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

Salsa

Doc and I love Mexican food. Chips and salsa are our favorite. You won’t believe how easy salsa is to make! Salsa 28 ounce can whole tomatoes with juice 7 ounces pickled jalapeño nacho slices, drained and juice reserved 1 … Continue reading

Ham and Swiss Cheese Party Rolls

Ham and Swiss Cheese Party Rolls One (12 count) package dinner rolls (I use Sara Lee Artsano bakery rolls)8 ounces smoked deli ham6 slices baby swiss cheese1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon Grey Poupon … Continue reading