So how are you ringing in the new year tonight? We’re hosting party here at home with some friends. We’re having soup, salad and a grilled cheese bar then an evening of game playing. If you are looking for a last minute, yummy appetizer for your party or to take to a party tonight check out the Hot Cheesy Corn Dip recipe I shared over at I Heart Naptime. You’ll bring home an empty dish – I promise. For recipe go here. Happy New Year’s!
I am so excited to share with you today’s recipe for baked brie! This flavor combination is amazing. If you are looking for a delicious appetizer for any of your upcoming holiday gatherings I’ve got it! This recipe has it all – a great flavor combination, amazing presentation and it’s easy! You will totally wow your guests with this one. The combination of brie, basil, bacon and peach has become a family favorite since we first had it on a waffle at one of our favorite Portland eateries. Initially it [Continue Reading...]
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ andFarmland but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #porkinapinch http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO We pretty much live by the motto of “Everything is better with bacon” at our house. One of our favorite recipes to make this time of year, when the tomatoes are running rampant is bruschetta. Sometimes it is our meal. Tessa recently attended a dinner party where they served bruschetta as one of the appetizers and she came home raving about it. I of course emailed her [Continue Reading...]
I’ve become obsessed with roasting corn on our grill this summer. I love eating it right off the cob as well as cutting it off the cob to add into things. Last week I shared a yummy Grilled Vegetable and Peach Salad where I used roasted corn. Today I’ve got another delicious recipe for you using roasted corn over at I Heart Naptime. Come check it out – you’re going to love it! Roasted Corn and Tomato Bruschetta is the perfect summer appetizer.
I grew up with a father that was a non sports watcher. He did watch golf but that was it. Except once a year. Then he would watch “the big game.” You know which one I’m talking about. It was a bit of a shock to my system when I went from basically a non sports watching father to marrying into a family that was all about sports. Watching it, playing it and talking about it. Thirty years later I’m not sure I’m use to it yet. I have managed [Continue Reading...]
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday break. We are packing in as much fun as we can at our house but I wanted to pop into the blog today to share with you a list of some of my 12 top appetizers for New Year’s Eve. How are you celebrating the big night? We’ll be enjoying some of these yummy dishes! Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pecans I love a good artichoke dip and I have several different recipes I use on a regular basis. I [Continue Reading...]
Several weeks ago Tessa came home from the local Hillsboro Farmer’s Market where she had been working, raving about a black bean hummus she had tasted from one of the vendors at the market. It turns out the vendor was someone I already knew – Charles Hartz of Hartz Spice. Charles lives here in Portland and he has developed a wonderful line of spice blends and recipes to go with them. The black bean hummus is one of them. Our neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ was the perfect time to [Continue Reading...]
So I thought I didn’t like dates. I was wrong. I am not sure why I thought I didn’t like dates because, actually, prior to partaking of today’s particular delicacy I don’t think I had ever eaten a date before. I just knew I wouldn’t like them. Well I was wrong. At least when it comes to Bacon Wrapped Dates Drizzled with Maple Syrup I was wrong. Really, what wouldn’t taste wonderful wrapped in bacon and drizzled with maple syrup!?!? I first enjoyed this lovely little morsels at a Halloween [Continue Reading...]
I have become a recent guacamole convert. You have probably already guessed but it is definitely a texture issue for me. With all my fajita experimenting lately I have tried out a few guacamole recipes too and have discovered that fresh guacamole is quite nice. It is also easy to make. The hardest part seems to be finding the avocados that are just right – not too hard and hot too soft. Guacamole doesn’t have too many ingredients but fresh ingredients are important – avocado, tomato, lime juice etc. The [Continue Reading...]