Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe for a Deliciously Easy Appetizer!

Would you believe that I have lived in the south for 25 years and have never made a southern pimento cheese recipe?  In fact, I had not even TRIED pimento cheese until this year.  How is that possible?  Especially given the fact that I absolutely love cheese!  In partnership with Cabot, I decided to try my hand at making this delicious pimento cheese spread recipe and boy am I glad I did. It tastes SO good!  It is an easy appetizer recipe that I think will be a huge hit with your guests.  That is if you don't eat it all yourself first! If you … [Read more...]

Zesty Jalapeno and Bacon Deviled Egg Recipe and Choosing the Best Eggs

This Bacon Deviled Egg Recipe has been sponsored by CafeMom and Nellie's® Free Range Eggs. All opinions expressed here are my own.Summer is almost here and the weather is warming up quickly.  In less than one month, our pool will be open for kids to swim in. The pool parties, BBQs, and picnics will soon begin in full force. Summer in the south means plenty of watermelon, grilled meat, and picnic side dishes. One of my all time favorite side dishes at summer picnics is deviled eggs.  I absolutely LOVE them and found some amazing variations … [Read more...]

Easy Goat Cheese Toasts Appetizer Recipe

This goat cheese toasts appetizer recipe is so incredibly versatile I am going to share a few different flavor combinations so you can tailor it to your own personal tastes.  Goat cheese is one of those flavors that people either love or hate.  I am in the LOVE category and unfortunately my husband is in the HATE category.  It does have a rather strong flavor so you could also make this easy appetizer recipe with cream cheese, which will be a bit more mild.  Just make sure that it is softened to room temperature for easy … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer

This Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Red Potato Appetizer Recipe has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.Once of my favorite potato recipes to make when we have company is a twice baked potato.  If you have never had one, you are seriously missing out.  Essentially, a twice baked potato is a baked potato with the inside scooped out and combined with delicious things like cheese, bacon, and sour cream.  Then you put the whole thing back in the potato, bake a few more minutes and enjoy.  A full sized twice baked potato is … [Read more...]

Avocado Cilantro Crema Recipe

Several years ago, my husband and I were out exploring a new farm to table restaurant.  They had Pommes Frites on the menu which I had never heard of before.  You know what Pommes Frites are?  Basically it is a fancy word for French fries.  The amazing thing about these Pommes Frites was not that I had never seen a French fry before.  What really amazed me was that you could choose from dozens of dipping sauces for them!  And only one of those was a type of ketchup!  Yes, they served French Fries with things other than ketchup to dip them in!  … [Read more...]

Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups Make Easy Game Day Appetizers #NaturallyFresh

This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.Unless you have been hiding under a rock the last few weeks, you are well aware of what big event is happening this weekend.  Whether or not you are a football fan doesn't really matter.  Between the commercials, the parties and the food, just about everyone will probably be watching the Superbowl in a few days!  … [Read more...]

Cranberry Blue Cheese Spread and Festive Appetizer Roundup

I have a serious weakness for appetizers.  I will often go to a restaurant and just order a selection of things off the appetizer menu.  That way I get to try small portions of several different dishes and they are easily shared with friends and family.  When we have company over, I would much rather serve my guests a selection of different appetizers than to make a huge sit down meal.  I think that serving appetizers allows more room for mingling, wandering around and chatting, and just general socializing.  A big sit … [Read more...]

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

This seasoned potato recipe with yogurt dipping sauce was inspired by products I received to review at no charge however all opinions expressed here are my own. One of the things I love most about the holidays is the opportunity to get together with family and friends.  Whether it is a big Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas Eve gathering by the tree or a Saturday afternoon of watching football,  having family and friends around makes the season a happier one!  In my house, having guests over means that I must feed them.  Not … [Read more...]

Easy Appetizer Recipe: Blue Cheese and Bacon Dip

This easy appetizer recipe is completely unsponsored....just sharing my love of blue cheese and bacon!I went to a friend's birthday party this weekend and was asked to bring something to share with the rest of the group.  I love going places where I am asked to cook something...it gives me a chance to play around with new recipes and get other people's opinions of them.  This blue cheese and bacon dip seemed to be a big hit with my friends.  Blue cheese is not something my husband cares for so I don't buy it very often but I absolutely love … [Read more...]

Easy Mexican Corn Dip Recipe with Amaize Sweet Corn

This easy Mexican corn dip recipe is sponsored by Amaize sweet corn but all opinions expressed are my own.With summer at it's peak, I am thrilled to be seeing a vast array of seasonal produce arriving at the grocery store and farmer's markets. Even my back yard garden is starting to yield a few hot weather crops. (only a few but I keep my fingers crossed!) Corn, tomatoes and onions are all abundant and inexpensive this time of year and with the Fourth of July coming up tomorrow I was looking for creative recipes to bring to the neighborhood … [Read more...]

Zucchini and Parmesan Crescents Recipe

I absolutely love zucchini.  I can't seem to grow it in my garden to save my life but thankfully it is incredibly abundant during the summer farmer's markets.  My children and husband, however, dislike zucchini immensely.  It drives me NUTS and I am constantly trying to find ways to sneak zucchini into my meals without a huge amount of complaining.  Who doesn't like zucchini, right?  Anyhow, I make a crab puff using pie crust and decided to see if I could create a zucchini puff instead.  I made a few variations but my husband absolutely loved … [Read more...]