Friday, November 13, 2015

Mini Meatball Appetizers w/ Bertolli Reserva Marinara

With the holiday season approaching, I want to share these fun and festive Mini Meatball Appetizers! If you are like me, I love to give holiday parties, and celebrate the season, and unique and yummy appetizers are my favorite things to serve. I made these appetizers using Bertolli Reserva Marinara with Parmigiano Reggiano and YUM! This year marks Bertolli's 150th Anniversary! Help us celebrate 150 years of Bertolli's authentic, delicious flavors and the launch of Bertolli® Riserva sauces! If you would like to celebrate with $1.50 off coupon, click on the above link and then click on products!

Did I mention that I like "easy to make" appetizers? You have found the perfect one!






 Mini Meatball Appetizers

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Southern Fried Pickles / #FoodieExtravaganza

This is the time of year when I start thinking about appetizers and party foods to serve during the holidays. I always enjoy coming up with new and different ideas that I think my guests will love. This season, these Southern Fried Pickle Bites are sure to be on the menu. I used no sugar added, Bread and Butter slices, a homemade batter, and a special, slightly hot dipping sauce that makes this appetizer something all your guests will love.
bread and butter pickles, battered, dipping sauce

Southern Fried Pickles

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Festive Shrimp Bites / #SundaySupper

As the holiday season approaches, my thoughts wander to recipes and parties and fabulous foods. Of course, as a cook, and lover of any party, these are some of my favorites things. Today we are celebrating Easy Holiday Entertaining and these Festive Shrimp Bites are a perfect example. The shrimp can be boiled the day before, and the bites come together quickly on the day of your event.
shrimp, crackers, chilli sauce, cream cheese, cheese, green onions
Festive Shrimp Bites

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Apple Pear Crisp /#SundaySupper

One of my favorite fall desserts is Apple Pear Crisp. The apples and pears are a perfect combination that just say "autumn" to me. There is nothing quite as wonderful as enjoying a warm from the oven Apple Pear Crisp on the back porch, while watching the woods behind the house transform from evening to night. Sometimes I pop a scoop of ice cream on the top too!
This Apple Pear Crisp is topped with some oats and brown sugar. I like mine pretty wet, like I made this, but if you want a little drier topping, just mix in additional flour. These crisps would also be so incredible with cranberries added as a third fruit. One nice feature of this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time. Once you get to the topping you can refrigerate the crisps until you want to enjoy them, then just pop it in the oven! Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas when  things can get a little hectic!
Today for #SundaySupper we are all about warming trends. What do you like to eat or indulge in when the weather gets a little chilly?

Apple Pear Crisp, #SundaySupper, apples, pears, baked

Apple Pear Crisp

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Outdoor Halloween House Tour and Blog Link Party

Happy Halloween! Today I am participating in an Outdoor Halloween House Tour and Blog Link Party! I have decorated my yard and outside of the house for the big event, and I can't wait to show it to you! At the end of this post you can link up your Halloween Home Decor to share! We would love to see it!
We don't have any trick or treaters in our house anymore, but we do get quite a few on trick or treat night, and they are mostly quite young, so I didn't want to make the yard too scary, but I did want to add a little creepiness, just for fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples

If you love apples, you will love this recipe: An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples. They are one of my favorites, and I can't eat them without recalling some great memories from when I was a little girl.  Many years ago, back in the 60's, my Dad worked late on Friday nights. This was so much fun for my sister and brother and I because it was a special night at home also. During the grocery shopping earlier that week, we each got to pick out a TV dinner to have on Friday night. Then afterwards we would have root beer or red cream soda floats and watch tv on the pull out sofa. It was fun with a capitol F! My TV dinner was always the one with the meatloaf and the brownie and the sauteed apples! And that began my love affair with sauteed apples!
I hope you will try this recipe. It is simple and easy to make and it makes a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving or any special occasion!

apples, cinnamon, butter, dark brown sugar, granny smiths
An Autumn Side Dish of Sauteed Apples