Sweet, delicious dates are stuffed with flavorful blue cheese, wrapped in smokey bacon & baked in the oven. This quick & easy 3 ingredient recipe for Bacon Wrapped Dates is perfect as an appetizer or party snack!
There’s no denying my love of wrapping things in bacon. This Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast is the most popular recipe on the blog every Thanksgiving.
These bacon wrapped main courses are super delicious and you should definitely try them all! But if you’re looking for a bacon wrapped party app, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Dates.
These little “parties on a stick” make an appearance at every cocktail party I throw! They are easy enough to make a dozen for a dinner party or make 100 for a holiday party. They’re sweet and salty and so delicious!
Red Velvet Puppy Chow is a fun and simple dessert recipe. It’s great for parties and perfect for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Christmas!
Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, this easy dessert recipe is downright delicious! These Nutella Muddy Buddies are always a hit at parties.
This year at my annual holiday party, I decided to put a spin on my popular puppy chow recipe. I wanted it to be festive so I added red food coloring.
But not just any red food coloring. For this recipe to work you need red powdered food coloring. You can easily buy it on Amazon using the link above or pick it up at a baking supply store.
This Red Velvet Puppy Chow was a huge hit at my holiday party! The recipe is just as easy to make as traditional puppy chow. Simply toss the powdered food coloring with the powdered sugar and you’ll get this delicious and festive beautifully sweet snack!
Around the holidays everyone goes crazy for this Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule Punch and this Grapefruit Ginger Spiced Rum Punch! And since it’s the holidays, it’s totally acceptable to make both!
One thing I love about serving this punch bowl at parties is that the drinks are pre-made and everyone can serve themselves whenever they’d like!
Another thing I love about this rum punch is that you simply pour everything into a bowl, stir and serve. It’s so easy to make, you can whip it up in 5 minutes to serve at your own party or take to a party! Read the full post here!
These bite sized treats are perfect for gifting to friends, serving at parties or for a sweet snack to keep around the house!
With the holiday season in full swing, I decided to turn my favorite winter drink into a cookie cup.
Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups are made by taking chocolate cookies, indenting them in the middle when they’re hot out of the oven and filling them with marshmallow creme. They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!
I’ve already made these twice when hosting friends and family, once for brunch and once as appetizer, and each time they were a huge hit! Best part is, they’re so simple and only require 4 ingredients and 25 minutes to make!
Sparkling pomegranate soda replaces cranberry juice in this bubbly twist on a traditional cosmopolitan cocktail, topped with champagne, perfect for parties or happy hour any day!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons! All opinions are my own.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or Galentine’s Day with your girlfriends, this Sparkling Pomegranate Cosmopolitan recipe is perfect for the occasion!
Red velvet cookie cups filled with cream cheese frosting are a delicious and adorable dessert recipe that’s also easy to make! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays or any day you’re craving a sweet treat!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and no matter how you’re celebrating the occasion, these Red Velvet Cookie Cups should definitely be involved!
Having a “Galentines Day” dinner party with your girlfriends? They will love these! Celebrating with your significant other, yup, they’ll be a fan! Taking treats to a work or school party? These red velvet cookie cups will be the hit of the party!
Rack of lamb is rubbed with herb butter, then roasted and topped with a mint chimichurri sauce in this elegant dinner recipe!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Vons! All opinions are my own.
There’s no better way to impress your guests this holiday season than with this Herb Butter Rack of Lamb with Mint Chimichurri, and I’m here to tell you a secret that your guests never have to know, it’s so easy to make!
That’s right, who knew something so elegant and scrumptious could be so easy to make!
Even with several different delicious components, the entire meal came together in just over 30 minutes!
Nutella Muddy Buddies are the perfect gluten free sweet treat! They’re made with only 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, making this recipe so easy to toss together anytime for a party or snack!
Now the real question is, did you call them muddy buddies or puppy chow as a kid?
I called them muddy buddies, but no matter what you called them, I know I’m not the only one who was totally obsessed with this delicious sweet snack as a kid! It was always a favorite at school holiday parties, birthday parties and just a delicious dessert to have around the house!
An oven roasted herb crusted beef tenderloin is a show stopping dinner recipe, served with a mouth-watering creamy horseradish gorgonzola sauce.
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at the California Beef Council!
It’s the holiday season and whether you’re hosting a dinner party for friends or a Christmas dinner with family, a beef tenderloin is an impressive main course for your dinner!
For this recipe, I rubbed the beef tenderloin with a peppery, balsamic herb rub then finished the tenderloin with a horseradish herb butter and an amazing horseradish gorgonzola cream sauce (seriously, I could eat that sauce with a spoon!)
You can serve the cream sauce right over the tenderloin or on the side.
