Last year my mother in law told me about this tasty little appetizer. So when we hosted a Christmas party I whipped it up and it was completely gone by the end of the night. It was so simple and so tasty, that I had to make it again this year when we attended an ugly sweater party. I got so many compliments and questions on this easy dish that I decided to share it here with you guys. This dip is warm and melty with a burst of flavor. You can serve it with crackers or . . .
Everytime we go to Melissa's house for bookclub makes this delicious baked Brie. She serves it over a nice baguette, has some other delicious dessert and we sit as close friends and talk about life, families and of course the latest novel. Book club is one of my favorite things in the world. It has brought good friends, amazing books and some serious delicious food into my life. This is not the first recipe I have snagged from a book club meeting. It's not even the first of Melissa's. What are . . .
FUUUUNERAL POTATOES...I tried to think of a better name, or another name they might be called, because, well- 'funeral potatoes' isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's not the best either. Especially for one of the best all time comfort foods in the world. It's name almost suggests the opposite. Cheesy Funeral Potatoes are the perfect meal to serve at holidays, and parties. It's one of those dishes that can be made ahead, serve a ton, and tastes AMAZING. Who doesn't love a little cheesy . . .
My dear friend Erin, years ago, invited me to a cookie exchange during the holidays. At this gathering we were served the most delicious dip - Jalapeño Popper Dip. It was warm, creamy, with a little kick, and served alongside tortilla chips and fritos. Since that day, Erin has served these delicious dips at many get togethers - fight nights, football games, and bbqs. So when I asked her what I should take to my recent bunco night she instantly suggested this dip! It's a cinch to . . .
I've professed my obsession for biscuits and gravy here and here. I wanted cheddar, and I wanted chives. You'd think I'd have a pastry cutter, but apparently that's the one thing that will eternally escape my memory when I'm at Target. Hate that. Use two knives until the grated butter and shortening are somewhat incorporated, then I like to use my hands to crumble it all together until the fats are really ground in and your dough has a coarse meal. After you assemble your cold, chilled . . .
My husband works in the big city. He commutes on the train in, takes a subway to a LA skyscraper, works long hours and then goes back to his train to come home. During certain times of the year he works such long hours that he receives a budget for a food allowance. There is pretty amazing food in the city. Sometimes I'm lucky enough that he brings home half of the meal. S'mac n Cheese from the Nickel Diner is one meal I beg for him to bring home. It's the best mac n cheese you'll ever . . .
Mmmm...lunch. It can be my favorite or the thing I dread. This year I've been trying to share some adult lunch ideas with you all. I've been careful to make them quick and easy, but tasty as well. The other day I made Desi's creamy chicken tacos for dinner - they have become a favorite around our house. And I had a thought that I could spin that meal into a quick lunch. So, the next Sunday I whipped these up and served them to me and my husband while my little ones had plain . . .
This is an all time favorite recipe! Every time I take to a get together is downed so fast. First one to go. You just.can't.stop. its that good. It's easy, and you typically have these ingredients on hand for last minute dip needs... You can choose to do all the chopping by hand, or you can toss the ingredients into a food processor and let it do the world. I kinda like to do it by hand. Totally your preference. Throw the cheese and mayo in with the veggies and bake. Serve immediately (nice . . .
Years ago at a camping trip family reunion my aunt taught us how to make these omelets in a bag. Sounds weird. But trust me - they are amazing. We were all so so skeptical and stood around the big pot of boiling water while our omelets cooked. To our surprise we each slid a restaurant perfect omelet onto our paper plates. All you need are a few eggs, a few tablespoons of milk or water, add ins of your choice, a gallon sized freezer bag, and a pot of boiling water. Place your . . .
Are you ready for some cozy delicious comfort food? This baked three-cheese Italian penne pasta is one of my family's favorite meals. With a creamy cheese sauce and tangy tomatoes mixed with the soft noodles- it is the ultimate crowd pleaser. I love fixing it when we have guests over because it makes a full 9 x 13 pan and is easy to double if you have hearty eaters. I've made this cheesy penne pasta so many times over the years and with so many variations I've learned it is hard to go wrong! . . .