How to Make an Easy Veggie Tray

vegetable tray with cucumbers

Purchased vegetable trays are convenient, but they can be costly. Here’s all you need to create a super easy veggie tray and save money. OK, you’re taking a dish to a potluck and you’ve been assigned “the veggie tray.” You could just pick up one of the many vegetable platters available in the produce section […]

25 Great Game Day Appetizers

zucchini fritters on tasting plates

Football is foodball in my book. Game day appetizers are so yummy, I could eat them all the time, even if I didn’t even like the game! Try these apps for your next game day. I confess. I’m not really a football fan. But my husband is. Me, I’m just here for the food. Football, or […]

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon & Greens

three stuffed mushrooms on plate with platter of mushrooms in background

Enjoy a flavorful appetizer with this easy stuffed mushrooms recipe. Bacon, greens, and cheese make the humble mushroom amazing! They say that it’s good luck to eat greens on New Year’s. This was not something I grew up knowing. I learned it in my late 30s because: I did not grow up eating “greens.” My […]

Easy Jalapeno Poppers with Rice and Bacon

Enjoy the classic jalapeno poppers appetizers without getting flamed by the heat. In this easy jalapeno poppers recipe, rice and dairy tame the flames, while bacon keeps it flavorful. I love, love, LOVE jalapeno poppers. They are the ultimate game day food or addition to your New Year’s feasting. They’re easy to make, take just a […]

Crispy Chicken Patties

Chicken Patties on white platter

Ready for a fun and flavorful dinner? Cook up a batch of fried Chicken Patties. Better than any chicken nuggets, they make a hearty main dish protein or a tasty filler for sandwiches. You know how some meals just seem more fun than others? One doesn’t look forward to an “experience” when served a bologna […]

The Ploughman’s Lunch, a very British Snacky Lunch

plate of meats, cheeses, egg, fruit, and pickle

The Ploughman’s Lunch, aka Ploughman’s, is the UK version of the Snacky Lunch. What was once a laborer’s meal now looks like a very posh cheese and meat platter. Make your own at home for less! You’re looking for an easy, no-cook meal but you want it to feel a little special. You’re tired of […]

Small Batch English Pickle Recipe for American Kitchens

Jams, jellies, and other spreads offer great flavor to sandwiches, toast, and appetizers. This Small Batch English Pickle recipe is tangy and sweet, a welcome change to the preserves you usually serve. And it’s made with pantry staples, common to American kitchens, making it easy to whip up a batch anytime. Do you ever go […]

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 the end of summer and easy on the wallet.     Summer vacations are rolling to a close. While some of us have been […]