Shredded chicken tossed with tangy buffalo sauce, tucked inside warm tortillas, topped with a creamy cilantro lime sauce, life doesn’t get much better than these Buffalo Chicken Tacos!
This easy recipe is made in just 29 minutes, perfect for weeknight dinners! Take these tacos to an entire other level of buffalo sauciness by serving them with Buffalo Queso Dip!
Over the years, I’ve been given the nickname “The Queen of Buffalo Sauce”. My love of the hot sauce has been apparent since day one on the blog. This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne was one of the first recipes I ever posted on the blog. And it was the first of dozens of buffalo sauce recipes that I would share over the years.
Buffalo sauce is flavorful, tangy and low in calories, vegan and gluten free (most brands!) making it a healthy sauce choice. I generally use Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce. I love the flavor and it’s vegan, gluten free and contains ZERO calories!
In this recipe, I’m using buffalo sauce to make homemade Buffalo Chicken Tacos. What’s not to love? First and foremost, they’re tacos and I’ve yet to meet a taco I didn’t love! Second, they’re saucy, flavorful, quick and easy to make!
I served the tacos topped with pepper jack cheese, slaw and creamy cilantro lime sauce. But the great thing about tacos is that you can make them your own. Swap out the pepper jack cheese for blue cheese or the cilantro lime sauce for ranch dressing. Add some avocado or shredded lettuce instead of the slaw.
No matter how you top these tacos, I guarantee they’ll be a hit in your kitchen!
Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara is the BEST manicotti recipe out there! It’s saucy, cheesy and downright delicious! Manicotti shells are stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese, then covered in a delicious Italian sausage and red wine marinara sauce.
I am TOTALLY obsessed with this manicotti recipe! It’s full of my favorite things, cheesy filled pasta, flavorful Italian sausage and rich, hearty marinara sauce. It was also the first dish I ever made Kurt and is still his most requested recipe on the blog!
In this dish, I combined tomatoes with Italian sausage and Italian seasoning to make a hearty, flavorful sauce for the manicotti. Speaking of the manicotti, it’s stuffed FULL of delicious cheeses! This dish is one cheesy, flavorful good time!
While it does take a little time to prep, you can easily double the recipe and freeze one dish for later. I always do this because it’s Kurt’s favorite recipe! And anytime that I can save time on a future dinner, I’m totally in!
This hot crab dip recipe is creamy, cheesy and flavorful! It’s also a super easy appetizer to whip together for parties and sure to be a crowd favorite!
Hot dips are always a crowd favorite, as well as one of my favorite things to make for a party. It’s easy to toss a dip together and put it in the refrigerator until time for the party. When it’s time to party, just pop it in the oven and serve up a delicious, hot dip for your guests!
I’ve been known to create a “dip bar” at parties featuring various dips, chips, crackers and vegetables! This hot crab dip recipe is perfect for a dip bar. Serve it with Cheesy Baked Taco Dip and Green Chili Queso Dip for a seriously cheesy good time!
If you love creamy, cheesy dips and big chunks of fresh, juicy crabmeat, then you’re going to love this crab dip recipe. It only takes 10 minutes of prep time, making it a quick and easy option for a dinner party appetizer or party snack!
Calling all my fellow soyrizo fans out there! This soy chorizo recipe will be your new go-to favorite for crazy busy weeknights! I love this recipe because it only takes 15 minutes to make a delicious, vegetarian dinner.
You can even whip up a side of guac to go with it while the quesadillas are cooking! I love to dip it in guac or drizzle it with a little hot sauce. Kurt is all about dipping it in sour cream. Salsa is also a great option, a little green tomatillo salsa goes so well with this quesadilla!
If you’re already at Trader Joe’s picking up the soy chorizo, I highly recommend grabbing a jar of their Hatch Valley Salsa. Dipping this quesadilla into that salsa is like a fiesta of flavors in your mouth!
Once I realized that you could kick up a traditional meatloaf with tons of flavor and spice, I was totally down with the classic dish!
I love this Mexican Meatloaf for so many reasons. First, I love Mexican food, so adding Mexican flavors to any dish makes it a win in my book! It’s also loaded with veggies!
For the parents out there, you’re going to love how many veggies are hidden in this meatloaf. Most meatloaf recipes contain two pounds of ground meat. This recipe contains one pound of ground beef and one pound of veggies. Ground turkey can also be used in place of the ground beef for a lower calorie option.
