Chili Cheese Potato Skins

Chili Cheese Potato Skins

Not your ordinary appetizer!  These Chili Cheese Potato Skins are loaded with thick, chunky chili, Colby jack cheese, and sour cream and go great with an ice cold beer! As you probably already know, we are HUGE football fans!  Weekends during the fall and early winter are always designated for watch college and NFL games.  So during these weekends, I've come up with some delicious football-watching food.  These Chili Cheese Potato Skins are one of our absolute favorites! These potato skins are topped with my Loaded Slow Cooker Chili, along with plenty of Colby jack cheese, green peppers, sour cream and if you can handle the heat, jalapenos!  A totally satisfying snack, and on more than one occasion have also served as dinner. Making a big batch of these great, Continue Reading...

Hot Artichoke Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MustHaveMayo & #CollectiveBias Do you have family & friends coming by over the holidays?  Then you'll need a fun, easy and delicious dip that everyone will love.  This Hot Artichoke Dip is not only super-easy to make, its wonderfully delicious! #MustHaveMayo #CollectiveBias This past weekend I hosted a little Christmas party for some of our friends and neighbors.  As our friends arrived, we had lots of food and drink available to get the party started, and this Hot Artichoke Dip was center-stage!  Everyone loved having a hot dip to enjoy with their drinks, and it went very quickly! I served this delicious Hot Artichoke Dip with baguette slices, but its also great Continue Reading...

Riesling and Port Poached Pears

Riesling and Port Poached Pears

These Riesling and Port Poached Pears with Baked Brie and Pecans are nothing short of spectacular!  These pears are incredible easy to make, and will be a show-stopper at your next party or holiday gathering as a gorgeous appetizer.  The perfect pairing with cocktails or wine! As many of you know, this is my absolute favorite time of year.  I have many reasons why I adore fall, but one in particular is the abundance of produce available at the grocery store and farmers market.  One of my fall favorites is pears!  The past several weeks I've been taking home bags of pears, which are fabulous and in season right now.  One of my recent pear creations: Riesling & Port Poached Pears with Baked Brie and Pecans. Poaching pears is a really simple, easy Continue Reading...

Caramel Apple Snack Pack Stacks

Caramel Apple Snack Pack Stacks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. The proof is in the pudding - literally!  These Caramel Apple Snack Pack Stacks made with Caramel Snack Pack Pudding cups and paired with an apple and caramel Crunch and Munch make the perfect fall treat!  #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias Now that fall has finally arrived, I love nothing more than enjoying the delicious flavors of the seasons, particularly Caramel Apples.  However, I don't always enjoy the mess of making caramel apples.  So when I came across caramel Snack Pack pudding cups, I immediately wanted to give them a try.  Not only are they super delicious, but I paired these Snack Pack's with an Granny Smith Apple and Caramel Crunch and Munch to create these Continue Reading...

Loaded Guacamole

Loaded Guacamole

A must-have for any Mexican meal! This fresh, delicious chunky guacamole is loaded with fresh avocados, tomatoes, onions and the perfect spices.   You'll want to put this guacamole on everything! I don't know about your household, but Mexican food is definitely a staple here at our house.  Any time we're having something like tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas, there is ALWAYS guacamole to go with it.  For the longest time, I was one of those people at the grocery store buying the little tiny container of guacamole for $3.99.  Not only was it rather expensive, it didn't taste that great.  This home-made Loaded Guacamole tastes way better! Once I discovered how easy it was to make this Loaded Guacamole at home, there was no more buying that mediocre stuff at the store.  Not to Continue Reading...

Aunt Denise’s Southwestern Corn Salsa

Aunt Denise’s Southwestern Corn Salsa

Several years ago I was introduced to this amazing salsa by my Aunt Denise.  Denise is my mom's sister, and has always been the aunt that we all adore.  She is warm, funny, lovely and pretty much the coolest lady you've ever met.  One of my first memories of Denise was when us kids all piled in the back of her old blue car.  While she was driving down the road us kids would say, "Drive crazy, aunt Denise!!  Drive crazy!!"  She would then proceed to swerve the car back and forth knocking us kids over, falling out of our seats.  My brother, cousins and I would be uncontrollably laughing, and asking her to do it over, and over again.  We thought this was the funnest thing ever!!  (This was the late 70's/early 80's and car seats were unknown devices in our parts.)  To this very day, this Continue Reading...