Archive for Appetizers and Snacks

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

Pineapple Cheese Ball


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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August 29th, 2014

Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches

Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches


This baked brie couldn’t be easier to make and it is absolutely delicious.  The fresh peaches with a little kick from pepper jelly are a perfect combination with the cheese.  Serve it up as an easy and impressive appetizer.


Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches



Baked Brie with Jezebel Peaches


1 tablespoon hot pepper jelly
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large ripe peach, peeled and diced
1 Brie round (about 13.2 ounces) in wooden box
Crackers for serving


Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 4 ingredients; gently stir in peaches

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August 20th, 2014

Corn Butter: 3 Ways

Corn Butter


We are headed into the last stretch of summer – do you have plans for labor day?  Maybe a last big summer fling?  Corn on the cob is such a staple for summer parties and has always been my favorite.  I loved picking corn out of the field and seeing it on the table for dinner.  No matter how you fix it, grill it, boil it, bake it – these flavored Corn Butters will definitely turn that corn into a party!    I’ve included three that will spice up your fun!


Corn Butter


This is so easy and so yummy.  

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Caramel Potatoes

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