Spinach and Feta Party Dip

Spinach and Feta Party Dip

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I’m a sucker for a super good, creamy, spinach dip.  When I am at a party, I tend to gravitate toward the dips, mainly because to me they are a treat!  I don’t make them a lot at home, except when we are having a party.  This time of year, we have been enjoying the big tournament on TV, watching our favorite college team {who is now out, but hey, there are more to cheer for} play basketball.  Extra bonus?  I can pick up all the ingredients at Giant Eagle!  Back to the spinach dip, and eating the yummy food that comes with watching sports….So today, I am going to share my Spinach and Feta Party Dip with you!

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Hosting a Kids’ Choice Awards Party to Remember

Kids Choice

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Do you love award shows?  I do, and my twins are starting to enjoy them as well.  Knowing that their favorites like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Skylanders Trap Team, and Spongebob are amongst the nominees, my boys will be tuning in for sure!  And since they are boys, they have to eat, right?  The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will have my two in front of the TV on March 28th, with snacks in hand….and I’ll want to be watching with them!  So, how do I keep it simple and let them have a little fun and good food while watching?  Today I am going to share with you some tips on hosting a Kids’ Choice Awards Party to Remember for your favorite kids with food and drinks I can find at Walmart.

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Savory BBQ Coke Sliders and Ritz Peanut Butter Chocolate Snackers

Savory BBQ Coke Sliders

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It’s game time!  As the football season comes to an end, we are all ready to cheer on our favorite team during the big game, right?  And what is a party without some savory AND sweet food on the table?  I am the kind of hostess who appreciates great food, but isn’t afraid to incorporate easy foods into my menu.  I also need to be able to find all the ingredients in one place, like my local Walmart.  Today I want to share with you two great additions to your game day table with Coca Cola and Ritz Crackers.  First up, I’m going to share my Savory BBQ Coke Shredded Beef Sliders!

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#AD General Tso’s Chicken Wings Lettuce Wraps

General Tso's Lettuce Wraps

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We are big football fans in our  house.  Every Saturday and Sunday we are faithfully watching our favorite teams while enjoying some great food.  And now, with the big game right around the corner, we are prepping for having family and friends over to enjoy some food, fun, and football.   I’m the kind of hostess who has no shame in asking my guests to bring a dish or dessert to share.  By the same token, I also make sure there are several yummy dishes to choose from~like prepared wings from the deli at my local store.    Looking to try these yourself?  Join me, or go to your local Walmart for an in store demo. I’m going to mine on January 30th!

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Cinnamon Coated Almonds {Disney Style}

Cinnamon Coated Almonds Disney Style #disneysnacks #easysnacks #cinnamonalmonds

As much as I love Disney food, I decided that each month in 2015, I’m going to share a Disney Parks inspired food!  Our family has visited Walt Disney World so many times, and in turn we’ve enjoyed much of the best food on Disney property!  One of my husband’s FAVORITE treats is found throughout the Disney parks, but he always manages to snag these Cinnamon Coated Almonds while we are shopping at Downtown Disney.

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Pretzels

Pretzels

Do you ever have a grand idea for a recipe, and it just goes out the window?  If not, you’re lucky.  That is sort of what happened when I saw these Double Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Pretzels on Pinterest.  Aren’t they impressive?  I was SO excited to make them for our Ladies Bible Study Cookie Exchange Party.  Appearing super easy, and having most of the ingredients on hand, I went out and picked up some sourdough pretzels.  As soon as I opened the box, I knew it was all over.  There was only ONE whole pretzel in the whole box~the rest were broken into pieces.  Ugh!  I knew it wasn’t going to work, and I wasn’t about to go buy every box of pretzels in hopes of salvaging enough to pull this recipe off.  Plan B it was.

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Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn

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Popcorn is my absolute FAVORITE snack!  I love to make it in different ways, like Cinnabun Popcorn, Peanut Butter Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle, and classic with salt and melted butter.  For Christmas, though, I love to whip up this easy Peppermint Stick White Chocolate Popcorn.  It’s a nice alternative to cookies for cookie exchanges, and since it makes a lot of popcorn, you can bag it up to give as an easy, inexpensive homemade gift.  Combining peppermint, with my favorite snack of popcorn….and of course some white chocolate, you’ll have an easy and fun snack for Christmas!

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Five Festive Holiday Coffee Bar Ideas

CoffeeMate

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Am I the only one who gets super excited when the holiday flavors of coffee creamer hit the stores?  I’m sure not!  I love my Peppermint Mochas from the coffeehouse, but I also especially love getting the Peppermint Mocha Creamer from Coffee Mate out of my own refrigerator!  The flavors of peppermint and chocolate put me in the Christmas spirit, and they make entertaining guests extra easy and fun!  We drink coffee a lot in our house,  and often serve it to guests while we are entertaining.  When we are putting up our tree, making cookies, or relaxing after a day gift wrapping, my husband and I are often enjoying a hot drink.   Today I am going to share with you the essentials we have to stock our home coffee bar for the holidays~to enjoy for ourselves and to serve to our guests!  These Five Festive Holiday Coffee Bar Ideas will keep you prepared for unexpected guests and keep your family in the holiday mood during all the decorating and wrapping!

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Cinnamon Honey Beer Bread with Cinnamon Butter

Beer Bread

We love a good beer bread in our house.  I make it a lot in the winter time, when my husband likes to have it accompanying his chili.  It is SO easy, and while there are a lot of boxed mixes for Beer Bread out there, I prefer the homemade version.   I like it because I always have the ingredients on hand, and I know exactly what is going into it.

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Low Calorie Holiday Party Drinks with 7UPTEN and Canada DryTEN

Low Calorie Holiday Drink {Holiday Raspberry Spritzer} Equal parts wine, 7UP10, and add raspberries to garnish.

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One of my favorite holiday get togethers of the year is our ladies Bible study cookie swap.  Seven or eight of my close friends and I get together to exchange cookies, enjoy great food together, and just enjoy each other’s company before the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season sets in.  And when we are together, there is always some sort of fun, fruity, “frou frou” drink on the table!

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