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Easy Cranberry Whiskey Sours Recipe

Easy Cranberry Whiskey Sours Recipe

Fall whiskey cocktails don’t get much more seasonal than these easy Cranberry Whiskey Sours - a tasty, make-ahead batch cocktail that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party! I’m always envious of my neighbors who pull off such beautiful fall displays on...

Cranberry Vodka Gimlet cocktail recipe

Cranberry Vodka Gimlet cocktail recipe

No holiday gathering is complete without a signature cocktail. A float of fresh cranberries makes the perfect garnish for this easy, seasonal Cranberry Vodka Gimlet cocktail. Sure, you can make a cranberry cocktail year round, but the arrival of fresh cranberries in...

Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails

Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails

These Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktails will warm you from the inside out and keep you toasty all season long - the perfect fall cocktail!  We always pick up a few gallons of fresh apple cider when we visit the apple orchard every fall, and my kids devour it in quick...

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...

Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie

Brighten up your dessert table with the tangy flavors in this Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe! When I'm making dessert for a group, I have a lot of criteria I like the recipe to meet. I want to have the ingredients readily available (stored in my pantry gives bonus...

Raspberry Paloma Cocktails

Raspberry Paloma Cocktails

Hot, humid weather is no match for a pitcher of these refreshing Raspberry Paloma Cocktails. Our recipe puts a twist on the classic Mexican cocktail with the addition of sweet raspberries and spicy jalapeños!  A classic margarita never goes out of...

Greek Chicken Wraps

Greek Chicken Wraps

Don't have dinner planned? Use a rotisserie chicken to have Greek Chicken Wraps on the table in less than 20 minutes! Please tell me I’m not alone. It’s 4:00, and I don’t have any idea what I’m making for dinner. I know, I’m a food blogger, but it happens to me more...

Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake

Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this Lemon Thyme Breakfast Cake recipe! A drizzle of herb-infused simple syrup keeps this citrusy cake extra moist and flavorful.  Cake for breakfast? Yes, it’s a thing, and you’ll definitely want to get your hands on a piece...

Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe is the Mediterranean version of the classic 7 Layer Dip. Perfect happy hour nibbles for a crowd! Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? Check out this Greek twist on the infamous seven layer dip that often appears at potlucks. All...

Aperol Gin Cocktail

Aperol Gin Cocktail

 Looking for a fun cocktail to serve to friends? If you are a gin lover, this cocktail is for you! This Aperol Gin Cocktail is a refreshing drink filled with gin, cucumber and lime. If you are local to Minneapolis-St. Paul and have been lucky enough to go...

Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd

Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd

Need a batch cocktail for your big game party? Look no further than these gorgeous Blood Orange Margaritas for a Crowd.    Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll want to throw a party just to make a pitcher of these irresistible Blood Orange Margaritas. The...

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Fight the cold weather with a bowl of this simple, flavorful Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup! It’s February in Minnesota which can only mean one thing: it’s freezing. Fortunately I’ve lived here long enough to know that the best way to fight the cold is to bring the...

How to Make the Best Pan Seared Scallops

How to Make the Best Pan Seared Scallops

Scared to make scallops at home? Don't be! Follow these easy steps for How to Make the Best Pan Seared Scallops with a Brown Butter Lemon Caper Sauce! Scallops are one of my favorite seafood dishes, and I used to save the splurge only for restaurants. But after...

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Our simple Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Craisins and a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe is our go-to side dish for entertaining!  Spinach Salad With Balsalmic Vinaigrette Recipe  Need an easy way to add greens to your entertaining menu? This Spinach...

Asiago Dip

Asiago Dip

This Asiago Dip recipe is an updated, lighter version of a traditional artichoke dip. It disappears every time we have it - a definite sign that you should make it for your next party. Another gathering, another appetizer to bring for the group. Appetizers...