You know those viral butter boards? Well how about a goat cheese board? A big board slathered with yummy tangy goat cheese and various toppings is a great appetizer for the holidays or getting together with friends! Scroll down to see how to make the best goat cheese board.
And all of you charcuterie lovers are in for a real treat today! Because I am participating in a blog hop all about different kinds of charcuterie boards. If you are coming from Tammy from The White Lilac Farmhouse, welcome, and I hope you stick around! Also, how perfect is her hot chocolate board?
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And as always, I love to see what you create, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!
How to make the best goat cheese board
You will need:
- a large board
- goat cheese (I used 2 logs)
When choosing toppings you can pick whatever you want but here are some things that I think are great options:
- dried fruits (aprciots, cherries, cranberries)
- jellies, preserves or an apple/pumpkin butter
- cured meats
- fresh herbs
- drizzle with honey, balsamic glaze, olive oil
- serve with some crackers, pita chips, or crostini
I chose to make a trio of different flavors so there’s a variety but you can do whatever you’d like!
Here is my recipe:
You will want to start by taking your goat cheese out of the refrigerator and allowing to get to room temp to make it easy to spread. Using a spoon or spatula, spread onto your board. Divide the board into 3 sections lengthwise. In the first section, top with dried cherries, dried apricots and nuts. Drizzle with honey. In the middle, top with some pepper jelly. On the last section, top with blackberries, chopped basil, grated lemon and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Doesn’t this look delicious???
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Sistahsss! Who is excited for the release of Hocus Pocus 2? I know we can’t wait! Today I’m sharing some really fun ideas to have your own Hocus Pocus Watch Party. This pumpkin spice hot chocolate is the perfect witches brew to sip on while you watch. And the addition of any whiskey or bourbon or your favorite spirit will have you saying “woppo boppo I’m in trouble”. Scroll down for my pumpkin spice hot chocolate recipe and more ideas for a Hocus Pocus party.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Homemade hot chocolate with pumpkin and spices makes it velvety and perfect for fall. Put all ingredients in the crockpot and it’s ready in an hour!
- 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
- 2 cups milk
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (make sure it’s puree, not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract or 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (I like the extract because you can add it to other beverages)
Combine all of your ingredients in the crockpot and whisk together.
Cook on high for 1 hour, stirring occasionally then place on keep warm.
Add some Rumchata, whiskey, bourbon or Fireball to really spice it up 🙂
Serve in these little cauldrons for a festive Hocus Pocus watch party or Halloween party. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Or add one of these Halloween peep marshmallows.
Linking some of my hot cocoa makings below:
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Here are some more Hocus Pocus Ideas from some of my friends!
This is a must for any of your parties! Click to see how they assembled it
These look so easy to make! Healthy too!
This is almost too pretty to eat!
Click to see how to make them! These are adorable
And one more for the road because this is hysterical and if you don’t get it then you’re not a true Hocus Pocus fan.
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Back to School can be a hectic time with new routines, meetings, sports and activities. These are some of my favorite Back To School meal ideas that you can whip up in a flash. Scroll down to see some of my favorite recipes for breakfast, dinners and after school snacks. Click the links for recipes.
Sheet Pan Egg Sandwiches
These are great for making ahead of time so that you have an easy breakfast for those busy mornings.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare your egg mixture as you normally would like if you were going to make scrambled eggs. I use 10-12 eggs for my large sheet pan. I like to add in some chopped veggies like peppers, onions and spinach. You can add anything, even some chopped bacon or sausage.
- Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking spray.
- Pour the egg mixture into the baking pan and bake in the oven, about 20-25 minutes.
- While the eggs are baking, toast some English muffins.
- Once the eggs are done, remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
- Using a knife slice the the eggs into individual squares.
- Serve each egg square in between two halves of english muffins and top with a slice of cheese.
- Place each one separate in ziploc bags or wrap in foil.
Mini pancakes served in a bowl with whipped cream, sprinkles, and fruit, what’s not to love?
After School Snacks/ Treats
Some of my favorites for after school snacks or a little afternoon pick me up.
This banana bread is a favorite in our house! Perfect with a cup of coffee for mom or dad. Also can toast with some butter for a sweet breakfast.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars
When you’ve got a craving for chocolate and peanut butter, these chocolate chip peanut butter bars will curb your hankering. Very rich, melty and gooey when out of the oven. Wash down with a glass of milk.
Banana Split Apple Nachos
Back to school and fall time are synonymous with apples. Apple nachos are a great after school snack. And these banana split apple nachos are truly special!
Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
If you asked me the one dinner that everyone in our family eats, this is it! Honey mustard pretzel chicken tenders you can make in the air fryer or on a sheet pan. Serve over salad or with some roasted veggies and potatoes.
Caprese pasta salad
This is great for a Meatless Monday or lighter option. I love the leftovers cold for lunch the next day!
Fall Sheet Pan Dinner
This dinner tastes like Thanksgiving but it’s ready in 30 minutes!!!
Greek Turkey Meatball Bowls
Make in the air fryer and serve with some fresh veggies, tzatziki and feta.
I love to see what you create! So if you happen to make any of these recipes, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest!
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These fish bowls are the perfect drink to kick off Shark Week!
It’s the most wonderful time of year! No not Christmas in July – Shark Week! I have loved Shark Week ever since I was little and I still look forward to it as an adult. And now, my boys love it too! Shark Week starts this Sunday July 24th.
These shark week fish bowls are super fun and festive to sip on while you’re watching Shark Week. Showing you how to make them below!
Shark Week Fish Bowls
- Nerd clusters
- Blue lemonade (Linking the one I used or you can do regular lemonade and add blue food coloring)
- Splash of Lemon-Lime soda or seltzer water
- Shark gummies or Sweedish Fish
- Lemon Slices
- A generous shot of your favorite tequila to make it an adult cocktail 😉
Start by filling the fish bowl with nerd clusters. Then layer with ice and the gummie sharks.
Pour your blue lemonade, seltzer and tequila (if making for an adult).
Top with lemon slices and a gummie shark on the rim.
Drink at your own risk
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