Spicy Maple Glazed Nuts and Pretzels

It’s Super Bowl weekend and that means it’s snack time. I always have an abundance of nuts and salty snacks in the pantry and I decided to turn some of those into a delicious sweet and spicy mix to enjoy during the game. It’s packed with protein and could easily be made gluten-free if you Spicy Maple Glazed Nuts and Pretzels

Cranberry-Orange Scones

Fresh cranberries are abundant at the grocery stores right now so it’s a great time to stock up! I’ve always loved the flavor combo of cranberry and orange – their tart sweetness compliment one another so nicely. This scone dough’s flavor is elevated with notes of cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and vanilla. Serve these with Cranberry-Orange Scones

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Blueberry season in west Michigan is a special time – it is the beginning of peak summer produce and I love to stock up. The locally-grown berries are so sweet and delicious and the perfect addition to these muffins. The cornbread-like batter bakes up beautifully and creates a golden brown, crunchy top. Serve these with Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

We recently took a trip to the Baja region of Mexico and our first night at the resort we ordered a seafood cocktail not really knowing what to expect. What came to the table was a bowl of tangy, spicy marinated seafood which they served with saltine crackers and fresh tortilla chips. I was immediately Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

This is such a simple appetizer to prepare and it packs huge flavor! I like to make this for parties because it’s always a hit. If you’re not a huge fan of smoked cheeses, simply use all white cheddar. Serve this with pretzels, crackers, crostini or veggies. 2. Add cream cheese, Worcestershire, Dijon and seasonings Smoked Beer Cheese Dip

Egg Salad

Hard boiled eggs are one of my favorite go-to foods to have on-hand. I often make this salad and enjoy it for breakfast or lunch when I’m looking for an extra protein boost to keep me full throughout the work day. Serve this on toast, on a bed of greens or with crackers. 2. Add Egg Salad

Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

This dish is a wonderful addition to any holiday brunch or dinner! I love the buttery, flaky crust and creamy spinach filling. Serve this with Greek salad or fresh fruit salad to round out the meal. 3. In a large bowl, add cooked onion and garlic along with the parsley, spinach, egg, feta, mint, dill, Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

Air Fryer Cornbread Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers because they are always a crowd pleaser and they pack so much flavor! In this version, the combination of sweet cornbread crumbs with nutty sharp cheddar cheeses provides the perfect flavor balance. For an extra kick, serve these garnished with a dash of hot sauce on top. Air Fryer Cornbread Stuffed Mushrooms

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders

Potato chips are one of my favorite snacks (especially kettle-cooked!) and we had quite a bit leftover after this weekend’s festivities. I decided to use the chips we had left to create the perfect crunchy coating for these chicken tenders. This recipe could not be simpler, and I like the that these tenders are less Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Tenders