Snacks to Bring to any St. Patrick’s Day Party

Irish Coffee Cake

With St. Patrick’s day quickly approaching, the perfect themed snack would be a way to show off your cooking skills at any event. Whether your cooking is superb or could use a bit of the luck of the Irish, we’ve gathered a few recipes that any cook can find a way to perfect for any occasion. Check out the following recipes and find something that you feel up to the challenge to try out!

  1. Irish Coffee Cake

Try out this chocolatey dessert and add a cream liqueur to it for an extra surprising touch!

  1. Cheddar-Beer Fondue

This gooey creation can be a tasty treat for any group to share or for a one-on-one date.

  1. Grasshopper Bars

These bars add a splash of color and can cure a chocolate craving for any event! This dessert is easy to make and can be a great treat for any occasion.

St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow
  1. St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow

This four ingredient snack is easy to make and can leave a minty taste for anyone who snacks on it!

  1. Leprechaun Fudge Popcorn

This green candied popcorn treat can be a tasty addition to any party whether for kids or a work event. Customize this recipe to your liking and pick your choice of what product brands to use.

  1. Fluffy Key Lime Pie

Looking for an easy pie recipe? This recipe takes two minutes to make, has to refrigerator for two hours, and can serve eight people for any get together. 

  1. Chocolate Mint Dream Cookies

These easy to make cookies add a chocolatey mint twist to the basic cookie recipe. This recipe makes roughly four dozen cookies when finished.

Pot of Gold Fruit Rainbow
  1. Pot of Gold Fruit Rainbow

This recipe is fairly easy and can use your choice of fruit for certain colors. Add a bowl at the end with either chopped bananas or rolos to be your “pot-of-gold.” Follow the graphic to see how you would display your festive fruit arrangement.

Try one or multiple recipes and bring them to your next St. Patrick’s day event. These festive snacks will be sure to share a little luck with all those who eat them.

Snacks to Make for Any Valentine’s Event

Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes

Whether you are a mom trying to come up with a last minute snack to send to school with your child for their Valentine’s party or you were simply asked to bring a snack to a Valentine’s themed event and you are struggling to come up with an idea, these easy to prep ideas will be a solution for you. All these ideas are creative and can even be given out to a few friends or coworkers you want to show appreciation to.  Each treat has a festive twist that will be sure to woo any crowd.

1. Cupid Kabobs: These fruity treats are easy to make and add a healthy twist to an already sugar filled holiday. Pick from a variety of fruits to customize them to your liking.

2. Valentine’s Day Rice Krispie Treat Cupcakes: Kids always love rice krispie treats and this treat adds a little extra love to them. Top of this treat with white or colored icing and a candy piece of your choice.

Peppermint Candy Pops

3. Peppermint Candy Pops: Using candy canes, you can make these cute little hearts really pop at any event. Add ribbon to the sticks to add a cute decoration to this candy.

4. Valentine’s Popcorn: This mix is sure to add a splash of color to any array of treats at a party. This treat allows you to also be creative by taking out any of the ingredients and adding whatever else you want to snack on.

5. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies: These sweet treats pop with their marbled color at any event. This recipe includes a step by step video to show you how to make these showstoppers.

All these treats will impress at any event and can be an easy snack to bring to any occasion. Comment below if you try any of these recipes on your own and let us know what you think!

Healthy Easy Snacks to Curb Those Cravings

Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries #SundaySupper
Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Looking for new snack ideas for the new year? Trying to spice up some of you new kitchen creations? Here are some unique healthy recipes to tryout this year that are sure to crave those late night cravings and midday munchies!

  1. Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Try this healthy snack that is easy to prepare and even better for you to indulge in!

Healthy Baked Carrot Fries - 2Teaspoons
Baked Carrot Fries
  1. Baked Carrot Fries

Looking for a healthy alternative to swap for your love of fries? This recipe is definitely one to help curb those cravings.

  1. Apple Nachos

This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, while also being a healthy treat for all ages.

  1. Crackers and Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with Banana

A salty yet sweet combination that is easy to prepare and enjoy.

  1. Banana, Kale, and Almond Milk Smoothie

Wanting to try a new smoothie recipe? This simple creation is sure to give you a healthy does to start any morning.

  1. Roasted Garbanzo Beans

If you are pinched for time to make a snack to bring to an event, try making this snack that can be thrown together in a pinch!

