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Swedish Meatballs

These Swedish meatballs are soft, tender, and deliciously seasoned with a hint of allspice smothered in a rich and decadent beef gravy!

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Swedish meatballs were something Mom seemed to ALWAYS make when she didn’t know what else to make for dinner in the winter. They were inexpensive, you could feed a huge family fairly inexpensive and they were so filling that you didn’t have to worry about starving later that night. Now full disclosure, I didn’t like Moms. Now don’t get me wrong as I have her recipe and absolutely love them now but when I was little, my tastes were very, VERY immature. If I could have lived on mashed potatoes, corn, butter bread and dippy eggs I would have. I was a ridiculously picky eater. If I even saw the teensiest trace of an onion I was convinced the dish was poisoned and if I ate it horrible things would happen to my body.

Swedish Meatballs

However, one thing my parents didn’t do was cater to us. If we didn’t like what we were served, we either ate it or we went to bed hungry. And you can be certain there was no dessert involved if you didn’t eat your dinner. And let me tell you what folks, you would have eaten a whole raw onion for a slice of my Mom’s blackout cake! HEAVEN! But Mom’s Swedish meatballs recipe I covet and yes I put onions in it like she did. I’ve actually grown to appreciate and dare I say, love them, in foods. Now I won’t go so far to say I’ll eat a raw one but if they are cooked I’m your girl!

Truly a classic, comfort food!

O’ Christmas Avocado Cheese Spread Tree

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Get festive this holiday season with this Christmas tree shaped, avocado covered, herbed cheese platter!  A sprinkling of toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds finish this tree off deliciously!

Oh TKW Family have I got one AMAZING recipe for you today!  Forget about everything you knew about ‘cheese balls’ and holiday parties as this one is a true game changer!  Anyone can make a cheese dip and shape it the shape of a ball BUT only a few, the dedicated can (and will) go that extra step and make it into a festive Christmas tree! But why stop there? If you’re going to shape it, you need to decorate it, right?!  I mean set your dish apart from everyone else!  You have 2 things going for you with this recipe – presentation and FLAVOR!!

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O' Christmas Avocado Cheese Spread Tree

Now I’m sure at least once, in your life, you’ve been to a holiday party or family get together where there’s a cheese ball on the table. It’s either homemade or store bought and pretty much surrounded by crackers. Most are hard in texture so when you go to get some out of the ball you have to stab at it with a knife and then when you try to put it on a cracker, you end up shattering the cracker in a bajillion pieces because the cheese simply doesn’t spread.

That’s not the case here! It’s luscious, thick, creamy, spreadable and one of the best cheese spread ball dips I’ve ever made!
Fa la la la… tis the season!

Tony’s Pizza with Touchdown Nachos

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Be the MVP of Friday Night high school football with these Loaded Touchdown Nachos and a few Tony’s Pizzas!  Cheer on your hometown team to victory and serve them up some deliciousness to celebrate their win!

From the time I was 3 I can remember spending every Friday night either at my high school football stadium or at the away game. Having 4 older brothers that all were deeply-seeded in football we lived and breathed high school football. I can remember being an honorary member of the team wearing the smallest jersey they had (which was the length of a nightgown on me) and a scuffed up helmet that wobbled on my head. I would stand on the bleachers sipping my hot cocoa, cheering on my South Park Eagles as loud as I could and doing all of the cheer moves the cheerleaders were doing. I LOVE High School football! It’s what I was raised on. When I got old enough I joined the band for two reasons – because I loved to play the sax and because I got to be at the games.

Touchdown Nachos
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Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers

When you’re craving potato chips but all you have is a bag of potatoes these Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers will surely satisfy!  Crispy, salty, seasoned potato slices with a tender center that are truly addictive!

Crispy Skinny Seasoned Potatoes Dippers

So what’s your favorite vegetable? Like if you had to choose one and only one, what would it be?  I mean we’re talking stranded on an island and the ONLY vegetable you were allowed to bring with you type of favorite veggie. For me it’s the potato. It’s so versatile that you can make pretty much anything out of it. From the standard side dishes to even desserts. There’s pasta (hello potato gnocchi!) and sweet potato bread.

Growing up I ate 3 vegetables…and ONLY 3: corn, canned peas and potatoes. It’s funny to think about just how ridiculously picky of an eater I was a child yet I was so chubby. But now my love of veggies is limitless for the most part however when all else fails and I can’t think of what I want to eat, I’ll reach for a potato and go from there.
How do you like your potatoes?

Homemade French Onion Dip

There is nothing better with crispy, salty potato chips than cold and creamy French Onion Dip!  Skip the soup mix and make your own delicious dip!  One dip of the chip and you’ll fall in love!

Potato chips and French Onion dip at times have been my Friday night date. I should be embarrassed to admit that but I’m not. I’m sorry but I love those salty, crispy chips and that creamy oniony dip. Sure my thighs love it even more but some things well, are worth it. Now, this doesn’t mean it’s a frequent thing in my house. God no! If that were the case I wouldn’t fit in the house. Everything in moderation. But I’ll be honest, when it comes to this dip, I have to use all of my willpower.

Now I love certain pre-made French onion dip but I honestly prefer homemade more. It’s creamier. I don’t want to dip into it and have the dip just glob on the chip. No, I want it to dunk into something creamy, rich and oniony.

Growing up Mom would make her own French Onion dip. Her first recipe was sour cream, mayo, fresh chopped onions and some spices. I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATED it. I mean who puts fresh raw onions in dip? GAG. Sorry Mama, I love you and everything but that was nasty. Well, then the whole dried French onion soup packets came out. Mom I swear had cases of that stuff. It went in EVERYTHING.

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