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Appetizers

Cheese Ball Holiday Bites

In my house, it's not really the holidays unless there is a cheese ball. Lucky for you, we're showcasing our three favorites: Bacon Swiss, Parsley Chive and Dried Cranberry. Can you guess which one is Zelda's favorite? BACON! I always cook extra bacon when I'm making this cheese ball because I know tiny hands will appear on …

Holiday Crostini for Kids & Adults

It’s officially holiday entertaining season! I absolutely love this time of year because the food, lights and décor make everything feel extra magical. This year when guests pop by, I plan on whipping up holiday crostini four ways – these little toasts are SO good! These may even make an appearance at my parent’s house when …

Mini Cranberry Gouda Bites

Last week I watched Zelda fall in love. It wasn’t on the playground or at music class and it didn’t happen on a stroll through the park. The happy event occurred when I tore the cellophane from a block of Gouda cheese. Zelda promptly picked it up, took a bite, and another and another, and then looked at …

Spiro’s Famous Tzatziki Recipe

Okay, you guys -- this is BIG. Spiro makes the best tzatziki I've ever tasted in my life and he finally agreed to let me feature it on the site. He had two conditions. The first was that I had to showcase each step in detail and the second was that he got to make it and write the recipe …

Laura Kyttanen’s Watermelon Salad

All hail the watermelon salad! It officially feels like summer when the table cloth is gingham and the salads are comprised of mostly fruit. Rad Mom and sensorial brand consultant, Laura Kyttanen taught us that this salad can be super fancy (think 5-6 cubes of watermelon per plate surrounded by delicate drops of balsamic) or very casual (think …

The Ultimate Appetizer: Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Summer is so close I can taste it (literally, this bacon cheeseburger dip tastes just like summer). I'm dreaming of outdoor grilling and until then, I'll be enjoying this easy to make dip with my babe. This extra cheesy appetizer can be whipped together in under 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for a casual dinner party. There's nothing like a …

A Refreshing Summer Bite: Jamie Chandlee’s Greek Salsa

Jamie Chandlee spends her days finding the best of the best as the CEO of Rank & Style, a website that ranks fashion and beauty products using an algorithm to methodically search, aggregate and weigh publicly available data like user reviews, best seller lists, editors’ picks and blogger favorites. With the ability to find the crème …

Over the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Potato Bites

Zelda loves bacon and if she had it her way, she would eat it at every meal. As I was making our St. Patrick’s Day Irish Potato Bites I noticed she had sneakily taken the entire bowl of crumbled bacon to eat on the couch while she watched Micky Mouse Clubhouse. This year, I wanted to make something savory for …
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This Halloween Cheese Plate is So Good It’s Scary

If I sat Zelda down at her tiny white table and presented her with a chocolate candy and a piece of cheese she would choose the cheese every time. Since she has such an affinity for this yummy snack, I’ve been inspired to make her a little kid-friendly cheese plate for every holiday. I’ve also been …

How to Make Mara Menachem’s Fancy Brie in 3 Easy Steps

Warm cheese, fresh raspberries and a little jam -- that's all Mara Menachem’s Fancy Baked Raspberry Brie takes to make. After having made this decadent appetizer, I’ve moved it right to the top of my must make again for holiday list (which I can’t believe is right around the corner!). Zelda and I made this, grabbed our favorite …
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