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 Bites (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…

Bisquick Sausage Balls


Getting ready for football games this weekend? We love football and appetizers in our house. I try to change them up each week adding one or two new ones to our usual staples of dips and wings.  When I read about the Sausage Balls I was a bit skeptical. I love sausage but Bisquick and…

Caprese Garlic Bread with Balsamic Reduction


Tomatoes are coming into season here and in our Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) box we got about 5 lbs of red tomatoes, 3 lbs or orange and green tomatoes. My family loves tomatoes, thankfully.  Plus, there is something totally different about tomatoes fresh off the vine versus the grocery store tubes. They cannot even be compared…

Reuben Egg Rolls


I blog about our salad bar yesterday and today I am blogging about Reuben Egg Rolls. Sounds weird even to me but we are going to get our first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share of the year today.  I know some people do not know what a CSA share is. You support a local farm…

Irish Dancing and Baked Reuben Egg Rolls


For the last three days we have been out of town while my daughter has been Irish dancing. They visit nursing homes and schools for a few days before St. Patrick’s Day and on St. Patrick’s Day as a form of community service. They also performed at the Kalamazoo Hooley for Healing, a fundraiser to…

Taco Braid – When Life Happens


Confession time. Life happens. You can have the  perfect plans and still something can go wrong. Take dinner for example. You have your menu planned, you have the meat defrosting in the refrigerator or cooking in the slow cooker. Then life happens. The power goes out late in the afternoon so the meal in your slow…

A House Divided – Tale of Two Dips


I made these dips the other night as part of a “snacky” dinner in our house. Every once in a while we have veggies, crackers, cheese and a couple dips while we are having a movie night or playing a game together. We were playing “Apples to Apples” the Disney set while having our snacky…