• This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL is a fun and festive appetizer that's perfect for holidays and entertaining!

    Baked Brie With RO*TEL

    This mouth-watering ooey-gooey baked brie with RO*TEL® is a fun and festive appetizer that’s perfect for holidays and entertaining! I’m always on the hunt for simple, yummy appetizers and finger foods when I’m hosting a get-together or having friends and family over for the holidays. Things that take both a minimal amount of time and effort and also yield flavors and tastes that still make your mouth water. Cheese is high on that list. Mmm… Melty, ooey-gooey cheese is even higher on that list. Marry that with a flaky crescent roll crust and RO*TEL, known for delivering bold, adventurous flavor, and you have quite the match made in appetizer heaven. For…

  • These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

    Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. Make sure to scroll to the end for this recipe, as well as some of my other favorite muffin recipes! Fall is in the air and school is back in session. It’s my favorite time of the year, even if it’s also one of the busiest. My daughter and I tend to be grab-n-go breakfast eaters, preferring instead to eat a bigger lunch and dinner. A hearty, better-for-you muffin can be a wonderful way to both quell hunger, while also being portable. Because it’s fall, I have cinnamon-apple on the brain and…

  • This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. Perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce!

    Avocado Tuna Salad

    This avocado tuna salad is creamy and delicious, with just the right amount of salt and tang. It’s perfect eaten on toasted sour dough bread or atop a piece of butter lettuce! Many of my lunches are leftovers from dinner during the week. Things like meatloaf, soup and pasta are almost better a day or two later than they are day of! But, sometimes I like a good sandwich—anything from a classic PB&J or B.L.T, to something with a little more flair. When I was at ALDI recently, I found these great packets of original chunk light tuna in water from Northern Catch® Harvest of the Sea. It’s labeled as…

  • Snickerdoodle cookie bars are soft, chewy, packed with a the perfect amount of sweet cinnamon-sugar zing and so simple to make!

    Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars

    Snickerdoodle cookie bars are soft, chewy, packed with a the perfect amount of sweet cinnamon-sugar zing and so simple to make! Snickerdoodles are a favorite cookie in this house. It’s a toss-up—depending on which family member you talk to—whether Snickerdoodles or chocolate chip are THE favorite, however. I’m kind of just partial to cookies. Period. Especially with a cold glass of milk, warm right out of the oven. Sometimes I get the urge to bake cookies, but don’t have the energy to bother with individual cookies. I know, I know. I have to believe there are many of you, like me, who have some weeks where life is so busy,…

  • Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot!

    Homemade Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

    Make and store homemade tomato sauce a different, simpler and quicker way with your Instant Pot! The 2018 tomato harvest proved to be a great one. As of September, I hadn’t seen an end in sight with either the tomatoes growing in my parents’ high tunnel or the plants I had growing in my container gardens.   The year before, the bounty lasted until October and I remember wondering if the last few would ripen before the first frost. (They did.) As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. You can only eat so many tomatoes on salads and sandwiches, or chopped up and…

  • These recipes—including juicy seared pork chops, oven fried chicken thighs and a refreshing gin mojito—are consistently the top reader favorites from amusingfoodie.com.

    Reader Favorites From amusingfoodie.com

    These recipes — including juicy seared pork chops, oven fried chicken thighs and a refreshing gin mojito — are consistently the top reader favorites from amusingfoodie.com. We all have our go-to recipes. The ones that make it into the weekly dinner rotation, or that always come out when you’re hosting a party. I’d have to imagine that given the consistent popularity of these recipes on amusingfoodie.com, these reader favorites are also go-tos for a lot of you, too. Make sure to scroll to the bottom to check out some of my favorite kitchen tools! 1. Blueberry Crumble Bars These blueberry crumble bars are simple to make, with only a few…

  • Coffee isn't just for waking you up in the morning! Here are three ways to enjoy coffee after your breakfast brew.

    Ways to Enjoy Coffee Outside of Breakfast

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #InspireYourBold  Coffee isn’t just for waking you up in the morning! Here are three ways to enjoy coffee after your breakfast brew. I first tried coffee sometime in my teens. Maybe even younger—stolen sips from my parents’ mugs, probably. These were the days before huge coffee shop chains were on every corner on the East Coast, and the idea of coffee as more of a “sweet treat” really didn’t exist. (Beyond coffee ice cream, of course. Yum!) The majority of high schoolers I knew didn’t drink coffee, of any kind. And then?…

  • A traditional PB&J can stir up nostalgia as the epitome of a lunchbox classic, especially with—in my case—a heavier ratio of peanut butter to spread, and a side of classic, salty potato chips!

    The Nostalgia of a Classic PB&J

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jif® and Smucker’s®. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterTogetherPBandJ #WeAreBetterTogether #CollectiveBias A traditional PB&J can stir up nostalgia as the epitome of a lunchbox classic, especially with—in my case—a heavier ratio of peanut butter to spread, and a side of classic, salty potato chips! There are certain things that strike up strong memories from childhood, ranging from scents and sounds, to textures and tastes. I hear a song from the ’80s and I’m immediately thrown back to the days of acid wash jeans, friendship pins, copious amounts of hairspray and splatter paint. The touch of ribbed cotton fabric makes…