Crisps with Goat Cheese, Blackberries and Honey {fast appetizer}

Almost twenty years ago, when my husband and I were still dating, we loved to have cheesy romantic evenings. I’m not saying romance is cheesy, I’m saying our romantic evenings involved cheese. Lots of cheese. We would drive to the nearest Wegman’s, grab a baguette from the bakery then meander over to the cheese bar [Read On]

Pulled Pork Queso Dip and a $100 Giveaway! GIVEAWAY EXTENDED

It’s a Pulled Pork Queso Party, people, and you’re all invited.Seriously… as a mom of five boys, two of whom are teenagers and three of whom eat like one, I am called on to produce vast quantities of food on very short notice. I don’t know if you’ve ever observed it, but teenage boys travel [Read On]

Reese’s Pretzel Bites

My father is obsessed -OBSESSED, I TELL YOU- with peanut butter. When we chat on the phone before visits, I ask what he’d like to eat while he’s chez us. His response is almost infallibly “Peanut butter ____” because honestly, as long as the peanut butter part is there, my dad is a happy man. [Read On]

Oven “Fried” Homemade Chicken Nuggets {and Boneless Buffalo Wings}

You know those ‘duh’ moments? The ones where you think, “Why have I not done this all along?” I had one last week. I’m a sucker for a spicy chicken wing, and Buffalo wings* are near the top of the heap for me. Sometimes, though, my inner finicky, tactile-defensive, high-maintenance child** rears its head, though, [Read On]

Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

  Can we have a chat about what I especially love about the recipe I’m sharing with you today? I know I don’t need to tell you just how powerful melty, stringy, garlicky, herbed cheese is… Or how seductive chewy, crispy, oil-soaked bread is… I know that… So I’m going to convince you that you [Read On]

Cucumber Rounds with Herbed Cream Cheese

Take advantage of summer’s bountiful produce with this refreshing, delicious, and simple appetizer of cucumber rounds topped with herbed cream cheese. This post is part of my continuing series as one of the Kraft 2013 Tastemakers Team and was sponsored by Kraft. All opinions are my own! There’s something about summer that fires up my [Read On]

Roasted Beet Dip and Homemade Za’atar | Make Ahead Mondays

Roasted Beets and Za’atar… maybe not what you thought you wanted to start your Monday with, but I assure you these are two incredible tastes that do marvelous things together. Ready to dive into some hot pink good stuff? Yum and YUM! That’s what I think when I look at these pictures, but I have [Read On]

Whipped Fruit Ice Pops

I am happy to be part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemakers team. This post is part of my continuing commitment to bring family friendly recipes to you that are made from things you’re likely to have in your pantry at most times.  Do any of you remember the Jell-O Pudding Pops from the 80s? I [Read On]