Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Creamy, delicious Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms make the perfect party appetizer!  Get the recipe for these savory little bites of heaven at LoveGrowsWild.com

Today I bring you the latest in my appetizer obsession… stuffed mushrooms! Ohhhh man, are these babies good. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but somewhere between childhood and adulthood, my feelings on mushrooms turned from “Ewww… get those weird, rubbery fungus things away from me!” to “OMG, I want mushrooms on EVERYTHING!” 

It’s funny how our tastebuds change over time, yeah?

Creamy, delicious Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms make the perfect party appetizer!  Get the recipe for these savory little bites of heaven at LoveGrowsWild.com

So now that I’m a grown-up and want to consume mushrooms in every way, shape, and form possible, I must say that this, my friends, is one of the best ways I’ve found. Here’s the scoop: [Read more…]

Biscuits and Gravy

This classic biscuits and gravy recipe is pure breakfast comfort food! A fool-proof homemade sausage gravy poured over fluffy, warm biscuits is the perfect way to start any morning. You’re going to love how simple it is!

This super simple Biscuits and Gravy recipe is pure breakfast comfort food! Get the recipe at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Smoked Mozzarella Dip

This hot, bubbling Smoked Mozzarella Dip is the ultimate party food! Four different cheeses all melted into one delicious appetizer that is perfect for dipping!

This hot, bubbling Smoked Mozzarella Dip is the ultimate party food! 4 different cheeses all melted into one delicious appetizer that is perfect for dipping! | LoveGrowsWild.com

I interrupt your New Year’s resolution to bring you a recipe that is TOTALLY worth cheating on your diet for… Smoked Mozzarella Dip! I know you’re probably busy eating your carrot sticks and drinking a protein shake right now, but let’s face it… all those calories you’ve been burning off on the treadmill lately have 100% earned you the right to enjoy the most ooey, gooey, cheesy, delicious appetizer known to man. Your personal trainer just called and said, “go for it!”

Just kidding, no one is calling me with your food allowances… I totally made that up. But what I CAN tell you is that this dip deserves to be made and shared, preferably during a football game (hello, Superbowl Party!), because it will knock your socks off with its melty, cheesy goodness. For those of you who have tried my 3 ingredient Chili Cheese Dip, this recipe almost ties it for 1st place in the Best Appetizer/Party Food Category! [Read more…]

Poppy Seed Dressing

A fresh, healthy Poppyseed Dressing that you can whip up in just seconds! This homemade version is way better than any store-bought dressing you can find! 

Tis the season for healthy eating, ya’ll! I don’t know about you, but after all the sugar cookies I indulged in over the holidays, it is time to get back in a good, healthy routine STAT. If you follow me over on Instagram (hey Insta buddies!), you might have seen this post where I finally admitted to the 10 pounds that somehow crept up on me this year. How did that happen?? Oh yeah… I write a food blog, love to eat, and loathe working out. That probably has something to do with it.

But I’m working on kicking those bad habits and adding in some good ones, and before you know it, I’ll be back to my fighting weight. I like to call that magical number “pre-baby” and “pre-blog”. So to kick off the new year with healthier eating, I bring you a homemade recipe for one of my favorite salad dressings… poppyseed!

Spoiler alert: Today is our very first giveaway of 2015!! Keep reading!

A fresh, healthy Poppyseed Dressing that you can whip up in just seconds! Way better than store-bought! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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Crab Dip

This Crab Dip is the perfect party appetizer! Cold, creamy, and loaded with crab meat!

I have appetizers on the brain, ya’ll. With all the holiday parties and New Year’s just around the corner, I think I could totally forgo eating real meals for awhile and just eat all my favorite appetizers all day long. Last week, I gave you the recipe for my favorite cheese ball in the whole wide world (psst! It’s loaded with bacon and cheddar cheese!), and this week I give you one of my favorite recipes from childhood… super easy, super pretty, super fancy Crab Dip.

This Crab Dip is the perfect party appetizer! Cold, creamy, and loaded with crab meat! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball

This Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball is always a party favorite!  Super creamy, loaded with bacon, and wrapped in pecans for a delicious and easy appetizer!

I don’t know about you, but I am getting SUPER excited for the holidays! Our first Christmas party is coming up this weekend, and I have yet to decide what food I’m bringing. Big fancy holiday meals are great, but let’s face it… what I really look forward to are all the appetizers! I could seriously make a meal out of shrimp cocktail, chips and dip, brown sugar bacon-wrapped weinies, and spinach artichoke dip. I’m kind of drooling a little just typing that…

I have a vast collection of appetizer recipes I love, but this one has always been at the top of my list: the Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball. It has just 6 ingredients (plus crackers for serving), can easily be made ahead (perfect for parties!), and is just simply delicious. Savory, creamy cheese spread, loaded with real bacon pieces, and wrapped up in a blanket of crunchy chopped pecans… this NEEDS to be part of your holiday! Or Super Bowl! Or birthday! Or New Year’s! … you get the picture. ;)

This Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball is always a party favorite!  Super creamy, loaded with bacon, and wrapped in pecans for a delicious and easy appetizer! | LoveGrowsWild.com

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Peppermint Mocha Coffee

This Peppermint Mocha Coffee is the perfect holiday beverage to start your day! You will love the deliciously sweet chocolate-peppermint flavor, and it is SO simple to make!

As I sit here typing this post, you better believe I have a mug full of this Peppermint Mocha Coffee sitting on my desk. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I am now slightly addicted to sweet, candy-cane-filled, oh-so-chocolatey drink. It’s WICKED good, you guys. So if I sound like I’m buzzing around on a caffeine high, it’s probably because… I am! And shortly after reading this post, I’m almost certain you will be too!



This Peppermint Mocha Coffee is the perfect holiday beverage to start your day! You will love the deliciously sweet chocolate-peppermint flavor, and it is SO simple to make! | LoveGrowsWild.com

Let’s talk coffee! I cannot live without my morning cup of steaming hot goodness. I stumble down the stairs each morning, quickly pour some coffee grounds into the magic machine, and after adding a liberal amount of hazelnut creamer and sugar (I actually prefer stevia), I take the glorious first sip. Ahh…

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