This meatloaf is delicious leftover and you can even turn it into a scrumptious Meatloaf Hash for breakfast! It’s also easy to make gluten free and vegetarian. Check out the recipe notes below to learn how!
The best thing about all of these recipes in the sausage ball lineup is that they can be made ahead of time, that way, when it’s game time, you’re on the couch with a plate of sausage balls, instead of in the kitchen!
Combine two appetizer favorites into one with jalapeno popper pigs in a blanket! Roasted jalapenos are filled with cheese and little smokies, then wrapped in crescent rolls for an easy recipe that is sure to impress your friends!
One of my favorite things to do when creating new recipes is to combine two favorite dishes into one amazing new dish!
Pigs in a blanket + jalapeno poppers = Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket
I was inspired to make this recipe after seeing something similar on a menu in Washington DC at Fat Pete’s BBQ. Their version featured jalapenos, stuffed with cream cheese, topped with a little smokie, then wrapped in bacon.
I decided to go more traditional with my pigs in a blanket and wrap the entire thing in crescent rolls, but I have no doubt that bacon would also be an amazing choice!
The real debate was what to call this little appetizer, the best idea I heard from friends was “Pigs in a Popper”, so cute and perfect for this appetizer mash-up!
Your party guests will never guess that this charcuterie board is low calorie! Bursting with colors and flavors, learn how to make a charcuterie board that is easy to create, with a gorgeous display, that’s also healthy and gluten free!
Charcuterie boards, oh how I love thee! You’re gorgeous, easy to make and filled with a few of my favorite things, meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies and dips!
While I usually create charcuterie boards for parties or as an appetizer for dinner with friends, I’m definitely not above making a charcuterie board for two and eating it for dinner with Kurt!
Inspired by the most popular recipe on the blog, Bruschetta Grilled Chicken Zoodle Bowls (4.8 MILLION views on Facebook & counting!), I combined the deliciously simple Tomato Basil Bruschetta recipe that tops the zoodle bowls, with luscious, creamy, baked brie, all snuggled in a delightfully crisp sourdough bread bowl. And let me tell you, it was amazing!
The freshness of the bruschetta, paired with the creaminess of the brie is a match made in heaven! This is the perfect appetizer for an Italian dinner or a party starter!
Brie cheese, strawberries and balsamic vinegar are baked into a sourdough bread bowl in this sweet and savory baked brie bread bowl recipe!
During the holiday season, I serve my Caramelized Pear Baked Brie Bread Bowl at every party I throw and take it to every event I attend. It’s always a hit! Today, I decided to summer-ize the recipe, by swapping out the pears for summer’s favorite fruit, strawberries!
This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prep and is sure to be a new summer party favorite!
Mouth watering garlic knots are filled with cheese and smothered in buffalo sauce in this delicious recipe for cheesy garlic knots, perfect as an appetizer or party snack!
Garlic knots, the delicious creation that twists up pizza dough and smothers it in garlic butter, creating one of the most delicious snacks ever!
When I lived downtown San Diego, I used to frequent a little pizza shop that sold garlic knots in a bag by the half dozen. My friends would order pizza slices, I would order a dozen garlic knots and literally just eat them out of the bag, like the civilized food blogger I am! 😉
Needless to say, I’ve had a long standing love affair with garlic knots and today I made them even better by filling them with cheese and smothering them in buffalo sauce, creating Buffalo Cheesy Garlic Knots, also know as THE MOST DELICIOUS SNACK EVER!
Sriracha pizza sauce, jalapeños, summer sausage and jalapeño cheddar cheese top this delicious mini pizza recipe. They’re perfect for game days and parties!
Growing up, my favorite month of the year was December. It just so happens to be my birthday month, there’s Christmas and Hickory Farms sets up their stand in the mall. This means Beef Summer Sausage, Cheese Balls and Crackers are a totally acceptable meal for lunch, basically every day in my house!
Today I’m so excited to share my first recipe in partnership with Hickory Farms, a brand I’ve grown up with and loved my entire life!
Pepper jack & cream cheese are combined with fresh jalapeños, avocado & cilantro in this Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip recipe, perfect as a side or snack!
