Appetizers & Snacks

Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

Red, White & Blue Cheese Board

The 4th of July holiday weekend is upon us and, whether or not you celebrate, most everyone enjoys a color coordinated spread. No matter if you’re cooking out, pool-hopping, or wine-ding down with friends and family, I think a cheese board should be part of […]

Crispy Veggie Puff Pastry Pizza

Crispy Veggie Puff Pastry Pizza

Easy, delicious, and ideal for any meal of the day

Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

A lighter take on a southern classic that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or fun!

5 Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

5 Healthy Snacks to Keep On Hand

5 simple snack ideas that are gluten-free, vegan, and Whole30 compliant

Buttery Chai Popcorn

Buttery Chai Popcorn

A simple yet flavorful, 10-minute snack perfect for anything from a Netflix and chill session to random snacking.

Peppermint Cocoa Dip

Peppermint Cocoa Dip

A festive, five-minute appetizer perfect for the holidays

Margarita-Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

Margarita-Infused Watermelon + How to Pick the Perfect Watermelon

I will go ahead and say that I am not really that into watermelon. I mean, it’s better than cantaloupe for sure but I don’t typically keep it in my fridge unless I’m entertaining. A few weeks ago, I cut up and chilled one for […]

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Creamy Crunchy Avocado Chicken Salad

Fresh avocado, walnuts, grilled chicken and a few other ingredients create this creamy crunchy avocado chicken salad in a few minutes!

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing

Fruit Salad with Sweet Orange Mint Dressing

This simple fresh fruit salad with sweet orange mint dressing is the perfect contribution to any gathering.

Dodo (Fried Plantain) + How to Pick the Perfect Plantain

Dodo (Fried Plantain) + How to Pick the Perfect Plantain

Easily pick and fry the best dodo (fried plantain) with this simple recipe.

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites

Thank you to H-E-B for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. My city (Houston, Texas) is in overdrive right now getting ready for the biggest day in American football and I’m just over here concerned with what to cook, what to wear, […]

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Pesto Parmesan Meatballs

Coming back to work after the holiday hiatus has been a little harsh. Because I am starting completely new projects at work this month, it reminded me of those winter breaks back in college when your routine is turned upside down (read: sleeping til whenever) and […]

Texan Twist Pastry Braid

Texan Twist Pastry Braid

If appetizers could greet you, this one would say “Hey, y’all!” I was inspired to create something party worthy with the Strawberry Jalapeño Smucker’s Fruit & Honey spread I found in my December Degustabox. (If you aren’t familiar with Degustabox, read my rundown here and click […]

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Festive Fruit Centerpiece

Edible Arrangements has nothing on this girl here, y’all. I have been making and gifting fruit bouquets and centerpieces for a few years now and it is such a special way to dress up an event or make someone feel appreciated. People always love them! […]

Veggie Rose Tart

Veggie Rose Tart

A simple and savory appetizer made with sliced squash arranged in the shape of rose petals on top of an herbed, all-butter crust

Hot Mess Harvest Dip

Hot Mess Harvest Dip

Hot mess harvest dip is made with melty, baked brie cheese, pumpkin seeds, chopped apple, golden raisins, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey.

Pumpkin Spicy AF Salsa + Homemade Chips

Pumpkin Spicy AF Salsa + Homemade Chips

You’re probably reading this and thinking “Pumpkin salsa?! People just try to force pumpkin into anything this time of year.” and I feel you on that. Some things just shouldn’t be but this salsa is NOT one of those things! It promise you that I […]

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

Slow Cooker Honey Fire Meatballs

A bit of sweet, a bit of spicy, and made simply in your slow cooker. Try them for an easy appetizer or as part of a main dish!

Praline Brie Dip

Praline Brie Dip

The ultimate in sweet meets savory: warm praline sauce poured over baked brie cheese.

How to Build a Cheese Board for Beginners

How to Build a Cheese Board for Beginners

A few lessons from the French on how to build a cheese board whether you’re making a snack or throwing a party, start with this beginner’s cheese board. The holiday season is nearly here. Although, if you enjoy entertaining like I do, the subject of […]

Easy Wing Trio

Easy Wing Trio

I am not a huge fan of wings. Like crawfish, I feel like the amount of meat you get isn’t worth the work put into eating them. But also like crawfish, I do enjoy wings when prepared well. Wings are a generally beloved food, especially […]

Quick Salsa

Quick Salsa

A fresh quick salsa that comes together in about ten minutes using a food processor or blender and is perfect for snacking or topping entrees