Over 50 of the BEST Valentine’s Day Recipes from appetizers, and sides to entrees and desserts all in ONE place! You are guaranteed to find a the most delicious recipes to make your Valentine’s the best ever!
Easy Pan Seared Steak with a deeply caramelized seared crust and the most amazing Balsamic Herb Cream Sauce – perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’ve included step by step instructions, tips and tricks to achieve melt in your mouth, restaurant quality pan seared steak right in your own home even if you have never made steak before!
Incredibly EASY, thick, soft and chewy, buttery Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars taste just like the cookie but so much easier and less time consuming! The cinnamon and sugar crackle top is to live for!
Soft, buttery Pretzel Monkey Bread with the most addicting Honey Mustard Dip! Think perfect pretzel bites doused in extra butter baked together for layers of salted golden goodness. Think can’t stop. won’t stop. eating. deliciousness.
Crispy Jalapeno Popper Beef Taquitos bursting with irresistible creamy, cheesy spicy (customizable) beef filling all cocooned in crispy tortillas! These taquitos are one of my favorite recipes to come out of my kitchen and will be the touchdown game day (or any day!) appetizer at all your gatherings and parties!
Make ahead crunchy, salty, savory Italian Parmesan Party Mix bursting with Italian flavor in each cashew, pretzel, chex bite! This will become your new, easy go-to party snack that everyone will beg you to make!
Tender juicy, sweet and spicy Slow Cooker Korean Meatballs simmered in the most tantalizing rich sweet heat sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect stress-free, make-ahead appetizer for New Year’s Eve or Game Day or these meatballs make a delicious, easy meal with rice and veggies!
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge with NO stove or candy thermometer! This unbelievably easy dreamy fudge tastes like mini snickers bites and is so good I made them for Thanksgiving and they were gone in minutes with everyone begging for the recipe!
Merry Christmas! I hope your day is filled with lots and lots of love and light. To celebrate the birth of our Savior, I wanted to repost about my most meaningful Christmas (below). To me, this is what the light and hope of Christmas is all about. I was reminded of this just this past week when I went to my doctors appointment. My lung function was down again. I shed a lot of tears. It is easy to live in denial that I am slowly dying when I feel so alive and keep so busy. But in truth, I am blessed to be alive every single day. But because of Jesus Christ, I need not fear anything, even death. Because of Christ, – his birth, his sacrifice, his resurrection – we can all live together forever with our families.
“For unto us a achild is born, unto us a son is given; and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The cMighty God, The dEverlasting Father, The Prince of ePeace.” Isaiah 9:6
He conquered death, and in doing so He also conquered fear, giving us the gift of peace. May we always honor his sacred gift today and throughout the year by treating his children – all he has given his life for – with more patience, more compassion, more generosity and more selflessness.
BAKED OR GRILLED Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is one of my absolute favorite recipes with the most addicting Peanut Sauce ever! I’ve included instructions for baking or indoor/outdoor grilling so you can make this recipe year round – because you will want to make this recipe year round. I am specifically posting it RIGHT NOW, because it makes a showstopping Christmas or New Year’s holiday appetizer!
Luxuriously rich and creamy Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust is your favorite holiday beverage in cheesecake form! The crust tastes like a giant gingersnap cookie and the silky Eggnog Cream Topping and sweetly tart Cranberry Topping elevate this cheesecake to the hit of Christmas! I’ve also included very detailed instructions so if you have never made a cheesecake before, now is your chance!!
This Baked Ham with Apple Cider Maple Glaze is dripping with flavor, wonderfully moist and beautifully caramelized with the BEST glaze! It only takes minutes of hands on prep and feeds a crowd making it the perfect impressive, hassle free main dish for Christmas and Easter!
Mega soft and chewy Customizable Nutella Cookies are my absolute favorite chocolate cookie with a whole cup of Nutella mixed right into the batter! Mix in anything you want from chocolate chips to Reese’s pieces to Andes mints for the perfect Christmas cookie!
Crunchy, crispy flavorful BAKED COCONUT CASHEW CHICKEN BITES with sweet and tangy Pineapple Dip make an appetizer (or meal) everyone will rave about! The harmony of sweet and spice, crunchy outside, tender inside and tons of texture are so crazy delicious you won’t be able to stop eating them!
This Brie Spinach Dip will be one of the best spinach dips you’ve ever made and/or tasted! Its rich, creamy cheesy, packed with flavor and the brie fancies it up for every party! Your friends/family will sing your praises for this indulgent appetizer!
Mega soft and chewy Gingerbread Whoopie Pies stuffed with luscious cream cheese frosting will be your new favorite way to devour gingerbread! And bonus, you get two cookies in one!
Ultra rich and creamy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (without any “cream of” anything!) made extra easy in the crockpot for crazy tender meat, and the most amazingly flavorful cream sauce with hardly any effort! This make ahead beef stroganoff is great for busy weeknights or I love serving it for special occasions or holidays (like Christmas) because it is so easy, make ahead and stress free but tastes completely gourmet!
EASY Nutella Stuffed Snickerdoodle Muffins AKA muffins dunked in butter and generously coated in cinnamon-sugar for a baked muffin that tastes like a fried donut AND each with a Nutella surprise filling! These muffins are super quick to whip up and make the best special occasion breakfasts or dessert (like Christmas!)
One pan, 30 minute (or more like 20 Minute!) Asian Pomegranate Coconut Chicken Skillet is one of my favorite sweet, savory tangy, sauces ever! You will fall in love with the flavors and ease of this dish! AND because I love you, I’ve teamed up with some awesome bloggers to offer a chance to win $500 Paypal Cash or Amazon Gift Card! Enter in post !
This Easy Cheesy Sausage Pesto Ring is SO ADDICTING! Patrick and I couldn’t stop eating it and then I was craving it for daaaaaaays. If you make one holiday or game day appetizer this season, this should be it! This Sausage Pesto Ring looks super impressive but you won’t believe how easy it is!