Category Archives: Appetizers

Fried Jalapeño

My sister and I stopped at a new Mexican restaurant a few weeks ago. We weren’t super hungry so we just ordered sides. One of the items was fried jalapeño. I’m thinking decadent breaded and deep fried. But that’s not … Continue reading

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Easy Refrigerator Pickles

It’s pickle season! The farmer’s market is full of those beautiful cucumbers in every size you can think of. I used to make 2 dozen quarts of these pickles, processed in a water bath to seal the jars. But now, … Continue reading

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Super Easy Hummus

I love hummus, but it tastes even better homemade. I like to start with the dried beans and cook those up. There is a distinctly different flavor than the canned beans.  And after you make it, add other flavors to … Continue reading

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Sourdough Soft Pretzels with Stout Beer Cheese Dip

Do you still need an appetizer for the 4th? Here’s one that will make a hit with your friends and family – Sourdough pretzels and dip! I made the pretzels into sticks. They are a more manageable portion and so … Continue reading

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Refreshing Artichoke Dip

This artichoke dip is a great summer refresher. On these hot summer days it’s always nice to have a cooling snack that is actually good for you. This one is fast and delicious. Just yogurt and artichoke hearts (and garlic … Continue reading

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Twenty Memorial Day Ideas

Memorial Day is upon us! Some folks love to celebrate with a barbecue – others with a picnic. Here are TWENTY ideas! Hope you enjoy.

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Smoked Salmon Spread on Gouda-Pecan Crackers

Looking for a treat to give mom while you’re fixing her amazing Mother’s Day dinner? Well here are some homemade crackers with a delicious salmon spread. Both are super easy to make and can be made in advance – just … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Deep Fried Oysters

Tomorrow is Oyster day! (Not to be confused with National Oyster day which is August 5th) I love oysters – raw, cooked, and in between! And who doesn’t like bacon? Put them together and you have one really delicious appetizer.

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Tequila-Lime Shrimp on a Stick

Seems there is a National day for everything – How about National Something on a Stick day? Yep – Today is something on a stick. I had a lot of ideas: Fried pickles on a stick. Frozen bananas on a … Continue reading

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15 Recipes for Super Bowl

It’s Super Bowl weekend! Do you have all your food planned? Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest food consumption days of the year – second only to Thanksgiving! WOW! Some statistics show that there will be 1.3 BILLION … Continue reading

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