Lightened Up Rice Crispy Treats

Thanksgiving Dessert Tray with Salted Heath Rice Crispy Treats and Homemade Fudge from

I made these rice crispy treats for our Friendsgiving last weekend.  I actually was in charge of appetizers and desserts and with the big meal, I wanted to keep both of these nice and light. I made mini salted heath and almond rice crispy treats and substituted I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.  Nothing was lost […]

Friendsgiving: Skinny Neiman Marcus Dip

Skinny Neiman Marcs Dip for a fabulous appetizer from

Our annual Friendsgiving was last weekend and we really did it up with fabulous food, friends and all our kiddos running around like crazy maniacs. I was in charge of appetizers and desserts, and you know how filling Thanksgiving dinner can be so I tried to be a little lighter in these areas.  Ever heard […]

40 + Favorite Holiday Recipes

40 + Favorite Holiday Recipes from

I’m so excited to share 40 + appetizers, cocktails and dessert recipes from over 40 different and fabulous bloggers.  So many ideas for your holiday parties! I contributed to the cocktail portion of the hop with my hot caramel vodka apple cider with slighty salted whipped cream – that’s a mouthful, how about ‘Caramel Apple […]

Healthy Avocado Toast + $50 Giveaway!

Super healthy avocado toast recipe from

This post is sponsored by Hass Avocados and have received compensation, but as always writing and opinions are 100% my own. (Scroll down for the giveaway!!) I joined a local bootcamp class with my sister about 6 weeks ago and we are knee deep in health and nutrition tracking.  And now I’m back training for […]

Hot Salted Caramel Apple Toddy

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy Recipe from

The weather is cool and the cocktails are best served HOT!  One of my favorite drinks at Starbucks this season – no, not the pumpkin spice latte (gross!) – is the caramel apple spice.  I was inspired and came up with a salted caramel apple “toddy” made with caramel flavored vodka. Hot Salted Caramel Apple […]

Nana’s Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Recipe

bacon ranch cheeseball recipe from Eat Drink Eat blog (

Hey Everyone, I’m sharing a family favorite over on Practically Functional today.  Click HERE to get the recipe for this easy to make and super tasty appetizer.  It’s especially popular here on Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving).

Kid Friendly: Hidden Veggie Pizza

KidFriendly Veggie Pizza recipe from

I have a three-year old who let’s be honest, if I get her to eat one tree of broccoli at dinner I’m lucky.  So, I’ve had to get sneaky and cook her favorite foods with hidden gems of veggies inside… Pizza is an easy way to hide veggies.  I actually just grabbed Birds Eye spinach […]

Easy Weeknight Steak Dinner

The most fabulous marinated steak that is so easy and done in 20 minutes from

Get ready for my husbands favorite steak dinner – and even better, it’s super easy – so easy you can totally make it on a busy weeknight.  The key is getting it marinated overnight so the next night you can just cook it up in a matter of about 20 minutes. Easy Weeknight Steak Dinner […]

Crockpot Beef with Homemade Gnocchi

Crockpot beef stew with homemade gnocchi from

Talk about a super hearty fall meal, this recipe made in the crockpot is easy and one of the tastiest things I’ve had in a long time.  I made it for our old nanny who was visiting us while she was back in town.  She always appreciates my food so I love cooking for her. […]