Side Dish

Halloween Cheeseball

Halloween Cheeseball

Serves: varies

Time: 15-20 minute prep, 2-24 hours chill time

Difficulty: Easy


Every year on Halloween I try to do an assortment of fun, themed food before we start trick-or-treating.  The kids are usually SO excited just to get out there and get started, its hard to […]

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Easy Rustic Style Bread

Easy Rustic Style Bread

Serves: varies

Time: 15 minutes hands on, 12 hours rise, 75 warm/cook time

Difficulty: Easy


Are you looking for an easy, crowd pleasing bread you can whip up in seconds?? Ok, Maybe minutes… But, honestly, this is INSANELY easy and it will elicit ooh and ahhs from friends and strangers […]

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Red, White and Blue popsicles

Red, White and Blue Popsicles aka Patriot Pops

Serves: six 4 oz or eight 3oz popsicles

Time: 1.5 hours prep, additional 6+ hours to freeze

Difficulty: Easy


Red, White and Blue Popsicles aka Patriot Pops Homemade popsicles are a BIG deal at our house.  The kids love them.  They just get so into it!  They love to help make them and they […]

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Gourmet deviled eggs

Gourmet Deviled Egg Recipe

Serves: 24

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy


Deviled Egg Recipe Deviled eggs,  as a chef they are not something that you put on a party menu that often, or at all. In my years in the kitchen I can only think of […]

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Sparkling Sangria salad

Sparkling White Sangria Salad

Serves: 8-12

Time: 1 hour prep -4 hours to chill

Difficulty: Easy


Growing up in the Mid-West, jello is expected at family functions.  It just is, I can’t really explain.  And by jello, I mean jello salad.  We’re talking jello with stuff in it, lots of stuff in […]

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ginger cranberry sauce

Warm Apricot Cranberry Sauce

Serves: 8

Time: 20

Difficulty: Easy


There are so many options when it comes to Thanksgiving staples.   For instance, cranberries.  You know there will most likely be cranberries on the table at Thanksgiving.  What kind do you reach for, jellied […]

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