Category: Appetizers

Meatballs, party bites, share-ables, and other great appetizers!

the Easiest Sausage Queso Dip (slow-cooker)

Velvetta and Ro-tel combine in this classic queso recipe that is as delicious as it is easy! I add sausage and fresh herbs to add a bit of extra flavor to this easy dip. And guess what...the whole thing is made in the crock-pot. Fix and forget

Jalapeño Popper Toppers

These easy Jalapeño Popper Topper appetizers are perfect for Game Day. Creamy cream cheese topping a buttery @RITZcracker with a slice of jalapeño on top

Chicken Wing round up

Guys, chicken wings. They're the best. They are perfect for dinner, games, and when you have visitors. My family loves chicken wings, whether boneless or bone-in. They might always be messy, but they're always delicious. Just make sure you have a napkin nearby when you dig in!

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

It's absolutely essential, if you are from MN, that you know what a Juicy Lucy is. And not just know what it is...have partaked in its gloriousness at one of the "original" Juicy Lucy locations in Minneapolis or St. Paul. If you aren't lucky enough to be

delicious cold dips to bring to your summer party!

a gazillion of my favorite Cold Dip Recipes

Today I've gathered some of my favorite cold dips. These are recipes to serve a crowd (or for a potluck if you are from Minnesota ;)) and always a crowd favorite. The cold Crab Dip and Pimento Cheese Dip are must-try's. Like, non-negotiable you MUST try. During the

How to make olive tapenade, a basic olive tapenade recipe. healthy snack ideas

How to Make Olive Tapenade

Olive tapenade is my jam. I use both black AND green olives for this fast and easy appetizer favorite!

easy creamy shrimp dip

easy Shrimp Dip

I know you are going to love this tasty shrimp dip. So easy to make and Ah-Maz-Ing!! Creamy, cheesy, and full of yummy shrimp. This is good hot OR cold. Believe me, we've done both versions. Maybe a couple of times. This week.

baked homemade french fries

easy Baked Homemade French Fries

Do NOT freak out about the thought of making homemade fries. SOOO easy. And they really DO get crispy and tasty. Try them and see!

Baked Brie and cranberries (in bread bowls)

Anyone that has baked brie knows what a treat this is. If you haven't yet tried it, do so! It is an easy, delicious, and beautiful appetizer. I know I say to make this for parties and get together s but, the truth is, I make this for football games. And Tuesday nights. It is just too tasty, lovely, and easy to be restricted to special occasions. 

These onion rings are baked and so easy!!

baked Onion Rings

This onion rings recipe is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. Comments submitted may be displayed on other websites owned by the sponsoring brand. Find our full disclosure here. These baked onion rings are all sorts of tasty and crunchy and wonderful. The best

A twist on the traditional pesto recipe with collard greens and olives!

Collard Greens & Olive Pesto Recipe

Collard greens and olives pesto recipe for a delicious and easy twist on the traditional basil pesto recipe! Pesto is a great way to get kids helping in the kitchen!

A delicious and easy tomato tart! Use puff pastry to make this delicious appetizer. Perfect for a farmer's market visit!

Puff Pastry Tomato Tart

This tomato tart is absolutely the most rough and tumble "tart" you've ever had the pleasure to meet. And it is one of our favorites because it is also incredibly simple to make!

Easy Homemade Pesto Pizza Christmas Trees

Holiday parties are known for their festive appetizers and snacks, just like hostesses are known for their fancy tricks in the kitchen and loads of free time to make all of these great party snacks in advance... Yeah, RIGHT!

We aren't going to win any cook of the year awards for these little homemade pesto pizza Christmas trees, I can promise you. But we WILL win for cute, tasty, and easy pizza appetizers, and that is definitely something that we can appreciate in our busy lives! A huge bonus to this recipe is that making them couldn't be easier and it's a fantastic little recipe to get your kids in the kitchen!

So, for your next holiday party, bust out the pizza dough and pesto and whip these cute little snacks together for your guests. You'll be a great hostess and still have time to hang out and enjoy your party!

Philly Cheese Steak Puffs

These little Philly Cheese Steak puffs are an easy, delicious appetizer with fresh veggies, flavorful beef, and buttery puff pastry. Easy, fast, and tasty!

Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer

An easy to make appetizer featuring Bushel Boy roasted tomatoes topped with mozzarella cheese. You will have this made in 15 minutes!

Hot Walleye Dip recipe

Do you know what people do for fun in Minnesota? They ice fish. As in, go out on the frozen lake, drill a hole through the ice, and stick their fishing pole down. I know...crazysauce! Minnesota is a fishing mecca that people travel far and wide to

These easy wonton shrimp tacos are the perfect appetizer for your Game Day food menu! Easy coconut coleslaw, avocado and corn salsa, and spicy shrimp are fresh and bright. You can make up two dozen of these in a little over half an hour. Really!

Wonton Shrimp Tacos

There is one thing I HATE about writing recipe posts. Only one thing that I HATE about these Wonton Shrimp Tacos… You can’t taste it for yourself! I can try to tell you how fresh and light these are. How the shrimp is perfectly spiced and the

Sweet and salty snack mix featuring bacon cheddar Goldfish puffs (gluten-free) #GoldfishTales

Sweet & Salty Snack Mix (gluten-free)

I’m sharing some great gluten free snacks  with Goldfish® Puffs as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #GoldfishTales Find our full disclosure here. It is sometimes stinking difficult to find gluten-free snack ideas that appeal to teenagers and children without breaking the bank or being difficult to make. This

Chicken Taquitos (kind of like the gas station kind, except fresher!) Click through for recipe.

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Confession time: I love gas station taquitos. You know, the ones on the heater-roller that sometimes look like they've been sitting out there for hours? But even so, I don't care. I still love them. Recreating these taquitos at home was a no-brainer. I ended up with

Bacon and Blue Cheese Homemade Tater Tots

Homemade Tater Tots

Perfect for using on Tater Tot Hotdish, Alice, from Dining with Alice, is back again to share her homemade tater tots. She is the kitchen star for the local Twin Cities Live T.V. show and rightfully so; she is charming, talented and fun. You'll be able to

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