Tuesday, June 19, 2018

10 Desserts for the Fourth of July

1. Red Wine Ice Cream

Whenever I'm invited to a barbecue, everyone requests that I bring my red wine ice cream. We're half way through June and I've already had multiple requests.

2. Whiskey Chocolate Cookies

My husband made these for my birthday (July 5th!) last year and we've been made them many times since.

3. Smores Pie

Another one of my husband's desserts. He's made it for my birthday, his mom's birthday, just because . . . besides nothing says summer likes smores. (And there are a lot more smores desserts to come!)

4. Drunk Cherry Chocolate Cake

Black cherries. Whiskey (brandy is good too!). And chocolate. These is no way this cake couldn't be amazing.

5. Smores Cups

These little things are super easy to make and addictive.

6. Baileys White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not much of a drinker, neither is Eric, but we sure love our boozy desserts. The Baileys adds some extra yumminess to these cookies.

7. Smores Sandwich Cookies

Out of all smores cookies, these guys are my husband's favorite!

8. White Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Pie

This cream pie is light and airy and perfect for a Fourth of July barbecue.

9. Butterscotch Cookies

I recently made these again to bring to a get-together and they were a huge success. Not a single one was left on the plate.

10. Smores Cookies

I told you there were a lot of smores desserts on this list. Nothing says summer like smores!



More Summer Recipes Ideas:
Cheesy Tomato Zucchini Bake
Bacon Barbecue Green Bean Casserole
Margarita Chicken and Steak Fajitas
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes
Roasted Garlic White Bean Hummus
Soy Waxy Beans with Sesame Seeds

Saturday, November 11, 2017

10 Healthier Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Appetizers!

Thanksgiving and healthy don't usually go together. But it doesn't hurt to have a side or two that taste great and is great for you.

1. Baked Apple Chips

2. Roasted Kidney Beans

3. Roasted Pumpkin Chickpeas

4. Parsnip Chips

5. Baked Potato Soup

6. Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

7. Roasted Peas

8. Spinach Balls

9. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

10. Sauteed Kale with Bacon


30 Thanksgiving Sides and Appetizers!

Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the entire year. I am not exaggerating. We had Thanksgiving dinner at my wedding because I love turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes so much. But even I can admit, that sometimes you need to change things up. Maybe try a new stuffing or a different dinner roll. Or add something newin to the old lineup.

1. Cream Cheese Ragoons

2. Jalapeno Popper Wontons

3. Spinach Balls with Spicy Tomato Dipping Sauce (one of our all time favs)

4. Snowflake Tortilla Chips (really fun for kids)

5. Parsnip Chips (if you're looking for something healthy)

6. Cheese Puffs for Cheese Lovers

7. Cheesy Twists

8. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

9. Sugared Nuts

10. Chocolate Covered Cranberries (I wish I could eat these all year long)

11. Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip (This has become my go-to for holiday potlucks. It's always a hit!)

12. Apple Pie Salsa

13. Pull Apart Spinach and Cheese Bread

14. Soft and Chewy French Bread

15. Sour Cream Dinner Rolls

16. Homemade Breadsticks

17. French Fried Onion Rolls (my husband and FIL's fav)

Side Dishes:
18. Butternut Squash Soup

19. Pumpkin Soup with Sage Croutons and Bacon

20. Roasted Potatoes, Sausage, and Peppers

21. Savory Baked Apples stuffed with Sausage and Sage

22. Alfredo Green Bean Casserole

23. Bacon Barbecue Green Bean Casserole

24. Simply the Best Mac and Cheese (from scratch)

25. How to Make Boxed Mac and Cheese Taste Homemade (if you're looking for something really simple and yummy)

26. Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

27. Ranch, Cheddar, and Bacon Potatoes

28. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

29. Cranberry Sauce Three Ways

30. Sourdough Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon