Archive for Appetizers and Snacks

May 19th, 2016

Sweet and Spicy Mixed Nuts

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Warning, you may find these Sweet and Spicy Mixed nuts very addictive.   In about 10 minutes you can whip up a batch of this great treat for a quick party appetizer, to package up as a gift- or just to snack on during the game.  They make up fast in a skillet and you can adjust the spicy/sweet flavor by tweaking the spices.  I used a nut mix with pecans, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, and macadamia nuts for this batch, but the pecans are my favorite.


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1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground

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February 4th, 2016

Veggie Pizza Appetizer

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This Veggie Pizza Appetizer is another oldie that I just love to find on a party spread.  It’s easy to make with refrigerated crescent dough topped with seasoned cream cheese and fresh veggies.  The fun part is you can customize this to your own individual taste.  I used broccoli, cucumbers, peppers, and carrots, but there is no limit to the crunchy combinations you can make.  I’ve seen tomatoes, onions, olives, and even cheese added to the mix.


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I love the fresh flavors and crunch of the veggies – it’s like carrying a salad in your hand.  So

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January 28th, 2016

Be My Valentine Chex Mix

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Valentine’s Day is sneaking up on us again – just about two weeks until the Cupid strikes.  For those of you who love to plan and scheme for weeks to fill the day with surprises, here’s a fast and fun treat to share with those you love. Better yet, for those of you who wait until the last minute and then rush to figure out what to do . . .  this recipe is just for you! Be My Valentine Chex Mix is easy, easy to put together and your family, friends, and coworkers will love it.  It’s a

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November 27th, 2015

Pecan Pie Popcorn


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We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Now that the “big feast” is over, enjoy the leftovers and spending fun time with family and friends!  This Pecan Pie Popcorn is a tasty treat for family movie night or for playing games around the kitchen table.

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Make up a big batch and pass it around for a hint of the holidays combined your popcorn!


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Pecan Pie Popcorn


7 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shopped pecans


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  

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May 28th, 2015

Grilled Avocado with Mango-Pineapple Salsa


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Memorial Day usually officially opens Grilling Season; however, the relentless rain we have been experiencing in Texas is putting a damper on our grilling season! When you have the chance, and your grill is hot, you must make these Grilled Avocados.  They are so simple, but they incredibly yummy and go with just about anything you’ve got on the grill.

All you need to do is season them with a little olive oil, lime juice, and salt and pepper.


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Next just place them on the grill for 5-6 minutes.


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I love them with this

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Caramel Potatoes

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