Appetizers and Dips

Whipped Feta Dip

My Aunt and Uncle have a house with a dock on Lake Washington, and every summer, they generously host us for “dock days” where they take us boating, tubing, water skiing, and where we jump off the dock into the clean, cool water and swim (and jump on the water trampoline) to our hearts’ content.… Continue reading Whipped Feta Dip

Appetizers and Dips

Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)

Well everyone, it’s officially football season, and I am looking forward to cheering my Seahawks on to another Superbowl this year.  I’m also looking forward to watching my boyfriend, Pete Carroll on television for 3 hours every Sunday. (It’s okay to have a big crush on the coach as long as that isn’t the reason… Continue reading Fire Crackerz (for FOOTBALL SEASON!!!!)

bars · Desserts

“Starbucks” Michigan Cherry Oat Bars

I’ve spoken of my Starbucks addiction before, most recently, I barred my Starbucks soul to you all in a confessional while I was describing my Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake to you all.  The addiction continues. When I posted that recipe on my Facebook page, a friend of mine commented and said now she just… Continue reading “Starbucks” Michigan Cherry Oat Bars

Appetizers and Dips

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

I have to tell you- bacon wrapped anything is not really my thing.  It’s not that I have anything against bacon- I like it as a breakfast meat.  I enjoy it wrapped around asparagus.  I do not like it on burgers, sandwiches, etc.  I think it’s something about the meat-on-meat.  I find it unnecessary. Now,… Continue reading Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Appetizers and Dips

Chicken Salad Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge Another simple appetizer.  I usually make this chicken salad using red seedless grapes, but today I had some leftover English cucumbers, so I chopped those up small and used them instead.  You could also use celery if you have it.  It’s a delicious, miniature open faced chicken salad sandwich.  Super easy, super… Continue reading Chicken Salad Crostinis

Appetizers and Dips

Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I saw these in a magazine a while ago and couldn’t wait to try them.  They were so fast and simple!  I used my homemade cranberry sauce, but canned would work as well.  Turkey and cranberry and cream cheese are such a great pairing!  These are a beautiful holiday appetizer, and… Continue reading Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Crostinis

Appetizers and Dips

Italian Cucumber Crostinis

Click photo to enlarge I had the ladies over for a craft night tonight, and I made three different appetizers for us to snack on.  One of them was this delicious recipe that I got from my friend Keri, who made this recipe for a party we both attended.  I love crostinis.  Crostini means “little… Continue reading Italian Cucumber Crostinis