April 24, 2014

Holiday Appetizer: Hot Crab Dip

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  By Contributing Writer, Daniele Evans Instead of eating one big meal for a special birthday or even a holiday, sometimes, we eat an assortment of appetizers instead. I know, that's a little different! But finger foods, dips, and just miniature foods in general are right up my family's alley. It's an easy way to try out multiple recipes, and if one doesn't seem to go over … [Read more...]

Ranch Seasoning & Dip Mix

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I love mixing up fresh ranch dip for an appetizer for our family.  And since all the ingredients are what I consider pantry and fridge staples, it takes very little time to whisk together in a bowl to serve alongside our favorite chips or raw veggies. Besides the wonderful benefit that this dip mix has no weird, chemical ingredients, its flavor is impressive!!  What makes it for me? The fresh … [Read more...]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

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This recipe makes it easier than ever to enjoy this yummy dip! With just a few simple ingredients, this no-bake spinach artichoke dip comes together quickly and easily for the perfect family appetizer or party food. Click on over to The Happy Housewife, where I shared the full recipe! … [Read more...]

Spicy Black Bean Dip

Spicy Black Bean Dip

Are you a fan of hummus or other bean dips? Maybe both? Well, good!  Then, you'll love this spicy black bean dip. It makes a delicious appetizer, or can serve as the main dish for an easy lunch, or even work with a few sides like fresh pico de gallo for dinner. Click on over to TheHappyHousewife where I shared the recipe today. … [Read more...]

Garlic and Herb Cheeseball

Garlic & Herb Cheeseball :: TheMarathonMom.com

This is not your typical ranch flavored cheeseball!  It's definitely similar, but kicked up a notch with a healthy zing of lemon juice and fresh garlic! Using herbs from your pantry, this cheeseball is a snap to make, and it tastes amazing! … [Read more...]

Fiesta Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Our family just loves these baby bell peppers.  I've picked them up at Kroger and Costco now and I'm sure we can find them at various other stores. We're still finding new ways to eat them, since they're so easy, delicious, and well....fun! These baby bell peppers are just perfect for stuffing with your favorite flavors. This recipe that I shared over at The Happy Housewife can serve as … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Crackers

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This is the homemade version of Wheat Thins and they are a snap to make. And they're healthier than most other crackers, and definitely fresher than a store-bought version.  I like that I can use all organic ingredients, too. The recipe, originally from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking, makes about 60 or more (especially if you roll them thin) crackers.  They're the perfect crackers … [Read more...]

Easy, Homemade Lime Chips

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I made a big pot of chicken tortilla soup tonight and needed some tortilla chips.  We had some multi-grain, flax chips, and as good as those are with hummus, salsa, and even guac, I just didn't think they would work well in our bowls filled with soup, avocado and jack cheese. I had plenty of corn tortillas, so I decided to just make our own chips. So simple, and I can't believe I've never … [Read more...]

Sausage Balls

sausage balls

These sausage balls are so simple to make, and really yummy, too!  I'm normally not a big fan of sausage, but these are a fun treat for every once in a while. Served with fruit salad and maybe a carrot zucchini muffin, they make a great breakfast! One batch makes about two dozen - perfect for a party tray, or in our case, a snack for several boys. I'm planning on keeping this on my list … [Read more...]

Fruit Dip


Hayden really cracks me up sometimes how much he loves certain foods.  This is one of his favorite holiday foods. We discovered this easy recipe last year and he hasn't let me forget that it's on our menu for this year. So easy, and such a yummy treat! Make a fruit tray or your favorite fruit salad and place this dip nearby. Delicious!     … [Read more...]