There are good guacamoles in the world and there are bad ones. Really bad ones. When I'm at a restaurant, I can always tell when the guacamole isn't freshly made. It's got that too-smooth look, and that plastic-y taste. Ew. No thank you. When it comes to fresh guacamole, I have no qualms with it… Continue reading Roasted Garlic Guacamole
I must confess. I may be married, but I've been in love since far before I met him...I'm talking since I was in grade school. My second love? Cheese. All things cheese. My profound love for cheese probably comes from my mom, or my grandma. My mom would always have special cheeses out for holiday… Continue reading Spicy Pimiento Cheese
I feel like when you're doing a specialty diet, you're bound to run out of options when it comes to meals. Sometimes it takes a few months. Sometimes a year. There's only so much you can do with the small amount of food groups you're given, you know? I find myself struggling to come up… Continue reading Spinach Artichoke Dip Chicken Skillet
Whip out the slow cooker to make this appetizer/snack. Baby portobellos stuffed with cheese, spinach and artichokes are perfect for a party!
Every Wednesday our local newspaper has a section dedicated to food. There are local restaurant reviews, what's happening in the food scene, and an old lady that give recipes like "basic bread" and "green bean casserole" that crack me up. They also run a lot of syndicated recipes from bigger papers, and I get a… Continue reading Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Bites
Ah, the rain. Lovely rain. These past few days we've seen it rain almost non-stop. I'm okay with that. I pretty much hate the sun. Cloudy, overcast, drizzly weather is what I prefer. I would like to see some sunshine today, though. We're having our annual storm chaser barbecue at our Chief Meteorologist's house, and… Continue reading Texas Caviar Dip
Appetizers are probably the greatest food invention of all time. Seriously, hear me out on this one. Appetizers are basically a prelude to the big musical number. They're the opening monologue of a play that sets the tone for the rest of dinner. Appetizers are the introduction to a meal, and first impressions mean everything. If there… Continue reading Spinach & Artichoke Twice-Baked Potatoes