  1. Almond Butter, Yogurt, and Fruit Parfait
Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters
Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters

This mouth-watering treat is sure to be the perfect substitute for that late night ice cream craving and also allows you to customize it to your liking! 

  1. Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters

Here is a recipe that includes healthy fats and protein to fill anyone up.

  1. Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Going to that family gathering or party still and don’t know what to make? Try this easy to prep recipe that definitely leaves a savory taste.

  1. Crunch Coated Bananas

Try this recipe that is easy to bring on the go and easy to make.

These easy to make snacks will be sure to help you change up your snacking habits this year and can be a great dish to pass at any event!

Halloween Party Treats

It’s that time of the year again, Halloween! Whether you are hosting or attending a Halloween themed party, these treats are sure to make everyone want the recipe. Are you looking for something cute and simple? Make some Reese’s Bats. Interested in a pumpkin-flavored dessert? Try the Pumpkin Fudge! Here are some treats that your friends and family are sure to love!

Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are the perfect traditional treat for a party. If you want something that is cute that everyone will enjoy, these cupcakes are the perfect treat for you!

Halloween Candy Bark

Candy Bark is a common treat during the holidays and this Halloween version adds a colorful twist! This recipe is a simple, unique, and delicious option to impress your friends.

Ghost S’mores Dip

S’mores are a campfire staple that kids and adults will enjoy. This spooky dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for parties with all ages!

Reese’s Bats

These cute bats are a fun treat for any Halloween party! Chocolate and peanut butter is a crowd favorite at any occasion. These cute bats are sure to go fast!

Pumpkin Spice Blondies

These delicious treats require a little more time to make, but it is definitely worth it! Blondies are a classic party treat and these Pumpkin Spice Blondies add a yummy fall twist.

Pumpkin Fudge

If you want to go the extra mile with your fall treats, this Pumpkin Fudge is the perfect dessert for you! It may seem like extra work, but the prep time is only 10 minutes before it chills in the refrigerator until it is set. 

This wide variety of Halloween treats are sure to impress your guests. Whether you are looking for something cute and simple or a divine dessert these treats are perfect for your party!
For more Halloween Treats click here!

Fun Easter Treats

Easter is an exciting holiday with egg hunts, candy, and family time that everyone looks forward too. This year, bring a treat that the whole family will love! Here are a few suggestions:

Easter Chick Cupcakes

These cupcakes are bright, fun, and topped off with Peeps. Not only are they cute, but these delicious vanilla and buttercream frosted cupcakes are sure to be loved by even picky eaters.

Find the recipe here!

Bunny Dirt Cups

Dirt cups are a classic treat that kids love. Put a fun Easter twist on them this year with candy eggs and Peeps instead of gummy worms!

Find the recipe here!

Bunny Butt Pretzels – Peanut Butter Easter Treats

These treats are the perfect mix of salty and sweet! Try these Bunny Butt Pretzels this holiday and give your family a treat they will love.

Find the recipe here!

Easter Egg Popcorn Bars

These festive bars are cute, yummy, and easy to make. With marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs as the main three ingredients, your kids will be asking you to make this delicious treat again next Easter!

Find the recipe here!

Easter Oreo Bark

This recipe is simple, quick, and requires almost no prep time. Made with vanilla candy coating, crushed Oreos, and sprinkles, it can not get much tastier than that!

Find the recipe here!

Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Nests

This fun twist on sugar cookies brings the Easter egg hunt inside. Made with cookies and mini Cadbury eggs, everyone will love them. Check out the recipe site to see how they can even double as place settings!

Find the recipe here!

Which recipe will you try this Easter?

St. Patty’s Day in Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Day Sunday Brunch

Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast or lunch at The Ridge Hotel this St. Patty’s Day! They are offering classics like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, and green beer!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? March 17th from 9am-2pm

For more information follow this link!

 

Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patty’s Day Social

Hogs & Kisses will open at 3pm on St. Patty’s Day for all kinds of fun, snacks, and more!

Where? Hogs & Kisses

When? March 17th at 3pm

For more information follow this link!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Sampling

Stop by the Hunt Club Steakhouse to try their St. Patty’s Day specials!

Where? Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? March 17th from 5pm-8pm

For more information follow this link!

5 Easy Slow Cooker Meals For Busy Families

Are you looking for an easy dinner to feed your family after a long day at work? These slow cooker recipes are perfect for you! No more hassle to make dinner when you come home because it will already be cooked and ready to serve!

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Soup is perfect for a snow day, sick day, or busy day! After all, what is more comforting than a nice hot bowl of homemade Chicken Noodle Soup?
  • Full recipe and directions here!

