Know what's the best feeling ever? Loving what you do. I know, I know, it sounds super cliche and kind of high school yearbook quote-esque, but I've got to tell you, for the first time in my life I am making a living loving what I do and it's freaking fabulous!
I always knew that once I started having kids I was going to want to stay home with them. I am lucky to be living that dream (thanks for going to work every day, babe!), but what I didn't know is that I was going to be a work-at-home mom, too. Neeeever expected that.
I kind of stumbled blindly into blogging, but after a few years of finding my voice, getting cozy with my camera, and 400+ published posts under my belt, I am happy to say that I am making a nice little living doing a job that I adore!
Naturally, brainstorming all kinds of delish recipes, testing said recipes, and eventually devouring all that good cooking is ah-mazing. Apart from the actual food, though, I've loved scouring the internet getting inspiration from tons of super talented bloggers from all over the globe. There are so many amazing bloggers out there doing what they love, just like me.
I recently joined a cooking club with like-minded foodies that love food just as much as I do. It's called the Feast & Devour Cooking Club! Fun, right? The gist is, we all vote on a theme and then write a blog post about it. Then, our posts are gathered into a lovely collection for you to enjoy. I love it!
This month's Feat & Devour topic is holiday appetizers. I knew right away I wanted to make a crescent roll ring. I've had these babies on my mind ever since I made my Italian Sub Crescent Roll Ring. Man, that was so good! Crescent roll rings hold up really well at room temperature and can be cut into thin, finger food slices. They are a fabulous appetizer that looks really beautiful served on a big platter.
This time I decided to stuff my crescent roll ring with chicken and bacon like a club sandwich. Then, I added some pesto and sun-dried tomatoes for a twist followed up by lots of cheese. I wanted this baby extra cheesy!
Now, I have to note, my husband wasn't too thrilled about the texture. They are soft when they are hot, just like you would expect a crescent roll to be. He was looking for a little more texture, but I thought they were delish as is. Cheesy, bacony, and packed full of flavor!
And now for the recipes from my awesome cooking club friends! It's super fun seeing everyone's take on one particular theme.
Here is our collection of must make holiday appetizers. Something for everyone and perfect for your holiday party. Click on the links below to be taken directly to the recipes. Enjoy!