Raspberry Brie RITZ® Cracker Appetizers

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These Raspberry, Brie and Almond topped RITZ® crackers are an easy, but fun appetizer that feels fancy.

Looking for a quick snack or an easy appetizer for entertaining? These raspberries, brie and almonds topping these RITZ® Crackers couldn’t be easier to put together.

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Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars

An easy, 4 ingredient, no bake cheesecake with all the yummy flavors of Biscoff Spread and Cookies.

These Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars are an easy, 4 ingredient, no bake cheesecake with all the yummy flavors of Biscoff Spread and Cookies.

I think Biscoff Spread and Cookie Butter are (unfortunately) the some of the most well kept dessert secrets. A few weeks ago we had family over for supper and I served them these Biscoff No Bake Cheesecake Bars for dessert. Before telling them what the flavor was I had them guess. While no one guessed correctly or had even heard Biscoff Spread, they all loved it.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat. 

Soft, buttery rolls spread with a cream cheese mixture and stuffed with juicy raspberries. These Raspberry Cream Cheese Sweet Rolls make a special treat.

These raspberry sweet rolls were a favorite with everyone at Easter this past weekend. What’s not to love about raspberries, cream cheese and buttery yeast bread? The dough is a family favorite used in our traditional cinnamon rolls. The raspberry and cream cheese filling in these rolls is a new twist, making them perfect for Spring brunch.  [Read more…]

Raspberry Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Bars

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These Raspberry Lemon No Bake Cheesecake Bars require just 4 ingredients for the cheesecake layer that is chilled on a simple graham cracker crust.  #PourMoreFun #ad

These Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars are super easy to make, and require just 4 ingredients for the cheesecake layer that is chilled on a simple graham cracker crust. The tangy lemon berry flavors are a perfect balance to the sweet cheesecake thanks to Kraft Country Time Lemonade Starters. [Read more…]

Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese Salad

A salad for special occasions, this Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese salad is simple and drizzled with a tangy Dijon Vinaigrette. 

A salad for special occasions, this Pear, Pecan and Blue Cheese salad is simple and drizzled with a tangy Dijon Vinaigrette.

This is my family’s favorite salad and we make it every Christmas. In general, my family likes to switch up our menu each year. We don’t have set traditions when it comes to food, we make what sounds good at the time. This salad is the exception. I think we’ve had this salad every year for about the past five years. So I think that says something about this salad. It’s delicious and it only has three toppings for the lettuce.  [Read more…]

Healthy Dijon Vinaigrette

This healthy Dijon Vinaigrette recipe is tangy, flavorful and has no added sugar. 

Healthy Dijon Vinaigrette recipe. A healthy salad dressing with no sugar added.

I hope you all had a great weekend! Tyler and I had the chance to get away for a bit last weekend.  It was good to escape the snowy weather and remember that spring will be here soon. (Who expects five inches of snow the first day of spring?!?!?) After work on Friday, we road tripped through Delaware, Maryland and across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The bridge is about 24 miles worth of tunnels and bridge and makes for a fun drive.

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Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

Buttery shortbread spread with smooth caramel and chocolate. They’re similar to a homemade Twix bar. 

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread bars start with buttery shortbread spread with smooth caramel and chocolate. Similar to a homemade Twix bar.

Yesterday I got my wisdom teeth out, and while it hasn’t been bad at all, I am missing eating real solid food like meat and chewy chocolate caramel shortbread bars. So while I sip my smoothies and soup, I’m staring longingly at these bars and planning some future goodies to make. Getting your wisdom teeth out is actually a great excuse to stay in bed for as long as you want and only do what you feel like. I’m enjoying a lazy day.  [Read more…]

Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas start with a soft sugar cookie topped with a cheesecake layer and are finished with some fresh fruit.

Mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas start with a soft sugar cookie topped with a cheesecake layer and are finished with some fresh fruit.

It’s March I’m ready for springtime fruit desserts. Plus on a cold, snowy day, it’s so much fun to stay inside and take pictures of brightly colored fruit desserts. Although to be fair, I am really enjoying the last ten inches of snow we got. I know, I’m weird, but this winter I felt like we were severely cheated on the snow front. All that came with bitter cold and freezing rain. [Read more…]

Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

A fudgy mint brownie spread with a fluffy, mint buttercream and a rich, smooth chocolate ganache.

A fudgy mint brownie spread with a fluffy, mint buttercream and a rich, smooth chocolate ganache.

Tonight I made my first green smoothie. I tossed in a few handfuls of spinach, some orange slices and a bit of frozen pineapple in the blender. The result wasn’t too bad and something I could probably drink on a regular basis. No bitter spinach taste came through, but it definitely wasn’t as sweet as my normal fruit smoothies. I’m trying to convince myself that all the nutrients are worth it, but my idea of something green and delicious is these Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache. [Read more…]

Beef Barley Soup

A simple but hearty supper, perfect for cold nights, this beef barley soup is a family favorite.

Beef Barley Soup A simple but hearty supper, perfect for cold nights, this beef barley soup is a family favorite.

The last few days have been some of the coldest of winter so far (our first negative temps of the season). No matter how warm we heat our house, we can’t get warm, because the cold is seeping in through every little crack. My family came to visit me this past weekend though and we had a blast staying inside, playing games and eating good food. This Beef Barley Soup is an easy favorite and is perfect for those extra cold nights.

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