Quick Potstickers with Dipping Sauce

Potstickers are an easy appetizer or main dish. Dress them up with this homemade dipping sauce that comes together in minutes.

Cheddar Coins – aka Homemade Cheez Its

stack of cheddar cracker coins on white plate

Like boxed cheddar crackers? You’ll love these healthier homemade cheez its. Made with sharp cheddar cheese and a little whole wheat flour your snacking time just got a whole lot better. I think I have done it. I didn’t think it would really turn out like I hoped. But, it did. Yes, yes, it did. […]

Try Cactus Salsa for a Unique Party Appetizer

bowl of cactus with salsa ingredients unmixed

Cactus Salsa isn’t one of the most common party appetizers you’ll find, but it’s super delicious, fresh, and easy to make. The holiday season is rich in guilt-inducing foods. That’s a loaded statement, right there. But, no matter what you think about our diet culture today, chances are at some point in time you’ve felt […]

Brie Baked in a Bread Bowl is a Must-Make!

Brie baked in a bread bowl gets gooey and melty and utterly delicious.  It makes for a fantastic appetizer or party dish with very little work. Years ago I edited a small community fundraiser cookbook. I had a newborn baby and had taken a sabbatical from my job teaching high school. Who knew that it […]

How to Make a Relish Tray Just Like Mom’s

table set with drinks candle and relish tray

A relish tray is a great dish to add to the appetizer or dinner table. My mom’s recipe is super simple with veggies, olives, and pickles. Holiday appetizers can get so complicated. We fool ourselves into thinking that we need to make a big froofroo spread before the bigger froofroo spread we call the holiday […]

How to Make Hot Cocoa from Scratch

hot cocoa in red mugs on tray with toppings

Morning hot cocoa is only about five minutes away and contains just five ingredients. Enjoy a hot cup of this easy, affordable chocolatey goodness. Full day of skiing and sledding? Camping trip? Just a cozy day at home? A hot chocolatey drink is just the ticket on many a day. When we want a sweet, […]

Easy Appetizers that Won’t Break the Bank

Appetizers are a fantastic way to start a meal whether it’s a regular night at home or if you’re entertaining friends. Try one of these easy appetizers that are perfect for all occasions and easy on the wallet. Summer vacations are rolling to a close. While some of us have been back to school for […]

Homemade Onion Dip with Just 4 Ingredients (no mix!)

hand dipping potato chip in onion dip

Onion Dip is a great feature on your appetizer table at the holidays, parties, and other get-togethers. This recipe will help you make Sour Cream Onion Dip easily and without any packaged soup mix. Everyone loves a good dip. Am I right? Dips make football games more exiting. Dips make backyard BBQs more fun. Dips […]