Star Wars Party Ideas

Star Wars Party Ideas

Star Wars Parties are our jam. We are mega-Star Wars fans in the Crouch family. I think we’ve had three Star-Wars themed birthday parties in the past two years, and May the Fourth is a true holiday around here. These epic Star Wars party ideas are perfect for a birthday party for any age, a […]

Chunky Guacamole Recipe

Chunky Guacamole Recipe

I used to hate chunky guacamole. Really, I hated all guacamole. I thought avocados were gross and squishy and you couldn’t get me to touch the stuff. Then about a year ago, I was searching for recipes for healthy eating. Avocados were in everything I saw. They were on toast, on burgers, on PIZZA! It […]

Ice Cream Santas

Ice Cream Santas

Making a new Christmas treat is one of our favorite Christmas traditions! My daughters and I had so much fun creating ice cream witches, wizards, and turkeys, so trying out a Santa version was a no-brainer. And I think Ole Saint Nick looks truly adorable in ice cream form. You’ll have as much fun making […]

The Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

The Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

Classic apple pie is good, but Dutch apple pie, in my opinion, is far superior. The credit goes to the incredible streusel topping, which makes this Dutch apple pie so flavorful and completely iressistable. Good luck with reasonable portions when this pie is on the menu. This Dutch apple pie got some raving reviews at […]

Ice Cream Turkeys

Ice Cream Turkeys

We had so much fun making our ice cream witches and wizards that we decided to make ice cream turkeys! And we will be making Santas and Grinches for Christmas soon, so stay tuned for those. You can make these easy ice cream turkeys any time during the month of November, or save them to […]

Squash “Nacho” Cheese

Squash “Nacho” Cheese

Turn your squash into nacho cheese with this easy recipe! This recipe was one of the happiest accidents ever! Jesse and I had leftover spaghetti squash and we had eaten it about every way we could think of. Finally, I decided to experiment by blending it up and it sort of looked like…nacho cheese? So […]

Ice Cream Witches and Wizards Tutorial

Ice Cream Witches and Wizards Tutorial

Looking for a great Halloween activity without the horror? You’ve come to the right place! Inspired by the Baskin Robbins clown cones I adored as a child, these witches and wizards are the perfect desserts to serve during the spooky season! I made a colorful good witch, a classic bad witch, and two different wizards. […]

31 Hot Chocolate Flavors and Toppings

31 Hot Chocolate Flavors and Toppings

There was a slight chill in the air this week as I left for work this week. For me, that means it is time to pull out the Hot Chocolate. I will use any and all excuses to drink a steaming cup of cocoa. It’s just so good!  While “regular” hot chocolate is amazing, it’s […]

Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna Roll-Ups

Lasagna Roll-Ups are a great twist on the classic homemade lasagna we all love. Made with the same ingredients, it’s a recipe your family will be asking for over and over! I made lasagna roll-ups as a “fancy dinner” for my parents when I was in high school. I was so proud of it because […]

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is an easy dinner that is both fast and delicious! This recipe only calls for FOUR ingredients- perfect for a busy week-night meal. The tater tots make it a very kid-friendly dish, while also sneaking in some vegetables and protein. #yousneakymom Tater Tot Casserole is a staple for many of us here […]

100 Meal Ideas

100 Meal Ideas

“Mom, what’s for dinner?” Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve linked some of our favorite tried-and-true recipes, too! Simple Meal Ideas (to get you started!) Alfredo Bagel Pizzas Baked Potatoes Barbacoa BBQ Chicken Beef Stew Beef Stroganoff Beef Tacos Black Bean Burgers BLTs Breakfast for Dinner Burrito Bowls Burritos Caesar Salad Calzones […]

Meal Planning For Two

Meal Planning For Two

My husband loves to cook, but the meal-planning has always rested on my shoulders. Grocery shopping, budgeting, and come up with another new idea of what to serve… it was a little overwhelming! Especially since I was happy eating cereal for every meal when I was single! But meal planning has also saved me a […]

Homemade Wedding Cake Tips & Tricks

Homemade Wedding Cake Tips & Tricks

**This post contains affiliate links, which means we may get a small commission based on your purchases at no extra cost to you! Thanks for supporting This Blue Dress! To go along with this month’s theme of all things Food (insert very large cheesy grin because food is the BEST!), I thought I’d give a […]

Pumpkin à la carte Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin à la carte Pumpkin Recipes

It’s that time of year again: Fall, aka Pumpkin season! It’s the time of year when pumpkin flavored treats and scents litter the shelves of grocery store and make their way onto every restaurants’ menus. There’s a good reason for that- pumpkin is delicious! I adore buying pumpkin flavored, scented, or shaped items from stores, […]

Amazing Caramel Dip

Amazing Caramel Dip

Joseph Michael says…”Try this caramel!” Hi, I’m Maegan‘s oldest son Joseph Michael, and I’m nine-years-old. I’m excited to share my first blog post! I want to write about cooking and baking because I love to make people happy by making them special treats. I’ll also be writing about art and other cool projects for kids! […]