Fancy Chex Mix

I love Chex Mix, but I don’t love some of the ingredients, so I came up with my Fancy Chex Mix recipe with only ingredients that I love. You are welcome to substitute with ingredients that you like (just substitute cup for cup so that you will have the right amount of seasoning for your […]

Hotter Than Hot Sausage Cheese Dip

Sausage cheese dip is the perfect dip to serve for the big game – football or poker! Beware this dip is HOT! HOT! HOT! with habanero peppers.

St-Rémy Signature Home for the Holidays Cocktail Kit

Looking for a fabulous gift for the cocktail lover in your life? This holiday season, St-Rémy Signature is introducing the limited-edition Home for the Holidays Cocktail Kit and it is a sparkling gift for anyone who enjoys a fabulous cocktail. This kit is overflowing with the fixings for an Old Fashioned made with this lovely […]

Gluten-free Caramelized Onion Dip

It’s important that everyone enjoys your party – even the folks who are on a gluten-free diet. They will love my Gluten-free Caramelized Onion Dip – and you will too!

Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus) Chili Margarita Mocktail & Prosciutto Pepper Poppers

Flor de Jamaica (Hibiscus) Chili Margarita Mocktail, recipe compliments of Chef Carla Contreras, combines the luscious flavors of hibiscus (tart, floral and fruity flavor similiar to cranberries or pomegranate with ginger root and jalapeno to add heat and spiciness in this on-the-rocks margarita. Find the recipe HERE. Jalapeno Pepper Poppers are a wonderful appetizer to […]

White Cheddar Cheese Queso

Looking for a really tasty dip to serve with chips at your next casual get together with friends? My White Cheddar Cheese Queso takes white cheese dip up a notch. And it is SO EASY! You can top my queso with cooked and crumbled chorizo, finely chopped green onions or finely chopped jalapenos and tomatoes.

Buttermilk Cream Biscuits – tiny biscuits to fill with Smithfield Ham

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s a good idea to have several “go to” appetizers ready to serve your guests. One of my favorites is ham biscuits because everyone loves them! (Plus they are delicious served with champagne or hard apple cider.) The traditional ham biscuit is a tiny biscuit (1 1/2 inch) with butter […]

Prosciutto & Gruyere Palmiers

I love to serve palmiers at my cocktail parties because they are so easy to make and they are the perfect accompaniment to sparkling wine. Be sure to use Dufour’s puff pastry to make palmiers. Dufour’s frozen puff pastry is made with butter while other brands are made with vegetable oil. Makes a huge quality […]

The Kitchin Restaurant

The Kitchin in Edinburgh, Scotland is absolutely magical, a Michelin Star restaurant. My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at this acclaimed eatery. Upon our arrival we received a personalized “Happy Anniversary” card from the owner and executive chef, Tom Kitchin. Tom became Scotland’s youngest Michelin Starred Chef-Proprietor, having achieved the accolade when […]

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