Party Cheese Ball

Be careful – you could eat this entire cheeseball in one sitting. It’s a great holiday party appetizer and very quick to make. The biggest challenge is waiting for all the cheese to get to room temperature – be sure … Continue reading

Sassy Sangria

Consider this the perfect appetizer to any summer meal! The sangria is like a fruit cocktail in a glass with a slash (or wave) of alcohol. It’s just sweet enough – and a staple at all our summer family events. … Continue reading

Crispy Potato Wedges

Add these as a side dish or an appetizer for any meal. My mom always made these to go alongside a burger – and in college, I simply made these as a meal. These are delicious! Print Crispy Potato Wedges … Continue reading

Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Awesome savory meatballs for any social gathering! Print Sweet & Sour Meatballs Ingredients White bread Hot milk Onion soup mix Salt Pepper Ground beef Instructions Sweet & Sour Sauce: Mix grape jelly with chili sauce. Meatballs: Mix bread with milk. … Continue reading

Chili Con Queso

Favorite appetizer for football games! Print Chili Con Queso (Chili with Cheese) Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  30 mins Total time:  40 mins Ingredients ¼ cup margarine ½ cup chopped onion 1 can tomatoes (whole) 1 can green chilis … Continue reading

Artichoke Dip

This has been a delicious appetizer plate that you have to push away so you don’t fill up before dinner. Use crackers or cut up small pieces of bread. Enjoy! Print Artichoke Dip Serves: 5 Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  … Continue reading


Cornbread is a great addition to chili! I always prefer to soak the bread in my chili and consume the saturated remains!  That combo makes a great compliment to any tailgating function! Print Cornbread Serves: 6 Prep time:  15 mins Cook … Continue reading

Vuelva a la Vida (Come back to life)

This dish is very popular in Mexico and will mostly be found in nicer seafood restaurants. I, personally, have found it to be a great solution to a long night of “adult beverages”. Similar to the old saying “hair of … Continue reading

Korean Bulgogi

In 2003 I spent a year in South Korea in the Air Force where I was lucky enough to make friends with many of the “locals”.  One, in particular, was kind enough to share her simple family/traditional recipe for Bulgogi.  … Continue reading

Spicy Grilled Shrimp

I went to a restaurant once when I was first being introduced to seafood (I was a late bloomer), and took a gamble with the shrimp.  The server assured me that these would open my world…sure enough, they did.  This … Continue reading