Spinach and Artichoke Dip Garlic Crostini

Spinach and artichoke dip is pretty much a guaranteed hit. The only thing I could think to make it better was to put on some buttery, garlic crostini to make it super easy to grab when you’re in a group. It’s the perfect appetizer for a girls’ night, game day, and anything in between. I added garlic butter to the toast, but if you wanted … Continue reading Spinach and Artichoke Dip Garlic Crostini

How to Host the Perfect Girls’ Night – Featuring Skinny Bkinny Wines

When you offer to host your friends for a girls’ night, it’s easy to get caught up in every minor detail. You want your guests to feel comfortable and have plenty to snack and sip on, but the planning process can be a major headache. I’ve partnered with Skinny Bkinny, a healthier wine that’s lower in sugar and calories than standard wines, to give you … Continue reading How to Host the Perfect Girls’ Night – Featuring Skinny Bkinny Wines

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Garlic Bread

There are few things I love in this world more than cheese, but buffalo chicken might be one of them. The other day I was trying to think of new appetizers for Easter (I know it’s still several weeks away, but I’m a planner), and I knew I wanted a change from the standard buffalo chicken dip served with chips. I thought about making some … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Garlic Bread

The Easiest Fried Oreos

I always need a quick, easy dessert recipe on hand since my baking skills are subpar. Growing up in New Jersey, fried Oreos have always been a boardwalk staple, but I thought they’d be too complicated for a simple dessert. That is, until I realized I could just use pancake batter as the batter for the Oreos. I’m sure the pros use something a little … Continue reading The Easiest Fried Oreos

Chipotle Beef Sliders

As long as it’s summer, it’s grilling season. I’m not a huge ground beef fan, so I typically prefer to cook sliders instead of full-sized burgers because it’s a taste of the burger without committing to the whole thing—you know what I mean? Anyway, I went with 85% lean ground beef for these burgers. (You can usually find the leanness percentage on the printed label … Continue reading Chipotle Beef Sliders

Santa Fe Cheesy Chicken Dip

Any time I get together with friends, I always make buffalo chicken dip. And even though it’s a staple in the friend group, I want to switch it up every now and then. This week’s recipe was almost a sandwich modeled after my favorite meal at a restaurant near my shore house: The Santa Fe chicken cheesesteak. But the more I thought about it, the … Continue reading Santa Fe Cheesy Chicken Dip

Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini

I don’t want to speak too soon, but it feels like the weather might finally be getting nicer. And that means summer happy hours on the porch! My sister usually stops over after work, and she, along with my mom and I, all hang out on the porch until the sun goes down. I’ve already started thinking about what apps I can make for those … Continue reading Caramelized Strawberry and Ricotta Crostini