Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Italian Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Are you a Drumette or a Wingette? I’m 100% a drumette girl! Why? Less mess and more meat. If you’re doing it right you can take down a mini-drumstick in one bite. Yeah...I got skillz.
These are great for a change up from the typical hot wings and no deep frying required, I fired up the Weber and grilled these guys in 30 min!

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Rosemary Lemon Ricotta Cheese Spread

Rosemary Lemon Ricotta Cheese Spread

YUM! Creamy cheese, yes please! Inspiration for this appetizer comes from one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Knoxville, Emilia. Since I can’t eat out every night and I’m betting Chef Matt wouldn’t divulge his recipe I had to come up with one of my own.

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Antipasto Salad

Antipasto Salad

So many flavors and so many colors this light Italian salad is one of my favorites. This salad pairs really well with most main courses and the ingredients are readily available all year-round, making this salad on of my go-to’s!

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Chex Cereal Muddy Buddies

Chex Cereal Muddy Buddies

Not only does this recipe come from Chex™ but so did all the ingredients! Back on July 4th I made a Chex™ mix snack with pretzels and M&M’s and white chocolate. I made little snack packs for my family to enjoy at the movies and they LOVED it, like really really enjoyed it….

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Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

Sausage Jalapeño Poppers

I know these look basic but I assure you they are anything BUT ordinary. My friends and family can’t get enough and neither will your party guests. No matter how many poppers are made there will NEVER be one left, I’m not kidding, LOL! People will literally grab them off the cookie sheet as you take it out of the oven.

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Puerto Rican Guava Pinchos de Pollo (or Chicken Kabobs)

Puerto Rican Guava Pinchos de Pollo (or Chicken Kabobs)

Let me start by saying I LOVE all things guava - pastries, jam, juice and of course bar-b-q sauce. I first found out about Guava bbq sauce about 11 years ago when I started traveling to Puerto Rico with my husband. They have guava everything and I’m in heaven eating it all up. These pinchos de pollo are no stranger to my belly!

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Beer Battered Fried Sage Fritter

Beer Battered  Fried Sage Fritter

This is a unique one, I know. But you gotta trust me when I say it’s soooo good! The sage leaves turn into the best savory chips you could ever imagine. I haven’t met any yet, that didn’t like them.

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Chex Mix Trail Mix

Chex Mix Trail Mix

Need a last minute 4th of July snack? I got you covered! I whipped up this red, white and blue Chex trail mix snack in minutes. My family and I are headed to movies this year so thought a sweet snicky-snack after dinner would be fun! Happy Birthday America!

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Danish Ebelskivers with Jam

Danish Ebelskivers with Jam

Now I may not be the foremost expert on Danish food but I do know how good their ebelskivers are! Ebelskivers are traditionally served as a dessert because they are pretty sweet. Think pancake, but better. Better because they are little round popper-shaped pancakes filled with your favorite jam, chocolate or fruit and they can be handheld. I love dunking them in maple syrup!

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Gambas al Ajillo aka Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Gambas al Ajillo aka Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Gambas ala Ajillo which basically translates to garlic shrimp is a standard at any restaurant in Spain. I understand why because it’s so dang delicious, and they set it on fire and who doesn’t like a little flair!

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Easy Meyer Lemon Tart

Easy Meyer Lemon Tart

I LOVE lemon everything! So when I saw this recipe circulating around my Instagram account I knew I had to try it. It looks so refined yet you literally throw everything (including the lemon rind) into the blender, mix and you’re done. It doesn’t get any easier!

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Pandan Leaf Chicken

Pandan Leaf Chicken

The Pandan Leaf Chicken is a common Thai appetizer but one I had never heard of before. When my husband and I were in Thailand learning this recipe it put a huge smile on my face, it was the perfect dish to kick off our culinary adventure.

I know this one looks unique and requires a special trip to the Asian market, but I promise you, this dish will not disappoint. The flavors are out of this world. The aroma from the pandan leaf is infused into the chicken along with the marinade and it creates this perfect umami of flavors in your mouth!

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Coffee and Chocolate Energy Bites

Coffee and Chocolate Energy Bites

What goes better together than coffee and chocolate? Nothing! Well except maybe chocolate and red wine, LOL! Anyway, I posted on my Instagram stories that I was making these energy bites and the DM’s started flooding in (thank you friends) so as soon as I was finished I wanted to get this recipe on the blog. I made 4 batches and after a few tweaks in the first batch I feel comfortable sharing the recipe. Enjoy!

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Looking for a quick, easy, delicious and tart key lime pie recipe? Well, you have come to the right food blog! This recipe only requires a few ingredients, comes together fairly quickly (except for the squeezing of all those little limes, ha!) and has that mouth pucker, eye squinting tartness that every key lime pie needs.

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Last Minute Quick and Easy Appetizers

Last Minute Quick and Easy Appetizers

I love to entertain and I’ve been known to spur of the moment, last minute invite people over without giving much thought to what I’m going to serve or if I even have time to run to the grocery.
So I keep these handy-dandy recipes close by for just such occasions!

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Keto Friendly Zucchini Skins aka Zucchini Boats

Keto Friendly Zucchini Skins aka Zucchini Boats

Why eat potato when you can have Zucchini Skins!

I love it when my husband says ‘What are you making now?’ Then he proceeds to eat it all and ask me to make it again and finishes his thought by adding a ‘hua, that was actually really good.’😜

I’ve been working on a few healthy, Keto friendly recipes for an upcoming cooking class. I think these Zucchini Skins with cheese, bacon and sour cream will make the cut

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Ginger Lemonade Cocktail

Ginger Lemonade Cocktail

Looking for the perfect party cocktail? Look no farther, this light and refreshing beverage will have everyone saying ‘yumm, ‘I’ll have another please’.

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Cranberry Spritzer

Cranberry Spritzer

Refreshing and goes down easy…maybe too easy. LOL! This is a super fun, quick to make and delicious Christmas Holiday drink, that will keep everyone warm all night.

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Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

I pulled this one out of the vault. I started making this dip maybe 10 years ago, I had kind of forgotten about it until a friend asked me for the recipe last week. It got me thinking, you know, that was a really popular dessert dip. So I carved a little pumpkin as a serving dish and whipped up a batch.

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Bountiful Berry Cobbler

Bountiful Berry Cobbler

Does anyone not like berry cobbler? Not me, I love the stuff! In fact, I’ll take a berry dessert over a chocolate one any day. As far back as I can remember I’ve loved cobbler, there’s just something about it’s that good for the soul.

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