labor day recipe round-up

Labor Day is this Monday, so I’ve scoured the internet for some tasty recipes for your Labor Day BBQ!

Start of with this delightful grilled pineapple salsa from My Name is Yeh 


or some watermelon peach caprese salad from Joy the Baker


this easy homemade snack mix from Playing with Flour 

holiday snack mix (5)

or a bacon-jalapeno cheese ball from Homesick Texan


And continue on to some mini no-knead pizzas from I Am A Food Blog 


or healthy ginger lime turkey sliders w peanut slaw from Loves Food, Loves to Eat

turkey slider

or these super savory burrata-stuffed burgers with bacon from Foodness Gracious

burrata-burger-0611-590x393 or take it easy with these slow cooker carnitas tacos with quick pickled onions from Yours Truly which can be made ahead of time and re-heated for your party

taco 2

since it is a holiday, I think this american flag pie from A Periodic Table is definitely needed


or maybe this no churn mint ice cream from The Vanilla Bean Blog 


or who could resist these cookie pie bars from The Little Kitchen


with some refreshing lavendar lemonade from east of eden


and some sweet raspberry mojitos from Crumb: A Food Blog

raspberry mojito

or take it easy with these pitcher-style margaritas for a crowd from Pinch of Yum



Happy Labor Day!

cinco de mayo recipe round-up

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. If you’re like me, you look forward to just about any excuse to eat some delicious Mexican food.

I thought I’d supply you with some ideas to freshen up your Cinco de Mayo fiesta below!

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Corn & cotija cheese dip from Minimalist Baker.

corn dip

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thursday things – an easter recipe round up

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Easter is almost upon us. If you’re not sure how much food you’ll need, has created a super handy Easter Brunch menu calculator! Whether you’re making brunch, lunch, dinner, or brinner (that’s a thing, right?) this calculator has your back!

If, on the other hand, you’re still not sure what you want to make, that’s a whole different sort of pickle to be in. I’m a ham girl myself, which works equally well in breakfast, lunch, and dinner applications. But I always seem to get hung up on the accouterments, don’t you? Well fear not, because I’ve got some ideas for you.    Continue reading

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When I logged in this morning I noticed an unusual amount of traffic from Reddit. When I followed the trail to the source I discovered this picture… featuring a League of Legends character running across my biscotti. And it made my mother-freaking day. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting into LoL lately and it might have just given me the push I need to start…

Other things that made my day this week include this tiny human who for some god-forsaken reason decided to turn Oreos into mascara… WHY ON EARTH you would waste PERFECTLY GOOD Oreos to make cosmetics is beyond me… Unless you wanted an excuse to to eat your eyelashes….

After the cronut and the cragel our slutty friend, the croissant, is at it again by now breeding with a cookie to create the “crookie”… WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END!?


Cheetos has created a sweet cinnamon snack, aptly named “Sweetos” which I can only assume is essentially a bag of cinna-twists (in untwisted form). I’m so down.

Although I’ve mentioned it with basil before, we finally have a definitive list of foods that will magically regrow themselves.

Scientists have found a way to let our astronauts enjoy espresso in space. Next up, maybe we will cure world hunger… but at least we found a way to fix space caffeine-withdrawal in the mean time.

The Super Bowl is taking place in my general vicinity this year, but I would be much more excited to score tickets to the Puppy Bowl. And by “score tickets” I really mean just roll around in the pile of Puppy Bowl pups.

And I could give you a super bowl round up but first I want to let you see this video of Will Ferrell blasting this cheerleader in the face with a basketball. I could watch this freaking loop ALL. DAY. LONG.

Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

Pretzel Bites from Yours Truly (cut the ropes into 2-inch pieces for bites)

soft pretzel main

Hot & Cheesy Crab Dip from Foodness Gracious


Sugar & Spice Cocktail Nuts from Some Kitchen Stories


Make some chili to eat as-is or to put on hot dogs, or even some chili-cheese tots!


Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip from FoodieCrush

Spinach-Ricotta Turnovers from A Periodic Table



Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread from right here


Popcorn Party Mix from Smitten Kitchen


thursday things – my favorite wee eats recipes from 2014


HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I can’t believe it’s already 2015 ~ 2014 was quite a year, so 2015 has a lot to live up to.

We already discussed YOUR favorite recipes of 2014 – now I want to share MY favorite recipes from 2014… in no particular order. Not because I didn’t try to rank them, I did. I just could not for the life of me figure out which order to put them in because I loved them all SO MUCH.

If you didn’t get around to making any of these in 2014, I definitely recommend putting them on your to-do list for this year!

The savories…

This red lentil daal – it’s so warm and hearty and perfect for cold winter nights.

red lentil daal | wee eats

My pain au Thanksgiving – which could really be stuffed with anything – but were SO GOOD that we basically ended up consuming an entire batch of croissants in less than week…

pain au thanksgiving | wee eats

These grain-free stuffed peppers from when I was on my whole 30 kick – I’ve been making them consistently ever since!

stuffed pepper

This over the top lasagna grilled cheese – because if you haven’t eaten your pasta inside of bread, then you haven’t truly lived.

lasagna grilled cheese| wee eats

If just looking at that grilled cheese is making your arteries clog, try this Creamless Creamy Cauliflower Soup – it is to DIE for.

cauliflower soup | wee eats


 The sweets….

Pumpkin Cookies & Cream Ice Cream – which was an extremely difficult choice. Runners up included the salted caramel pumpkin roll and pumpkin pie bread pudding, but I didn’t want to pumpkin-out the list…

pumpkin ice cream | wee eats

The almond-stuffed galette de rois which, trust me, tastes WAAAAY better than it looks.

king cake | wee eats

These deligtfully adorable mini tagalong cheesecakes – runner up:  DIY Peanut Butter Eggs

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The Baked Bakery’s Sweet & Salty Cake that I made for my birthday

sweet and salty cake | wee eats

The even-better-than-girlscout-cookies samoa cookie bars

samoa cookie bars | wee eats