Category: Appetizers

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…

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 […] Read more…

Beer Cheese Soup – Quick and Easy!

Beer Cheese Soup

  Football Sunday…gotta feed all the boys.  I have to figure something out every weekend. They watch football all day long and take every opportunity to let me know that they’re hungry.  And when I say “opportunity”, I mean “commercial.” […] Read more…

Pretzel Rolls – Ripped From Pinterest

Pretzel Rolls

When I ran across Rachel’s (une bonne vie) recipe for Pretzel Rolls on Pinterest, I thought, “Those look amazingly yummy and amazingly difficult.” I pinned it to one of my boards and moved on. Every time I scrolled through, I […] Read more…

Best Ever Onion Dip

onion dip

Zucchini Pancakes

Everywhere I’ve been the last week or two, I’ve been bombarded with people trying to give away the produce from their gardens because they have so much right now!  Not a bad thing, but now we have to get creative. […] Read more…

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