Category: Appetizers

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus with Cumin Spiced Pita Chips

I’ve got a two-fer today.  Two recipes for the price of one.  And I know this is completely random, but the other day I had some pita bread that I wanted to use up, so I decided to make pita chips.  And then because I was making pita chips, I had to make hummus (you

Strawberry Caprese Salad

I took the kids to pick strawberries this year.  We had a blast.  We were looking for the biggest, reddest strawberries.  Oh and also strawberries shaped like butts.  LOL.  When I went to pay for what we had picked, I had to confess that he needed to weigh my children and add that to the

Corn, Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

What’s not to love about salsa?  It’s quick and easy to make and extremely versatile.  You can use it for an appetizer or serve it for dinner.  And what’s more, when I serve it to my tiny humans with chips, I trick them into eating their veggies! I threw together this corn, avocado and black

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms aren’t for everyone.  Some people don’t like mushrooms, so I can see why they wouldn’t like stuffed mushrooms.  But I happen to think it all depends on what you stuff them with.  If the stuffing is good, the mushroom is just a vehicle for the stuffing.  I’ve made stuffed mushrooms before with different

Hot Cheesy Bacon Dip

Two of my favorite things.  Cheese and Bacon.  Bacon and Cheese.  Combine it in a dip, bake it in the oven and you will be in heaven!  Maybe it’s a little decadent.  Maybe it’s a splurge.  But honestly, there’s nothing better than a little indulgence every once in a while.  And if you don’t eat

Habanero Peach Salsa

So remember how the other day when I was talking about my bourbon-vanilla poached peaches, I mentioned how I had taken the children peach picking?  And I had an abundance of peaches?  And I wasn’t in to making more peach jam since last year, we had picked a bushel and I still had 2 different

Sweet Corn and Jalepeno Dip

Dip.  What a fantastic invention!  Hot and cheesy dip.  Throw in a little spicy heat and a little bacon and you can sign me right up!  Use the chip or crostini as a vehicle to get the dip into your belly and you are all set! So the other day KB had some friends over

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

While I was on my big health kick this summer, I decided to make some relatively-clean sweets/snacks that I could munch on if I had a craving for sweets.  I mean if the worst ingredient in them was a handful of mini-chocolate chips, how bad could the recipe be?  I added a bunch of stuff

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Pinwheels

I always like to have a few things on hand that I can make into appetizers in the event that I get unexpected company or I am running late making dinner.  Let’s face it, I rarely get unexpected company since I live in the MON (middle of nowhere).  I usually know who is coming and

The Best Deviled Eggs Ever. Period.

My big sister came to my house one day bearing deviled eggs.  And they were gone within 10 minutes.  Seriously.  I’m not sure what she did to make them so good, but I begged for the recipe and I got it.  Since then I’ve made these a many times and each time with the same results.