10 Dips You Must Try

With football playoffs right around the corner there is one thing I'm focused one - the food!  I bet you thought I was going to say the game, huh?  Don't get me wrong, I like football, but not for the game itself.  I love football!  The dips, the appetizers, the wings!  It's all so glorious that I even pretend to watch the actual game when its on.  I hope you are a football food lover too because I have 10 dips you must try! 1. Margherita Pizza Dip // This dip is like your favorite pizza, but cheesier!  So full of flavor that no one will remember the game is even on. 2. Creamy Parmesan Basil Dip // Probably one of the fastest dips to make, this creamy Parmesan basil dip will bring all football fans together. 3. Black Eyed Pea Dip // Even though this dip looks healthy for you, … [Read more...]

DOLE Jarred Fruit Peach Sushi Rolls

(Sponsored) Easy Snacks with DOLE Jarred Fruit – PEACH “SUSHI” This post was sponsored by DOLE Jarred Fruits as part of an Influencer Campaign. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. DOLE Jarred fruit is a perfect ingredient for snacking. No washing, cutting, peeling and minimal cleanup – they make creating healthy snacks easy as 1-2-3. Plus with jarred fruit use only what you need and store the extra in the fridge – as opposed to the canned fruit which requires more steps to save leftovers. DOLE Jarred Fruit offers lots of varieties – sliced peaches, mandarin oranges (perfect out of the jar for toddler snacks), tropical fruit, mixed fruit and pineapple chunks. I keep some on hand for a quick solution to snack problems. I  love being able to see the fruit … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake {National Coffee Cake Day}

April 7th is National Coffee Cake Day! Let's Celebrate it with a delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe! When I think of coffee cake, my mind always drifts off to this magical place with cream cheese filled danishes, sweet pastries, and of course, a nice cup of coffee. This coffee cake is, in my opinion, the best combination of them all. It has spices, pumpkin, nuts, sugar, icing, and the best part....a cream cheese filling. It's always best served with a hot cup of coffee. And if you're a coffee snob like me, I enjoy a french pressed cup of coffee...with a little cream, please! What's your favorite kind of coffee cake?   Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake adapted from Williams Sonoma and Erza Pound Cake Ingredients (streusel) 1/3 cup … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

  As the temperature keeps dropping, thoughts of apples and pumpkins overtake my little cooking mind.  I seek out recipe that has either of these two quintessential fall treats.  These little muffins started out as a simple pumpkin muffin, but I have made several versions including this one with a cream cheese layer.  You could also adapt it by adding nuts, dried fruits or a crumb topping for a little variety. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients Cake layer 2 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour1  cup  granulated sugar1  tablespoon  baking powder1  teaspoon  baking soda1 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg1/2  teaspoon  salt1  cup  canned pumpkin3/4  cup  light sour cream1/3  cup  2% milk1/4  cup  vegetable oil1  teaspoon  vanilla extract1  … [Read more...]