Warm Chipotle Cheddar Beer Dip for Father’s Day (and every party after that).

The ultimate summer party dip. Just be warned: Make this once & you'll be asked to make it all the time.

Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar!

Guacamole is fun, but a Make-Your-Own Guacamole Bar is a party. Plus, there's no better way to get a picky eater into avocado.

My 5 favorite salad recipes for spring.

Salad recipes that make perfect use of seasonal veggies. Finally.

How to make Wonton Crackers: Busy parent baking hack

Grab store-bought wonton skins and have the kids flavor their own crackers (or make them for an easy cocktail party treat). The flavor combos are endless—and so delicious!

Genius Pico de Gallo, 3 ways.

The original skinny snack dip! Learn how to make my favorite pico de gallo recipe, plus 2 variations that will have you skinny dipping all the time. Heh.

Top 5 make-ahead holiday appetizers!

You know what makes the holidays even better than gifts? Great make-ahead recipes that keep entertaining easy like these appetizers.

Bacon Wrapped Dates: The genius holiday appetizer you didn’t know you needed (but do).

Meet your new obsession. These Bacon Wrapped Dates are, hands down, the best, easiest, and most popular party appetizer you'll ever make—or eat.

How to hard boiled eggs like a pro in 5 easy steps.

There's no more perfect breakfast, snack, or lunch food than a boiled egg that's been cooked correctly. Learn how once and for all. It's easy.

Hearts of Palm Dip: A light, refreshing (and lower calorie) alternative to hummus.

This creamy (and low-calorie!) dip is made just like hummus, but uses hearts of palm instead of chickpeas. It's light, refreshing, and perfect for summer!

School lunch recipe: Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

It's no secret that I keep a package of all-natural, ready-made crescent roll dough in the back of my fridge as back up. Using it is far from an everyday thing—I call on it a couple of times a year to make these half-homemade Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Rolls and these Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls for school lunch—but when I crave that pop-n-fresh taste and am short on time, it's the perfect solution. Well, at least if it's dough from Immaculate Bakery. The ingredients list is not perfect and far from homemade, but it's natural and that matters. Not to belabor the point, but I'm going to belabor the point... If you can't find Immaculate Bakery, I really do encourage you to find another all-natural brand (and if you find one, share it with us!). Most conventional brands are packed with crazy ingredients that are not worth it. If you can't find all-natural crescent roll dough, make my ham and cheese muffins instead. Okay, now back to business. (more after the jump)

How to make Stuffed Potato Skins and lots of ways to stuff them

I know. The big game is over and I'm posting a recipe for stuffed potato skins. I know! But who says that potato skins have to be about watching football? I mean, I never really watch football and, yet, I love potato skins. As it turns out, so do my boys. So why should I have to make them only during football season? Sure, the Super Bowl was my inspiration for these, but the recipe is going to feed us all year long because what's the difference between this and a big bowl of chili over rice with the fixings? Nothing. Plus—hold on to your hats—potatoes are nutritious. So, yea, stuffed potato skins are our new jam. For dinner. Any night of the week. (more after the jump)

How to hard boil eggs and my favorite hard-boiled egg recipes

How to master the hard-boiled egg and my all-time favorite hard-boiled egg recipes!

Avocado Gazpacho with Peaches and Corn from Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen

A delectable Avocado gazpacho recipe and how Silvana Nardon's gluten-free and dairy-free recipes became an invaluable source for my family.

{video} School lunch ideas: Healthy dip recipes for the lunch box

When sandwiches get boring- dips are the perfect way to add some inspiration and tactile fun to your kid's lunch.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

On Monday it was Chicken Marsala, so today it must be garlic bread. Let's do it Jersey style and make it Cheesy Garlic Bread. Because why not? If we're going to make an old school Italian red sauce restaurant meal, we might as well do it right! This garlic bread is heavenly and, in keeping with my Chicken Marsala, it's also buttery. Very buttery. (I believe there is a causal relationship between buttery and heavenly. Who's with me?) It's also cheesy thanks to thin slices of fresh, melted mozzarella. You'd think that tasty, buttery, and cheesy covers all the most important features of my Cheesy Garlic bread, but there's something else. Something that, if you ask me, is the most important note about this bread: it isn't over garlicky. (more after the jump)

How to make a salad that the kids will share: Grilled Chicken & Mango Salad {sponsored}

This post and video are sponsored by Earthbound Farm Organic. Thank you for supporting our sponsors! May is my new favorite month, y'all! No, my birthday isn't in May—and, anyway, I'm too old for a month to be my favorite by virtue of hosting my birthday. Rather, May is National Salad Month, and if there was ever a meal that deserves the spotlight, it's salad. Wholesome, endlessly adaptable, and—if you go light on the crumbled bacon—full of good-for-you nutrition, I'm ready to celebrate the goodness of greens with my favorite family-friendly salad, Grilled Chicken and Mango Salad. Yes, I called this salad family-friendly. Seriously. (More after the jump)