Appetizer/Side

Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin

I’ve droned on and on about my love for potatoes in past blogs….especially when talking about my favorite Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes or these irresistible Parmesan Smashed Potatoes. What can I say, potatoes just get me. You know what I mean? So for this holiday season I’ve come up with yet another way to indulge inRead more

Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

We’re just 16 days away from Christmas, can you believe it?! So exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ And to help you plan for any upcoming holiday parties, I’m bringing you a quick and relatively healthy dish: my Healthier Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip! I love the creamy, cheesy, buttery dips you can find at most restaurants, but theyRead more

Epic Cheese Board

From one holiday to another we go! December, I am ready for you….especially because I’ve come up with some of the easiest holiday menu items, and I’ll be sharing them here for the rest of the month! We barely have enough time as it is between shopping and decorating, and spending time with our loved ones,Read more

Pretzel Bread Stuffing

We are less than 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving, you guys! How that happened is a mystery to me (I swear I was just wearing flip flops and summer dresses). But I’m embracing the holidays, because no matter how fast time flies this is the best time of year, amiright?? So sit back, relax, andRead more

Green Beans with Shallots and Bacon

We’re one week into November, and mother nature has certainly reminded us that it is no longer summer. Temperatures have dropped here in Virginia and I’m not too upset about it – I’m ready for sweaters and scarves and boots! I’m also super excited for Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚ And as promised, I’m bringing you another ideaRead more

Roasted Mushrooms

It’s November, everyone! Can you believe it?! Even though I hate how fast time flies, I can’t help but feel giddy about the last 2 months of the year. For me, this magical time is jam-packed with birthdays and anniversaries, and of course Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. And guess what? You’re in forRead more

Sauteed Corn Salad

Ahhhhhh, summer is almost over, you guys! But don’t fret, today I’m bringing you THE easiest and tastiest side dish that will help you celebrate summer while it’s still here: Sauteed Corn Salad. YUM. Ryan (my husband) has a serious obsession with corn so we’ve been eating it a couple times a week all summer,Read more

Chili & Cheese Sweet Potato Tots

Today’s recipe is another awesome collaboration with We Got Food Covered, which was inspired by the food you can find at baseball stadiums. We’ve been to a few games this summer (go, Nats!) and half the experience is getting to indulge in ballpark food. One of my go-to things to eat is the famous ChiliRead more

Loaded Guacamole

I can hardly believe Memorial Day is almost here. This year is flying by, but I’m not complaining if it means summer is around the corner! Lately here in Virginia, the rain has been incessant but I’m hopeful the worst of it is almost over and sunny skies are soon here to stay (fingers crossed). Late spring/earlyRead more

Summer Quinoa Salad

I love carbs and cheese and sugary sweets just as much as the next girl. But believe it or not, my body craves light and healthy food from time to time. That doesn’t mean healthy = boring though! For me, a healthy dish should be pretty, delicious, and filling. And, my friend….that is precisely what weRead more

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Super Bowl 50 is almost upon us – less than 2 weeks away! We’re going to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. I just hope it’s a good game, and that the commercials aren’t so corny ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re hosting a get together to watch the big game, you’ll want to makeRead more

Buffalo Chicken Dip

We’re just two weeks away from the Super Bowl! And in honor of the event, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes for game day: Buffalo Chicken Dip, otherwise known as “Crack Dip.” I dare you to have just one bite of it…you seriously can’t. It’s soooo dang good, and super easy to make. It’s the perfect make-aheadRead more

Spinach Bacon Cheddar Palmiers

Christmas is NINE days away, guys – how the heck did that happen?? Amidst the scramble to check off your shopping list and decorate the house, I’ll bet you’re knee-deep in holiday parties aren’t you? And for some of them you might have to bring some kind of side dish. Well I’ve got an impressive, yet simple and yummy,Read more

Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

T-minus 2 days to Thanksgiving!! I’m sure most of you are well into your menu planning and shopping. But if you’re still in need of an amazing side dish, have I got a winner for you! If you ask me, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without some good ole’ mashed potatoes. It’s my favorite Thanksgiving side for sure, andRead more

Sweet & Spicy Asian Wings

I really love this time of year – the crisp air, vibrant colors of leaves, and of course Thanksgiving is hard to beat. November is also the month I was born and the month I got married so there’s plenty to be excited about! But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention another fall favoriteRead more

Parmesan Herb Smashed Potatoes

I can’t believe that I have never had these before. I love all things potato – mashed, fries, chips, baked – but smashed potatoes? How has this never even crossed my mind?! Travesty, I tell you. I came across the idea while watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman (if you don’t know who she is,Read more