Football season is upon us my friends! Which means it’s perfectly acceptable to eat nachos for dinner Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, am I right?! 😉
Crispy baked tortillas are filled with Buffalo Chicken Dip to make individual Buffalo Chicken Dip Taco Cups, perfect for Taco Tuesday, parties or game day!
Hello from Chicago Midway! I’m currently hanging at the airport waiting for my flight home to San Diego and thought I’d take a few minutes to share my most recent recipe obsession with all of you, TACO CUPS!
I first introduced these delightful little cups in a Ceviche Taco Cup recipe before Cinco De Mayo, now I’m gearing up for football season with Buffalo Chicken Dip Taco Cups!
Yes, I know football season is 51 days away, and yes, this football loving girl is counting down the days! 😉
Last night at 6 PM: I decide to make a bacon wrapped meatloaf for dinner, not for the blog, just to try something new.
This morning at 8 AM: At the grocery store buying the ingredients to make another bacon wrapped meatloaf, because I had to photograph it & share it on the blog ASAP, like today ASAP!
Since I released my cookbook “Buffalo Style” over 2 years ago, one of the most requested recipes, by my friends, from the book, is this Buffalo Cheddar Biscuit Recipe!
If you love Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits, then you’re really going to love this biscuit recipe with a Buffalo Style Twist!
Happy Monday everyone! I’m about to head over to see my friends at San Diego 6 News & host a live cooking segment all about Chinese appetizer recipes that are perfect for celebrating Super Bowl & the Chinese New Year!
Alright guys, it’s confession time, I might be a tad bit obsessed with mac and cheese 😉
Whether it’s Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese, or this new Bratwurst Beer Mac and Cheese, I just can’t get enough of the creamy, cheesy, pasta goodness!
In this easy recipe, Swedish Meatballs are slow cooked in a delicious sauce, then served as an appetizer or over pasta for dinner.
Where do my recipe ideas come from? A question I am asked quite regularly, and to be honest, I always answer the same, the ideas come from everywhere!
Sometimes it’s recipe inspiration from a restaurant, or recent trip, sometimes it’s a recipe twist on an old family favorite, and sometimes, it’s a direct request from the boyfriend, i.e. Swedish Meatballs!
This recipe is the result of an almost accident.
When I was home over the holidays, my Dad was making cheese dip (Velvetta + Rotel, an Oklahoma staple when eating Tex-Mex!), he reached in the refrigerator to grab a tupperware container of rotel and he accidentally grabbed the tupperware of leftover bruschetta.
He realized before he actually added it to the bowl of Velvetta, but then I got an idea, what if I made an Italian version of “cheese dip” with bruschetta instead of Rotel and a combination of cream cheese and mozzarella instead of Velvetta?!
Well, I tried it, and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!
You guys, I’m SO excited to be back in the US and sharing new recipes with you after 10 days of travel!
If you’re following me on Instagram, Snapchat (@WhitneyMBond), Twitter or Facebook then you probably saw lots of posts of tacos over the last week, because I just returned home from a trip to Guadalajara and Mexico City!
Today’s post is sponsored by my fabulous friends at Cost Plus World Market!
Planning to host a party for the big game in a couple of weeks? These three simple skewer recipes will make entertaining a breeze!
These skewers are quick, easy, and require no actual cooking! They can easily be prepared early and placed in the refrigerator until game time, that way, you’re ready to roll before kick off. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss any of the hilarious commercials, exciting half time performances, or exhilarating touchdowns!
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Football Playoffs officially kicked off this past weekend, which means the Big Game is less than 3 weeks away!
If you’re looking for a super simple app to serve while watching football, this taco croissant recipe is perfect!
After 4 ½ years of blogging and over 700 recipes, Gluten Free Orange Chicken is still my brothers favorite recipe on the blog! I can’t blame him though, that orange sauce is to die for, which is why I decided that in 2016 I need to find new recipes to incorporate the sauce into!
The first new recipe I decided to try with the sauce is, you guessed it, Orange Glazed Meatballs!
It’s holiday party season people! And what says holiday spirit more than Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffing Jalapeno Poppers?!
That’s right, I added stuffing to Jalapeno Poppers!
The original idea came after Thanksgiving when I still had Thanksgiving leftover recipe ideas on my mind, but then as my annual holiday party came closer last weekend, I started to think that they would be the perfect appetizer for my party.
