Roast Beef Crostini with Horseradish Blue Cheese Sauce

Roast beef crostini with horseradish and blue cheese sauce starts with toasted baguette rounds (see my recipe for homemade baguettes if you’d like to try making your own). The rounds are topped with deli roast beef (making this super quick to put together) that has been marinated in garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepperContinue reading “Roast Beef Crostini with Horseradish Blue Cheese Sauce”

Fried Olives with Garlic Aioli

This is another appetizer I had seen around online and really been wanting to try. I completely love all kinds of olives and adding a crunchy coating and garlic dip sounded great. Fried olives with garlic aioli is a super quick and easy appetizer that has everything you want – salt, crunch, creamy garlic dipContinue reading “Fried Olives with Garlic Aioli”

Phyllo Wrapped Baked Feta with Honey and Sesame

These phyllo wrapped baked feta bites are one of a few recipes I tried out for Christmas Eve this year. These were easy to make and we really liked them. They are flaky and buttery and cheesy and slightly sweet. A fantastic combo. You can buy frozen phyllo dough in the freezer section of theContinue reading “Phyllo Wrapped Baked Feta with Honey and Sesame”

Roasted Garlic Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives

These roasted garlic deviled eggs with bacon and chives are a fun and fancy twist on regular deviled eggs. My family loves deviled eggs, especially if the filling is a little heavy on the vinegar, and I’ve made them often throughout my kids lives. They are a great snack since they are packed with soContinue reading “Roasted Garlic Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Chives”

Twice Baked Potatoes

I don’t make twice baked potatoes often, but whenever I do I wonder why I waited so long. These crispy potato skins are filled with cooked potato combined with cheese, sour cream, scallions and bacon and then baked again to get nice browning on the top. They are SO yummy. There are a few littleContinue reading “Twice Baked Potatoes”

Garlic Parmesan Saltines

I do not think I can convey how totally addicting these garlic parmesan saltines are! They look very unassuming, but they are an awesome snack. If you want to make my Christmas crack, and you have saltines left over, this is what you should use them for. These crackers couldn’t be simpler to make. PlaceContinue reading “Garlic Parmesan Saltines”

Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice

I have been wanting to try this Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice recipe forever. It comes from the Cooking with Cocktail Rings website. I have seen a few of her videos and the variations of crispy rice dishes all look so appealing. Sort of like sushi with a crunch. This recipe doesn’t use anyContinue reading “Spicy Shrimp Salad with Crispy Rice”

Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage is a Japanese type of fried chicken. Small, bite sized pieces of chicken thighs or chicken breasts are marinated for a few hours in soy sauce, garlic and ginger. They are then coated in a mixture of flour and potato or corn starch and deep fried. Karaage Chicken is typically served with lemon wedges,Continue reading “Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)”

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Cheeseburger quesadillas are a great quick weeknight meal when you don’t want to spend more than 20 minutes or so on dinner. I love to make a big complicated recipe a lot of the time, because I truly enjoy cooking. But there are still some days where I just want it to be as fastContinue reading “Cheeseburger Quesadillas”