Loaded Crispy Potato Bites

Cook up your own potato bites; perfect for any football weekend! These will become a favorite, I promise!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. small potatoes (red or Yukon)
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Sliced cheese cut into small squares (your choice of cheese)
  • Light Sour Cream
  • Cooked bacon, chopped
  • Sliced green onions

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line a large cooking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Make several cuts through each potato with a sharp knife, avoiding going all the way through.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Put cheese slices in between a few cuts and continue to bake until cheese has melted.
  5. Let cool for 10 minutes before topping with sour cream, bacon, and green onions, or any other desired toppings.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe: The Comfort of Cooking

Recipe – Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

The guys in your life will love this munchie.

Ingredients:

  • Farm Rich Original Meatballs
  • American Cheese, cut in small pieces
  • Ice Berg Lettuce, cut into small pieces
  • Grape Tomatoes, cut in half

Instructions:

  1. Bake the meatballs per the package instructions, as many as you would like to make.
  2. Cut American Cheese into pieces to melt over the tops of the meatballs as they bake.
  3. Stack your toppings onto toothpicks; Tomato, Lettuce, and Bacon.
  4. After meatballs are done cooking, add a slice of cheese on top to melt.
  5. Add meatballs to end of  toothpicks and serve with a variety of condiments.

Recipe: An Affair from the Heart

Beach Party

BeachPartyIntroThe beach is always crowded during the summer, and sometimes it isn’t always easy to get the family together to go. You can always appease the questions about going by having your own celebration at the house! There are a lot of snack foods you can make that look like different nautical creatures, goody bags to give to the kids and decorative pieces to set up to give it a real beach experience. Keep an eye out on the blogs this week for more ideas and recipes on how to throw the ultimate beach party in your back yard!

One idea for decorations is to make signs for each food item that contains a beach themed name such as Sandy Beach Burgers, Hang Loose Hot Dogs, Surf’s Up Salad, Fun in the Sun Fruit Kabobs and Catch a Wave Chip and Dip! You can use these or even come up with your own ideas.

Go to the dollar store and pick up some new, small plastic buckets to use for snacks. Sand shovels could also be used as scoops and serving spoons. For some more fun ideas and recipes keep checking the blog through out the week!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003

Pool Party – Game

Summer is a Great time for a pool party! It is a great way to cool down, and everyone can relax pool side or swim around. All this week we are giving you ideas of how to pull of your own Pool Party, whether it is for the kids or having Your friends over for a weekend get together. Rubber Duckie Races You can usually have kids entertain themselves in the pool, whether it is playing with a Beach Ball or Fun Noodles. How about coming up with some new games to challenge them in the water? We have a cute Rubber Duckie Race that will be sure to get some laughs from the little ones, well, those of all ages! Just line up everyone at one end of the pool and have each person with a rubber duck in front of them. First person to get theirs to the other end wins, sounds pretty easy right? Well, how about adding a rule that you can only move it using your nose!? Another thing to consider is Party Favors. Some cute ideas would be Life Saver candies, a CD made up of Summer Time music, or even just Flip Flops! Yes, Flip Flops!

PS – If you need a place to hold your party, try calling us at  the B&B Country Garden Inn (919) 303 – 8003