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Sweet and Salty Chicken Recipe fantabulosity.com
Main Dishes, Recipes

Sweet and Salty Chicken

Hey everyone! This is Kristen from fuelingafitfam.com. Jessica is so nice to let us guest post here and share this HEALTHY, Sweet and Salty Chicken recipe, on her awesome blog!If she could come decorate my house that would be a dream!If you haven't been over to our blog, we focus on making whole foods that are delicious and nutritious, so drop by and check it out sometime! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Sweet and Salty Chicken This Sweet and Salty Chicken...

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Easy Homemade Chips and Salsa
Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes

Easy Homemade Chips and Salsa

This Easy Homemade Chips and Salsa recipe, is so quick to whip up for a side dish with your dinner, or as an appetizer for the next time you host a party with "fiesta," flair. There are so many reasons why I love heading to Mexico, for a beach vacation. See our recent Mexico vacations: "Hola Relaxation": El Dorado Casitas June 2015 Surprise 30th Birthday Party for my Husband: Excellence Resort March 2014 But one of the reasons I love those Mexico vacations so much, is because of the ENDLESS amounts of fresh salsa and guacamole at my fingertips. But... as we all know, it gets pretty...

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Holy Cow!!! The BEST Meat Rub Recipe around! https://fantabulosity.com
Main Dishes, Recipes

The BEST Meat Rub & Beef Tenderloin Recipe: The “Braxton”

Beef Tenderloin Recipe: This easy recipe causes our guests to come running when they hear what's on the grill. Using an incredible "rub," this beef tenderloin will be the hero of your table! Not only do I have to thank my husband for letting me share the rub recipe with you all, I need to thank the creator... the man the myth the legend... of the rub recipe. Mr. Braxton. With no doubt, this is the BEST Meat rub recipe AND Beef Tenderloin Recipe, we have ever used. I really can't...

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OMG!!! Creamy Reuben Sandwich Dip. This is the perfect appetizer for super bowl, or any party. https://fantabulosity.com
Appetizers, Recipes

Creamy Reuben Sandwich Dip with Crusty Rye Bread

Well now... how about a Creamy Reuben Sandwich Dip, to get your mouth a waterin'? ;) I've been with my husband for 17 years. Just 4 months ago, we were sitting down for date night, at a city pub, and he said, Man... if they have a reuben sandwich, that's what I'm getting. That's my signature sandwich. Me: "What?!" I didn't know that. Oh yeah, I HAVE to get it if I see it on a menu. For goodness sakes. I've been with the man for over half of my life, and I didn't even know that about him. So when this Creamy Reuben...

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Whhaaaaat!!! This looks amazing and HEALTHY! "Skinny" Mexican Skillet Fantabulosity
Main Dishes, Recipes

Skinny Mexican Skillet

So it's January. The month where almost ALL of us, want to start the year with a new resolution of eating healthier. But if you're like me, Mexican food is one of my food WEAKNESSES, and it's hard to say "no," to, when trying to make better choices. But wait a minute... what's this "Skinny Mexican Skillet" I speak of!!!? The best of both worlds possibly... Skinny Mexican Skillet Mmmm.... it's almost like you can "smell," the photo, right!?  If you're here for the first time, say through "Pinterest..." you may not know that I only share recipes that are quick and easy....

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Ahhh! Yum!! These look AH-MAZING and EASY! Chicken Bacon Rance Crescent Bites
Appetizers, Recipes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Bites

I'm always on the hunt for an easy appetizer idea. Mainly because I have too many things to do, and I don't have hours to spend in the kitchen. Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Bites, are now a new go-to favorite to make, when needing an appetizer to take to a party, or to serve at your own cocktail party. Heck, or even whip them up & serve them as a side dish for a weeknight family dinner. What about as a main dish? Sure. Why not? They have chicken in them, and that classifies as a main dish in my house. Easy Appetizer:...

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Mint Chocolate Brownies
Desserts, Recipes

Mint Chocolate Frosted Brownies

Oh mylanta. Mint & chocolate. Chocolate and mint. Brownies. I doubt I really need to go on, because I've already lost your attention with the two ingredients that I started out with. But I will. I'm literally wanting to grab a glass of milk, curl up under a fuzzy blanket, grab my laptop, and devour an entire pan of these Mint Chocolate Brownies. I'm such a sucker for the combination of the green and brown. Mint Chocolate Brownies Baaaah! It's so easy you guys. Just make your brownies with a mix that you love, and add a few extras... Full Recipe Below... Mint Chocolate...

