Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip

As mentioned in my Chicken Balsamico post, I have some amazing balsamic and garlic oil that my mom sent from Michigan and my kids had been asking to have it with some homemade bread, so I made some fresh baguettes and this garlic balsamic olive oil dip to have with a charcuterie board. This dipContinue reading “Garlic Balsamic Olive Oil Dip”

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These Asian turkey lettuce wraps are a quick, easy and delicious weeknight meal. These are super good for you, and you can customize the veggies and sauce to your tastes. I used ground turkey breast for these, but you can also use ground turkey or chicken or pork. The filling consists of the meat, garlic,Continue reading “Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps”

My Favorite Homemade Hummus

I know you might wonder why you should bother making hummus at home, when there are a million different kinds you can buy at the grocery store. This homemade hummus is so smooth and creamy and you can adjust the seasoning to your liking or add any flavors you want to it. I love itContinue reading “My Favorite Homemade Hummus”

Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice

This recipe is a variation on the Spicy Shrimp Crispy Rice (link to buy eel sauce in that post) I made a while ago from Cooking with Cocktail Rings (which has gorgeous food pics btw). This version uses the same technique to make a crispy rice base, but tops it with spicy tuna topping insteadContinue reading “Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice”

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”