Over 10 Party Food Recipes and Block Party

Party food is my absolute favorite type of food. I love dips, and chips, and wings and bite sizes tastes of all sorts.

So many delicious Party food recipes. Appetizers, chips and dip, wings meatballs and more

Whether you're gathered around the TV for your favorite game or show, celebrating a special day with the family or just want the yummiest food on Earth here are over 10 must make party food recipes.
  1. 3 Ingredient Sausage Queso Dip
  2. Cheesy Meat and Potato Croquettes
  3. Capresse Chicken with Avocados
  4. Foccacia Bread
  5. Roasted Red Pepper Dip
  6. Loaded Fajita Dip
  7. Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers
  8. Mini Taco Pies
  9. Southern Meatballs
  10. Honey Fig and Brie Phyllo Cups
  11. Spicy Butter Chicken Wings
  12. Baked Parmesan Ravioli
  13. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels 
  14. Bacon Wrapped Jalaleno Poppers
  15. Mexican Queso Dip
  16. Cheesy Wonton Bites
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Great tips recipes and craft projects

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Crock Pot Beef Onion Wine Sauce Recipe

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This time of year is SO busy I'm grateful for delicious and easy meals like this Crock Pot Beef in Onion Wine Sauce recipe that we love over pastaIt's a keeper. Easy dump crock pot beef in wine onion sauce. Great over pasta for an easy slow cooker dinner recipe All you have to do is dump the ingredients together and bam a few hours in the slow cooker and you have a tasty meal the whole family will love (I know mine does)!

Slow cooker beef onion gravy recipe. Delicious crock pot dinner.

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs Beef Stew Meat, 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 envelop onion soup mix
  • 3 TBS cornstarch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (usually I don't need any)
  • 1 1/2 C Red Wine
  • Egg Noodles for serving

How to make the best onion beef crock pot pasta sauce (and double duty leftover recipes)

Directions
  1. Place all ingredients (except for the egg noodles) into the crock pot and stir.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 10-12 hours.
  3. Serve over cooked pasta
So insanely easy and so yummy! As a bonus, if you happen to have leftovers you can use them in lots of ways.

New family favorite recipe. Super easy crock pot beef onion pasta recipe with double duty leftover recipes

One of my favorites is to add some sour cream and mushrooms (and a little beef broth if you need to thin it out) and you've got a super easy Beef Stroganoff!

This recipe is SO good. Just dump everything in the crock pot for onion beef pasta. Plus 2 leftover recipes. Great weekday meal ideas

I've also thrown it in to packaged ramen for a flavor boost and yummy soupy noodle twist! Gotta love a meal prep that can pull double (or even triple) duty right? You also might like:

This is how I cook my corned beef (in the crock pot) for St. Patrick's Day every year and it works great!

Crock Pot Corned Beef 

My new favorite crock pot recipe. These chicken and dumpings are so easy and delicious. Great weeknight meal

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

20+ Apple Crafts and Recipes and Block Party

Apple season is here. Celebrate with over 20 Awesome Apple Crafts and Recipes.

Lots of great apple recipes, crafts and kid activities

These fun apple creations will make your taste buds happy and feed you and your little ones' crafty hearts Mini Apple PiesApple Sauce Pouch Wrappers | Apple Stamped Tea Towel | Stuffed Apple Cinnamon Sticks | Apple Candy Pouches Apple Kids Music Shaker Craft | Apple Coffee Cake |Back to School Pudding Packs|Felt Apple SlicesBaked Apple Recipe Caramel Apple Eggrolls | Apple Embroidery HoopApple Cinnamon Raisins Bread PuddingCaramel Apple Fudge | Apple in Apple Pies Caramel Apple MuffinsApple Basket Sugar Cookies | Cinnamon Apple Donut | Apple Cheesecake Bars Rae Gun guest posting picture Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here today as this week’s host. Here are a few of my favorite projects since I hosted last time!

Awesome recipes, books, and crafts

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14 Mouthwatering Tomato Recipes

It's tomato season and here are a ton mouthwatering tomato recipes

Tomato Tomahto Recipes

14 creative ways to use your fresh tomatoes. Tomato recipes.

