Chris’ Bacon Ranch Club Sandwich

bacon ranch club sandwich

How do you build the perfect sandwich? I may be a bit of a sandwich snob in that I don’t care for run of the mill “meat and cheese on white bread”. I DO, however, love a dressed up sammy with lots of flavors and texture….and bread….you know it’s all about the right bread. I […]

Sweet And Spicy Corn Dip

Sweet & spicy corn dip

It’s been a busy week behind the scenes around here. My front rooms are both set up for photo shoots – 2 different themes – and my kitchen island is full of product samples I need to create recipes with. I’ve also been editing tons of photos that I’ll share next week – the rest […]

Easy Bean And Corn Salsa

bean and corn salsa

I have a great “transitional” recipe to share with you today. This bean and corn salsa is one of those all-purpose dips that’s great for summer cookouts as well as fall tailgating. I acquired this recipe from a neighbor at a backyard cookout years ago, and it’s positively addictive. It’s easy to make, but be […]

Making Crispy Kale Chips

crispy kale chips

A few months ago my husband and I discovered kale chips. They’re kind of the latest thing in healthy snacking and now I see why. They cook up so light and crispy it’s like eating air!…but with flavor. Plus they’re one of those “super foods” full of nutrition and antioxidants. We like to cook these […]

7 Ideas For Easy Party Food

easy party food ideas

Food is a key component for any party or get-together, and I’m known to spend days {weeks} pouring over recipes to find the perfect menu. I break the rule EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. that you shouldn’t try a new recipe on your guests. I’ve only had a couple of fails – like the time I spent […]

Easy Appetizer – French Bread With Olive Oil Dippers

easy appetizer: olive oil bread dippers

Years ago when my husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary, we took a long weekend trip to Asheville, NC. We stayed at a bed and breakfast, hiked in the mountains, took a dinner train ride, and spent a day at the Biltmore Estate. At the estate we took a gorgeous house tour […]

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

stuffed cherry tomatoes

Over the years I’ve experimented with a LOT of party recipes. Some were winners and some…not so much. I remember making these stuffed cherry tomatoes for the first time for one of our annual cocktail parties. I’m almost surprised at how popular they were! I think its the ease of eating ‘crudite’ without having to […]