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Great Apps for Summertime Get-Togethers

Summer Apps

Enjoy this summer line-up of easy and delicious appetizers to add a little extra something special to your summertime get-togethers.   Now’s the perfect time to be thinking of fun and easy appetizers. With graduations, baby and bridal showers, BBQs, pool parties, and Father’s Day approaching, it’s in your best interests to have a repertoire […]

Escalivada

Escalivada in pan trim

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with this easy Escalivada, chock full of eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, and peppers, drizzled with olive oil.

Our New Year’s Eve Tradition: A Kid-Made Snacky Dinner

New Years Appetizers that Kids Can Make

Ready to rock it on New Year’s Eve? Try out our family’s tradition with New Year’s Eve appetizers that kids can make. For as long as I can remember, our supper on New Year’s Eve has been a variety of appetizers accompanied by fizzy drinks. As a mom with lots of littles it was an […]

Three Easy Last Minute Holiday Appetizers

3 Easy Last-Minute Holiday Appetizers

Run out of time? Need a last-minute appetizer to serve guests or take to a pot luck? Check out these three winners. As I mentioned on Monday, appetizers can easily make a meal. They are also an easy thing for you to bring to a holiday potluck without a lot of hassle and expense. If […]

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner

The Ultimate Snacky Dinner

Serve up a snacky dinner for a quick and easy meal that can still feel special. The Snacky Dinner has long been a part of our family’s food culture. I remember when our kids were all under nine years old. Yes, really. We had five children and were living in our four bedroom home in […]

Tomato Bruschetta with Herbes de Provence

Tomato Bruschetta

This simple tomato bruschetta comes together quickly and easily. It’s economical and delicious, the perfect combination for your next company meal. So, bruschetta is probably one of my favorite appetizers to make. It’s like the Italian cousin of Mexico’s salsa. Only it’s cheaper to make and just as tasty. Plus, it goes nicely with red wine. […]

Easy and Elegant Thanksgiving Day Appetizers

Easy Elegant Appetizers

Have a selection of appetizers on hand for your family and guests on Thanksgiving so no one gets hangry! I don’t know about you, but it’s rare that I have a meal ready when I think I will. I might invite guests over for dinner at 6, but it may actually be 7 before we […]

9 Homemade Dips that Are Healthier & Cheaper

9 Dips Cheaper and Better

Make your own dips this football season. They’ll be cheaper and healthier. And taste way better. I am a dipper. Totally. Ever since I was a little girl, chips and dip have made my eyes light up. Doesn’t matter what kind: sour cream and onion, guacamole, 7-layer dip, even Cactus Dip! Yep, I ate weird […]

Give Day-Old Bread New Life

Save Money on Groceries - Buy Day Old Bread | Good Cheap Eats

Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes! Bread is expensive, particularly if you want quality bread with few preservatives and additives. Since Trader Joe’s changed their distributor, my favorite Harvest Whole Wheat Bread is now off our radar. The replacement is, in a word, unsatisfactory. It’s been […]

Olive Bruschetta and Elegant Afternoon Snacks

Olive Bruschettta

This post is sponsored by California Ripe Olives and Kitchen Play. This olive bruschetta is utter deliciousness! It’s the perfect summertime snack and a must-make for your next party. As I type, I’ve just returned from the airport where I dropped off my friend Amy. Amy is a wine blogger and world traveler. She was […]