Three Ingredient Sangria: Rioja Libre

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Happy Memorial Day! We are getting ready to celebrate with a get together with a bunch of close friends. We’re hosting and taking care of the burgers, hot dogs and drinks. I wanted an easy cocktail that I could make on a larger scale for the group. We were picking up Cokes for the party so I decided to make a three ingredient Sangria, called Rioja Libre, for the adults to enjoy.

Rioja Libre

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Cheesy Sausage Crescent Ring

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During spring and summer, we tend to get together with friends for weekend brunch a lot. Heading outside during the nice morning weather for a meal together is one of our favorite ways to reconnect and just have some relaxation time in the midst of the hustle and bustle of shuttling kids to activities and taking ourselves back and forth to work. I like to make my recipes for brunch easy so that I don’t spend a ton of time in the kitchen. A recent favorite, a cheesy sausage crescent ring, has only a few ingredients and is so easy to make. 

Cheesy Sausage Crescent Ring

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Tropical Guacamole

I have probably mentioned before that my four year old is totally obsessed with guacamole. If you have met us in person, you know it is quite the spectacle. He will eat guacamole {or more recently just plain avocados} every day if given the change. I love guacamole myself but not quite that much! I’ve been trying to change it up for him from time to time and recently made a tropical guacamole that he absolutely loved!

Easy and delicious tropical guacamole

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Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

I love cheese. That doesn’t always marry well with my Paleo lifestyle but I do allow myself to indulge from time to time. One of my favorite cheeses is goat cheese. I love it in salads, pasta and so many other dishes too. I had some gorgeous, fresh strawberries recently and I was torn with what to do with them…besides eat them. I ended up making strawberry goat cheese crostini and it was the perfect Spring lunch.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Crostini

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Three Ingredient Lemon Cake Batter Dip

Any time a recipe starts with the phrase “three ingredients”, it makes my heart go pitter patter. I love cooking but I don’t always have the time to make the recipes I want because of the lengthy list of ingredients. Having an arsenal of recipes that don’t require many ingredients, like three ingredient TWIX dip, carrot cake dip or this lemon cake batter dip, makes it easy for me to still make something even when I am short on time.

Three Ingredient Lemon Cake Batter Dip

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Triple Cheese Kale Dip Challenge

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We love hosting parties or just having people over to hang out at the last minute on a weekend. Whenever I have people coming over, I like to have at least a few snacks for them to eat while we talk or watch tv. One of the easiest things to serve is dip with either bread or chips. My newest favorite is triple cheese kale dip because, well, it has three cheeses in it. You can totally call it just kale dip though to make yourself think you are eating vegetables!

Triple Cheese Kale Dip

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Hot and Spicy Cheese Meatballs

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Basketball fever is in full effect! It is almost impossible to go somewhere and not hear people talking about the latest game or see it on TV. In our office, brackets are always the topic of the day. We love having friends over to watch sporting events to a few of the basketball games is another great reason for a sports related party in our basement! Of course, no party is complete without party food. My latest addition to the game day spread are hot and spicy cheese meatballs.

Cheez-It Spicy Meatballs

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Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

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I love trying new foods. I grew up in a really small town where the local Chinese joint was considered “exotic.” When I moved into a larger city with access to all kinds of cuisine, I really embraced them all and spent quite a bit of time trying all the different restaurants. One that I hadn’t had before and really wanted to try before was Malaysian cuisine. I couldn’t find a local restaurant to try easily so I thought I would attempt to make a dish at home inspired by the flavors of Malaysia. These Malaysian Chicken Meatballs were the result of some experimenting and I absolutely love how they came out.

Malaysian Chicken Meatballs

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Layered Mediterranean Dip

Let’s talk party food. I love parties and I love food even more so I am always the first one at the food table. One thing I look for is a yummy dip that I know I can keep coming back to! This layered Mediterranean dip would totally be the dip bowl I stood next for the entire party.

Dips are the perfect party food! This one is full of flavor and looks awesome on the buffet table!

 

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5 Must Haves for Your Super Bowl Party

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Over the weekend, some incredible football was played and the two teams going to the Super Bowl this year were set. That means, around the country, tons of people starting planning their Super Bowl parties. I know I definitely kicked my planning into high gear knowing it was just a few weeks away. As I was planning, I was trying to think of the requirements for a great party and thought I would share my 5 must haves for your Super Bowl Party!

5 Must Haves for a Great Super Bowl Party

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