A collection of summer-inspired recipes with a hint of autumn eats to celebrate Labor day and say farewell to summer deliciously. Getting in those last bits of summertime bites while welcoming all of those warm autumn comfort foods.
Elote – Mexican Street Corn Dip
This Elote (Mexican Street Corn) is the best dip ever. Grilled corn combined with a luscious creamy spicy mixture, spices, fresh cilantro, and Cotija cheese!
The BEST Homemade French Onion Dip
This Homemade French Onion Chip dip is THE BEST dip you’ll ever have! Make up a big batch of this, grab some chips/pretzels, and head on over to the party! You’ll be a huge hit!
Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Garlic Butter Tart
Crispy, flaky phyllo pastry crust brushed with garlic butter & sprinkles of cheesy bread crumbs, topped with the summer’s freshest heirloom tomatoes and basil.
Spicy Three Meat Banana Pepper Meatballs
These meatballs are seriously insane! Super juicy, super tender, and loaded with all kinds of deliciousness thanks to 3 types of meat and banana peppers!
Actually taking time off
So I’m one of those people that bosses love (and well, don’t love). I never take time off. <I’m referring to my Engineering job> And when I do take off from there, I’m working on TKW.
I had someone once say, “running your own business means you can work when you want to”. Now, this is true but if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. But even more than that, if I don’t work, you don’t get my Chef-created recipes.
Apparently, yours truly has a boatload of vacation that I have to use up by the end of the year or I lose it. Looks like I’m taking off until late next week.
Cheesy Stuffed Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Bombs
Warm pizza dough stuffed with cheesy-filled kielbasa, mustard sauce, and sauteed sauerkraut. Easy, scrumptious, perfect for parties & absolutely irresistible!
Charred Corn Black Bean & Shrimp Salsa
This chunky salsa takes full advantage of summer-fresh vegetables, herbs, seasoned shrimp, and a honey lime drizzle in the most delicious and addictive way!
White Chocolate Cheesecake Frosted Berry Cookie Pizza
Say hello to YUM! A soft vanilla sugar cookie topped with white chocolate cheesecake, glazed berries & kiwi finished with a white chocolate drizzle.
Stone Fruit Summer Salad with Burrata & Prosciutto
Say hello to summer deliciously with this stone fruit salad with shaved prosciutto, luscious burrata, and 2 types of basil!
Favorite Things You Did This Summer
What were yours? For me I’d have to say:
- Celebrating our anniversary at some of our favorite spots throughout Arizona
- Hanging out with our friends
- Finishing a couple of house remodeling projects
Chilled Shrimp Cucumber Cups with Creamy Herb Sauce
Crunchy cucumber cups are the base for chilled shrimp in a creamy lemon & fresh herb sauce! It’s the perfect summer and party appetizer!
Instant Pot Mexican Pulled Chicken
Seriously the most tender pulled chicken in a blend of spices that is ready in under 30 minutes. It’s a Flavor Fiesta perfect for your favorite Mexican night meal. Plus it’s so easy for meal prep and freezer meals!
Candied Hatch Chile Seasoning
One of the best spice blends that you’ll ever have in your pantry! A blend of sweet heat to liven up your poultry, seafood, and burgers!
Crispy Baked Cheesy Salami Appetizer Bites
Crunchy, cheesy, and oh so delicious are these baked salami cups! Crispy baked salami cups stuffed with cheese, pepper jelly, and basil, topped with a crunchy bagel toast bite!
How Are You Spending Your Labor Day Weekend?
Well, we’re in the midst of a heatwave here however my goal is to spend as much time out grilling on Big Purple Sexy and making pizzas in Bella.
Cheesy Asparagus & Salami Puff Pastry Bundles
These Puff Pastry Bundles are filled with grilled asparagus, salami, smoked gouda, & garlic herb cheese spread and topped with Smoked Sea Salt Flakes. They are such an easy and elegant appetizer, brunch dish, or perfect for meal prep!
Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts
Crispy Phyllo Dough tarts coated in a luscious chocolate ganache and filled with light & fluffy peanut butter whipped mousse
Slow Cooker Pulled Banana Pepper Roast Beef
This slow-cooked banana peppers & roast beef creates a super tender & juicy pulled beef that’s just bursting with flavors and spices. Perfect for those low and slow days where you just want deliciousness without the fuss! Just set it and let the slow cooker do the work!
Campfire Cheesy Hot Dog & Baked Beans Pizza with Crispy Tots
All the amazing flavors of campfire beans and weenies but pizzafied! Homemade pizza dough topped with a cheddar-mozzarella blend of cheese, baked beans, sliced hot dogs, tater tots, and more cheese for one killer campfire cheesy pizza!
Cheesy Dill Pickle Bacon Cheese Ball
Chopped dill pickles mixed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and seasonings make this dish the life of any party!
Calling for Holiday Recipe Requests
While I have a pretty solid schedule full of recipes and commitments for the rest of the year, I’ve always said – y’all come first. So if you have any special recipe requests you’d like to see for the season or holidays, let me know!
Rustic Creamy Corn and Potato Soup
For those chilly days when you want a delicious, hearty soup that warms you from the inside out this soup is for you! It’s like a hug in a bowl!
Watermelon Berry Feta Salad
Say HELLO TO SUMMER YUM with this Watermelon Berry Feta Salad! Watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries are mixed into a refreshing & delicious salad topped with fresh mint, feta cheese, and a honey-lime glaze. Kick it up a notch with a balsamic drizzle too!
Spooktacular Halloween Spider Bread Bowl
This Spider Bread Bowl is the ULTIMATE Halloween dish! It’s super easy to make and perfect for your favorite dip! Spook all of the ghouls and goblins in the most delicious way!
Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce
There’s just something magical about this sauce that I cannot get enough of. It’s sweet from the maple syrup but then that slight back-of-the-throat heat from the chipotle pepper says “Hey! I’m here for the party too!”
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