Category Archives: sides and appetizers

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Wonton Taco Cups

These mini wonton taco cups have layers of crunchy wonton shells, seasoned beef and melty cheese. Top them with everyone’s favorite toppings for a great appetizer or dinner! How adorable are these wonton taco cups? And I promise they are delicious too! They’re crispy little wonton shells filled with delicious seasoned beef, and melty cheese on […]

A savory roasted sweet potato flavored with fresh herbs of chives, rosemary, and thyme served with a rosemary garlic aioli sauce

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Garlic Aioli

These savory roasted sweet potatoes are seasoned with fresh herbs and served with a creamy rosemary garlic aioli! How do you like your sweet potatoes?  Do you like them sweet or do you like them savory?  I personally like them savory, unless they are in a sweet bread.  When I discovered that you can serve […]

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Creamy Broccoli Salad

This delicious broccoli salad is full of red onion, bacon, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. Its coated in a creamy and tangy sauce, perfect for an easy side dish! **I made this delicious creamy broccoli salad using SPLENDA®Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.  Nate and I […]

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Bacon Wrapped Butterfly Shrimp

Delicious bacon wrapped butterfly shrimp made with literally only shrimp and bacon. Perfect for an easy appetizer. Crispy bacon wrapped around crispy, yet tender Parmesan encrusted butterfly shrimp! **This delicious shrimp appetizer is made in partnership with SeaPak Shrimp & SeaFood Co, but all opinions are mine! Tis the season of holidays and holiday parties and that […]

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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Zucchini Bites

These three ingredient spinach and artichoke dip zucchini bites are the perfect way to enjoy spinach and artichoke dip without the carbs! Its officially college football season, and soon the holiday season is going to start and that means its the perfect time for appetizers! These spinach and artichoke dip zucchini bites are simple to […]

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Parmesan Zucchini Spears

I’ve realized this year that after having a baby some things just seem to slip away, like a garden. Hopefully I’ll be better at it one year, but the last 2 years we haven’t been very good at keeping most the things in our garden alive, or even getting them to grow. Even zucchini which […]

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Rainbow Fruit Salad

This delicious and colorful rainbow fruit salad is the perfect salad to share at a party or potluck. Its coated in a simple honey lime glaze to add just a little sweetness to the different fruits. A couple weeks ago I had a church potluck and I needed to bring a salad to share, I […]

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Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad

As a food blogger, recipe developer, foodie (what should we call ourselves) sometimes we have a difficult time naming our recipe just right.  Like this Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad should it really be “Crunchy Carrot Broccoli Salad” or “Carrot Broccoli Slaw” or “Carrot Broccoli Sunflower Seed Cranraisin Green Pea Salad”.  I think you get my […]

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Sweet Glazed Carrots

**I made these delicious sweet glazed carrots using SPLENDA®Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.  Nate and I are often not very good at eating our daily proportion of vegetables. We sometimes forget to even have a side of vegetables with our dinner. So recipes like this one for […]

Fresh herbs added to these roasted carrots add to their goodness. So sweet and yummy.

Roasted Carrots

Sometimes I get carried away when I do the grocery shopping.  Sometimes when I shop at a large warehouse store like Costco, I purchase 5 pound bags of whole carrots.  5 pounds!  Carrots!  I love raw carrots, I love their crunch and I especially enjoy them with a vegetable dip.  But after eating fresh carrots […]