Bacon Artichoke Pinwheels

With crispy bacon, fresh herbs, and the Mediterranean flavors of artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives, these delightful little cream cheese pinwheels are a crowd pleaser. I first made these delicious tortilla roll-ups for happy hour at the lake with my mom. I loved them so much and wanted to blog them but I didn’t measure…

Loaded Guacamole

I made this on a Saturday night and said to my dog, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” The next night my mom came over and ate leftovers and said, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” So there you have it. Keep reading if you want to make the best guacamole…

The Best Beef Queso

My friend Jason makes the best queso I’ve ever had. Trust me, I’m Texan. Just look at it. Don’t you want to jump in and swim around?! He was kind enough to share his recipe with me so I could share it with all of you! It’s beefy, it’s cheesy, and it’s easy to make….

Super Bowl Snacks

Excited for the big game? Me too, because I love any excuse to eat a bunch of appetizers for dinner! Here are some of my favorite hearty snacks for the Super Bowl. Buffalo Chicken Dip My mom’s famous buffalo chicken dip! Get the recipe here. Chicken Wings The most delicious baked wings ever! Get the…

Best Ever Cheese Fondue

I don’t want to oversell it, but this is the best fondue recipe ever. I’m a huge fan of fondue. Honestly it’s probably one of the first things I learned how to cook! I had many fondue parties in college even. I’ve been to countless fondue restaurants and I’ve made so many different dishes but…

How to Poach Shrimp

Your life will be changed when you start poaching shrimp. Besides grilling, this is hands down my favorite way to cook shrimp. It’s so fool-proof and you get the JUICIEST shrimp imaginable. I love that you can get such high quality frozen shrimp. I always have frozen raw, deveined, peeled shrimp in my freezer. If…

Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a fast holiday appetizer? You’ve come to the right place! This is the perfect use for leftover cranberry sauce. This tasty starter is just THREE ingredients and is sure to impress. This recipe is similar to my Cranberry Brie Bites but instead of individual appetizers, this is one large wheel of brie baked…

Provençal Ratatouille

Today for Travel Tuesday we’re heading to France. Disney made a particularly artsy version of ratatouille famous but the original dish is much more rustic. Ratatouille originated in Provence, specifically in Nice, and is much more like a stew than the famous dish Americans recognize. Ratatouille is very simple to make and could not be…

Cheese Sauce

This is the perfect cheese sauce for dipping pretzels, bread, or even drizzling over tortillas for nachos! My dear friend Candy sent me a box of fresh pretzels from the east coast – an Oktoberfest surprise, she said – and I just had to make a delicious cheese sauce to go with them. My mom…