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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Tailgate

How to Host a Football Party on a Budget

Food, drink and decor ideas for your next football party. Budget friendly.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

I am not sure what is better: watching a football game or hanging out with your friends. Enjoying sports, spending time with your friends and eating your favorite foods is always a winning combination. That’s why I love tailgating and homegating.

Throwing a Homegating Football Party can be a big expense. Football party food, beverages, party supplies + decorations quickly add up. This post is full of ideas, tips + recipes on how to have a great time on game day without going broke.  Continue Reading…

Appetizers & Snacks, Fall

Sugar + Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

A hint of sugar and spice is the perfect accent for roasted pumpkin seeds.

Talk about the ultimate upcycle. Yeah, we are upcycling our pumpkin guts into something toasty + tasty. Sugar + Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are the perfect fall snack. And besides just a little bit of buttery goodness, they are good for you.

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, these crunchy and wholesome roasted pumpkin seeds are so addictive. I dare you to eat just three handfuls.

Oh, and you’ll never guess what the “spice” is.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Tailgate

Tailgate 101: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

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Everyone loves a delicious, over the top dip. This dip recipe is so creamy and savory, full of tender rotisserie chicken, RO*TEL, and cheese. You’ll be tempted to eat it by the bowl full.

Tailgating is one of our favorite activities. I have to admit, the food is sometimes better than the actual game. Especially when you bring our Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip. Every bite is loaded with flavor.

My new MVP (Most Valuable Party Food). If you are tailgating at the game or couch-gating from home, you won’t be able to get enough of this dip.

BONUS: Read our recipe and enter Dip for the Win Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 55″ Smart TV, a Crock Pot and a $450 Walmart Gift Card.

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast

No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites

No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites are going to be your new breakfast BFF. These lovely little munchies are a grab-and-go delight that will fit right into your morning routine.

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You are going to love these. Just save this post, print it out, get the goods to make these goodies. No Bake Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites are going to be your new breakfast BFF. These lovely little munchies are a grab-and-go delight that will fit right into your morning routine.

Made with wholesome and hair-healthy ingredients like roasted almonds and whole grain oats, these bites are lightly sweet. Coconut, cinnamon and cranberries round out this recipe for layers of flavor.

Yes, I said hair-healthy ingredients. You see, there’s a story behind this recipe… (there’s always a story, isn’t there?)

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

School days, school days. Ain’t it fun? The morning rush, the after school activities, assignments and school functions keep most calendars packed. But what about the middle of the day? It is our duty as parents and caregivers to make sure our kids are getting fed. Whether that means nutritious school lunches or our own lunch box creations.

My favorite way to put a smile on my kid’s face (through food) is to pack her lunch box with fun and colorful foods. Small sizes, totally snackable, and tasty.

We have put together a list of Lunch Box Idea Starters to help you and your precious little angels make their mid day meal more exciting.

(No worries, I’m all about quick and easy.) BONUS FREE PRINTABLE FOR LUNCH BOX NOTES

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Mexican, Sauces Dips Toppings

21 of the Best Salsa Recipes in the Universe

21 Best Salsa Recipes

I am officially making Salsa a Food Group. I’m penciling it into the food pyramid, because we all need a serving of salsa every day.  This is the peak time of year for salsa making. The garden’s have put forth their bounty. The markets are full of produce. People are eating light. We have 21 of the Best Salsa Recipes for you to enjoy.

From traditional restaurant style salsa recipes made with classic ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro to fresh fruit salsas made with pineapple, strawberries or mango.

Get creative in your kitchen, and make one (or all) of these delicious salsa recipes today. Share with your family and friends. Trust me, they are looking for the next great salsa recipe, too!

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Appetizers & Snacks, Italian, Sauces Dips Toppings, Vegetarian

Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

Summer Bruschetta Three Ways

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Ever have a summer afternoon to relax and unwind with a meaningful meal? Or friends stop by and you want a recipe idea that filling and easy to make?

We created three ideas for summer bruschetta perfect for special days. Each recipe is delicious alone or make all three.

This trio of summer bruschetta recipes is best served with great wine and good friends.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Beef, Grilled

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs

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Grilling season is in full swing!  If you can cook it on the grill, you can bet we are going to try it. Including these savory and sweet Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Meatballs.

This recipe is perfect for parties and cookouts. The best part of this easy grilling is the flavor. You get that salty and tangy teriyaki POW with a little sweet pineapple mixed in.

Plus, these yummy grilled meatballs only take 6 ingredients. Six! These are great to make ahead and have ready to throw on the grill at your next summer cookout. (A perfect appetizer recipe for Memorial Day!)

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Appetizers & Snacks, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings, Tailgate

Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

Kentucky Hot Brown Slider Sandwiches

Kentucky is known for many fine things. Horse racing. Basketball. Bluegrass. Bourbon. But how about a Kentucky Hot Brown? This legendary open faced turkey sandwich is well-known throughout the state as being one of the best things to ever appear on a plate.

Once you try this recipe, let me know what you think…but we nailed it.

These Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders are so good. Yummy turkey, buttered buns, fresh ripe tomato, cheese gravy (yes, I said CHEESE GRAVY), and bacon.

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