A simple chocolate chip cookie recipe is transformed into delicious chocolate chip cookie cups with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.
There’s nothing better than a classic chocolate chip cookie, that is, until you make it into a cookie cup with Nutella® hazelnut spread! This chocolate chip cookie twist will have your friends and family raving over the fun presentation and delicious flavor combination of chocolate chip cookies and Nutella®.
This easy coffee martini recipe combines Port wine, cold brew coffee & Irish cream for a simple 3 ingredient drink, perfect as an after dinner cocktail!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Croft Reserve Tawny Port.
The holiday season is upon us and that means hosting friends, cocktail parties and lots of celebrations! When searching for the perfect Port cocktail to make for your next party, or as an after dinner drink, this coffee martini with Croft Reserve Tawny Port is an easy drink that will impress all of your guests!
Cold brew coffee, Croft Reserve Tawny Port and Irish cream liqueur are combined for a fun, festive and delicious drink!
Satisfy your stuffing cravings anytime of the year with this quick & easy stuffing biscuit recipe, perfect for breakfast or making turkey sliders with Thanksgiving leftovers!
It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for! I’m building my dream home with the most wonderful man in the world (I might be slightly biased ;-)), I have an amazing family, the best friends a girl could ask for and my job is sharing delicious recipes with the world, which in my opinion, is the best job in the world!
In fact, as of today, this easy stuffing biscuit recipe is my 1,000 post!!
That’s 1,000 times I’ve sat down with my laptop and shared my words, pictures, recipes and inspiration on this blog.
I thought it would be fun on this 1,000 blog post to look back on 10 fun facts about my blogging journey, from my most popular recipes to the many different opportunities that have come my way through blogging!
The blog was originally called Little Leopard Book, named after a leopard print notebook I used to carry around and write ideas in. I rebranded in August 2015 to WhitneyBond.com.
Everything Bagel Stuffing is a fun twist on traditional stuffing that’s easy to make for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or as a side dish anytime of the year!
Today is the last day of Thanksgiving Week 2 on the blog. Over the last 2 weeks I’ve had so much fun sharing 8 delicious new recipes, perfect for your upcoming Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration!
Just in case you missed any of the last two weeks of deliciousness, you can find all of the recipes at the following links:
This Sous Vide Turkey Breast recipe is absolutely the easiest way to make the juiciest, most flavorful turkey breast ever!
It’s Thanksgiving Week 2 on the blog and I’m so excited to share my first Thanksgiving recipe made in the sous vide!
Over the last year I’ve become completely obsessed with my sous vide (←affiliate link to the one I use)! I make dinner in the sous vide at least once a week and I’ve shared several sous vide recipes on the blog, including these melt-in-your-mouth Korean BBQ Short Ribs, the best Italian Flank Steak you’ll ever have and this life-changing Chipotle Apple Pork Loin recipe!
Warm rosemary herb butter is added to these blue cheese mashed potatoes for the best potato side dish you’ll ever have in your life!
It’s day 3 of Thanksgiving Week on the blog and I’m so excited to share this side dish that first appeared on the blog in 2013. Now with delicious new images to match this incredibly delicious potato dish!
Maple syrup, dried cranberries and walnuts top this decadent monkey bread recipe that’s perfect for fall brunches and holiday breakfasts!
There’s nothing better than waking up on a cool morning and cuddling up by the fireplace with a warm mug of apple cider and the sweet smell of maple and cinnamon baking in the kitchen!
I’ll let you know when I go back to Oklahoma for Christmas how that feels, but in the meantime, this monkey bread recipe tasted just as delicious on a warm fall day in sunny San Diego wearing shorts and sipping cold brew 😉
Spiked Cranberry Lemonade is an easy 3 ingredient cocktail that’s perfect for sipping on anytime of the year, it’s light, refreshing and flavorful!
Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Tropicana!
For those of you that follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen an Instagram story, or caught a Facebook Live recently, where I’ve been sharing all about the “Fixer Upper” I purchased with my boyfriend Kurt!
We did all of the demo ourselves and then spent the last month sitting around waiting for permits to be approved by the city of San Diego. Magically this week, it happened! The permits were approved and that means the remodel can begin. This definitely called for an impromptu celebration!
I grabbed a bottle of Tropicana Lemonade and made a super simple cocktail. Simple, but so delicious and definitely going in my happy hour regular rotation!
A boneless pork loin is cooked in a delicious combination of chipotle, nutmeg, cloves, maple syrup & apple juice in a sous vide or slow cooker.
What started as a “what do we have in the refrigerator to put on pork loin?” meal, has ended up being one of my all time favorite recipes! The real game-changer in this recipe though, is the fact that it’s cooked in a sous vide!
I know, I know, I’ve been going on and on about how life-changing my sous vide is for almost three months now, but Pinterest totally backed me up last week! They released their Top 100 Trends for 2017 and Sous Vide was #2!
