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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Buffalo Blue Cheese Bacon Dip- Easy dip recipe for a party, or to serve alongside french fries, chips, or a steak!
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Appetizers, Recipes

Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

Easy Dip Recipe for a Party: Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip - A quick and easy, no bake, cold or warm dip that's EXCELLENT for a party, to serve alongside chips, french fries, or a steak!  Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip When making the Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges the other day, we got the hankering (yes, we say that in the midwest) for a tasty little dip to go with it.  But as you know, if it's coming from my kitchen, it better be easy, and slightly homemade. So when our minds got to brainstorming about a dip with a kick,...

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Mmmm! These were good and easy. My husband loved them. Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges recipe
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges Recipe

Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges Recipe: An easy potato side dish recipe, that's quick for a weeknight meal, bbq, or special steak dinner. Baked Fiesta Ranch Potato Wedges Recipe Side dishes have always been a hard thing for me to come up with, for a meal.  I have no idea why, but it's like I use all of my energy coming up with, planning, and executing the main dish... that the side dish is the poor afterthought that usually gets the short end of the stick. This could possibly be why I tend to lean toward my favorite salad recipe (The Best...

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Main Dishes, Recipes, Review

Ribs on the Grill: Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Ribs on the Grill: Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs Recipe An easy grilled rib recipe, topped with a sauce that will flirt with your tastebuds! Ribs on the Grill: Chipotle Apple Butter Ribs Recipe When the temperature outside even grazes over the 60's, we start the Spring grilling! (You know me, if it' means less clean-up in the kitchen, then I'm totally game.  Grilling tends to keep the mess and heat outside, so it's a definite favorite cooking technique in our house!) Like Quick and...

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Desserts, Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies Recipe: A combination of 2 desserts that will make your tastebuds skyrocket, that's great for Spring or Summer! Well friends, it's Spring and baking is still in full-force around here.  I don't retire baking after the holiday season... it's just not in my DNA. Yeah, I know that the "oven heats up the house," and the idea of warm-comfort foods are typically saved for the Winter months.  But when desserts can be made in a matter of minutes and have a light and airy "bite,"... it's absolutely acceptable. Right!? Strawberry Shortcake Gooey Butter Cookies Um... yes. You...

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This is brilliant! An easy way to serve biscuits and gravy as a finger food for a party! Breakfast and Brunch Finger Food Recipe - Sausage Biscuit Dippers
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Breakfast, Recipes

Breakfast Finger Food: Biscuits + Gravy Dippers

Breakfast Finger Food: Sausage Biscuits and Gravy Dippers - A quick and easy breakfast or brunch finger food recipe making biscuits and gravy a party food, finally! Breakfast Finger Food: Biscuits and Gravy Dippers Three ingredients you all.  THREE! That's all it takes to make biscuits and gravy a finger food!  That is... if you even choose to have the gravy portion of this recipe.  It can be a "two," ingredient breakfast finger food if you'd rather have it without the gravy.  Full recipe towards the bottom of this post... Quick Gravy: Now, if you're more of a "homemade," type, rather than a "slightly...

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How to Cook Steak in the oven! RecipeThis was so easy and incredible, with the browned butter! Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Fried and in the Oven Photo
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Main Dishes, Recipes

Easy Steak Recipe: Pan Seared & In the Oven

Easy Steak Recipe - Pan Seared & In the Oven: Cooking with browned butter in a cast iron skillet, and coating in cracked peppercorn and kosher salt makes one of the best steak recipes EVER! Growing up on a cattle farm, it may be a little odd that I don't eat a TON of steak. (Perhaps I take a little after my cattle-farmin' grandpa, who RARELY ate any beef. (I guess he was around it all day, so he didn't want to look at it when he got inside the house.) But for me, it has NOTHING to do with the...

