Easy Pretzel Hot Dog Buns

Pretzel buns are so trendy right now. After enjoying a hot dog on a pretzel bun, I started wondering just how difficult it would be to make them at home. After looking up a few pretzel buns recipes I realized that, while it’s a bit time-consuming, they’re pretty simple to make from scratch! These pretzel buns also have the husband’s seal of approval. We liked them so much that we easily could’ve enjoyed the pretzel buns all by themselves. I can’t wait to use this recipe to make buns for hamburgers or sandwiches next! Try topping your hot dog or … Continue reading Easy Pretzel Hot Dog Buns

Bacon Wrapped Sausages

This appetizer brings back so many memories! As I was growing up, we had these bacon wrapped sausages at almost every family celebration that I can remember. We still make these sausages every Christmas, along with all of our other favorite finger foods. Everyone loves them, they’re just so addicting! The brown sugar caramelizes over the bacon, creating an amazing sweet and savory treat! These Bacon Wrapped Sausages are such an easy party food and they’ll be a hit at your next gathering! Bacon Wrapped Sausages 6-8 servings beef little smokies sausages (1 package) bacon (1 package) 2 cups brown sugar … Continue reading Bacon Wrapped Sausages

Salsa Verde Casserole

It’s been a busy few weeks since opening my Etsy shop (if you haven’t already checked it out, you can find the Hello Homebody Etsy shop here). I’ve been attempting to fill orders, create new items for the shop, and keep up with recipe planning and blogging. My goal is to create a good schedule so that I’m not jumping from project to project all day long, but I haven’t found that happy balance of organization quite yet. In the middle of my scattered-ness, I’ve been falling back on our favorite dishes for dinner, simple recipes that I know by … Continue reading Salsa Verde Casserole

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Do you ever have a craving for something sweet but you just don’t have the time or the energy to bake a dessert? This simple and sweet treat is perfect for moments like that. These cinnamon sugar chips puff up slightly, leaving a a soft and warm side and a crisp, caramelized sugar side! They taste similar to churros, one of my favorites! If you’re like me you probably have all of the ingredients for this sweet snack in your kitchen right now. What are you waiting for? Go try this recipe! Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips flour tortillas butter brown … Continue reading Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Birdseed Bird Feeder Ornaments

I’ve been wanting to make birdseed ornaments for a while but I just couldn’t bring myself to search for suet (a must-have ingredient in most birdseed ornaments). This recipe doesn’t call for suet or gelatin, and it doesn’t involve messy peanut butter! These ornaments will be great for the winter, when birds really are in search of food, but I didn’t want to wait until then to make them! I’ve hung these birdseed ornaments on a tree just below our balcony where I can watch birds munch away. You can make your own bird feeders with this simple recipe! Check … Continue reading Birdseed Bird Feeder Ornaments

Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Ketchup is the condiment of Summer! We use it to top hamburgers and hot dogs, french fries and corn dogs. I’d never even thought about making ketchup from scratch before but, after trying a smoky chipotle ketchup at Twisted Root, I became inspired to try it! I loved the thought of playing with flavors to make my own ketchup. When I started researching ketchup-making recipes I discovered that there are lots of different methods, ranging from recipes that start with fresh tomatoes, to recipes that require no cooking at all. I settled for an in-between method that’s quick and simple, … Continue reading Smoked Chipotle Ketchup

Chicken Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve wanted to make homemade macaroni and cheese for quite a while, it’s one of my favorite things to try at restaurants. This creamy homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is made with only fresh ingredients, no processed cheese! I’m not going to lie, macaroni with velveeta cheese is still one of my favorites, but fancy macaroni and cheese is a great treat. I really wanted to use white cheddar for this recipe, but couldn’t find any at the store that I went to. I used mild cheddar instead and it gave this dish a good, rich flavor. This recipe is … Continue reading Chicken Bacon Macaroni and Cheese