Tag: Appetizers

Crab Stuffed Artichokes & Cherished Memories

Throughout the time that Brandon attended grade school and middle school I volunteered. I volunteered a lot. I worked in kitchens, in classrooms, in the office, copied papers, corrected papers, made classroom snacks, did recess duty, went on field trips, and was involved in many, many,…

Saturday Night Special – Hors d’ oeuvre & Cocktail Night

We’ve dubbed Saturday nights our hors d’ oeuvre & cocktail night. I make fun little meals that can be enjoyed in the backyard with our feet up.  We’ve worked hard to make our backyard our little sanctuary and once the nice weather arrives, we…

Halloween Menu- Mexican Style

It’s interesting how certain gatherings become a tradition in families. I love family traditions and always welcome the beginning of a new one. A few years ago we started “celebrating” Halloween at our house. I put celebrating in quotes because really, none of us…

Black Bean Dip

I have a deep love for summer. The sun, the heat that seeps deep into your bones…so relaxing. The long days, the gardening, barbecuing, yummy drinks with lime and mint, camping. I could go on and on. I also love all of the foods that…

Guacamole for Two

This recipe is a tweaked version of Christina Ferrare’s guacamole. When I make it for two, I use two avocados, when I make it for a crowd, I use at least eight. I love the addition of chopped, sun-dried tomatoes. It makes a healthy snack…

Spicy Bean Dip

A couple of years ago during a camping trip I tried hummus for the first time. Up until that point, just the thought of eating garbanzo beans grossed me out. I’m not even sure why. Now, I can’t get enough of it. I was…

Gluten Free Onion Rings

Fried food. Naughty, I know. But oh so good. This is the first year of my life that I have ever deep-fried anything. Can you believe it took me 42 years? My mom bought me a Dutch Oven for Christmas last year and then…