Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Appetizers · Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

As I've mentioned before, my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, the one food weakness he has is deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs. These. I love my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. Something about the detail and testing that encompasses each recipe appeals to my logical nature. I don't just… Continue reading America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon = summer. It's just a fact of life. There's nothing better on a sweltering July afternoon than devouring a giant slice of juicy delicious watermelon. Getting all that sticky sweetness running down your chin. Even better when the watermelon is the size of your head. Preferably while walking Main Street in Disneyland, listening to… Continue reading Fire and Ice Watermelon Salsa

Appetizers · Cooking

Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip

Independence Day is coming this weekend! Break out your stars and stripes, fireworks and booze! Because we're celebrating "Merica"! Whip up this festive bean dip and you'll be the hero of the day! Start with refried beans mixed with taco seasoning. Then add your favorite salsa. Some olives. Are my kids the only ones who… Continue reading Fourth of July Flag Bean Dip

Appetizers · Cooking · Snacks

Scarecrow Crunch

Since it's Halloween, you absolutely must have a few sweet things to munch on. Try this easy Scarecrow Crunch or as I call it for grown up parties "Tooth Decay Fodder". It's a perfect mix of sweet and salty with enough good (bad) stuff in there for every kind of munchie tooth! Love this recipe… Continue reading Scarecrow Crunch

Appetizers · Pie · Snacks

Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)

  Deconstructed apple pie equals awesome chip and dip. This stuff tastes like the filling of an absolutely perfect apple pie. Spiced homemade chips are the perfect shovel for getting all that apple goodness into your mouth. Yuuuuuum! Love this recipe idea? Check out more Halloween party food on my Fabulously Freaky Halloween Fodder post.… Continue reading Spiced Bone Chips and Apple Entrails (Apple Pie Dip and Cinnamon Chips)

Appetizers · Cooking

Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)

I know it's not even October yet, and you may be thinking "Nooooo! I'm not ready for holiday posts!". I won't tell you that there's less than 100 days until Christmas. Nope. Not gonna share that info. But, for the next month I will be sharing my favorite Halloween party foods. Halloween is on a… Continue reading Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)

Appetizers · Cooking

Fried Mozzarella Bites

I had a few won-ton wrappers hanging around after making my totally amaz-balls Sriracha and Cream Cheese Wonton Bombs. Not enough of them to make another batch (drat!), but plenty to not want to waste them. While wondering what to do with them, a truly genius thought entered my noggin. Fill them with cheese. Everything… Continue reading Fried Mozzarella Bites

Appetizers · Cooking

Sriracha and Cream Cheese Wonton Bombs

Sweet appetizer perfection Batman. These spicy, creamy, crisp and soft wonton bombs are going to completely blow your mind. Ka-pow. You won't believe how easy these are. Cream cheese has never been more deliciously spiced, perfectly creamy and just flat-out incredible. You'll wonder what magic sriracha holds that can amp up such a simple snack.… Continue reading Sriracha and Cream Cheese Wonton Bombs

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots

The only people I know who consider carrots a snack food are practically vegetarians. Sure, they are crunchy and pair perfectly with hummus. But really? I'd much rather be noshing on pretzels or chips. Carrots are not my first thought when deciding on a snack. You also probably never thought of them as pub (sorry,… Continue reading Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots