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Ranch Crackers

Ranch Crackers

We are getting ready for a family vacation and I’m putting together some snacks for us to munch on in the car during the long drive.  While Trail Mix is always a staple on our trips, I’ve added a new snack to the mix this year, Ranch Crackers.  My Auntie Annie introduced me to this...
Truffle & Parmesan Pita Chips Recipe

Truffle & Parmesan Pita Chips Recipe

Pita chips are great for pairing with dips and hummus, and they are really easy to make at home.  For a long time we’ve been making Pita Chips for parties with a simple combination of pita bread, olive oil, salt and pepper.  And they are always devoured at parties.  Recently I decided to jazz things...
Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

The first time I had Strawberry Bruschetta I fell in love with it.  My Aunt Patti created this recipe and served it at my cousin’s Rehearsal Dinner.  They were gobbled up at the party!  It’s a perfect sweet and savory combination.  Looking at this ingredients list you might wonder if it works…but trust me, it...
Tasty Appetizer :: Bali Maki

Tasty Appetizer :: Bali Maki

Our family loves to have game nights, and at these game nights we simply must have some munchies to snack on while we play.  A few months back my brother in law brought a game changer to our family game night.  He brought homemade Bali Maki.  What’s Bali Maki, you ask?  Well, my kids call...
Easy Appetizer ::  Baked Brie with Fig Spread & Pecans

Easy Appetizer :: Baked Brie with Fig Spread & Pecans

I find it impossible to attend a party without bringing a dish to share.  I know that I appreciate it as a hostess when guests offer to bring something, so I try to do the same for others.  That being said, I don’t always have a whole lot of time in which to prepare food...
Five Easy Appetizers

Five Easy Appetizers

I have lots of favorite easy appetizer recipes, because I love making Hors d’oeuvres for any occasion.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend we had five different events going on!  So I had lots of easy appetizers to make.  I put together five of my favorite easy appetizers this weekend and thought I’d share the recipes with...
My Favorite Tomato Recipes

My Favorite Tomato Recipes

The closer we get to fall the more tomatoes I’m seeing in my CSA produce share!  I’m finding any way I can to incorporate fresh tomatoes into our menu lately, because they are just so very tasty this time of year. I’ll chop them up and add them pizzas, make sandwiches out of them, create...
Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

Can a cheeseball be a dessert?  I say yes.  I love a good sweet cheeseball for snacking.  My sister in law Jessica makes a fabulous Chocolate Chip Cheeseball, it satisfies every sweet tooth.  She made it this past weekend for a baby shower we were hosting for our other sister in law, Jenny.  I noticed...
Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Dip

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese Dip

I love making warm cheese dips to take to parties because they always seem to be a hit.  My latest warm cheese dip creation involves basil and sun dried tomatoes, so how can it NOT be delicious?!?! This sun dried tomato and basil cheese dip is so rich, creamy, flavorful, and best of all, EASY...
Easy Sweets :: Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds

Easy Sweets :: Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds

Around this time of year I tend to make a LOT of sweets in my kitchen.  This year I was inspired by Amy Q. over at In A Galaxy Blog to make a new sweet treat to share with friends for the holidays,  Pretzels with Chocolate & Almonds.  I think this is one of the...
Easy Food Processor Salsa

Easy Food Processor Salsa

Tis the season for tomatoes!  And fresh tomatoes in my kitchen means SALSA!  I thought I made the perfect salsa recipe last summer, but no…this one beats it!  And it’s super easy to make.  I took a few recipes that my readers shared with me, combined with ingredients I had on hand, switched things up...

Strawberries and Cream Recipe

Summer = Strawberry Season!  And the best thing to have with strawberries is a sweet creamy dip!  This strawberries and cream recipe is always a hit at the summertime parties…Enjoy! Strawberries and Cream  8 oz. Cream Cheese 4 Tbs. Strawberry Preserves 2 tsp. Pineapple Juice 4 Tbs. Amaretto 8 oz. Cool Whip Strawberries Mix together:...