make it simple but present it with love!  Get ready with these easy ideas…

love is in the air…and on the table!

Nutella Krispie Treats

February 5
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Krispie Treats are a fan favorite among kid party-goers…and I think it’s fair to say they’re a favorite with the adulting type too!  There’s something so delicious about such a simple treat, and isn’t it wonderful that they’re so easy to whip up with ingredients most of us already have in the pantry!  Krispie Treats are honestly one of my favorite go-to snacks for any occasion and it’s so easy to have a little festive fun cutting them into holiday shapes or tinting them with color!  Today I’ve done both of those things with my Valentine Krispies…but I went a little further with an effortless twist that makes them even more amazing!  Check out this easy treat that’s so yummy that your family might gobble them up before you’re even done making them!

love Krispie Treats even more…with Nutella!

Serving Up The Season with Easy & Festive Desserts!

December 11

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The holiday season is the perfect time for hosting family and friends!  I love having opportunities to spend time with people I love…catching up over wonderful conversation AND good food!  I’m also particularly fond of serving up sweet treats on a festive dessert table…especially when they’re as easy as they are delicious!  I think it’s fair to say most of us love the idea of entertaining but can be overwhelmed at this busy time of year…but don’t let that stop you!  Today I’m sharing some festive ideas for how to host a “Ladies Night In” that’s so easy and cheerful…with delicious desserts that will have your guests talking!  Check out the holiday cheer…

festive desserts that will have you dancing with joy!

Homemade Holiday Dog Treats!

December 7

If you have a doggie member of the family then you know how fun it is to treat them to special goodies…just like we do for all our loved ones!  They deserve special “desserts” from time-to-time…so why not have some fun in the kitchen and whip up a batch of homemade treats for the pups in your life!  It’s a fun thing for the kiddos to help with too…and they’ll have such a good time serving the “sweets” to their four-legged family members!  I’ve never tried making homemade dog treats before, but a friend shared a recipe that sounded so easy that I thought I’d give it a whirl!  It was so fun to make them…and Buddy (our pup) loved gobbling them up too!  So if you have a dog or know a dog lover…you might want to give this recipe a try!

dog treats…”pup”cake style!

How to Create a Charcuterie Buffet

November 9

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I’m sure most of us have food on the brain!  Holiday menus dance in our heads like sugarplums and we dream of all the turkey legs, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie that will be piled high on our plates soon!  But equally as fun as the huge, holiday meal are the nibbles to graze on while we await the main event!  Charcuterie boards are so on-trend and are a casually elegant way to serve up nibbles at any event, party or holiday celebration!  Not only are they easy to prepare…they look so beautiful without much effort and they can satisfy the tastes of all your guests!  Today I’m thrilled to have collaborated with my friends at Amalfi Decor to bring you some festive ideas for how to set up a charcuterie buffet…a fun way to take the concept of the charcuterie board and give it a twist! If you’re planning to have guests in for the holidays, a charcuterie buffet might be just right for you!

Charcuterie for the holidays!

How to Make Hoot Owl Cookies

October 12

Cookies are such a wonderful and easy treat…and when they’re perfectly fitting for the season I just can’t resist!  A few weeks ago I shared an outdoor celebration to welcome fall.  My family enjoyed the wonderful autumn weather and nibbled at a snack table while we waited for dinner to come off the grill!  When we were finished with our meal I served up one of our most favorite treats of the season…Hoot Owl Cookies!  I grew up nibbling on these sweets each fall and I’ve had so much fun baking them for my boys as they’ve grown!  So today I’d love to share this delicious and whimsical cookie recipe…treat your peeps and maybe start a new tradition of whipping up a batch when the cool winds begin to blow!  Whoooo’s ready for celebrating fall?

fun, fall cookies…”owl” bet you’ll love ’em!

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes…a Semi Homemade Recipe

August 17

Cupcakes are always fun for a celebration and on Tuesday I shared a tutti-frutti snack table that had on it one of our favorite, summertime cupcake flavors…pink lemonade!  It’s a really fun and easy semi-homemade recipe…and those are my most favorite!  I love serving this cupcake during summer months because it has such a pretty pink color and a light, refreshing flavor that compliments any seasonal treat table or lemonade stand!  And you can have so much fun topping them too…with bright colorful icings and candies that will have your guests drooling!  I promise there will be no puckering after biting into this citrus cake…it’s so delicious and softly flavored!   I’m sharing the recipe with you today…so make sure to grab your printable copy!

cupcakes, lemonade, & candies…oh my!

S’more Fun with Watermelons!

July 24

Is there a particular fruit or sweet dessert that just reminds you of summer?  For me it has to be the watermelon!  When I see them I can’t help but think of backyard BBQs where they’re assuredly served up…and they can also be a source of family entertainment if you get a good seed-spiting contest going!  This roly-poly fruit just seems to make people smile so it stands to reason that it’s a popular theme for parties!  I served up some watermelon fun for an afternoon treat…but in ways that might not be exactly what you’d think!  Let me share them with you and celebrate the watermelon…

serve up a watermelon slice of happiness!

Cinnamon, Ice Cream Style!

July 17

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day so I sure hope you got a chance to celebrate by indulging on some icy treats!  I’m happy to say that my family got to enjoy the “holiday” by making one of our all-time favorite flavors…cinnamon!  We were inspired to experiment and create this family favorite after visiting a tiny ice cream shop near my family’s farm in Indiana…the same shop that my mom frequented when she was young!  They had a flavor that my mom loved as a kid and now my kids do too…so we were determined to try and replicate it the best we could since we couldn’t find anything quite like it in the stores!  Not only does this ice cream taste delicious and look divine, but I love the nostalgia which makes it an extra special treat each time we fire up the ice cream maker! Today I’d like to share with you the recipe for our version of the parlor favorite…so let’s churn up some fun!

we all scream…for cinnamon ice cream!

Fancy Egg Scramble

May 11

The countdown is on and soon Mother’s Day will be here…and as I promised on Monday, I’m sharing a wonderful brunch recipe that’s perfect for any special occasion!  (You can grab the printable recipe at the end of the post) This breakfast casserole is a family favorite…and what we love best is the fact you can substitute the meat or veggies to make it just right for you and your guests!  You can prepare it ahead of time too and simply bake it on the morning of your gathering so you can relax and enjoy your celebration!  My mom gave me this recipe years ago…and today I’d like to share it with you!

scramble up some goodness…