Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball with Crackers

Who doesn’t love a cream cheese ball loaded with bacon, cheddar, ranch seasoning, and green onion? Serve with crackers for a perfect holiday appetizer!

Growing up, our family would eat holiday dinners around 3 p.m. To hold us over until dinnertime, we would put out appetizers to snack on. My mom’s favorite appetizer was always a green onion cheese ball from our local grocery store.

One fateful year, the grocery store was all sold out of the green onion cheese ball. Christmas was all but ruined! To save the day, I was sure I could make it at home. Plus, I was sure I could make it just as well if not better than the store-bought one. Not to brag, but that’s just what I did.

Over the years, this recipe for the Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball has become a family favorite. It’s great for entertaining or parties. Even better, it only requires 6 ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to make. I warn you though, it is addicting!

This cheese ball is one of those recipes that’s so easy it doesn’t really need a recipe. But that doesn’t stop my family from asking for it every year. So, Fam, this one is for you!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Individual Serving

This no-bake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse is a light, fluffy, creamy, and decadent dessert full of festive fall flavors and real pumpkin!

Maybe, it’s just me. But, sometimes, I get SO excited to share a recipe with you! Especially one that tastes like pumpkin cheesecake but that is much friendlier on the waistline. It’s my recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse!

This sweet treat is full of fall flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. Whipping cream cheese and heavy whipping cream gives this dessert a light and refreshing texture. Meanwhile, the cinnamon graham crackers provide crunch and flavor. It’s so stinking good!

This recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse is easy and delicious. In fact, it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Yet, this yummy treat is still impressive for entertaining family and friends. They will never guess how fast it is to make.

Bonus: To make this dessert, no cooking is required! Just whip 7 simple ingredients together and chill!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings

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Stuff and bake crescent rolls with pumpkin, spices, sugar, butter, and cream cheese for the easiest and most delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings!

When I first heard of making dumplings with prepared crescent dough, it sounded disgusting. Soggy and flavorless dumplings? No, thank you! Thankfully, that’s not how these turn out at all.

Instead, something magical happens in the oven. As the crescent rolls bake, the outsides caramelize to create a crispy exterior. In addition, the delicious filling becomes creamy and gooey. It’s the perfect contrast!

Specifically, these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings are great for breakfast or dessert! For easy entertaining, try making them in advance. Your friends and family will never guess how quick preparation is. It will be our little secret! You can just rake in all the compliments and watch the dumplings disappear.

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Dinner in a Pumpkin (Pumpkin Casserole)

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Dinner In a Pumpkin Baked (Pumpkin Casserole)

Dinner in a Pumpkin is a casserole cooked right inside a pumpkin! As you serve it, scrape out the tender pumpkin to eat along with the delicious filling!

I get SO excited for Halloween! One of the things I always look forward to is Dinner in a Pumpkin, or pumpkin casserole. Since this dish is seasonal, it’s always really special when I get to eat it. So, I make it as often as I can while pumpkins are still available.

To make dinner in a pumpkin, prepare the casserole filling ingredients. Then, stuff the pumpkin, and bake. As you serve the casserole, also scoop out portions of the pumpkin to eat! After dinner, just throw the pumpkin away! Since there are no casserole dishes, clean-up is so easy.

Speaking of which, why are pumpkins not available AFTER Halloween?! You can find so many other seasonal types of squash. Why not pumpkin? Maybe, if more people make this dish, we don’t have to waste all the after-Halloween pumpkins with a pumpkin smash. #savethepumpkins

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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake in Slow Cooker and Ramekin

This decadent and easy Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake recipe uses only 4 ingredients and can be made in the oven or the slow cooker! Perfect no-fuss dessert!

Dump Cakes are named that way because the ingredients are literally “dumped” into the baking pan. While this Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake recipe adds one extra step, it’s still quick and easy. Plus, it results in a moist and evenly cooked cake! On top of that, it can be made in the oven or the slow cooker.

In addition to being cooked in one pan, this recipe only requires 4-Ingredients! Even better, they are all pantry ingredients. When you are in a pinch, and don’t feel like baking, it’s a perfect last minute dessert.

This Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake is incredibly rich and decadent. So, I recommend smaller servings. But, that also makes it great for feeding a crowd.

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Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

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You’re only 15 minutes and 5 pantry ingredients away from homemade Alfredo sauce infused with yummy garlic, butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan.

For as long as I can remember, our family receives laughs and scoffs for keeping a large 3-lb block of cream cheese in our fridge. The reason why: to make this amazing homemade Alfredo sauce whenever we want! Inevitably, once they try this homemade Alfredo sauce recipe, they stop laughing. Because it is so tasty!

It takes just 15 minutes to make, and it’s way better than Olive Garden and the store-bought Alfredo sauces. This sauce was one of the first things I learned to make.

When you don’t know what to make for dinner, this is such an easy recipe to go to. It can be tossed with pasta for fettuccine Alfredo. Or it can be used in a myriad of other ways. See the post below for more ideas!

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Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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Bowl of Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is super creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy! It comes together in 5 minutes, and it’s perfect for meal prep!

You know, when people ask you if you were stuck on an island, but you could have any food, what would it be? Mine is definitely macaroni and cheese. I once at it for 3 days straight. No joke!

This Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is one of my all time favorite varieties of mac and cheese! It is super rich, creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy. It’s even easier than the boxed kind since you don’t even have to boil the pasta! Plus, it doesn’t require evaporated milk or a roux.

Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is amazing as a full meal or as a side dish. Additionally, it’s great for meal prep. Since, all the ingredients are added to the slow cooker and forgotten, your hands (and pans) are free to work on other components for your meal prep.

It’d also be awesome to take to a pot luck, tailgate, or other gathering! Can you ever go wrong with macaroni and cheese?

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Mini Raspberry Lemon Cheesecakes

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Pan of Mini Raspberry Lemon Cheesecakes

Lemon lovers will beg you to bring these (almost no bake) tart, sweet, rich, and creamy mini raspberry lemon cheesecakes to your next gathering!

This recipe is adapted from Cook’s Country‘s recipe for Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. It is packed full of lemon flavor with the right balance of tart and sweet.

The original recipe makes one 9″ cheesecake, but I adapted the recipe to make mini cheesecakes that can be easily shared and taken to potlucks or other gatherings. How pretty would these look at a 4th of July celebration picnic or barbecue?

The only baking required for this recipe is to set the lemon-flavored crust. The mini raspberry lemon cheesecakes get their fluffy and creamy texture from a gelatin based lemon cream cheese filling that sets up as it chills in the fridge. To really make these cheesecakes special, top the cheesecakes with a stunning swirl of lemon curd and raspberry preserves.

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