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No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls

No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls | Mini Van Dreams

I think these No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls are my new go-to snack!  So delicious and, if you eat them frozen, they are a perfect snack for that afternoon sweet tooth!  Plus, they are a cinch to make since they do not require cooking and very minimal effort – in fact, the twins helped make this batch!  Just pick out your favorite trail mix (raisins are a yummy addition!) and grab your food processor and let’s get to power-balling!


Zombie Eyeballs

Zombie Eyeballs | Mini Van Dreams

Are you looking for a fun finger food for your next Minecraft or Halloween party?  Or do you just want to freak out your kids at snack time?  Then try our Zombie Eyeballs!  They are creepy, creamy, and they are looking at you!  Super simple to make and a great appetizer to have on the table at your next creepy, crafty party… or your next wine-tasting – they are that good.   (more…)

Famous Leaky Cauldron Butter Beer

Famous Leaky Cauldron's Butter Beer | MIni Van Dreams

Some days, a girl just needs to have a Harry Potter day with her best friend.  And what better way to enjoy the movies than with a big mug of frothy butter beer!  This simple recipe is quick to make and tastes amazing!  Hit pause on the DVR and head to the kitchen to whip up your own butter beer!   (more…)

Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa

Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa | Mini Van Dreams

There is nothing better than Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa with pretzels.  I first tried this lovely, sweet salsa in Amish Country.  I fell in love.  I actually called and ordered a case of it from Kauffman’s Bakery a week later.  I had to recreate this deliciousness.  Definitely, one of my favorite salsas… and, it is perfect on chips, salsa, veggies, tacos, chicken, fish…


Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts |Mini Van Dreams

I love a good donut.  Throw in a delicious, sugary topping and I am all for it!  Of course, donuts are usually fried and really aren’t that good for you.  But, my recipe for baked cinnamon sugar donuts is a delicious alternative!  They don’t even taste like they are baked!  They do take a bit to make, but they are SOOOOOO worth it.  Enjoy!


Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip

If you are looking for something fun and spicy to take to your next get together… look no further.  My jalapeno popper dip is the answer to your prayers.  This amazingly gooey and spicy dip is perfect with crackers, tortilla chips, and raw veggies.  It’s also a cinch to prepare – much easier than stuffing a bunch of jalapenos to make poppers!  This one is definitely a keeper!


Queso Blanco

queso blanco via mini van dreams

I love queso blanco or cheese dip.  However, I hate that it normally contains that processed brick cheese.  I swear, that stuff is too similar to plastic to be good for you.  I thought I would see what I could come up with that didn’t use the plastic cheese wannabe.  This was actually my first try and it’s definitely a keeper.  No processed cheese and a delicious, creamy texture.  Even Mo liked it.  Enjoy.


Black Bean Salsa

This is a quick and easy recipe for black bean salsa.  Super delicious with homemade pita chips.  It is also good as a topping for chicken or fish.  Just be patient and give it time to “cook” in the fridge, or it won’t be as yummy!


Tasty Tuesday: S’mores Mix

This week, I am sharing a S’mores Mix recipe.  Delicious and yummy.  Okay, let’s be honest… this is the BEST.  SNACK.  EVER.  My kids love it.  Nana loves it.  My husband loves it.  I love it.  The dog loves it… okay, you get the picture.