Looking for the perfect gift to buy your friend or family member for Christmas? Look no further than these Top 20 Gifts for Foodies, ranging from $5 – $250!
It’s December y’all, a time for eating, drinking and gift giving!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the last 3 days going back and forth between e-mails, text messages and conversations with my boyfriend and family on what to get each other! Gift giving can be so stressful!
After all of the decision making for my family, I thought, “hey, my friends reading WhitneyBond.com probably need a little gift guidance too“, so I decided to put together this guide of the top holiday gifts for foodies! I included 4 different price ranges to help you find the perfect gift at the perfect price!
I also, added a list of “recipes made with this gift” below each one. You can easily hop over to two or three of these recipes, print them out and include them with the gift! Your friends and family will love that they have a new kitchen toy to play with AND a couple of new recipes to go with it!
Mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes and basil pesto are wrapped up in garlic naan and baked into delicious pizza rolls, perfect for a party appetizer or snack!
With holiday parties in full swing, I’ve got party apps on my mind, so I partnered up with my friends at Stonefire Naan to create a recipe that’s delicious, super easy to make and perfectly festive for the holiday season!
Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers are the perfect appetizer for holiday or Super Bowl parties & a great way to use up leftover stuffing!
It’s holiday party season people! And what says holiday spirit more than Bacon Wrapped Stuffing Cream Cheese 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.
Gingerbread cupcakes are baked in half pint mason jars and topped with caramel cream cheese frosting in this delicious holiday dessert recipe!
While I pride myself on holding off of Christmas music, baking and decorating until after Thanksgiving, I have no problem starting the Christmas party the day after Thanksgiving, which is exactly what I’m doing on the blog today!
This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe.
It’s the last day of “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog and I’ve saved the big kahuna for last! That’s right, the turkey, the epicenter of the Thanksgiving table!
Since we have a small family, we started preparing a turkey breast a few years back instead of a whole turkey. It’s the perfect size for 4-6 people and if you want to try a couple of different turkey recipes, this is a great way to do it! Read the full post here!
Making a cheese ball at home is simple! Made with only 4 ingredients, this Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball is the perfect quick & easy appetizer!
There might be nothing I love more in life than cheese. Ok, maybe my Mom and Dad and the movie Elf, but that’s about it. Everything else comes second to my obsessive love of CHEESE!
For my annual Christmas Birthday Cocktail Party I decided to make this Buffalo Cheese Ball. I then decided that the savory cheese ball needed a sweeter counterpart, therefore the Cranberry Goat Cheese Ball was born!
Turkey is brined in white wine, rubbed with spices, roasted in the oven, then glazed with cranberry sauce in this cranberry glazed turkey breast recipe.
I was lucky enough to travel back to my home town in Oklahoma to spend Christmas with my family this year.
We had a wonderful time and even got a little snow!
My good friend Michael and adopted member of our family had this amazing apron custom-made for me!
It definitely got me excited to go in the kitchen and prepare our Christmas feast, which included this delicious Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast!!
I made this dish on Thanksgiving a couple of years ago along side my Herb Crusted Turkey Breast and my Mom loved it so much that she specifically requested it for Christmas dinner!
Although you do have to brine it the night before, it’s still super simple to make and only takes about 30 minutes of actual work time to prepare the brine, rub the turkey and make the glaze!
8 cups water
1 cup white wine
1 cup orange juice
½ cup kosher salt
½ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp peppercorns
4 bay leaves
4 sprigs fresh thyme
3-4 lb. boneless turkey breast
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp thyme
Ingredients (cranberry glaze)
12 oz cranberries
¼ cup chopped ginger
2 tsp orange zest
¼ cup honey
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup orange juice
1 cup water
¼ cup orange flavor liqueur
Combine all of the brining ingredients in a large container, then place the turkey breast in the brine and place into the refrigerator overnight.
Remove the turkey in the morning and pat dry, then brush with olive oil.
Next, combine the spice rub in a small bowl.
Rub the spices over the turkey and place in a baking dish. Roast the turkey in a 375° oven for one hour.
In the meantime, prepare the cranberry glaze by combining all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Wait for the cranberries to begin bursting, then stir well and allow the glaze to simmer over low heat for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Strain the glaze with a mesh strainer.
Glaze the turkey breast with a basting brush using the strained cranberry glaze.
Serve the strained cranberries on the side as a cranberry sauce for guests to top their turkey with, if so desired!
Place on a platter with a sprig of thyme and a few whole cranberries for a beautifully presented dish!
This Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast is so flavorful, moist and scrumptious!
Hope everyone had a delicious, fun, happy and memorable holiday season!
Thanks to Emeril Lagasse for the original inspiration for this recipe!