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Fried Tortellini with Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce & Pesto Oil

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Barilla, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JoytotheTable There’s this dish at work I love.  It’s a little appetizer plate for happy hour, but it tastes fabulous.  When I got the chance to put a spin on Barilla tortellini I knew I was going to take this wonderful appetizer and bring

10 Party Bites and Drinks | Wednesday Whatsits 138

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to ——– We survived Christmas!  it was two days of intense family time and our house kind of looked like a Lego store exploded, but it was great!  The food was good, and the company was even better.  I even got a new pair of kicks! ——– This week’s features! Quick n’ Easy Crab Ball Appetizer | Champagne Smash | Ricotta and Salami Crostini Blue Cheese Tomato Bruschetta  | Mini Loaded Twice Baked

Peach and Brie Flatbread

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Hi, it’s a been a bit since I’ve been by and I’m excited today to be back sharing a new recipe!  Tis the season you know – well not in the Christmas sense – heck it is way too early to be discussing the “C” word but it is peach season and I’m in love, especially with this Peach and Brie Flatbread. While I don’t live in or near the

Crock Pot Spinach and Bacon Cheese Dip

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It’s the last month of the year, and the 2014 round of Secret Recipe Club is coming to an end.  While I feel a little bittersweet about it, I’ve gotten to find some great new-to-me blogs this year and work with a few of my friends…which totally rocks! This month my assignment was a blog I know all too well – Amy’s Cooking Adventures.  I’ve been reading Amy’s blog for

Easy No-Bake Snack Mix

Easy No-Bake Snack Mix

This super Easy No-Bake Snack Mix will be the hit of your next movie night or game day celebration! You know those nights when you just want something easy and satisfying to snack on while you relax and watch a bit of TV? Ok honestly we have those kind of nights a lot. Snacking is one of my biggest weaknesses. I can workout hard and eat healthy all day long

Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Smokies


I got this recipe off my co-worker Rita at our New hire training pot luck.  This is the easiest, yummiest appetizer EVER.  I need to make a double batch next time.  They are completely addicting and they turn you into a greedy little pork lover…if you’re not already.  😉  I think Michael Symon would be proud. Sweet and Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Smokies   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 1

Sloppy Joe Braid

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich. All opinions are 100% mine. Turn your favorite sandwich into a fun weeknight meal or great game day buffet bite with this Sloppy Joe Braid! There’s two things I am loving about August and September.  #1 – I am down 1 kid during the day.  The contest for alpha boy position and toys is at a stand still

Lemon Icebox Cupcakes

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am so excited to be sending some major love and warm fuzzies to one seriously amazing lady and mama.  Today a bunch of us are getting together to welcome a very special little girl to the world. Now I have to totally disclaimer this by saying that while I know and am a fan of Lisa’s cookie butter obsession, when I went to the pantry to

Crab Rangoon Grilled Cheese

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  So I’m totally jazzed about my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month.  I still haven’t listed everyone in my group, but I feel like the possibility of getting Teri was coming sooner rather than later.  {I’m a list addict like that.}  Teri is the cook and author behind The Freshman Cook.  She joined in our Recipe Swap last month and she’s just swell.     When it came to picking

Knock Off Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit


I love dining out.  It’s a treat for us and we make it worthwhile.  Mike and I go the full gamete – appetizer, salad if we fee like it, entrees, maybe a drink, maybe dessert.  We love to eat and love good food.   That being said, I hadn’t been to Red Lobster since I was a kid.  I remembered my experiences fondly and loved their bread.  I think I’m made

My First Thanksgiving


Hi.  My name’s Julie.  And I’m a turkey virgin. That’s right.  I’m cooking my first solo Thanksgiving dinner.  I’ve brought sides over to someone else’s house in previous years.  This year is the first time I’m shouldering the workload.  And it all comes down to the turkey.  I’ve been googling, watching The Chew, looking up Alton Brown’s recipes and talking to my step-dad (the self-proclaimed cooking master) to get ideas and tips

Swedish Meatballs

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These Swedish Meatballs are seriously so good.  The sauce is creamy and beefy, and the pops of onion in the meatball itself are wonderful.  Your party guests will LOVE you!   Swedish Meatballs   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 35 mins   These Swedish Meatballs have great pops of onion in the meatball and a deliciously creamy, beefy sauce! Author: Julie Espy Recipe type:

Irish Potato Bites

These Irish Potato bites are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Little bites of potato filled with corned beef and cheese, what could be a better St. Patrick’s Day appetizer?!

These Irish Potato Bites are little twice baked potatoes filled with cheese and corned beef. Great for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Hi, we’re Kat & Melinda from Home. Made. Interest. and we’re filling in for Julie today while she is off getting married! Congratulations Julie! It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m all about corned beef. It’s pretty much the only time of year I eat it so I try

Sweet Potato and Turkey Slider

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Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a Sweet Potato and Turkey Slider that’s perfect for serving on game day, or as part of a buffet lunch! You know what my favorite parts of Thanksgiving are?  I mean I love spending time with my family, but hitting 2 to 3 dinners takes it toll on you.  But sweet potatoes and turkey are it for me.  I used to be all about the

Shrimp & Guacamole Bruschetta

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Shrimp & Guacamole Bruschetta combines fresh cheese, flavorful guacamole and sweet shrimp for the perfect end of summer bite! Bruschetta is one of my favorite things to order when I go out.  There is an endless list of possible topping and combinations to give you the most amazing little bit you’ve ever had.  And for this carboholic, it doesn’t hurt that it all comes on a little toasted piece of bread either.

Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta

Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the picture below a couple weeks ago.  I never wanted to get into Instagram, but when media groups I write for wanted Instagram follower numbers it became kind of essential.  But now I like it.  I get to see the lives and behind the scenes pics of other bloggers, and I’ve found some really cool other artsy type people whose pictures

75 Halloween Party Ideas

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DECORATIONS, FAVORS & DIY DIY Glitter Skull from Endlessly Inspired DIY Dollar Store Halloween Party Awards from 102 Wicked Things to Do DIY Faux Pumpkin Lantern Light from Real Housemoms Floating Head Hanging Ghosts from Simply Designing with Ashley Halloween Favor Bags from A Night Owl Glow-in-the-Dark Slime from A Pumpkin and A Princess Monster Play Dough from Meet the Dubiens Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins from A Night Owl Spooky Spiderweb

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

Garlic Cheese Popcorn

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite Garlic Cheese Popcorn is a gourmet snack perfect for your next family movie night! The weekends are my favorite part of the week.  Everyone is home and we get to spend time together as a family.  We usually go to the park