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When it comes to entertaining around the holidays, I’m the hostess with the mostest!
Since my birthday happens to fall in the same month as Christmas, Hanukkah, Chrismukkah and New Years Eve, I throw one epic birthday/holiday party to celebrate everything!
That party just so happens to have been this past weekend, and quite the party it was, from champagne toasts, to visits from Santa, to exhilarating games of Cards Against Humanity and Heads Up, but let’s be honest, the most exciting part of the party was the food!
If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!
Whether it’s my annual Superbowl or Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!
Let me start off with a big WELCOME to the new WhitneyBond.com! I’m so excited that you’re here 🙂
If you’ve been visiting LittleLeopardBook.com for the last 4 years you might have noticed that over the weekend the website began redirecting all LLB links to WhitneyBond.com and the header on the website changed from “LittleLeopardBook.com – Cooking Secrets of Whitney Bond” to “WhitneyBond.com – Traditional Recipes With A Bond Girl Twist!”
I wrote a post last week talking all about the rebranding and I’m so excited that it’s all happening now!
Just in case you missed the post, don’t worry, nothing is changing except for the name! You can still expect delicious new recipes coming at you every week on WhitneyBond.com, starting with these scrumptious Sloppy Joe Pizza Rolls, combining two of my childhood favorites!
This recipe took a couple of tries to perfect (you’ll see three lessons I learned throughout the recipe post!), but was well worth the time and effort to make it an absolutely amazing first recipe post on the new WhitneyBond.com!
I had so much fun planning my Superbowl menu this year and adding new recipes to the list!
It’s officially SUPERBOWL WEEK!!!
For a buffalo sauce obsessed, football loving, beer drinking girl, this is my favorite holiday of the year!
Ok, ok, I get it, it’s not technically a holiday, but for me it is 😉
Potato Skins are a game-day classic and these bite-sized versions are perfect for a Superbowl Party because of their bite-sizeness, which makes them easier to eat with less mess and no plates needed! (Pretty sure I just made up the word “bite-sizeness” … and I like it!)
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of the delicious ingredients that make a jalapeño popper!
- It’s gluten free (and you’d never know if I didn’t tell you!)
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich in the shape of a football… come on people, it really doesn’t get any more awesome than that!
It’s Sunday, my Chargers are in the playoffs, I have a scrumptious new recipe to share AND I’m announcing a sweet Pinterest Superbowl Contest, life is good!
Let’s start with the Pinterest contest… because who doesn’t like a great giveaway! Free stuff is awesome, especially when it’s Longaberger Flameware!
As the resident foodie and party planner extraordinaire for all my friends, when Birthday time comes around I’m everyone’s first call! For a friend I’ve known my whole life I pull at all the stops, and that friend would be Billy! It just happens that Billy’s Birthday fell on Superbowl Sunday this year, bonus! So a duel celebration was in order, biggest football day of the year and celebrating the birth of one of the greatest guys I know!
So the first question I ask my friends as their birthday approaches is “what kind of cake”? This year Billy responds with the dreaded “surprise me!” Oh no, this means not only do I have to come up with an amazing cake, I also have to figure out what kind of cake that is! So in true little leopard fashion, I made three cakes, just to be sure!!! Some were made into cupcakes, like these delightful little desserts! (Easier for sharing at a party!)
Ingredients (makes 48 mini cupcakes or 24 large cupcakes)
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- lemon zest from 2 lemons
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup half-and-half
Start by pre-heating the oven to 350° and lining a cupcake pan with paper liners.
Next, combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
In a medium mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together, then add eggs one at a time. Next, add the zest and vanilla.
Then add the lemon juice and half-and-half.
Combine together with electric hand mixer.
Mmmm creamy! Now spoon into the lined cupcake pan.
I used the mini-cupcake pan because they’re so darn cute and easy to gobble up in one bite!
Bake for app 15 minutes.
Now it’s time to make the Lemon Cream Frosting! I simply took my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and added lemon juice!
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Juice of 1 lemon
Use an electric hand mixer to combine ingredients. Next spread on top of the lemon zest cupcakes!
Now of course I have no pictures of the cupcakes WITH the frosting on top! I got busy making all of the other delicious Superbowl Party food and asked my girls to frost the cupcakes for me, by the time I realized there were no pictures, they were all gone!
I promise they were as pretty as they were yummy!