Cheeseburger Rangoons


You know those meals you really don’t want to make so you try to find something that kind of excites you so you will cook dinner rather than go out? This was one of those meals. I had 1 1/2 of ground beef to use and did not want hamburgers, tacos, spaghetti sauce, basically any…

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Onion Dip (remade by me)


This picture is not a good at all but I was trying to snap a picture of this dip before it was devoured by my family. They were reaching around me trying to get me to put it down on the table because they all wanted a bite. This recipe was all over Pinterest, Facebook,…

Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


More of these little sandwiches. They are so versatile you can fill them with almost anything you can think of to get tons of different meals or hearty appetizers for a party. These can also be made with cold chicken salad but with the cold weather it seemed much nicer to me to have a…

Herbed Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce


Looking for an appetizer that is simple yet can appear to be elegant? This can also be a simple entrée for a small group. Add some rice or quinoa salad and a green salad to create a super simple meal. Verdict: This was super easy to make and serve. The hardest part was getting everything…

Classic Hot Reuben Dip


Who doesn’t love a good Reuben? My family loves corned beef and I thought this would be a perfect dip for our little party. The best part was how simple it is to make. You can make it the night before your party, cover, and refrigerate until about 35-45 minutes before you are ready to…

Simple Taco Pizza Appetizer


With the new year fast approaching and football playoff season right around the corner in the US I am always looking for simple appetizers and finger foods that I can serve without a lot of fuss. This dish is super easy to make but if you are having tacos before you make this appetizer make…

Pictures of Hors d’oeuvres for 150


We were trying to do super inexpensive yet nice food for approximately 150 people. There were no cooking facilities there so everything needed to be made ahead of time and no real way to keep things warm we went with simple room temperature or cold foods. We cut all the vegetables, meat, and cheese ourselves…

Hors D’oeuvres for 150


Yes, I am in the middle of making hors d’oeuvres for 150 people. I volunteered for this. What was I thinking? We are trying to do it inexpensively about $500 for everything including punch, sparkling juice, napkins, cups and trays. The venue is providing plates, tables, and flat ware.  This means we are doing quite…

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…

Slow Cooker Spicy Corn Dip


With a long holiday weekend coming up soon I am always looking for something different to take to parties. We actually have an appetizer/dip dinner every once in a while. This was perfect for dinner because it was only 2 hours in the slow cooker and my son could get dinner started when he got…

Bacon Balsamic Onion Jam


I have an onion hating daughter who when I told her she would love this was adamant that she would NOT like this and didn’t know why I was making this.  I kept telling her she would. Needless to say when we had dinner tonight she was asking for more. Her brother looked at her…