Honey Garlic Chicken & Veggies

  • Having your main dish and veggies all cooked and ready to go? It doesn’t get easier than that! Throw everything together in the morning and let your slow cooker do the rest!
  • Full recipe and directions here!

Easy Chili Mac

  • This recipe requires only ten minutes of prep time, and it’s gluten free! This Easy Chili Mac is a dish your kids will love!
  • Full recipe and directions here!

Orange Chicken

  • Change things up and make this exciting Chinese Orange Chicken slow cooker dish! It only takes ten minutes of prep time!
  • Full recipe and directions here!

Chicken & Dumplings

  • Chicken and dumplings are another great comfort food for those cold, windy, or snowy days! Treat yourself to some delicious dumplings!
  • Full recipe and directions here!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy an easy home cooked meal with your family!

For more ideas, follow this link!

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New Year’s In Lake Geneva

2018 is almost over and New Year’s is just around the corner! How are you celebrating? Lake Geneva has all kinds of fun events going on this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to help you bring in the new year!

 

New Year’s Eve

Bubble’s Tasting

Start your New Year’s celebration off with a sparkling wine tasting! With multiple price points it is the perfect opportunity to spend a day with friends!

Where? Lake Geneva Country Meats

When? December 31st from 11AM-3PM

For more information follow this link!

 

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Enjoy a special three course meal with your loved ones and celebrate the New Year together!

Where? Hunt Club Steakhouse

When? December 31st from 5PM-10PM

For more information follow this link!

 

Rockin’ NTE at The Ridge

Do an open bar, country-rock music, dinner, champagne, dancing, and late night snacks sound like fun to you? The Rockin’ NTE Party is perfect for you! With party entry that includes overnight options, The Ridge has everything you need to celebrate!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? Starting December 31st at 9PM and going until January 1st at 1AM

For more information follow this link!

 

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Pajama Jam Brunch

Go out to brunch with your loved ones on New Year’s Day to start your new year off right! Bonus, you can even wear your pajamas!

Where? The Ridge Hotel

When? January 1st from 9AM-2PM

For more information follow this link!

 

New Year’s Day PJ Party

Thumbs up is hosting their very own PJ Party with Bloody Marys and domestic bottles!

Where? Thumbs Up

When? January 1st from 11AM-3PM

For more information follow this link!

 

These are just a few of the fun ways Lake Geneva is bringing in the new year. How are you going to celebrate?

 

Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is already over and we are well into the holiday season! Kick off December with these exciting events to boost your holiday cheer!

Lake Geneva Festival of Lights

This Saturday Lake Geneva is lighting the Lake Geneva Christmas Tree! Hot Cocoa and Cookies will be served, but don’t forget to save a cookie because Santa is might just stop by!

Where? Flat Iron Park Lake Geneva, WI

When? Friday, November 30th from 5pm-6pm

For more information click here!

Cookie Walk 2018

First Congregational Lake Geneva can do the baking for you this holiday season! They will have a large selection of homemade cookies to choose from and half of the proceeds will be donated to a local charity!

Where? First Congregational Lake Geneva: 715 Wisconsin St. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

When? Saturday, December 1st from 9am-1pm (or until they run out of cookies!)

For more information click here!

Holiday Ornament Workshop

The Lake Geneva Public Library is hosting a Holiday Ornament Workshop for kids! There will be pre-cut festive shapes for the kids to color with glitter glue, markers, and stickers!

Where? Lake Geneva Public Library

When? Saturday, December 1st from 10am-12pm

Who? Children ages 3 to 11

For more information click here!

Lake Geneva Electric Christmas Parade

This year the annual parade is Whoville themed and the Princesses are visiting Whoville! Join them on Saturday to see which Princesses decided to visit!

Where? Downtown Lake Geneva

When? 5pm-6:30pm

For more information click here!

Get in the holiday spirit this December by starting it with these great holiday events!

Local Craft Market

The Bottle Shop is a great supporter of local artists! The works of these artists are displayed on the walls of The Bottle Shop and are for sale. This Sunday, The Bottle Shop is hosting a local craft market. Crafters from the Lake Geneva area will be there showcasing their one of a kind products and crafts to the public.

The Details

  • Sunday, September 16th from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Hosted by The Bottle Shop (617 W Main St.)
  • Free and open to the public!

Stop by, support your local crafters, and enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary while you shop!

Click here for more information!