Category: Appetizers

Have a Fondue Party at Home

Fondue-Party

Our family used to have fondue a lot. It was a 70’s thing to do. We had the fancy copper pot, the cool can of blue fire and all those awesome fondue forks.  I always used the one with the baby blue handle. Back then, we only ate cheese fondue. […] Read more…

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 creek, there was always fried fish and a big cauldron […] 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 down for some serious enjoyment. We love picking our own […] 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 year…Superbowl Sunday.  This, of course, is the undisputed biggest day […] 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 “boys”) really love these Loaded Mashed Potato Bites. I’ve prepared […] 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 gathering, a tasty and memorable cheese plate is a close […] 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 shucked some of them when I remembered I blog, therefore […] 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! There has to be a healthier, easier, more dependable way […] 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 – marinated in his secret blend of magic.  Our family also […] 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 full of crap. I have a terrible poker face and […] Read more…

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