Fresh Rosemary and Grape Focaccia

Fresh Rosemary and Grape Focaccia from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Autumn is approaching quicker than I could have imagined.  Even though I really don't like to see summer come to an end this is the time of year that I love to start baking and cooking.  Something about a chill in the air inspires me to begin the process of nesting again and this Fresh Rosemary and Grape Focaccia is the perfect way to kick off my Autumn baking. Today I am so happy to be partying with a … [Read more...]

Pear Pizza Made with Alpine Lace® Reduced Fat Swiss Deli Cheese

Swiss Cheese and Pear Pizza #lifeingredients #sp

Thank you to Alpine Lace for sponsoring this post and helping me find a balanced snack to fuel my day! Excitement abounds in the kitchen.....really??? Not everyday but some days it certainly does.   My kids and husband love when I try something new and I like when the something new packs a punch and it's something they ask me to make again.  Just because I'm in a rush ~ life gets busy especially this … [Read more...]

Holiday Cheese Ring – A Little Help for the Holidays from Kraft

Holiday Cheese RingThe perfect combination of flavors ~ cheesy sweetness #KraftHolidaySavings

I love Holiday Entertaining and this sweet and cheesy Holiday Ring is the perfect treat to serve to your guests or to bring to a party using Kraft® Shredded Cheese and Kraft® Mayo. #KraftHolidaySavings ​This time of year I like to try new recipes but I also find myself going back to tried and true ones especially when I'm short on time and this recipe is one of those oldies but goodies.  I found myself at … [Read more...]

Macaroni and Cheese Muffins ~ Kid Friendly Finger Food

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“I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Kraft Foods #FreshTake #cbias #SocialFabric ~ all opinions are my own, as always! We love homemade macaroni and cheese around here anyway we can get it but this version, made as a muffin, is a great kid-friendly food that is perfect for dinner, as … [Read more...]

Southwestern Cornbread Chicken Salad

Southwestern Cornbread Chicken Salad

This Southwestern Cornbread and Chicken Salad is a wonderful salad or appetizer to serve any day and if Southwestern foods are a little too spicy for you, this is the way to go.  I call it Cinco de Mayo for the fainthearted.  I love spicy food but it does NOT love me.  This, however, is packed with flavor and is a great go-to food that can be used as a salad or an appetizer and can easily be made with ingredients, most of … [Read more...]

Monkey Bread with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing Mix

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I love Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing.  I have since I was a kid.  We only had it on special occasions and I always looked forward to it.  Times really haven't changed much.  I still love it and we still have it on special occasions or anytime I want a great dressing for a salad.  The kids {and ME} like to dip chicken fingers, french fries and fresh veggies in it.  I've used the packaged dressing mix for … [Read more...]

Crescent Wrapped Brie

Crescent Wrapped Brie with Heart

I have seen this recipe for a while now and finally tried it.  My sister was having a family dinner last week and I baked some cookies but wanted to take an appetizer as well.  I happened to have some brie in the refrigerator {which is so not like me} and a tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.  This recipe {from Pillsbury} was by far one of the easiest recipes I have ever tried and the results were fabulous!  Everyone loved … [Read more...]

Ham Salad ~ Easy Homemade

Ham Salad Homemade7

I loved ham salad when I was a kid.  When my mom or dad brought some home from the supermarket I remember hoping I would get a Town Talk white bread sandwich made with some of that smooth, tasty goodness.  Now being the youngest child, sometimes I just didn’t get any before it was gone.  {I did live, however, so I guess the lesson to learn is you don’t always have to get what you want to survive…you had no … [Read more...]

Crab Rangoon Dip

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One of my favorite appetizers ever is crab rangoon.  I love the little burst  of creamy tasty joy that awaits me when I bite into the crispy wonton wafer.  I wanted to make something ahead of time in my nifty new teeny crockpot to have before dinner {at home Chinese yumminess} last week.  I made this crab rangoon….just the stuffing…not the wrapper, and served with tortilla chips….it was soooo good.  I will be making it … [Read more...]