June 12th, 2013


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Bacon Deviled Eggs

Posted on Mar 28th, 2014

I love deviled eggs. Love! And the crispy bacon in these Bacon Deviled Eggs only makes them better. These eggs are a perfect addition to a…

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Bacon Pecan Cheeseball

Posted on Dec 21st, 2014

It's a tradition at our house to serve a variety of appetizers on Christmas Eve, and a cheeseball is an absolute must! And this Bacon Pecan…

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Baked BLT Dip

Posted on Sep 16th, 2016

Now that football season has officially arrived, I figured it was time to share a good tailgating recipe with everyone. And something loaded with…

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Balsamic Grilled Mushroom Kabobs with Savory Mayo Dipping Sauce

Posted on Jul 15th, 2015

During the summer, we use our grill for just about everything, including fruits and vegetables. It's so easy to add some seasoned, marinated veggies…

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Best Fried Green Tomatoes with Barbecue Buttermilk Dipping Sauce

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013

Can you believe I'd never had fried green tomatoes until recently? I've always had a funny feeling I was really missing out. So when I stopped by a…

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Buffalo Ranch Chex Party Mix

Posted on Jan 27th, 2017

I can't resist a big bowl of Chex Party Mix. So it's no surprise I loved this Buffalo Ranch Chex Party Mix. My boys, who are fans of anything with…

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Caramelized Onion Dip

Posted on Oct 27th, 2014

I love onions--unlike the rest of my family--so this Caramelized Onion Dip is right up my alley! I use onions in almost all of my savory dishes…

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Cheesy Sausage Pizza Sliders

Posted on Jan 16th, 2017

If you're looking for a warm, cheesy sandwich to serve on game day, look no further than these Cheesy Sausage Pizza Sliders! Everyone at my house…

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Cherry Cola Jalapeno Meatballs

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2015

When I make spaghetti and meatballs, two of my three children will have nothing to do with the meatballs. I know. Crazy! When I made these Cherry…

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Posted on Apr 6th, 2010

I don't know why I don't make deviled eggs more often.  I love them!  And these Classic Deviled Eggs are my go-to recipe. These deviled eggs…

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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Posted on Nov 27th, 2011

I tried this fabulous Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip at Thanksgiving and it shot straight to the top of my list of favorite holiday appetizers.  I'll be…

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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Posted on Dec 5th, 2015

We have a tradition of serving a variety of appetizers and finger foods on Christmas Eve, and if you're looking for a holiday appetizer that's super…

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Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

This Creamy Peanut Butter Dip is a definite hit with kids--mine gave it a 10 out of 10. But who am I kidding? I loved it just as much as they…

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Dill Pickle Dip

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014

My husband is a dill pickle fanatic. Where he grew up in Canada, dill pickle flavored chips and dips were widely available. Not so much here in…

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Favorite Homemade Guacamole

Posted on Apr 30th, 2015

Everybody has their own Favorite Homemade Guacamole recipe, and this is mine. And since I'm the only person at my house who likes guacamole (I know,…

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Feisty Feta Dip

Posted on Jul 27th, 2014

Our favorite Greek restaurant serves a Feisty Feta Dip that we order every time we eat there. We don't order appetizers much when we eat out, but…

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Festive Fruit Salsa with Homemade Cinnamon Chips

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014

If you're looking for something healthy and delicious to add to your Independence Day menu, this Festive Fruit Salsa is just what you need. This…

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Fresh Pineapple Mint Salsa

Posted on Jun 30th, 2014

When I spotted fresh mint at the farmer's market this past weekend, I couldn't resist buying a big bunch. It was the smell. I couldn't resist the…

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Green Bean Casserole Cups

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

I have a confession to make. I've never been a fan of the green bean casserole that's so popular at Thanksgiving. But I've always wanted to like it,…

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Green Onion Cheese Ball

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009

I always make this Green Onion Cheese Ball at Christmas time, and it's one of the reasons I look forward to the holidays! I've found that the…

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Grilled Cream Cheese Pesto Spread

Posted on Aug 11th, 2017

You've probably noticed that tin foil dinners are all the rage on Pinterest right now. But you can make more than just dinner wrapped in foil. Like…

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Homemade Mini Corndogs

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014

I don't often go to the trouble of making deep-fried food in my own kitchen. But some things are totally and completely worth it--like these Homemade…

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Homemade Pico de Gallo

Posted on Apr 16th, 2015

I'm a huge fan of fresh Homemade Pico de Gallo! Luckily, it's pretty easy to make it yourself, if you don't mind a little bit of…

