Appetizers and Snacks

Homemade Maple Nut Granola Recipe

Homemade Maple Nut Granola Recipe

Homemade Maple Nut Granola Recipe is just what the soul needs on a fallish day. It’s sweet and crunchy and oh so satisfying! Maple Nut Granola 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2/3 cup honey 1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 3 […]

Red, White, and Blue Salsa With Baked Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Red, White, and Blue Salsa With Baked Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Oh, Betsy, this Red, White, and Blue Salsa is scrumptious! Flag down your neighbors and have them over for this perfect summer evening treat. Red, White, and Blue Salsa 2 bosc pears, fine diced Juice of one small lime 1 cup blueberries 1 1/2 cups strawberries, […]

Garlic Duchess Potatoes

Garlic Duchess Potatoes

Garlic Duchess Potatoes… the sexiest potatoes in all the potato kingdom. Garlic Duchess Potatoes Ingredients 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 medium potatoes)  1 tablespoon sour cream 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 ounces cream cheese 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1/2 […]

Stuffed Artichoke Dip Appetizer

Stuffed Artichoke Dip Appetizer

There are a few members of the vegetable kingdom that are especially stuffy. The artichoke is one of the stuffiest, especially after this recipe… Stuffed Artichoke Dip. Stuffed Artichoke Dip 2 large artichokes 1/2 fresh lemon 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup mayonnaise 8 […]

How to Make Bacon Jam Recipe

How to Make Bacon Jam Recipe

Your life is about to get much better. You’re welcome. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium sweet onion, fine diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon maple extract 3 tablespoons molasses 1 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon sea […]

Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Corn Recipe

Peanut Butter Cup Caramel Corn Recipe

My dear friend introduced me to this caramel corn a few years ago. It came in an adorable container and cost more than I could afford to maintain the habit. This was a good thing because had I been able to go back for more, I […]

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip Recipe

Hot Cheesy Crab Dip Recipe

Need a snack? Feeling crabby? Sorry. Cheesy puns, I know. Moving on. Here’s a party favorite… for your next shindig, game day or, if you’re feeling especially worthy, just because. Preheat oven to 350°F. Ingredients 1 pound crab (or imitation crab meat for a more […]

Sweet Pepper & Tomato Balsamic Bruschetta Appetizers

Sweet Pepper & Tomato Balsamic Bruschetta Appetizers

You will never disappoint with this appy. It will make everyone happy. 1 large sweet yellow onion, fine diced 1 each of red, yellow & orange peppers, fine diced 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons of olive oil 8 ounces cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon sea […]

Crab Cakes Recipe With Garlic Aioli

Crab Cakes Recipe With Garlic Aioli

Dare I say? The Hallmark channel is playing Christmas movies starting today.  I am more excited than usual this year for the sappy, cheese-y goodness of Hallmark Christmas movies. Thanksgiving and Christmas event planning is underway. Tailgate parties have started. It is officially time to […]

Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Recipe. Zip! Zap! They are like an exciting comic book on a plate. You enjoy the bacon and cheeses then suddenly. Zowie! You have found an adventure. You have found a stuffed jalapeno popper. Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers Recipe 12 fresh jalapeno peppers, […]