Family Friendly Recipes

Mango and Avocado SaladBy Ginny's TeamA mango and avocado salad on a warm day brings to mind beaches, tropical breezes, and ocean sunsets--all just in your own backyard! We love the hot weather flavors of mangoes, peppers, and cilantro combined with healthy yet delicious avocados. Make sure your avocados are ripe yet firm; you want to be able to stir them into the salad without mushing them! Feel free to subtract the jalapeno if hot peppers aren't quite your style, though we love the unexpected kick it adds. Mango and avocado salad is a great weekend appetizer or easy weekday side dish. Mango and Avocado Salad recipe upgrade tip: Mango and Avocado Salad is also delicious served as a chunky salsa with tortilla chips. Simply slice the mangoes and avocados into smaller chunks.
Spicy Buffalo Chicken DipBy Ginny's TeamThis spicy buffalo chicken dip is a great appetizer or snack for your next football tailgate party. Make it in the slow cooker for hands-off deliciousness, or use the oven to save on time. Everyone will love the creamy cheese and chicken flavored with a splash of hot sauce. After all, it's not football season without tasty snacks!
Toffee Apple DipBy Ginny's TeamThis toffee apple dip tastes like a dessert, but apple slices give it a healthy boost that lets you eat it guilt-free. After all, the best after-work snacks and appetizers combine sweet treats and healthy foods! We love the creaminess of the cream cheese with the toffee chips. Pouring pineapple juice on the apple slices gives them a fun, citrus flavor while also keeping the apples from turning brown. Thanks to Selina A. of Georgia for sharing this toffee apple dip recipe with us!
Pico De GalloBy Ginny's TeamAlso called "Salsa Fresca," Pico De Gallo is easy to make and easy to remember! Here's the trick: the Mexican flag is red, white, and green, just like this recipe made of equal parts tomato, onion, and cilantro (with a little jalapeño for heat)! We absolutely love the freshness of the tomatoes mixed with the crisp, clean taste of cilantro. The trick to delicious Pico De Gallo? You want equal parts of all the main ingredients (tomatoes, onion, and cilantro) so they can compliment each other and make the dish truly delicious. All the ingredients in this recipe can be chopped by hand, but we prefer using a food processor, especially for the onions, cilantro, and jalapeño. We also recommend using all fresh ingredients. Pico De Gallo makes any party taste like summer all year!
Pepperoni Pizza Cheese BallBy Ginny's TeamCheese balls are a go-to party appetizer, and this pepperoni pizza cheese ball is no exception! They're easy to make, and you can swap ingredients out for a personalized recipe depending on your tastes. On game day, just set the pepperoni pizza cheese ball in the middle of the table with some pretzels, crackers, veggies, or breadsticks. You can even shape it like a football and cover it in mini pepperoni to resemble a pig skin!