Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

Bacon Lovers Baked Beans

    Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. BACON LOVERS BAKED BEANS The classic baked beans recipe got an awesome upgrade!  These Bacon Lovers Baked Beans and loaded with 1 pound of crisp, delicious bacon along with three types of beans, peppers onions and an amazing sauce.  Made in the oven or slow cooker, this easy side dish is a must-have for any cookout, pot-luck, tailgate party or picnic! It's nearly cookout season you guys!!  It might be my favorite time of year - things slow down a bit, lawn chairs come out, and friends and family gather together to enjoy great company and food.  Anytime there is a cookout, picnic, barbecue or pot-luck, you've got to have an amazing assortment of sides, and baked beans MUST to be one of them!  But, it cannot be Continue Reading...

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Looking for an easy, cheesy potato side dish? This Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole recipe is made in the crock pot or slow cooker, making it the perfect make-ahead side dish!  Creamy, cheesy and completely delicious, these potatoes are perfect for holiday meals, cookouts and pot-luck dinners! If there ever was a side dish that I've made over and over again, it's this cheesy hashbrown casserole recipe!  I originally discovered this recipe when I lived out west in Boise, Idaho.  (You can't live in Idaho without coming away with some of the best potato recipes ever!)  It's not only a simple recipe, with basic ingredients, but I've adapted it to be made in the crock pot or slow cooker.  Because all the cooking is done in the slow cooker, it's the perfect Continue Reading...

Easy Baked Mini Tacos

Easy Baked Mini Tacos

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum.  Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. #ad #WinTheCrowdWM Easy Baked Mini Tacos These Easy Baked Mini Tacos will be your new favorite appetizer! Loaded with all your Tex-Mex favorites and topped with Ro*Tel, these mini tacos will be perfect for enjoying with friends at your next watch party! Who's ready to watch some hoops? As many of you know, we're big-time sports fans at our house.  My son and I are excited to fill out our brackets, and my husband even goes so far as to take time off from work to watch the first two days of the tournament. (He's done this every year since before we were married!  It's like his own personal sports stay-cation.)  As soon as the first games begin we always plan for lots of yummy snacks, like these Continue Reading...

Cream Cheese Jalapeno Popper Bean Dip

Cream Cheese Jalapeno Popper Bean Dip

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mirum.  Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own. #ad #WinTheCrowdWM Cream Cheese Jalapeno Popper Bean Dip Jalapeno Popper Dip doesn't get much better than this!  Made with Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies and Rosarita Traditional Refried Beans this hot cream cheese bean dip recipe is perfect for game day or anytime you want a delicious dip for snacking. We are a big-time football family!  From early September all the way through the end of the season in February, there is pretty much always a college or pro game on at our house.  It's definitely one of our favorite times of year, and with that always comes great friends to watch the game with, and great food to celebrate a victory.  Tex-mex food is always popular at our Continue Reading...

Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders

Football food doesn't get much better than this!  Like a mini version of a meatball sub, these amazing Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders are the perfect party food!  Super-simple to make, this easy slider recipe is great for serving at your next watch party and also makes for a great pot-luck dish. We are most definitely a football household.  When it's football season (September through January) there is always a game on pretty much the entire weekend.  So when the season comes to a close, the Super Bowl is like a holiday for us!  We often have friends over and there is never a shortage of food, drinks and snacks!  These easy and super-yummy Parmesan & Mozzarella Meatball Sliders will definitely be on our table this Super Bowl Sunday! Because I'm all about making Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

Top 10 Reader Favorite Recipes of 2016

I love nothing more than seeing what you all loved the most over the year.  I've compiled my Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts based on page views over 2016.  Ya'll really love no bake desserts, chocolate and peanut butter and blueberries!!  You're definitely my kind of people! :) You asked and I delivered!  These ten posts of 2016 were your absolute favorites, based on overall page views from January 1st, 2016 through December 30, 2016.  There was definitely a reoccurring theme - ya'll love anything with cream cheese, especially no-bake desserts, and anything with chocolate and peanut butter was definitely a bonus as well.  Creamy dinner options were also popular, as well as cheesy appetizers! I'm really looking forward to making more delicious recipes for you in 2017! Here are your Continue Reading...

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail

Want a delicious, classy cocktail that everyone at your holiday party will love?  My Pomegranate Citrus Champagne Cocktail is made with sweet blood orange slices, pomegranate juice and seeds, citrus vodka and topped with Champagne.  This libation is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and fantastic for brunch, too! Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or maybe a holiday party with friends and family?  At one point or another, I've hosted pretty much all of these types of events, with family, friends or a mixing both.  My general thoughts on the success of a party is to have ample amounts of alcohol!  I say this for a few reasons; 1) It's not really a party without drinks (its really just an after-hours meeting); 2) alcohol is typically a great way to break the ice, Continue Reading...