Philly Cheesesteak Bombs

Philly Cheesesteak Bombs

One thing I truly love about being a food blogger is that I get to share completely irresistible recipes with you guys, at all the right times. I mean, if I shared a carrot cake recipe during December that might not go over as well as, say, a peppermint cheesecake recipe. (side note – now I want a slice of peppermint cheesecake). I’ll make that happen this December… So when football season rolls around, you better believe I’m all about the {Read More}

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball

Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball

One of the best things about living up in Northern British Columbia are the long summer days filled with salmon fishing. Ok, so this year I haven’t been salmon fishing (yet), but my husband has been all over it. A couple weeks ago he set out with some work buddies for a day long trip just off the coast of BC, to do a little deep-sea fishing. They brought home loads of fresh halibut and salmon. My backyard was turned into an {Read More}

Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread … with bacon!! Of course!

Will there ever be a time in our lives where we will no longer need more ideas for football-watching-snacks? I say, nay. No way man! That’s why I am absolutely thrilled to share with you guys my latest recipe for Pillsbury!! This gorgeous plate of Chicken Ranch Monkey Bread is just what the snacking doctor ordered. Ranch flavored chicken is stuffed inside biscuit dough, then dipped in more ranch flavored butter and then tossed with cheese and bacon before being baked {Read More}

Quickles

Quickles! It's a quick pickle of sliced cucumbers and sweet onions. So addictive and a fresh (low calorie) snack!

What are Quickles? Quickles are yet another family recipe made by my sweet Aunt Nancy. Ok, she doesn’t call them quickles. I made that up… quick + pickles = quickles! She refers to them as Vinegar Cucumbers and Onions. This recipe is so simple and easy to make, low in calories, and super addictive. She claims these as her “summer snacking staple.” I remember walking into my Aunt’s house as a child and going straight to her pantry. She always carried the BEST {Read More}

Monkey Meat… it’s not what you think

Monkey Meat! It's a delicious 3 ingredient sandwich spread that kids go bananas over!

Before you run away, let me clarify – no monkeys were harmed in making this Monkey Meat. There are also no bananas… let me explain… We’re talking family recipes this week, and this Monkey Meat is an OLD family recipe. I was actually just introduced to Monkey Meat last month, and I was extremely intrigued at the name alone. I was at a family reunion, so my mom and her three siblings were there, and at the mere mention of {Read More}

Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe

Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe

I’m going to give you a fair warning here: This Caramelized Onion Hummus Recipe is the most addictive hummus you’ll ever consume and it’s so so easy to make! A couple months ago I purchased a couple tubs of hummus at the grocery store to try out. One was a roasted garlic flavor and one was a caramelized onion flavor. The roasted garlic one was delicious, but oh ma gosh, that caramelized onion hummus was phenomenal. It was gone before I {Read More}

Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers

Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers

Last May I flew to Miami for the BlogHer Food Conference and while I was there I attended a fantastic party by the bay, hosted by Wisconsin Cheese. The setting was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cheeses that we sampled. It was such a fun night! Luckily the cheese love didn’t end there. I was asked by Wisconsin Cheese to create a mouthwatering recipe using the cheese of the month – Muenster! Done! These Grilled Sausage and Crostini Stackers {Read More}

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos

These Spicy California Roll Sushi Nachos are everything you love about a classic California Roll but deconstructed and piled high on a bed of crispy fried won-ton wrappers!  Last Friday my two oldest kids came home from school with a pile of papers in their arms and then inform me that it was their last day of school. Hold the phone… what!?! The teachers have officially gone on full blown strike. Two weeks before summer was supposed to start. I’m {Read More}

29 Nacho Recipes That Will Rock Your World

29 Nacho Recipes That Will Rock Your World!

Chips and gooey, melty, wonderful cheeeeeeeese! Could there be anything more wonderful in life? I’m a huge fan of nachos, in fact, we have a Sunday nacho tradition. Every week when we get home from Church I whip up a big pan of nachos then we all gather around and dig in. It’s something we look forward to all week. If you think about it, there’s no wrong way to eat a nacho. As long as there is a base {Read More}

California Avocado Toasts – 4 Ways

California Avocado Toasts - 4 Ways!!!

When that 3pm hunger strikes, be prepared with these California Avocado Toasts! With these four easy variations you’re going to want to make a new one each day!  I’m a huge fan of snacking. But what I love most about choosing those creamy California Avocados is that I know I’m getting something good for me, and they taste great too! When paired with cheeses, nuts, and even fresh berries, they’re the ideal snack! This first toast is one of my all time {Read More}