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Red Apple Martini for Favorite Things Party
Christmas, Drinks, Entertaining, Holiday, Recipes

Red Apple Martini Cocktail: For the Non-Bartender

This post was sponsored by Libbey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, using martini glasses to make my red apple martini! I will say, there's definitely an advantage to planning a party. Especially a party that I have to experiment with signature drink recipes... My Favorite Things party, will be a "plaid," theme... laying a little heavy on the red. So I knew I wanted at least ONE red drink on my table, so a Red Apple Martini soon became the "one." When I'm hosting, I ALWAYS want to create a wow...

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Christmas, Holiday, Recipes

20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes – Best of the Best

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes: Best of the best, cookies for the cookiest time of year! Perfect to serve Santa or to take to that holiday gathering! What is it about Christmas, that makes me think that I can, and NEED to make every stinking Christmas cookie out there? But instead of spending a million hours in the kitchen doing that, I think I'll just stare at these 20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes... AND share them with you. Less calories that way too. ;) These are from some of my favorite food bloggers out there, and they're totally doable. The recipes below are for...

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Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!
Christmas, Drinks, Holiday, Recipes, Review

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail

This Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail creation has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and SodaStream! All opinions are mine alone though, promise! #WaterMadeExciting #CollectiveBias I do like my cocktails, but with every party that I host, there are guests that aren't looking for an alcoholic beverage. I never want anyone to feel left out, so I LOVE creating fancy-schmancy mocktails for those who aren't looking for a cocktail. Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail This year at my Favorite Things party, I'll have a few gals that will be looking for drink without any alcohol. I've created this holiday mocktail idea, that will make them all fancy-like, and hopefully not feeling...

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SERIOUSLY... these can't be this easy? Effortless Cheesecake Bites.
Desserts, Recipes

Effortless Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake Bites: No baking, no cooking, no prep... these effortless dessert mini's are perfect for entertaining, taking along to the family gathering or just to snack on!  You all will DIE when I spill the beans below, on how easy it is to make these Cheesecake Bites. I always try to make these for my parties, because I can switch up the topping, and color code it to my party theme! Remember my Nautical Party? Yep, used blueberries for the blue color scheme, and it worked perfectly. Alright... so are you ready to see how I make these little things? Effortless Cheesecake Bites I grab...

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Sweet & Smokey Pork Chops Recipe
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Sweet and Smokey Grilled Pork Chops

Sweet and Smokey Grilled Pork Chops Recipe: A dynamite flavor combination for grilled pork chops, basted with a sweet herby glaze. Hello! I am Renee Sitavich: owner, writer, photographer, and chief dish washer over at Renee Nicole's Kitchen. I blog about food, wine, and all things kitchen related. Today Jessica has asked me to share my recipe for these quick and easy, sweet and smokey, bone-in pork chops. Sweet & Smokey Grilled Pork Chops These pork chops are tender and juicy, with just the right balance between sweet and smokey. Bone-In Vs. Boneless Pork Chops Bone-in pork chops are best as they tend to...

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Get in my belly! Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding
Desserts, Recipes

Banana Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips Recipe: So easy, and the perfect way to add in a bit of chocolate for chocolate lovers!  I'm such a sucker for bread pudding. If you tried my, "bread pudding recipe," recipe, you'll know I'm also a sucker for having stale bread in my pantry, and I love having a bread pudding recipe on hand, so it doesn't go to waste. But if you aren't a fan of using stale bread, or if you aren't as lucky as me to always have stale bread in your pantry, you can whip up this Banana Bread Pudding...

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Frozen Inspired Popcorn
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Frozen Inspired Popcorn

Now that Thanksgiving Day is over, I can officially tell y’all Merry Christmas! It’s Bethany from Southern Couture, and I am so ecstatic for Christmas and December. I just can’t wait for all the excitement this time of year brings. Today I am sharing an idea for a fun snack or even party favor that you can make and have your guests enjoy at your holiday parties this year. Winter means snow, which makes all of us, and especially the kids think of "Frozen." This "Frozen," inspired popcorn snack is perfect this winter. Frozen Inspired Popcorn I just love this snack because...

