We only get one birthday a year so why not make this one extra special? Start celebrating with snack ideas for guests or creative meal ideas for kids. Whether you prefer to place your candles on a cake, cupcakes or brownies, we have a recipe for you!

Crunchy Creamy Strawberry Cookies

Crunchy Creamy Strawberry Cookies

Freeze dried strawberries add the perfect crunch to these cookies, just asking to be a part of your party spread.

Make Seasonal Acorn Squash Salad

Make Seasonal Acorn Squash Salad

Combine wild rice, maple glazed acorn squash, pomegranate and goat cheese.

Make Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Make Wild Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

You can still have homemade frozen desserts without an ice cream maker.

Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Soft-Serve Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for soft serve.

Bake Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake

Bake Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake

Cover this decadent cake in a sweet whiskey glaze for a boozy treat.

How to Make Halva Chocolate Spread

How to Make Halva Chocolate Spread

Nutella fans will love this similar spread that you can make at home.

Bake a Batch of Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Bake a Batch of Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Make these healthy, gluten-free snacks that have no added sugar or fat.

Make Mexican Nachos for the Big Game

Make Mexican Nachos for the Big Game

Pile chips under melty cheese, topped with beans, spicy radishes, cilantro and avocado.

Take Comfort with Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Take Comfort with Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Try these cherry chocolate creations the next time you need a sweet treat.

What's the Perfect Movie Companion? Popcorn!
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What's the Perfect Movie Companion? Popcorn!

Make a bowl of salted caramel popcorn for a snack. The quality is worth the extra effort.

Serve Spinach and Artichoke Dip on Game Day
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Serve Spinach and Artichoke Dip on Game Day

Melt this cheese dip with hot sauce and red pepper flakes for a touch of added heat.

Celery with Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
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Celery with Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Have you ever had this experience? Hand a group of kids a bowl of celery sticks [...]

Make Your Own Baked Potato Chips
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Make Your Own Baked Potato Chips

Enjoy a healthier version of the grocery store bags with a homemade onion dip too.

Get Spring Fever with Honey Cupcakes and Marshmallow Icing
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Get Spring Fever with Honey Cupcakes and Marshmallow Icing

These honey-scented cupcakes are old-fashioned, and are denser than normal cupcakes.

Bake Mouthwatering White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Bake Mouthwatering White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Change up a classic with dried cherries and cashews for the ultimate indulgence.

Make Crunchy Kettle Corn
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Make Crunchy Kettle Corn

Did you know you can make kettle corn at home? See how on Kitchen Explorers.

Kids Love These White Cocolate-Dipped Pretzels
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Kids Love These White Cocolate-Dipped Pretzels

White chocolate, pretzels and sprinkles make an easy holiday treat the kids will love.


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