Link Party Palooza #78

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week!

I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back on Sunday afternoon to see if you were featured! :D

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Make sure you check out last week’s features HERE. We’ve got some awesome Valentine’s Day Dessert ideas for you and your family.

Yummy Valentine's Desserts

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Ashley from Simply Designing made this adorable faux metal arrow marquee. I love the gold paint color she used!

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Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:

7 layer dip recipe

7 layer Mexican dip recipe

Hearty vegetable soup

Whole 30 vegetable soup

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches -a quick and delicious snack idea!

When it comes to planning game day snacks, I think Ritz crackers are definitely at the top of the list for a lot of people. When I was growing up, we had Ritz crackers at pretty much every holiday and family party. They are everything you could want in a cracker – buttery, crisp, and delicious! When I was trying to think of a game day snack using Ritz crackers, I wanted to try something a little different than the standard Ritz crackers with dip. These three-ingredient Ritz chocolate peanut butter sandwiches are incredibly easy to make and have that delicious combination of salty and sweet, as well as crunchy and creamy. Plus they’re coated in chocolate, so really what could be better?

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches -a quick and delicious snack idea! The perfect combination of sweet and salty!

As I said in my previous post, I’ve teamed up with Coca Cola and Ritz crackers for their Home Bowl promotion, dedicated to making game day easier, more fun, and more delicious! You can find Home Bowl at retailers nationwide as well as online. Be sure to check out www.homebowl.com for recipes, party ideas, custom invitations, and more! Thanks so all who entered the fun giveaway.

Congrats to our winners who will be receiving $350 prize packs:

  • Kelly Powell
  • Barbara Ryan
  • Danielle Summers

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches -a quick and delicious snack idea! The perfect combination of sweet and salty!

These sandwiches are so simple to make that the kids can help too! My seven year old helped with spreading the peanut butter and sprinkling her favorite chocolate sprinkles on top. I’m sure she could have helped with the dipping, too, but I was afraid there would be no chocolate left if I let her get too close to it (she obviously shares her mother’s love of dessert). They’re the perfect snack to enjoy while sipping on the delicious Coke Floats I shared a couple of days ago!

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Yield: 12 sandwiches

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

24 Ritz crackers

1/2 cup peanut butter

4 ounces chocolate, chopped, divided

sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

Spread peanut butter on half of the crackers and top with the other half to make sandwiches.

Add the chopped chocolate to a microwave safe bowl, reserving a few tablespoons. Melt the chocolate in the microwave at 50% power for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. Stir in the reserved chocolate and continue stirring until melted and smooth.

Dip the sandwiches in the chocolate, then place on a parchment or wax-paper lined baking sheet to cool. Add sprinkles if desired. To help the chocolate firm up quickly, refrigerate for a few minutes.

Ritz Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches -a quick and delicious snack idea! The perfect combination of sweet and salty!

Enjoy!!

This prize was provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this program.

Bacon Dip for Game Day

Bacon Dip for Game Day by Courtney of Pizzazzerie for I Heart Naptime

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Hi, y’all! I’m so excited to have joined my sweet friend Jamielyn as part of her 2015 Creative Team! Woo-hoo! I am all about parties and entertaining (I blog about these fun things daily over on my site Pizzazzerie.com) so I’m thrilled to be able to share my new favorite football dip just in time for the Super Bowl! This dip comes together in just minutes and is full of flavor. It’s a total crowd-pleaser.

Bacon Dip for Game Day on iheartnaptime.com

Even if you’re just gathering with your husband and kids to watch the big game, make it a celebration and serve up appetizers in front of the TV and cheer on your favorite team. You can easily make this dip earlier in the day and keep it chilled until kick-off. And if you’re throwing a big football party, then add these football-shaped sliders and football brownies in mason jars to the menu too!

Bacon Dip for Game Day on iheartnaptime.com

I love how versatile this dip is because it’s super easy to “jazz up” with what you have on hand. The full recipe is below but don’t be afraid to add some pizzazz with a diced red onion, shredded parmesan, or jalapenos for some extra spice. My husband loves all things spicy so I add extra red pepper for lots of heat. Make two batches to serve if you want a “spicy” and “non-spicy”, especially if kids are enjoying it too! I always like to present dips and appetizers with some garnish so I added celery sticks and crumbled bacon on top plus some cute “GO TEAM” flags. You can make your own football flags with your team’s logo or let your kids make them as a fun art project. No matter how you celebrate the Super Bowl, if this dip is on the menu, it’s sure to be a delicious game day!

Bacon Dip for Game Day

Serve up this winning bacon dip to your game day fans!

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 can (10-ounce) Ro-Tel diced tomatoes & green chilies, drained
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion salt

Directions:

  1. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and peppers.
  2. Mix well and refrigerate
  3. Just before serving, add the bacon and tomatoes.
  4. Stir until combined and serve with your favorite chips, crackers, and vegetables.

Bacon Dip for Game Day on iheartnaptime.comEnjoy making this delicious bacon dip for the big game!

I’m a sucker for you free printable Valentine

I’m a sucker for you’ free printable Valentine -cute and simple!

Valentines is just a couple weeks away, so I thought I’d share a few more Valentine’s printables before the big day. I found these heart shaped suckers and Target and knew they’d go perfect with these Valentines.

I’m a sucker for you free printable Valentine

Free printable

Instructions:

Right click on the image and save to your computer. Then print on a colored printer with cardstock paper. Next trim around the red lines. Then cut on the two black lines with an xacto knife or sharp scissors.

I’m a sucker for you free printable Valentine

Then all you’ll do is slide the sucker stick through the 2 lines. You can also add a piece of tape on the back to secure it.

I’m a sucker for you free printable Valentine

That’s it. Another cute and simple Valentine idea!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Looking for more handmade Valentines? You’ll love these below:

You Make My Heart Pop Recipe and Printable

You Make My Heart Pop by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs for I Heart NaptimeYou Make My Heart Pop Recipe and Free Printable -perfect Valentines Day treat!

I am so looking forward to Valentine’s Day.  My favorite part of this holiday is treating my loved ones to yummy homemade treats.

You Make My Heart Pop Recipe and Free Printable -perfect Valentines Day treat!

Easy chocolate marshmallow popcorn balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 14 cups popcorn- popped according to directions
  • 16 ounce bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or
  • 1/2 cup valentine's themed sprinkles/jimmies/candies, etc.

Directions:

  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  • Add in white chocolates.
  • Remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  • Add popcorn and gently stir until evenly coated.
  • Pour out onto a cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle on half of the sprinkles.
  • Using buttered hands, form popcorn into one balls for mini bites or two inch ball for regular size.
  • Add additional sprinkles as necessary to each ball to make pretty.
  • Let set until cooled.

You will have plenty of time to form balls but  make sure to work quickly.  My kids love helping me do this.

You Make My Heart Pop Recipe and Free Printable -perfect Valentines Day treat!

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Package the balls in a cute way and add our free tag which you can download by clicking HERE.  I recommend printing the tag on bright white card stock for best results.

You Make My Heart Pop Recipe and Free Printable -perfect Valentines Day treat!

For more Valentine’s ideas and party inspiration, visit my blog Bloom Designs Online.  You can also find me on Instagram.

Happy Valentin’s Day everyone!