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Regular waffle cone bowls are way more fun when they are dipped in chocolate and peppermint chips! Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone Bowls are such a fun way to serve ice cream, pudding or any sweet treat!
Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone Bowls

Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone Bowls make serving ice cream, pudding or any sweet treat just a little more fun! Hi fab friends! Keri back from Shaken Together with an easy way to add some fun to your holiday entertaining! 'Tis the season for parties and get togethers, so your regular recipes and entertaining ideas are sure to get a work out. Instead of your stand by dessert, try serving ice cream sundaes (or any sweet treat) in these Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cone Bowls - your guests will love them! And since I am the queen of quick and easy recipes, you...

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Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe I could eat a gajillion of these!
Breakfast, Recipes

Semi-Homemade: Cranberry Orange Scones

Semi-Homemade: Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe: An easy and delicious way to whip up scones, instead of starting from scratch!  I love a good scone. They're pretty, tasty (usually), and look classy. Perfect for brunch, an office meeting, or a weekend treat with the family. With this semi-homemade recipe, you can whip these up in no time, and impress the heck out of everyone who knows ya! ;) Cranberry Orange Scones So you'll grab a box of cranberry orange bar mix at the store. (Krusteaz , Duncan Hines and Pillsbury all have this in a box.) Prepare the box mix as the batter, as recommended by the...

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An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!
Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes

Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

If I see mussels on a menu, you better BET you'll hear me order them... There's just something about that "fancy," little dish, that makes my heart go pitter-pat. But in my ignorance, I thought they were probably super hard to make at home. I.Was.Crazy. These are quite possibly one of the easiest things I could make, to really WOW my guests, hubby, or heck... myself. ;) Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style Full recipe below... ••• Don't forget to check out my other quick and easy recipes: Fantabulosity Recipes Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style Put together this fancy seafood dish in less than 30 minutes. Fresh mussels...

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Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like
Recipes, Side Dishes

Smoked Candied Bacon

Smoked Candied Bacon: A sweet and salty side dish made in a smoker that's incredibly easy, and will disappear before your eyes! Let me set the scene for you: Honey, where did the bacon go? You see, every Sunday, my husband and I have a cookfest. We experiment with new recipes, that may or may not even pair well with each other. Sometimes, we will make it a challenge and follow the rule that we have to use whatever we have in the house, and we CAN'T go to the grocery store. I'm always amazed at what we can come up with. But my...

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YUM!!! Southwestern Egg Rolls Recipe with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce.
Appetizers, Recipes

Southwestern Egg Rolls

I love to eat. I keep staring at these Southwestern Egg Rolls, and my stomach is literally about to eat itself. If you're here for the first time, come drool over all of the other delicious recipes I've shared: Fantabulosity Recipes Now on to this little heavenly recipe. Southwestern Egg Rolls & a Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce A little of what you'll need, and a step-by-step process of what it will look like. Full recipe below: Have you downloaded my FREE grocery shopping list yet? If not, head over and subscribe to the Fantabulosity Newsletter & you'll get it right in your inbox... along with a few of...

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Peanut Butter Owl Cookies https://fantabulosity.com
Desserts, DIY & Crafts, Recipes

The Cutest Peanut Butter Owl Cookies Ever

Owl Peanut Butter Cookies: An easy fall themed cookie that is great for kids to help with and they'll LOVE eating! Aren't these Peanut Butter Owl Cookies, a hoot! Pun, VERY intended of course... The Cutest Peanut Butter Owl Cookies Ever I wish soooo badly, that I would have made these for the Owl Baby Shower that I helped design a few years back. I was seeing "owls," for days after that shower, and have since then, developed a, "love," for the little guys. These sweet little cookies were created easily, but look like they came from a bakery. • There are no fancy...

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Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com
Appetizers, Halloween, Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Sweet & Salty: Pumpkin Seed Recipe

I had never had any interest in roasting pumpkin seeds, until my youngest came along and literally eats anything & everything "crunchy." Combine it with a fun activity to do with the kiddos? Golden. Pumpkin Seed Recipe I adore this recipe, because you can make it salty or sweet; depending on the mood you're in! If it were just for me?? I'd probably put a little chili powder on them, to give them a little "kick." But if kiddos are partaking in the snacking, boiling them in sugar instead of salt, and topping with cinnamon and/or brown sugar, may be more up their...

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