Halloween Candy Bark and Creating the Perfect BOO Basket

Halloween Candy Bark and Creating the Perfect BOO Basket

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias The perfect way to enjoy all your favorite candy in one glorious bite!  My Halloween Candy Bark is made with delicious chocolate, white and orange candy melts, and bejeweled with loads of candy!  A great treat to add to any Halloween BOO basket! Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, we are in prime Halloween prep mode here at our house.  Costumes decisions are being finalized, plans are being made, and were even getting things going in our neighborhood early by getting a fun #BOOItForward exchange going! I made a big batch of my easy Halloween Candy Bark, perfect for adding to our cute BOO Baskets!  This bark is not only fun, and Continue Reading...

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

I have been compensated for this post on behalf of Lipton Recipe Secrets Soup.  Recipe, photos and opinions are 100% my own.  #gametimedips All of the amazing toppings on a loaded baked potato in one hot, glorious dip!  Served with potato wedges and waffle fries, this hot, cheesy appetizer is one that everyone will love when watching the big game! As many of you know, we are big football fans in this house!  We love watching college games on Saturday, and pro games on Sunday, and of course the Thursday, Friday and Monday night games as well.  It seems there's always a game to watch come fall, and I'm not complaining. With great games, comes great food to go with them like my Loaded Baked Potato Dip! Great appetizers and football seem to go hand-in-hand.  Really great dips Continue Reading...

Loaded Steak Nachos

Loaded Steak Nachos

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyCheesy #CollectiveBias Football food at its finest!  These Loaded Steak Nachos have everything you love stacked on top - loads of Kraft Natural Shreds cheese, seasoned steak, tomatoes, onions, guacamole and more!  Eat 'em while their hot and make another batch for the second half! As you probably already know, my boys and I are huge football fans.  You'll typically find us on any given weekend in the fall watching college or pro games, or on the road to watch our favorite team in person.  This weekend we're headed down to Charlottesville,VA to catch a great college match-up between two of our favorite teams. When it comes to cheering on our Continue Reading...

Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars

Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookie Bars

Lets celebrate America with these yummy, patriotic sugar cookie bars!  The best sugar cookie recipe made into a bar, frosted with lots of delicious buttercream, and decorated with simple store-bought gel frosting, these cookie bars will be the hit of your July 4th picnic this summer! Summer always brings many opportunities for back yard BBQ's, cookouts, pot-lucks and get-togethers.  For the last several years our neighborhood does a July 4th cookout that is always top-notch!  Each family brings a dish or two to share, along with lots of burgers and dogs on the grill.  We always have plenty of food, friends, beer, yard games, kids running around, and at the end of the night we light our own fireworks.  It's an all-American neighborhood cookout at its best! As we celebrate Continue Reading...

Goldfish® Crackers Party Game

Goldfish® Crackers Party Game

This Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® crackers game will bring lots of smiles to any party, backyard BBQ or gathering.  This fantastic party game is sure to entertain everyone, both young and young at heart! We all know and love Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish crackers, but have you ever considered using this delicious snack as a way to entertain your kids, family and friends at your next party, backyard BBQ or family gathering?  Using just a few simple party supplies, like spoons and cups, you can easily put your Goldfish crackers to work and get your friends smiling, laughing and having fun!   The game is simple!  Start with a cup filled with your favorite Goldfish cracker flavor - we used the classic Cheddar (my little guy also LOVES the Pretzel variety as well!)  Then, using just a spoon and not Continue Reading...

Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Funfetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy sugar cookie bars loaded with sprinkles and topped with a thick layer of rich butter cream frosting.  So good, you won't be able to eat just one! I'm here to tell you that I have a major weakness for frosted sugar cookies, especially ones with sprinkles.  I see sprinkles and they immediately make me happy.  I LOVE them!  My all-time favorite grocery store, Wegmans, which is out here on the west coast, has the most amazing frosted sugar cookies in their bakery.  I do my best to NOT grocery shop while I'm hungry, because if I show up to Wegman's on an empty stomach...well, its not gonna be pretty! As much as I love sugar cookies, I don't always love rolling them out and cutting with cookie cutters.  So I decided to make a simple bar cookie, with the same delicious Continue Reading...

Chili Cheese Potato Skins

Chili Cheese Potato Skins

Not your ordinary appetizer!  These Chili Cheese Potato Skins are loaded with thick, chunky chili, Colby jack cheese, and sour cream and go great with an ice cold beer! As you probably already know, we are HUGE football fans!  Weekends during the fall and early winter are always designated for watch college and NFL games.  So during these weekends, I've come up with some delicious football-watching food.  These Chili Cheese Potato Skins are one of our absolute favorites! These potato skins are topped with my Loaded Slow Cooker Chili, along with plenty of Colby jack cheese, green peppers, sour cream and if you can handle the heat, jalapenos!  A totally satisfying snack, and on more than one occasion have also served as dinner. Making a big batch of these great, Continue Reading...