These spicy crackers are a great appetizer for a party. They pair perfectly with adult beverages. Be careful, they are habit forming! Firecrackers 1 tablespoon Mexican hot chili powder2 tablespoons red chili flakes1/2 cup canola oil1 ounce envelope ranch salad … Continue reading

S’mores Ball Spooky Skull

Delight your family with a spooky treat this Halloween. Dip graham cracker sticks and apple slices into this S’mores flavored peanut butter cream cheese ball shaped and decorated like a spooky skull!  S’mores Ball Spooky Skull8 ounces full fat cream … Continue reading

Grilled Peaches with Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Honey

Grilled peaches are the perfect side dish for grilled meat, pork or chicken adding just a touch of sweetness. They can also be served as an appetizer. I love that you can make something that looks and tastes spectacular in … Continue reading

Napa Valley Deviled Eggs

Napa Valley Deviled Eggs 6 hard-boiled eggs4 tablespoons full fat mayonnaise1 teaspoon Dijon mustard⅛ teaspoon kosher salt1 ½ tablespoons drained sweet pickle relish2 tablespoons celery, ¼-inch dice Place 6 eggs in a single layer in a large stockpot. Add 2 … Continue reading

Marinated Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce and Old Bay Crackers

My daughter called me with a crisis.  It rained where she lives in Oakland California (it hardly ever rains there) and ants, which decided to move in to avoid the wet weather, had invaded her. Now when I say “invasion” I’m … Continue reading

Lana’s Jalapeño Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip is a huge hit in West Tennessee. The recipe comes from my super talented friend, Lana Robison, who lives in Bartlett, Tennessee. Lana says it tastes like restaurant jalapeno poppers but you don’t have to stuff, bread … Continue reading

Fruit Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

During the holidays, most appetizers are heavy and full of cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese. I like to contrast heavy appetizers with a light one made with fresh fruit.  Mixed fruit is cut into smaller, bite sized pieces and a … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Cups

It’s tailgating time in East Tennessee! Get your game day gear on and cozy into these yummy appetizers. These one bite wonders are packed with flavor and less messy than traditional dips. Be careful though, they’re addictive! Before you know … Continue reading