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Prosciutto Asparagus Appetizer

While planning an epic dinner party this summer I found a new favorite dish to make, a Prosciutto Asparagus appetizer.  The Prosciutto Asparagus appetizer was incredibly easy to put together.  The biggest downside is that they disappear in less time than it takes to cook them!  Everyone scarfed them up at every party I have...
Pudding Shots

Pudding Shots

My friend Lisa shared a very special recipe with me, and she has given me permission to share this recipe with my readers.  The recipe is for Pudding Shots.  What’s a Pudding Shot you ask?  Well, it’s part dessert, part cocktail.  It’s a perfect treat to make and take to a party, or in Lisa’s...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I should have entitled this one…how I came to love Brussels Sprouts.  I was at Wunderbar in Covington and my friend Nicole gave me a taste of her sprouts, and oh my..they tasted sooo good!  They saute the sprouts at Wunderbar until they were just perfectly cooked.  Unfortunately, as a mom of four I don’t...
Kids in the Kitchen :: Monster Face Cookies

Kids in the Kitchen :: Monster Face Cookies

It’s the perfect time of  year to have some monstrously good fun in the kitchen with the munchkins!  These Monster Face Cookies are a simple tasty treat for the kids to put together, and you can turn it into a monster bash by reading some monster themed books and perhaps even working on a Monster...
Fried Corn

Fried Corn

 Summer seems to be Corn Season.  Whether you boil it, grill it or fry it, corn is a popular side dish for summer meals, especially cookouts.  My favorite way to prepare corn is to fry it.  Some people call this style of corn “succotash” but I just call it fried corn.   Fried corn is always...
Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers

Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers

One of my most popular appetizers that I have in my recipe box is Toasted Crab Bite Appetizers.  They are simple to put together, and you can even double the recipe and freeze some for a later date.  And they are so tasty that they never last long at a party.  I’ve had this recipe...

Walking Tacos

It’s getting HOT HOT HOT outside!  So more nights spent the pool…and I like to take dinner with us to the pool.  Usually we take homemade pizza, but last week I added a new item to our pool dinner menu.  I took all of the ingredients for Walking Tacos, and they were a hit!  Have...

Sesame Beef Stir Fry with Roasted Broccoli

This meal is so very easy to prepare, and is always a hit with my family.  The key to making this dish delicious though is getting the right meat.  You really don’t want cheap, fatty, chewy meat.  Michael seems to think that sirloin works best.  Also, be sure to start this dish the day before...
Panzanella

Panzanella

I’ve fallen in love with panzanella salad – it’s not a traditional sort of salad, it’s an Italian salad made with bread and basil and tomatoes.  Try it yourself!  It’s great as a meal on it’s own, or paired with pasta. Panzanella Definition ::pan·za·nel·la  Noun:A type of Tuscan salad made with anchovies**, chopped salad vegetables, and...

Tomato Bread Appetizer

I have this tradition of putting together a set of family recipe cards for the brides in my family.  And every time I collect recipes from my family members I find a few that I simply must try.  My Auntie Annie shared this recipe, and I’ve held on to the card for a few months...

Korean Beef Wonton Appetizer

I have a delicious appetizer recipe to share with you, but before you can make this appetizer, you need to make dinner.  That’s right, dinner.  Right around thanksgiving I had made Korean Beef & Rice from the Lizzy Writes blog for dinner (see picture to the right ).  It’s a family favorite, and soooo very...
Delicious Black Bean Recipes

Delicious Black Bean Recipes

I am completely smitten with the Black Bean & Rice Burrito recipe from the Organize Yourself Skinny Blog.  They meet the most important of my criteria for a perfect meal:  easy to make and delicious.  We eat them quite often around these parts.  I like to double the black bean portion of this recipe and...