Appetizers & Snacks

  1. Naturally Sweeten Meals with Food From Your Spring Harvest

    Naturally Sweeten Meals with Food From Your Spring Harvest

    Fresh Fruits And Vegetables Many of us are raised to believe sugar is the key to success when making a dessert at home. Without it, we're told, the flavor will be too bland for anyone's palate. This has designated...

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  2. 3 Tasty Holiday Bacon Appetizers

    3 Tasty Holiday Bacon Appetizers

    Here are three great options for tasty bacon appetizers to turn your holiday into a hit. 1. Bacon-Tomato Dip Dip is always a popular appetizer for parties. It can be used for all sorts of types of potato chips....

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  3. Lavender Recipes: Quince Paste

    Lavender Recipes: Quince Paste

    Quince Paste Anyone familiar with edible flowers may already cook creatively with lavender. This herb is a highly versatile ingredient used since the Middle Ages for meat and dessert dishes, as well as aromatherapy. Lavender pairs well with sweets..

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  4. Spotlight on Awesome, Applewood Smoked Pork

    Spotlight on Awesome, Applewood Smoked Pork

    Smoked Pork Sausages and Bacon Let’s face it. There are a lot of different woods that can be used to smoke bacon for holiday appetizers. Unfortunately, some of them just don’t do a slab of pork justice. Instead of leaving a...

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  5. Oktoberfest More than Beer and Pretzels

    Oktoberfest More than Beer and Pretzels

      Oktoberfest – The Tradition Continues It is time to host another favorite fall event, Oktoberfest. The crispness of the days is upon us and this means a final outdoor party to celebrate the harvest along with some beer.  ...

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  6. A Beginner's Guide To Ancient Grains-Spelt

    A Beginner's Guide To Ancient Grains-Spelt

    Spelt Ancient grains are all the rage and for good reason. These nutrient-dense grains and seeds have been dietary staples the world over for centuries. The different types, tastes and textures offer home cooks an opportunity to change up family...

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  7. 5 Tailgating Tools to Make Your Pre-Game Cook-Off a Consistent Winner

    Whether you're hanging out with family members before the big game or taking in a concert with a group of friends, tailgating adds festive flair to any event, occasion, or activity. One of America's most beloved pastimes, tailgating can...

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  8. 3 Homemade Nut Butters with a Twist

    3 Homemade Nut Butters with a Twist

    Espresso Almond Butter Peanut butter is one of the mainstays of American food, whether it be a simple PB&J sandwich, or peanut butter tinged cookies and candies. Originating as a way for toothless individuals to acquire protein, it is...

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  9. Meatless Monday - Remake of Sloppy Joe's

    Meatless Monday - Remake of Sloppy Joe's

    Vegetarian Sloppy Joe’s This week’s recipe was shared by my sweet baby brother as he has become known. He has embraced my new lifestyle and is working with his wife to create a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits....

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  10. Meatless Monday - Another Dip

    Meatless Monday - Another Dip

    I love when my friends make suggestions of new recipes to try. They always know I will follow the directions the first go-around, and will adapt as I see necessary.  You will see my adaptions within this recipe. This...

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