Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce

Homemade unsweetened cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar.  Pin the Recipe Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see…

Creamy Pureed Mushroom Soup + 6 Things to Know About Mushrooms

Learn all about mushrooms and then satisfy your cravings for an umami-rich meal with this thick and creamy pureed mushroom soup – no cream added! Pin the Recipe Originally posted March 2016 following the sponsored Mushroom Council farm tour. Updated September 2019 as part of a sponsored campaign for Mushroom Month. As always, all opinions are my own.  September is a…

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Skewers

Refreshing watermelon and mint complement salty feta in this sweet and savory pairing, that’s a perfect easy, healthy, and flavorful appetizer for a summer party.   Pin this Recipe It’s hard to believe (especially because the weather doesn’t feel like it), but the month of May is almost over and with Memorial Day a week away we’re about to start…

Steamed/Instant Pot Artichokes Vinaigrette

Ever make artichokes vinaigrette? They’re an easy side dish or appetizer perfect for sharing with friends and family. Pin the Recipe This page also contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. During college I studied abroad in Florence and lived with seven other girls. To this day two of them are among my closest friends, including my “twin”…

3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip

This bright and refreshing dip is quick and easy to make, requires only three ingredients, and can be used in a variety of ways. Pin the Recipe I have a really quick and easy recipe for you today. This 3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip probably falls within the top 5 easiest recipes you will ever make. I promise! So let’s get…

Quick & Easy Parmesan Crisps

Impress your guests with these gourmet-looking Quick and Easy Parmesan crisps, perfect for your next cocktail party!  Pin this Recipe Some things seem more difficult than they are. Parmesan crisps are one of them. In the past, when I have seen these crisps out at restaurants I have thought, “these are so delicious and pretty, but they’re probably hard to make. And…

Beet & Grapefruit Carpaccio with Goat Cheese

This refreshing, vibrant, and delicious Beet & Grapefruit Carpaccio is so easy to make and will take away your winter blues! Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by Winter Sweetz Texas Red Grapefruits as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always all opinions are my own. This…

Holiday Appetizer Board with Red Onion Jam

Kick off your holiday gatherings on a delicious foot by serving a beautiful appetizer board including cheese, vegetables, whole grain crackers, and a reduced added sugar red onion jam. Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always…

Roasted Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup

Smooth and creamy roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup is the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving meal!   Pin the Recipe With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it was time to update the photos and recipe for my favorite fall and winter soup. This roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup came about six years ago when I received winter squash and…

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds

Pin the Recipe Wow your guests with zesty, creamy lemon hummus endive boats topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. A pretty, flavorful, nutritious and delicious appetizer perfect for a crowd.  This recipe was originally posted as part of a sponsored a recipe contest with Sabra Dipping Co. LLC and The Recipe ReDux. I received coupons for free product used in testing…

Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Enjoy the flavors of fall with this pretty and delicious Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad. A perfect side dish or starter salad, especially for the holidays.   Pin this Recipe It’s not news that gut health is a hot topic in the nutrition world and beyond these days, but what you may not know is that your immune system relies…