Category: Appetizers

Southern Summer Cheese Straws

Cheese straws are a southern favorite.  I have memories of these cheesy sticks of yumminess that go back to the days when our extended family gathered for Homecoming in central Louisiana. Whether at my grandparents house or down by the […] Read more…

Strawberry Season is Here Again! Easy Recipes You’ll Love

It’s strawberry time! A new season of bright, fragrant, ruby-red strawberries always holds my attention. I’m tempted to load up on as many as I can carry and head home with little else, except maybe some heavy cream, and hunker […] Read more…

Superbowl Party Recipes and Tips

Superbowl Recipes

It was the best of times…it was the worst of times.   Yes, I know this is A Tale of Two Cities, but today, I use it to describe what can only be hailed as the best and worst day of the […] Read more…

Loaded Mashed Potato Bites #NaturallyFreshRecipe and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Naturally Fresh® product to try for free. All opinions are my own. Ready for big game! But are you ready to feed that crowd in your living room?  We (and when I say “we” I mean […] Read more…

3 Ways to Make a Cheese Plate

Cheese Plate

Unless you’re escaping on a six-week vacation soon (if so, send me a postcard!), you’re likely celebrating the holiday season with a mix of friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. While your charming personality is the greatest contribution to a festive […] Read more…

Cooking with Fresh Corn

Summer without fresh corn is like summer without sunshine. At the start of the summer, I get excited thinking about earthy-sweet and crunchy, hot buttered corn on the cob. How much do I adore fresh corn?  About this much!We’d already […] Read more…

Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix

Onion-Soup-Mix

I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen.  Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! […] Read more…

Freshen Up Your Fiesta with a DIY Taco Bar!

I spent most of my childhood in Texas (shout out to the Rio Grande Valley!) immersed in it’s rich culture and amazing food. My dad was a terrific chef and we frequently had one of his specialties – fajitas – […] Read more…

17 Delicious and Healthy #Spiralizer Recipes

Spiralizer Recipes

So, if anyone tells you that when I got my Spiralizer, I spiralized everything in sight for two whole weeks (including three very full weekends,) I might deny it. Unfortunately, it would be super easy to tell that I was […] Read more…

Guest Post: Restaurant-Inspired Vegan Flatbread

Hummus and flatbread is one of my favorite snacks, and it’s so great that Tabitha at Hugs n’ Health was kind enough to share her yummy recipe for Vegan Flatbread! So I was thinking about hummus, which turned into a […] Read more…

8 Easy Appetizers for Your Thanksgiving Gathering

When it comes to the biggest, most hyped meal of the year, ease your way into the overindulgence with pre-dinner nibbles that will ignite palates without ruining appetites. Serve one or two of these stylish, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and you […] Read more…

An Adventure in Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate

Well, the fall and winter will be here before you know it, as are many days (and nights) of cold, rain, snow, ice and wind.  Thanks to a trunk load of firewood we got this weekend – courtesy of my […] Read more…

25 Ways to Use Basil

Basil plants everywhere else have grown wild this summer and now you’re probably wondering what you’re going to do with the rest of your abundant supply. Your first instinct is probably to make a boatload of pesto. Do it. One […] Read more…

Crispy Homemade Baked French Fries

Crispy Homemade Baked French Fries

  I’ve been declaring for years that my dream is to open a mashed potato-themed restaurant. Every time something reminds me of it, I start talking about it. Then I turn into kind of a Forrest Gump of mashed potatoes… […] Read more…

Vegemite – Foul Death Paste or Vege-Mighty Delicious?

DD plays a computer game called Minecraft.  You’ve probably heard of it. I call it Legoland for grown-ups and I don’t really get it.  One of the cool things about it, though, is that she’s made friends with people all […] Read more…

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