Simple Comfort Food – Easy Poutine


Some days you just want comfort food. Poutine (click for link to original recipe) is comfort food. French fries drenched with gravy and melty cheese curds. If you make it the correct way you cut the potatoes, fry them up, make your gravy and then when the gravy is hot pour it over the warm…

Beer Battered Cheese Curd


  Every trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin we stop at a local cheese store. Very rarely does our order change. Three blocks of basil farmer’s cheese and three large bags of fresh cheese curd. If you have never had cheese curd when it is fresh it “squeaks” as you eat it. It slowly loses that sound…

Pizza Sliders


It’s back to school in most parts of the Northeast and Midwest this week. Both of my kids start today. It will be a long day until my son gets home so I can hear about how his first day in high school went. I have a 9th grader and a senior. Where has the…

Creamy Warm Dried Beef Dip


Fall and football season are my favorite time of year. I have been following the preseason games wondering how this season will play out. Whether you watch college, professional, or high school games there are those times that you want a warm, creamy dip for snacking on before or during the game. This is also…

Herbed Cheese Crostini with Steak or Pork


To me the best dinners are the cook once and eat twice meals. We grilled extra steak the other night and a had two leftover Drunken Pork Chops (click for link to recipe). When I suggested this for dinner my family was thrilled. They love to do appetizer dinners every once in a while. I…

Enchilada Verde Nachos


I was looking for a simple bar food type of meal to serve the other night. I was thinking enchilada verde but didn’t want to take the time to roll all the enchiladas and bake them. So, we did a nachos version! Verdict: These nachos take a bit more work than regular nachos to make…

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches


I had never heard of Pimento Cheese until my sister-in-law made it for a Super Bowl party we were having at Walt Disney World. My family loved it. Then when we visited family last Christmas she made a whole dish just for us! The other night I was trying to think of something simple to…

Six Big Game Day Crowd Favorites!


Looking for something different to serve at your Super Bowl party? I have gathered some of our favorite recipes for appetizers and sweet treats that will satisfy everyone on your guest list! These Meatball Mozzarella BitesĀ (click for link to recipe) are simple to make and make a large amount all at once! They will have…

Creamy Shrimp Dip


I made a practice dip the other day for Super Bowl Sunday. It sounds strange but this was a new dip and I wanted to make sure it would work. Yes, we have been planning our menu for Sunday for a while now. Redneck Stuffed Potato Skins, Veggie Tray, Fruit Tray, Chips and Dips, Little…

Blue Cheese Waffle Fries


I wish this was a better picture but french fries are hard to get into an appetizing picture. I don’t know why we never thought of making Blue Cheese Waffle Fries before. The kids love blue cheese and waffle fries why wouldn’t we put them together. For Christmas Eve we make an appetizer buffet for…

Homemade Buffalo Ranch Cheeseball


‘Tis the season. We have several parties and events that we need to take a dish to. I made this Homemade Buffalo Ranch Cheeseball a few days ago and it was so simple! The toughest part was mixing the ingredients and toasting the almonds which took almost no time at all. Make this the night…

Cider Maple Slow Cooker Meatballs


Our Thanksgiving was as usual non-traditional. We have a few appetizers and dessert. We play games, decorate for Christmas, watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade and relax. We tried several new appetizers this year. One of the best was the Cider Maple Slow Cooker Meatballs. I used frozen 1/2 oz. meatballs but you could make homemade…