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Easy Loaded Potato Soup Recipe Photo
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Main Dishes, Recipes

Easy Loaded Ranch Potato Soup Recipe

Easy Loaded Ranch Potato Soup Recipe: An easy recipe to make on a cozy Winter or Fall night, or a delicious soup to make for a crowd of family and friends. Easy Loaded Ranch Potato Soup Recipe So... the grocery store had a sale on russet potatoes.  With my bargain shopping and money saving strategies I've been implementing lately, I totally took advantage of this deal.  "Buy one 5 lb bag of potatoes for $2.99, get one free."  Say What!? Do you know how many meals/side dishes I can make with 2-5 lb bags of potatoes? I got the potatoes home and...

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O-M-G!! This sounds crazy-good! Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Salted Caramel Cake
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Desserts, Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake: An easy cake recipe to conquer your dessert sweet-tooth craving, that looks like it takes HOURS to make! Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Toffee Cake It all started with a craving. I kid you not.  I looked at my friend Kate and said, "I want need, chocolate, and a little peanut butter wouldn't hurt either." So we headed to the pantry, and the words "cake," "toffee," "salted caramel," and cream cheese quickly followed.  The experiment was on, and a cake was in the works in the kitchen. (Kate is my good buddy who loves food as...

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21 Day Fix Dinner Recipe: Quick & Easy Soft Chicken Tacos
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Main Dishes, Recipes

21 Day Fix Dinner Recipe: Quick & Easy Soft Chicken Tacos

21 Day Fix Dinner Recipe: Quick & Easy Soft Chicken Tacos... that aim to please for those doing Beach Body, and looking for something tasty and fast! 21 Day Fix Dinner Recipe: Quick & Easy Soft Chicken Tacos My friend Amy is a Beach Body Coach, and I've been seeing the most delicious looking recipes that she's been sharing on her Facebook page lately.  Then, while browsing on Pinterest the other day for a dinner recipe, I started seeing "21 Day Fix," EVERYWHERE! (And the food actually looked delish!) So I reached out to Amy and asked if she had a 21...

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OMG YUUM!!! Ham, Pineapple, Egg and pepperjack cheese, on a Hawaiian bun!
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Breakfast, Main Dishes, Recipes, Review

Hawaiian Breakfast Sandwich

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondtheSandwich #CollectiveBias The Hawaiian Breakfast Sandwich: A sandwich that will BLOW your mind, with the combination of ingredients that you'd never imagine working well together.  I'm about ready to rock your world with a sandwich that not only "wowed," my family, but was so incredibly easy to make.  It has turned out to be one of our favorites to make when we are pressed for time, but still want to make an easier homemade meal. The Hawaiian Breakfast Sandwich With only a few ingredients, this sandwich can...

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These were SO juicy and easy! Love what she uses. The BEST Cheeseburger recipe!
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Main Dishes, Recipes

The BEST Cheeseburger Recipe + Video Tutorial

The BEST Cheeseburger Recipe + Video Tutorial: This recipe makes the hamburgers so juicy and they're quick and easy! Just a couple of steps to make them so good! Straight out of my husband's mouth Jessica, this is such a GOOD burger.  So good." My husband doesn't just tell me what I want to hear when it comes to my cooking and/or recipes.  So when he goes on and on about how good something is, you better believe I'm going to call it the BEST. Best Cheeseburger Recipe Right along with Fantabulosity recipe tradition, we're gonna keep things easy.  I'm not gourmet chef, and...

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Easy Potato Appetizer for Parties
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Appetizers, Recipes, Review

Easy Potato Trifle Appetizer for Parties

Easy Potato Trifle Appetizer for Parties: A quick and fun appetizer idea for a party, that can be easily created and made to look incredibly classy! Easy Potato Appetizer for Parties No matter the party theme, I'm a sucker for making small/bite-size appetizers for our guests.  They seem to be easier for the guests to grab and go, and less fuss over making a plate. If you're planning a game day party, these easy potato trifle appetizers need to be on your menu! Especially if your crowd will...

