Appetizers

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

We usually do a large firework display in our culdesac with friends and neighbors for Independence Day. This year might be a little less fancy as we weren’t able to get any really good fireworks from the next state over. Instead, I’m going to let […]

Chicken Satay Skewers

Chicken Satay Skewers

Who can resist grilled food on a stick?!? (If you just raised your hand, I don’t think we can be friends anymore… j/k!). Indonesian in its roots, this version of satay is the slightly spicier Thai version that is popular around all of Southeast Asia. Marinating […]

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Gimme a huge scoop of this black bean and corn salsa and I’m instantly transported into a beach chair with my feet in the ocean fronting the Riviera Maya. So colorful, and SO extremely delicious, this black bean and corn salsa is the perfect compliment […]

Kalamata Green Olive Tapenade

Kalamata Green Olive Tapenade

So many delicious things come in small little bowls. Olives are one of my favorite snacks and I put them in sauces and dishes quite often since they have healthy fats and taste so darn good! I use olives and their brine as a salt […]

Jerk Chicken Plantain Bites

Jerk Chicken Plantain Bites

Holy cow! I never knew plantains could be so darn good. I’ve used plantains in crepes before but never as a chip. I ended up making these twice, once with plantain chips that I found at the market which only contained plantains and salt and […]

Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs

My darling sister makes these amazing Korean meatballs and I finally had to re-create them to post for all of you looking for a delicious appetizer.  I mean, who doesn’t need another tasty finger food for all of these winter game gatherings??  Or for family […]

Chile Con Queso

Chile Con Queso

This bowl of cheesy awesomeness…Chile con Queso was my go-to appetizer for no less than three gatherings this holiday season among family and friends. It is the ideal blend of creaminess and spice with a little sneaky veggie value thrown in for good measure. Sautéing a combination […]

Ricotta Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ricotta Spinach Artichoke Dip

I have a confession to make.  I’m having an affair. An ooey-gooey, steamy, dirty and  delicious love affair with this ricotta spinach artichoke dip.  It’s bordering on inappropriate with how often I’ve courted and indulged my taste buds with this dip in the past few weeks. No […]

Baked Pumpkin Apple Wontons

Baked Pumpkin Apple Wontons

Please note this post contains affiliate linksIt has been a whirlwind this past week experimenting with fun recipes like this baked pumpkin and apple wontons and spending the last four days back on my mom’s farm for a little archery hunting and fun with my […]

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

This past weekend we met up with some of my extended family for a camping adventure in southwest Minnesota.  You guys, there was a GIANT jumping pillow at the playground that was a good 10 yards long and we adults may have taken the opportunity […]



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