If you thought about putting your Crock Pot away for the summer, think again! Summer is the perfect time to use a slow cooker because it eliminates the need to turn on the oven and heat up your entire house.
Today, I’m sharing a delicious new recipe twist on queso dip, with no velvetta or rotel required!
Fresh bruschetta combined with melted, creamy cheeses makes for one delicious bruschetta cheese dip recipe, made in only 10 minutes, perfect as a party appetizer!
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 this bruschetta cheese dip recipe idea and I loved it, so today I’m sharing it with you!
Mashed sweet potatoes and ricotta cheese make up a flavorful, creamy filling in this recipe for vegetarian stuffed shells!
When brainstorming new recipe ideas for the blog, pasta is always a go-to favorite. My thought process is basically, “how can I make lasagna, manicotti or stuffed shells just a little bit different so that I can eat them over and over again?” 😉
Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these Gluten Free Baked Cheese Bites are perfect for parties & much healthier than fried cheese sticks!
How delicious are fried cheese sticks?! Oozing with cheese on the inside and crispy on the outside, totally tasty, but totally not healthy, so I took this appetizer and made it healthier and gluten-free!
This ham and cheese sandwich recipe is given a sweet twist with apricot preserves and sweet Hawaiian sliced bread, perfect for an easy lunch!
With school back in session for most of my friends with kids, it’s that time of the year when parents are thinking about what to pack in their kids lunch box.
Since I’m all about putting a delicious twist on traditional recipes, I took a lunchbox favorite, the ham and cheese sandwich, and gave it a sweet twist with apricot preserves and Hawaiian Sweet Bread!
Homemade sloppy joe pizza filling is rolled up in crescent roll dough with mozzarella and parmesan cheese for a delicious and fun spin on pizza rolls!
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!
Everyone’s favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip is the topping for this delicious pizza recipe, with three cheeses and grilled buffalo chicken, you can’t go wrong!
A few weeks back I was doing some serious recipe planning for the upcoming months. I sat down and brainstormed new recipes for 6 hours straight.
Let me tell you how hungry one gets after recipe brainstorming for 6 hours straight, very hungry, only to realize that all of the recipes I’d been creating in my mind over the last 6 hours were not reality yet and I had nothing to eat for dinner. Such a buzz kill, lol!
Luckily over the next couple of weeks, all of the recipes did become a reality and some very delicious dinners were eaten, this Buffalo Chicken Dip Pizza being one of those!
This beef enchiladas recipe combines spicy ground beef with creamy Sriracha sauce & lots of cheese for a delicious recipe that’s quick and easy to make!
It’s been an entire week since my last new recipe post on the blog! Why the long wait for a delicious new recipe you ask?! Because I took my first trip to New Orleans last week with two of my best friends!
If you follow me on Instagram you got to see all of the alligator holding (yup, that happened!) beignet eating, St Patricks Day glitter throwing, tutu wearing fun! I even created a Food Bloggers Guide to New Orleans with some of my favorite spots to eat, drink and shop in the city!
I loved the city and the food, and was so inspired to come home and create my own spins on beignets, shrimp and grits and jambalaya!
While this enchilada recipe was not inspired by my trip to New Orleans, it is a recipe I’ve been planning for a while now and I couldn’t wait to get home from my trip to whip it up!
Roasted red peppers and spicy chorizo add a ton of flavor to this baked mac and cheese recipe, easy to make for dinner tonight in under 45 minutes!
This dish is dedicated to my Facebook friends.
A couple of weeks back as I was planning out new recipe ideas for October. I asked my Facebook friends which new recipe they would like to see on the blog and there was an overwhelming response for Red Pepper Chorizo Baked Mac and Cheese.
And I can’t say I blame them! It’s super flavorful cheesy pasta deliciousness, what’s not to love?
Roasted red peppers, good, chorizo, good, mac and cheese, good!
This baked macaroni and cheese recipe with roasted jalapeños and sausage is spicy, creamy, delicious and made in under an hour!
One time my friends went on a “Macaroni and Cheese Crawl”. If you’re familiar with bar crawls, it’s the same thought, but instead of slamming beers and tequila shots, you head to the best restaurants for Mac and Cheese.
While I wasn’t able to make the crawl with them, I thought this was the best idea ever. Why, you ask? Because Macaroni and Cheese is freaking awesome!!!!