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Mexican Tequila Mimosa

Mexican Tequila Mimosa

One sip of this smooth Mexican Mimosa recipe, and you'll find reasons to host brunch every weekend! Tequila is one of the secret ingredients that sets this mimosa apart from the rest.  Mexican Mimosa Recipe - A Tequila Brunch Cocktail If you're a long time....

Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Looking for a substantial salad for a group that you can make ahead of time and is easy to customize? This Antipasto Salad is packed with meat and veggies and fits the bill perfectly! Antipasto Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette  A person can never have too many...

Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers

Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers

Party food don’t get much easier than this 4-ingredient Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers recipe. So simple to make and everyone loves them! You guys absolutely LOVE our Bacon Cream Cheese Bites. In fact, they are consistently one of the most popular recipes...

Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe (with sausage!)

Fireman’s Overnight Breakfast Casserole Recipe (with sausage!)

This easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole recipe (made WITHOUT bread) is prepped the night before and baked in the morning - perfect for Christmas morning or any holiday brunch!  Let’s start with the obvious question: what makes this a fireman’s casserole? I have...

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Bacon is always a hit with a crowd, and this Candied Bacon is no exception. Can someone tell me about the power of bacon? I mean I know it’s good and all, and it truly does make everything better. But sometimes it brings out another side of people. We had a party a...

Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Cheesy Sausage Hash Brown Egg Casserole

Need an easy breakfast for a crowd? This naturally gluten-free Cheesy Sausage, Hash Brown, & Egg Casserole comes together in minutes and will be ready to eat 30 minutes later.   Sausage Egg Hash Brown Casserole  I don't know about you, but the last thing...

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

It's party season, and this Chipped Beef Cheese Ball recipe needs to be a part of your next spread! No matter what the occasion, this savory snack is always a guest favorite!  Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe Our Chipped Beef Dip is one of the most popular...

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas

Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas

This Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas filled with tomatoes and pine nuts is the perfect side dish to anything that comes off the grill.  There are many great things about Minnesota that make us take in these brutal winters, (although this wet, cold spring is really...

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Add some Greek flavor to your appetizer spread with this tasty recipe for crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters! Can you ever have enough zucchini recipes? Zucchini is plentiful any time of year, which is one of the reasons I love this Zucchini Feta Fritters recipe. It’s an...

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

No summer picnic is complete without a pasta salad. This crowd-pleasing Tomato Feta Pasta Salad is packed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and kalamata olives in every spoonful. This make-ahead, Tomato Feta Pasta Salad recipe is perfect for summer barbecues....

Bootleg Cocktail Recipe

Bootleg Cocktail Recipe

There's nothing like summer in Minnesota, especially when it involves a Bootleg Cocktail. It's the perfect way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Summer is a great time to get out of your cocktail rut and one of our summertime favorite drinks is the Bootleg...

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad recipe is great for feeding a group! Who can say no to a make-ahead salad filled with bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and a creamy ranch dressing?   Summer is all about keeping things easy in our house, especially when entertaining a group....

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad

Tomato, Feta and Vidalia Onion Salad

This 5-ingredient Tomato Feta Salad with Sweet Onion recipe is one of my go-to BBQ side dishes - quick, easy and perfect for potlucks. I found this recipe for Tomato Feta Salad with Sweet Onion in Cooking Light (RIP, old friend) a number of years ago. It was one of...

Jicama Avocado Salsa

Jicama Avocado Salsa

Cool and refreshing jicama gives this chunky Jicama Avocado Salsa an addicting crunch. Pair it with chips and margaritas for the perfect happy hour! Does anyone cook from cookbooks anymore?  I used to have way more cookbooks than I do now. When we redid our...

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars

 Keep the heat out of the kitchen and make a pan of these No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars for your next party. Filled with crunchy chocolate cookies and creamy cheesecake in every bite, these easy, make-ahead bars will quickly become your new summer...