Mini Monte Cristo Croquettes and a Smuckers $10,000 Kitchen Makeover Giveaway

We love participating in campaigns/sponsorships that promote doing good for others! We have been invited to take part in the Smucker’s “Spread a Little Sunshine” movement and we are SO excited about it! Smucker’s is going to award one lucky winner a $10,000 KITCHEN MAKEOVER (something I could definitely use) just for spreading a little … [Read more...]

Loaded Potato Wedges

These Loaded Potato Wedges are the perfect appetizer for all your upcoming football game and tail gate parties!  We made these for several get togethers this summer and they were completely devoured!  This is basically our recipe for regular potato wedges with a serious upgrade in the flavor department. Be sure to get some good … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Firecrackers

These Chicken Firecrackers make for a great game-day appetizer or a quick after-school snack for the kiddos. They remind me a lot of Southwestern Eggrolls, but they are easier AND they are baked! If you are making these as an appetizer you can cut them in half or in thirds to make for easier eating … [Read more...]

Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Mayo Dip

Grilled Artichokes are one of my very favorite appetizers/side dishes!  I am seriously crazy about them right now, I can’t get enough!  I like my vegetables but these are by far my favorite!!  And they are low in calories, less than 40 calories per artichoke half!  Of course, after we are through with them that number is … [Read more...]

Strawberry Bruschetta with a Balsamic Reduction Glaze

I have always liked the idea of strawberry bruschetta. I have looked through all my recipes and online for the perfect recipe but nothing seemed exactly right. I wanted to make something sweet, but not too sweet. I definitely wanted a balsamic element but not too vinegar-y. I have seen recipes online that call for … [Read more...]

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Yogurt Dip

These grilled fruit kabobs were actually a genius idea of my husbands.  I was wanting to figure out a tasty appetizer using fruit and he suggested making fruit kabobs and throwing them on the grill.  They were so incredibly good!!  I knew I was going to like it because I am already crazy about grilled … [Read more...]