• New Orleans: The Magic Moments
  • Loaded Chicken Taco Cups
  • No Churn Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
  • Adult Raspberry Italian Cream Soda
  • Copycat Trader Joe’s Cookies and Cream Cookie Butter (Plus a BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY!)

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Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie Rookie

A romantic and delicious baked cheese appetizer perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Blackberry Thyme Baked Cheese! Make with Camembert and Brie, made with roasted blackberries. A beautiful and delicious appetizer or wine pairing! | The Cookie RookieI’ve agreed to stay in this Valentine’s Day.  Typically Pat and I head out and splurge on an expensive steak dinner, but this year we are making dinner at home! I’ve been testing and trying new recipes for months looking absolutely perfect romantic appetizers, dinners, and of course drinks to make for the big day.  The only requirement for the appetizer part??? CHEESE.  If I’m staying in, then there has to be ooey, gooey, delicious cheese.  This appetizer is perfect.  Romantic, delicious, bursting with flavor, AND starring my main squeeze…cheese.  I can’t wait for you to try this!…

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New Orleans: The Magic Moments

The day I decided to give my notice at work and take the plunge into blogging full time, I got an email.  At first, I thought it might be spam.  It was about an opportunity to visit New Orleans with 5 other bloggers and see the best sights, sounds, and of course, restaurants ...

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Loaded Chicken Taco Cups are the perfect appetizer for gameday! Tortillas baked into bitesized cups filled with everything for loaded chicken tacos. Superbowl appetizer!! | The Cookie Rookie

Loaded Chicken Taco Cups

The Superbowl is this weekend! Get your entertaining on point by adding these Loaded Chicken Taco Cups to your snack lineup! I've been posting Superbowl recipes like a mad woman lately!! Be sure you didn't miss the homemade marinara, gameday sangria, beergaritas, baked ...

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Adult Raspberry Italian Cream Sodas made with Chambord! So fun and delicious, perfect cocktail for Valentine's Day! | The Cookie Rookie

Adult Raspberry Italian Cream Soda

Adult Raspberry Cream Sodas are a fun and flirty twist on a childhood favorite.  Perfect for Valentine's Day! Are you guys ready for Valentine's recipes yet??? I hope not, because I have A LOT planned for you!! I went a bit crazy on the pink and red themed foods, but when ...

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Easy Beergaritas! Easy Beer Margaritas perfect for GAMEDAY! Made with limeade concentrate, beer, and of course tequila! Cheers! | The Cookie Rookie

Easy Beergaritas

Easy Beergaritas are the perfect drink for the enjoying (or suffering through) the Superbowl!  Beer and Margaritas are a match made in cocktail heaven! Ahhhhh, the Superbowl.  Some of us will be enjoying the game, and others of us will be enjoying the commercials.  Either ...

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Baked Bloomin' Onion! An easy skinny version of my favorite appetizer. DELICIOUS! | The Cookie Rookie

Baked Blooming Onion

A Superbowl spread wouldn't be complete with a Blooming Onion! Make it healthier by baking instead of frying, just as delish! Growing up in Missouri, the fine dining options are...slim.  Don't get me wrong, there is some delicious food here (BBQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), but the ...

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Crockpot Healthy Sausage Mediterranean Quiche, an easy and delicious breakfast or brunch! | The Cookie Rookie

Crockpot Healthy Sausage Mediterranean Quiche

Making a healthy and delicious breakfast or brunch is easy with this Crockpot Sausage Mediterranean Quiche! I've officially joined the slow cooker obsessed!!! As a lover of all easy recipes, I don't know why I haven't explored the crockpot more.  It does pretty much ...

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Gameday Sangria, the perfect cocktail for the Superbowl or March Madness! Easy Sangria for a crowd. Yum! | The Cookie Rookie

Gameday Sangria

Gameday Sangria made with white wine and hard apple cider, the perfect Superbowl Cocktail! If your house is anything like my house, every weekend is spent with nothing but football on the television.  From August to February, we are a football family.  I love watching ...

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30 easy game day recipes that you must put on your Superbowl menu! Everything from skinny crock pot dips to juicy teriyaki wings to buffalo sweet potato poppers.

30 Easy Game Day Recipes You Need!

Hey there food lovin' peeps! It's Megan from The Housewife in Training Files back again!  It's that time of the year again that all eyes are glued to the TV for Sunday football marathons! Whether you love football or get just as excited about the food (like me!), I have ...

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Quinoa Hawaiian Pizza Stuffed Peppers are a healthy and delicious meal or side dish! AMAZING | The Cookie Rookie

Skinny Quinoa Hawaiian Pizza Stuffed Peppers

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