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Honey Graham Snack Mix

Posted on Nov 9th, 2010

I love making snack mix for the holidays. And while I usually go for the savory stuff, this Honey Graham Snack Mix is one of my family's…

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Hot Crab Dip

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

Several months ago my friend Rebecca brought this Hot Crab Dip to a Christmas party. I'm pretty sure it was the first thing to disappear. My…

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Italian Hoagie Dip

Posted on May 19th, 2016

With summer right around the corner, you're going to need a great dish to take to all those backyard barbecues and summer holiday celebrations. And…

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Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla Pinwheels

Posted on Mar 4th, 2015

If you're looking for a delicious way to feed a crowd, or just to feed your family, look no further than these Italian Sub Sandwich Tortilla…

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Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Posted on Jan 30th, 2014

I love a good loaded baked potato. In fact, I always order a loaded baked potato when I have the option at a restaurant. So when I spotted this…

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Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

I love a good, fresh salsa, especially during the summer time! You can never go wrong serving chips and salsa at a backyard barbecue or party.…

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Quick Cranberry Glazed Meatballs

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

The holiday season can be so hectic. That's why I always like to have a few quick and easy appetizer and dinner ideas up my sleeve for those busy…

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Raspberry Bruschetta

Posted on Jul 6th, 2015

When my husband and I were out for our last anniversary, we had some delicious Raspberry Bruschetta. The minute I tried it, I knew I wanted to…

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Restaurant Style Salsa

Posted on Nov 15th, 2009

This Restaurant Style Salsa is hands-down my favorite salsa recipe.  I suppose "restaurant-style" depends on which Mexican restaurant you go to, but…

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Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Dip

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014

I love a good dip--one that's loaded with all kinds of textures and flavors--and this Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Dip is one of my favorites. This…

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Roasted Corn Salsa

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

You may have noticed that I've posted quite a few grilled corn recipes lately, like Mexican Street Corn, and most recently Grilled Corn and Potato…

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014

I was excited to spot tomatillos at my local farm stand this week. They seem to have such a short growing season here in Colorado that I can't…

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Skillet Beef Queso

Posted on Jan 14th, 2016

I've started thinking about what to serve for the Super Bowl this year, and this Skillet Beef Queso will definitely be on the menu. As far as…

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Skillet Spinach Artichoke Dip

Posted on Dec 18th, 2014

I'm always reluctant to call recipes the "best ever" because there's always a chance I could be wrong. But I'm just going to come right out and say…

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Slow Cooker Cherry BBQ Glazed Sausage Bites

Posted on Dec 14th, 2016

We have a long-standing Christmas Eve tradition at our house of serving a smorgasbord of appetizers for everyone to enjoy. And after trying these…

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Spiced Candied Almonds

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

Dear readers, I'm so sorry about this recipe. Because you're not going to be able stop eating these Spiced Candied Almonds. Don't say I didn't…

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Spicy Baked Orange Chicken Wings

Posted on Jan 12th, 2014

My entire family loves wings! My nine year-old, however, is a wing fanatic! Barbecue is definitely his favorite, but he chose these Spicy Baked…

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Spinach Artichoke Bacon Pull-Apart Bread

Posted on Oct 4th, 2016

One of my favorite things about this time of year is having people over to watch the local college football team play. What I really love is serving…

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Strawberry Salsa

Posted on Jan 5th, 2010

This fresh Strawberry Salsa is so fresh tasting and delicious!  Not to mention, healthy.  It's especially wonderful in the summertime, when…

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Sweet & Spicy Snack Mix

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2015

I always like to have a big bowl of snack mix ready for the holidays. Actually, with teenage boys home on school break, what I make is more like a…

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2017

Well, the holidays are over, and it's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions and healthier eating. And when it comes to something to…

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Taco Pretzel Bites

Posted on Oct 25th, 2017

Now that football season is in full swing, I thought I'd share one of my family's favorite game day snacks: Taco Pretzel Bites. Come to think of it,…

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The Best Game Day Recipes

Posted on Jan 30th, 2017

Well, the big game is right around the corner, which means you're going to need some delicious food to eat! I love football (even when my team isn't…

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Three Ingredient Apple Dip

Posted on Sep 1st, 2017

School started this week for my boys, which means I need some awesome after-school snack recipes up my sleeve. Of course, they need to be quick and…

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White Bean Dip with Rosemary and Olive Oil

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2009

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite snacks. White Bean Dip with Rosemary and Olive Oil. Yes, it does look a lot like mashed potatoes.…

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Zucchini Fritters

Posted on Aug 18th, 2014

It's that time of year. The time when everyone seems to have more zucchini than they know what to do with. If that sounds familiar, then I recommend…

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