Edible Veggie Cups with Dip

Here is another fun little yummy we did for the baptism luncheon, these edible veggie cups.  I used both cucumbers and zucchini from my garden for the cups.  All you do is cut the zucchini or cucumbers into 1 1/2″ – 2″ chunks, take a melon ball scoop and make an indentation in each cup, … Continue reading

Caprese Salad Bites

My friend Alisha and I are embarking on a little catering adventure and our first gig was doing a buffet luncheon for our friend Diana’s daughter Morgan’s baptism.  This was one of the nibbles we put together for it and apparently they were a hit, can’t imagine why!  🙂 2 pounds grape tomatoes 2 pounds … Continue reading

Star Wars Dinner

My daughter Courtney and her husband Jaren had not seen the new Star Wars movie so after I bought it at Target I called to see if they wanted to come over to watch it and then decided to make a Star Wars dinner to go along with the movie. Up first we had Vader … Continue reading

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa

First post from our Cinco de Mayo feast last night.  I could not stop eating this stuff, it was so good!  It’s a Betty Crocker recipe. 1 (11.8 oz) bag Green Giant Seasoned Steamers frozen honey roasted sweet corn 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup (1 small) Roma tomato, chopped … Continue reading

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip

Made this easy and, according to Bob, yummy dip for a neighborhood party the other night.  The recipe comes from “Damn Delicious”.  It must have been yummy because when I went to pick up my dishes, it was almost totally gone, there was just a tiny scoop left for Bob to try and I even … Continue reading

Easy Cheese Ball

Bob wanted a cheese ball for Christmas day so when we got to WinCo I went looking for one and of course they were all gone so I googled “Easy Cheese Ball” and this one came up.  It certainly was easy.  I haven’t had any, cheese balls really aren’t my thing, but Bob said it … Continue reading

Almond Mint Pesto

Since Bob loved the mint pesto so much, I thought I’d experiment with some other recipes and give him a variety so here is mint pesto #2.  This one comes from Good Housekeeping. 2 cups mint 2 tablespoons roasted salted almonds 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice … Continue reading

Mint Pesto

I planted 1 mint plant in my garden and it is huge!  So I’ve been looking for ways to use the mint and discovered that you can make pesto with mint so I thought I’d give it a try since everyone around here loves the basil pesto.  I took one bite and thought I was … Continue reading

Cocoa Nut Almond Butter

I got a new Twister Jar for my Blendtec blender.  The twister jar is designed to blend thicker recipes, such as this nut butter.  This recipe comes from the cookbook that came with the twister jar.  I’m thinking if you have a heavy duty blender or food processor then you could make some nut butter … Continue reading