Category Archives: sides and appetizers

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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 […]

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30 Game Day Recipes (Appetizers, Snacks, Dips, and More)

In just a few short days is the superbowl, and whether you’re a fan of football or not its fun to watch it anyway to see the commercials, and eat lots of delicious food. Am I right? Well the best kinds of superbowl foods in my opinion are easy to make and easy to eat, finger […]


Soft Pretzel Bites

**This post is sponsored by La Terra Fina. As always opinions are mine alone. I’ll be honest, occasionally when Nate and I aren’t in the mood to cook dinner and we want to eat out we head to the mall food court for dinner. Like, before we headed to the hospital to have Colby and I […]

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French Fry Dipping Sauces

 **This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias When it comes to preparing food for the big game, I am all about making a lot. I especially love making lots of dips to go with bags and bags of chips – but I’ve found […]

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Homemade Hummus (and Blendtec Giveaway)

**Thank you to Blendtec for generously providing the items for this giveaway! The recipe and opinions in this post are 100% mine. One of my favorite healthier snacks is hummus. I love eating it with carrots, pita chips, veggie straws, spreading it on sandwiches, and more. Its just delicious, isn’t it? Homemade hummus isn’t too hard to […]

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Skillet Beets, Potatoes, and Chestnuts

I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. #MelissaProduce Skillet beets, potatoes, and chestnuts has to be the most unique combination dish I have made so far in my little blogging world.  I dare say the challenge given by Melissa Produce to create a savory dish with […]


Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WaysToWow #CollectiveBias For a while now I’ve been wanting to try and make my own homemade cheese ball. So when we had some friends over for dinner this weekend I knew it was the perfect excuse. I could test […]