Tag Archives: food

Meatballs Bombs: Winter Food

 

Are you looking for a fun winter dinner idea? I hate meal planning in the winter. I always seem to want to do something hearty, delicious, and different. But I find myself in a rut this time of year. Because we are all so tired after work and school, and it is so cold out, I want something fast, simple, and comforting. We love meatball subs, but I honestly do not have the time or interest to create that or clean up the mess my kids make when eating it most nights. This fun recipe from The Novice Chef is a meatball sub in one small little package.

 

The Novice Chef has a recipe that is so easy to follow (foolproof is more like it!) that I can’t help but enjoy making it. It is a fun little meal that makes meatballs a lot less messy. The kids love it because it is fun and different. So please be sure to check out this fun little meatball bomb recipe. You will be glad you did. I even discovered I can make twice as many and freeze them. Then just pop them in the oven to bake on nights I have very little time and energy to cook.

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine!

Christmas Dessert: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This year it is my turn to make dessert. I am a HUGE fan of sweets. I love to make fun desserts that my family can try. This year I wanted to try something different, and I was totally feeling cheesecake. So I scoured Pinterest for some delicious ideas and found this great one from Oregon Transplant.

Oregon Transplant Jessica has a fun bog with lots of great tutorials and recipes. This one for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake was screaming my name. Made with Oreos, salted caramel, and chocolate chips is a very decadent cheesecake perfect for the holidays.

Christmas dessert

It is actually not that hard to make, and it makes the perfect elaborate looking dessert perfect for a holiday photo. Jessica made it for a birthday cake, which is also the perfect occasion. The cheesecake can be made ahead of time or prepared the day off. We made it ahead of time since we want it for Christmas day but I do not want to be baking that day.

A friend suggested changing up the flavors by choosing different flavors of Oreos. They make so many different ones now you could make lots of different versions of this cake by switching out original for red velvet or mint! We hope you enjoy whatever Christmas dessert you have on Christmas day!

Thanksgiving Potluck Appetizer

We are only days away from our Thanksgiving vacation at my kids’ school. This year the lower grades are having a potluck to celebrate and learn about the first Thanksgiving. I have to bring a potluck appetizer for my children to share. I usually bring something like a veggie tray, but that has already been promised by another family. Instead, I decided to branch out and try something fun.

Thank you to Crafts A La Mode for this fun twist on the cheeseball. This Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Ball will impress all of those elementary schoolers. It works because my kids and their friends are obsessed with cheese and crackers, the fact that it looks like a little turkey will make it even more of a hit!

Thanksgiving potluck appetizer

Head on over to Crafts A La Mode for the full recipe and tutorial. I really like this idea because it makes it look like I have really tried hard to do something for the potluck when in reality I am very behind this year and I have only just started planning for the potluck which is tomorrow afternoon. Sometimes simple and fun appetizers like this one work out perfectly. It has very little prep, and comes with a lot of pizazz! What are some go to things you bring for potlucks? Do you have a recipe that is simple and impressive?