Hot Crab Rangoon Dip

The other week I took a shot at making Simple Crab Rangoons (click for link to recipe) because I love crab rangoons from the local Chinese restaurant and I thought I could easily make these. They were good but I also wondered what would happen if I made this into a dip for our football…

Simple Crab Rangoons

With one of our two kids back to college we are going back to our routine of simple dinners and appetizers. I love appetizers for dinner. Serve them with a nice green salad and I almost feel okay about have a delicious bite or two instead of a whole meal. These are also great for…

Air Fryer Ravioli

Happy first day of Winter! My favorite day of the year. Each day from now until June the days will get slowly longer. Ah…. I have hope. Now that both kids are home our eating and cooking has changed. I don’t think my grocery budget doubles but rather triples when every one is home. We…

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Ham and Cheese Croquettes

My son was invited to a “Friendsgiving” this year and he was so excited. He volunteered to bring the mashed potatoes as he was told the host would provide the turkey, Brussels sprouts, and tableware. Super! I love mashed potatoes and they are easy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker. We made…

1970s Throwback: Con Queso Dip

Back in the 1970s my mother-in-law went to Texas to visit her cousin. While there she had this dip and loved it. There was nothing like it up in her northeast neighborhood so she asked for the recipe (it was on a Velveeta box) and brought it home. Soon it would be everywhere. She loved…

Game Day Roasted Corn Nachos

My wife had her second knee surgery on Wednesday so we are spending this week laying low. That means I get to watch all kinds of football games this week. I love to make nachos for the game because they are so easy to make and you can add just what you like to them….

Hot Shrimp Dip

Edit Post Preview(opens in a new tab) Hot Shrimp Dip We are back to watching football on Sundays. I love watching the Buffalo Bills. No, I am not a bandwagon fan but have been a fan going back to the Flutie years. Good and bad the Bills mafia is there for it all. So, we…

Recipes for Large Gatherings,Teenagers, or Hearty Eaters

We are in the middle of graduation right now so we are attending LOTS of graduation parties. It is interesting seeing the mix of foods and offerings. I am always looking for dishes that can feed large groups that are simple, fun, and tasty! Slow Cooker Glazed Meatballs (click for link to recipe) I love…

Bacon Chicken Bites

Graduation, Senior Car Parade, and Baccalaureate are all this week. We are so close to being done. As much as I don’t want it to all end we are all now ready for this. It seems to drag on for weeks and gets so tiring. We even decided to do our son’s graduation party in…

Smoked Sausage Bites

I had a HUGE order of groceries to pick up the other day but still had a few leftovers in our freezer and refrigerator I wanted to use up. I am trying to stay simple and what can be more simple than a charcuterie? I had a ring of smoked sausage to use and was…

5 Bar Foods to Make at Home

Some nights we just crave bar food, You know those loaded fries, onion rings, Buffalo wings, etc…. These are a few of our favorite bar foods to make at home plus a delicious dessert to end the night! Greek Totchos (click for link to recipe) I have been thinking about this recipe all weekend. We…

5 Recipes for “Snacky” Dinners

We love snacky dinners. Little bites of several dishes or dips and veggies are always fun to eat and easy to prepare ahead of time so that you can eat when you want. We sometimes plan a game night or movie night around these dinners to make them even more fun! Garlic Shrimp Dip (click…