Appetizers and Dips

Lizzy’s Cowboy Bean Salsa

My cousin Lizzy makes a glorious salsa that she brings to parties and she has shared the recipe with me.  I made a big batch for our Memorial Day camping trip this weekend. This bright, colorful salsa has some interesting ingredients- in fact, it might not look appetizing to you at all.  But I must… Continue reading Lizzy’s Cowboy Bean Salsa

Appetizers and Dips

Homemade (baked) Totino’s Pizza Rolls

True story: My husband loves, loves, loves Totino’s Pizza Rolls…. and I married him anyway. I still remember my total disgust when we went on our first weekend away together at his parent’s vacation house.  We stopped at the grocery store on the way for some food to take with us, and he bought some.… Continue reading Homemade (baked) Totino’s Pizza Rolls

Appetizers and Dips

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks My husband loves Mozzarella cheese sticks and he’s been requesting them lately.  Mozzarella, dipped in breading and then deep fried into melty goodness.  Definitely not an every day, or even every month calorie splurge, but something that when I’m pregnant, I can really get behind. This was my first attempt at… Continue reading Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Appetizers and Dips

Italian Caprese Appetizers

Italian Caprese Appetizers If you’re ever in need of a simple, but elegant appetizer for a party or shower, look no further than these delicious Italian Caprese Appetizers.  Basil, tomatoes, and fresh mozarella are skewered and dipped into a delicious mixture of balsalmic vinegar and olive oil flavored with garlic and rosemary.  It is a… Continue reading Italian Caprese Appetizers

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Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce & Cucumber Salad

Chicken Satay with Cucumber Salad I love me some Thai food.  My favorite appetizer is chicken satay.  Chicken is skewered and lightly seasoned with garlic and curry and dipped into rich peanut sauce.  It is usually served with toast (weird) and a delicious cucumber salad.  If you’re in a hurry, you can skip making the peanut… Continue reading Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce & Cucumber Salad

Appetizers and Dips

Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

Cilantro lime sour cream This sour cream is an amazingly delicious addition to any Mexican food.  It tastes so great and looks so fancy, everyone will think you went to a lot of trouble, but it is so simple and SO much better than plain old sour cream. Ingredients:1 cup sour cream3 cloves fresh minced garlic2… Continue reading Cilantro Lime Sour Cream