Everything Spice Coated Cheddar Cheese Ball

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Party season is upon us, and that means that party food is upon us as well.  Is there anything better than a fabulous spread of munchies?  I don’t think so.

 I’ve made this cheese ball for two parties in the past few weeks, and if you’re attending a party that I’m attending in the coming weeks, you’ll likely bump into this cheese ball as well!  It’s that good, and I’m mildly obsessed.  It’s creamy, and spicy, and cheesy, and crunchy, and garlicky, and just so many good things wrapped up in a perfectly spreadable little party package.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

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Happy Fall!  It’s official…we’ve moved on.  Summer is over, leaves are changing, the air is crisp, everything is covered in pumpkin spice…I love it.  Fall is my favorite time of year.

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s nice to have some cozy, comfy, family pleasing meals in your back pocket. This one is delicious, and my family loved ringing in the new season with a new fall favorite.

I started by cutting up a butternut squash into one-inch chunks and getting them ready to roast.  I lined a cookie sheet with foil, sprayed it with nonstick spray, laid out the squash, gave them a quick spray, and sprinkled them with a mixture of dried rosemary, salt, and pepper.

Salmon with Cantaloupe and Fried Shallots

Salmon with Cantaloupe and Fried Shallots - Chew Nibble Nosh

A girl should always listen to her Mama.

My mom has been telling me about this recipe for years now, about how amazing it is, and how it’s her and my father’s favorite salmon dish EVER.  I’ve heard nothing but glowing reviews for this recipe.  Last week, a wonderful, dear friend of mine from Seattle decided to grace my doorstep with a beautiful side of salmon straight from Pike Place Market.  When I told my mom that I had this amazing piece of fish on my hands, she copied the recipe (along with a couple more) and sent my father over to my house to hand deliver them.  No joke.  This recipe is serious business.

Game Day Week Recipe #1: Real French Onion Dip

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I love college football.  I can take or leave most NFL games, but there’s something really special about college football season for me.  I was lucky enough to experience a great college football tradition when I attended Michigan State University.  Thanks to my time there, I’m a die-hard Spartan fan and I’m proud to be one.  (No comments from the Wolverine peanut gallery, please.)