The BEST Bruschetta Recipe, EVER. It's a quick & easy appetizer that's PERFECT for a party!
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Appetizers, Recipes

Easy Bruschetta Recipe – The BEST + So Addicting

Easy Bruschetta Recipe - The BEST + So Addicting: Whether you're serving this on a slice of bread, or on top of chicken, you'll find this one of the best bruschetta recipes there is! I have a "go-to" appetizer when I'm having guests over, and you're lookin' at it. Easy Bruschetta Recipe Bruschetta is one of the quickest & easiest appetizers to throw together, when we are having people over, and if you're having people over, don't forget to download my free party planning checklist, to make sure you don't forget the most important things! Whether a small dinner party, or a large...

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Basketball Party Ideas https://fantabulosity.com
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Parties

Basketball Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #HoopsWithCrunch #CollectiveBias Whether you're hosting a basketball "viewing," party in your home, or you're wanting to host a basketball birthday party, you can easily throw in a few fun basketball party themed goodies, and celebrate in style.  I've styled a few basketball party ideas in this "Basketball Watch Party," that may help you along your party planning journey! Basketball Party Ideas Have a favorite team?  Use their team colors to design your own party, incorporate matching party printables, themed colored fabric (for a table runner), and...

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Summer Side Salad fantabulosity.com
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Summer Side Salad

Summer Side Salad: An incredibly easy side salad to serve any day of the week, and versatile enough to switch it up, for ingredients that you may need to substitute!  Oh mylanta.  It all started when I made a trip to Costco, and overfilled the fridge.  Dinner time rolled around, and I opened the door and there was an avalanche of food that started to fall out.  It was time.  It was WAY over time, to clean the fridge out.  Those trips to Costco (with the oversized and bulk purchases) tend to use every bit of space that we have. Summer Side...

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Chopped Caprese Salad Recipe fantabulosity.com
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Salad: Healthy Side Dish Recipe

Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Salad: Healthy Side Dish Recipe - This is one of my FAVORITE side dishes to make on a weeknight.  It's quick, easy and DELICIOUS.  Whew!!! I've wanted to share this Chopped Caprese Salad with you, for about 2 years now, but it seems like I always make it... we eat it, and I forget to take photos.  But today, I planned ahead and snapped some shots.  (and a video!) Tomato Mozzarella Avocado Salad: Healthy Side Dish Recipe I've always kept the ingredients handy to make this quick side dish, on any night of the week. It's by FAR, my...

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Sweet and Salty Chicken Recipe fantabulosity.com
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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 is one of our new FAVORITE meals. It's so versatile. I have looked for any excuse...

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Football Party Ideas fantabulosity.com
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Parties

Score! Easy DIY Football Party Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, pinky promise! #ScoreMoreFans #CollectiveBias Growing up, football was on our tv every Sunday afternoon, and Monday night, during the season.  Oh the days of the turn dial tv channel changer, when my dad would ask us if we'd be his human remote, and literally stand at the tv and flip the channels, back and forth between each game going on. :) These days, in my own home, I get more excited about decorating a party for everyone coming over for the big game, rather than sitting...

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Easy Homemade Chips and Salsa
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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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OMG!!! Creamy Reuben Sandwich Dip. This is the perfect appetizer for super bowl, or any party. https://fantabulosity.com
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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
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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
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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.  Main dish?  You bet... they have chicken in them, and that classifies as a main dish in my house. Easy Appetizer: Chicken Bacon Ranch...

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Mint Chocolate Brownies
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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... Of course these little...

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Christmas, Holiday, Recipes

20 Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

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.  I can't frost and decorate a cookie to save my life... I'll leave that up to the professionals.  So the recipes below are for people like me.  Good... easy... Christmas...

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How fun would this be to create for even a small gathering at home!? Simple Tips for Creating a Holiday Dessert Bar
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Christmas, DIY & Crafts, Holiday, Parties, Review

Tips for Creating a Holiday Dessert Bar

This Holiday Dessert Bar post, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and NESTLE®. All opinions and ideas are mine alone, pinky promise! #NestleHoliday #CollectiveBias Creating a dessert bar doesn't have to be complicated... Really! We invited our closest friends over for dinner, and since we hadn't seen them in what felt like AGES, I wanted to do a little something special to make it up to them, and surprise them with a dessert bar. Yes, I know what you're thinking: Jessica, you're crazy.  Who has time to do something like that during the holiday season? But I'm so ecstatic to tell you that you TOO can...

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

Effortless Cheesecake Bites

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 three ingredients... • Baked Mini Fillo Shells {Usually in the freezer section} • Ready to eat Cheesecake Filling • Topping {fruit, a drizzle of caramel/chocolate sauce, candy, cookie, etc.} I...

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Get in my belly! Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding Recipe

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding 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 Chocolate Chip Banana Bread...

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Cranberry Orange Scones Recipe I could eat a gajillion of these!
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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!
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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 2-3 lbs Mussels2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar1/2 cup White Wine1/2 Lemon (Sliced)2 Mandarine Oranges...

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Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like
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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.  Some times, 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...

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Peanut Butter Owl Cookies https://fantabulosity.com
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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...

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Cookie Cups with homemade whipped cream! Such an easy dessert! https://fantabulosity.com
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Desserts, Recipes

Cookie Cups With Homemade Whipped Cream

My favorite Christmas Cookies are the ones that look super fancy but don't take a million steps and extra ingredients and equipment to make. That's why these cookie cups with homemade whipped cream are absolutely perfect. You can take them to share with friends at a holiday party or to share with co-workers. Let everyone think you are a genius in the kitchen - I won't tell them how easy these are to make. It will be our secret! Cookie Cups With Homemade Whipped Cream - Makes 4 dozen cookie cups Kitchen Equipment: Mini muffin pan Potato peeler Mixing bowls Measuring cups Measuring spoons Hand or stand mixer Nonstick...

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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The Adult Grilled Cheese https://fantabulosity.com
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Remember the other day when I made chili at the drop of a hat, because I had family coming over that evening? Well... I gotta say... I got a little wild hair, and whipped up something in the kitchen, to serve along side the chili.  Yeah, a peanut butter sandwich usually accompanies the chili in our house, but with family coming, I wanted to mix it up a bit. This was so stinkin' easy to make, and I quote: Jessica, this is really good... yum, is that mozzarella? .... from my husband, who gives it to me straight. Caprese Grilled Cheese I cut out a ton...

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