October 8, 2015

Apple Nachos

For a healthy fall-inspired snack, make Apple Nachos that are drizzled with a maple peanut butter sauce and topped with dried cranberries, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, and Lindt Chocolate!

Apple Nachos | thetwobiteclub.com

Almost daily, my kids are asking me for something sweet to eat. Sometimes it's when my daughter gets home from school and sometimes it's after dinner when they start begging for dessert.

Who am I kidding?  They ask what's for dessert as soon as we sit down to the dinner table.  They love their sweets.

Because I'm a good mom who is concerned about her kids' health (and her future pediatric dentist bills),  I'll usually limit uber sugary sweets (like the plate of Brownie Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting that is currently sitting on my kitchen counter) to every once in a while.

Moderation is key and all that jazz.

October 6, 2015

Brownie Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting

This post is sponsored by Lindt Chocolate.  These rich Brownie Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting are chock-full of Lindt Chocolate and even have a little morsel of chocolate baked into the center!

Brownie Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting and a sweet morsel of Lindt chocolate baked into the center! #Choctoberfest #spon

Can we talk for a minute about brownies?  I just love a nice, thick, rich, fudgy brownie, don't you?  If I had my choice of chocolaty treats, I'd go for the frosted chocolate brownie every time.

I like the dense texture, the intense chocolate flavor, and I adore a sweet chocolate brownie frosting.  Oh, and when the edges get all chewy...yum times 10!  Times 100! Uh, just so darn good.

When I decided to join in the #Choctoberfest fun this month, I knew right away that I would be making brownies.  But, not just any old brownies.  Oh, no.  There is nothing ordinary about my brownies.

October 5, 2015

A Week of Chocolate and a Chocolate-Filled Giveaway: #Choctoberfest!

I am super excited because today is the first day of #Choctoberfest!  What is #Choctoberfest, you might ask?  A week full of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!  Yes!

#Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen.  Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Of course, the prizes involve lots and lots of chocolate.  Chocolate and chocolate accessories!  You guys are going to love this!

October 1, 2015

Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet Casserole

This post is sponsored by Kraft.  This Mexican Chicken and Rice Skillet Casserole comes together in just 30 minutes, featuring lots of fresh veggies, lean chicken, and sharp cheese.

When the end of summer is on the horizon, I switch from laid-back-beach-going mom to organized-get-things-done mom.  The fall brings a busier schedule for our family and, as the homemaker, it's my job to reset and refocus to ensure sure everyone settles into the new on-the-go routine comfortably.

September 28, 2015

Cindee's Nacho Cheese Sausage Dip

Cindee's Nacho Cheese Sausage Dip is a hot, melty, cheesy, 4-ingredient crock pot appetizer that is perfect for parties!

Cindee's Nacho Cheese Sausage Dip | thetwobiteclub.com

For as long as I can remember, my Step-Mom has been making this dip when we have family gatherings and parties.  Whenever we hop in the car to head to my Dad and Step-Mom's house, I'm always thinking in the back of my mind, "I hope she made her sausage dip."

Lucky for me, I got the recipe in a cookbook that my sister compiled for me as a gift when I got married. It's full of family submitted recipes, and I think my step-mom knows how much I love this dip because it's one of the ones she shared!

September 23, 2015

White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip is an fresh and flavorful appetizer made by blending cannellini beans with garlic, fresh lemon juice, herbs, and pecorino romano cheese.

White Bean Dip is simple, fresh and flavorful!

When I'm having guests over I like to make recipes that allow me to have more time mingling and less time in the kitchen, especially when it comes to the appetizers.  Easy to make appetizers are the best kind, don't you think?  I love when I find a recipe that comes together really easily and still tastes amazing.

This bean dip is made by throwing all of the ingredients into your food processor and giving it a few whirls until it's nice and creamy.  That's it!  It doesn't get much easier than that!

September 19, 2015

Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders

This post is sponsored by King's Hawaiian.  Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders take tailgating to the next level, featuring bacon-wrapped mini turkey burgers, grilled jalapeños, and a seasoned cream cheese spread on a soft and sweet King's Hawaiian roll.

Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders | thetwobiteclub.com

One of my very favorite appetizers is jalapeño poppers.  I love biting into all of that creamy, cheesy spiciness.  My mouth waters just thinking about it!  My go-to recipe for poppers is a baked version that has a little crunch thanks to a coating of panko breadcrumbs.  I seriously grow jalapenos in my garden just for that recipe.  BEST. EVER.

I love poppers so much that a few years came up with a jalapeño popper inspired burger that totally rocked my taste buds.  For that recipe, the cream cheese jalapeño mixture is sandwiched in the middle of a burger patty.  I threw some bacon on the burger, too, because bacon, burgers, and jalapeno poppers just make sense.

Some things are just meant to be!

September 17, 2015

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms are an easy to make, delicious side dish combination of button mushrooms with white wine, garlic, and fresh herbs!

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms are an easy to make, delicious side dish combination of button mushrooms with white wine, garlic, and fresh herbs!

One of my very favorite cooking methods is slow cooking.  My slow cooker is well-loved and frequently used, especially for those hearty fall stick-to-your-bones kind of meals.

While slow cookers are perfect for those rich meals, it's also great for cooking light sides like these Slow Cooker Garlic Mushrooms that are perfect served with steaks, pork and chicken!  The best part about this recipe?  The broth is the perfect base for a killer mushroom gravy or vegetarian soup.  Yes!

Check out the recipe for this easy to make appetizer over at Real Housemoms, where I am a monthly contributor.