Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups

The World Cup is about to start in Brazil. Are you looking for a Brazilian influenced light dish or appetizer to pass at a World Cup party? I have just the thing for you; Carnival Black Bean and Shrimp Puff Pastry Cups will fill you up without weighing you down. These tender, flaky puff pastry [Read On]

Chili Lime Cauliflower Popcorn

I’m in love with my dehydrator. I know what you’re thinking. You can’t be IN LOVE with an inanimate object. You can’t be IN love with something unless it/they can reciprocate. To that I say, “My dehydrator loves me.” I’m not crazy. Well, at least in THAT way. Part of love is doing nice things [Read On]

Guaranteed Crispy BAKED Sweet Potato Fries

I am passionate about sweet potato fries. Possibly, I qualify as being clinically obsessed with them. I can’t think of a single food I crave more consistently than the salty sweet perfection that is sweet potato fries. If I go out to dinner and sweet potato fries are on the menu, I order them. It [Read On]

Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos

When I posted my Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls a few weeks ago, you probably knew I was going to go here, right? I think I probably telegraphed it. Why in the world would I make SALAD BOWLS with a dialed in homemade Cool Ranch seasoning and not go the full distance and make [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip

You may have noticed that I have a snack fixation.  My recipe index certainly reflects it. I just can’t help myself around snacks. There’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in nibbling the day away. In fact, if I had to choose to give up meals or snacks, I’d TOTALLY keep snacks any day of [Read On]

Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

This past Friday, my husband’s side of the family gathered at an open house to see off my nephew Ian and wish him well as he left to take a position with the Air Force. I had texted his mom a couple of weeks before and asked whether there was anything I could do or [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

If  want to make my dad happy, all I need to do is make him something with peanut butter in it. He puts peanut butter in his oatmeal, on his ice cream, in his smoothies, on his sandwiches, on dried apple slices, and just plain on a spoon. He likes peanut butter in savoury dishes, [Read On]

Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars [Read On]