Archive for Appetizers and Snacks

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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January 29th, 2015

Supreme Pizza Dip

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We love pizza at our house, but seriously, this cheesy-good Supreme Pizza Dip served on toasted Garlic Bread may just take it’s place.  What’s not to love here? Think Cream Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, and Parmesan Cheese melted together with all your favorite pizza toppings, then served on hot garlic bread!

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This cheesy goodness is tooped  with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and olives, but you can make it will all your favorites.  This will definitely be a winner at your game-day party – or any party!   You might need to make extra, this will not last long!

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January 16th, 2015

BBQ in a Blanket with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce




Everyone loves BBQ at our house.  I love this BBQ in a Blanket because it is fast, easy, and lots of fun.  You can serve them as a main dish with slaw or set them out as an appetizer for your game-day party!  We like to fill them with our Favorite Pulled Pork, or sliced brisket.  Be sure to make a batch of Buttermilk Ranch to dip them in and let the fun begin!


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If you are looking for more game-day nosh- be sure to check out more of our Game Day Favorites here.

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December 29th, 2014

Dip In! 25+ Dips for New Years Eve

We have had a wonderful Christmas with our entire family together and loving every minute!  We hope your Christmas was filled with fabulous food, friends and family!  Since we are still celebrating, we thought we’d update our list of favorite dips to Ring in 2015!

Whether you decide to have a big party to celebrate, or stay in for a quiet night with the family, chips and dips are always a great way to ring in the New Year!  Here’s a list of more than 25 of our favorites recipes to give you inspiration.  No matter which you choose, you’ll

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December 12th, 2014

Pineapple Cheese Ball

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So what’s Christmas without a good cheese ball – right?   {We can’t exist completely on Christmas Cookies can we?} This Pineapple Cheese Ball is one of my favorites.  It’s simple to make ahead and have on hand for parties or even to give as a gift.  You can even freeze it and bring it out as needed.  This recipe has been a tried-and-true favorite for generations!


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The sweetness of pineapple blends perfectly with peppers and onions in cool, cream cheese.   Finish it with fresh pecans and the flavors are fabulous! Fortunately this recipe makes 2 cheese balls

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Caramel Potatoes

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