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Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups

Start your morning off right with these heart healthy, make-ahead Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups! New Favorite Breakfast Alert! I’m slightly obsessed with these scrumptious Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal Cups. I’ve made them a number of times in the last few weeks, and they...

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Easy Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Protein-packed and full of coffee flavor, this Easy Coffee Smoothie makes breakfast a snap! It's no secret that I am a coffee lover, and my day is not complete unless it starts with coffee in some way, shape or form. And even though I'm an early riser, I don't always...

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini Recipe

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini Recipe

Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, this Metropolitan Cranberry Martini recipe is a tasty twist on your traditional Cosmo. And it's easy to shake for one or make a batch for a crowd! Now there are many martini recipes out there that I adore, especially when we...

Easy White Chocolate Tart Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Tart Recipe

This light and fluffy Easy White Chocolate Tart recipe is perfect ending to any holiday gathering! It’s the holiday season and that means parties galore. I love to serve a sweet treat at the end of a meal but don’t want something heavy and dense, especially when...

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Looking for an easy appetizer that is full of protein? These Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps filled with crunchy peanuts and topped with fresh cilantro hit it out of the park. The holidays are here and that means that it is party season. These Thai Peanut Chicken...

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

You can never go wrong with recipes that take little prep and feed a crowd. This Easy Pulled Pork Recipe is one of our family favorites. My husband and I having a running joke in our house about liquid smoke. Have you ever cooked with it? I have been using it for...

DIY Dessert S’mores Station

DIY Dessert S’mores Station

Make entertaining easy and set up a DIY Dessert S’mores Station at your next gathering! The crackling of burning wood, the crunching of the leaves and the cool nighttime air all mean fall is in full force. There is something fascinating about a fire. Especially an...

Individual Seven Layer Dips

Individual Seven Layer Dips

Take full advantage of prepping ahead of time and make entertaining easy with these easy Individual Seven Layer Dips. I love to host parties, and we all know the fun starts with appetizers. But even a simple happy hour is not without its logistical challenges. I...

Easy Caramel Rolls with Apples

Easy Caramel Rolls with Apples

Have some apples to use up from the orchard? Make these Easy Caramel Rolls with apples. They have apples, cinnamon, and caramel in every bite! Easy Caramel Rolls with Apples Enough said, right? I could stop right there, and everyone would be happy, especially at...

Greek Salad Skewers

Greek Salad Skewers

These Greek Salad Skewers are a super easy appetizer that tastes just like a Greek salad on a stick.  Here in Minnesota, we’re known for our unique love of foods on a stick. If you’ve ever been to our state fair, you know what I’m talking about. Come hungry...

Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros

Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros

Get creative with your tailgating menu. Serve these Easy Grilled Chicken Gyros and be the hottest tailgate at the stadium! Truth: I love college football. And I love the food that goes with it even more. That’s why I stepped out of the traditional tailgating menu box...

Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip

  This 5-ingredient Creamy Goat Cheese Dip will be a game changer for your next party! Add it to your appetizers spread and watch it disappear.   Ah, goat cheese. It gets me every single time. This Creamy Goat Cheese Pesto Dip - filled with fresh basil, goat...

Grilled Pesto Pizza recipe with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Arugula

Grilled Pesto Pizza recipe with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Arugula

Summer's best produce is showcased in this easy Grilled Pesto Pizza recipe with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes and Arugula! Pizza can be a polarizing thing. Either you're a purist who only likes a traditional meat and cheese pie or you have a bit of an adventurous palate that...

Make your own Breakfast Taco Bar for a Crowd

Make your own Breakfast Taco Bar for a Crowd

This Make your own Breakfast Taco Bar for a Crowd is a fun, easy way to serve brunch to a gaggle of guests. Perfect for any event from tailgating to team parties to holiday brunches. I look forward to weekend brunch all week long. During the busy workweek, a piece of...

Zesty Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Zesty Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Tired of boring shrimp? Give these Zesty Grilled Shrimp Skewers a try. You’ll love them! It doesn’t take much to take shrimp from good to great. And while it may sound putzy to make a marinade AND a sauce, they are both so easy that your prep work is done in no time....