February 8, 2016

Chocolate Chess Pie Tartlets

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With these adorable Chocolate Chess Pie Tartlets, you can enjoy Southern classic chess pie in bite-sized form.  Perfect for an Easter, Mother's Day, or Christmas dessert buffet, a party food tray, or even for brunch!  Not to mention, a certain little 5-year-old thinks they go absolutely perfectly with a spot of tea.

Chocolate Chess Pie Tartlets ~ Enjoy Southern classic chess pie in bite-sized form.  Perfect for an Easter, Mother's Day, or Christmas dessert buffet, a party food tray, or even for brunch!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


I just adore little-bite desserts.  Especially when they're as adorable {and tasty} as these little Chocolate Chess Pie Tartlets.  Why do I love little-bites so much, you ask?  Because good things come in small packages!  Or, in the case of these chocolate tartlets, great  things come in small packages. 

I also love the versatility of little-bite treats ...

February 5, 2016

2-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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2-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe ~ This classic side dish is made extra creamy & delicious with 2 cheeses and an easy-to-make white sauce.  Pure comfort food at it's best!

2-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese ~ This classic side dish is made extra creamy & delicious with 2 cheeses and an easy-to-make white sauce.  Pure comfort food at it's best!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


You know those comfort foods you remember so fondly from your childhood?  Those you just totally loved and got so excited when your Mom made them?  This 2-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is one of those dishes for me.

Well, actually this 2-Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese isn't exactly  what Mom used to make ...

February 2, 2016

{Leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup

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The next time you enjoy a rotisserie chicken, take those leftovers and turn them into a pot of amazingly delicious, soul-warming, feel-better-all-over {leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup.  It's truly a bowl full of comfort at it's best.

{Leftover} Rotisserie Chicken Soup ~ Turn those rotisserie chicken leftovers into an amazingly flavorful, soul-warming pot of soup.  It's comfort food at it's best!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


When I'm on the go and short on time for getting dinner together, a store-bought rotisserie chicken is one of my go-to meals.  I mean seriously, what did we do before rotisserie chickens were so readily available in what-seems-to-be-every-single-store??  They're juicy, flavorful, fully-cooked {probably cooked better than I could do at home!}, and ... the best part ... fast.  Whip up a quick vegetable, and a meal is on the table in no time.

But there's another reason I love rotisserie chickens.  I also love them because rotisserie chickens make amazingly wonderful chicken soup.

January 29, 2016

Marshmallow Chocolate Cake

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Marshmallow Chocolate Cake ~ Tender-and-tasty chocolate cake topped with a layer of gooey, melty marshmallow and rich chocolaty-fudgy icing.  It's pure chocolate deliciousness!

Marshmallow Chocolate Cake ~ Tender & tasty chocolate cake topped with a layer of gooey, melty marshmallow and rich chocolaty-fudgy icing.  It's pure chocolate deliciousness!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


Last week's snow storm brought us a tiny bit of snow, and a whole lot of sleet and freezing rain ... which in the South, is even worse than snow.  Sleet and freezing rain mean layers of ice on the roads ... Which also means NObody is going ANYwhere for quite some time.

And that's exactly what happened to us.

January 25, 2016

Loaded Hummus Dip

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Entertain with ease with a platter of Loaded Hummus Dip ~ easy, stress-free, and always a hit!

Loaded Hummus Dip ~ Entertain with ease with a platter of this delicious dip ... easy & always a hit!  Perfect for game day or ANY party.   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


Sometimes, I over complicate things.  Especially when it comes to entertaining and food.

I'm one of those who, when I invite people over for dinner, tends to feel the need to make three different desserts.  You know, just in case someone doesn't like chocolate.  Or lemon.  Or what-have-you.  I want to have a back-up ... and then a back-up for the back-up ... and I don't always pick the easiest things to make.

But as I get older, I'm really coming to the realization that great food ... and great entertaining ... truly doesn't have to be complicated.  Sometimes the simplest uncomplicated things are the best.  Especially if it means low-stress party or meal prep.

Like with this Loaded Hummus Dip.  It truly couldn't be easier to pull together!

January 21, 2016

Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites

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Topped with an easy cheesecake mixture made with strawberry jam, Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites make a fabulous little-bite dessert or treat perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, spring, a tea party, or every-day snacking!

Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Bites ~ a fabulous little-bite treat perfect for Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, spring, a tea party, or every-day snacking!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

 
I'm going to date myself here, but in high school one of my absolute favorite movies was "Pretty In Pink."  I mean, what teenage girl of the '80s could resist those iconic girl-meets-boy brat-pack love stories?  Especially when a prom and puffy pink prom dresses were involved!

To this day ... some 30 years later ... I'm hard-pressed to see something all dressed up in pink without thinking of the movie's theme song of the same name.

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