BLTA Lettuce Wraps

Fried Green Tomatoes | Veggie Pizza | Green Pepper Tomato Salad

How to Can Tomato Sauce | BLT Bites | Greek Bow Tie Pasta Salad

DIY Sun Dried Tomatoes | Mustard Chicken Bowl with Quinoa | Pasta Kale Skillet

Chicken Club Pretzel Bun | Tomato Herb Frittata | Cheesy Tomato Pasta Skillet

Tomato, Basil and Feta Summer Salad

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Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

clorox disclosure.bmpNothing screams summer quite like ice cream and this homemade Peanut Butter Honey Chocolate Chip ice cream recipe is summer in a cone.

Hands down my favorite homemade ice cream recipe. Not too crazy as flavors go but still a little unusual so it's special. Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream great dessert.

I've been trying desperately to extend summer just a little longer. We had so much fun with the nieces home all summer and quite frankly I'm not ready for it to be over. All that to say is that I've been making up all kinds of silly reason to gather with the extended family just to enjoy each other's company and enjoy these last few days of summer.

Delicious peanut butter honey ice cream recipe

This last time I made my favorite ice cream. It's amazingly creamy and perfect for Peanut Butter Chocolate lovers but with more of a subtle flavor than some of the store bought varieties. As an extra little something special for the little guys I made a fun and easy toppings tray. Because an Ice Cream picnic complete with toppings bar is totally a reason to gather and celebrate am I right?

Fun idea to do a toppings bar in a cupcake tin for ice cream parties. And delicious honey peanut butter ice cream recipe

If you haven't ever made real homemade ice cream before it's totally easy but I'm not going to lie it's kind of messy. You have to work fast and with all the ingredients it's just impossible to keep your hands (or the machine and surfaces) spotless. I used to try and stay clean but now I make sure to have a tub of Clorox Wipes on the counter OPEN and I'm good to go.

Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 C Whole Milk
  • 1 and 1/3 TBS Cornstarch
  • 3 TBS Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 C Peanut Butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 C Granulated Sugar
  • 2 TSP Corn Syrup
  • 3 TBS Honey
  • 3/4 C Chocolate

new family favorite honey peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream recipe SO yummy great dessert

Directions
  1. Mix 2 TBS milk with cornstarch and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, peanut butter, and salt.
  3. In a large pot (I used an 6 quart pot) boil the remaining milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup and honey. This will froth up A LOT so make sure to watch it and use a large pot. Once it boils let it continue to boil for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat to stir in the cornstarch mixture then return to heat and cook for 2-3 more minutes until it has thickened a little.
  5. Remove from heat and chill. You can do this by pouring it into a zipper bag and submerging into ice water. Or if you are like me and don't have ice, you can cool it with an ice pack and then throw it into the freezer once it's no longer hot. You don't want it to lower the temp of your freezer though. I chilled mine in the freezer for 30 minutes but if you use the ice bath I would leave it for an hour and replace the ice or put the whole thing in the refrigerator. You can chill it longer if you need to. I have made the mixture one day and just let it cool on the counter and then kept it in the fridge until the next day.
  6. Right before you are ready to process your ice cream melt the chocolate in the microwave for 20-30 seconds on high until the it is 80% melted and then stir to finish melting the rest. Set aside so it cools but is still liquid.
  7. Snip off a corner of the plastic bag and process your ice cream according to your ice cream maker's instructions. If you're looking for an ice cream maker. I LOVE my kitchen aid attachment. My hands always get really sticky during this step regardless how careful I am. I make sure to have some Clorox Wipes close by opened and easy to pull out.
  8. Once your ice cream has reach the proper consistency pour in your chocolate. This part is REALLY messy. Just embrace it, lick your fingers, and keep the wipes accessible. Ideally you'd drizzle your chocolate in while it is churning but I find it easier to stop it and drizzle some. Start churning. Stop drizzle some more and repeat until it's incorporated. The cold ice cream will freeze the melted chocolate into super yummy flakes.
  9. Scoop into a freezer friendly container and chill preferably overnight but at least 4 hours.

Put treats in a cupcake pan for an easy DIY ice cream toppings bar.

Invite some people you love over for a fun ice cream treat! For extra you can use a half sized cupcake pan filled up with some goodies (I did coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, gummy bears, chocolate sauce, butterscotch sauce, and toffee peanuts) to create a DIY toppings bar. The kids loved their summer evening, midweek ice cream picnic. I have to admit I liked it too!

This is SO GOOD. Honey Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip ice cream recipe. The perfect interesting but subtle dessert.

And as a side note have you ever tried taking pictures of ice cream!? Umm yeah mess central and I was working fast.

Love homemade ice cream. This honey peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream recipe looks so good.