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How to Cook Deer Meat: Fried Steak, Tenderloin & Backstrap
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Main Dishes, Recipes

How to Cook Deer Meat: Fried Deer Meat Recipe

How to Cook Deer Meat: Fried Steak, Tenderloin & Backstrap Recipe... a midwest favorite to make in our "neck of the woods," down home.  How to Cook Deer Meat: Fried Steak, Tenderloin & Backstrap I kid you not, when I say that if I was told I could have one last meal, it would be fried deer meat. Yes, I can throw a chic party, and put on an a-line skirt with heels, but you can NOT take some of the "country" outta this girl. I'll admit, each year when deer season comes around I get extremely excited in hopes that some of...

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The Best Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - Quick and Easy
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Main Dishes, Recipes

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe – Quick and Easy

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - Quick and Easy: "This is the BEST Chicken Noodle soup I've ever had," said her husband. Plus a weeknight meal that's healthy and delicious! So you may have noticed a trend by now around here.  I have about 5 recipes in the Fantabulosity archives, that start with "The Best." (The BEST Guacamole Recipe, the BEST Side Salad Recipe, the BEST Beef Tenderloin Recipe, The BEST Punch Recipe)  But I want you to know that I do NOT take this term lightly, and only apply it to those that I (we) truly think are...

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How to Make a Cheese Plate Appetizer: Ideas, presentation and display can be easy with a little trial and error! fantabulosity.com
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Appetizers, Recipes, Review

How to Make a Cheese Board

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BoursinCheese #CollectiveBias How to Make a Cheese Board: Ideas, presentation and display.  It's all about trial and error, moving and adjusting, to make this easy appetizer something to be proud of. On party day, or if hosting in our home for a holiday, my menu is ALWAYS something that can be quickly created, so I can allot for time to decorate, and prepare for the guests.  I'm not the type that likes to stand in front of the oven all day.  So I always keep...

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WHOA! This sounds amazing! Sweet Potato Casserole Bread Pudding Recipe
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Casserole Bread Pudding Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Bread Pudding Recipe: An easy side dish recipe for the holidays or any time of the year. Sweet potato casserole and bread pudding in one! Say what!? During a conversation with my friend the other day about Thanksgiving side dishes, she mentioned that Sweet Potato Casserole is her favorite.  When I replied that I had never had that before, she kind of looked at me like (as we say here in Missouri) "a deer in headlights." So I kid you not, she told me that we HAD to make it so I could try it.  But as I told...

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The PUMPKIN White Chocolate Smores are INCREDIBLE!
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Desserts, Recipes

Pumpkin White Chocolate Smores

Pumpkin White Chocolate Smores: A twist on the original smore, that SCREAMS Fall, and can be made outdoors over a campfire or indoors in a microwave! There's something about the flavor of pumpkin that kicks of the Fall season for me.  (I have a feeling it does most of you too, because my Facebook feed is FLOODED with the term "pumpkin," for a solid two-three months. Right!? I'm a sucker for taking the original creation of something, and adding an easy touch of flair, to kick it up a notch.  So when my gal pals and I were sitting around the table...

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The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water! So easy, and the best ever!
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Drinks, Recipes

The BEST Punch Recipe

The BEST Punch Recipe for Any Party: Made with Sprite (or lemon-lime soda), pineapple juice, kool-aid, sugar, and water!  So easy, and one of the best punch recipes there is! Hey you! I'm so glad that you're here.  If this is your first time here, you're going to find tons of Slightly Homemade" recipes, home decor, and so much more around here!  Start HERE! It's quite fun to be sharing the BEST punch recipe with you all today.  Perhaps it's because it's one of the most delicious childhood memories that I had as a little girl, or because it literally is...

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Peppermint Mocha Crunch Cake Recipe, fantabulosity.com
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Peppermint Mocha Crunch Cake

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelightfulMoments #CollectiveBias Peppermint Mocha Crunch Cake: Chocolate cake, LOADED with delectable frosting and crunchy peppermint candies, that's perfect for beginners in the kitchen. It's time to finally admit, my heart has been set on dreaming of a white Christmas, for some time now.  It seems as if stores are starting earlier, the songs on my radio stations are sneaking it in, and my Pinterest feed is slowly overflowing with holiday cheer! So it doesn't help that when I get together with my coffee-loving girlfriends, we start chatting about all...

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