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32 Last Minute Holiday Party Recipes

Over the weekend, I hosted the PTA Board for a little holiday get together. A few blissful hours where tired moms could eat, drink, and have an actual conversation without someone tugging on their shirt sleeves. As I was trying to decide what snacks and drinks to serve these distinguished guests, I asked my fellow dietitians for their suggestions. I got so many great ones to choose from that I…

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Quick & Easy Mexican Street Corn

Mexican Street Corn Salad recipe

Maybe it’s the thought of warm weather as our family prepares to head to Arizona for Spring Training, or maybe it’s the fact that I haven’t started packing yet and needed another excuse to procrastinate, but yesterday I decided that I MUST have Mexican Street Corn NOW. Obviously it’s February and I’m in Texas, far from fresh corn season, but dang it, I was determined to eat some charred corn…

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Sides

I’m sharing some kid-friendly Thanksgiving side dishes on Van’s Foods blog today. Click on the photo to see the recipes!     Happy Thanksgiving!     Disclosure: I am a paid blogger for Van’s Foods.

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Easy Party Appetizer: Nuts with Goat Cheese and Grapes

Last week I hosted a Noonday Collection trunk show. My friend Sarah drove up from Tucson so we could have fun trying on all the beautiful jewelry Noonday has to offer. I only added a few fifteen things to my Christmas wishlist. I set out a few simple appetizers for the guests. We had popcorn, antipasto bites, sparkling water and tea. Also, these babies. The perfect combination of salty and sweet. I…

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Pumpkin Spiced Hummus

The first time Joe took a bit of hummus, he proudly exclaimed, “I love this humpus!” Yes, humpus. We laughed so hard that the name stuck. So if you come over and I put out a tray of veggies and humpus, please make sure to refer to it accordingly. For October entertaining, I love to put a pumpkin spin on anything I can. This pumpkin spiced hummus humpus has a hint…

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Quick Pickled Carrots with Garlic and Dill

This week I bought the GIANT bag of carrots at Costco and brought them home only to remember that we didn’t bring our BlendTec to Montana. Hmm, what to do with all the carrots? Then I remembered making garlicky pickled carrots a few years ago and instantly had a craving for them. I whipped these up in about 10 minutes, stuck them in the refrigerator, and came back 24 hours…

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Arugula Bean Dip

Yesterday we celebrated Leila’s 5th birthday with fish tacos and strawberry vanilla cake. She loved the fish tacos, but she may have been even more excited about the cake. It turned out even better than I remembered, and I may have had another piece for breakfast this morning. You can find the recipe for the cake here, and I’ll be posting the fish taco recipe next week. While I was…

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