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20+ Go To Meals + Recipes and Block Party

Now that school is back in session and things start to get back in routine.  Our schedules start to get crazy and dinner time is always rushed, so I found 20+ Go To Meals and recipes that are easy and would make great go to recipe.  Enjoy! 
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Let them Eat Cake Recipes and Block Party

"How about cake? Everybody loves cake!" My husband says that in his best Donkey (Eddie Murphy in Shrek) voice anytime I say I'm hungry and I don't know what I want. He makes me laugh...and he makes me hungry for cake! I rounded up 12 delicious cake recipes from you guys and the hosts this week, hopefully you'll find something to curb your cake cravings!

Let them eat cake 12 cake recipes great for dessert

Victoria Spice and Treacle Cake | World's Best Chocolate Cake

Hiking Cake | Amazing Chocolate Fudge Cake

Crockpot Lava Cake | Homemade Angel Food Cake | GF Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake | Milk Dud Cake Mix Bars

GF Vanilla Zucchini Cake | Mocha Cake Donuts | Glam Emoji Cake | Frozen Oreo Tiramisu

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Creative Hamburger Recipes and Block Party

I love a good barbecue, especially in the summer time!  As much a love the regular hot dogs, hamburgers and fries, I like to change things up and eat something that is a little different.  So here are 12 recipes for some nontraditional burgers, fries and hot dogs.
12 nontraditional burgers, fries and hot dogs recipes

26 Mouthwatering Peach Recipes and Block Party

With Peach season upon us, I thought we could all use some Mouthwatering Peach Recipes ...
26 Delicious and Mouthwatering Peach Recipes
Easy Peach Froyo Pops | Salted Caramel Peach Shake | Strawberry Peach Sparkling Rosé Sangria | Peach Crunch Cake | Easy Strawberry Peach Crostata Recipe | Frozen Peach Sticks (Dog Treats) | Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler | No-Bake Peach Yum-Yum | Crockpot Peach Crunch Cake | Delicious Peach Mango Salsa | Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone | Peach Bread | Peach Iced-Tea | Mango Peach Pico de Gallo | Easy Peach and Cherry Sangria | Strawberry and Peach Fruit Leather | Peach Donuts | Almond Butter Peach Toast | Peach Cobber Recipe | Frozen Peach Treats | Roasted Peaches with Honeycomb and Ice Cream | Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Brulee | Peach and Yogurt Tart Popsicles | Peach Pecan Dump Cake | Copycat Chick-Fil-A Peach Milkshake | Strawberry Peach Ice-Cream (Raw and Vegan) It's time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly!  Be sure to check out all of our blogs, because we've been up to some fun things lately...
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BEST Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Streusel Topping

I don't believe there are many better ways to start your day than with a delicious warm blueberry muffin with streusel topping and dollop of sweet butter.

It's a keeper. Our new family favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Great breakfast idea would be good as a quick bread too.

This simple blueberry muffin recipe is so good your whole family will fall in love. I have made it with both fresh and frozen blueberries and both work equally well. They are perfect for lazy weekend mornings and if you're lucky enough to have leftover they make a great weekday breakfast!

Our new favorite recipe. Made this blueberry muffin recipe this weekend and will keep it in the rotation. Great breakfast bread.

Best Blueberry Muffin Recipe with Streusel Topping

Muffin Batter
  • 1 1/2 C Flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C oil
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)
Mix the first group of ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the wet ingredients. Combine with 10 strokes being careful not to over mix. Pour into muffin tins. Streusel Topping
  • 1/2 C Brown sugar
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 C cold butter
Combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the cold butter. Spoon on top of the muffin batter. Bake muffins at 400F for 20-25 minutes. Makes one dozen muffins.

Rich and buttery blueberry muffin recipe. SO good will make again for breakfast or brunch

I love how quickly this recipe comes together it's fabulous for a fun weekend treat but nice enough to add to your brunch menu when entertaining. They also reheat wonderfully! Oh man I think I'm going to have to make a batch of these soon.

It's a keeper. We all love this easy breakfast muffin. Great blueberry muffin recipe would also be good as a quick bread for a brunch menu.

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This buttermilk waffle recipe is the best. Easy to have breakfast ready in less than 15 minutes.

Super good. Can't stop making these super easy corned beef hash breakfast squares. Easy brunch recipe

Love this recipe I make it all the time. Fast sweet potato hash. - Rae Gun Ramblings