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Stirring The Taste Buds

Dinner Dishes. Creative Cocktails. Decadent Desserts.

Whether you’re in a cooking rut or fresh out of new ideas, we’re here to make life yummier

Bow To Your Cravings

Tired of the same old thing at mealtime? Well, finding delicious recipes for any occasion has never been easier. So close the cookbook and stop searching the Web trying to come up with something satisfying and new to put on the table. 
With recipes covering breakfast through dessert (and plenty in between), let us help with ideas that are low on cost, high on creativity and unbeatable on taste.

August 2017

Savory Baked Breakfast Sliders

Nothing hits the breakfast spot quite like a pan of these warm and buttery King’s Hawaiian rolls stuffed with melty cheddar, ham, spinach, and diced sweet bell peppers. This will be a back-pocket recipe for years to come, we promise.

August 2017

Lemon Crumble Breakfast Cake

Cake for breakfast? Um yes, please! This delicate, crumbly treat is as delicious to look at as it is to taste.

August 2017

Healthy Overnight Oats

Oatmeal might not be found on a fancy weekend brunch spread, but it does make for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast option for busy weekday mornings. These two make-ahead, delicious overnight oat recipes will put an end to mornings of skipping breakfast, as you can just grab-and-go from the fridge.

July 2017

Sweet Summer Corn Salad with Lime

Corn on the cob has long been a summer staple, but this corn off the cob recipe adds a new tasty twist to an old favorite. The bursting sweetness of the fresh corn tossed with melty, buttery lime and the tang of feta and fresh cilantro will have your guests seeing fireworks long before the show starts.

July 2017

Stars and Stripes Sangria

With apple stars and fresh berries, this drink recipe is as patriotic as it is whimsical and delicious. It can also be made sans alcohol for a fruity, kid-friendly beverage.

July 2017

Mini Mason Jar Lid Strawberry Pies

The list of crafty and cute uses for Mason jars is never-ending; who knew they could also be used as mini pie-baking pans! Get ready to sing “bye, bye Miss American Pie” to these little cuties — they won’t last long.

June 2017

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip

With a fresh citrus tingle and rich creamy texture, this might be the king of all dips — it’s honestly that delicious.

June 2017

Fruit Dip

Getting children to eat a healthy snack has never been so easy; one taste and they’ll be saying I can’t believe it’s not icing.

June 2017

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This addicting dip packs just the right amount of heat, perfect for eating in between pool dives to cool off.

June 2017

Ranch-free Veggie Dip

Because ranch dip for veggies can get a little boring, this delicious recipe adds a nice tangy twist (and less fat, too).

May 2017

Sushi

Mixing rice, vegetables, fish, and other proteins can be tricky, but don’t let a little intimidation keep you from creating homemade sushi rolls.

April 2017

Fresh Squeezed Strawberry Lemonade

Nothing complements a picnic meal quite like a cool and refreshing pitcher of homemade lemonade.

April 2017

Caprese Salad Skewers

These little salad skewers are the best kind of snack; they look incredibly fancy but are nearly effortless to prepare.

April 2017

Gourmet Picnic Sandwich

Any sandwich will work on a picnic, but this one will make you and your picnic guests feel extra fancy.

April 2017

No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake Jars

This recipe is a little bit involved, but it looks and tastes so good you won’t regret the effort.

March 2017

Pepperoni Pizza Puffs

Mini pizzas are always a win, no matter what. After the party, this can also be a go-to recipe for after-school snacks for the kiddos.

March 2017

Ultimate Party Dip

This dip is so delicious, you might eat the whole thing yourself before your guests even arrive.

March 2017

Cream Cheese Cookies

This recipe makes the softest, gooiest, most addicting cookies. There’s no way your guests will be able to eat just one!

February 2017

The Queen’s Grilled Cheese

This is hands down the greatest grilled cheese you will ever have. Prepare yourself.

February 2017

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

A warm, creamy pot of chicken soup in the winter is the perfect complement to a romantic night of Netflix binging.

February 2017

Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is no longer just for the children.

January 2017

Spaghetti Squash

This is an incredibly easy and lean alternative to the carbs and calories found in regular wheat spaghetti with ground beef — and the taste is shockingly delicious, even for picky eaters. But the best part of this meal is the spaghetti squash husk can act as its own bowl, cutting down on the amount of dishes to wash.

January 2017

Pesto Chicken and Veggies

Chicken and vegetables always makes a healthy, protein-packed meal. With the added appeal of pesto and bright, sweet cherry tomatoes, you might want to meal prep this one for the entire week.

January 2017

Kale, Quinoa and White Bean Soup

This soup is packed with all kinds of cleansing nutrients, and it’s also completely vegan (although chicken may be added if desired).

December 2016

Christmas Wassail

The word “wassail” comes from the Anglo-Saxon phrase waes hael, which translates to “good health.” Nothing will make a holiday gathering feel more inviting than a bowl of this warm, traditional drink.

December 2016

Braided Bread Loaf

This dish is as beautiful as it is delicious; it will steal the spotlight on any table.

December 2016

Santa’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are a must during the holidays. Whether you bake them for an event or leave them out for Santa, this easy recipe tastes like the magic of Christmas all wrapped up in a cookie.

December 2016

Leftover Ham Sliders

A perfect way to eat the same meal in a new, delicious way (a real crowd-pleaser for picky children).

November 2016

Chelsi’s Chicken Potpie

If you hate all the work and hassle it takes to prepare a turkey, just make a couple of these irresistible chicken potpies for your centerpiece, substituting in ground turkey or deli-bought turkey for the chicken.

November 2016

Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Shake up the tradition of marshmallow sweet potatoes with these baked goodies lathered up with enough parmesan, spices and butter to have your friends and family shoving each other to get a second helping.

October 2016

Jalapeno Popper Mummies

These little guys are as cute as they are delicious. They aren’t as difficult as you might think, but do allow for about 30 minutes of prep time, not including baking time.

October 2016

Caramel Apple Nachos

Nachos with a sweet, Halloween twist. These will go quickly, trust us!

October 2016

Hocus Pocus Punch

With only three ingredients, this festive punch is so easy and tasty, you might just decide to drink it all year round.

September 2016

Magic Bean Dip

You may think you’ve had great bean dip in the past, but if it wasn’t Magic Bean Dip then you’ve never properly snacked. Chips and dip are the Mecca of football snacking, so utilize this recipe as your back pocket ace to wow party guests.

September 2016

Sweet and Salty Mix

Nothing takes care of the stress-crunching football munchies like a good sweet and salty mix. You might as well pre-make some recipe cards to hand out at the party, as your guests will be raving to know what makes it so delicious.

September 2016

Crockpot Chicken Sliders

Sliders go with game days like peanut butter goes with jelly, and this recipe is so easy. The chicken will spend 4-7 hours slow cooking in a crockpot, giving you time to do two things at once.

August 2016

Birthday Cake Batter Pops

These eye-catching sweet treats will be a major crowd pleaser at any outside event or birthday celebration.

August 2016

Mocha Pop

Who says you have to pay $5 for an afternoon caffeine boost? Here’s a delicious popsicle to replace your Frappuccino addiction and save you some money.

July 2016

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes

A cool spritz of citrus is always more than welcome when it’s hot outside, so try your hand at these blueberry lemon curd-filled cupcakes with a light and fluffy mascarpone icing.

July 2016

Lavender Lemonade

Having the proper snacks can enhance any get together, whether it’s a birthday celebration, a barbecue, or just casually hosting friends. Wash down the grub with an icy glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade infused with lavender.