Pepperoni Pizza Roll-ups

We were invited to our old neighbor’s annual Halloween parade yesterday and I needed a quick recipe to make. It’s a potluck and there’s always so much delicious food. I was looking for an appetizer that would be ok at room temperature, finger-food and would take no time at all to make after a morning and early afternoon filled with lacrosse practice, a soccer game and a quick grocery shopping trip.

These Pepperoni Pizza Roll-ups were perfect! They use puffed pastry, pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni. You could easily switch out the pepperoni to bacon, veggies or omit it all together. What is your favorite pizza topping that you’d add to your pizza roll-ups?

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Greek Hummus Dip

This weekend we had an annual picnic at my aunt and uncle’s house and I volunteered to make an appetizer. I was going to make corn and black bean salsa, but my cousin and his wife were bringing that … so off to Pinterest I went to be inspired.

Whenever we go out to dinner, we usually get a hummus plate and thought that would be perfect thing to snack on while hanging out at the pool and catching up with our family. It was a huge hit and it’s so simple and easy to make! You can make your own hummus, but I was short on time, so I picked up a couple containers while I was grocery shopping. This will definitely be a staple potluck appetizer for any future events we’re invited to!

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Salsa

Updated photos (August 2021)

It’s been so long since I made a batch of fresh salsa and it was about time. This recipe is simple and so delicious!

Tomato season is upon us. It’s a little overwhelming with the amount of tomatotes we’re getting daily. So needless to say, you’ll be seeing several tomato recipes over the next couple of weeks. I haven’t found a good salsa recipe yet…until now. This was simple and so fresh. My husband was raving about it tonight.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Aioli

My family loves brussels sprouts – which is completely opposite of how I grew up. I remember my mom would make a bag of frozen brussels and they were always mussy and gross. We would have to eat one brussels sprout and I would gag the entire time. Needless to say, I thought I never liked them … until I had them sauteed in pan until they were crispy. It was completely different and now we eat them several time a month.

I was looking for something different with a bag of brussels sprouts and saw this recipe for dijon aioli and thought I would give it a try. The aioli was amazing and I loved the creaminess it added to the roasted vegetables.

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Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

My kids have been home virtual learning for over a year and they are hoping for some new hot lunch options. I whipped together a batch of these pepperoni pizza rolls and they loved them. They were simple and easy to make and can be customized to whatever your kiddos like.

This recipe made enough for my kids to have lunch one day and then I froze the remaining for lunch another day. While the picture of these rolls don’t show how amazing they are, trust me … they’re delicious.

Besides pepperoni, what would you included in your pizza rolls?

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Air Fried Ravioli

My air fryer has been getting a lot of use with my new way of eating. I’ve been making air fried chicken tenders (so good!) and experimenting with veggies. I’ve been wanting to make air fried raviolis and whipped together a batch of them for my kiddos and husband. It was a great way to experiment and have a delicious snack for them.

They’re super easy to make … just a few steps and less than 10 minutes in the air fryer and you have a great snack or appetizer! They’re perfect for the Super Bowl.

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Everything Tomato Tart

This savory tart is packed full of “everything” bagel seasoning, with creamy goat cheese and vine-ripened tomatoes. I was looking for something to make using the last few local tomatoes.

I wanted to make a quiche, but my family complains every time I make one – not sure why since it’s a pie made with eggs, cheese and veggies. I decide I would give this recipe a try and see how it goes. It was delicious and I love all the flavor from the everything bagel seasoning. I paired it with a green salad and enjoyed it for lunch. Quick note – I used premade bistro pizza dough as I had it on hand, but you could easily substitute for a homemade pizza dough or pie crust.

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Italian Hoagie Dip

I have to give my mom credit to sharing this recipe with me. She recently made it for a picnic and it was a HUGE hit! It’s a quick and easy dish to make for any gathering. I made it for a Father’s Day picnic at my in-law’s house and everyone enjoyed it.

It’s basically all the insides of an Italian hoagie chopped up, mixed together with a dressing and served with sliced bread. I know this is going to be a staple in our house!

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