Mouthwatering Party Dips

I’m always going to a party or potluck, so I continually look for good choices for appetizers and dips to bring along.  Who wants to take the same dish time and time again?  One of the biggest parties of them all is coming up soon: Superbowl!!  Read on to find Mouthwatering Party Dips that will be a hit at any party!

Don’t forget to check out the links to other great party food options at the end.  You’ll be prepared for any party.

Slow Cooker Mexican Corn Dip

16 Mouthwatering Party Appetizers

If you enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine, you’ll love this Slow Cooker Mexican Corn Dip.  It’s delicious!  Made in a slow cooker, this dip is easy to transport to a party or potluck while staying hot.  Continue reading →

20 Deliciously Healthy Party Appetizers

Have you ever gone to a party and felt like you couldn’t entirely enjoy yourself because all the great food was just too unhealthy to eat?  This list of 20 deliciously healthy party appetizers will allow you to indulge without feeling guilty in the morning.

If you don’t think there will be healthy options at the party, then be a gracious guest and volunteer to bring a dish or two…..choosing from this great list, of course!

Don’t forget to check out the links to other great party food options at the end.  You’ll be prepared for any party.

Soy Sriracha Roasted Mushrooms

20 deliciously healthy party appetizers

If you like mushrooms, you have to try these Soy Sriracha Roasted Mushrooms.  I think they’re better than the breaded and fried version. Continue reading →

Healthy Party Dips

Part of the fun of parties is the FOOD!  If you don’t think there will be healthy options at the party, then volunteer to bring one or two options from this list of healthy party dips so good you’ll scrape the bowl.

Don’t forget to check out links to other options for great party food at the end so you’ll always be prepared.

Harvest Sweet Potato Salsa

healthy dips so good you'll scrape the bowl

Harvest Sweet Potato Salsa looks and smells inviting, and tastes even better! Continue reading →

Granny’s Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

If you’re looking for the best apple pie recipe that you’ll ever eat, you’ve come to the right place.  This recipe comes straight from my Granny’s recipe box and stands the test of time.  It’s not surprising that apple pie is an American tradition.  You rarely find someone who doesn’t like it, so it’s a safe bet that granny’s old-fashioned apple pie will be a popular item.

granny's old-fashioned apple pie

You might think that old-fashioned apple pie is hard to make and tedious.  You might have visions of the woman stumbling out of the kitchen with tussled hair and flour all over her face and hands (and arms and clothes).  That’s not the case.

The hardest part of this entire recipe is peeling the apples! Continue reading →

Candied Grapes: Easy and Low-Cal

I’ve been getting over bronchitis and am having a hard time shaking it.  I didn’t even feel like snacking on all the goodies at our annual office-wide cookie exchange party at work.  I have to admit that I was a bit bummed.  My throat was sore and I had medicine-head.  Enter Leslie to the rescue with her candied grapes.

candied grapes

Aren’t these candied grapes beautiful?

Leslie has amazing “cheater” recipes.  She calls them cheater because they’re so, so simple, but taste so good.  I should have known Leslie would have something up her sleeve.

Leslie brought me a bowl of these candied grapes and told me to try one.  She said it would make my throat feel better.  I was skeptical.  I mean, a grape’s a grape, right?  

WRONG. Continue reading →

Honey-Soy Pork Loin with Bacon and Veggies

Honey-Soy Pork Loin with Bacon and Veggies is an elegant dish that is a family favorite.  If you plan on entertaining a small dinner, this is a go-to dish!

honey soy pork loin with bacon and veggies

What’s not to love?  This honey-soy sauce ensures that the meat is moist and flavorful. It really is hard to mess this up!

If you’re like my family, then you love gravies and sauces.  This dish has ample sauce, which you’ll cook into a gravy.  Really, who doesn’t love to sop up extra sauce or gravy with a soft piece of bread??

soy-honey pork loin with bacon and veggies Continue reading →

Maple Bacon Cheddar Burger

This Maple Bacon Cheddar Burger combines some of my favorite things: maple syrup, maple bacon, and cheddar cheese on a meaty burger.

Maple Bacon Cheddar Burger

If your husband is like most, he loves to grill.  Mine (Sam) is a grill master and grills just about everything.  You know those pictures forwarded around social media of men grilling outside during a snowstorm?  Yep, mine does that.  In fact, that might have just been a picture of Sam you’ve seen.

Last year, we traveled to Kingsport, TN, to experience the Tennessee Oktoberfest Craft Bier Garden.  Personally, I can’t stand the stuff, but Sam loves it on occasion.  While there, he discovered a maple bacon beer and fell in love.  Sam has brought home a variety of craft beers over the years, but the maple bacon came in second only to pumpkin beer.  The maple bacon beer inspired him, though.  He left saying he wanted to develop his own maple bacon cheddar burger. Continue reading →

Buttercup Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey


Savory Buttercup Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey

You’re going to love this roasted buttercup squash with brown sugar and honey.  It goes well with just about any meat dish – pork, chicken, or beef.  It’s quick and easy, too, so be sure to pick up some squash on your next visit to the grocery store!

Butternut Squash Roasted with Brown Sugar and Honey

I’ve been a squash fanatic for years, even though I had only tried three varieties: summer, butternut, and spaghetti. I just don’t see other types in my grocery stores very often. That’s probably because I live an hour and a half from the nearest interstate or major highway. Yep, you read that right. Hard to believe, but true. Folks around here raise a lot of gardens, but squash varieties just haven’t been included for some reason. Continue reading →

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