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Ingredient: Onion Powder

Hissy Fit Dip

You should stop what you’re doing right now and make my Hissy Fit Dip. Don’t let the name scare you. The only thing about this luscious, creamy, party favorite that will actually cause a “hissy fit” is only getting one bite!   I love the excitement that hits in August each year as football season gets underway, well, at least all the wonderful party food and tailgating the fall brings with those rabid fans. It does make me sad, though, to see so many amazing dishes only grace a table if there’s an impending kick-off.  This recipe is a...

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Cranberry Meatballs

Nothing says “winter” quite like cranberry sauce. I have such great memories of my mother concocting awesome dishes from regular old cranberry sauce when I was younger. Now that I have a kitchen of my own, making up holiday cranberry sauce dishes is a great joy. I feel like cranberry sauce is sort of like if “warm and cozy” became a food. This winter, I want to share a great way I’ve found to serve cranberry sauce: cranberry meatballs. This is the best cocktail meatball recipe I have found. These cranberry meatballs are always a huge hit when I...

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Enchilada Sauce

This homemade enchilada sauce takes 5 minutes to make and produces a thick, rich, delicious sauce that’s so much better than anything you can buy in a can. Homemade Enchilada Sauce……. Seriously? Why bother. It’s so much easier to buy it in a can…. Really? Or so I used to think! Well, I’m here to to tell ya friends, it’s really not at all easier. You can have an authentic enchilada sauce with much less effort and time than it takes for you to drive to the market, wait in cashier’s line, and drive home and open the can. Wait! How...

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The Best Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese is truly one of my all-time favorite dips. Well, actually, it’s a favorite for the whole family. We can go through gallons of this stuff! When friends try this recipe, they always ask for the recipe. Now it’s often referred to as, “That Amazing Cheese Dip Thing You Make”!  LOL!!! Little do they know that this seemingly humble appetizer is actually a Southern delicacy! This recipe is one my family has been making as long as I can remember. For me, it has just the right combination of cheeses, pimentos and spices. It’s Classic Pimento Cheese and...

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Shrimp Salad Toasts

These simple, little Shrimp Salad Toasts have been a favorite of mine for years.  I love this type of old fashioned little appetizer.  The recipe comes from my dear friends Craig and Kelley.  They serve them at family barbecues and everyone would fight over who would get the last one! If you are pinched for time you can serve the Shrimp Salad in a bowl and serve the crostini’s on the...

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